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Jewish Cemeteries in the Bay Area

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Cemeteries Owned and Managed by Sinai Memorial Chapel

While Sinai Memorial Chapel serves all cemeteries where Jews wish to be buried, it owns and manages two cemeteries: Eternal Home Cemetery, in Colma, and Gan Shalom Cemetery, in Briones.

Eternal Home Cemetery (Colma) – Established 1901
Cemetery:
1051 El Camino Real
Colma, CA 94014

Contact:
Lisa Matson, Cemetery Office Manager
(650) 755-5236

Hours:
8:30 am – 4:15 pm
Closed Saturday and Jewish holidays

A non-profit Jewish cemetery owned and operated by Sinai Memorial Chapel Chevra Kadisha. The cemetery offers traditional ground burial, family sections, alternative type interments, and on-site chapel accommodating approximately 40 guests. It allows for flush grave markers, upright memorials, and memorial benches. Congregational sections within the cemetery include ones for Congregation Adath Israel (San Francisco—Orthodox), Congregation Chevra Thilim (San Francisco—Orthodox), and Congregation Beth Sholom (San Francisco—Conservative)

Gan Shalom Cemetery (Memorial Park) (Briones) - Established 2006

Cemetery:
1100 Bear Creek Rd.
Briones, CA 94553
(925) 228-3636

Contact:
Cathie Cline Sheldon,
   Family Counselor

Hours:
Monday – Friday 9:00 am – 4:00 pm;
Sunday 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Closed Saturdays and Jewish and secular holidays

Business Office:
3415 Mt. Diablo Blvd.
Lafayette, CA 94549
(925) 962-3636

Contact:
Jay A. Lewis,
   Managing Funeral Director, FD# 3301

Hours:
Monday – Friday 8:00 am – 5:00 pm;
Sunday 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Closed Saturdays and Jewish and secular holidays

A non-profit Jewish cemetery service the entire spectrum of the Jewish community, including interfaith families, owned and operated by Sinai Memorial Chapel Chevra Kadisha. The cemetery offers traditional ground burials, family sections, a cremation urn garden, and an on-site chapel with seating for approximately 75 guests. It allows for flush grave markers and memorial benches. Congregational sections within the cemetery include ones for Temple Isaiah (Lafeyette – Reform), Congregation B’nai Shalom (Walnut Creek – Conservative), Tel Shalom Burial Association (Berkeley and Richmond), and Congregation B’nai Tikvah (Walnut Creek – Reform).


 

Complete List of Bay Area Cemeteries

Sinai collaborates with all cemeteries where Jews wish to be buried. We can assist you in determining what may be the most appropriate choices for you and your family, should you seek our guidance. Such decisions often take into account cemetery proximity to family and friends, synagogue affiliation, level of religious observance, restrictions concerning markers and monuments, and total cost.

San Francisco Area Cemeteries (San Mateo County and Colma)

Eternal Home Cemetery (Colma) – Established 1901
1051 El Camino Real
Colma, CA 94014-3234
Contact: Sinai Memorial Chapel, San Francisco, (415) 921-3636; or Lisa Matson, Cemetery Office Manager, (650) 755-5236

A non-profit Jewish cemetery, owned and operated by Sinai Memorial Chapel Chevra Kadisha. The cemetery offers traditional ground burial, family sections, alternative type interments, and on-site chapel accommodating approximately 40 guests. It allows for flush grave markers, upright memorials, and memorial benches. Congregational sections within the cemetery include Congregation Adath Israel (San Francisco—Orthodox), Congregation Chevra Thilim (San Francisco—Orthodox), and Congregation Beth Sholom (San Francisco—Conservative).

Home of Peace Cemetery - Mausoleum (Colma) – Established 1889
1299 El Camino Real
Colma, CA 94014-3240
Contact: James Carlson, Director of Cemetery, (650) 755-4700

A non-profit Jewish cemetery owned and operated by Congregation Emanu-El, San Francisco. The cemetery offers traditional ground burial, mausoleum entombment, cremation urn gardens, and on-site chapel accommodating approximately 50 guests. It allows for flush grave markers, upright memorial, and memorial benches. Congregational sections include Congregation Beth Sholom (San Francisco—Conservative) and Peninsula Temple Sholom (Burlingame—Reform).

