The largest Jewish mortuary &
cemetery organization in California
Message from the General Manager
A few weeks ago, I was asked to participate in an interview on public radio station KCRW to discuss how the drought affects our cemetery operations. Over the course of our on-air conversation, I explained how for the past 28 years, Mount Sinai has used reclaimed/ recycled water for our irrigation and landscaping needs.
Because the interview focused on the operational benefits we experience from using recycled water, it ultimately presented me with a unique forum to explain why it is so important for us to keep our Mount Sinai parks green, lush, pristine and beautifully maintained.
As I explained, “The Hebrew word for cemetery, “Beyt Chayim” which is inscribed on our front gates, translates to “House of the Living”. Our parks represent a place of memory and a place of life which is warm, welcoming, and in our case green.
Over the next few weeks, I encourage you to take the time to visit our parks to honor loved ones or simply stroll through our gardens and enjoy the view. If you have any questions, comments or concerns, please do not hesitate to reach out to me.
From the entire Mount Sinai family, we wish you and your families a happy and joyous Hanukkah!
Len Lawrence, General Manager
Judaism is a tradition that combines deep wonder about the world with a clear eyed view of the difficulties and tragedies of life. We learned early that each new community must build both schools and cemeteries. Both learning and marking the traditions and lives of our ancestors would sustain us.
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Our parks are open Sunday through Friday 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM daily except Saturday in observance of the Sabbath.
Please note that our parks will also be open on the following holidays:
Thanksgiving (Thursday, November 27, 2014)
Christmas (Thursday, December 25, 2014)
New Year’s Day (Thursday, January 1, 2015)