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Our Cemetery

More than 60 years ago, when Beth El’s founders were establishing our cemetery, they envisioned a place of honor and dignity to the deceased and a source of comfort to visitors. Over those years, Beth El has worked very hard to live up to our founders’ dreams.  

Our cemetery is located in a peaceful, beautiful section of Avon, CT. We welcome all of the Jewish faith for burial in our Cemetery. Our rabbinic staff usually officiates at burials; others may serve in that capacity with permission from our rabbis. 

To ensure that our cemetery maintains the beauty that our founders intended, Beth El Cemetery By-laws and Rules and Regulations set out standards for monuments, footstones and decorations as well as who may be buried in a multi-grave plot. 
 
Members receive a discounted price on both graves and burial fees. Please contact the Beth El office at (860) 233-9696 for pricing information. We are happy to meet with you at the synagogue and/or visit the cemetery with you to discuss your needs. Please contact Beth El Executive Director Rabbi Howard Sowalsky (phone number above) or hsowalsky@bethelwh.org or Cemetery Committee Chair Lois Koteen at cemetery@bethelwh.org.
 

Directions to our cemetery

51 Jackson Street
Avon, CT 06001
 
 
 
 
From Albany Avenue (Route 44) in West Hartford, go West to Avon.
 
In Avon Center, at the traffic light just before O’Neill Chevrolet, take a left onto Old Farms Road.
 
Proceed on Old Farms Road to Arch Road.
 
Take a right onto Arch Road.
 
Continue past St. Ann’s Cemetery to Jackson Street.
 
Take a left onto Jackson Street.
 
Take the right fork over the unpaved road through the wooded area to the cemetery.
 
Park in the open area.