Hills of Eternity Memorial Park - Mausoleum (Colma) – Established 1889
1301 El Camino Real
Colma, CA 94014-3240
Contact: James Carlson, Director of Cemetery, (650) 755-4700

A non-profit Jewish Cemetery owned and operated by Congregation Sherith Israel, San Francisco. The cemetery offers traditional ground burial, mausoleum entombment, cremation urn gardens, and on-site chapel accommodating approximately 80 guests. It allows for flush grave markers, upright memorials, and memorial benches. Congregational sections include Congregation Beth Am (Los Altos—Reform), Congregation Beth Jacob (Redwood City—Conservative), Congregation Kol Emeth (Palo Alto—Conservative), Congregation Or Shalom (San Francisco—Renewal), Congregation Sha’ar Zahav (San Francisco—Reform), and Peninsula Sinai Congregation (Foster City—Conservative).

Salem Memorial Park - Mausoleum (Colma) – Established 1891
1171 El Camino Real
Colma, CA 94014-3240
Contact: James Carlson, Director of Cemetery, or Stephen Weiner, Director of Sales, (650) 755-4700

A non-profit Jewish Cemetery owned and operated by Congregation Emanu-El and Congregation Sherith Israel, San Francisco. The cemetery offers traditional ground burial, mausoleum entombment, cremation niches, and chapel accommodating approximately 50 guests. It allows for flush grave markers, upright memorials, and memorial benches. Congregational sections within the cemetery include Congregation B’nai Emunah (San Francisco – Conservative) and Congregation Ner Tamid (San Francisco – Conservative).

Skylawn Memorial Park (San Mateo) – Established 1959
Highway 92 at Skyline Blvd.
San Mateo, CA
(650) 349-4411

A for-profit, memorial park, corporately owned and operated by Lifemark/North Star Memorial Group Corp.

  • Gan Hazikaron (Garden of Remembrance) – Established 1985
    Contact: Eric Stone, Executive Director, Peninsula Temple Beth El, (650) 341-7701

    Peninsula Temple Beth El (San Mateo – Reform) operates the Garden of Remembrance within the grounds of Skylawn Memorial Park. Cemetery options include traditional ground burial and on-site chapels accommodating approximately 75 guests. It allows for flush grave markers.


East Bay Cemeteries (Briones, Lafayette, Oakland, and Livermore)

Gan Shalom Cemetery (Memorial Park) (Briones) - Established 2006
1100 Bear Creek Rd.
Briones, CA 94553
Contact: Jay Lewis, Sinai Memorial Chapel, Lafayette, (925) 962-3636; or Cathie Cline-Sheldon, Family Counselor, (925) 228-3636

A non-profit Jewish cemetery owned and operated by Beit Olam of Contra Costa, Inc. and Sinai Memorial Chapel Chevra Kadisha. The cemetery offers traditional ground burials, family sections, alternative type interments, and an on-site chapel with seating for approximately 75 guests. It allows for flush grave markers and memorial benches. Congregational sections within the cemetery include ones for Temple Isaiah (Lafayette—Reform), Congregation B’nai Shalom (Walnut Creek—Conservative), and Tel Shalom Burial Association (Berkeley and Richmond—Reform).

Home of Eternity Cemetery (Oakland) – Established 1865
5000 Piedmont Ave.
Oakland, CA 94611
Contact: Robin Reiner, Cemetery Manager, (510) 325-7073; or Temple Sinai administrative staff, (510) 451-3263

A non-profit Jewish cemetery owned and operated by Temple Sinai (Oakland – Reform). The cemetery is located next to Mountain View Cemetery. It offers traditional ground burial, mausoleum entombment, cremation niches, and an on-site chapel that accommodates approximately 150 guests. The cemetery allows for flush grave markers, upright memorials, and memorial benches.

Home of Peace Cemetery (Oakland) – Established 1900
4712 Fairfax Ave.
Oakland, CA 94611
Contact: Congregation Beth Jacob administrative staff, (510) 428-1147

A non-profit Orthodox Jewish cemetery owned and operated by Congregation Beth Jacob (Oakland – Orthodox). Cemetery offers traditional ground burial.

