Memorial to be built
Schara Tzedeck Cemetery is establishing a memorial wall at the cemetery in New Westminster to provide an opportunity for community members to create a tribute for family who have passed away and are buried in cemeteries located elsewhere. The memorialization will take the form of an inscription on two new black granite memorial walls located in a prominent section of the cemetery.
With the creation of this memorial, those living in Vancouver will have a physical place nearby to visit and remember their loved ones whose gravesites are located far away. This also provides a way to pay tribute to and preserve the memories of community members who made a contribution here, but who have been buried elsewhere.
The Schara Tzedeck Cemetery board has been operating in Metro Vancouver since 1929, providing Chevra Kadisha and funeral services to the Jewish community, as well as operating three cemeteries for use by the entire community, regardless of synagogue membership.
For more information on the memorial wall or the cemetery, contact Howard Jampolsky at 604-733-2277.