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      • Beth Olom: (718)277-6255 P.O. Box 211263, Woodhaven, NY 11421. Records are available at the Cemetery Office and at each congregation. Three Manhattan congregations jointly own this cemetery:
        1. Shearith Israel, 8 West 70 St., New York, NY 10023. (212)873-0300
        2. B'nai Jeshurun, 270 West 89 St., New York, NY 10024. (212)787-7600
        3. Shaare Tefilah, 250 East 79 St., New York, NY 10021. (212)535-8008
      • B'nai Jeshurun: see Beth Olom
      • Cypress Hills Cemetery: 625 Jamaica Avenue, Brooklyn NY 11208-1203, (718)277-2900. This well-tended, non-sectarian cemetery with some Jewish burials is very easy to research, but now deals with vandalism. Cemetery does not "overlook Jamaica Bay" as reported in Postal & Koppman. Jewish Tourist's Guide to U.S. Phila.: Jewish Publ. Soc., 1954, p.450 but does date from 1851. This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it visits that area every 6-8 weeks and will take photographs for you if reimbursed for film and developing. 
        One of four NYC cemeteries used by Noah Benevolent Society. Noah Ben. Soc., in December 1849, bought plots in Cypress Hills Cemetery. (Noah Lodge Section 1) In 1863, an ornamental fence was build around their section. A second plot was bought in 1912 (Section 14). Source:  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
        http://www.interment.net/data/us/ny/queens/cypress.htm [July 2003]
        NOTE: Cypress Hills is a large association that overtime apparently sold off areas to more localized cemeteries. Local cemeteries apparently changed names between their local area and Cypress Hills. For example, Salem Fields has been called Cypress Hills in many records. Therefore, checking all contiguous cemeteries if no burial appears in Cypress Hills' records is advisable.[July 2003]
      • Cypress Hills (Brooklyn) and Woodhaven (neighborhood of Queens) are next to each other. Many early death certificates listing Cypress Hills is not the actual burial site. Cypress Hills Cemetery is surrounded by the following Jewish Cemeteries: to the east is Maimonides and east of Maimonides is Mt. Hope. North of Cypress Hills is Mt. Carmel, Mt. Neboh and New Mt. Carmel. New Mt. Carmel extends to Cooper Ave with an entrance there and is just north of Mt. Carmel Cemetery. These two cemeteries have their entrances on Cypress Hills St (1). Also north and to the east of CHC, with its entrance along Myrtle Ave. (and located in Glendale (Queens County), NY is Mt. Lebanon Cemetery. The fence that separates Maimonides and Cypress Hills. Cemeteries was moved. A matter of fact, one of the 12 CHC Jewish sections that border the Maimonides Cemetery fence is called Maimonides. Further to this point, Mt. Carmel and Mt. Lebanon Cemeteries fences were also moved many, many years ago which means burials not located in CHC may be in either Maimonides, Mt. Carmel or Mt. Lebanon Cemeteries. across Cypress Hills St. and not effected by the Cypress Hills Cemetery border changes are the following cemeteries: Salem Fields, Beth Olam, Hungarian Union Fields and Machpelah. West of Hungarian Union Fields is Union Fields and the northern entrance to Mt. Judah Cemetery. [June 2006] *I have visually confirmed that family names across the fence in Maimonides Cemetery are the same as those in the adjacent section in CDC. The names noted were not common names but were names that *could not* have been coincidental to be on separate sides of the fence." Source: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it on JewishGen Digest [June 2006]
      • tombstone images online. A fee charged. [April 2010]
      • Cypress Hills National Cemetery: (National Military Cemetery) 625 Jamaica Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11208. (516)454-4949. Veterans Cemetery. The beautiful and well-kept cemetery has been full for years and is not manned on a regular basis. The records are at the national cemetery at Pinelawn "Long Island National Cemetery" in Suffolk County on Long Island or at Calverton National Cemetery (631)727-5410). Source: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it [on "JewishGen Digest" 24 Nov 2000]
        Lat: 40°41.14N Lon: 073°52.58W  interment information. [July 2003]
      • Greenwood Cemetery:500 25th Street, Brooklyn 11232. 5th Ave. between 39th & 20th Street (718)768-7300. Non-sectarian. Burial records are online. Click on burial inquiry to search for a specific burial
      • Maimonides Cemetery: 895 Jamaica Ave., Brooklyn, NY; (718)347-0095. Sources: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . Records are available at Maimonides-Elmont Cemetery Office (see Long Island listing in NY) File for Old Maimonides Cemetery {10690} 7,900 citations
      • Mount Hope Cemetery: 895 Jamaica Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11208. (718)347-0095. In 1883, Noah Benevolent Society bought 136 plots in Mount Hope Cemetery for Noah Lodge Section 2. In 1904, the paths in the section were paved. Some were sold immediately to families to raise money. By 1934, all the plots had been sold to families. (From the "85th Anniversary Souvenir Journal" (1934). Sources:  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it and This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .iasi
      • Salem Fields Cemetery: (Temple Emanu-El) 775 Jamaica Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11208. (718)277-3898. Salem Fields is a very "fancy" cemetery with many "Our Crowd" family burials and many instantly recognizable names interred. Many plots and mausoleums were purchased before the 1900's. (Inception of the cemetery was 1850's. One plot that was bought as late as the 1930's. Plots are no longer for sale although the cemetery is spacious and will never be crowded. With winding paths, Salem Field has a tremendous amount of Jewish history. Unfortunately, the terrible surrounding neighborhood (just off of Brooklyn Queens Expressway) of Salem Fields detracts from its beauty. Source: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
        NOTE: Salem Fields has been called Cypress Hills. Cypress Hills is a large association that overtime apparently sold off areas to more localized cemeteries. Local cemeteries apparently changed names between their local area and Cypress Hills. Checking all contiguous cemeteries if no burial appears in Salem Fields' records is advisable.[July 2003]
      • Shaare Tefilah: See Beth Olom above
      • Shearith Israel: See Beth Olom above
      • Temple Emanu-El: (see Salem Fields)
      • Washington Cemetery: 5400 Bay Parkway (corner McDonald Ave.), Bklyn., NY 11230-3346 (718)377-8690. Contact Elvira (or anyone else as they are very helpful); fax 718-377-8949.
        [ This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , 5878 McAlear Ave., Cote St. Luc, Que, Canada H4W 2H3 has information about this cemetery.]  San Francisco researcher This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , notes that the Washington Cemetery office has a set of ledgers that list deaths by chronological order, giving the decedent's address and cause of death, name of burial society and possibly additional facts that may provide information.

