Let's talk about a topic that often makes us uncomfortable: our mortality. It's something we all have to face eventually, and it's only natural to want to prepare in advance.
As Jews, our connection to the Land of Israel runs deep. It's not just about living there or how many times we've been fortunate enough to visit. No, it's a profound bond that transcends borders and time. That's why, when it comes to our final resting place, many of us dream of being buried in Israel, preferably Jerusalem.
This dream becomes even more powerful for those of us with children who have made Aliyah. We want to ensure that our descendants will be able to visit our graves and feel that connection to their heritage.
That's where the Jerusalem Burial Society comes in. We are the largest burial society in Jerusalem and the second-largest in all of Israel. For 80 years, our society has been providing support to grieving families, guiding them through the most difficult moments with compassion and understanding.
What sets the Jerusalem Burial Society apart is our commitment to honoring individual wishes while staying within the boundaries of Jewish law. We offer a range of options and price ranges for burial on the centrally located Har Hamenuchot. At first many prefer the traditional, open-air graves, however, there are now other, no less relevant options.
The groundbreaking Hallowed Halls of Eternal Life project is the first of its kind in the world. Picture an underground cemetery that combines modern engineering with the timeless traditions of our ancestors.
The Hallowed Halls are designed with visitors’ comfort and security in mind. The graves are fully accessible, with elevators and even golf carts to help you navigate the sacred grounds. Advanced security measures, including closed-circuit cameras and an intercom system, ensure safety. And don't worry about staying connected—there's WiFi and cell phone reception throughout the complex.
The Hallowed Halls maintain a steady temperature of 72 degrees Fahrenheit all year round. So, no matter the weather outside, funerals and memorial services can be held without any concerns.
Rabbi Moshe Shimon, the CEO of the Jerusalem Burial Society, remarks that the Hallowed Halls are not just a modern marvel, they are a continuation of an ancient tradition. “Our ancestors were buried in caves, just like the ones we have today, albeit without all the fancy technology,” he noted. “It's a beautiful connection between our past and our present.”
The Jerusalem Burial Society understands that every family and community is unique, and therefore, we approach each situation with the utmost sensitivity, tailoring services to meet your individual needs and desires. We are there to support you every step of the way, providing solace during a time of grief.
So, if the ultimate dream of being buried in Jerusalem speaks to your heart, the Jerusalem Burial Society is ready to help you make that dream a reality.