A new Jewish burial ground in the Sutherland area of Sydney will be consecrated later this month.
The NSW Jewish Board of Deputies together with Woronora Memorial Park, administered by the Southern Metropolitan Cemeteries Trusts (SMCT) in NSW has released details of the grounds at Woronora Memorial Park, Sutherland.
The about to be consecrated area will provide for the needs of the growing Bankstown, Hurstville and Wollongong-based Jewish communities. The cemetery grounds will be consecrated by Rabbi Chaim Ingram representing the Sydney Beth Din at 2.30 pm on Sunday 15thof May 2016, following biblical traditions involving Rabbi Ingram walking the perimeter of the newly-allocated Jewish section as part of the formal ceremony. The burial area will allow for up to 2 burials per grave as per the guidelines issued by the Sydney Beth Din.
Graham Boyd, CEO of the SMCT said that “After consecration, the new burial area will be formally gazetted for Jewish burial with special layout in accordance with the needs of the Jewish faith and community. The new graves will be ready for release before the end of the third quarter of 2016. The cemetery is grateful to Mr David Knoll of the Jewish Board of Deputies, who has been instrumental in making the needs of Jewish community known to Woronora Memorial Park and the provision of an additional 120 consecrated graves. The area to be consecrated is located in one of the most pristine areas of Woronora Memorial Park.”
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