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The information for each of the cemeteries was on Form E - Burial Grounds, Mass. Historical Commission, Office of the Secretary, State House, Boston:

Ahavath Sholem Cemetery: Churchill Street. Owned by Ahavath Sholem Congregation. 177 Robbins Ave., Pittsfield, the site was well maintained as of 5/1/81. Congregation Ahavath Sholem is the Orthodox Jewish congregation in Pittsfield, founded in 1911. In 1912, they established the cemetery on Churchill St. In 1947, Temple Anshe Amunim purchased four acres from Ahavath Sholem for further expansion of its cemetery when the need arises. (413)442-6609; If No Answer, 442-8852. Ahavath Sholem Congregation: 177 Robbins Ave., Pittsfield, MA, Ahavath Sholem Synagogue, North Street, Great Barrington, MA, (413) 528-4197. Source: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , NYC

Anshe Amunim Cemetery: Onota Street; owned by Temple Anshe Amunim, 26 Broad St. Pittsfield; Rabbi Harold Salzmann; Well kept as of 5/1/81, Temple Anshe Amunim is the oldest Jewish congregation in western Massachusetts, established in 1869. In 1871, it purchased land from the Pittsfield Cemetery Corporation for its cemetery. The England family was the first to buy a plot in the new burying ground.

Keneseth Israel Cemetery: Peck's Road; owned by Congregation Knesset Israel, 16 Colt Road, Pittsfield; Rabbi Arthur D. Rulnick. Well kept as of 5/1/81, this cemetery is the second to be used by the Congregation Knesset Israel, which was founded in 1893. In 1898, it purchased land from the Pittsfield Cemetery Corporation for a burial ground. When that tract of land was filled, land was acquired on Peck's Rd. that currently is used for the congregation's cemetery. directions.

 

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