Following our Traditions
“And Jacob set a pillar upon Rachel’s grave” – Genesis 32:20
Serenity and peacefulness describe the feeling throughout the cemetery, allowing for family and friends to find comfort long after the services are over. Mt. Sinai offers monuments and other memorial options to honor a loved one while at the same time honoring and respecting Jewish customs and family wishes. Choosing the perfect memorial is a reflection of the life that was lived and the legacy that has been left for future generations. A permanent monument is required to be in place within a year of the service.
Creating the Perfect Memorial
We understand that selecting a monument can seem overwhelming particularly at a difficult time. Our Family Counselors work with you every step of the way to ensure you end up with a memorial that uniquely reflects your loved one and celebrates a life well lived. Each memorial we design is customized to suit the family, and a design proof allows the family to see and approve the engraving before it is engraved on the stone.
We make the process simple so you can have the peace of mind that your memorial will be a perfect, and lasting reflection of your loved one. Place your trust in Mt. Sinai to help you create and install a monument that will be a constant source of inspiration for the living and a perfect reflection of the unique life it represents.
At Mt. Sinai, all permanent grave monuments are above ground, and available in several styles. They are made of solid granite with a choice of many beautiful colors to complement the desert surroundings. The style and size of the monument or memorial, the inscription, and a phrase of endearment are all choices that can make a memorial unique and personal. In Jewish tradition, the inscription will include the English and Hebrew name of the decreased.
A variety of benches are available as a lasting tribute and additional memorial to traditional grave sites. A bench is included in the private estate and can be accommodated in the areas of premium graves. The bench can also be inscribed.
Yahrzeit is the anniversary of the death according the the Hebrew calendar. It is customary to honor a loved one’s memory by lighting a candle which burns for 24 hours. The Yahrzeit light available at Mt. Sinai sits on the grave in front of the monument, and holds a memorial candle. As is the custom, the candle will be lit on the eve of the deceased’s Yahrzeit date by Mt. Sinai for a specified number of years. To learn more about the Yahrzeit traditions visit the Yahrzeit Calendar.
How Do I Get Started?
After a loss, families need time to mourn, and sometimes to find the ‘new normal’ in their lives. Mt. Sinai will contact them 4-5 months after their loss to suggest starting the memorial process. It may seem early, but depending on the granite chosen for the monument, or an alternative suitable memorial, it can be several months before it is delivered and installed. If you wish to arrange for the permanent memorial earlier than our time frame, please call us and we will set up a time to get together. (480) 585-6060