COVID-19 Notice – Week of August 9, 2020
For everyone’s safety, and for the first time in over twenty years, we regret that we will not be offering our complimentary bus service to our cemeteries this year, in advance of the Holy Days.
Visits – We want all of our visitors to stay safe. Cemetery staff members who feel sick will not come to the cemetery. We ask the same of you. Our visiting hours are Sunday to Friday, 12:30 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. Please take every precaution like wearing a facemask during your visit. Visitors are to ensure that they maintain physical distancing, as required, and only gather in numbers which are permitted by law (currently no more than 10 people).
If you need help finding a grave, please e-mail your request to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will do our best to get back to you as quickly as possible with the grave information.
Funeral Services – While the law currently permits up to 100 people to gather for a graveside funeral in York Region, the funeral chapels have sought to further limit the number of people that may attend the funeral. If necessary, please discuss this limit with the funeral chapel ( Benjamin’s Park Memorial Chapel, Hebrew Basic Burial, and Steeles Memorial Chapel).
Monument Unveiling Services – We continue to take requests for the scheduling of unveiling services. Families are asked to try to keep these gatherings as small as possible and, if at all possible, well-below even 50 people. Physical distancing and masks are strongly recommended for everyone’s safety. Please call 416.635.5595 after you have read this notice.
Unveilings may be scheduled Sunday to Friday, from 4:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
There will be a minimum of one-week delay between when an unveiling is scheduled with us, and the date of the unveiling service. This time will allow for our staff to have an opportunity, regardless of workload, to prepare the grave for the service.
We ask that families who wish to have a rabbi officiate to be in touch with clergy, before contacting our office. Please seek a few dates and times from the rabbi as time slots for unveiling services will be limited and will likely fill quickly.
We also request that unveiling services be completed within 30 minutes as we will be scheduling services based on 30-minute intervals.
For everyone’s safety, our cemetery offices remain closed to all visitors and there will be no access to hand-washing stations.
For more information, please email us at email@example.com
Thank you very much for your understanding and co-operation. Please stay safe.