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Jewish Memorials Brisbane

Custom Jewish funeral memorials designed for your loved ones

MMS Memorials have been supplying the Brisbane Jewish community with Jewish memorials and Jewish monuments since 1980. We understand the Jewish burial ritual and ensure Jewish monuments are erected in line with Chevra Kadisha requirements.

Jewish Cemetery Monument Enquiry

With a long history of keeping with the traditions of the Jewish community in Brisbane. Erecting a monument is an ancient Jewish tradition. The significance of The Monument ('Matzeivah'), whether placing a Jewish headstone, footstone or placed directly over the grave has three common purposes are:

  • To mark the place of burial
  • To market the grave, so that family and friends may visit
  • To symbolise honour for the departed

We understand the importance of timelines for the installation of Jewish monuments and the significance depending on the customs and traditions of the departed. For example, we have found most commonly the timing of the memorial is before the yahrtzeit (within the first anniversary of passing according to the Jewish calendar). The cost, size and shape of the monument may be determined by the family or the wishes of the departed. Whatever the final design it is important to do honour to the departed loved one.

Jewish Burial Range

We understand that there are many things to consider when choosing a Jewish memorial including the type of stone, inscriptions, design and budget. Jones and Travers memorial masons can assist you every step of the way to ensure that your memorial is modest and long lasting.

Choose from our existing Jewish memorial range or have Jones and Travers design team and fully qualified master stonemasons custom make your Jewish monument. Our memorials can include:

  • Jewish headstone and base
  • Single or double headstone
  • Family estate memorial
  • Footstone
  • Cenotaph

As with all of our stone products, the stone that we use is of the highest quality and workmanship is completed by master stonemasons.

What is Chevra Kadisha?

Memorial Inscription and Headstone Design

To complete your memorial you will need to have an idea of the overall design by considering the specific inscription, lettering, type and colours of the stone. In selecting the inscription and lettering for your memorial you will need to decide upon the style, colour, font, size, logos and imagery to be used on the stone.

Jones and Travers will guide you through your selection of the type of stone and stone finish for your Jewish Memorial. Select from our extensive range of high-quality Australian or imported natural stone. Natural stone memorials are available in granite, marble, sandstone and reconstituted stone. Though, granite is most common and strongly recommended for stone memorials and headstones due to its features of strength, durable and low water absorption.

The Jones and Travers team offer a full Inscription Service and are able to help develop the perfect lasting memorial for your loved one. In preparation for the inscription of your monument it is a good idea to have the following information available:

  • The name of the cemetery and exact location of the plot.
  • The full English name of the deceased.
  • The full Hebrew name of the deceased and his/or her father.
  • The birthday.
  • Date and approximate hour of death.
  • Relationship to family and friends: mate, husband, parent, grandparent.
  • Jewish Status (if this is of importance to family and/or deceased).

Restorations and Maintenance

MMS Memorials complete full repairs and maintenance on existing memorials damaged by weather, vandalism or neglect. Our services include cleaning, polishing, re-filling, re-painting and re-gilding of lettering and imagery. All restoration and maintenance services are available either on-site or in our factory.

MMS Memorials Master Stonemasons

At MMS Memorials our stonemasons, where possible, carry out the carving, design and etching work in our Brisbane factory. This enables us to ensure the quality of the stone and craftsmanship. Work is completed by fully qualified stonemasons.

For over 30 years MMS Memorials has supplied quality granite and marble memorials to the Jewish community in and around Brisbane. We invite you to our Brisbane Showroom to view our stone samples and examples of our great work. Let our team of caring and experienced professionals custom create a memorial to honour your loved one.

Contact MMS Memorials for all your Jewish memorials on 07 3265 5433 or complete our Quote Request form today.

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