Monuments & Markers
A monument or marker is an everlasting memorial acknowledging a life. It also locates where that person is laid to rest. To provide families with high quality memorials and to make the purchasing decision easier, JCGC partners with Acsent, a long established local dealer. Acsent uses only the best materials, creative designers and skilled craftsmen in the production of memorials. Together we offer a large selection of traditional and contemporary monuments and markers.
The placement of monuments is as old as civilization itself. No other faith calls for the deliberate, planned memorialization of loved ones as does the Jewish faith. A memorial is designed to serve three purposes. First, it should express our love and affection for the individual. The use of various symbols and information can perpetuate precious, personal ties. Second, it should reflect something of the personality, achievements, ambitions and beliefs of the deceased. Third, memorials have an added value for genealogists and historians, in that they show dates of death, ages, various relationships, often the name of parents and even birthplaces.
A monument or marker has many components: size, shape and color of the stone, style and depth of the lettering, information about the deceased, the use of ornamentation, carving of meaningful symbols, and various types of finishes and edges. Today most monuments and markers are made of granite which comes in many colors. Tops and sides may be smooth or a “natural rock” surface.
Purchasing a Memorial
Most families prefer to have a monument or marker installed within the first year of death. The choice of a memorial is a matter of personal preference. Some families choose memorials that are upright; some choose memorials that are flat. You can also choose a single, double, family or estate monument. The Rules and Regulations section of this website contains additional information on the guidelines that should be followed when selecting and installing memorials.
The following information may be necessary when ordering a memorial: Name of cemetery, English name of the deceased, birth date, date of death, relationships you wish to have shown (father, brother, husband, etc.), was the individual a Kohain, Levite or Israelite, any emblems you may wish (Holocaust survivor, Masonic Lodge member, caduceus for a doctor), religious symbols (Kohain praying hands, Mogen David, Menorah, etc.), deceased’s Hebrew name and dates, deceased’s father’s and mother’s Hebrew name, and any other expressive epitaphs.
JCGC provides families with high quality memorials through its partnership with Acsent. If you are interested in purchasing a memorial, please contact us at 513-961-0178 (firstname.lastname@example.org) or you may contact Acsent directly at 513-721-5050 (email@example.com). If you wish to visit the showroom, Acsent is located at 4124 Spring Grove Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45223.