Consecrated cemetery owned by Congregation Beth Israel.
DeathThe Jewish traditions related to death and mourning are intended to recognize death as a part of life. Burial takes place as soon after death as possible. Traditional caskets are of plain wood, embalming and viewing of the body are shunned, and flowers are discouraged. Rabbis should be consulted for specific questions about burial and mourning practices such as the observance of shiva, recitation of the Kaddish, yahrzeit observance and attending yizkor services. Funeral homes and chevra kadishas (burial societies) can also answer questions.
Burials take place in one of two attractive cemeteries: Home of Peace Cemetery on Meder Street, Beit Olam Cemetery in Soquel.
The only exclusively Jewish cemetery in the East Bay serving all denominations. Affiliated, unaffiliated and intermarried all welcome.
Historic cemetery in the Piedmont/Oakland area serving the entire Jewish community. Burial, cremation and mausoleum options. Helpful information provided on pre-need or at-need services.
Orthodox cemetery and burial society. Administered by Beth Jacob Congregation.
An endowed-care cemetery developed in 1868, with a romantic past and a park-like setting. Many of Hayward’s best-known and remembered pioneer families are buried here, including the city’s founder, William Hayward.
Oldest Jewish cemetery in Sonoma County dating back to 1868. Includes an interfaith section; call for details.
Oversees seven pioneer cemeteries in the California Gold Country dating to the 1850s.: Sonora, Mokelumne Hill, Jackson, Placerville, Nevada City, Grass Valley and Marysville,
Natural burial at Fernwood uses no embalming, no grave liners or vaults. A simple, dignified burial in a shroud or plain wood box.
Picturesque Jewish cemetery in Marin County serving affiliated and non-affiliated Jews who want to be buried in an all-inclusive Jewish cemetery.
The North Bay's newest Jewish cemetery located in the scenic 160-year-old St. Helena Cemetery. A community cemetery open to Jews and their families regardless of affiliation.
An ideal choice for those who love a natural setting.
The attractively landscaped memorial garden, located in San Jose, is preserved as sacred ground. It offers Jewish burial sites and pastoral solitude to mourners.
Newly expanded and landscaped cemetery serving the needs of the South Bay Jewish community. Unaffiliated welcome. Single/double-depth burials, cremation options. Natural setting.
Serving the Jewish community of the Peninsula. One of Northern California's most picturesque memorial parks, overlooking the coastal hills. Maintained by Peninsula Temple Beth El.
Jewish-owned cemetery, mausoleum and columbarium, serving the entire Jewish community since 1853.
Honoring the Jewish community's traditions with attractive, affordable space available in Shalom Garden. Burial, cremation and a wide variety of permanent memorialization options available.
Serves the entire Jewish community, offering burial to all religious streams, the unaffiliated and the intermarried. There is a dedicated Orthodox section.
Counseling and support in a warm, Jewish context for those coping with grief after the death of a loved one.
Weekend for bereaved individuals and all types of families identifies tools to help mourners. Co-sponsored by Bay Area Jewish Healing Center, Jewish LearningWorks and Sinai Memorial Chapel.
Comprehensive grief and bereavement services for those coping with loss, including individual counseling, grief support groups, and information and referrals.
Compassionate and professional grief support. Personalized outreach and aftercare for mourners, community education and consultation. There is no fee for this service.
Orthodox burial society and cemetery.
To Honor the Dead and Strengthen the Living~ Community-based, the Chevra Kadisha is available to all Sonoma County Jews, regardless of affiliation or level of Jewish observance.
Volunteers prepare any Jewish deceased in the South Bay for burial at request of family. Tax-deductible donations help cover expenses and funerals for indigent Jews.
The only full-service Jewish funeral home and chevra kadisha serving the entire Jewish community for 114 years. A community-owned, not-for-profit membership organization.