Death & Mourning

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Death & Mourning

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Just as our Temple family shares in each other’s celebrations, we offer comfort to one another as we mourn the loss of a loved one.

We believe that Judaism contains profound wisdom about death and mourning. We are here to give guidance and support. The two central Jewish principles in this area are to honour the deceased (kibud ha-met) and comfort the mourners (nichum aveilim).

Judaism teaches that it is a commandment (mitzvah) to stay with the deceased from death until burial.A shomer (watcher) stays with the body, which is prepared for burial with a traditional and respectful ritual of washing (taharah). Funerals are held as soon as it is possible for family and friends to assemble. Before the service, there is a brief ritual for the immediate family, known as keriah (tearing), where an item of clothing is torn as an expression of grief. The funeral service itself combines prayers and readings with a eulogy in which we pay tribute to the life of the deceased. Funeral are usually followed by burial, in which the mourners help lay their loved one to rest. This is followed by a seven-day period of mourning known as shiva, and a thirty-day period of mourning known as sheloshim. The first year of mourning is especially significant, as is the anniversary of the date of death (yahrzeit) in all subsequent years. Members of the Temple community receive notice each year of these anniversaries, so as to come and say kaddish, the mourner’s prayer, at Temple, and to light a candle of remembrance. We also have memorial boards at Temple where a light can be lit beside a loved one’s name.

Over the centuries, Jews have buried and mourned their dead in many different ways. Traditionally, cremation has not been a normative Jewish practice, out of respect for the integrity of our bodies, given by God. However, we do not believe that any practice involving the bodies of our deceased can impact upon their souls. For those who choose cremation, we officiate at their funerals, and we encourage burial of their remains. We urge families to discuss any and all issues around end-of-life planning, including cremation, and our clergy are always available for guidance.

Cemetery

Temple Emanu-El-Beth Sholom offers burials at the following cemeteries:

Mount Royal Cemetery:  As of November 1, 2017 $15,000 per plot (from $12,000). Plots may be purchased with an $8,000 down payment and the balance payable in four equal payments of  $1750. PLEASE NOTE THAT THERE ARE A VERY LIMITED NUMBER OF PLOTS AVAILABLE. 

Eternal Gardens Cemetery:   As of November 1, 2017 price $2,200 per plot (from $2,000).  Plots  may be purchased with a $1,200 down payment and the balance of $1,000 payable the following year.

Temple does offer other options for burial.  These include:

Kehal Israel Cemetery: $3,000 One payment only (Limited plots available)

Lakeview Cemetery:  $5,000 per plot.  Plots may be purchased with a $3,500 down payment and the balance payable in four equal installments  of $625

Cremation Burial, Mount Royal Cemetery: $1,800

Mount Royal Gardens (Cremation section): 

$4,000 Single Plots may be purchased with a $2,000 deposit and the balance payable in 2 equal payments of $1,000
$6,000 Double Plots may be purchased with a $4,000 deposit and the balance payable in 2 equal payments of $1,000
$8,000 Family Plots may be purchased with a $5,000 deposit and the balance payable in 2 equal payments of$1,500

To purchase a plot at any of the cemeteries listed above, please contact the Temple office at 514.937.3575 ext. 204.

Mount Royal, Section D-3
1297 Chemin de la Forêt, Montreal – Map

  • Burial options for both Jewish and non-Jewish spouses are available
  • Traditional plots are available to members only
  • Burial of cremated remains is available to members and non members. Cremated remains may be buried in traditional plots along with caskets

Eternal Gardens – Temple Emanu-El and Beth Sholom sections
33 Elm Avenue, Beaconsfield – Map

  • Plots available to Jewish Temple members as well as to Jewish non members

Directions from Montreal:

  1. The Trans-Canada Hwy. (40) West to exit 50 / St. Charles.
  2. Turn left or south onto St. Charles. Drive down to Evergreen Drive (the street before Hwy. 138 and the 20 underpass).
  3. Turn right on Evergreen Drive until Brown Owl.
  4. Turn left on Brown Owl, follow to Elm Avenue.
  5. Make a left on Elm and continue past the railway station to the cemetery.

Lakeview Memorial Gardens
33 Elm Avenue, Beaconsfield – Map

  • Single and family plots are available. Cremated remains may be buried in traditional plots, along with caskets
  • Burial options for both Jewish and non-Jewish spouses are available
  • Plots are available to both members and non-members

Directions:

  1. Follow Autoroute 20 to Saint-Charles Blvd N in Beaconsfield.
  2. Take exit 48 from Autoroute 20.
  3. Turn right onto Saint-Charles Blvd N.
  4. Slight right onto Amherst Rd, turn right on Amherst Rd.
  5. Turn left onto Av Elm and continue onto Donegani Ave.

Kehal Israel – Rodeph Sholom section
4189 Sources Boulevard, Dollard des Ormeaux – Map

  • Jewish burials only. Plots are available.

Directions from Montreal:

  1. Trans-Canada Hwy. (40) West.
  2. Exit Sources Blvd.
  3. Turn north (right) onto Sources Blvd.
  4. Proceed for approximately 1 mile to the cemetery.
  5. The cemetery is on the right; before the Rideau Funeral Home and before ‘Roger Pilon’.

More information

Floral arrangements – Annual or long term floral purchases are available through the Temple office.  Please call 514.937.3575, ext. 213 for more information.

Monuments – Suggested suppliers:

Berson and Paperman Monuments
5635 Ferrier
514.845.7700
Contact: Ms. Brandee Berson
brandee@berson-paperman.com
http://www.berson-papermanmonuments.com/

Liben Monument
5200 de la Savane
514.738.7188
Contact: Ellen
http://libenmonuments.com/

Monuments Suissa & Sons Inc.
5415 Pare, Suite 109
514.658.9355
info@MonumentsSuissa.com
Contact: Mr. Eric Suissa
http://www.monumentssuissa.com/fr/index.html

Smith Bros. Granite
3801 Jean Talon West
514-344-1716
Contact: Joseph Pastor
smithbrosgraniteltd@videotron.ca

Information regarding monument specifications, repair and maintenance is available through the Temple office at 514.937.3575 ext. 213.

Memorial Boards – Please contact the Temple office for information 514.937.3575 ext. 213.