WEST HARTFORD, CONN. (September 19, 2017) – High Holy Day visiting hours for the 28 cemeteries managed by the Association of Jewish Cemeteries of Greater Hartford, part of the Jewish Federation of Greater Hartford, will be held on Sunday, September 24, 2017, from 9:00 a.m. to noon.
Federation cemeteries include:
• All Jews Cemetery, Zion Hill
• Aaron Association, Garden Street
• Albany Jewish Center, Garden Street
• Bess Israel, corner of Waverly Street/Cleveland Avenue Ext. (aka Barbour St. Congregation)
• Beth Jacob (Hurlbut Street in the Elmwood neighborhood of West Hartford)
• Brahilover Benevolent Association, Cleveland Avenue
• Capital City Lodge, Zion Hill (aka Moses Montefiore)
• Charter Oak Society, FD Oates Way (formerly Mahl Avenue) (aka Worker’s Circle #936)
• Dreyfus Lodge, Zion Hill
• Farband Labor Zionist, Cleveland Avenue Ext.
• First CT Benevolent, North Main Street (aka Old North)
• First Ludmir, Cleveland Avenue Ext.
• Hartford Beth El, Cleveland Avenue (aka Posner Street)
• Hartford City Lodge, Tower Avenue
• Hartford City Lodge, Zion Hill
• Hartford Progressive, FD Oates Way (formerly Mahl Avenue) (aka Worker’s Circle #610)
• Hartford Sick Benefit, Garden Street
• Hartford Sick Benefit, Zion Hill
• Hebrew Merchants, Garden Street
• Hope of Zion, Cleveland Avenue Ext. (aka Tikvath)
• Jewish War Veterans, Cleveland Avenue (aka B’nai Yisrael)
• Jonathan Welfare, Tower Avenue/Garden Street
• Ludmir Young Men’s Benevolent Association, Tower Avenue
• Share Torah, Tower Avenue
• Share Torah, Zion Hill
• Workman’s Circle #15, corner of Garden Street/Cleveland Avenue
• Workman’s Circle #184, FD Oates Way (formerly Mahl Avenue)
• Young Friend’s Progressive, Garden Street
All of the cemeteries above are located in Hartford, with the exception of Beth Jacob. The Association has requested extra police patrolling by the Hartford and West Hartford Police Departments. The frequency of patrolling will increase; however, it is always a good idea to visit in groups as the police will not be stationed in any one area.
In Judaism, caring for the dead is considered the highest form of tzedakah (righteousness), and the days between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur are a common time for families to visit the graves of their loved ones. It is customary to place a small stone on the grave of a loved one in their memory.
If you have any questions before visiting a cemetery listed above, please call Lisa Vaeth at the Association office, at 860-727-6143.