B’nai Emunah Cemetery and Holocaust Memorial Monument
When a Jewish community begins in a new part of the world, our foundational institutions include worship, education, a mikvah (ritual bath) and a cemetery. The Jewish Cemeteries of San Francisco (TJCSF) are located in Colma and include Salem Memorial Park, Home of Peace Cemetery, and Hills of Eternity Memorial Park, together with chapels that are available for funerals and memorials.
Our B’nai Emunah section is located in Salem Memorial Park in the proximity of Congregation Ner Tamid (Conservative) and Chevra Tehilim (Orthodox). Our joint section is now filled with graves and reserved sections. TJCSF is, therefore, creating a new section that will provide graves for burial and niches for the internment of cremated remains. Cremation has been frowned upon by the Jewish community for reasons of halacha (Jewish law).
To accommodate the sensibilities, TJCSF is preparing an Orthodox section that will allow for the burial of Jews only, as well as an open section that will allow for both the burial and the internment of cremated remains for both Jews and non-Jewish members of Jewish families of all genders.
To make arrangements in advance of need, please contact Rabbi Pam at 415-664-7373 or The Jewish Cemeteries of San Francisco at 650-755-4700.
Holocaust Memorial Monument
The B’nai Emunah Holocaust Memorial is a dignified monument adorned on two sides with the names of families whose loved ones perished in the Holocaust. Atop the monument is the remnant of a ner tamid (eternal light) from a pre-Holocaust synagogue in Berlin. Those with loved ones who perished in the Holocaust may arrange for individual or family names to be inscribed in our monument. Please contact Rabbi Pam at 415-664-7373.