By Susan of the Longmont Shabbat Group
On October 24, 2021, we held the rabbinical dedication ceremony for the new Jewish section of the Foothills Gardens of Memory Cemetery. About 30 people attended, including members of the Longmont Shabbat Group, Congregation B’nai Torah in Westminster, Congregation Har Shalom in Ft. Collins, Boulder Chevra Kadisha and owners of Foothills Gardens. Rabbi Boaz Heilman of Congregation B’nai Torah and his wife, Rabbi Sally Finestone of Congregation Har Shalom, conducted the ceremony. Cantorial soloist Diane Firestone of the B’nai Torah Congregation conducted the music.
The King David Memorial Garden (Gan Zikaron Hamelech David) is now considered sacred ground and the cemetery is ready for those interested in advance purchases. Below is section information (including prices). This section is for natural “green” burials, so there is no charge for grave liners or vaults.
I appreciate everyone’s interest, help and patience while we worked on this project. I learned a lot about a very important subject but rarely discussed upstream. The project took much longer than expected, but now that it’s complete, we have the first-ever Jewish cemetery in Longmont.
The cemetery is Foothills Memory Gardens, 14241 N 107th St, Longmont, CO 80504. It is on Highway 287, approximately 2 miles north of Highway 66. It is on the west side of Highway 287. The King David Memorial Garden is found on the furthest western side of the cemetery, just past the well maintained part of the cemetery. Look for the small road next to the main circular road and go west to the small parking lot. Walk to the entrance sign, which is made of natural Colorado stone and donated by the Longmont Shabbat Group.