Jewish wild flower cemetery consecrated

Over twenty people attended the consecration ceremony at the Penmount Wildflower Cemetery section for Jewish burials in Truro on Sunday, the 15th of October.  The service was led by Life President, Harvey Kurzfield, to officially mark the site which will eventually be the final resting place for members of the Jewish community who wish to be buried there.

The area has been especially marked off and separated from the other wild flower section of this cemetery with Hawthorne bushes. A portable water facility is on hand to accommodate those who wish to wash their hands after leaving the area and a bench has been placed which will one day have the names of people who are buried there.

In addition, a special book of remembrance will be placed inside the Penmount Crematorium building with a page for each member buried at this particular site with a picture of a Jewish headstone with the appropriate words in Hebrew and English and inscriptions of choice to replicate what the deceased person’s burial plot would have looked like with a traditional tombstone.

Following the ceremony an extra service took place to bury sacred, unusable sacred books.

A High Tea at the Alverton Hotel sponsored by Kehillat Kernow took place after the services.

Many thanks to Susan Cannon, Penmount Funeral Director; Harvey Kurzfield, Rachel Brown and Leslie Lipert for organising this meaningful event.

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