CBSRZ CEMETERY ASSOCIATION
The CBSRZ Cemetery Association has two cemeteries. Historically, each is connected to our respective congregations.
RODFE ZEDEK CEMETERY IN MOODUS
The Rodfe Zedek Cemetery is located in Moodus and sits on Leesville Road (Route 151). Within the recent past, a new parking area and entry were added.
Directions to the Rodfe Zedek Cemetery from CBSRZ:
- Head west on E Kings Hwy toward CT-154 S
- Turn right onto CT-154 N
- Turn right onto CT-82 E
- Slight left onto CT-149 N
- Slight left onto Johnsonville Rd
- Turn left onto CT-151 N
Destination will be on the left – 24 Leesville Rd, Moodus.
BETH SHALOM CEMETERY IN DEEP RIVER
Begun with a gift from the Samuels Family, The Beth Shalom Cemetery is located within historic Fountain Hill Cemetery. An addition to the original cemetery was added in 2001 with soil from the building of the new Synagogue. In 2018, about 200 more burial plots were added adjacent to the original cemetery.
Directions to the Beth Shalom Cemetery from CBSRZ:
- Head west on E Kings Hwy toward CT-154/Middlesex Turnpike 253 ft
- Turn left at CT-154/Middlesex Turnpike & Continue to follow CT-154 2.1 mi
- Turn left at High St 0.3 mi
- Turn left into the cemetery and Beth Shalom will be on the left @ 150 yards.
While there is overlap, each cemetery, due to historical differences, has unique guidelines.
In the fall of 2003 the CBSRZ Cemetery Committee with the guidance of Rabbi Corey Weiss created a “Guide for Mourners.” Topics included are: Before Death Occurs, From Death to the Funeral Service, The Funeral Service and Interment, and Mourning Observances.
DOWNLOAD MOURNER'S GUIDE
United Reformed Judaism – on death and mourning.
A series of articles about Jewish traditions and practices in mourning
Ritual Smooths Salve on Long-ago Loss
Can a person who died by suicide be buried in a Jewish cemetery?
CONGREGATION BETH SHALOM RODFE ZEDEK LINKS
Memorial plaques are displayed in the Temple in the hallway adjacent to the sanctuary. These are lit for yartzeits and for Yom Kippur. Plaques may be purchased through the Temple office.
Stuart Baker, President of the CBSRZ Cemetery Association
Wendy Bayor, CBSRZ Cemetery Association Administrator
Rabbi Marci Bellows regarding ritual questions