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Bereavement and Funeral Practices

Adas Israel mourns the loss of our loved ones… Your community is here for you in your time of need.
When death occurs, please call 301-421-5271 for an answering service who will page the staff member on call, so we can assist you with anything you nay need. 

Bereavement Committee

We encourage our members to consider using the help of our Bereavement Committee for funeral arrangements. One of the most significant benefits of Adas Israel membership is knowing that if (God Forbid) you and your family find yourselves in a period of grief, your community will be there to support you, and to help you with all of the arrangements. Our Bereavement Committee is comprised of nearly twenty dedicated Adas members who will help you coordinate every aspect of the grieving process – from funeral arrangements, to Jewish ritual matters, to bereavement posts, to moral support, to connection with clergy members. We are here for you.


Founded in 1870, Adas Israel owns and maintains its historic cemetery in DC on 1400 Alabama Ave, SE. While there are no new plots available at this location, the congregation also owns a section of available cemetery sites at Judean Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Olney, Maryland and Garden of Remembrance in Clarksburg, MD. For more information about purchasing burial plots, please contact Marcy Spiro at or call at 202.362.4433.  

Guide to Jewish Funeral Practices

Download Adas Israel's "Guide to Jewish Funeral Practices" (pdf)

This guide provides information about:
Making funeral and burial arrangements Contact information for area funeral homes and cemeteries What to do from the time of the death to the funeral Burial preparations, funeral service and burial Mourning, memorials, and guidance for planning ahead.

Adas Israel Cemetery Addresses

Adas Israel Historic Cemetery:
1400 Alabama Avenue, SE, Washington, DC 20032
Visitation made by appointment only or by entering through the Washington Hebrew Gate which is open Sunday – Friday from 8am – 4pm

Judean Memorial Gardens:
16225 Batchellors Forest Road, Olney, Maryland,  20832
(301) 384-1000

Garden of Remembrance:
14321 Comus Rd, Clarksburg, MD 20871
(301) 428-3000

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