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. 

Our cemetery visiting hours have changed and the government has further limited gatherings at cemeteries in Ontario.

Please see below for updates on cemetery visits, funerals, and monument unveilings.

Yom Kippur is the holiest day of the Jewish calendar.

We wish you a meaningful Yom Kippur and a Shanah tovah.







COVID-19 Notice – Week of September 27, 2020

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.  

Visiting hours are Sunday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. until 6:30 p.m.  Entry will not be permitted after 6:15 p.m.

We are closed on all Saturdays for Shabbat. We will also be closed on Monday, September 28th for Yom Kippur.

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 and we will do our best to get back to you as quickly as possible with the grave information.

Funeral Services – Ontario law restricts gatherings for funerals (please click on the link BAO Directive). 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, below even 25 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 6:00 p.m.

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 

Thank you very much for your understanding and cooperation. Please stay safe.

Cemetery Hours  – April to October

Sunday – Thursday –  8:00 A.M. to 6:30 P.M. 

Friday  – 8:00 A.M. to 6:30 P.M. 

Cemetery Hours – November to March

Sunday – Thursday –  8:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M. 

Friday – 8:00 AM to 3:30 PM

Entry to cemeteries not permitted 15 minutes before closing. For cemetery closures in 2020, visit our News & Information tab.

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