Oakmont Memorial Park (Lafayette) – Established 1951
2099 Reliez Valley Rd.
Lafayette, CA 94549
Contact: Jay Lewis, Sinai Memorial Chapel, Lafayette, (925) 962-3636

A for-profit cemetery corporately owned and operated by Stonemor Partners L.P. with sections dedicated to Jewish use. Sinai Memorial Chapel facilitates the Compassion Garden Sections, and there are two sections devoted to Congregation Temple Isaiah (Lafayette – Reform). Two on-site chapels (one accommodates 60 guests, and the other accommodates 100 guests.

Roselawn Cemetery (Livermore) – Established 1883
1240 North Livermore Ave.
Livermore, CA 94550
Contact: Cemetery office manager, Art Monument Co., Inc., (510) 581-1206

A for-profit cemetery locally owned and operated by the Art Monument Co Inc., Hayward. The cemetery offers traditional ground burial in a Jewish section (Area 37) within the cemetery.


South Bay Cemeteries (San Jose and Santa Cruz)

Oak Hill Memorial Park (San Jose) – Established 1847
300 Curtner Ave.
San Jose, CA 95125
(408) 297-2447

A for-profit, memorial park, corporately owned and operated by Service Corporation International (SCI).

  • Home of Peace Cemetery – Established 1853
    Contact: Wayne A. Rose, Cemetery Administrator, (408) 292-0939 or (408) 674-5867

    A non-profit Jewish cemetery owned and operated by Temple Emanu-El (San Jose – Reform) and located within Oak Hill Memorial Park. The cemetery offers traditional ground burial, mausoleum entombment, cremation niches, and urn burial. It allows for flush grave markers, upright memorials, and memorial benches.

  • Beth David Memorial Garden – Established 1999
    Contact: Barbara Biran, Cemetery Manager, Congregation Beth David, (408) 257-333

    Congregation Beth David (Saratoga—Conservative) operates this memorial garden located within Oak Hill Memorial Park. Cemetery options include traditional ground burial and chapels on site accommodating approximately 75 to 300 guests. It allows for flush grave markers and upright memorials.

Los Gatos Memorial Park (San Jose) – Established 1889
2255 Los Gatos-Almaden Rd.
San Jose, CA 95124
(408) 356-4151

A for-profit, memorial park, corporately owned and operated by Carriage Services Inc.

  • Shalom Gardens – Established in the 1970’s
    Contact: Los Gatos Memorial Park, (408) 356-4151

    This cemetery is located within Los Gatos Memorial Park. Cemetery options include traditional ground burial and chapel use on site. It allows for flush grave markers and upright memorials.

Home of Peace Cemetery (Santa Cruz) – Established 1876
401 Meder St.
Santa Cruz, CA 95062
Contact: Wally Brondstatter, Temple Beth El, Aptos, CA, (831) 479-3444
A non-profit Jewish cemetery owned by Temple Beth El in Aptos, CA

Beit Olam Cemetery (Santa Cruz) – Established 2001
Old San Jose Rd.
Santa Cruz, CA 95062
Contact: Wally Brondstatter, Temple Beth El, Aptos, CA, (831) 479-3444
A non-profit cemetery next to the historic Soquel Cemetery and operated by Temple Beth El in Aptos, CA.


North Bay Cemeteries (Mill Valley, San Rafael, Santa Rosa, Saint Helena, Petaluma, and Vallejo)

Mount Tamalpais Cemetery (San Rafael) - Established 1880
2500 5th Ave.
San Rafael, CA
(415) 459-2500

A for-profit cemetery owned by the Marin County Cemetery Association.

  • Sha'arei Shalom Cemetery (Gates of Peace) Cemetery - Established 1988
    Contact: Michael Kamler, Executive Director, (415) 479-3441

    The cemetery is operated by Congregation Rodef Shalom (San Rafael—Reform) and located within Mount Tamalpais Cemetery. It offers traditional ground burial, cremation burial options, and mausoleum entombment. An on-site chapel accommodates 75 guests. The cemetery allows for flush grave markers, upright memorials, and memorial benches.

