Temple Micah Cemetery
- General Information
- Ownership and Burial Rights
- Benefits of Purchasing a Burial Site
- Further Information
- Directions to the Cemetery
- Driving Map
Temple Micah maintains a cemetery for members and their families at Mt. Lebanon Cemetery inside the Beltway in Adelphi, MD. Nearly 400 burial sites are located in two sections, a main section that adheres to traditional Jewish customs and an interfaith section that permits the burial of Jewish and non-Jewish family members together, as well as the burial of cremated remains.
With lovely shade trees and large bushes, the Cemetery provides an appropriate memorial for our departed, a solemn setting for special services, and a well-cared-for place of contemplation. A Memorial Service is conducted at the Cemetery every year during the High Holy Day season. The annual memorial service this year will take place on Sunday, September 9, at 10 am.
The Cemetery is a Temple Micah community effort, managed by the Cemetery Trustees, a committee of six members of the congregation. A perpetual maintenance fund pays for the annual upkeep of the landscaping.
Temple Micah is the owner of record of all the sites in our Cemetery, but members of the congregation may purchase burial rights to particular plots. The revenues from the sale of burial rights enable the Trustees to maintain and care for a beautiful and fitting memorial setting. Members who leave the area may sell their sites back to the Trustees at the original purchase price.
Temple Micah members are not alone during the confusion and trauma following a death. The Rabbi and the Cemetery Trustees are available to help with many of the decisions and arrangements. A Cemetery Trustee is always on call to provide assistance whether a plot already is owned or must be purchased. The Trustee will help deal with the Cemetery personnel, accompany the family member to the Cemetery (a legal requirement) and assist with the details.
Temple Micah Cemetery at Mt. Lebanon Cemetery is located on Adelphi Rd. between New Hampshire and Riggs Rd. in Adelphi, MD (see map below). After entering Mt. Lebanon cemetery, to go to the main part of the Micah Cemetery, take your first right and go to end of cul-de-sac--the Temple Micah section is straight ahead down the hill. To go to the interfaith section of the Micah Cemetery, from the cemetery entrance go straight past the cemetery office, continuing as the road bends left and left again. The interfaith section is on your right, marked by the Micah bench.
From DC: Go North on New Hampshire Avenue, beyond the city limits to Adelphi Road. Make a right turn onto Adelphi Road. The Cemetery is on your left.
From the Beltway: Take exit 28 to New Hampshire Avenue South (inside Beltway). Turn left at the second traffic light onto Adelphi Road. The Cemetery is on your left.
From the Temple: When traveling in a funeral procession (which cannot use the Beltway):
North on Wisconsin Ave.
Make 1st right onto Garfield St.
Go two blocks and turn left on 34th St. (which becomes Reno Rd. ).
Right on Nebraska Ave. (cross Connecticut)
Right on Military Road (which becomes Missouri Ave.)
Left on 13th St. N.W. -- Stay on 13th St as it becomes Piney Branch Ave.
Left on New Hampshire Ave.
Right on Adelphi Road (will be before Beltway) and continue for 0.4 miles
Turn left into cemetery
When not in a funeral procession: Go Northwest on Wisconsin Ave.; turn right on Nebraska Ave.; left on Connecticut Avenue and follow it out to the Beltway; take the inner loop (toward Baltimore); [follow directions "From Beltway" above]