Funerals and Burials
At a time of sad loss, it’s comforting to know that Beit Or v’Shalom will be there for you.
A choice of Cantor Bentley or lay leaders is available to conduct funerals, in partnership with George Hartnett Funerals (formerly Cannon and Cripps).
Both burial and cremation are available.
Only the Jewish partner in a mixed-faith couple can be buried in a Jewish cemetery; however other arrangements can be made to provide a Jewish funeral and still allow the couple to find eternal rest together. This should be discussed with Cantor Bentley.
Should your family need additional support beyond the funeral itself, please make sure we are aware of this; our pool of volunteers may be able to assist.
Mt Gravatt Cemetery
There are four different areas available for Jewish burial (including the burial of ashes). Please discuss your needs at the time of arranging the funeral. More information about our cemeteries can be found on this website.
There are also Jewish cemeteries in regional centres; Cantor Bentley is usually available to travel.
There are four areas where Jewish remains can be buried at Mt Gravatt Cemetery.
Two of these are the Jewish Lawn Cemetery, used for burial with a plaque to mark each gravesite, and the Memorial Garden for the interment of ashes. These are situated at the rear end of Lawn 9, Mt Gravatt Cemetery (Download map), which is accessed via 582 Mains Road, Mt Gravatt.
The other two Jewish areas are monumental cemeteries where all graves are required to have a full headstone. Halachic Jews can be buried in Section 4C(i); other Jews (including Progressive converts) can be buried in Section 4C(ii). Funerals leading to burial in these sections are conducted in the adjoining Jewish chapel under the auspices of the Brisbane Chevra Kaddishah, using an officiant of your selection in consultation with the Chevra Kaddishah.