  • Kol Shalom Cemetery - Established 1989
    Contact: Kaia Burkett, Executive Director, Congregation Kol Shofar, (415) 388-1818, ext. 103

    This cemetery is owned and operated by Congregation Kol Shofar (Tiburon—Conservative) and is located within Mount Tamalpais Cemetery. The cemetery offers traditional ground burial. An on-site chapel accommodates 75 guests. The cemetery allows for flush grave markers, upright memorials, and memorial benches.

St. Helena Public Cemetery (St. Helena) – Established 1873
2461 Springs St.
St. Helena, CA 94574
(707) 963-3544

    Ner Tamid (Eternal Flame) Jewish Cemetery - Established 2013
    Contact: Donna Mendelson, (707) 259-5332

    The only Jewish cemetery in Napa County, Ner Tamid is located on the grounds of the historic St. Helena Public Cemetery and offers traditional ground burial and cremation interment options. It is open to all Jewish affiliations.

Forever Fernwood Cemetery (Mill Valley) – Established in 1890s
301 Tennessee Valley Rd.
Mill Valley, CA 94941
(415) 383-7100

A for-profit cemetery with on-site chapel that accommodates approximately 100 guests.

    Gan Yarok Cemetery (Green Garden) - Established 2010
    Contact: Forever Fernwood Cemetery office, (415) 383-7100

    The Jewish section of Forever Fernwood Cemetery incorporates the values of the “green” movement while maintaining Jewish traditions of traditional ground burial in three sub-sections: Orthodox, Conservative, and Reform/Renewal.

Santa Rosa Memorial Park (Santa Rosa) - Established 1885
1900 Franklin Ave.
Santa Rosa, CA 95404
(707) 542-1580

A non-profit corporation dedicated to providing and maintaining a non-sectarian cemetery for all families and faiths within the community.

  • Beth Ami (Lawn Section) – Developed in the 1950s
    Contact: Congregation Beth Ami, (707) 360-3000

    This cemetery is operated by Congregation Beth Ami (Conservative) and is located within Santa Rosa Memorial Park. It offers traditional ground burial and on-site chapels for services. The cemetery allows for flush grave markers and memorial benches.

  • Shomrei Torah (Lawn Section) – Developed in the 1970s
    Contact: Congregation Shomrei Torah, (707) 578-5519

    This cemetery is operated by Congregation Shomrei Torah (Reform) and is located within Santa Rosa Memorial Park. It offers traditional ground burial and on-site chapels for services. The cemetery allows for flush grave markers and memorial benches.

Cypress Hills Memorial Cemetery (Petaluma) – Established 1859
430 Magnolia Ave.
Petaluma, CA
(707) 762-6683

  • B’nai Israel Cemetery - Established 1871
    Contact: Congregation B’nai Israel, (707) 762-0340

    This cemetery is owned and operated by Congregation B’nai Israel (Petaluma – Orthodox) and is located on the grounds of Cypress Hills Memorial Cemetery. It offers traditional ground burial.

Sunrise Memorial Cemetery (Vallejo) – Established 1860
2201 Sacramento St.
Vallejo, CA 94590
(707) 643-5190

  • B’nai Israel (Vallejo) & Beth Sholom (Napa) - Established 1921
    Contact: Congregation B'nai Israel, Vallejo, (707) 642-6526; Congregation Beth Sholom, Napa, (707) 253-7305

    This cemetery is facilitated and operated by Congregation B’nai Israel in Vallejo (Independent) and Congregation Beth Sholom in Napa (Reform). The sections are located on the grounds of Sunrise Memorial Cemetery and offers traditional ground burial.


Bay Area National Cemeteries

San Francisco National Cemetery - Presidio of San Francisco – Established 1884
1 Lincoln Blvd.
San Francisco, CA 94129
Phone: (415) 561-2008
Closed for interments

Golden Gate National Cemetery - Dedicated 1942
1300 Sneath Lane
San Bruno, CA 94066-2006
Phone: (650) 761-1646
Closed for interments

San Joaquin Valley National Cemetery - Dedicated 1992
32053 West McCabe Rd.
Santa Nella, CA 95322
Phone: (209) 854-1040
Open for Interments (Traditional and Cremation)

Sacramento Valley National Cemetery - Dedicated 2007
5810 Midway Rd.
Dixon, CA 95620
Phone: (707) 693-2460
Open for Interments (Traditional and Cremation)