At the cemetery, it is customary to place a stone on the gravestone of a loved one. At Kerem Shalom, loved ones are remembered by placing a stone on the small shelf in front of their name, an echo of this ancient tradition. Stones may be placed on the yahrzeit, the anniversary of the death, or whenever someone would like to remember their relative or friend. Twice a year, before Rosh Hashanah and before Pesach, all the stones are returned to the glass container. Names are grouped in alphabetical order, and spread throughout the two walls. Last names beginning with A through L are on the left side of sanctuary as you enter. Last names beginning with M through Z are on the right side of the sanctuary. Our yahrzeit wall was designed by Michael Rosenfeld of The Office of Michael Rosenfeld, and built by Dale Walker of Walker Woodworks. The plaques were created by Bill Crosby of Crosby Design. May the memories of all those we remember be a blessing.
May Their Memory Be A Blessing
To have someone remembered on the wall, download and fill out a plaque order form. Return the form with your check to the office, Kerem Shalom, Box 1646, Concord, MA 01742. A unique feature of Kerem Shalom’s remembrance wall is that you may place a stone to observe the yahrzeit, anniversary of death or when you are in mourning.