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The following information was supplied by Spialter, 2536 England
Ave., Dayton, OH 45406. 513-277-3995 and is in the following
sequence: city, county, cemetery name, address, institution(s)
using itnumber of graves, dates used, comments

BELLEFONTE, Jewish cem., from Postal & Koppman "Jewish Tourist's Guide
to U.S."(JewishPubl.Soc.,Phila.,PA,1954), p.534"

EASTON: see Scranton below

HANOVER: Hanover Hebrew Congn cem., near 6 Center Square?, Hanover
Hebrew Congn, 0, , partially destroyed in 1930's, , , from
Postal & Koppman "Jewish Tourist's Guide to
U.S."(JewishPubl.Soc.,Phila.,PA,1954), p.537"

JOHNSTOWN: , Grandview Cemetery, Grandview Cemetery, from Postal &
Koppman "Jewish Tourist's Guide to
U.S."(JewishPubl.Soc.,Phila.,PA,1954), p.538"

OIL CITY: Venango County, First St. in Oil City west to East 62 north;
go 17.2 miles t, 35 graves, yes: info from Dr.,

PHILADELPHIA: see separate file

SCRANTON: see below this section

SUGAR CREEK TOWNSHIP: Venango County, Mount Zion, Fox St., across from
Township Administration bldg., 100 graves

TITUSVILLE: Crawford County, B'nai Gemiluth Chesed, west side of Old
Rte.8, 2.1 miles south from Titusville, PA, B'nai Gemiluth Chesed,
355 graves, yes: Dr.,




SCANTONarea
EASTON, PA

Bnai Abraham Synagogue Cemetery (Conservative)
Location: East Kleinhans Street, Easton, PA
On the north side of Kleinhans St. between Frederick and
Diamonds Streets. There is no sign, but it is the only
cemetery there.
Years Used: Established 1889, currently in use
Contact Person: Bnai Abraham Synagogue, 16th & Bushkill Streets,
Easton, PA 18042 (215) 258-5343
Cemetery Committee Chair: Herman Ytkin, 2321 Woodridge
Terrace, Easton, PA 18042 (215) 253-8251
Days/Hours Available for Visitors: Always open, but gates are
difficult to unlatch.
Phone # of Contact Person: See above
Synagogue(s) who use(d) it: Bnai Abraham Synagogue, Easton, PA
Number of Graves: Used - about 300
Available - Plots are still being sold by the Cemetery Committee.

Bnai Abraham Synagogue Cemetery (Conservative)
Location: Arndt Road, Easton, PA
Located on Arndt Road just off Bushkill Drive in Forks
Township, next to Arndt's Church. There's a large sign on
the entrance gate.
Years Used: Established 1945, currently in use
Contact Person: Bnai Abraham Synagogue, 16th & Bushkill Streets,
Easton, PA 18042. Office: (215) 258-5343
Cemetery Committee Chair: Herman Ytkin, 2321 Woodridge
Terrace, Easton, PA 18042 (215) 253-8251
Days/Hours Available for Visitors: Always open
Phone # of Contact Person: See above
Synagogue(s) who use(d) it: Bnai Abraham Synagogue, Easton, PA
Number of Graves: Used - about 250
Available - Plots are still being sold by the Cemetery Committee.


