The Beth Tikvah Cemetery Committee will oversee the cemet4try operations of the Beth Tikvah Congregation.
The Cemetery should act as a
non-profit organization of Beth Tikvah Congregation.
Income of the Beth Tikvah Cemetery will be kept in a bank account separate from the Congregation's accounts.
After the cemetery's account reaches the amount of $25,000, the Cemetery Committee will begin returning money
used for cemetery expenses to the Congregation.
1. The term Cemetery Committee shall mean the person or persons duly appointed to conduct and administer the
cemetery owned and
operated by Beth Tikvah Congregation.
"Cemetery" as used herein shall mean all property for earth
3. The term “Permit Holder" shall include the person or persons who hold the permit granted by Cemetery Committee,
or who hold
same by right of inheritance or transfer.
The term "internment" shall herein mean earth burial
or burial in an underground vault.
"Grave" shall mean a space of ground used for the
burial of human remains.
The term "Plot" shall include one or more adjoining
7. The term "Permit" shall grant only the privilege of internment and not a conveyance of any ownership or tenancy.
not convey any ownership or other interest in the graves to which it
The term "Memorial" shall include monument, head or
foot stone, grave marker or tablet.
The term "Foundation" shall mean the base on which a
memorial is erected.
1. The Cemetery Committee reserves the right to refuse admission to the cemetery and to refuse the use of any of
equipment or facilities at any time to any person or persons as the
rules may dictate.
2. The body of a deceased person or cremated remains will not be accepted for internment unless it is encased in a
1. All arrangement for burials and purchase of burial privileges shall be completed through the Beth Tikvah Cemetery
Committee, P. 0.
Box 814, Carlisle, PA. 17013, or its representative.
2. All arrangements for internment or purchase of internment privileges made through a funeral director shall be
binding on the
3 Certain fraternal or lodge services may be permitted by the Cemetery Committee provided specific permission is
reasonable time in advance.
4. The Cemetery Committee will accept a request for an internment or opening of a plot for any purpose from a permit
holder of record unless there are written instructions to the contrary on file with the Committee. To avoid serious
inconvenience the Cemetery Committee may
accept from the permit holder a faxed authorization.
5. The Cemetery Committee shall not be responsible for any order given by telephone or any mistakes occurring from
the lack of proper instructions as to the size of the Casket or the particular grave location where internment is to be made.
The Cemetery Committee reserves the right to make an equitable charge whenever additional labor costs result from
6. The Cemetery Committee shall be in no way liable for any delay of the internment of a body where a protest to the
internment has been
Internment / Disinterment Procedures
All funerals on entering the cemetery shall be under the
exclusive charge and sole direction of the Cemetery Committee.
2. A burial permit for each funeral as required by the local governmental or public authority having jurisdiction
of the matter
must be presented to the Cemetery Committee before the internment is
3. The Cemetery Committee shall not be responsible for the accuracy of the data contained in the burial permit
or for the
identity of the person to be interred.
4. The casket may not be opened at any time within the cemetery without express permission of the Cemetery Committee.
The Cemetery Committee reserves the right to refuse permission to anyone to open the casket or to touch the body
without the consent of the legal representative of the deceased, or
without a court order.
Disinterment are generally forbidden and will be permitted only
in unusual circumstances and for the most serious reasons.
6. The Cemetery shall exercise due caution in making a disinterment and removal, but they shall assume no liability
damage to any casket or burial case incurred in making the
disinterment and removal.
7. All internments, disinterment and removals shall be subject to the payments of such charges as shall be fixed
by the Cemetery
8. All internments and removal subject to these rules and regulations shall be subject to the orders and laws of civil authorities,
whether local, county, state or federal.
Instructions to permit Holders and permit
The Cemetery committee reserves the right to specify the terms
of purchase of all internment rights in plots and to set the
internments allocated to a plot.
If the purchaser fails to carry out the terms of the purchase
agreement, the Cemetery Committee may declare the agreement cancelled
and all rights of the purchaser in and to the plot forfeited.
No coping, curbing, fencing, hedging, borders or enclosures of
any kind shall be allowed around a plot. The Cemetery Committee
reserves the right to remove these works without prior notice if so
erected, planted or placed. Removal will be charged to the permit
If the permit for the plot has been lost or mislaid, an
affidavit sworn to before a Notary Public must be presented. The
person claiming rights to internment privileges must identify himself
or herself, establish these rights and stating that no other party has
prior or equal rights to the plot.
