Burial Rights Owner Information

  1. Burial of remains may only occur with the approval of those persons having authorization as defined by state law. All burials must be recorded with the EMCA.
    • 1.1. A rights owner choosing a casket or shroud burial shall use the services of a licensed funeral home. The opening/closing of a grave for casket/shroud burials is arranged through the funeral home. Opening/closing fees due the cemetery are paid directly to the EMCA.
    • 1.2. A rights owner choosing to bury cremated remains may place the ashes in an urn/box. The cemetery will be responsible for preparing the location in advance to receive the cremated remains. A member of the cemetery staff will be present to assist with burying the cremated remains. Opening/closing fees are paid directly to the EMCA.
  2. The purchase of rights to a single lot in the cemetery allows for the burial of up to one casket and two urns or the burial of three urns.
  3. The purchase of rights to a half lot in the cemetery allows for the burial of up to two urns.
  4. Grave liners are optional in the cemetery. If chosen, liners shall be arranged for through the funeral home. Grave liners for burials are not allowed within the Temple Beth Israel sections. Shroud burials are allowed by the cemetery.
  5. There are fees for services performed within the cemetery. Burials, grave marker placement, disinterment and memorial gatherings that require cemetery staff shall not take place until all fees are paid in full.
  6. Burial rights owners are solely responsible for locating buyers for their unused rights. The EMCA will not be involved in rights resale or follow up with regard to price negotiations. Before resale can occur, prospective buyers must meet with the administrator to review policies. To be valid, transfer of burial space rights must be recorded with the EMCA and fees paid.
  7. Disinterment of remains may only occur with the approval of those persons having authorization, as defined by state law.
  8. All funeral home employees and grave marker installers are subject to the control and direction of the EMCA.
  9. All graves must be dug by laborers employed by a licensed funeral home or approved by the EMCA.
  10. Grave Marker design must be approved by the EMCA, and fees paid, before installation. The EMCA reserves the right to refuse installation of any grave marker that does not meet the criteria below. Any work on curbs or grave markers must be approved by the EMCA.
    • 10.1. Single and full lots may have up to three grave markers. One may be upright, while the others must be flush with the ground.
    • 10.2. Half lots may have up to two grave markers. One may be upright, while the other must be flush with the ground.
    • 10.3. Single and half lot upright markers shall not exceed 34” wide x 18” deep x 24” high, excluding any base, which may be wider.
    • 10.4. Flush markers shall not exceed 28” x 16”. Flush markers 8″ x 16″ or smaller shall have concrete foundations. Other sizes, up to the maximum, may be installed without concrete.
    • 10.5. In alley and street lots, only flush to the ground markers are allowed.
    • 10.6. Personal graphics may not exceed 10% on any one side of a marker’s surface. Personal graphics can include, but are not limited to, symbols associated with hobbies, religion, fraternal or civic organizations.
    • 10.7. Grave markers that function as benches or seats are no longer allowed.

All maintenance of lots shall be implemented by EMCA staff only. No one else shall plant, prune, mow, “weed eat” or spray any substance on any plants on cemetery grounds. The EMCA may remove any existing tree, shrub, or planting if it is inconsistent with current landscape practices.

It is the burial rights owner’s responsibility to read and follow EMCA policies, and to keep contact information current. Temple Beth Israel Garden/Meadow lot rights owners should also keep current with internal burial policies of Temple Beth Israel.

The EMCA reserves the right to change policies or prices at any time.

7/23/20