LI Jewish Cemeteries

JEWISH CEMETERIES OF LONG ISLAND

If you were asked about Jewish cemeteries on Long Island, no doubt you would immediately think about the cluster of cemeteries along Wellwood Avenue in Pinelawn. However, did you know that there are a dozen other “local” Jewish cemeteries on Long Island? Many of these are owned, operated and maintained by individual synagogues. Some of these synagogues have been merged into successor congregations, but the location of the original cemeteries evidence the history of some of Long Island’s oldest Jewish communities. (We hope to expand on the history of Jewish communities on Long Island in subsequent articles.)

As a service to our Society members, and to the greater Jewish genealogical community, the Jewish Genealogy Society of Long Island (JGSLI) has endeavored to index all of the Jewish Cemeteries of Long Island. For the “local” cemeteries, we have also photographed all headstones and recorded all the burials into a database that has been contributed to JewishGen’s JOWBR (JewishGen Online Worldwide Burial Registry) project. Please visit http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/cemetery/ to search the JOWBR database.

Agudath Achim (Agudas Achim)
East Setauket, SuffolkAddress: Mud Road and Ridgeway Avenue
Contact: Lisa Israel (631) 727-5500, Ext. 10
Cemetery Info: Founded by Congregation Agudas Achim of Setauket (active from 1893 until 1914). Cemetery was later acquired by Temple Israel of Riverhead.
Synagogue Affiliation: Temple Israel of Riverhead
Synagogue Website: http://www.uscj.org/metny/riverheadBeth David
Elmont, Nassau
Address: 300 Elmont Road
Contact Info: (516) 328-1300
Cemetery Info: Opened: 1917. Approximately 190,000 burials and 1,300 societies. The office on the premises has computerized records.Beth Moses
Pinelawn, Suffolk
Address: Wellwood Avenue
Contact Info: (631) 249-2290
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 340, Farmingdale, NY 11735
Cemetery Info: Opened: 1949. # Graves: 49,000+Breslau Cemetery
Lindenhurst, Suffolk
Address: Newark Street & Monroe Street
Contact Info: (516) 541-0740
Cemetery Info: Jewish section within a non-denominational cemetery. Founded 1876. Founded by the Lindenhurst Hebrew Congregation. Congregation later merged with Congregation Bethel of Massapequa.
Synagogue Affiliation: Congregation Bethel of Massapequa
Synagogue Website: http://www.beth-el-massapequa.org/
**Synagogue History Site**: http://www.beth-el-massapequa.org/LHC%20History.htm\Calverton National Cemetery
Calverton, Suffolk
Address: 210 Princeton Boulevard
Contact Info: (631) 727-5410
Cemetery Info: On-line searchable gravesite locator.
Cemetery Website: http://www1.va.gov/directory/guide/facility.asp?ID=220&dnum=4Huntington Jewish Center Cemetery
Huntington Station, Suffolk
Address: 500 Old Country Road
Contact Info: Marilyn Mishkin, Huntington Jewish Center (631) 427-1089, Ext 23
Cemetery Info: Opened: about 1913. For use by members of Huntington Jewish Center only. Next to Mount Golda Cemetery.
Synagogue Affiliation: Huntington Jewish Center
Synagogue Website: http://www.uscj.org/metny/huntinhh/index.html
**Synagogue History Site**: http://www.uscj.org/metny/huntinhh/about.htmlIndependent Jewish Cemetery Association
Sag Harbor, Suffolk
Address: Route 114
Contact Info: Donald Katz (631) 725-0429
Cemetery Info: This cemetery was established by the Jews in Sag Harbor of Hungarian descent. The congregations of Polish / Russian Jews and the Hungarian Jews merged in 1918 and became Temple Adas Israel in 1948. Cemetery is adjacent to Jewish Association of United Brethren cemetery.
Synagogue Affiliation: Temple Adas Israel
Synagogue Website: http://www.templeadasisrael.org/
**Synagogue History Site**: http://www.templeadasisrael.org/history.htm

