Helpful Hints and Tips
Scheduling the Burial Service: When a death occurs and a family owns property at the cemetery, the family should call the cemetery before setting a service time. The memorial counselor on duty can give the family the times available for a burial.
Interment Authorization: Prior to interment, the family must complete and sign an Interment Authorization form, (as required by the state) directing us to bury the loved one in the indicated space ("Site").
Jewish Community Hospice (301) 881-3700
Childrens Hospice (301) 939-4663
Compassionate Friends (301) 946-7645
Family Service of Montgomery County (301) 840-2000
Jewish Social Service (301) 881-3700
Whitman Walker Clinic (202) 797-3518
Planning for the Unveiling
Prayer on Unveiling Markers or Monuments:
Unveilings must be scheduled with the cemetery after the memorial is installed. Unveilings can only take place before 10:30 A.M. or after 2:30 P.M.The Kaddish: The Special Kaddish is said only at Grave Site.
The body has died; the spirit it housed will never die. On earth our dear ones do live on through those of us to whom they were so very precious. (The covering is removed ...)
We now fondly dedicate this memorial marker (monument) to the blessed memory of ________ realizing the his (her) remains lie not only in this site (plot) of ground but in every heart his (life did touch.O G-d, we are grateful for the years we were privileged to share with him (her) -years when he (she) brought us so many pleasures and taught us so very much by example. And even though he (she) has left our midst, we know he (she) will never leave our hearts where his (her) memory will endure as a blessing forever.
Prayers said at an Unveiling
Psalm 121: I will lift up mine eyes unto the mountains;
From whence shall my help come?
My help cometh from the Lord, Who made heaven and earth.
He will not suffer thy foot be moved;
He that keepeth thee will not slumber.
Behold, He that keepeth Israel Doth neither slumber nor sleep.
The Lord is thy keeper;
The Lord is thy shade upon thy right hand.
The sun shall not smite thee by day, Nor the moon by night.
The Lord shall keep thee from all evil;
He shall keep thy soul.
The Lord shall guard thy going out and thy coming in,
From this time forth and forever.
The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.
He maketh me to lie down in green pastures;
He leadeth me beside the still waters.
He restoreth my soul;
He guideth me in straight paths for His name's sake.
Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death,
I will fear no evil, For Thou art with me;
Thy rod and Thy staff, they comfort me.
Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies.
Thou hast anointed my head with oil;
my cup runneth over.
Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life;
And I shall dwell in the house of the Lord forever.
El Moley Rachamin:
El moley rachamim, shochen bamro-min.
hamtzeh menucho nechono al kanfey hashchino, bemaal os k'doshim ut'horim kezohar horokeea mazhirim, es nishmas (name) sheholock leolomh, bavur shenodvoo z'dokoh b'ad hazkoras nishmosoh. B'gan eden t'hay m'nochosoh.
Locheyn baal horachmim yastireyoo beseser k'nofov leolomim ve'itzror bitzror hachayim es nich-mosoh, Adonoy hoo nachlosoh, veyonauch al mishkivoh, besholom venomar omain.