“Burial in ancient Israel was more like mausoleum burial than earth burial. People were buried in niches in rocky caves. The patriarchs and matriarchs were buried in the Cave of Machpela, and all later legends depict them as lying on their beds, not as covered with earth.”

Dr. Solomon Freehof, Reform Responsa


Westlawn Cemetery’s Mausoleum is a contemporary structure located on the northeast sector of our grounds. Completed in 2004, its skylights and minimalist design evoke a feeling of earth and heaven throughout the three levels. Entombment and columbarium options are available. The ease of visiting in a comfortable, climate-controlled environment makes entombment a desirable and cost-effective option for many families.

Entombment Options

• Garden
• Indoor
• Columbarium

Yahrzeit Converter

Honor loved ones according to Jewish tradition here.

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Take a tour of the Westlawn Mausoleum

temple_sholom_sm.gifljf-sm.gifGate Hours: Monday – Friday 8am – 4:15pm, Visitors must exit by 4:30pm. Sundays 9:30am – 4pm. Closed all Major Jewish Holidays.

Office Hours: Monday – Friday 8am – 4pm, Sundays 9:30am – 4pm* (*Jan – Feb: 9:30am – 1pm.) Closed all National and Major Jewish Holidays.

Lakeshore Jewish Funerals, Inc., an Illinois profit corporation, is a wholly owned subsidiary of Westlawn Cemetery and Mausoleum Association, Inc., an Illinois NPO. 773.625.8600