In Judaism, burial of the dead is deemed a religious commandment, one that takes precedence even over the study of Torah.
The goals of the Cemetery Committee of the JCCNNM are:
The Jewish custom of bimkom kever means ‘in the place of the grave.’ Through this tradition close relatives or friends who are not buried in Santa Fe can be remembered in our Jewish section by memorializing their names on our Cemetery wall. In our mobile society where many of us live in different places from where our parents are buried, the Remembrance Plaques will allow you to recall loved ones in our own Shalom Section in Santa Fe.
Plaques are made of regionally-sourced stone that resemble the rich, warm colors of Jerusalem and are engraved by local craftsmen. Each plaque will have space on top for a stone marking your visit. Beginning in September 2017, each plaque will be able to store an accessible digital archive of the biography and family history of the deceased. This archive can be downloaded on to your mobile device. Plaques are approximately 10” x 5” x 2.5” with room for two lines, 18 spaces per line. You may put as many names as you wish within the limits. Plaques ordered at the same time will be grouped together and will be mounted permanently to the wall. Plaques may be purchased by check or credit card.
The cost per plaque is $613.00 which includes a tax-deductible donation of $400.00 to be used to extend and maintain the wall.
Payment/Tzedakah plans are also available upon request.
For information please email our cemetery chair at: email@example.com
To purchase a plaque - please print and fill the form included below and then mail the form to the address listed on the bottom of form and please include a check for $613.00.
In Santa Fe, Jews are buried in the dedicated Jewish section at the Memorial Garden Cemetery, 417 Rodeo Road,
Santa Fe, NM 87505.
Note: This is the only Jewish cemetery in Santa Fe with available space.
Rivera Funeral Home & Memorial Gardens
It is important to let you know that available land for burial at Memorial Gardens in Santa Fe is limited. The price of plots increases annually. We encourage you to purchase grave space now while land is still available and affordable.
For more information:
Memorial Gardens - Rivera Family Funeral Home
Tiffany Cross - Cemetery Sales Dir. 505-989-7032
La Puerta Natural Burial Ground 505-716-2543
Please help us meet that goal by making your tax-deductible donation of $18, $36, $72, $100, $250, $500, $1,000, $5,000 or other amount.