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In the case of a death in the family, please first contact one of the Jewish funeral homes in Toronto. They will help with arrangements for your loved one.

Benjamin's Park Memorial Chapel

Steeles Memorial Chapel

Hebrew Basic

Once you have contacted the funeral home, the funeral director will contact our clergy and the synagogue office.

Being part of a synagogue means you are part of a large family - a family that is there to share all lifecycle events with you.

One of the most difficult things to deal with is the death of a loved one. Members of Beit Rayim can turn to our Clergy and Chesed Committee for assistance in their time of need. Additionally, our Cemetery Committee is responsible for monitoring the needs of the synagogue for plots and coordinating the allocation and reservation of plots.

If you are interested in purchasing plots or have any questions regarding cemetery rights please contact the office at or 905-303-5471 ext 3720.


Frequently Asked Questions:



1.     Does Beit Rayim have cemetery interment (plot) rights available?
Yes, Beit Rayim has interment rights available for purchase by Beit Rayim members. Please contact the office if you have specific questions related to your personal situation.  

 2.     How much do interment rights currently cost?
Cemetery interment rights currently cost $3600 plus HST (prices are subject to change)

3.     Do I pay for interment rights in one payment or can I make installment payments?
You have the option to pay in full or to pay in yearly installments.
If paying by installments, then the process is as follows (process is subject to change):

(1) 30% is required as an initial payment
(2) the first installment is then due 6 months after the contract is signed
 the balance can then be paid in annual installments over the remaining four years. 
(4) Any outstanding balance is due at the time of need
(5) a
 document of interment right is provided following the final payment. Please allow time for administrative processing.

4.     If I purchase and have paid in full for interment rights through Beit Rayim do I need to remain a member of Beit Rayim Synagogue to retain my rights?
No, your interment rights belong to you. However, you need to be a Beit Rayim Synagogue member in good standing to be entitled to free clergy services.

5.     If I purchased an interment right through Beit Rayim is the cemetery and plot number assigned?
While a plot in the Beit Rayim section is reserved, the exact location (i.e. plot and row number) is not. In the case of couples who purchase two plots, once the first person passes the adjacent space is reserved for the other person unless requested otherwise.

6.     Where does Beit Rayim Synagogue currently have plots?
Beit Rayim has sections in Pardes Chaim Cemetery (Bathurst St in Vaughan). We also have a section in Pardes Shalom (Dufferin St in Vaughan) but we no longer have interment rights available for purchase in this section. 

7.     Does Beit Rayim make a profit on the sale of cemetery plot rights?
Beit Rayim charges its members only the cost it pays to the cemetery.

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