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The Schara Tzedeck Cemetery Board has been in operation in Vancouver since the early 1900’s. It is responsible for overseeing the management of all activities related to funeral services for the Vancouver Jewish community.

The Cemetery Board office is located at 2345 Marine Dr, New Westminster, BC V3M 6R8.  Phone: 604-733-2277

Reverend Joseph Marciano, Funeral Director  

Joseph Marciano is the Schara Tzedeck funeral director.  He has become one of the greatest resources of the community as he lends his gentle comfort to those who have lost loved ones. 

In case of emergency, for general questions regarding bereavement, burial or related issues, Reverend Marciano can be reached at 604-603-7164. 

Howard Jampolsky, Executive Director 

Howard Jampolsky  is a member of the Chevra Kaddisha and brings 25 years of business experience to the Board. He is available for consultation and conversation regarding the purchase of burial sites and prepaid funerals and can be reached at the Cemetery Board office or directly at

Neila Morrison, Administrative Assistant

Board of Directors


Jack Kowarsky
Arnold Silber

Shirley Barnett
Harvey Dales

Hodie Kahn
Howard Kallner
Dr. Gil Kimel
Dr. Jonathan Leipsic
Dr. Mark Schonfeld
Gary Segal
Herb Silber
Barrie Yackness

Honourary Board Members

Joe Segal

Fri, 7 October 2022 12 Tishrei 5783