GLADWYNE JEWISH MEMORIAL CEMETERY

Har Hasetim

Events

Summer Work Party at the Gladwyne Jewish Memorial Cemetery

Mark your calendar: Sunday, July 30th the Friends of the Gladwyne Jewish Memorial Cemetery will host a workday to remove invasive plants and clear trails in preparation for planting a new meadow in the cemetery this fall. The workday runs from 9:30 am- 1 pm and will be followed by a brief tour for anyone interested in learning more about this fascinating place. Gloves, tools, water and light snacks will be provided. The workday will only be cancelled in the event of heavy rain or thunderstorms. Our volunteers play a major role in helping us restore this formerly abandoned cemetery- your participation makes a big difference!

We will depart from the parking lot of Beth David Reform Congregation (1130 Vaughn Lane, Gladwyne) promptly at 9:30 am, so please plan to arrive a few minutes early. If you cannot arrive by 9:30 but would still like to participate, please contact Rachael Griffith, (570) 807-8106 to make arrangements.






































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​Sacred Journey – Placing our Prayer Books to Rest


​On Sunday October 4, 2015, come experience a re-creation of the funeral

processions that occurred 100 years ago from the Ardmore train station to

the Gladwyne Jewish Memorial Cemetery.  We will reenact the journey by

taking a trolley from the Ardmore Train Station, which will follow a horse

drawn buggy hearse that will be filled with worn and tattered religious

prayer books and other religious items that are no longer in use – which

have come from local synagogues.  By Jewish tradition, these worn and

damaged items are often buried in Jewish cemeteries as a sign of reverence

and respect.