The first thing that a new Jewish community establishes– even before a synagogue building– is a community cemetery.
Mishkan Tefila operates three cemeteries: the “old” Mishkan Tefila Cemetery, dating back to 1858; the “new” cemetery, a serene setting also known as Mishkan Tefila Memorial Park; and the Hand in Hand cemetery, a co-op membership model. All three cemeteries are tended to by a third-generation caretaker.
Each fall, our clergy hold a memorial service with both communal and individual prayers graveside, to prepare our hearts for the High Holidays and the year ahead.
For information on purchasing a grave, contact Kate Saja by email or at 617.332.7770.
The cemetery is located at 2690 Centre Street, West Roxbury, MA.