The Jewish tradition is founded on respect for those who have died and on providing comfort to those who are grieving. Chizuk Amuno provides comfort, support, and guidance to those who are bereaved. We also encourage our members to turn to our clergy and staff for advice on the practical matters and ritual surrounding death, burial, and mourning.
Our Rabbis and Cantor are available to officiate at funeral services and unvelings for Synagogue members and their families, and are also available to guide families through the traditional mourning rituals in the days that follow burial.
Read more about making arrangements for burial or purchasing a plot at one of Chizuk Amuno’s cemeteries.
As a Jewish congregation, we gather as a community at every milestone. This includes the passing of family members and friends.
Chizuk Amuno members have two options for burial of Jewish loved ones. Both locations maintain the same high standards.
Arlington Cemetery is our long-established, beautifully maintained cemetery in Baltimore City. Known for its serene setting, Arlington has served as a community cemetery for the Jewish population of Baltimore for more than 50 years. It is located on Rogers Avenue, west of Reisterstown Road.
Opened in the spring of 2009, Garrison Forest Cemetery is located at Garrison Forest Road and Crondall Lane in Owings Mills. The purchase of lots at Garrison Forest is limited to members of Chizuk Amuno Congregation.
Neither cemetery will accept cremated remains nor can Arlington lots be exchanged for lots at Garrison Forest.
For understandable reasons, many people delay the purchase of a cemetery lot. To avoid the need to make a cemetery selection at times of illness and loss, the staff at Chizuk Amuno are on hand to assist in making a pre-need purchase. This choice alleviates undue stress and provides peace of mind.
Arlington Cemetery at 10:30 a.m.
Garrison Forest Cemetery at 11:45 a.m.
In the tradition of our ancestors, we gather inside the hallowed gates of our congregation’s cemeteries to recite psalms, prayers, and personal memorials during the Days of Repentance between Rosh HaShanah and Yom Kippur. Services are conducted by Rabbi Ron Shulman, Rabbi Debi Wechsler, and Hazzan Emanuel Perlman, accompanied at Arlington Cemetery by voices of the Chizuk Amuno Choir.
Holocaust Memorial Service
Holocaust Memorial Garden at Chizuk Amuno
Sunday, October 9 at 1:00 p.m.
We will honor the memories of our loved ones who perished in the Shoah, our beloved departed whose graves we cannot visit. Please join us to honor the memories and legacies of those we will always remember.