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Anita Feinstein

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Graveside Service

Tsitsiliya Semchenko

Fri, Sep 30 1:30 PM

Graveside service at P...

Rose Romberg

Fri, Sep 30 1:00 PM

Graveside Service

John Fischer

Fri, Sep 30 12:00 PM

Graveside Service

Beverley Stallman

Fri, Sep 30 11:00 AM

Graveside service at P...

Shirley Sabina Reznick

Fri, Sep 30 11:00 AM

Graveside Service

Alla Medvedev

Fri, Sep 30 10:00 AM

Graveside service at P...

Jacob Bernard Lapidus

Thu, Sep 29 3:00 PM

Graveside Service

Leona Silver

Thu, Sep 29 2:30 PM

Burial in Ottawa

Jean Liebman

Thu, Sep 29 11:00 AM

Steeles Memorial Chapel

Helen Silverman

Wed, Sep 28 11:00 AM

Graveside service

Raya Gray

Sun, Sep 25 2:00 PM

Graveside service

Anita Feinstein

Sun, Oct 02 2:00 PM

Private

2 Elva Ct, (Bathurst/M...

Tsitsiliya Semchenko

Fri, Sep 30 1:30 PM

Private

 

Rose Romberg

Fri, Sep 30 1:00 PM

Private

 

John Fischer

Fri, Sep 30 12:00 PM

Private

Private Shiva

Beverley Stallman

Fri, Sep 30 11:00 AM

Private

 

Shirley Sabina Reznick

Fri, Sep 30 11:00 AM

Private

 

Alla Medvedev

Fri, Sep 30 10:00 AM

Private

 

Jacob Bernard Lapidus

Thu, Sep 29 3:00 PM

Private

401 Highcliffe Dr. Tho...

Leona Silver

Thu, Sep 29 2:30 PM

Private

 

Jean Liebman

Thu, Sep 29 11:00 AM

Private

 

Helen Silverman

Wed, Sep 28 11:00 AM

Private

 

Raya Gray

Sun, Sep 25 2:00 PM

Private

 

Sherwin (Sonny) Saltzberg

Sun, Oct 09 10:00 AM

Private

Mount Sinai Memorial...

Rena Meltz

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Pardes Shalom Cemete...

Pardes Chaim Cemetery

Cemetery Address

11818 Bathurst St., Vaughan, ON L6A 1S2, Canada

Fax

905 884-1866

Cemetery Description

The Pardes Chaim Cemetery is located on Bathurst Sreet, (West side) one mile and a half north of Elgin Mills Rd.

Facilities:

  • Hand Washing at exit

CEMETERY HOURS
Entry to the cemeteries will not be permitted 15 minutes prior to the closing times noted:
April through October – Sunday to Thursday 8am- 5pm; Friday 8 am – 4:30pm
November through March – Sunday to Thursday 8am- 4pm; Friday 8 am-3:30pm

Jewish Customs at Cemeteries

Basic respect should be shown. Refrain from eating, shouting, singing. Try to avoid walking on the graves if possible.

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A visit may evoke words of Psalms or the El Maleh Rahamim memorial prayer. Sephardic liturgy’s Hashkaba prayer is said in hope of a peaceful rest for the departed. Syrian Jews read the lines of long acrostic Psalm 119 that spell out the Hebrew name of the deceased. This psalm expresses loyalty to the word of God and hope for salvation. The words that come to mind are also prayers if only written in the prayer book of the heart.

With minor exception you can visit a cemetery or grave on virtually all weekdays. Visitation are customarily not made on chol ha’moed–the middle days of Passover and Succot–nor on Purim, as these are holy days of joy. While visitation of the grave is permitted at almost any time, excessive visits are discouraged. “The rabbis were apprehensive that frequent visiting to the cemetery might become a pattern of living thus preventing the bereaved from placing their dead in proper perspective” (The Jewish Way in Death and Mourning, Maurice Lamm, p. 192).

Because contact with a dead body is considered a defilement, Kohens are not allowed into a cemetery except in the case of a very close relative, because they would then be unclean and unable to perform their priestly function. For the rest of us, the mitzvah (blessing) of performing these services for a departed person outweigh the defilement of being made unclean.

Transitions in Jewish life are often accompanied by water. A body is bathed in a poignant, dignified ceremony before burial. Jews-by-choice mark their entry into the Jewish people by immersing themselves in mikveh waters. Similarly, hands are washed after a cemetery visit to mark the departure from the surroundings of death to an attachment with life. Many of the cemeteries in the Toronto area have hand washing stations, many of which have been built by Steeles Memorial Chapel

When visiting Jewish graves the custom is to place a small stone on the grave using the left hand. This shows that someone visited the gravesite, and is also a way of participating in the mitzvah of burial.

Leaving flowers is not a traditional Jewish practice.

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