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Funeral Planning and Cemeteries

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Chesed Shel Emes Cemetery of St. Paul
c/o Madsen O’Meara & Company, P.C.
10800 Lyndale Ave. S.  Suite 100
Bloomington, MN  55420
President:  Ray Getsug; (PH:  651-690-2974)
Cemetery Chairman:  Michael Volk;

An unaffiliated cemetery located in East St. Paul using traditional Jewish customs.


Adath Yeshurun Cemetery
5605 France Ave. S.
Edina, MN 55410
Fax: 952-935-0953
Cemetery Manager: Dan Kantar
Board President: Mark Luther

Adath Yeshurun Cemetery has served families in the Minneapolis and St. Paul Jewish communities since 1885. The cemetery is located at 56th and France Avenue South in Edina and covers 22 acres of wooded rolling hills located along Minnehaha Creek. The cemetery is owned and managed by Adath Yeshurun Cemetery Association and is not affiliated with any synagogue. Adath Yeshurun Cemetery is a nonprofit organization and is managed by a board of directors.


Beth El Memorial Park
Operated by Beth El Synagogue
3740 Winnetka Ave. N.
New Hope, MN 55427 (no mail delivery)
Superintendent: Michael J. Morris, LLC; 612-998-0077,

The cemetery is maintained as a memorial park with only flat markers permitted. A flower planting program is available and family plots are available. Open to the Jewish community. Contact the superintendent for information.


Beth Jacob Cemetery Association
1179 Victoria Curve
Mendota Heights, MN 55118
Fax: 651-452-0573
Chairperson: Michael Keller

Sons of Jacob and Sons of Moses cemeteries are administered jointly by the Beth Jacob Cemetery Association and are located at 770 Parkway Dr., St. Paul. For information regarding either of the cemeteries or purchasing burial sites, contact Michael Keller by calling Beth Jacob Congregation at 651-452-2226.


B’nai Emet Cemetery
Operated by Adath Jeshurun Congregation
72nd Street and Penn Avenue South
Richfield, MN 55423 (no mail delivery)
Superintendent: Michael J. Morris, LLC; 612-998-0077,

Gates open from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday through Friday. Closed Sabbath and Jewish holiday festivals (both days).


Chesed Shel Emes Cemetery
c/o Michael Volk
4386 Nybro Circle
Eagan, MN 55123
President: Ray Getsug
Cemetery Chairman: Michael Volk

An unaffiliated cemetery located in east St. Paul using traditional Jewish customs.


Dan Kantar and Associates
3007 Atwood Dr.
Minnetonka, MN 55305
Fax: 952-935-0953
Memorial Designer: Dan Kantar

A monument is created as a tribute to honor life. A symbol of devotion. An expression of love. Because you only do this once, make the right choice. The best quality, service and value in the business. We guarantee you will see the difference.


Gemelus Chesed Cemetery
Operated by Sharei Chesed Congregation
7032 Penn Ave. S.
Richfield, MN 55423 (no mail delivery)
Superintendent: Michael J. Morris, LLC; 612-998-0077,

Gates open from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday through Friday. Closed Sabbath and Jewish holiday festivals (both days).


Hodroff-Epstein Memorial Chapels

  • 126 E. Franklin Ave.; Minneapolis, MN 55404; 612-871-1234
  • 671 S. Snelling Ave.; St. Paul, MN 55116; 651-698-8311
Henry L. Epstein, Michael Epstein, James Wardlow

With two locations, Minneapolis and St. Paul, Hodroff-Epstein is the only Jewish funeral home in the Twin Cities and surrounding area. We are proud to be family owned and operated, with an experienced licensed staff that treats families with the utmost care. Hodroff-Epstein is here to serve all families’ funeral needs, including traditional, cremation and mixed marriages.


Katzman Monument Company
5353 Logan Ave. S.
Minneapolis, MN 55419
612-508-7795 or 866-862-4660
Fax: 651-305-3221

Katzman Monument Company has served the local community since 1935. Katzman offers unparalleled customer service and can be visited online and/or a representative will meet at a time and place convenient for you. Among other options, design your memorial online and share the design with family. And all Katzman memorials may include a QR code Web site link to preserve the memories of your loved one.