Jewish Association of United Brethren
Sag Harbor, Suffolk
Address: Route 114
Contact Info: Donald Katz (631) 725-0429
Cemetery Info: This cemetery was established by the Polish / Russian Jews in Sag Harbor. The congregations of Polish / Russian Jews and the Hungarian Jews merged in 1918 and became Temple Adas Israel in 1948. Cemetery is adjacent to Independent Jewish Cemetery Association cemetery.
Synagogue Affiliation: Temple Adas Israel
Synagogue Website: http://www.templeadasisrael.org/
**Synagogue History Site**: http://www.templeadasisrael.org/history.htm

Kings Park Cemetery
Kings Park, Suffolk
Address: opposite 19 Annandale Road (on a residential street)
Contact Info: (631) 269-1133
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 301, Kings Park, NY 11754
Cemetery Info: Opened: 1959
Synagogue Affiliation: Kings Park Jewish Center
Synagogue Website: http://www.kpjc.org/
**Synagogue History Site**: http://www.kpjc.org/history_of_the_kings_park_jewish.htm

Long Island National Cemetery
Farmingdale, Suffolk
Address: 2040 Wellwood Avenue
Contact Info: (631) 454-4949
Cemetery Info: On-line searchable gravesite locator.
Cemetery Website: http://www1.va.gov/directory/guide/facility.asp?ID=222

Maimonides
Elmont, Nassau
Address: 90 Elmont Road
Contact Info: (516) 775-6222
E-mail: maimonidescemetery.elmont@gmail.com
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 125, Elmont, NY 11003
Cemetery Info: Opened 1921. For members of the Maimonides Benevolent Society. Society and Brooklyn location was founded in 1852. Approximately 4,500 burials.
Cemetery Website: http://maimonidescemetery.weebly.com/

Mount Ararat
North Lindenhurst, Suffolk
Address: Route 109 and Southern State Parkway
Contact Info: (631) 957-2277
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 355, Farmingdale, NY 11735
Cemetery Info: Opened 1928.

Mount Golda Cemetery
Huntington Station, Suffolk
Address: 500 Old Country Road
Contact Info: Robin Jedlicka (631) 427-2577
Cemetery Info: Opened 1930. Located in the midst of a suburban residential neighborhood.

New Montefiore Cemetery
Pinelawn, Suffolk
Address: Wellwood Avenue
Contact Info: (631) 249-7000
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 130, Farmingdale, NY 11704
Cemetery Info: Opened in 1928.

Oakwood Cemetery
Bay Shore, Suffolk
Address: 3 Moffitt Boulevard (Brentwood Road)
Contact Info: (631) 665-0638
Cemetery Info: Opened: 1932. This is a Jewish section in a Catholic cemetery.
Synagogue Affiliation: Bay Shore Jewish Center
Synagogue Website: http://www.bayshorejewishcenter.com/

Patchogue Hebrew Cemetery
Holtsville, Suffolk
Address: Buckley Rd
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 293, Patchogue, NY 11772
Contact Info: (631) 475-0310 / (631) 289-0375
Cemetery Info: The cemetery was founded by Patchogue Hebrew Congregation now Temple Beth-el of Patchogue around 1893.
Synagogue Affiliation: Temple Beth-El of Patchogue
Synagogue Website: http://www.bethelpatchogue.org/
**Synagogue History Site**: http://www.bethelpatchogue.org/#Beth%20El%20Through%20the%20Years

Shaarey Pardes Accabonic Grove Cemetery
East Hampton, Suffolk
Address: 306 Old Stone Highway
Contact Info: Lin Longo (631) 324-9858, Ext. 202
Cemetery Info: Founded 1993.
Synagogue Affiliation: Jewish Center of the Hamptons
Synagogue Website: http://www.jcoh.org/

United Synagogue Cemetery
Calverton, Suffolk
Address: 4003 Middle Country Road (Route 25 & Middle Country Road)
Contact Info: Dan Moser (631) 727-7255
Cemetery Info: Relatively new multi-section cemetery.

Washington Memorial Park
Mount Sinai, Suffolk
(Also known as: Mount Sinai / Mount Washington)
Address: 855 Canal Road
Contact Info: (631) 473-0437
Cemetery Info: Opened 1926. Large non-denominational cemetery with the Jewish sections to the left of the entrance.
Cemetery Website: http://www.wmpark.com

Wellwood
Pinelawn, Suffolk
Address: Wellwood Ave.
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 340, Farmingdale, NY 11735
Contact Info: (631) 249-2300
Cemetery Info: Opened 1935.