שָׁלוֹם and welcome to our website.
Please be advised that there is about 3.5 to 4 feet of frost in the ground in many parts of Pardes Shalom. Normally, snow cover insulates the ground and helps to keep the frost out of the ground. However, given the winter that we have been having, there has not been a lot of snow on the ground for long periods of time which would insulate against frost. We are sharing this information in case, G-d forbid, you seek to bury your loved one at Pardes Shalom and the timing of the service becomes an issue. The chapels are aware of our challenges at the moment. But, it should go without saying that we will do all that we can to accommodate each and every burial as asked to do so. We ask that you, the families that we serve, appreciate that we are facing challenging circumstances and are doing our best to continue to provide the level of service that our community has come to expect of us.
Toronto Hebrew Memorial Parks is unique in its origins as a community-owned organization. It exists to serve the Jewish Community of Greater Toronto by fulfilling obligations of establishing and maintaining cemeteries through the provision of professional administration and ongoing supervision, while showing respect for the Community’s beliefs and practices.
As our founder Sidney Freedman noted in a speech at the opening of Pardes Shalom Cemetery’s front gates:
“It is here that the recently departed seem to linger a while. It is here that we can still come to grieve, to take inspiration, to assert ourselves, to ask to be forgiven, to right old wrongs, and to talk to stones that mark a very special place.”
To view our Price List, please click on Price List effective July 1, 2014
To read the rules which govern our cemeteries please click on Rules approved by Registrar, effective August 20, 2012
For information on scheduling a monument unveiling, or to learn about the closures of our Cemeteries and Administrative Office due to Jewish Holy Days in 2015, please click on the ‘News & Events’ tab.
Entry into our cemeteries will not be permitted 15 minutes prior to the closing times noted:
April through October – Sunday to Thursday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Friday 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
November through March – Sunday to Thursday 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Friday 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
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Pardes Shalom Cemetery is located at 10953 Dufferin Street in Vaughan, Ontario. It is 1.5 miles north of Major Mackenzie Drive.
Telephone number: 905.832.2549
Fax number: 905.832.6341
Contact: Jim Emery
Our Cemeteries are open on all statutory holidays in 2015 unless the day falls out on a Jewish holy day. The Cemeteries and our Administrative Office are closed on all Saturdays for Shabbat, and will also be closed on the following dates in 2015 for Jewish holy days: Sunday, April 5 (Passover) Friday, April 10 (Passover) Friday, April 21 (Passover) […]Read more
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