Located in the picturesque Warwick Valley, Temple Beth Shalom’s Cemetery is a short five minute drive from our synagogue. Modestly priced, and most importantly, meticulously manicured and maintained by our dedicated landscapers, Temple Beth Shalom’s Cemetery and its staff of volunteers work very closely and have established long term relationships with many of our local funeral directors to assure your loved ones and their families both quality and thoughtful care. For those families with non-Jewish spouses and or family members wishing to be buried within the same plots, Temple Beth Shalom’s Cemetery provides an interfaith section for burial. Additionally, and most recently, Temple Beth Shalom’s Cemetery will bury your loved one’s cremated remains.
Please call the temple office at (845) 651-7817 for pricing information, questions and details.
We recently made much needed improvements to our Interfaith Section. We received these two notes:
I just wanted to thank you. We had the unveiling for my husband’s headstone on Oct. 10 and it was went very well. The grounds look so well maintained and I really appreciate the new split rail fence between the two sections of the cemetery. So much better. The newly planted trees look so good too. Thank you for everything.
From a family whose loved one is buried within the Interfaith Portion of our cemetery:
I was at the cemetery today. I LOVE the new divider between the all Jewish part and the mixed marriage part. It makes such a difference in the message it gives. It changes from a statement of division to a feeling of inclusion. Thank you to you and to all who are responsible for this change.
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We’ve been asked by JewishGen.org to participate in their worldwide burial registry database project. The purpose of this database is to help people worldwide who are researching their Jewish family history. Your Cemetery Committee believes this is a worthwhile project to join so we are writing to inform you of our decision.
JewishGen, Inc. (www.jewishgen.org) a non-profit organization, was founded in 1987 as a bulletin board with only 150 users who were interested in Jewish genealogy. Primarily driven by volunteers, there are over 700 active volunteers throughout the world who actively contribute to our ever-growing collection of databases, resources and search tools. Currently, JewishGen hosts more than 20 million records, and provides a myriad of resources and search tools designed to assist those researching their Jewish ancestry. JewishGen provides its resources without charge online as a public service.
The JewishGen Online Worldwide Burial Registry (JOWBR) (www.jewishgen.org/databases/Cemetery) is a searchable database of names and other identifying information from Jewish cemeteries and burial records worldwide, from the earliest records to the present. It is a compilation of three linked databases: a database of burial records, a database of information about each particular cemetery and a database of cemetery headstones (matzevot). JOWBR’s aim is to catalog extant data about Jewish cemeteries and burial records worldwide. As of June 2020, JOWBR contains more than 3.8 million burial records from 8,900 in 134 countries.
Exodus 20:12 says, “Honor thy father and thy mother…”, and Jewish tradition offers loving guidance through deepest grief and a gradual return to the living, through the mitzvot of menachem aveilim and kavod ha-met, comforting mourners and providing dignity to the deceased. We look forward to participating in this mitzvah.
With warmest regards,
Temple Beth Shalom’s Cemetery Committee
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Directions to Temple Beth Shalom Cemetery Spanktown Road Warwick, New York
Take Route 87 North (Thruway) to Exit 16 – Harriman Route 17 West. Continue to Exit 124 (Route 17A).
At the end of the ramp turn left (passing Quickcheck) to the next traffic light.
Turn left onto 17A traveling through Goshen into the Village of Florida, NY.
Once at the main traffic light in the village near Werner’s Hardware, turn right onto Bridge Street.
Continue straight and keep left as Bridge Street turn to Highland Avenue.
Continue straight and keep right as Highland Avenue becomes Wheeler Road.
Several miles ahead Wheeler Road will turn into Union Corners Road.
Continue straight for approximately 2-3 miles until your next intersection.
You will see St. Joseph’s RC Cemetery on your left.
Turn left at the intersection onto Spanktown Road.
Temple Beth Shalom Cemetery is on the right hand side.