Machpelah Cemetery 82-30 Cypress Hills St., Glendale, NY 11385 #usa


Rabbi Ben-Zion Saydman
 

My ancestral shul, Congregation Beth Hamedrash Hagodol, formerly of
Norfolk Street on the Lower East Side, was tragically burned to the
ground in 2017 after serving the Jewish community for 120 years.

BHH had two burial grounds, one at Machpelah and one at Union Field.
Machpelah is now a ruin and is in terrible shape.

I would like to make contact with anyone who might still be in charge
of the cemetery and its ledger record books. The IAJGS cemetery
project contact for Machpelah is no longer functioning.

Does anyone have contact information or know if the ledger record
books still exist? Does anyone know if the NY Jewish community, the
City, or the State have any plans to rehabilitate the cemetery, fix
the broken stones, and cut back the jungle? It is truly a shanda to
leave it in decay.

Thank you.

Rabbi Ben-Zion Saydman
Executive Director
Tree of Life Heritage Foundation
www.tolheritage.org

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NEWMAN, ROMM, NUROCK, MARCUS, KANTER, GORDON, BLOCH, CHIPKIN,
MOISEIWITSCH, KRULL, LEVIN(E), ZUBACH, ZILBERKWEIT
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Rabbi Ben-Zion Saydman
Executive Director
Tree of Life Heritage Foundation
www.tolheritage.org
(949) 292-3131