Our Cemetery

A Sacred Family Tradition for Over a Century

About our Cemetery

ה׳ב׳צ׳נ׳ת
May their souls be bound up in the bond of Eternal Life.

Nestled in the gently rolling hills of Westchester County, the Temple Israel Cemetery consists of 16 acres of exquisitely landscaped grounds. The lovingly designed landscaping, and the quality of the maintenance are unequaled in any cemetery in the area – and possibly in the entire country. Each spring, the grounds blossom forth in extraordinary displays of colorful foliage.

The cemetery was founded by the first generation of Temple Israel, in 1896. The Board of Trustees of Temple Israel maintains exclusive responsibility for the Cemetery grounds and policies. As a religious institution, our commitment is to the dignity of the deceased, and the comfort and consolation of their loved ones. The graceful design of the cemetery, with spacious family plots and walking paths, provides a serene setting for reflection and meditation. A simple, elegant chapel is also available, adjacent to the main office, for memorial services.

Plots and mausoleums are currently available for purchase. A new section has recently been developed to accommodate large family plots with both headstones and footstones. Plans are also under way to increase the available burial space in other areas of the cemetery.

We also offer several customized landscaping options depending on the location of the plot. Seasonal plantings are offered annually, and special care is taken to preserve ground coverings during the winter.

The Temple Israel Cemetery is unique in the unparalleled individual attention we give to each of our plot owners and families. Temple membership is not currently required for the purchase of burial plots, however only Jewish burials are permitted.

We encourage you to visit our extraordinary property, and consider making this difficult decision in an atmosphere not strained by emotional crisis. Our staff is on the premises during office hours and can acquaint you with the available areas. The cemetery has a variety of grave types including mausoleum crypts, lawn plan areas, niches for cremation urns, and traditional family plots.

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