        [UPDATE] Grave of Abraham Goldfaden, father of Yiddish theater [December 2014]

        Tombstone images online. A fee charged. [April 2010]

         

        Photos below courtesy Merle Kastner

         



        Organizations:
        1st Hungarian Ohab Zedek
        1st Cong. Brith Scholem
        1st Przemzl KUV
        1st Prezemyl Lizer Gans Jeshrun
        1st Sorokin Bessarabian
        1st Mielnicer KUV
        1st Dobromiler S & 1st Hebrew Bakers
        Ach Bnai An Radishowitz
        Adath Israel
        Adlers Young Mens Ind. Assn.#1 Sec. 1 Post 60 (from Kovno) 
        Ager Ach An Dumbrawer
        Agu Ach An Sapetkin
        Agu Bish Achan Staubtz
        Agu Ach An Kurlander
        Agu Ach M'Krakow
        Ah Ach Brisk D. Litau
        Ah Ach An Bog & Coisin
        Ah Ach An Bokoslaw Korsin
        Ah Ach An Usdair
        Alaska NUV
        An Abr. Ben Kol
        An Ach An Radushle
        An Sompolinez
        Anshe Greiner
        Anshei Bobt Chevra:(Babtai, Lithuania landsmannschaft, Yiddish: Bobt). 127 burials; sec. 1 Post 143
        Anshe Mishinitz
        American Ben Musker
        Austrian-Hungarian Free Burial
        Beth-El Congregation
        Beth Yitsog
        Bialystocker WV of Bklyn
        Bklyn Carpenters
        Bnai Mordechai Jacob
        Bnai Moid Jacob
        Bnai Israel Anshe Kadan  (257 burials)
        Bnai. Scholem
        Bnai. Mos. An. Ull (see Bnai Yitchak... Ulanov below)
        Bottashauer American
        Brodyer B & B
        Brzezaner: [Jeff Bloom]
        Cong. Anshe Rogole: Sec 4 Post 440. (aka Rogalu and Chevra Anshe R from Arlogala, Lithuania. Sherribob@aol.com
        Chevra Anshe Chesed B'nai Kowna {10718} section 1, Post 81; 98 burials. 
        Chevra KK Anshei Bobt, see Anshei Bobt Chevra
        Chevra Rofei Cholim Krakauer Society became Krakower Benev.Soc.
        Cong. Bnei Aaron Anshei Wilkomir of N.Y.{10718} (section 1, Post 40)
        Cong. Bnei Israel Anshe Kadan {10718} (section 1, Post 144) and (Section 3, Post 287)
        Cong Bicher Cholim
        Cong. Nachlas Zwie Linas Hazedek
        David Lodge
        Dembitzer Young Mens
        Dobromiler Feige Chupper Society: Section 5. The data was taken from the Society burial book, therefore dates given are burial dates.
        Eitz Chaim An Velosin
        Etz Chaim Nosay O Fari
        Feige Czhupper Dobromil S & B (aka Dobromila Feigie Czupper) fmarmor@dorsai.dorsai.org
        Finishers S & B
        Gorlicer Mach Eines
        Hatikvo Beneficial Society: (New York, N.Y.) Records, 1917-1975, 1930-1975 (bulk). Description: .5 linear ft. Notes: Jewish mutual aid society that was incorporated in 1917 and dissolved ca. 1975. ...material concerning burial, including cemetery deed from the Mordecai Lodge No. 24, Order Brith Abraham in Washington Cemetery, Brooklyn, N.Y.; and dissolution form. YIVO collections are in Yiddish, Russian, Polish, English, Hebrew, and other European and non-European languages. Location: YIVO Institute for Jewish Research, New York, NY. Control No.: NXYH89-A865 [December 2000]
        Harris Levy Society
        Holy Society of the City of New York. Records, 1849-1968, 1900-1968 (bulk). Description: 2 cubic ft. Notes: Organized 1846, incorporated 1849, as Jewish burial and mutual aid society. Also known by Hebrew name Chevra Kadisha. Certificate of organization, 1849; deeds and leases to land at Washington Cemetery, ...1900-1927; burial permits, 1872-1927; ... records of Irving Grossman, Secretary of Society, including correspondence with Washington Cemetery, ... ca. 1898-1938; ... and maps of cemetery. German and English. Inventory. Location: 92nd Street Y. Archives, New York, NY. Control No.: NYHV88-A488 [December 2000]
