Friends of the Gladwyne Jewish Memorial Cemetery
In the News:

Buried in History: Who Were the People of Har Hasetim  
by: Rachel Kurland/Jewish Exponent, May 10, 2016
An old cemetery is getting a new start in life.  But it first must go back to the beginning. Click for more.


Area Jewish Cemeteries Fight Vandalism and Neglect  
/Jewish Exponent, October 29, 2015
Click here for article.  Make certain to view the Multimedia slideshow.

Effort to Restore an Old Jewish Cemetery
Philadelphia Inquirer, July 24, 2015

For decades, the Gladwyne Jewish Memorial Cemetery was a final resting place where peace was elusive. Years of neglect, a lingering lawsuit, and the threat of development marked the hidden graveyard just off Conshohocken State Road. Read story at: Effort to Restore an Old Jewish Cemetery 

Renewed Effort to Fix up Lower Merion's Abandoned Jewish Cemetery
MainLine Times, Thursday, October 08, 2015
By Richard Ilgenfritz

Broken headstones, overgrown weeds, hard-to-read markers are what await anyone who might stumble upon Lower Merion’s abandoned cemetery. But a new effort by volunteers is renewing plans to fix up the grounds so that it can once again serve as a testament to roughly 1,000 people who made it their final resting place.
Read Story at Renewed Effort to Fix up Lower Merion's Abandoned Jewish Cemetery 


The mission of the Friends of the Gladwyne Jewish Memorial Cemetery is to ensure dignity for those interred at Har Hasetim and their families while honoring the historical, cultural and natural significance of the site. We will achieve our mission by working together with volunteers and with the support of community partners primarily through restoration and maintenance of the graves and natural features, sharing the story of the cemetery, and providing access to information about those interred at the site.

  

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