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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What is now preserved as the Gladwyne Jewish Memorial Cemetery, is 6 acres of Jewish burial societies that were in use from 1890 to 1945.
In the News
Main Line Today / 12.2023
The Philadelphia Inquirer / 12.28.2022
The Graduate History Review / 10.24.2019
"Writing History Among the Tombstones: Notes from Har Hasetim" by Dan Gorman and Andreína Soto Segura. This fascinating report is the result of their graduate studies work with Dr. Craig Bailey at Villanova University.
Main Line Times / 11.11.2018
Day of Service Held at Gladwyne Jewish Memorial Cemetery
For Digital First Media
Jewish Exponent / 11.30.2017
Gladwyne Memorial Cemetery Hits Burial Ground Running
By: Rachel Kurland
Main Line Times/ 11.23.2017
Hidden Jewish Cemetery Being Revealed, Restored in Gladwyne
By: Richard Ilgenfritz
We, the Friends of the Gladwyne Jewish Memorial Cemetery, strive to protect the dignity of the interred and their families.