Lots may be sold or transferred to members of the Jewish faith, their spouses and children. In Reform cemeteries this includes other adults with whom they have lived in a relationship similar to marriage, without regard to the gender of the other adult. Only those non-Jewish persons described in this paragraph may be buried in lots in Reform cemeteries. With respect to Orthodox and Conservative cemeteries, only Jews may be buried in those lots. The sale of lots by JCGC conveys to the purchaser, his heirs and designees the rights, in accordance with and subject to the Rules and Regulations of JCGC, to burial in the lots conveyed and to erect markers and monuments if and as authorized. The sale of lots by JCGC does not transfer to the purchaser title to the land as to which these rights are conveyed. If anything in this paragraph conflicts with the Rules & Regulations governing Ritual for Orthodox, Conservative or Reform cemeteries, the applicable Ritual Rules shall take precedence. Any policy questions can be referred to their respective religious subcommittees for clarification.
The size of all burial lots shall be fixed by JCGC. JCGC reserves the right, without changing the locations or places of burial previously sold, to replat all or any part of the cemetery locations; to install, alter, relocate or close any roadway or path; and to lay and maintain pipelines, gutters and any other facilities deemed necessary for the operation of the cemeteries. All property in the Cemetery Locations is subject to the right of ingress and egress in favor of JCGC and persons authorized by JCGC.
The owner or owners of a lot may transfer a grave with appropriate authority. The transfer of lots or subdivisions thereof from one lot owner to another person or persons shall be subject to the same restrictions and conditions as govern the sale of lots and graves, and as provided for in the Rules and Regulations. No such transfer shall be effective without first obtaining approval of JCGC and having such transfer noted on the Cemetery records supported by such documentation as JCGC may require.
At the time of the purchase of lots, or at any time thereafter, the purchaser may give to JCGC in writing a designation of the persons or classes of persons whom the purchaser authorizes to be buried, or whom the purchaser elects to prohibit from being buried therein. If lots are transferred, whether by sale, gift or inheritance, the subsequent owner or owners may likewise designate or prohibit burials by delivering written instructions to JCGC.
In the absence of written instructions delivered by the purchaser or subsequent transferees or owners, JCGC will permit any of the following persons to be buried in lots previously purchased: the purchaser or, in the case of transfer, the transferee; the spouse of the purchaser or, in the case of a transfer, the spouse of the transferee; any lineal descendent and the spouse of any lineal descendent of the purchaser or in the case of transfer, of the transferee.