        Help of Israel An Roiza
        Hungarian Free Burial
        Indep. Wilner Association
        Indep. Kletzer Brotherly Aid
        Indep. First Odessa Benev. Assn.
        Indep. Untd Brethren of Pomevisch
        Indep. Kurlander Benev. Society
        Indep. Grodno Sick Support Soc.
        Indep. Minsker Assn.
        Ind. Bialystocker
        Independent Brith Abraham
        Ind. Elchamor Lodge
        Ind. Grodner
        Ind Tarnower KUV
        Isaac Elderman Lodge
        Isaac Lodge
        Kartuz Bereza (Steve Morse's website)
        Kedainer United Verein. {10718}
        Kadainer Assn. {10718} (Section 5, Post 509) 193 burials. 
        Ked. Bnai Rappaport
        Ked. Levi of Baredschef
        Kempner Benevolent Society: Society may provide information based on names. Anthony Lewis
  • King Solomon Lodge
    Kol Isl An Polen
    Korzino Rabin
    Kovner YMA Ind 1 Sec 4 Post 433; 227 burials. 
    Krakauer Friends
    Kuznica burials here as well as Mt. Judah in Queens and Beth David on Long Island
    Liady Musech Hari
    Lodzker Chev. Agu Ansh
    Meretz: [The Meretz Relief Association of New York: {10285} only 18 names. Meretz owned at least two cemetery sections. Their revised constitution of 1936 mentions 10 remaining plots in Section 4 at Washington Cemetery in Brooklyn, New York and 40 remaining plots in Section 59 at Mt. Hebron Cemetery. Customarily, such burial societies made a bulk purchase of plots in close proximity to each other for member use. The Meretz section in Washington Cemetery has a beautiful arched entrance gate that was erected by the society. There is also a Meretz Cemetery in Boston, Massachusetts. [Stan Lipson, 648 E. Broad St., Westfield, NJ]
    Mish Anhe Slutzk
    Mog. Abr. An Astrolinko
    Mordecai Lodge No. 24, Order Brith Abraham (see Hatikvo Beneficial Society)
    Moses Chevra Gir Aryeh
    Mt. Sinai Lodge
    Mt. Sinai Hebrew Mutuak Benevolent Society sold plots from 1849 on; no longer in existence
    Neir Hat An Lebestiff
    New Bessarabian Aid
    New York Social Club
    Nichwitzer Cehevra (one of the first societies) Changed name to Progressive Brethren of Neshivis in 1890.
    Ohav Scholem An Ach An Ungarn
    Oschow Scholem Lodge
    Ostrow Mazowiecka: Chevra Bakish Sholom Anshei
    Ostrover Burial Society: wg@panix.com
    Palestine Lodge
    Progressive Brethren of Neshvis {10718} Compiled by Ben Weinstock, Nov.1997; Prog. Brethren also uses Mt. Hebron
    Rabenu Nachman Anshei Grodno Zion Bruderbund
    Rossianer Benevolent Association: Sec 1 Pt 19 (Rasseiniai, Lithuania Landsmanshaft). 242 burials.
    Roumanian Amer. Lodge
    Salozier KUV
    Sch Am An Kutno
    Sch.
    Aur An Kutner
    Schewet Judah
    Schizervo Eliazer Lodge
    Sfard An Lebowitz
    Sfard An Poand
    Sokolka Society burials: also at Mt. Carmel in Queens and Beth David on Long Island.
    Sol Hersh Lodge
    Sons of Benjamin
    Sons of Israel
    Tiff. Jos. An Przemyl
    UBBS
    Ulanow Sections {10718} No infant names included sections 3 & 4. Jim Feldman
    United Minsher
    US Grand S & B
    Warshauer Society
    Washington Lodge
    Wilkomirer Young Mens [10718] (Section 2, Post 203) and (Section 3, Post 330)
  • Wisoko-Litowski Bruderleider Verein: Cemetery #5 at Post #497 (Vysokoye)
    Workmen's Circle: see Postal & Koppman. Jewish Tourist's Guide to U.S. Phila.: Jewish Publ. Soc., 1954, p.445
    Young Mens Austrian
    Zion Bruderbund

 

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