Cemetery and Funeral Information

Cemetery Committee

The B’nai Zion Cemetery Committee oversees two cemeteries and all matters pertaining to them. It is chaired by Laura Israel. If you would like to reserve your plot or contact the committee for any reason, please email us at: bzcemetery@gmail.com.

Chevra Kadisha and Shemirah

The Chevra Kadisha (a group that is trained in preparation of the body according to Jewish custom) and Shemirah (sitting with the deceased) is composed of members of all three local Jewish congregations in Chattanooga.

In Case of Death

In case of death, please contact our office at (423) 894-8900 during normal office hours. Outside of our business hours, please contact one of the approved funeral homes. They will be able to contact the Rabbi and the cemetery staff.


B’nai Zion Cemetery
605 Lullwater Rd
Chattanooga, TN 37405

Shaari Zion Cemetery/Workmen’s Circle Cemetery
308 Rowe Rd
Chattanooga, TN 37411

Cemetery References

FIND A GRAVE ONLINE – findagrave.com has good coverage for the Chattanooga area. In many instances, photographs of the gravestones are included.

Funeral Homes

The following three funeral homes have been approved by the Rabbi and can accommodate all Jewish burial practices.

Heritage Funeral Home and Crematory

7454 E Brainerd Road
Chattanooga, TN 37421
(423) 894-2010

Ponders Funeral Home

4203 Brainerd Road
Chattanooga, TN 37411
(423) 531-4002

Hamilton Funeral Home
Hamilton Funeral Home & Cremation Services

4506 Hixson Pike
Hixson, TN 37343
(423) 531-3975


Headstones and Footstones

Rico Monuments in Chattanooga, TN

For information on headstones and footstones, we recommend
Rico Monuments
4608 Rossville Blvd.
Chattanooga, TN 37407
(423) 821-0804