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Jewish Monument Plan

Jewish Monument Plan TM
The Jewish Monument Plan TM  from Rome Monument in Pittsburgh, PA is a unique pre-need program that enables Jewish families to purchase a customized Jewish-themed headstone before a funeral and burial occurs and pre-arrange the installation of the memorial or grave marker in the cemetery in advance.

Preplanning your Jewish cemetery headstone, marker or monument should be as much a part of planning for end-of-life as a will, insurance policy, and cemetery and funeral directives. Rome Monument’s Jewish Monument Plan TM gives you and your family the opportunity to get the exact monument design you want at the price you want to pay—all in advance of your passing. You also relieve your loved ones of the undue stress and financial responsibility that comes with delaying the monument creation process until after your death. 
As opposed to at-need monument planning, which cannot guarantee that the wishes of the deceased are expressed accurately, pre-need planning allows you to pre-design, pre-plan and pre-pay for a truly high quality monument in accordance with your wishes and the liturgical traditions of Judaism.
Our Pre-Arranged Cemetery Monument Plan brochure tells you all about the plan and the benefits of pre-arranging your cemetery monument, you’ll see a list of our showrooms, examples of types of monuments and more. Sit down with the brochure and family members to determine if the plan is right for you. Just click here to request the brochure
To learn more about pre-arranging your Jewish monument:   
The Jewish Monument Experts 
Since 1934, Rome Monument has been creating memorials and monuments for families of the Jewish religion in Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, and the Tri-State area including Western Pennsylvania, Ohio and West Virginia. Our exquisite Jewish memorial designs use traditional Hebraic symbols, designs and imagery that are skillfully etched, engraved or sculpted onto cemetery markers, headstones, and monuments, including: flush, flat or lawn-level markers; raised and upright monuments; benches; even family and estate monuments planned for the entire family. The Star of David, the Torah, the Sign of Cohayn, and the Menorah have always been popular Jewish design choices through the years. In addition, our designers are experts at creating the letters of the Hebrew alphabet
How Your Plan Works

Jewish Monument Plan - Browse Jewish Monument and Headstone DesignsWith the Jewish Monument Plan TM, you design, plan, and pay for the creation and installation of your monument prior to your passing. Everything can be completed now, or you can have the process done in stages.

1) First, you’ll meet with one of our designers to discuss your options for Jewish memorial types and styles. Select from Rome Monument’s exclusive Sealmark Rock of Ages granites or from our direct-from-quarry colors from around the world. —any size, shape, and color. Decisions on lettering, artwork, porcelain photos, and etched images are also finalized and included at no extra cost.
2) Next, our memorial artists create a detailed CAD (computer-generated) drawing that shows exactly what your finished monument will look like. We create as many drawings as necessary until you see one you absolutely love!
3) Once the design is approved, our skilled artisans sculpt and carve the granite into the extraordinary monument you envisioned. Until notified to install it, we’ll keep the monument safe and secure in our 30,000 square foot production and warehouse facility.
4) Finally, we deliver your monument to your local cemetery and install it with the same care and attention to detail that we’ve become known for.  
Benefits of Pre-Arranging Your Jewish Cemetery Monument
  • Interest Free Financing
  • Free Warehousing
  • Unlimited Text
  • Free Local Delivery
  • Perpetual Free Re-Setting
  • Free Warranty
  • Unlimited CAD Designs from Our In-House Artists
  • Direct-From-Manufacturer Pricing
  • Perpetual Trust Included with Rock of Ages Granites
  • 100% of Your Funds Set Aside in a Price-Protected Account
  • No Middlemen: Your Memorial is Designed, Created and Installed by Rome Monument
  • Custom designed Jewish memorials with exclusive religious designs, artwork, and imagery 
Monument Installation Options

Select from one of four scheduling options below that best suits your needs and budget.


  • Design & Select Stone
  • CAD Drawing Produced
  • Design Approved
  • Create & Install at Later Time


  • Design & Select Stone
  • CAD Drawing Produced     
  • Design Approved
  • Create & Warehouse Monument
  • Install at Later Time


  • Design & Select Stone
  • CAD Drawing Produced     
  • Design Approved
  • Create Monument
  • Install Monument


  • Arrange for payment in advance of any work on the monument.

Name Your Own Price

Tell us what you want to spend on your pre-arranged cemetery monument by naming your own price. We will provide you with the highest quality monument at the price you name by maximizing the grade of the granite, and the size and shape of the monument.  In addition, there is no extra charge for what goes on the face of the monument, including letters, artwork, inscriptions, etchings, and porcelain photos.

The cost of a Jewish monument is determined by:

1) Quality of Granite – the better the granite, the longer your monument will last and the less it will be affected by weather conditions, outdoor elements, etc.

2) Size of monument – this determines how much granite goes into the monument. Larger monuments require a granite base as well. 

3) Shape – Basic rectangular shapes will cost less than custom shapes that need to be sculpted. Some shapes, such as those of heart and angel-shaped monuments, are pre-cast and will cost less than custom shapes.

4) Artwork – Most monument companies charge for artwork, lettering, inscriptions, porcelain photos, and other elements that go on the face of your monument. At Rome, we do these at NO EXTRA COST to you.

Schedule An Appointment at Rome MonumentYou Choose Your Payment Option

We make purchasing your monument easy! Only Rome Monument offers a no interest 24 or 36 month “Extended Payment Plan” for your pre-arranged cemetery monument. You can also choose to take care of all financial obligations by paying in full at the start of your project.  All money is held in a secure account, untouched by Rome Monument and for YOUR monument only, until the monument is installed.

How to Get Started on Your Jewish Monument Plan TM

Learn more about pre-arranging a Jewish cemetery monument by requesting a price estimate or brochurescheduling a showroom visitasking a question or contacting a designer. With just a click you can share images from our Design Gallery with family, or place an order online or by phone. We also offer many other cemetery monument services in Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, the Tri-State area including Pennsylvania, Ohio and West Virginia. These include free delivery and installationmemorial maintenance and on-site engraving. So make the call now to 724-770-0100. The consultation is free and we will be happy to answer all your questions. If you have other inquiries, email us at

Provided here are directions provided by Schugar Funeral Home to Western Pennsylvania Jewish Cemeteries

The Jewish Cemetery and Burial Association of greater Pittsburgh has produced this informative video on the history of Jewish Cemeteries in Western Pennsylvania