JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Halwojes Hames Burial Society #general

Yehudh bn Shlmo
 

From: Shoshana Kahan <lilishoshana@...>
Sent: Thu, March 11, 2010 9:58:35 AM

"Does anyone know anything about the Halwojes Hames Burial Society,
which apparently only operated at Washington Cemetery in Brooklyn?
This is the burial society that buried an infant Great Uncle of mine.
I'm guessing the name means something like "Haimish Halvayot???" Were
they connected with a particular area in Eastern Europe, or did they
just provide burials for poor Jews in general?"

Shalom Shoshana ,

I remember this name. It is Halvayas ha'Mes, like the Mitzvah. I
traced this to the Hebrew Free Burial Society which was no longer a
comporation and then to a lawyer who assumed responsiblity for them.
I think he pointed me to the Congregation Sons of Judah in Brooklyn
which is somehow connected. I spoke to the Rabbi there but he was
unaware of the connection. That is as far as I was able to go. Or at
least what I have found so far in my notes >from many years ago. If
you are interested I can send you the telephone number/address for
the lawyer and the Shul.

Shabbat Shalom,
Yehudah ben Shlomo

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