RookwoodJewish News:  25 September 2015

Married couples who elect to be buried vertically in a single grave plot will pay 42 per cent less for their burials and gravesite under pricing just announced by the NSW Jewish Board of Deputies (JBOD) and Northern and Southern Metropolitan Cemeteries Trusts.

However, despite working with JBOD and the Sydney Beth Din last year to develop the new two-to-a-grave protocol, Rookwood Cemetery will not offer a discount.


Last week, JBOD president Jeremy Spinak acknowledged “the outstanding cooperation of the cemetery managers at Northern and Southern, who have worked closely with [JBOD cemeteries representative] David Knoll on behalf of the Board to negotiate this significant price reduction”.

Northern Metropolitan Cemeteries Trust CEO Pauline Triton said the new pricing will immediately be available.

“We are pleased to announce this significant price reduction for double burials under the protocol approved by the Sydney Beth Din,” she said.

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