Monuments That Honor Your Faith
At Travis Monument Group, we are experienced in working with families of the Jewish faith and will work with you to create a beautiful memorial that honors your family’s heritage and traditions. We offer a range of Jewish monument and headstone styles that can be completely customized with inscriptions and symbols reflecting your loved one’s faith. Our stonemasons combine traditional old-world techniques with the most modern technology to create stunning memorials that will honor the life of your loved one for generations to come. We also have staff on hand that read and write Hebrew so we are able to assist families in adding their loved one’s names and dates in Hebrew, honoring their life and traditions for generations to come.
Jewish Memorial Traditions
While there are no set decrees about the shape and size of Jewish memorials and headstones, many cemeteries do have guidelines that must be followed. You can rest assured that our experts will work with the cemetery to ensure your monument follows these protocols. Traditionally, Jewish headstones will include the English and Hebrew name of your loved one and their relationship to others in your family and may include additional Hebrew inscriptions.
Many families choose to have a headstone or grave marker placed in an unveiling ceremony, after the Kaddish period is over, but not more than a year after their passing. When visiting a gravesite, it is customary to place a small stone on the monument, indicating that someone has been there to pay their respects.
Examples of Our Design Work
Star of David
The Star of David is the most recognizable symbol of Judaism across the world and can be found on many gravestones. It is also known as the shield of David and is seen on the national flag of Israel. The Star of David is the most popular symbol inscribed on monuments and memorials.
The menorah, as described in the bible, was a candlestick holding 7 candles created by Moses after instructions given by God. When seen on gravestones, the menorah symbol represents someone’s deep commitment to their Jewish faith throughout their lifetime.
Many Jewish memorials will display hebrew text, such as the hebrew prayer תהא נפשו/ה צרורה בצרור החיים, meaning “May his/her soul be bound up in the bond of life.” At the top of many Jewish headstones, it is also common to see פּ’נ, meaning “here lies”.
Travis Monuments does more than provide just a “Head-Stone” for a passed Loved one’s final resting place. I am eternally grateful for their beautiful work and Help at a Most Stressful time-God Bless them.
– Mitchell Chasmar