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Beth Israel Cemetery: South Schumaker Drive. 410) 742-2564.

The Cemetery of Congregation Beth Israel was established in the 1950's on land purchased adjacent to the Wicomico Memorial Park. The first burial took place in 1959. Prior to that date members of the congregation and others in the Jewish community were buried in Jewish cemeteries in Wilmington, Delaware, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and Baltimore, Maryland. Family ties generally determined the locale of burial. Despite the relative young age of their cemetery, Congregation Beth Israel dates back to 1925 when it was founded as the Kahelas Israel Congregation. The present name, Beth Israel, was adopted in 1951. Attractive Beth Israel Cemetery is approximately 2 acres in size and is well maintained.

Burial records and information are available by contacting the synagogue office.

To reach the cemetery, travel south on Business Highway 13 through town. Make a left turn onto Main Street and a right onto Snow Hill Road/Highway 12. Make a left turn onto Schumaker Drive. The cemetery is on your right past the Wicomico Memorial Park. Two brick entrance walls and a bronze sign plaque mark the entrance. The cemetery is open during daylight hours, Sunday through Friday. Burials are indexed as of April 1995. Source: Julian H. Preisler, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Last Updated on Thursday, 15 January 2009 20:47