We understand every funeral is different because every person is
unique and each family situation is different.
United Hebrew Cemetery, conveniently located in Staten Island, New York, is one of the oldest non-profit Jewish cemeteries in the area. Situated adjacent to Historic Richmond Town, the 67-acre site has accommodated Jewish burial societies, synagogue groups, fraternal lodges and orders, family plots, and individual graves since 1908. We are proud of our heritage and commitment to serving the Jewish community with excellence and distinction. Our beautiful and serene cemetery grounds continue to serve generations of Jewish families in providing them with an honorable and proper burial.
Our full time office staff and field personnel are available to assist individuals and families with making arrangements for grave purchase, site selection, and after care arrangements. The Cemetery accepts arrangements with all properly licensed and insured funeral chapels and monument firms. We are available to assist families with general inquiries regarding monuments and questions regarding unveilings and visitation of graves. We offer a full range of options for ongoing care of your loved one’s final resting place.
The Importance of Pre-Arrangements
The purchase of cemetery property is a very important decision. Making burial decisions in advance is an act of love for your family, and avoids a hasty and stressful decision at a time filled with grief and confusion. This way, you can ensure your wishes are met, secure today’s favorable prices, and provide peace of mind for yourself and your loved ones.
Graves & Plots for Sale
United Hebrew Cemetery offers for sale a variety of desirable locations for single and double gravesites. A single gravesite is traditionally memorialized with an upright headstone. Side-by-side single gravesites memorialized with a double headstone are a very popular option for a husband and wife.
Care & Planting Information
During the growing season, which runs April through October, the Cemetery is staffed with a full gardening and landscaping crew. The Cemetery offers two choices of evergreen plants to adorn graves: green velvet boxwoods and Japanese plum yews. The plants are carefully selected and planted with utmost precision.
CARING FOR A LOVED ONE’S BURIAL PLOT
What is Perpetual Care/Endowed Care?
If you would prefer the convenience of arranging for ongoing care of a loved one’s gravesite, you can set up an endowment with United Hebrew Cemetery for that purpose. Your one-time payment is invested, and the income generated is used for the care and maintenance of the plot or grave. If any questions regarding the care and maintenance of your family's plots or graves.
What is Seasonal /Annual Care?
Help keep your loved one’s final resting place beautiful by signing up for "annual care". Our expert gardeners will cut the grass, trim the plants, and prune shrubs on a regular schedule in the spring and fall. Care may be renewed and paid annually.
THE IMPORTANCE OF A JEWISH BURIAL
Jewish law emphasizes the importance of providing every Jew with a prompt and dignified Jewish funeral and burial. Jewish tradition maintains that the body must be treated with the utmost respect, even after the soul departs. Burial also provides mourners with a sense of closure, which can be helpful in the healing process. In addition, many family members find comfort in visiting the grave of the deceased for years to come, particularly during the High Holiday season.
RECITING KADDISH ON BEHALF OF YOUR LOVED ONE
United Hebrew Cemetery can arrange for the mourner’s Kaddish prayer to be recited daily during the first year after the death of a loved one, as well as annually on the yartzeit, the anniversary of a loved one’s death. To request either of these services, please discuss with our office staff.
Hours and Holidays
Saturday and Jewish holidays
7:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
(November through April)
7:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
(May through October)
7:00 a.m to an hour before sunset
Monday - Thursday 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Friday 8:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Sunday 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Saturday and Jewish holidays Closed