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40°40'N 76°12'W. 1990 pop. 16,603, 27 mi/43 km NNW of Reading.

Jewish population in 1919 was 400. Source: "Directory of Jewish Local Organizations in the United States", pp. 330-583. American Jewish Year Book 5680 (September 25, 1919 to Sept. 12, 1920); Volume 21. Edited by Harry Schneiderman for the American Jewish Committee Submitted by Alan Hirschfeld.

Ahavas Achim Cong. Cemetery: State Street. The older of the two is Hahawas Achem (Ahavat Achim), obviously a reference to the nearby city of brotherly love, Philadelphia. This is still an active cemetery. Source: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it [May 2010]

Congregation Mercy and Truth Cemetery: This is an active synagogue. The name in Hebrew is Chesed shel Emet. It is believed that this congregation evolved from a Chevra Kaddisha. Source: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it [May 2010]


 

 


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