Michael J. Morris, LLC
Cemetery Management and Consulting
5132 W. 29th St.
St. Louis Park, MN 55416-1907
Fax: 952-929-1207

Specializing in all aspects of end-of-life burial and memorialization.


Minneapolis Granite
4400 Chicago Ave.
Minneapolis, MN 55407
Fax: 612-822-2838


Minneapolis Jewish Cemetery
Operated by Minneapolis Jewish Cemetery Association
Physical address: 7032 Penn Ave. S.; Richfield, MN 55423
Superintendent: Michael J. Morris, LLC; 612-998-0077,

Community Jewish cemetery located at the corner of 70-1/2 Street and Penn Avenue South in Richfield. Open to Jews of all denominations. Interfaith section (cremation burial available) and family plot areas are available. Founded in 1890. Gates open from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday through Friday. Closed Sabbath and Jewish holiday festivals (both days). Contact superintendent for information.


Mount Zion Temple Cemetery
1760 Payne Ave.
St. Paul, MN 55101
Executive Director: Larry Solomon
Chair: Jack Silverman

Mount Zion’s cemetery is located in St. Paul at Payne and Larpenteur avenues. The cemetery was founded in 1856. Contact Larry Solomon ( for plot and burial information.


Senior Advantage Consultants
3007 Atwood Dr.
Minnetonka, MN 55305
Fax: 952-935-0953
Advance Funeral Planner: Dan Kantar

Advance funeral planning relieves your family of this burden, allowing them to focus on the memories of your life rather than the details of your death. Dan Kantar can make it easier. Cemetery prearrangements and funding for Adath Yeshurun Cemetery, United Hebrew Brotherhood Cemetery and other metro Jewish and non-Jewish cemeteries.


Temple of Aaron Cemetery
591 Larpenteur Ave W
Roseville, MN 55113
Chair: Gerald E. Frisch

Our well-maintained cemetery has been located on the northwest corner of Dale and Larpenteur in Roseville since 1918. We have graves available for sale to members and nonmembers. We provide a flower service to make the grounds more attractive. We have a separate mixed faith section for members to help unite extended families. Our policies permit the installation of monuments and foot markers. We sell single graves and double graves. Cemetery purchases are supervised by Executive Director Ken Agranoff.


Temple Israel Memorial Park
Operated by Temple Israel Congregation, 612-377-8680

Temple Israel Memorial Park, located at 4153 Third Ave. S. in Minneapolis, was organized in 1876 as Montefiore Cemetery. Due to space constraints, sale of lots is limited to members of Temple Israel Congregation and their immediate family members.


Twin Cities Community Women’s Chevra Kaddisha
Coordinator: Raleigh Kent

The T.C.C.W.C.K. is a group of Shomer Shabbat women who prepare deceased Jewish women for burial according to Jewish law and custom. For further information or if you have any questions, please call.


Twin City Monument

  • 1133 University Ave. W., St. Paul, MN 55104
  • 4827 Minnetonka Blvd., St. Louis Park, MN 55416

Fax: 651-646-2305
John Phillips, Cathy Phillips, Morrie Toretsky


United Hebrew Brotherhood Cemetery
2605 W. 70-1/2 St. (corner 70-1/2 Street and Thomas)
Richfield, MN 55423
President: Jeff Schachtman
Cemetery Manager: Michael J. Morris, 612-998-0077

The cemetery is not affiliated with any synagogue and was established in 1904 as a nonprofit organization. Interfaith available. No cremation. Gates open from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday through Friday. Closed Sabbath and Jewish holiday festivals (both days).


West Side Hebrew Adath Yeshurun Cemetery
Physical address: 1216 Barclay, St. Paul, MN 55106
Office: 2575 Doswell Ave., St. Paul, MN 55108
Contact: Meyer Silverberg

Cemetery is open during daylight hours, except for Sabbath and holidays.

(Updated 02.09.17)

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