Congregation Or Zarua owns and maintains a cemetery section at Beth El Cemetery in Washington Township, New Jersey. Beth El Cemetery is located approximately 10 miles north of the George Washington Bridge.
To see a rendering of the Or Zarua section of the cemetery, click here.
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Our plots are available for sale only to current Or Zarua members and for burial of persons of the Jewish faith. Our cemetery is attractively landscaped with trees and shrubbery at both ends and with a seating area in the middle. The graves themselves will be uniformly covered by grass, providing a serene and beautiful final resting place for loved ones, very much in accord with the aesthetic of our building and with Or Zarua's values. The headstone for each plot can be chosen by the owner. The cemetery is well maintained.
We urge our members to plan ahead by purchasing plots while your family is in good health. Waiting for the moment when the necessity of finding a place for burial finally occurs can be stressful and create unnecessary financial pressure for those families at a difficult time.
Current pricing is available through the Congregation's Executive Director, who can be reached in the Synagogue office by phone at 1-212-452-2310, Ext. 14.
IMPORTANT CLASSES AND UPCOMING EVENTS:
Weekly Talmud Class with Rabbi Bolton - The Passover Seder in the Talmud: Wednesdays at 7:30 - 9:00 pm
Weekly Siddur Class with Rabbi Bolton: Thursdays from 8:40 - 9:40 am, in the Library following minyan.
IDF Brigadier General Bentzi Gruber: Thursday, April 27, 2017, at 6:30 pm
Scholarly Shabbat in Honor of Yom Ha'Atzma'ut - Prof. Fred Lazin, Ben Gurion University: Saturday, April 29, 2017
Lag b'Omer - Havdallah, Music, and Zohar Study: Saturday, May 13, 2017, at 9:00 pm af
Annual Meeting: Tuesday, May 23, 2017, at 8:00 pm / Dinner on the roof at 6:30 pm
Tikkun Leyl Shavu'ot - Our Meaningful Megillot: Tuesday, May 30, 2017, at 8:30 pm after 8:00 pm Ma'ariv