Unveiling the Bronze Memorial
The tradition of placing a memorial at the resting place of a loved one is an ancient Jewish tradition beginning in the time of Jacob. Today we continue this meaningful tradition at Shalom Memorial by installing a beautiful bronze memorial at each gravesite. Loved ones can gather together at the gravesite to consecrate the memorial with a dedication ceremony. The dedication ceremony allows family and friends a special time to gather together and to honor and to remember their loved one.
Marking the Passage of Time
Dedication ceremonies can be held at any time after the memorial has been placed (weather permitting). Traditionally, services are held around the first anniversary of a passing, or Yahrzeit. This tradition brings family and friends back to the cemetery around the end of the first year of mourning as grief begins to transform into memory.