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Stuart E. Rosenberg. The Jewish Community in Rochester: 1843-1925. Published 1954 [September 2000]

 

Beth Olam Cemetery: existed in 1919 in "Directory of Jewish Local Organizations in the United States", pp. 330-583, American Jewish Year Book 5680 September 25, 1919 to Sept. 12, 1920, vol. 21, edited by Harry Schneiderman for the American Jewish Comm and submitted by Alan Hirschfeld

 

Britton Road Cemetery: 188 Britton Rd.; 663-6937; Old Leopold section: {10669} data entered by Aaron Rothenberg, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . Light of Israel section: {10912} Congregation Aitz Raanon: Deed to the cemetery lots, sold by the congregation to Joseph Wile and Meyer Greentree Mar. 25, 1884. Documents file at AJA . American Jewish Archives, 3101 Clifton Ave. Cincinnati, Ohio 45220-2488. 513-221-1875 (tel); 513-221-7812 (fax). E-mail: AJA contact form . #14551 in Cemeteries of the US . Deborah M. Burek, ed. Detroit MI: Gale Research Int., 1994. ISBN 0-8103-9245-3. Source: Al Rosenfield, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it '; document.write( '' ); document.write( addy_text66324 ); document.write( '<\/a>' ); //--> This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

 

Holy Sepulchre Cemetery: 2461 Lake Ave, Rochester, NY 14612. Founded: 1871; Caretaker: Robert J. Moore, Mgr of Information Services (or other staff member) 716-458-4110; Access: Gates close 5pm EST; 340 acres. This is a Catholic cemetery with unconsecrated areas for members of mixed marriages in Sections 23 South and 6, 7, 10, 12, and 20 North that holds a total of more than 200,000 burials. Office hours 9-4:30 M-F and 9-12 Saturday. Access via entrances off Lake Avenue and off Dewey Avenue. Surveyed by Cindy Mindell-Wong on 12/12/96 sent by Peter Zavon; e-mail: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

 

Mt. Hope Cemetery: 1133 Mt. Hope Avenue, Rochester 14642. Elmwood Avenue, Mt. Hope Avenue, The University of Rochester and the Genesee River bound the cemetery. Access from Mt. Hope Ave. Founded 1838 with earliest Jewish burial 1849. Contact Person: Carol at 716-473-2755. 375,000 people buried there. In approximately fifty years, the cemetery will probably be filled to capacity. Very small percentage of Jewishburials. 196 acres. Managing society: City of Rochester; Access: Gates close 6 p.m. daily. Additional care by Friends of Mt. Hope Cemetery, 791 Mt. Hope Ave, 716-461-3494. Cemetery office open M-F 8:30 - 3:30. In addition to the synagogues and burial societies using this cemetery, many unaffiliated Jews are buried in individual plots. 19th Century burial indexes have been largely microfilmed by the LDS.

To reach Cemetery take Interstate 390 to Exit 16A (West Henrietta Rd/Route 15). Follow Route 15 North for 1.1 miles. (Route 15 becomes Mt. Hope Ave.) Cemetery office is on left (west) side of road. Surveyed by Marjorie Searl on 12/7/96. Synagogues with Plots:

Congregation Bene David

Congregation Beth Israel

Cong. Beth El: 139 Winton Rd., South Rochester, NY, 473-1770

Temple Brith Kodesh

Temple Sinai: 363 Penfield Rd., Penfield, NY 14625

Temple Brith Kodesh: 2131 Elmwood Ave., Rochester, NY 14618.
This section founded ca. 1891. Source: Julian H. Preisler, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it Photo [November 2000].

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  • City owned, they provide general maintenance: mowing grass and raking leaves. Individual families are responsible for maintaining their own families' plots. Temples purchased the lots from the cemetery so may need to contact them for number of plots bought. Some of the temples will only let temple members be buried in their section (probably due to limited space). Some are more flexible. They provide walking tours of the cemetery from May through October. A new cemetery manager began in February 1997. Source: Melanie Simon; e-mail: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it and Peter Zavon; e-mail: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .
    Listed in Postal & Koppman; Jewish Tourist's Guide to U.S. ; (Jewish Publ. Soc., Phila., PA 1954), p.360

  • Riverside Cemetery: 2640 Lake Ave., Rochester, NY 14612; Year Founded: 1892. Caretaker: City of Rochester - Laura Ferguson; 716- 254-7039. Managing society: City of Rochester. Access: 7am-6pm every day. Office open Tues. Sat 8:30-3:30. Acres: 127. Multi-denominational cemetery with over 40,000 graves. Entrance is through gates off Lake Avenue. Jewish sections: Jewish War Veterans, Temple Beth David, and Temple Emanu-El. Surveyed by: Cindy Mindell-Wong on 12/12/96 and sent by Peter Zavon; e-mail: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

  • Stone Road Cemetery: 68 Stonewood Ave.; 663-6937

  • Vaad Hakolel Cemetery:

  • Whitehaven Cemetery: 210 Marsh Road; 586-5250
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