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  • Rodeph Shalom Cemetery: a.k.a. Rodef Shalom
    Synagogue: Congregation Rodeph Shalom (Reformed), 615 N Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA 19123; (215) 627-6747 and Suburban Center, 8201 High School Rd, Elkins Park (215) 635-2500.
    (2, 19) Followers/Pursuers of Peace (19, p 70), formerly German Hebrew Congregation) (13a). There were 3 separate locations in Kensington, Nicetown, and Harrogate. See Roosevelt Memorial Park's Section "L" for reinterred remains (Source: Lee Stanley, son of Cantor Harry Stanley of Rodeph Sholom). Incorporated in 1812 as the Hebrew German Society Rodeph Shalom (15), the original ground was purchased in 1801, opened 1802, and sold 1889.
    Records:
    HSP [XCh/772-cemetery records 1859-1960]; [XCh/593-funeral cards Rabbi Henry Berkowitz 1906-7]
    PJAC : Congregation Rodeph Shalom Cemetery plans, plots and grave lists, Accession 1609.
    Cemetery and death records at PJAC : "Rodeph Shalom, Congregation records 1896-1981," (described in PJAC
    ," Newsletter No. 16, page 10. The history of the congregation and its records are described in newsletters: No. 32, Fall 1991 cover-p.2; No 33, Spring, 1992, page 2; and No. 40, Fall 1995, p.2.
    Rodeph Shalom Cemetery is listed in 1900 at Erie and Kensington Avenue (1a, p442); Nicetown Hebrew burial grounds (2).
    HSP [Ph20A.2-pages 28-31 and [Ph20A.4-pages 108-124] for remains of Rodeph Shalom's Hungarian Congregation's re-interred about 1935 at Roosevelt Memorial Park Section "L," from 18-- to 1940.
  • Roosevelt Memorial Park:
    (11,20) Old Lincoln Highway, Trevose, PA 19124; Bucks County, Southampton Township. 215-673-7500. Hours: 9-5 p.m. Contact: David Gordon. Opened 1929; 75 acres. Has computerized records. Cemetery maps are available at the cemetery.

  • Photos courtesy Merle Kastner

    Directions: 1) From Center City and Points West. Schuylkill Expressway to Roosevelt Blvd (U.S. #1 North). Proceed North, past Oxford Circle. After you pass light at Byberry Rd (old Phila State Hospital) go to far right lane. Pull into "jughandle" just before light (Old Lincoln Highway) to make left across US #1. Park is on right. Office located at 2nd entrance. 2) U.S. #1 South: First light past Pennsylvania Turnpike (exit 28), turn right. Office is located at 2nd entrance to Park. For records, contact the office. This cemetery contains Beth Israel/aka Arabella, and Rodeph Shalom re interred remains. Source: Aaron Roetenberg; aaron@yrkpa.kias.com ROOSEVELT MEMORIAL PARK LANDSMANSHAFTEN
    Source: Chronicles , the Philadelphia Jewish Genealogical Society Newsletter:

 

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Lenas Hezedek

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Denaburger

Prushin Shershow

Friendly Brothers

Tulchiner Golden Chair

Hungarian Hebrew Association

Vitebsker

International Workers

Young Hungarians

 

  • Scotts' Mount Carmel Cemetery: see Mount Carmel Cemetery
    [Same listing as above for Mount Carmel Cemetery]. P. 17872 in Cemeteries in the United States . Deborah M. Burek, ed. Detroit, MI: Gale Research Int., 1994. ISBN 0-8103-9245-3. Submitted by Al Rosenfield, arosen@ee.net
  • Shalom Memorial Park:
    (11,20) Byberry Road & Philmont Avenue, Philadelphia County, PA 19115l. 215-673-4600; 9-5 p.m.. Opened 1950's/1967.
    Directions: 1) Take Roosevelt Blvd (US 1 North) to Byberry Rd (Nabisco on corner), turn left on Byberry Rd to Pine Rd. Turn right on Pine Rd to cemetery entrance. 2) From Center City: Take Rt I-95 North Woodhaven Rd, West on Woodhave Rd. follow Woodhaven Rd to U.S. Route 1 South. Take this exit to 1st light (Byberry Rd) turn right and follow directions as above.
  • White Marsh Memorial Park:
    A non-sectarian cemetery with Jewish interments in Horsham, PA. Source: Aaron Roetenberg; aaron@yrkpa.kias.com

 

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