After five years of state supervised reform, Menorah Gardens cemetery in West Palm Beach will be rededicated.
A class action lawsuit was filed in 2001 accusing SCI Funeral Services of Florida and Service Corporation International, the largest provider of funeral services in the country, of desecrating Jewish cemetery sites, misplacing bodies, overselling plots and removing bodies from burial sites at its West Palm Beach and Fort Lauderdale Menorah Gardens cemetery locations.
The court appointed examiner Richard O. Baldwin has declared that the remediation efforts at the cemetery are satisfactory and management can be released to SCI Funeral Services of Florida. Rabbi Maurice Lamm, a leading national expert on Jewish burial law and a member of the court appointed Blue Ribbon Panel overseeing the examiner’s work, will deliver the rededication address, and Rabbi Leonard Zucker, President of the Board of Rabbis of West Palm Beach will preside.
After the rededication ceremony, food and refreshments will be served.
Sunday, May 18th 10 a.m.
Menorah Gardens Cemetery West Palm Beach
9321 Memorial Park Road
West Palm Beach, FL 33412