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Funeral Arrangements

Funeral Arrangements

When Death Occurs: Immediate Steps

Call Rabbi Hillel
If you are with a loved-one during or after their final moments, call Rabbi Hillel Lavery-Yisraeli for immediate assistance at 905-966-0960. Rabbi Hillel can guide you through all the necessary next steps.

Call United Hebrew Memorial Chapel
Call Dan Levy of the United Hebrew Memorial Chapel at 905-815-3262 to arrange for proper care of the deceased. If a death occurs in a hospital, their staff can make this call for you. 
Set time and place of the funeral with the United Hebrew Memorial Chapel. The funeral is usually held at 28 Ewen Road or at graveside.

Prepare the obituary 
Rabbi Hillel can assist you with the wording. Items to consider including are: age, place of birth, cause of death, occupation, education, memberships in organizations, military service or other noteworthy achievements. List survivors in the immediate family. Give the time and place of the funeral. Suggest where memorial contributions may be made.

Choose the pallbearers
Six people who can carry the casket are needed. It is customary not to appoint immediate family members as pallbearers. You may choose up to an additional four people to serve as honorary pallbearers. It is also customary to arrange for one person to act as a shomer, who would accompany the deceased from the funeral home to the cemetery. 

Beth Jacob Cemeteries

Beth Jacob Synagogue has two cemeteries:

  • The original cemetery at 1250 Snake Road, Burlington, and
  • The Stanley Sobel Cemetery, located at 1400 Snake Road, just beyond the old Beth Jacob Cemetery.

Please note: we have been told that the GPS is not entirely accurate and it takes you to 1400 Snake Road (Stanley Sobel) whether you put in 1250 or 1400 Snake Road.

Burial rights are extended to members in good standing.

Please contact Rabbi Hillel Lavery-Yisraeli at r.hillel@bethjacobsynagogue.ca if you require any further information.

Cemetery Hours

Summer:
Sunday through Thursday: 8am to 8pm
Friday: 8am to 4pm
Saturday: Closed

Winter
Sunday through Thursday: 8am to 6pm
Friday: 8am to 3pm
Saturday: Closed

Closed all holidays