We are committed to assisting our members with all life-cycle events, including funerals. One of the key membership benefits in Congregation B’nai Israel is cemetery privileges.
The CBI Cemetery is located a short distance from the synagogue at 61 Wood Avenue (Route 522). Since 1930, it has offered a peaceful and honored resting place for the burial of our members. The Cemetery is carefully maintained and available for strictly traditional burials, unveilings, and year-round visitation.
Members in good standing are entitled to free grave sites. Burials must be coordinated and approved through the Congregation office and/or the Congregation Cemetery Committee. In all cases, the deceased must be a Jew as defined by the Orthodox tradition.
Please contact Maurice Zagha for additional information regarding burials and fees.
Congregation B’nai Israel provides daily minyan. Mincha and Maariv minyanim may be arranged for the shiva house, as coordinated by the Rabbi and the Ritual Committee. Assistance with preparing the shiva house and setting up of a Shiva Meal for the immediate family upon their return from the cemetery may also be arranged. Anyone seeking further information may contact the office or directly at 732-446-3000 or Shari Tepper at 732-245-7801.
Maintaining these traditions is an important aspect of the B’nai Israel history and sense of community. Few congregations today provide these services at this crucial time of need. It comes from an understanding that we are all one family and are responsible for one another.