NOTICE DURING COVID-19 PANDEMIC: RESTROOMS

In an effort to help stop the spread of COVID-19, all Waldheim Cemetery Co. restrooms are closed to the public until further notice, including the memorial office located at 1700 S. Harlem Ave., North Riverside; our main office located at 1400 Des Plaines Ave., Forest Park; and Menorah Gardens located at 2630 S. 17th Avenue, Broadview.

PLEASE SEE THE CEMETERY VISITATION HOURS SCHEDULE BELOW DURING THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC AND UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

VISITING HOURS

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic and the challenges it brings, we must work as one to protect the health and safety of all, even as we are prevented from offering comfort and support in our usual ways. Waldheim Cemetery Co. is committed to complying with all Federal, State, and Local laws, including during this unprecedented pandemic, and will act in accordance with them. Specifically, Waldheim Cemetery Co. monitors and acts in accordance with guidance issued by the President of the United States, Governor Pritzker, Cook County government, the Centers for Disease Control, the Illinois Department of Public Health, the National Funeral Directors Association, and the Illinois Funeral Directors Association, among others.

As of March 19, 2020, we continue to staff our office Monday through Friday, during our standard business hours of 8:30 am to 4:00 pm, but in a more limited capacity and with various staff working remotely.  Office hours are subject to change without notice.  Sunday office hours are suspended until further notice.  If you are planning to visit on a Sunday, we encourage visitors to contact the office during our standard business hours, Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.  We are limiting in-person contact to only what is essential. Our offices are closed to the public, however, our office is available by telephone Monday through Friday during our standard business hours.  Staff are prioritizing essential services. As such, we may be delayed in responding to non-essential inquiries and service requests.   Additionally, due to the COVID-19 pandemic and other recent events, Waldheim Cemetery Co. has adjusted its schedule accordingly for maintaining the cemetery grounds to promote the health and safety of our staff and visitors.

In accordance with the Governors phase 4 plan, as of Friday, June 26, 2020, graveside services with 50 or fewer mourners may be present.  Social distancing guidelines of at least 6 feet apart must be observed, as well as other CDC guidelines, including but not limited to wearing a face covering and practicing good hand hygiene. Waldheim Cemetery Co. further requires disposable gloves to be worn for anyone participating in the interment services including shoveling of the earth or use of hand sanitizer in lieu of disposable gloves.  Hand sanitizer will be available.  We respectfully request that you do not visit the cemeteries if you are ill.  You may be assured that we will provide dignified Jewish burials respectful of CDC guidelines. Those guidelines change rapidly, so please call our office at 708-366-4541 for current information on our operations. We want to offer you and your family every possible help during these trying times.

These guidelines change rapidly in response to the evolving COVID-19 pandemic, so please call our office at (708) 366-4541 during regular business hours for current information on our operations. We want to offer you and your family every possible help during these trying times. Given the limited staffing in our office during regular business hours and other staff working remotely, we may be delayed in responding to non-essential inquiries. We appreciate your patience, cooperation, and understanding during this unprecedented time.

We aim to provide the best care within the restrictions and guidelines of our Federal, State, and Local health officials, government, and leadership.

In order to help you better plan your visit, please refer to the schedule below. Face-to-face appointments have been suspended and all communication will be conducted through the phone and/or email, with priority being given to interments and other essential services.

If visiting the cemeteries, groups need to remain no larger than 50 people, and social distancing guidelines of at least 6 feet apart must be observed, as well as other CDC guidelines.

Please continue to be safe and follow guidelines suggested by the CDC, Illinois Department of Public Health, and as ordered by Governor Pritzker.

Office hours during COVID-19 pandemic and until further notice are as follows:

  • Regular office hours: Monday through Friday from 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM
  • Sundays: Suspended until further notice
  • Saturdays: Closed in observance of Shabbat

Cemetery visitation hours during COVID-19 pandemic and until further notice are as follows:

  • Monday-Friday: 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM
  • Sundays: 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM
  • Saturdays: Closed in observance of Shabbat

 

 2020 HOLIDAY CEMETERY
DAY DATE NATIONAL JEWISH OFFICE VISITATION
Wednesday January 1 New Year’s Day CLOSED OPEN
Thursday April 9 Passover 1st Day CLOSED CLOSED
Wednesday April 15  Passover 7th Day CLOSED CLOSED
Monday May 25 Memorial Day OPEN OPEN
Friday May 29  Shavuot 1st Day CLOSED CLOSED
Monday September 7 Labor Day CLOSED OPEN
Monday September 28 Yom Kippur CLOSED CLOSED
Thursday November 26 Thanksgiving Day CLOSED OPEN
Thursday December 24 Christmas Eve CLOSED OPEN
Friday December 25 Christmas Day CLOSED OPEN
Thursday December 31 New Year’s Eve CLOSED OPEN
 Friday  January 1 New Years Day 2021 CLOSED OPEN