Are There Options for Interfaith Couples to be Buried in the Same Cemetery?

While it is true that, historically, only Jews were permitted to be buried in Jewish cemeteries, the prevalence of interfaith families has necessitated new options.

Many Jewish cemeteries have opened sections where Jews and people from other faith and cultural traditions can be buried together. Some communities have built new Jewish cemeteries where the entire cemetery is available to people of all faiths.

Reform clergy have expressed their willingness to bury interfaith partners alongside one another. The best source for what’s available in your community will be your local Reform congregation (find a congregation near you) or Jewish funeral home.

Learn more about Reform Jewish death and mourning.