The Jewish Burial Association of Madison (JBAM)
JBAM was established in 2009 to meet the burial needs of the Jewish community in Madison, Wisconsin. JBAM was incorporated as a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit entity and established Beit Olamim, Madison’s Jewish cemetery. JBAM is led by volunteers and governed by a diverse Board of Directors that includes representatives from Madison’s Jewish synagogues, a Jewish community member not affiliated with a synagogue, and the Chevra Kadisha of Madison. Rabbis from Beth Israel Center, Shaarei Shamayim, Temple Beth El, UW Hillel, and Jewish Social Services serve as ex-officio members and are engaged in our services For more information, please visit our website.
About Beit Olamim
Beit Olamim is Madison’s Jewish cemetery. It has two distinct areas for burial within the cemetery: Sha’ar HaRachamin (a section in which plots are available for burial in accordance with Jewish law and traditional Jewish burial practices) and Sha’ar Shalom (a section in which plots are available for burial in accordance with less traditional Jewish burial practices, particularly for inclusion of families with non-Jewish members and that allows the burial of cremains). No more plots are available in the Jewish section of Forest Hill Cemetery's Jewish section.
Where is Beit Olamim?
Beit Olamim is located in the Sunset Memory Gardens cemetery at 7302 Mineral Point Road (on the corner of Mineral Point Road and Westfield Road) in Madison, Wisconsin.
Purchasing a Plot in Beit Olamim
The JBAM strives to make the process of purchasing plots as seamless as possible. If you are preplanning, simply contact one of our JBAM representatives. We will walk you through choosing your plot from the current inventory. Cremains also can be buried in Sha’ar Shalom. All plots include perpetual care, but do not include the costs of the vault, casket, opening and closing fees, the funeral, or the Chevra Kadisha. Full payment at the time of purchase or reservation is preferred. However, we strive to make Jewish burial plots accessible to everyone. If you need to make alternative arrangements, we will work with you to develop a plan that will work for your budget. The burial plot must be paid in full prior to use.