BURIAL HEADSTONEWhom should I contact to arrange a burial?

Please contact either of these individuals:

Marc Bragin, Jewish Chaplain
Director, Kenyon College Hillel
740-427-5228 (office)
740-504-8312 (cell)
braginm@kenyon.edu

Howard Sacks, Chair
Jewish Cemetery Society
740-427-5850 (office)
740-427-4875 (home)
jcsknoxcounty@gmail.com

Which funeral homes can assist me with arrangements?

In Mount Vernon, Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home is not practiced in Jewish funeral traditions but can provide basic Jewish funeral arrangements.

Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home
201 Newark Road
Mount Vernon, OH 43050
(740) 393-1076
knox@snyderfuneralhomes.com
http://www.snyderfuneralhomes.com/locations/mtvernon_dowds.phtml

In Columbus, Epstein Memorial Chapel practices Jewish funeral traditions and customs.

Epstein Memorial Chapel
3232 East Main Street
Columbus, Oh 43213
(614) 235-3232
http://www.epsteinmemorialchapel.com/

JCS has met with representatives from both of these facilities, and they are familiar with our cemetery.

Who can officiate at the ceremony?

In Knox County, Kenyon’s Jewish chaplain Marc Bragin can officiate. Epstein’s can arrange for a rabbi from Columbus.

Where can I hold a reception locally following the burial?

The cemetery is adjacent to Quarry Chapel, a lovely nineteenth-century church that has been deconsecrated and is available for private functions.

Friends of the Quarry Chapel
P.O. Box 849
Gambier, OH 43022
http://www.quarrychapel.com/_index.php

Kenyon College has various facilities that are available on a limited basis.

Fred Linger, Manager of Business Services
Kenyon College
Gambier, OH 43022
(740) 427-5997
lingerf@kenyon.edu
http://www.kenyon.edu/

Where can I find information on Jewish funeral traditions?

Burial practices vary among the branches of Judaism. The following sites provide information on common traditions and customs in Judaism and among interfaith families:

General information on Jewish burial customs:
http://www.jewishfederations.org/funeral-customs.aspx
http://www.funeralwise.com/customs/jewish
http://www.jewish-funeral-guide.com/tradition/funeral-customs.htm
http://judeangardens.com/faq.html

Burial practices in Orthodox Judaism:
http://www.funeralwise.com/customs/jewish/orthodox
http://www.orthodox-jews.com/jewish-funeral-traditions.html

Burial practices in Conservative Judaism:
http://www.uscj.org/JewishLivingandLearning/Lifecycle/JewishFuneralPractice/GuidetoJewishFuneralPractice.aspx

Burial Practices in Reform Judaism:
http://www.reformjudaism.org/what-expect-jewish-funeral

Burial practices in Reconstructionist Judaism:
http://www.funeralwise.com/customs/jewish/reconstructionist
http://oldwww.adatshalom.net/funeral_practices.pdf

Burial practices among interfaith families:
http://www.interfaithfamily.com/life_cycle/death_and_mourning/Jewish_Burial_and_Mourning_Practice_for_Non-Jewish_Relatives.shtml

Where can I arrange for a headstone?

In Knox County, Ralston Art Memorial can create monuments according to your design.

Ralston Art Memorial
2374 Coshocton Avenue
Howard, OH 43028
(740) 599-6521
http://ralstonartmemorial.com/

In Columbus, several businesses have experience designing headstones for the Jewish community.

Columbus Art Memorial
766 Greenlawn Avenue
Columbus, OH 43223
(800) 582-0627
(614) 221-2726
http://www.columbusartmemorial.com/

Thompson-Plageman Memorials
1264 Williams Road
Columbus, OH 43207
(614) 492-8472

Modlich Monument
301 North Hague Avenue
Columbus, OH 43204
(614) 212-4521
http://modlich-monument.com/

How can I find a synagogue in the area?

Columbus
http://www.jewishcolumbus.org/page.aspx?id=196839

Mansfield (Reform)
http://www.emanueljacob.org/

Advertisements