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End of Life

Paying respects

At the time of your greatest need, the Beth Sholom community is there to support you. Your grief is shared by us all, and everything is done to comfort you and yours.

We rely on our Jewish traditions to help you make arrangements for a funeral, burial, and shiva. We provide the grieving family with shiva meals, daily minyans, and companionship. Above all, Rabbi Sarit's compassionate counsel guides families during these most difficult times.

We will help make arrangements for a funeral, which can be held in our sanctuary or at Beth Sholom Memorial Gardens. Beth Sholom has an active chevra kadisha to properly honor the deceased by preparing and guarding the body before burial.

At your time of need, Rabbi Sarit is ready to help. You can reach her instantly on the Lifecycle Emergency Hotline: (901) 205-9141


Beth Sholom Gardens: An External Resting Place  

Our cemetery, Beth Sholom Memorial Gardens, was consecrated September 18, 1966, and continues to serve the needs of our synagogue. A makom kodesh - a holy place - the beautifully maintained Gardens are located off Interstate 40 at Appling Road.The cemetery is a locked and gated facility that is wheelchair accessible. The gate code is available by calling the synagogue office (683-3591). Situated on 10 acres, the Gardens have a covered pavilion that comfortably seats 100 guests for services. The grounds and walkways allow easy access to all areas for visitation.

Established in accordance with the spirit and letter of Jewish tradition, all graves are of equal size, exemplifying the ideals of dignity and equality before God and mankind, with bronze plaques at ground level. The cemetery is maintained under a perpetual care program with a one-time charge for internment rights. Many families choose to purchase well in advance of need, which relieves them of this burden during an emotionally stressful time.

BSMG Interment Policies 

Contact Information in a Case of Need:  
Rabbi Sarit Horwitz, Lifecycle Emergency Number

(901) 205-9141


         Please call Lifecycle Emergency Number first  
Beth Sholom Synagogue  (901) 683-3591 
Geo Poor, Executive Director (901) 683-3591
Canale Funeral Directors (901) 452-6400


Current Fee Structure:  
Beth Sholom Members, Pre-Need $3,500
Beth Sholom Members, At Need $4,000
Beth Sholom Associate Members, Pre-Need $5,000
Beth Sholom Associate Members, At Need $7,000
Non-Members, At Need $9,000
Non-Member, previously purchased plot, Funeral Service $3,000

If you are interested in purchasing a cemetery plot, pre-need, please feel free to contact:

Geo Poor, Executive Director (901) 683-3591

Beth Sholom Cemetery Committee:               

Dot Bilsky
Shirley Gruen 
Mitch Hodus
David Moinester
Rose Ross 
Sanford Shefsky
Christine Scheinberg

Wed, November 30 2022 6 Kislev 5783