Tagged U.S. Jewish cemeteries

Lacking long-term plans, many U.S. Jewish cemeteries in neglect

A section of New York's Bayside Cemetery in Queens after the UJA-Federation-funded cleanup. (Courtesy of the Community Association for Jewish At-Risk Cemeteries)

NEW YORK (JTA) — For years, the historic Jewish cemetery was so overgrown with weeds, plagued by toppled headstones, and littered with fallen branches, beer cans and snack-food wrappers that at least a quarter of its graves were impossible to reach. Even now, after a $140,000 cleanup and improved… Read more »