A Dream Come True for the Maryland, Washington DC, and Virginia Area Jewish Community
In the early 1990s, Jewish religious and lay leaders first envisioned a new memorial park so inclusive that it would become the cemetery for the entire greater Washington, D.C. Jewish community. That dream became reality in the fall of 2000 when we opened and dedicated the Garden of Remembrance (Gan Zikaron) Memorial Park, located in Clarksburg, Maryland in Montgomery County. (Click here for a site map of the Memorial Park. A bird’s eye image of the site map will appear in a new window. Click on the image for popup details and then print or save it to your computer.) The Garden of Remembrance offers comprehensive services in accordance with all branches of Judaism, reflecting the full range of Jewish practices and honoring personal preferences.
Dedicated to the Entire Jewish Community, offering many burial options.
The Garden of Remembrance is the region’s only not-for-profit cemetery open to members of all Jewish congregations as well as those unaffiliated with a congregation. It is Jewish owned and operated, and managed by a board of community leaders. Congregations and individuals trust us to carry out burial arrangements with dignity and respect, as well as in accordance with Jewish values and practices. As a not-for-profit organization, the Garden of Remembrance returns funds in excess of operating expenses and capital needs back to the local Jewish community. Each year the Memorial Park invites the region’s entire Jewish community to a memorial service at the cemetery to mark the High Holy Days.
Premier Pre-Need Program
Members of Jewish organizations affiliated with our Premier Pre-Need Program benefit their organizations when they purchase burial sites. Call the Garden of Remembrance today at (301) 428-3000 to learn if your organization is affiliated or how your organization can become part of the program.
Range of Services
Burial sites are available with a choice of memorials or monuments, and a mausoleum offers above ground entombment. The space allocated for each gravesite is larger than other Jewish cemeteries in the area. And all individual in-ground burial plots purchased at the Garden of Remembrance are the same price.
• Traditional in-ground interment in individual or family plots.
• Above ground entombment in the Garden of Remembrance mausoleum that harkens back to Biblical times in Israel.
Funeral and Burial Services
When you choose the Garden of Remembrance, you join in a sacred bond with and help strengthen the greater Washington area Jewish community. As the region’s most inclusive Jewish cemetery, the Memorial Park offers comprehensive services in accordance with all branches of Judaism, reflecting the full range of Jewish practices and honoring personal preferences.
Cemeteries and Burial Sections
Burials in designated cemeteries of the Memorial Park are available for members of our participating synagogues and temples. These partner congregations have purchased special reserved cemeteries on behalf of their members.
Burial sections are also available for:
• Individuals and families unaffiliated with a congregation.
• Individuals and families who belong to a congregation not affiliated with the Garden of Remembrance.
• Families who wish to purchase a small section of four or more burial plots.
• Groups and families interested in special Forest Glade burial areas comprised of 20 individual plots set in a tranquil site surrounded by trees.
Available Memorials and Markers
• Upright granite memorials
• Flat granite foot markers
• Flat bronze foot markers