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  • Adath Jeshurun Cemetery: (Congregation of Jeshurun) Located near Near Chevre Bikur Cholim and Mt Sinai Cemeteries, Adath Jeshurun Cemetery is at 1855 Bridge Street, Philadelphia County, PA 19124. (215)743-2524. Contact (Street Office) Doris Greenberg; Friday 9-3; Cemetery hours: Monday-Friday 9-5; Sunday 10-4 but gates may close in the evening. Size: 7000 graves; Opened 1863; Adath Jeshurun congregation members used the cemetery exclusively until 1968 then opened up to others. Adath Jeshurun sold ground to Chevra Bikur Cholim on two occasions; See Chevra Bikur Cholim Cemetery entry. See HSP E-mail: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
    Congregation Adath Jeshurun is currently at 7763 Old York Road, Elkins Park 19027 (215) 635-6611
    • Klein, Max D. Papers, 1861-1969, 1904-1969 (bulk). Description: 11.2 cubic ft. Notes: Rabbi at Congregation Adath Jeshurun, Philadelphia, Pa. 1904-1968, including correspondence, reports, deeds, clippings, bulletins, circulars, bills, and other material concerning cemetery, ... Location: Jewish Theological Seminary of America. Library, New York, NY. Control No.: NYJH88-A79 [December 2000]

    • Photo courtesy Merle Kastner
    • Arabella (aka Ribella): see Beth Israel
    • Bellevue Cemetery:
    • Beth El: aka Beth El-Emeth: see Mikveh Israel Cem., 3d location
    • Beth Israel Cemetery:
      (House of Israel): Aaron Roetenberg;  aka Arabella and Ribella (19, 6) see HSP
      5th & Federal Street, Philadelphia, County, PA; 215-324-8800 (Stillman's Mortuary)
      "Beth Israel Cemetery" was affiliated with Congregation Beth Israel and listed as located at Randolph, between Federal and Washington Avenue and also at Arabella Street, now Randolph Street, above Federal, opposite Union Burying Ground (6). Contact: Roosevelt Memorial Park (215) 673-7500, for remains removed about 1935 to Roosevelt Memorial Park). Aaron Roetenberg located these reinterred graves. Written on the stone is, "Here lie reinterred, those who were formerly buried in the Arabella Cemetery 1844-1908." The reverse side of the stone lists about 129 names, 12 i
      Photo courtesy Merle Kastnernitials instead of names, and "many others whose names are known but to G-d." Aaron has a photograph of both sides of the stone. See Roosevelt Memorial Park Cemetery for directions. Source: Aaron Roetenberg; Records: HSP
    • Beth Kehillah Cemetery:
      See Pleasantville, New Jersey; cemetery used by Philadelphians
    • B'nai Israel Cemetery:
      (Sons of Israel) see Hebrew Mutual Cem.
    • Chelten Hills:
      Non-sectarian; also crematorium (formerly National Cemetery Company. Opened: 1887. Source: Larry Posner (no email or address). Listed in Philadelphia classified pages as 1701 E. Washington Lane, Philadelphia County, PA 19138; (215)-548-2400; Known to contain Jewish burials or cremations. Directions: Broad Street to Stenton Ave, Stenton Ave to Washington Lane, east on Washington Lane, NW side, NE of Stenton Ave. Source: Interview with clerk, Maisie. Records computerized back to 1970; all records may be microfilmed.
    • Chevra Bikur Cholim:
      (Religious Society for Visiting the Sick); 1853 Bridge Street, Philadelphia, County, PA 19124; (215)-744-9637; (215) 333-2966, Jack Greenberg; Listed as adjoining Adath Jeshurun Cemetery  in Frankford. Opened 1873; Same directions as Adath Jeshurun. (Note: The names for this cemetery were entered from cards, but were not cross-checked with the tombstones themselves. Source: Aaron Roetenberg. Permission was granted by Lily Schwartz, then Head Archivist at PJAC , and Samuel Stillman of Stillman's Mortuary (original owner of records) to enter Chevra Bikur records (cemetery plans, plots, grave lists, etc.) information into this cemetery listing. Photographs of tombstones taken by Aaron Roetenberg will be donated to PJAC . The original records are found under Accession 1608, 6/G/1 "Hebrew Mutual Cemetery Records 1867-1964" and on microfilm Accession 1462 at PJAC
      Records: See HSP microfilm [XR/894-cemetery records 1860-1985] History: Adath Jeshurun sold ground to Chevra Bikur Cholim on 2 occasions, see HSP [PH20A.4-p.78-deed] and [Ph20A.4, p137-deed]. Cemetery Map is on the PJAC microfilm Accession 1462.

    Photo courtesy Merle Kastner
    • Chevra Kadisha of Alliance:
      see Vineland, New Jersey; cemetery used by Philadelphians
    • Congregation Sons of Israel:
      see Camden, New Jersey; cemetery used by Philadelphians
    • Crescent Burial Park:
      (Platt Memorial Chapels, Inc card); see Cherry Hill, New Jersey; cemetery used by Philadelphians
    • East Cedar Hill Cemetery:
      Mr. Rolph's informal inventory at HSP lists East Cedar Hill Cemetery at Frankford and Bridge (13b) and in the HSP card catalog. The microfilm [XR/828:2] is 1887-1981; listed under cemeteries, as "East Cedar Hill Cemetery". Morais writes of cemeteries belonging to different Chebroth located at Cedar Hill, Fkd.
      The Congregation Krakauer Beth Elohim Beneficial Assn, 417 Pine, which was founded 9/16/1874, used East Cedar Hill Cem. (1c, p 555). Jewish Burial Organization using East Cedar Hill Cemetery listed in 1900/1901 (AJYB). Congregation Krakauer Beth Elohim Beneficial Assn, 417 Pine St, founded 9/16/1874.
    • Erie and Kensington Avenue Cemetery:
      Listed in 1919/1920 American Jewish Yearbook under "Cemeteries." Listed as "cemeteries belonging to different Chebroth located at Erie Avenue" Rodeph Shalom Cemetery is listed in at "Erie and Kensington Avenue."
    • German Hebrew: See Rhodeph Shalom
    • Gladwyne Jewish Cemetery: see Har Ha Zetim

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