Photo: The Association of Jewish Cemeteries of Greater Hartford, part of Jewish Federation of Greater Hartford, welcomes you to Cemetery Visiting Day on October 9, 2016.
WEST HARTFORD, CONN. (September 27, 2016) – 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. 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 necessarily be stationed in any one area.
For over 30 years, Jewish Federation of Greater Hartford has cared for abandoned Jewish cemeteries in our area through the Association of Jewish Cemeteries of Greater Hartford. These cemeteries were once affiliated with organizations or synagogues that are no longer in existence. The Association provides these 28 sacred burial grounds with the proper maintenance and respect they deserve. Caring for the dead is the highest act of tzedakah, or righteousness; Federation is proud to make these cemeteries a community priority.
If you have any questions before visiting a cemetery listed below, please call Lisa Vaeth at the Association office, at 860-727-6143. All cemeteries are in Hartford, except for Beth Jacob, which is in West Hartford.
If you have questions about a cemetery not listed here, be sure to reach out to it directly for information on its particular visiting hours.
- 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 the Elmwood neighborhood of West Hartford)
- Brahilover Benevolent, 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 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, 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, 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, formerly Mahl Avenue
- Young Friend's Progressive, Garden Street
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The Jewish Federation of Greater Hartford protects and enhances the well-being of Jews worldwide through the values of tikkun olam (repairing the world), tzedakah (charity and social justice) and Torah (Jewish learning).