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Northern New Jersey's Experts In Jewish Monuments and Memorials

Jewish Monument Services and a Bit About Us...

Jewish Monuments Dealer & Builder In Northern, New Jersey

In the event of a friend or family member passing you are left with countless questions. Among these questions are often “how do I correctly honor said person’s life”? Through the ages monuments have proven time and time again that they are a meaningful way of paying respects. By giving your loved one a monument to commemorate his or her life,  you are allowing them a piece of the earth that will last an eternity.

Symbolically by giving them the Jewish monument they are able to live on, not just through our hearts but in the impact they’ve had on friends, family, and the planet. In most cases the funeral and other traditional events are very large gatherings which limit the privacy you have with your loved one. This is why many realize the true value of the Jewish monument afterwards, it allows you a place to physically go “see” your loved one which can be extremely healthy for the body, mind, and soul.

About Jewish Monuments NJ

There are many factors to take into account when choosing a beautiful Jewish monument for your loved one. The first of which would be whether you want to use bronze or granite as the base. Granite can be found in just about any color you have in mind so it will offer you a bit more creativity. Some feel bronze has a more traditional appearance and reflects the style of classic monuments. Unfortunately, bronze with all of its shine does not come in as wide a range of different colors.

You can choose just about anything you like but at the end of the day, please realize that you are honoring your loved one with something completely custom and beautiful. It’s a very special thing when you can honor someone’s entire life or legacy with stone or another material. For over 80 years, Jewish Monuments NJ have been building, designing and providing all phases of monument related services for the Jewish community within Northern New Jersey. We have outstanding relationships with past customers, high quality craftsmanship and reasonable pricing. We invite you to schedule an appointment at one of our showrooms to look at our selection and see the quality for yourself. You will find that our staff are more than friendly and completely open to any questions you may have. We truly look forward to meeting you.

(973) 777-7786 262 Main Ave, Clifton, NJ 07014

Mausoleum Company and Dealer in Northern New Jersey

Since the beginning of time Mausoleums have denoted an attribute of wealth, royalty, or prestige for those of Jewish faith. Traditionally, people that practice Judaism are buried beneath ground.  Within most mausoleums outside of the Jewish faith, caskets are placed above ground. Therefore, it is completely acceptable for having a mausoleum as an option for remembrance as long as your loved one has been interred beneath the ground. However, as time goes on the, mausoleum option has become more and more available for all to enjoy. Mausoleums are often considered a regal dedication to your loved one’s life. They can be made above or in ground for privacy and reflection. 

Although mausoleum is the standard term today for a building which acts as the monument to someone’s life they are sometimes referred to as tombs, crypts, or sarcophagi. These monuments are usually designed with etchings, engravings, inscriptions, sculptures, pictures, designs, patterns, quotes, or plaques. All aesthetics may be completely visible externally and some may be inside the mausoleum.  These monuments can be built and dedicated to one individual or used as a family plot to host the remains of an entire family.  Mausoleums dedicated to an entire family may hold up between 12 and 24 internments. The vast majority of the time a family mausoleum is built with 12 internments in mind.

The Basics of Building

If you’re interested in a mausoleum the first step is to choose an appropriate spot in the cemetery based off the size you are looking for. Designing a mausoleum can be a tremendous task that being said our architectural experts can take on that responsibility for you. We can show you the mausoleums we have constructed in the past.

With over 80 years in service excellence Jewish Monuments NJs has been building mausoleums faithfully for the people of Northern NJ. Most of these monuments are going to be made with granite for its high durability and wide range of colors. However, there are different kinds of granites and we must choose the best type for the location of your new mausoleum. The first step is an analysis of the weather patterns in Northern NJ we are going to need a granite that is resistant to high levels of snow and rain fall.

How Long It Takes to Build a Mausoleum in Northern, NJ

Constructing a mausoleum for a family or an individual is a complex task due to the nature of this it’s very difficult to give an exact completion time.  Generally building the mausoleum shouldn’t take any more than 1 to 4 weeks. The hard part however is getting all of the permits, and final paperwork approved. The cemetery has the final say on the mausoleums existence. Every cemetery does it a little bit differently, some may have a third party handle the contracting responsibilities. If this is the case then we need to communicate with that third party for our plans to move forward.

In other cases, the cemetery may have its own organization of contractors who need to assess our plans. In the past, we have seen this approval process last anywhere from a week to several months. This process can take some time for good reason. The cemetery has to first make sure the mausoleum is in adherence to its building code. Second, the cemetery needs to assess the integrity of the building to make sure it will stand the test of time. This protects the investment you made with the cemetery in the first place and is good practice. The fact is these projects in all of their magnificence cannot be hurried for the sake of integrity of the surviving parties, the cemetery and us the manufacturer.

The Difference Between Crypts, Tombs, Sarcophagi, and Mausoleums

Although crypts, tombs and sarcophagi are often used synonymously with mausoleum they are all different in certain ways. Crypts are underground burial places, historically these existed beneath churches today you can find crypts in your local cemetery. They are typically stone, or concrete structures which house the casket or coffin. A tomb is a container of varying size and shape that holds the remains. 

A sarcophagus is a structure which may be part above ground and part below without windows, or entrances. Sarcophagi can host up to eight internments which are lowered in via the roof and set to rest underground in the section which isn’t visible to the outside. The reason a mausoleum is considered different is because it is a fully above ground structure usually with doors, windows, or a bench allowing visitors personal, and private time to reflect with their loved one.

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