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Johnstown Jewish Community Cemetery and Burial Information                   as of 10/5/14

Primary Funeral Home used by Jewish Johnstown: John Henderson Co., 215 Central Ave., Johnstown, PA 15902, Phone (814)536-4602. Source of the information below is Beth Sholom Congregation, 700 Indiana Street, Johnstown, PA 15905 phone: (814)536-0647/6440. The cemeteries are a subsidiary of the United Jewish Federation of Johnstown and governed and administered by three members of the Greater Johnstown Jewish community who shall be elected by the Federation to serve as trustees of the cemetery. Contacts: David Rudel 814-255-4223; Barry Rudel 412-215-9157, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.; We work with Ameriserv Financial.

 

AhavathChimCemeteryAhavath Achim Cemetery: (Orthodox) Geistown. Established in 1923. "No grave shall be opened or assigned for actual burial unless the Rabbi or a member of the Cemetery Committee makes an onsite approval." All grave numbers and rows are shown on the grave plan on file in the office of Beth Sholom Congregation. Ahavath Achim Cemetery is a subsidiary of the United Jewish Federation of Johnstown and governed and administered by three members of the Greater Johnstown Jewish community who shall be elected by the Federation to serve as trustees of the cemetery. Who may be buried: “Any person of the Jewish faith”. The cemetery is active, and graves are available.

  

Grandview Cemetery: Grandview Cemetery has four sections set aside for Jewish burial: the two Reform areas are Beth Zion #1 and #2 (see below for rules and by-laws), Israel Isaiah (see below for by-laws), and the original Hebrew Burial Association (dating from 1888. Who may be buried: “Any person of the mosaic faith”). All sections are still active, and graves are available.

Beth Zion/Beth Sholom Sections of Grandview Cemetery: {10117}{10118} Edgewood 5; Section 1 adjoins the Israel Isaiah Cemetery section. This ground is owned directly by those who have purchased these Section 1 plots from Grandview directly. Section 2, in Cambria 4, lies several hundred yards east, near the "Temple of Love" monument. The Grandview Cemetery Association for Beth Zion/Beth Sholom Congregational use holds the first section for congregation members, which adjoins the Israel Isaiah burial area in reserve. The Federation Cemetery Committee owns the second section near the "Temple of Love". Non-Jewish spouses or their non-Jewish children may be buried in either of these two sections.

No non-Jewish services, symbols, ground surface plaques, statues, mausoleums, or monuments may be used in these sections at any time before, during, or after interment.*

Sketches of all graves listed for both sections #1 and #2 of Beth Zion-Beth Sholom Cemeteries are on file in the office of Beth Sholom Congregation.

The primary stone for all graves at Grandview are subject to size, and placed at the discretion of Grandview.

  

Israel Isaiah Beneficial Society: 814-535-2652; Edgewood 5 in Grandview. Established in 1916. Who may be buried: “Any person of the Jewish faith and/or non–Jewish spouse with services by Jewish clergy or Jewish layman.” Males are always on the left of females (looking from inside cemetery road.) Explanation: Plots are listed from #1 to #126. Grave sites in plots are under Grandview's old system that does not always follow numbers consecutively. Reference to map will show that member and spouse are not separated. Entitled ground to children only. See Community/Ameriserv chart for special notes.

  

Rodef Sholom Cemetery: (Conservative): Geistown. Who may be buried: “Any person of the Jewish faith”. Land purchased in 1900. The cemetery is active, and graves are available. Map on file.

 

 

  

*This particular paragraph of rules is for all six parcels with the Johnstown Jewish cemeteries.