- A Jewish cemetery has physical boundaries that set the cemetery off from its surroundings, making it holy for Jews.
- A Jewish cemetery is considered consecrated ground where Jewish burial practices and customs are observed.
- A Jewish cemetery is owned by the Jewish community whose rules and regulations are governed by a duly authorized Board of Directors for Jewish cemetery purposes.
- Only Jewish symbols are permitted on a Jewish cemetery.
- Only Jewish clergy or lay people may officiate at a burial service or any other religious service on a Jewish cemetery.
- Perpetual care funds are managed by and for the care of the Jewish cemetery.
- The cemetery is closed on Shabbat and all Jewish holidays.
Just as synagogues preserve Jewish continuity in life, so do Jewish cemeteries preserve Jewish continuity in the afterlife.