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general New Castle County information. [August 2005]

Machzikey Hadas Cemetery: Minquadale, New Castle, Hours: daily except Sabbath and major Jewish holidays. 285 graves are occupied. Opened in 1922, the earliest burial was in 1934. Orthodox rites required. Machzikey Hadas Congregation, 800 Society Dr., Claymont, DE 19703. 302-792-2637. Administration: c/o Alan Schoenberg, Schoenberg Memorial Chapel, 519 Philadelphia Pike, Wilmington, DE 19809; 302-762-0334; Schoenberg Memorial Chapel records not computerized. Directions: Take I-95 from north through Wilmington or from south (Baltimore). Follow signs of I-295 toward Delaware Memorial Bridge. Move to left land and leave I-295 at the US Route 13 North exit toward Wilmington. (Coming from New Jersey, cross Delaware Memorial Bridge and follow signs for US 13 north). This road also is called the DuPont Highway. Move to right lane to Wildel Ave. (New Castle County Police headquarters is on the left.) Turn right onto Wildel Ave. to 318. The cemetery will be on the right. Source: Lloyd L. Falk, 123 Bette Rd. Wilmington, DE 19803; 302-478-7628 / South Dupont Highway and Wildel Avenue. The cemetery is open from dawn to dusk Sunday through Friday. Machzikey Hadas Cemetery was established shortly after the Machzikey Hadas Congregation was founded in 1929. The cemetery is located just south of Wilmington in a residential neighborhood adjacent to Gracelawn Memorial Park. Congregation Machzikey Hadas is an Orthodox-Traditional congregation. The cemetery follows Orthodox ritual regarding burial, decoration, and visitation. The cemetery is relatively small, but spacious. Well maintained, it contains a number of unusual memorials. The entrance to the cemetery consists of a small, low brick wall without gates. Records and other information for burials in the cemetery are available through the Schoenberg Memorial Chapel at 519 Philadelphia Pike in Wilmington. To reach the cemetery, travel south on Dupont Highway past Wilmington towards New Castle. Make a left turn onto Wildel Avenue. Cemetery is a short distance down the road on the right, set back from the road. A small stone sign in the shape of a headstone marks the entrance as does a small black & white tile sign that is set in the ground. Burials in the cemetery are indexed as of April 1995. Source: Julian Priesler.

UPDATE:  [August 2005]

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