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Garden of Remembrance Genizah Drop-Off Day

Sunday March 31, 2024 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Non-WHC Site

Garden of Remembrance with pink cherry blossom trees
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Genizah Drop-Off Day
Sunday, March 31
10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Garden of Remembrance (Gan Zikaron) Memorial Park
14321 Comus Road
Clarksburg, MD 20871

Families, Synagogues, & Schools may deliver up to 10 boxes or bags of worn religious books and ritual objects to be buried in the Gan Zikaron Genizah

The Garden of Remembrance (Gan Zikaron) Memorial Park is honored to provide our local community with a Genizah for burial of Shemot (religious texts and articles), which may include well-worn holy books, Bibles, and scrolls containing God’s name in Hebrew, worn t’fillin, and torn Torah mantles. Prayer books that are lightly used should be donated to a secondhand Jewish bookstore, college Hillel, or emerging Jewish community, not the Garden of Remembrance Genizah.

Maintaining a Genizah is a responsibility that the Garden of Remembrance takes great pride in, and we ask that those in our community respect the sacredness of the objects intended for burial by refraining from donating items that do not fall into this sacred category such as Hebrew school workbooks, kippot, Jewish artwork and calendars, audio/visual materials, and computer disks. We are unable to accept any materials that have not been properly sorted prior to drop off.

Follow the signs to the Genizah Drop-Off area at the Memorial Park.

The Garden of Remembrance Genizah was generously and thoughtfully dedicated by Ellen and Stewart Share in memory of the 1.5 million children who were killed in the Holocaust. For information about the Garden of Remembrance Genizah, please contact the Garden of Remembrance Memorial Park office at 301-428-3000 or



Sunday, March 31


10:00 am - 3:00 pm


Non-WHC Site


Memorial Service