Beit Olam East Cemetery
Sites Available for Purchase
The Beit Olam East Cemetery in Wayland, MA was consecrated in late 2010 and provides 7,200 grave sites for both Reform and Conservative families. Advance purchases have reserved about 1,000 sites, and three sections have been reserved for area temples.
The cemetery has segreated areas for Conservative and Reform per Jewish law and customs. We would be pleased to help you find suitable grave sites for yourself and/or your family. Soon we expect to have an interactive, online application to let you look for available sites. Each site is $4,600. Financing is available through Century Bank and Trust Co. of Somerville.
All inquiries should be made to Lisa Berenson at 617-244-6509.
Touring the grounds of Beit Olam East Cemetery more than an hour before dedication ceremonies.
Arriving by the Busload
More than 120 people came via bus from remote parking.
Exploring The Grounds
Visitors walked the grounds of the new Beit Olam East Cemetery in Wayland.
Visitors at the new Beit Olam East Cemetery in Wayland, MA prior to dedication ceremonies.
Just moments prior to the consecration ceremony at Beit Olam East Cemetery, looking East.
A Warm Blessing
Cantor Hollis Schachner (Temple Shir Tikva) and Rabbi Boaz Heilman during ceremony.
About 120 people were at the dedication of the Beit Olam East Cemetery in Wayland.
More than 120 people assembled at the Western prayer garden for a consecration service.
Many Blessings Bestowed
Several rabbis and cantors from throughout the region participated in the Nov. 7 ceremonies.
One by one, several speakers participated in consecration ceremonies at Beit Olam East.
View from the Crowd
More than 120 people braved temperatures in the 40s on Nov. 7 for the Beit Olam East consecration.
Prayers from the Prayer Garden
The consecration ceremonies were held on high ground at the west end of the new cemetery.
Overview of Beit Olam East
A beautiful overlook of the new cemetery during opening remarks by JCAM's Stan Kaplan.
Consecration Ceremonies Held Nov. 7, 2010
Dozens of people gathered to participate in the consecration of Beit Olam East Cemetery in Wayland, MA, Nov. 7, 2010.
Rabbi Sally Finestone of Temple Or Atid in Wayland, MA was one of several rabbis participating in consecration ceremonies.
Beit Olam Cemetery
Stones from around Israel on display in the central prayer garden for the consecration event Nov. 7, 2010
Rabbi Neal Gold of Temple Shir Tikva in Wayland, MA was one of several rabbis participating in consecration ceremonies.
Steve Grossman, a longtime supporter of JCAM, was the featured speaker during the dedication and consecration service.
Beit Olam East Celebrated
Special remarks during the dedication event were given by Steve Grossman.
Making a Point
JCAM Executive Director Stan Kaplan points out a feature to Rabbi Herman Blumberg whose vision years ago led to the original Beit Olam cemetery.
Stan Kaplan, executive director of JCAM, welcomes the more than 120 people during the dedication and consecration service.
Walking the Perimeter
Special blessings were offered by the assembled clergy at seven stops as visitors walked the perimeter of the new cemetery.
Crowd on the Move
More than 100 participated in the perimeter walk around the new cemetery.
Walking the Perimeter in Dedication
Most everyone participated in the "perimeter walk" as part of the ceremonies to consecrate the new cemetery.
Stop In the Northeast Corner
Gathering at one of seven stops on the perimeter, prayers were offered to bless the new cemetery.
Leading the Ceremonial Walk
Stan Kaplan, Executive Director of JCAM, leads the hundred-strong participants in a perimeter walk.
Final Stop On Tour
Cantor Jodi Schechtman offered a prayer at the final of seven stops on the perimeter tour.