JCGC Conservative Cemeteries
- The status quo, as of June 30, 2008, shall be maintained with regard to the Northern Hills/B’nai Avraham Cemetery in Covedale, the Ohav Shalom (Love Brothers) Cemetery in Price Hill, the Adath Israel – Price Hill Cemetery and the Conservative section of the United Jewish Cemeteries location in Montgomery.
- For any new Conservative cemetery areas, all religious questions shall be decided by the senior rabbis of Adath Israel Synagogue, Northern Hills Synagogue – Cong. B’nai Avraham, and Congregation Ohav Shalom, and any other rabbis whom these rabbis may invite to join them.
- Except as described in #12 below, only Jews may be buried in the cemetery area.
- No cremated remains may be buried in the cemetery area.
- No burials shall take place on Shabbat or major Jewish Festivals (the 1st, 2nd, 7th, and 8th days of Pesah, both days of Shavuot, the 1st and 2nd days of Sukkot, Shemini Atzeret, Simhat Torah, both days of Rosh Hashanah, and Yom Kippur).
- All bodies to be buried in the cemetery area shall be prepared with taharah and takhrikhin.
- A wooden casket and a bottomless vault or container shall be used.
- No rituals or ceremonies inconsistent with the teachings of Judaism shall be performed in the cemetery area, and no symbols or insignia inconsistent with the teachings of Judaism shall be displayed there, whether permanently or temporarily.
- Disinterment shall be permitted only in exceptional circumstances.
- The burial of a non-related male next to a non-related female is not permitted in the Ohav Shalom (Love Brothers) Cemetery.
- A monument or marker shall be placed on each occupied grave, no more than 24 months after burial. Either a flat marker or an erect monument may be used.
- Northern Hills/B’nai Avraham Cemetery has established an interfaith section for the burial of non-Jewish spouses and children. All religious policies for JCGC Conservative cemeteries are in effect for this section including the requirement for taharah and takhrikhin except that taharah and takhrikhin are not required for non-Jews interred in this section. Only Jewish clergy may officiate at funerals in this section.
- The interpretation of the above policies and of all other religious practices, requirements, or policies shall be in the hands of the panel of rabbis referred to in #2 above. These rabbis shall act in their capacities as interpreters of halacha in general and of the decisions of the Committee on Jewish Law and Standards of the Rabbinical Assembly in particular.