Easton Cemetery, Temple Covenant of Peace Section Z (Reformed)
Location: 401 North 7th Street, Easton, PA 18042. Entrance at
intersection of North 7th and Jackson Streets. Cemetery
office located at entrance gate. Take left fork just
inside the entrance gate to reach Section Z.
Years Used: Jewish cemetery history in Easton starts with the South 6th
Street Cemetery ("Hart family burying ground") established by Michael
Hart on a plot of ground acquired from heirs of William Penn
in the 18th century. This cemetery was transferred to Congre-
gation Brith Sholom (now Temple Covenant of Peace) after it
was established in 1839. In 1850, Congregation Brith Sholom
developed a cemetery at 14th Street between Washington &
Butler Streets. On March 15, 1853, Congregation Emanuel, a
break-away group, purchased a small plot in Easton Cemetery.
This plot was turned over to Congregation Brith Sholom in 1854
when Cong. Emanuel disbanded and its members returned to the
fold. Thus, Congregation Brith Sholom owned three cemetery
sites in 1888.
With permission of the County Court, the 6th St. Cemetery was sold
in 1888 and the bodies removed to the Washington-Butler Street
site. In 1889, the Congregation entered into an agreement with the
Easton Cemetery Company providing that a section of its ground be
set aside permanently for the exclusive use of the Congregation.
The vacant space at the Washington-Butler Street Cemetery was sold
in 1900. In 1924, the congregation consolidated its graves onto a
single site when stones from the balance of the Washington-Butler
Street site were removed to Easton Cemetery. Not all of the
tombstones survived the consolidation process and their information
is lost forever.
Contact Person: Easton Cemetery Company, 401 North 7th St., Easton, PA
18042, Wayne Unangst, Mgr. (215) 252-1741
Temple Covenant of Peace, 15th & Northampton Streets, Easton,
PA 18042. Office: (215) 253-2031. Cemetery Committee Chair:
Dick Richards (215) 252-3118
Days/Hours Available for Visitors: Cemetery open every day during
daylight hours. Office open Mon.-Fri. 9-5.
Phone # of Contact Person: See above
Synagogue(s) who use(d) it: Temple Covenant of Peace (formerly Congre-
gation Brith Sholom)
Number of Graves: Used - about 500
Available - Plots still being sold by Easton Cemetery Company with Tem-
ple approval.

(This one was also mentioned in: Postal & Koppman "Jewish Tourist's
Guide to U.S."(Jewish Publ. Soc., Phila., PA,1954), p.537


Congregation Children of Israel Cemetery (Orthodox)
Location: Arndt Road, Easton, PA
Located on Arndt Road at intersection with Bushkill Drive in
Forks Township. Surrounded by a locked, cast iron fence.
Years Used: Established around 1930 by a small group that broke away
from Bnai Abraham Synagogue and formed Congregation Children
of Israel. The Congregation disbanded, but the cemetery
association remains active.
Contact Person: Sidney Golden, Secretary
Congregation Children of Israel Cemetery Association
828 Balata Street, Easton, PA 18042 (215) 252-2283
Days/Hours Available for Visitors: By appointment only. Write or
telephone Sidney Golden.
Phone # of Contact Person: See above
Synagogue(s) who use(d) it: Congregation Children of Israel. Grave
sites now available to anyone wishing to be buried in the
orthodox manner.
Number of Graves: Used - about 80 Available - about 120

Easton Cemetery, Northwest Jersey Jewish Community
Center (NJJCC) Section (Reformed)
Location: Location: 401 North 7th Street, Easton, PA 18042. Entrance
at intersection of North 7th and Jackson Streets. Cemetery of-
fice located at entrance gate. Take left fork just inside the
entrance gate to reach NJJCC Section. It is located opposite
Temple Covenant of Peace's Section Z.
Years Used: Section was set aside for the exclusive use of NJJCC
members in 1950.
Contact Person: Easton Cemetery Company, 401 North 7th St., Easton, PA
18042, Wayne Unangst, Mgr. (215) 252-1741
Northwest Jersey Jewish Community Center
Youmans Ave. Washington, NJ 07882 (909) 689-0769
Cemetery Committee Member: Max "Mattie" Snyder (908) 689-0398
Days/Hours Available for Visitors: Cemetery open every day during
daylight hours. Cemetery Office open Mon.-Fri., 9-5.
Phone # of Contact Person: see above
Synagogue(s) who use(d) it: Northwest Jersey Jewish Community Center
Youmans Ave. Washington, NJ 07882
Number of Graves: Used - about 30 Available - Plots still being sold
by Easton Cemetery Company with approval of Synagogue.


SCRANTON

Jewish cemeteries hereabouts (Scranton is about 70 miles away from me)
are under control/direction of synagogues. Call the synagogues
to find out who is in charge of their individual cemeteries etc. Usually
each synagogue has a cemetery committee or chairperson.
This is the list of Synagogues in Scranton & vicinity... All Area Code
717
Temple Israel - 342-0350
Beth Shalom - 346-0502
Machisiken Hatas Congregation - 342-6271
Obev Zek Congregation - 343-2717
Temple Hesed - 344-7201


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