To accommodate the growing need for a Jewish Cemetery that would allow for the interment of a non-Jewish spouse or non-Jewish partner, Richmond Beth-El Cemetery Company, Inc., purchased additional acreage in both 2013 and 2018 adjacent to the Cemetery’s original six acres.
In addition, this New Section would also continue to offer to the Richmond Jewish community a place for traditional Jewish burial. The expansion began in Spring 2021.
On Sunday, Oct. 31, 2021, the Richmond Jewish Community and Rabbi Michael Knopf of Temple Beth-El consecrated this new section as Chesed Memorial Park of Richmond Beth-El Cemetery.
Chesed Memorial Park was designed with bushes separating it from the original cemetery and with a roadway that connects this park-like setting to the rest of the cemetery. In the next several weeks, we will be ready to begin selling burial sites to the Richmond Jewish community.
For over 86 years, Richmond Beth-El Cemetery Company, Inc., has been helping the Richmond Jewish community to make End-of-Life plans and to bury their loved ones with respect and dignity. The original two acres were purchased from Forest Lawn in 1936.
In 1950 the Corporation purchased two additional acres in the back of the original parcel and in 1958 two more acres were purchased. These six acres are for the interment of persons of the Jewish faith only.
In the meantime, if you have any questions, or would like to be added to the contact list for Chesed Memorial Park information, please reach out to the Richmond Beth-El Cemetery Administrator at RBCC.Director@gmail.com.