In case of a lost permit, a duplicate permit may be issued to
the person who has established his rights to the Plot to the Cemetery
Internment of non-Jewish immediate family members with their
families will be permitted in areas designated at the time of
The use of a plot is for the permit holder's relatives for
interment only, In no case shall a permit holder have any right to
sell, transfer, exchange, or in any manner dispose of any plot or
portion of a plot without the approval
of the Cemetery Committee.
In the event of death of a permit holder, any and all
privileges of the permit holder shall pass to his or her family in the
spouse of an owner of any plot containing more than one internment
space has a vested right of internment of his (or her) remains in the
plot. If the permit holder shall have filed written instructions with
the Cemetery Committee as to which member or members Of his (or her)
family shall succeed to the rights.
If no valid or sufficient written instructions have been
filed with the Cemetery Committee,
and the permit holder has left a will admitted to probate, these left
instructions should be reviewed concerning the vested rights of the
In the absence of valid instructions or a duly probated will, the
rights of internment shall devolve upon those entitled to succeed as
covered by the intestate laws of the State of Pennsylvania.
The cemetery Committee shall have the right to fix charges for
services provided permit holders.
Permits for free internment in a grave can be granted by
unanimous agreement of the Cemetery Committee.
Application for free service charges or for special
consideration in service charges will be considered by the Cemetery
Right to Replot
The following rights and privileges are reserved for the
To re-survey, enlarge, diminish, replot, alter in shape or
size, or otherwise change all or any part of the cemetery.
To layout out, establish, close, eliminate or otherwise modify
or change all or any parts or portions of the Cemetery’s roads,
walks, or drives, provide ingress or egress to and from any plot.
The Cemetery Committee has the right to prepare easements and
rights of way over and through Cemetery premises to install, maintain
and operate pipe lines, conduits, or drains for sprinklers, drainage,
electric, or communication lines or for any other purpose deemed
admissible by the Committee.
No Easements Granted
No easement or right of internment is granted to any permit
holder in any road, drive, or walk within the cemetery. Such road,
drive, or walk may be used during regular cemetery hours, as a means
of access to the cemetery as long as the Cemetery Committee denotes
such road, walk, or walk to that purpose.
within the cemetery shall use only the avenues,
roads, and walks, unless it is necessary to walk on the grass
to gain access to one's own plot. The Cemetery Committee expressly
disclaims liability for any injuries sustained by anyone violating
Trespassers: Only the permit holder and his or her relatives
and friends shall be permitted on the cemetery plot. Any other person
shall be considered a trespasser.
Children: Children under 12 years of age are not permitted
within the cemetery unless accompanied by a responsible adult.
Animals: Animals shall not be allowed on the cemetery.
Lawns: Lawns shall not be disturbed for any purpose except
under the supervision of the Cemetery Committee. Planting of trees,
shrubs, and plants is forbidden.
Ornaments: The right is reserved to regulate the method of
decorations of plots so that uniform beauty may be maintained. The use
of boxes, shells, stones, pebbles, toys, metal designs, ornaments,
vases, pictures, artificial, decorations, vases, pictures, glass,
plastic, or crockery jars and containers, barriers, votive lights or
candles, etc., shall not be permitted any plot and shall be removed by
the Cemetery Committee.
Floral pieces or vases: The cemetery Committee shall not be
liable for vases, floral pieces, baskets or flowers in which such
floral pieces are attached.
Trees and Shrubbery: The Cemetery Committee reserves the right
to remove or prune any trees or shrubbery previously planted which may
mar the beauty of the cemetery, or which may encroach upon or
interfere with other lots, or which have been placed without written
permission. Iron furniture, concrete urns or other figures of any type
shall not be permitted on any plot. Such articles shall be removed by
the Cemetery Committee at the expense of the permit holder.
Automobiles, funeral coaches, and trucks must by kept under control at
all times. At no time shall such Vehicles drive through the gates of
the cemetery and on cemetery grounds at speeds in excess of 15 miles
per hour. Automobiles are
not allowed to park or come to a full stop in front of an empty grave
unless the vehicles are in attendance at a funeral, It is prohibited
that any vehicle to park on any road or driveway at such a location as
to prevent any vehicles from passing.
