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Beth Israel Congregation


Beth Israel Congregation Cemetery

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The Beth Israel Cemetery Committee is pleased to announce that construction of our Jewish Cemetery has commenced and that we can now receive funds from and assign plots to members of our congregation and their families (both Jewish and non-Jewish family members).

Plots are available to congregation members who have paid dues for the five consecutive years prior to the purchase of burial rights. This requirement may be satisfied through pre-payment at the time of the purchase of burial rights.

The price per burial space (including a donation to the cemetery / Hevra Kadisha fund) is $750.00. This pays for the right to be buried in the cemetery and to have perpetual care of the burial space performed by the City of Bath Department of Parks and Cemeteries. The Synagogue controls and distributes the burial rights for the burial spaces located in the Jewish Cemetery even though the actual ownership of the land occupied by the Jewish Cemetery remains part of the Bath Municipal Cemetery and is owned by the City of Bath. Burial costs, which are not included in this price, are set by the Director of the City of Bath Department of Parks and Cemeteries and will be due at the time of a funeral.

The Jewish Cemetery consists of 96 burial spaces. For planning, assignment, and fundraising purposes, it is our hope that you will carefully consider now what your family's future need for burial space will be and that you will purchase the appropriate number of burial space rights.

You may wish to visit the cemetery site. Here are the directions, from the Synagogue:

  • Take Washington Street from the Synagogue to Centre Street. (0.1 miles)
  • Right on Centre St. and continue on Centre St. to Lincoln Street. (0.2 miles)
  • Right on Lincoln St. and continue on Lincoln St. to the stop sign at the Puffin Stop (Mobil Station). (0.5 miles)
  • Continue straight across the intersection marked on the right by the Puffin Stop/Mobil Station. Road immediately becomes Oak Grove Avenue
  • Continue on Oak Grove, past twin stone cemetery pillars (on your left - the pillars mark an entrance to the Cemetery which is NOT the one you want), and then past a small pond (also on your left) until the first dirt road on the left after the pond. (0.7 miles). Turn left onto the dirt road and into the cemetery.
  • Turn immediately left onto the next dirt road and stop about 100 feet ahead, at the Jewish Cemetery, which is on your left.

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