A little about the Hebrew Cemetery

The Hebrew Cemetery of Reno was established in 1879 when the Reno Hebrew Benevolent Society purchased land near the Hillside Cemetery on Angel Street located West of the University of Nevada. While the Benevolent Society folded in 1907 (the result of a floundering mining industry and economic downturn), burials continued at the Hebrew Cemetery under the supervision of a few select families.

Ten years later, in 1917, Reno’s first official Jewish congregation was formed, bringing with it the formation of a Chevera Kaddisha committee which oversaw burial for almost half a century.

Reserving A Burial Plot

Many people view the selection of a final resting place as an important personal decision, and choose a cemetery and reserve a burial plot for themselves well in advance of any need. Others leave the decision to family members...

Please Note: When you "reserve" or "buy" your plot in a cemetery you are actually obtaining a "Burial Licence". Depending on space and availability, you can pre-purchase (reserve) grave space for future use.

The Burial Licence entitles you access to a particular burial plot in a cemetery now or in the future.

A Burial Licence can be obtained through The Hebrew Cemetery Inc. office and by paying the fee set by the The Hebrew Cemetery Council. The Burial Licence is issued on a certificate, which promises that the plot described will be available exclusively to you or your estate.

Reserving grave space gives an exclusive 'right to burial'. The exclusive right of burial gives the purchaser the right to say who can be interred in that grave be it a burial or interment of ashes. It does not give ownership of the land. This right currently lasts for 100 years.

This is the right to all future interments, depending on the space available in the grave, and also to the interment and scattering of ashes in or over the grave. When you reserve space you get a deed of grant to prove that you have this right.

You can also erect a memorial on the plot or add inscriptions to an existing memorial. If you have reserved a grave space, this entitles you to apply for permission to erect a memorial. You cannot do this if a grave is unpurchased.

Deposit for reserving a burial plot: *Call for current pricing.

Final Cost To Be Determined ( TBD )

Our Current Rates:
Easement of use for a grave:
Member of a founding congregation: *Call for current pricing.
Member of a non-founding congregation: *Call for current pricing.

Jewish Community Member: *Call for current pricing

Care fee (all) *Call for current pricing.

Marker Holdout (repaid when marker is ordered) *Call for current pricing.

Be sure to inquire about special package pricing...

This includes the first use of the space and the memorial fee.

Please contact us for reservations and locations of easement, and / or additional information.