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About Our Cemetery

Beit Olamim is a Jewish cemetery in Madison, Wisconsin located in Sunset Memory Gardens cemetery at 7302 Mineral Point Road.

Beit Olamim has two distinct and equally beautiful and meaningful areas for burial:

• Sha’ar HaRachamin (Gates of Compassion), which requires those who are buried to be Jewish, as defined in the rules and regulations. This section does not permit burial of cremains.

• Sha’ar Shalom (Gates of Peace), which requires those who are buried to have been born Jewish, converted to Judaism, or a close relative of a Jewish person who was buried or expects to be buried here. It also allows burial of cremains.

Requirements for burial in these sections can be found in this linked JBAM Rules and Regulations document.

If you are trying to decide which section to choose, we realize it can be a sensitive matter. We encourage you to speak with your Rabbi about your choice since your Rabbi will need to approve of it before we officially assign the plot to you. If you do not have a Rabbi, we can help you find a Rabbi to help with this decision and to approve your selection.

Please download JBAM Rules and Regulations (PDF) for detailed rules and regulations regarding Beit Olamim, including:
A. Qualifications
B. Markers, Monuments, and Structures
C. Plot Owner’s Agreement
D. Cemetery’s Rights
E. Exhumation and Disinterment

We are in the process of:

  • Developing and implementing a landscaping plan that will transform Beit Olamim into a beautiful, serene, and spiritual environment with seating areas highlighted by trees and flowers for contemplation and comfort;
  • Creating a distinctive and tasteful demarcation between Beit Olamim and the larger Sunset Memory Gardens cemetery; and
  • Getting approval for a paved driveway entrance directly servicing Beit Olamim off Westfield Road (for summer, 2020).

JBAM does not operate a formal genizah (a temporary storage place for worn out or desecrated holy objects such as Torah scrolls, mezuzot, prayer books, texts, etc). When approved by the family of the deceased, we honor those individuals by burying objects from the temporary storage provided by Madison’s synagogues.

Sat, April 1 2023 10 Nisan 5783