Vehicles carrying a disabled person are permitted to park close
to a grave to be visited by that person.
Bicycles and Motorcycles:
The Cemetery Committee reserves the right to refuse admission
to the cemetery by bicycles or motorcycles.
Photographs: Photographs of any kind or other representations'
of the person interred are not permitted on cemetery plots or on
memorials in the cemetery.
Emblems: Emblems of fraternal organizations are not permitted
In The Cemetery
Idling, loafing, loitering or any boisterous demonstration
within the cemetery is prohibited.
Rubbish: Throwing of rubbish on roads, driveways, paths,
walks, or any part of the grounds is prohibited
Picnicking: Picnicking or partaking of any refreshment/by
visitors within the cemetery is prohibited.
Flowers and Shrubs: No one shall pluck any flower or break any
branch, or remove or injure or cut any trees, plants, or shrubs
without specific permission of the Cemetery Committee.
Peddling or Soliciting: No one shall be permitted to peddle
flowers, plants or any other articles or item, or to solicit the sale
of any commodity whatsoever within the grounds of the cemetery without
specific permission of the Cemet6ry Committee.
Signs and advertising: No signs, notices or advertising of any
kind shall be allowed within the Cemetery, except
those placed by the Cemetery Committee.
Improper Assemblages: The Cemetery Committee reserves the right
to forbid and prevent assemblages which they may deem improper.
Grading and Improvements:
All grading, landscape work and improvements and all care of
plots shall be done and all trees, shrubs and herbage of any kind
shall be planted, trimmed, cut or removed solely by the cemetery
All improvements or alterations of plots in the cemetery shall
be subject to the approval of the Cemetery Committee. The Cemetery
Committee reserves the rights to remove, alter or change such
improvements at the expense of the permit holder.
The Cemetery Committee shall fix the opening and closing hours.
No workmen other than employees of the Cemetery will be
permitted to work in the cemetery unless authorized by the Cemetery Committee. Permit
holders may have certain work done in accordance with cemetery rules
and regulations at their own expense upon application to the Cemetery
Cemetery employees are not
permitted to do any work for permit holders except upon the order of
the Cemetery Committee, but are required to be civil and courteous to
The Cemetery Committee shall have the right to maintain guards,
if at their discretion they deem it necessary, but is under no legal
obligation to do so.
Under penalty of immediate death to himself (this is
Pennsylvania), no cemetery employee shall receive any fee, gratuity, or
commission, directly or indirectly, except from the Cemetery
The Cemetery Committee disclaims all responsibility for loss or
damage from causes beyond their reasonable control, and especially
from damage by an act of God, the elements, flood, earthquake, the
elements, flood, war, common enemy, air raids, invasions,
insurrection, riots, order5of any military or civil authorities,
thieves, vandals, strikers, malicious mischief makers, explosions,
unavoidable accidents or any cause similar or dissimilar beyond the
control of the Cemetery Committee whether the damage be direct or
In the event it becomes necessary to reconstruct or repair any
section or plot of the cemetery which have become damaged by such
causes, the Cemetery Committee shall give a ten day written notice of
the necessity for such repair to the permit holder of record. The
notice shall be prepaid mail addressed to the permit holder at the
address stated on the of the Cemetery Committee. If the permit holder
fails to make reasonable repairs within a reasonable time, the
cemetery Committee shall have reasonable repairs made and charged
against the Permit holder.
Permit Holders' Change of Address
It is the duty of the permit holder to notify the Cemetery
Committee of any change in his or her post office address. Notices
sent to the permit holder at
last address in the Cemeteries Committee's record shall be considered
sufficient and proper legal notification.
is to be understood as the care and maintenance of plots necessitated
by natural growth and ordinary wear, the cleaning and maintenance of
roadways, walks and paths. The berm "Care" shall in no case
mean the maintenance, repair or replacement of any memorials placed or
erected upon any plot; not the planting or ornamental plant; nor the
doing of any special or unusual
in the cemetery including work caused by impoverishment of the soil or
disruption of water supply or facilities; nor does it mean
the reconstruction of any marker, granite, or concrete work on
any section or plot or portion thereof in the cemetery injured or
damaged by, any cause direct or indirect the Cemetery Committee's
For Memorial Work.
