Misheberach

We encourage prayers for those who are ill. If you would like the name of an ill loved one added to or removed from our Misheberach prayer list, please contact Fern Schorr at 404.355.5222 or fschorr@aasynagogue.org.

Bereavement

May the Lord comfort and sustain all the mourners of Zion and Jerusalem.

During the difficult time of sorrow and pain leading up to and following the death of a loved one, the Ahavath Achim family is available to provide support and guidance, and to assist with the practical details and necessities.

Please call the synagogue at 404.355.5222 so that we can provide you with the information and guidance you need – rabbinic and spiritual support, chevre kadisha services, funeral scheduling and burial planning.

After hours, you may contact one of the Rabbis directly.

Cemetery Information

Greenwood Cemetery: Ahavath Achim has consecrated ground in more than half of historical Greenwood Cemetery. As we own all of our sections, we are able to work with you on a personal, confidential and supportive relationship. Along with the beautifully kept grounds, Greenwood is home to A Memorial to the Six Million, a granite monument topped by six torches commemorating the Holocaust, each torch representing 1 million Jews killed in concentration camps. A Memorial to the Six Million was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2008. Greenwood Cemetery is located at 1173 Cascade Circle SW, Atlanta, GA, 30311. To purchase a grave at Greenwood, contact our Executive Director, Barry Herman, at 404.603.5746.

Arlington Memorial Park: Located in a park-like setting in Sandy Springs, Georgia, Arlington Memorial Park welcomes people of all faiths. A member of the Dignity Memorial network, Arlington Memorial Park offers quality, value and caring service. AA cannot sell Arlington plots directly, but we do work with Arlington closely and confidentially. Please contact Arlington Memorial Park directly at: 404.255.0750 | 201 Mt Vernon Hwy, NW, Sandy Springs, GA 30328.

Oakland Cemetery:  In 1860, the Hebrew Benevolent Society purchased a burial plot at Oakland Cemetery within the original six acres. Now known as the Old Jewish Burial Grounds, it occupies an area along the southern wall and is the second oldest Jewish burial ground in Georgia. Subsequent purchases expanded the Jewish section dramatically. In 1892, Ahavath Achim Synagogue purchased a portion of the expanded Jewish section, and developed what some say is the most visually compelling area of Oakland. This area is often described as “forest-like” because of tall markers tightly packed together with no walkways between. This burial style reflects eastern European tradition and the synagogue’s desire to maximize use of the plot. No plots are available in the Jewish Section. Oakland Cemetery is located at 248 Oakland Ave SE, Atlanta, GA 30312

Dressler’s Jewish Funeral Care

North Georgia’s only exclusively-Jewish Funeral Home. Contact Eddie Dressler or David Boring at 770.451.4999, www.jewishfuneralcare.com

Yizkor Book

Each year we publish the names of those we remember with love in the Ida Pearle Cuba Yizkor Memorial “Pages of Remembrance” Book. This beautiful book and it’s memorial prayers begin the first Yizkor and will be utilized throughout the Jewish calendar year.

Submission requests for inclusion in 2018’s Yizkor Book will be received beginning spring 2018For more information about submissions, contact Jill Rosner at jrosner@aasynagogue.org or 404.603.5741.

Chevra Kadisha

Chevra Kadisha is the holy society that prepares the dead for burial, according to Jewish tradition. The Tahara, the ritual cleansing and dressing of a body, honors and respects the body of the deceased as if it were still alive.

At AA, Chevra Kadisha is respected both for the services it provides the deceased and their families, and for spiritual and emotional opportunities it provides.

Downloads

Yahrzeit Plaque Form

Unveiling Service Booklet

Funeral and Burial Guide