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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Q. What are the Seattle Sephardic Community's traditions when a person passes away?
A. Alan Scharhon has put together a small booklet that covers most, if not all, of these questions.
Click here to download A Time To Weep.

Q. I have a question about my bill. who do I contact?
A. Please call the number above and leave a detailed message and someone will get back to you as soon as possible. Our address for remittance and correspondence is on our home page.

Q. What is the brotherhood's cemetery address?
A. 1230 North 167th, Shoreline - east off Aurora on North 167th.

Q. What are the cemetery hours?
A. Sunday through Thursday, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Friday, 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. closed Saturday and Jewish holidays. 

Q. How do I get a headstone put up?
A. Headstones can be erected only after the brotherhood has been paid in full for burial costs. also, Quiring monuments is the only monument company authorized to erect headstones in the brotherhood cemetery. Their address is 9608 Aurora Ave. N., Seattle, 98103. 
Phone is 206-522-8400.

Q. What can I put on the headstone?
A. You will find Quiring to be very helpful with wording and customs. also, please consult with your rabbi for additional assistance.

Q. When is the traditional time to have the unveiling?
A. The traditional time for the unveiling is within the first year. Please consult with your rabbi for your custom.

Q. Do I have to reserve the date and time?
A. Yes, in order to accommodate the use of the chapel and parking lot it is essential that you confirm a date and time with the cemetery committee by calling the phone number above.

Q. How do I place a funeral notice in the newspaper??
A. To place a Death / Funeral of In Memoriam Notice in the Seattle papers:

Call: 206-464-2059
Fax: 206-515-5595
Time: 8:30 - 5:00
Email: funerals@seattletimes.com

Sunday paper 1:00 PM Saturday
Monday paper 1:00 PM Sunday
Tues - Sat. 3:00 PM day prior