Memorial dealers and foundation installers shall abide by all
rules and regulations of the Cemetery Committee.
All memorial work or placement or removal of any memorials or
foundation work shall be on the written orders of the permit holder,
and with a permit issued by the cemetery Committee.
The Cemetery Committee reserves the right to issue, under
separate cover, detailed regulations and instructions pertaining to
the kind, size, design. symbolism, craftsmanship, quality
and materials of memorials, inscriptions, monuments,
or markers to be placed in the cemetery. These detailed
regulations are hereby made part of these rules and regulations.
The Cemetery Committee reserves the right to fix the days and
hours when a memorial may be obtained delivered to the cemetery and
when foundations may be installed.
The Cemetery Committee reserves the right to fix charges for
memorial foundations when installed by cemetery personnel.
The Cemetery Committee shall charge for memorial permits,
foundation permits, placements or removals and have the right to
require, to fix, and charge a fee to be paid in advance.
The Cemetery Committee has the right to charge a fee for any
memorial left at the cemetery before a permit has been issued.
A detailed plan and design of all memorials with the location
and position in which a memorials or foundations is to be placed or
erected on a plot shall be entirely subjected to the supervision of
the Cemetery Committee.
No monument extending above the surface of the ground will be
permitted on plots not specifically set apart or such monument
A detailed plan and design of all memorials must be submitted
to the Cemetery Committee. No memorials shall be erected unless it is
accepted. If the memorial does not conform' to the approved design, it
shall be the sole responsibility of the dealer to correct any errors
or deficiencies in workmanship and material.
Only one marker will be permitted on each grave.
Non-cemetery employees bringing in materials to place or erect
monuments or other structures shall operate as independent
contractors/but must do so with the permission of the Cemetery
Non-cemetery workers engaged in placing or erected monuments,
foundations, or other structures are prohibited from Scattering their
materials over adjoining plot or from blocking roads or walks, or from
leaving the materials
than is absolutely necessary.
Damage done to plots, walks, drives trees, shrubs, or other property
cemetery workers dealers,
or contractors, or their agents shall be repaired by the
Cemetery Committee. The cost for such repairs shall be charged to the
dealer, or contractor.
The Cemetery Committee reserves the right to stop all work of
any nature if in its opinion preparations have not been, or when work
is being done in a manner as to endanger life or property, or when any
reasonable request on the part
of the Cemetery Committee is disregarded, or when there is
evidence of misrepresentation, or when any person employed on the work
violates any rules of the Cemetery Committee.
While the Cemetery Committee will take due care to protect
raised lettering, carving or ornaments on any memorial, the Committee
disclaims responsibility for damage or injury to memorials.
The Cemetery Committee reserves the right to correct any errors
that may be made by its employees or by other persons in the location
or placing of a memorial or foundation on the cemetery.
Should any memorial become unsightly, dilapidated or a menace
to persons within the cemetery, the Cemetery Committee shall have the
right either to correct the condition or to remove the same at the
expense of the permit holder. The Cemetery Committee Chair will notify
the permit holder's family first of its intentions.
Soliciting of memorial sales, the installation of foundations,
or other memorial work within the cemetery, is not permitted.
20. No foundation work or memorial placement may be performed during the religious holidays, or on Saturday. This work may only be performed during open cemetery hours.
statement of any employee of the cemetery shall not be binding upon
the Cemetery Committee except as such statement Coincides with a
permit conveying the right of internment and these rules and
rules shall apply to any memorial now in existence or which may
hereafter by effected in the cemetery.
Cemetery reserves the right, without notice, to make temporary
exceptions, suspensions, or modifications in any of these rules or
regulations when in their judgment such appear advisable. Such
temporary exceptions, suspensions, or modification shall in no way be
considered as a the general application of such rules.
all matters not specifically covered by these rules and regulations,
the Cemetery Committee reserves the right to do anything which in
their judgment is deemed reasonable under the circumstances and such
decisions shall be binding the permit holder and all parties
Cemetery Committee reserves the right at any time and from time to
time to change, amend, alter, repeal, rescind or add to these rules
and regulations or any part thereof with the Beth Tikvah Cemetery.
or changed rules will be posted (where? for a period of thirty (30)
days prior to their adoption. Such notice shall be considered complete
and sufficient announcement of the said changes before their adoption.