Burial plots in Israel can now be reserved at the Eretz Hachaim Cemetery in Beit Shemesh for Great Neck Synagogue members. The cemetery is located 20 minutes from Ben Gurion Airport off Highway 1 which runs between Tel Aviv and Jerusalem.
As you know, it is a great privilege to be buried in the Holy Land of Israel. Eretz Hachaim is a privately owned and operated cemetery in the Jerusalem Hills. The picturesque setting, landscaping and meticulous maintenance of the grounds has made Eretz Hachaim a final resting place of choice for thousands of Jews from around the world. In addition, a special section for Cohanim will be provided.
The current price for each plot is $ 11,000 which includes the onetime cemetery maintenance fee of $1,500. There is an additional fee of $2,200 for the Chevra Kadisha services in Israel which includes transportation from Ben Gurion Airport to the cemetery, Shmira, use of the chapel and an area to sit Shiva should one be flying back to America the same day. If someone passes away while in Israel, this fee also includes moving the body from any location and Tahara. If paid at the time when the plot is purchased, that price is guaranteed not to rise, even if the fee increases in the future.
Any interested parties should get in touch with the Eretz Hachaim office directly at 718-437-2200