Shaarei Zedek Cemetery
The Shaarei Zedek Cemetery is the oldest Jewish Cemetery east of Montreal and was established in 1880. The Cemetery has well over one thousand graves and has been the cemetery of the Saint John Jewish community through the years. In the early years it served as the burial sight for both the Fredericton and Moncton communities. We are proud of our cemetery and the treasure of Saint John’s Jewish Community history that it holds.
What should you do in the event of a death?
Brenans Funeral home
Mixed burial service
Mixed burial service provided by the Congregation has a separate set of protocols and can be obtained from the Chevrah Kadisha chair
The Congregation has arranged a base price for all Jewish funerals. This includes the traditional wooden casket, the traditional body clothing, the hearse transfer of the remains to Brenans and from the Funeral home to the Shaarei Zedek Cemetery.
Fees charged by Fernhill Cemetery for opening and closing of the grave are paid by the Congregation and passed on to the family in Shaarei Zedek’s billing for funeral service. All funerals are charged a fee of $2500.00 to go into the Cemetery Fund to maintain our Cemetery in the future.
The purchase of a tombstone is the responsibility of the family and must be approved by the Chevrah Kadisha.
The Chevrah Kadisha chair may assist with this.