High Holiday visiting hours for Federation-run cemeteries under the Association of Jewish Cemeteries of Greater Hartford will be Sunday, October 9, 2016 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon at the locations below. Extra police patrolling has been requested by the Hartford and West Hartford Police Departments. It is always a good idea to visit in groups as the police will not necessarily be stationed in any one area; however, the frequency of patrolling will increase. If you have questions about a cemetery that is not listed below, be sure to reach out to them directly for information on their particular visiting hours.
If you have any questions before your visit, please call Lisa Vaeth at the Association office at 860-727-6143.
All Jews Cemetery, Zion Hill
Aaron Association, Cleveland Avenue Ext. /Garden Street
Albany Jewish Center, Garden Street
Bess Israel, Waverly Street/Cleveland Avenue Ext. (aka Barbour St. Congregation)
Beth Jacob (Hurlbut Street in Elmwood)
Brahilover Benevolent, Cleveland Avenue
Capital City Lodge, Zion Hill (aka Moses Montefiore)
Charter Oak Society, FD Oates Way (aka Worker’s Circle 936)
Dreyfus Lodge, Zion Hill
Farband Labor Zionist, Cleveland Avenue Ext.
First Connecticut Benevolent, North Main Street (aka Old North)
First Ludmir, Cleveland Avenue Ext.
Hartford Beth El, Cleveland Avenue (aka Posner)
Hartford City Lodge, Tower Ave.
Hartford City Lodge, Zion Hill
Hartford Progressive, FD Oates Way (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, Tower Avenue
Share Torah, Tower Avenue
Share Torah, Zion Hill
Workman’s Circle #15, Garden Street/Cleveland Avenue
Workman’s Circle #184, FD Oates Way
Young Friend's Progressive, Garden Street
One of Federation’s best kept secrets is that we have been taking care of disbanded and/or abandoned Hartford Jewish cemeteries for over three decades. They were once affiliated with organizations or synagogues that have since folded. Our Association provides these 28 sacred burial grounds with the proper maintenance and respect they deserve. Lawn care, snow removal, fence repairs, masonry work, tombstone resetting, burials and general upkeep provide dignity to our Hartford ancestors. If the Association of Jewish Cemeteries did not step in, these final resting spaces would have continued to decline. Caring for the dead is the highest act of tzedakah; Federation is proud to make these cemeteries a community priority.