Monument Rules and Regulations Beth Israel Cemetery Cedar Knolls, NJ
Submit to Beth Israel Cemetery Association (BICA) in good workmanlike manner, a blueprint, drawing or good sketch showing all dimensions and details as well as kind/type and color of stone.
Every sketch submitted must be accompanied with a signed (by a family member) Release Form (SEE copy attached). Please include the proposed date for the unveiling, if possible.
BICA reserves the right to demand a Quarry Certificate. No deduction or argument shall be made because demand was not made on a previous occasion.
The Board of Trustees of the Beth Israel Cemetery are concerned about the dignified general appearance of the Cemetery and reserve the right to exclude monuments, markers, shrubs, plantings, etc. that are not suitable for any reason for this Cemetery.
No monument or marker shall be moved, changed, repaired or inscribed upon without notification in writing to BICA and our written approval.
All plaques (Bronze, etc.) require installation on an appropriate stone base with a foundation.
All monuments and markers require poured foundations and must meet BICA regulations.
All foundations are to terminate below grade and provide a flat/smooth surface for installation.
BICA will install ALL foundations. All foundation charges are to be paid in advance with checks made payable to Beth Israel Cemetery Association or BICA.
Current foundation cost is $288 per sq. foot or $2.00 per sq. inch.
The Family name, minimum 2” high, must appear on BOTH sides of any monument.
Family name must appear on ALL raised or flush markers.
The following symbols ARE allowed: 1) Star of David; 2) Menorah; 3) Candelabra; 4) Dove; 5) Tablets; 6) Olive Branch; 7) Two hands in a blessing position; 8) an Eternal Light; 9) an Ewer; 10) a Heart.
The following symbols are NOT permitted: 1) Copings; 2) Any type of fence work; 3) Photographs; 4) Painted or Gilded letters; 5) Ornamental Stones with broken trees; pictorial designs; statuary; etc.
Stones showing stains, tool marks or imperfections are NOT permitted and will be subject to removal.
Natural Rock shall not have large hollows, bulges or sharp edges.
All stones in the same plot should be of the same kind and style.
All bases must be of the same stone die. All bases in the NEW Section shall have sawed backs.
No above grade structures or objects are to be made of concrete or similar material.
Black or very dark stones or marble such as Evergreen; Imperial; or Laurentian are NOT permitted.
Stones upon which lettering is hard to read are NOT permitted and will be subject to removal.
Light colored granites of approved good grade are permitted. Some examples are: Gray; Wausau Red; Mountain Rose/North American Pink; Canadian Pink; Canadian Mahogany and Dakota Mahogany.
If raised letters are used, they should be well raised and the high polish should come flush to the letter edges. No shallow cut letters, dull panels or backgrounds are allowed.
Single stone die shall have a maximum width of 30” (2’6”). Base width shall be 10” maximum additional.
Double stone die shall have a maximum width of 42” (3’6”).Base width shall be 10” maximum additional.
Monuments with principal side facing away from Ridgedale Ave must also have the family name, minimum 2” high, on the backside.
Monuments shall have a maximum height of 42” (3’6”).
Monoliths shall have a maximum height of 72” (6’).
Marker maximum height is 24” (2’) and maximum width 16” (1’4”) for single AND 18” (1’6”) for double.
Flush with the ground markers AND raised markers are to be located next to the pathway.
Raised markers maximum height is 24” (2’).
Single markers are 24 x 12 x 4 AND with a bronze plaque is 28 x 16 x 4.
Double markers are 42 x 16 x 4 AND with a bronze plaque is 48 x 18 x4.
Monuments are to be placed away from the pathway and have a maximum height of 36” (3’).
Single die monument is 22” x 8” x 28” and single base is 28” x 12” x 8”.
Double die monument is 36” x 8” x 28” and double base is 46” x 14” x 8”.
ALL monument bases must have a sawed back so it can be placed up against the monument in next row.
No work shall be started or deliveries made on Saturdays and Jewish Holidays. Also all work on Fridays must be completed by 12 noon. Work must be suspended during any interment or religious service.
All damage to grass, walkways and edging are to be repaired by the contractor immediately. Any repairs not completed will be billed to the contractor and will be barred from the cemetery grounds until the bill is paid. All debris and rubbish must also be removed immediately.
Trucks and their companies are responsible for any damage caused if not on a paved area. Monument makers are to provide proper moving equipment to minimize collateral damage. NO work shall be performed when the ground is too soft so as to not cause additional damage.
All contractors, sub-contractors, their employees, laborers, workers, helpers and affiliates are required to carry Comprehensive General Liability Insurance with a limit of not less than $ 1 million and Workers Compensation Insurance in compliance with the NJ Workers Compensation and Rating Bureau at their own expense. BICA must be given a copy of BOTH Insurance Policies before any work is started. Further, all of the aforementioned individuals and companies must abide by the Rules and Regulations of the BICA and/or their representatives.
***ANYONE NOT IN COMPLIANCE WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO WORK AT THE CEMETERY***
Please send ALL Drawings/Sketches, Release Forms and Payments to: Mr. Ronald J. Axelrod c/o Beth Israel Cemetery Association (BICA) P O Box 275 Morris Plains NJ 07950-0275 FAX # (908) 879-4606Revised: Jan 2018