Policies and Procedures

Monument benches are permitted under the following conditions: A separate plot must be purchased for the bench, perpetual care must be purchased on the plot, the bench and monument must be made of compatible material, and a proper foundation must be installed.

Funeral arrangements are made through your chosen funeral home, whom will coordinate burial needs with our caretaker. It is necessary to own or purchase a cemetery plot before or at time of burial. Purchase of Perpetual Care is mandatory at or before time of burial. 
Please contact our caretaker for a complete list of burial expenses and related cemetery fees.

Burials are limited to persons of the Jewish faith in accordance with Jewish Halacha tradition.

Agudas Achim Cemetery is open six days a week and closed on Saturday, during Sabbath, and for appropriate holidays.  Regular office hours are not observed on site. Voice mail has been set up for incoming calls to the Cemetery office and all calls are returned at the convenience of our Caretaker.

To make our cemetery safe and uniform with other are a Jewish cemeteries, all existing concrete borders will be removed over time from graves in the cemetery. New concrete borders will not be permitted or installed.

Cremation burials are not permitted at Agudas Achim in accordance with Jewish Halacha tradition.

Please contact our caretaker directly (and monument dealer) to inform of a scheduled monument dedication. A minimum of 30 days notice is requested. Coordination of stone placement for dedication services is a responsibility shared by monument company representatives and the family. Families may bring a white sheet covering for use in the unveiling, if desired.

All family contacts will be offered annual flower care through our Caretaker, based on contact information on file. Flowers are selected for each site, based on soil and weather conditions and care includes flowers, planting, weeding, watering throughout the season, and removal of flowers in the Fall. If you’d like to update our contact information or obtain a summary of flower care options and prices, please contact our Caretaker directly via [email protected]

Cemetery plots can be purchased at a cost of $1,150 per grave site. A discount is provided when eight or more plots are purchase. All burials must be in accordance with Jewish Halacha tradition. Please contact our caretaker for a map of available sites locations and/or to schedule a viewing.

To purchase a monument, or an inscription for an existing stone, our caretaker will be happy to refer a local monument company. 
The height of a headstone is limited to 48” and not to exceed the width of 42” (single) or 96” (double). Larger monuments must be reinforced with a steel doweling; binding the base to the monument and require an extra fee to be accessed. Please contact our caretaker, as needed.

Our Caretaker will install all monument foundations, as ordered through a monument company of your choice.
If a foundation is not level or needs to be replaced, please contact our Caretaker to discuss necessary arrangements.
A cost of $1.20 per sq. inch will be charged for all foundation orders, with a minimum order of $135.
In addition, the following Cemetery permit fees will be accessed;
  $75 Single Marker;
  $100 Double, Flush, Bevel, Slant, Monument;
  $125 Bench.
Foundation orders to be completed by Caretaker within 90 days of receipt of order and payment, as received from a licensed monument dealer. An increased fee may be accessed for ‘rush’ orders, as requested by the family. Appropriate payment to accompany all orders. Placement of headstone on poured foundation is shared responsibility with monument company and family.

To maintain upkeep of graves in the cemetery, perpetual care is mandatory on all graces. We require a minimum purchase of ½ Moon PC at time of burial. Care upgrades may be purchased at any time. Cost to upgrade is determined by amount of care desired less cost of existing care or cost paid for existing care. The following care options are offered and includes perennial plant(s), fresh sod, along with maintenance of grave plot and surrounding areas.
  ½ Moon PC @ $2,200
  Full Grave PC @ $4,500

To maintain grave upkeep, all grave plantings (e.g. annual  and perennials) must be ordered through and planted by our caretaker. Unauthorized plantings will be removed and discarded without notice.

No religious symbols other than those generally recognized as traditionally Jewish are permitted on a grave site, monument, or hearse.

Please respect those buried at Agudas Achim Cemetery and refrain from walking on the graves. Walking paths are provided in between each row of graves. We appreciate your consideration.

On-site restrooms will be open and accessible during funerals, dedications (when informed of service), when our Caretaker is on premises and as pre-arranged. Please contact our Caretaker for code to the restrooms, if you will be on site at another time.

For safety purposes, we request no glass pots, vases, or containers be placed on or around grave sites. All such items will be removed and discarded.

For religious reasons, vaults are discouraged. If desired, a $500 fee will be assessed for placement and if then, vault must have holes in the bottom and be made of material to allow deterioration.