|NY State: ROCHESTER: (Monroe County)|
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
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:
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