You can help us meet that goal by making your tax-deductible donation of $100, $250, $500, $1,000, $5,000 or other amount.


Contributors will also be listed on the JCCNNM website and in annual announcements.


Phase III: Future Improvements

Upon completion of Phase 2, we will begin construction of entry pillars, plantings, and landscaping.​​

Cemetery Beautification

Project

Remembrance

Plaques

Jewish Cemetery

In Judaism, burial of the dead is deemed a religious commandment, one that takes precedence even over the study of Torah.


In Santa Fe, Jews are buried in the dedicated Jewish section of Rivera Family Funerals and Memorial Garden Cemetery, 417 Rodeo Road. This is the only Jewish cemetery in Santa Fe with available space.


The goals of the Cemetery Committee of the JCCNNM are:


  • To meet the burial needs of our Jewish Community;


  • To beautify the Cemetery with plantings and hardscape. Part of this effort will be to extend the wall which marks the Jewish section and symbolizes inclusion and enclosure within the Santa Fe Jewish community;


  • To make our Jewish Cemetery a bimkom kever, a place where the names of family members who are buried elsewhere or who perished in the Holocaust are memorialized.​​

​Cemetery Plots

Phase I: Successfully Completed

The dedicated Jewish area has been extended by tripling the number of plots available for Jewish burial.


Phase II: Extending the Wall

We are now working onextending the magnificent wall to the end of the newly expanded Shalom section. The cost of this project is $65,000. To meet this goal, we are collecting individual donations.

The cost per plaque is $613.00 which includes a tax-deductible donation of $400.00 to be used to extend the wall.


Jewish Community Council of 

Northern New Mexico

It is important to let you know that available land for burial in Santa Fe is severely limited. The price of plots increases annually. We encourage you to purchase grave space while land is still available and affordable.


For more information, contact Amanda Cornejo-Chavez at Memorial Gardens Cemetery 505-989-7032.

The Jewish custom of bimkom kever means ‘in the place of the grave.’  Through this tradition close relatives or friends who are not buried in Santa Fe can be remembered in our Jewish section by memorializing their names on our Cemetery wall.  In our mobile society where many of us live in different places from where our parents are buried, the Remembrance Plaques will allow you to recall loved ones in our own Shalom Section in Santa Fe.


Plaques are made of regionally-sourced stone that resemble the rich, warm colors of Jerusalem and are engraved by local craftsmen. Each plaque will have space on top for a stone marking your visit. Beginning in September 2017, each plaque will be able to store an accessible digital archive of the biography and family history of the deceased. This archive can be downloaded on to your mobile device. Plaques are approximately 10” x 5” x 2.5” with room for two lines, 18 spaces per line. You may put as many names as you wish within the limits. Plaques ordered at the same time will be grouped together and will be mounted permanently to the wall. Plaques may be purchased by check or credit card. 










Payment/Tzedakah plans are also available upon request. For information please email   remembranceplaques@q.com.


To purchase by check,  copy and paste the form to the right into a Word document or other editor and print it, fill it out, and mail it with your check to the address shown at the bottom of the form.


To purchase by credit card,  copy and paste the form to the right into an email, fill it out, and email it to remembranceplaques@q.com. Click the Purchase Plaque(s) button to make your payment by credit card.






Donate to the Wall Project

REMEMBERANCE PLAQUE ORDER FORM 

 

Plaques ordered at the same time will be grouped together and will be mounted permanently to the wall. Each plaque will have two lines, 18 spaces on each line, including blank and punctuation spaces. All letters will be capitalized and names will be centered. You may put as many names as you wish within the limit of 2 lines of 18 characters each, including blank and punctuation spaces.

 

Plaque 1     Line 1     ___  ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___

                   Line 2     ___  ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___

Plaque 2     Line 1     ___  ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___

                   Line 2     ___  ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___

Plaque 3     Line 1     ___  ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___

                   Line 2     ___  ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___

Plaque 4     Line 1     ___  ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___         

                   Line 2     ___  ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___

 

After we receive your order, you will will be contacted to confirm the spelling of each name thereby authorizing us to proceed with the engraving of your plaque(s).

Purchaser name: _______________________________________________________

Email: _______________________________ Phone Number:_______________________

Mailing address:     _____________________         ___________________          _________             ________

                                          Street address                           City                                  State                    Zip Code

 

Names of individuals to be recognized as contributors to the plaque(s).   (Add additional page if needed.)  

 

Name                                       Relationship to person(s) remembered on plaque(s)

______________________         _______________________________________________

______________________         _______________________________________________

______________________         _______________________________________________

 

Payment:

Each plaque $613.00 ($400.00 tax deductible) 

Number of plaques ordered  ________  each at   $613.00 = $_______________

Additional  donation:   Wall extension   $______     Chevra  Kadisha  $_______

                                          TOTAL PAYMENT $_________

 

Send completed form and checks payable to :   JCCNNM,  P.O Box 29564,  Santa Fe, NM  87592   Attn: Doris Francis

For additional information email remembranceplaques@q.com