SHAMOKIN: Northumberland County. Print

 

Jewish population in 1919 was 235. People from here were also buried at Mount Carmel.

"The Jewish community of Shamokin, Northumberland County, established B'nai Israel congregation on Nov. 23, 1903. The synagogue is located on Sunbury Street. Beth Olom Cemetery, in use since 1895, in the Marshallton section of Coal Township." Source: RootsWeb.com message board 30 Dec 1999 [January 2003]

Synagogue: B'nai Israel Congregation (1875 circa), 7 East Sunbury Street, Shamokin, PA 17872, Phone: (570) 648-2281. Source: Elaine B. Kolinsky & Neil Goloff (JGSP). Also, see Springfield Source: "Directory of Jewish Local Organizations in the United States", pp. 330-583 and 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.

 

B'nai Israel Congregation Cemetery (Sons of Israel):

From the Pennsylvania Turnpike West, take exit 22 (Morgantown-I 176), Interstate 176 North, Route 422 West into Lebanon, PA, 72 North to I-81 North, exit 36 (route 61West), 61 West to Shamokin PA. Mr. Moskowitz recommends taking PA turnpike to Morgantown, follow signs to Reading, PA, 61 into Shamokin.

The cemetery with 150 graves is on a hill outside Shamokin. Cemetery is open 24 hours, but call ahead for directions.

Shamokin is 120 miles from Philadelphia, above Pottsville and below Hazelton and Bloomsberg and west of the Schukyll and south of Columbia.

Contacts: Two co-chairmen keep the records for this small cemetery: Myron M. Moskowitz, Esquire, (Cemetery President) 2 East Independence Street, Shamokin, PA 17872, (570) 648-4658 and Irvin Liachowitz, (Cemetery Secretary/Treasurer), Liachowitz Jewelers Inc., 52 East Independence Street, Shamokin, PA 17872, phone: (570) 648-3931.

 

Last Updated on Friday, 16 January 2009 18:43