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Jewish Genealogical Society of Greater Harrisburg, Stu Sholl, Email address: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , Harrisburg, PA

Harrisburg has a sizeable Jewish community with continuous existence back to 1848, with a substantial Litvak presence since 1881.

Beth El Cemetery: (Conservative) on S. Progress Ave., Harrisburg, PA 17100; 564-5040; in Paxton Borough ("down the road" from KI and Chisuk Emuna). Used in the early 1930's. Contact person: Mr. Hy Lariff, Phone: (717) 561-8559. Always open; used by Beth El. Plots are still being sold by the Cemetery Committee. Source: Iris Sitkin This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . Also see Beth El in Dauphine County for the same cemetery.

Beth Sholom Cemetery: (Reconstructionist) Lisburn Road and Route 114, Lisburn, PA 17110. Directions: Cross the Susquehanna River. Go to Front and Foster to cross using the Harvey Taylor Bridge. Stay on Route 15 until you come to Rossmoyne Road. Take this road to the stop sign and bear right. Go 1.5 miles to fork in road. Take left branch, which brings you out to lower Allen playground. Make right and go to cemetery. In use since about 1985, with about 25 graves of 1,700 available, the Beth Shalom synagogue's cemetery is always open. Contact person: Bud Reisman, Phone: (717)737-4267 or (717)766-1591. Contact the Cemetery Committee for plot information. Source: Iris Sitkin This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Chisk Emuna Cemetery: (Conservative) 34th St. off Progress Ave. Chisuk Emunah Perpetual Care Association: (Conservative): P.O. Box 5418; Harrisburg, PA 17110 at Progress Avenue, next to Kesher Israel. Contact person: Arthur Stern; (717) 236-3984. Always open; used by Chisuk Emuna. The Cemetery Committee is still selling plots. Source: Iris Sitkin This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Kesher Israel Cemetery: (Orthodox) next to Chisk Emuna on 34th St. There is another entrance off Rt 22. Contact person: Eunice Press, Phone: (717)545-1081. Always open; used by Kesher Israel. The Cemetery Committee is still selling plots. Iris Sitkin will do lookups. Source: Iris Sitkin This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it [December 2000]

Mount Moriah: (Reform) Jonestown Road; Harrisburg, PA 17110. Contact person: Bill Alder; Phone: (717) 234-3289; used by Ohev Shalom. The Cemetery Committee is still selling plots. Source: Iris Sitkin This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Ohev Sholom Cemetery (old): 3400 Oliver Road; founded 1855. Ohev Sholom/Mt Moriah (Reform) is near the Colonial Park Shopping Center. This is the larger. Ohev Sholom older graves are in a section at Chisk Emuna. Source: Aaron Roetenberg, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , states that only one cemetery exists. He visited the site.

Workman's Circle: On Old Orchard Lane off Progress Ave., behind old township bldg. This is an Orthodox cemetery, which contains 20+ gravestones, of which about 13 graves date from the early 1900's. Several have 2 stones per person/grave. The size is about 1200 sq. feet. Maintained by Kesher Israel synagogue. Source Aaron Roetenberg; This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

The Cemetery Committee is still selling plots. Source: Iris Sitkin This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

 

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