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Sha'arei Shalom

Sha'arei Shalom Cemetery is located high on a knoll in San Rafael, surrounded by softly rolling hills. Its lovely setting offers magnificent views of the Bay and Mt. Tamalpais. It is truly an ideal choice for those who love natural beauty.


In 1988, Congregation Rodef Sholom formed a committee to fulfill a deeply felt need for a Jewish cemetery in Marin. After exploring a number of sites, a beautifully serene, unspoiled area was selected in San Rafael within the long-established Mt. Tamalpais Cemetery.

Early in 1989, after negotiations were completed, an access road was built, the site was cleared and leveled, an irrigation system was installed, and a lawn was planted. The initial response to this genuine need was overwhelming, both from the congregation and the Jewish community at large. Over 100 sites were reserved during the first three months alone! As of early 1991, there were approximately 200 pre-need sites reserved.

Endowment care

Sha'arei Shalom Cemetery will always remain a refuge of beauty. Each contract provides for permanent care, and all proceeds go into a state-regulated fund.

Why consider pre-need arrangements?

  • Save your family from the added pain and suffering of having to make a decision without you;
  • Gain peace of mind knowing that this difficult decision has been made;
  • Feel comfortable knowing you have chosen the resting place of your choice;
  • Help alleviate the financial burden on your family by acting now to make pre-need arrangements;
  • Take advantage of the interest-free time payment plan which is only available with pre-need arrangements; 
  • Benefit from today's prices.

Contact Information

For further information, please call the Rodef Sholom office at (415) 479-3441 and ask for Tracey Klapow, our Executive Director.


Sha'arei Shalom Cemetery is located at 2500 Fifth Avenue in San Rafael. From Highway 101, take the Central San Rafael exit, and turn onto Fifth Avenue, heading west. Take Fifth Avenue all the way to the entrance of Mt. Tamalpais Cemetery. Stop to receive exact instructions on how to reach Sha'arei Shalom.

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