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The HFBA is a reflection of modern 20th century history, burying mainly locals from the immigrant and current community.
They’ve also buried Jewish victims of World War II, and the Spanish American War, shipping bodies back from as far away as Manila and New Guinea.
For its history and some of its famous members (including three gunsa macher Judges), this synagogue begs a visit.
The deadliest disaster to strike New York until the 9/11 attacks 90 years later, the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory disaster is important for many reasons.
There are also a range of other activities, known as ‘Tenement Talks’: free readings, discussions, performances, and screenings about New York’s history, population, and culture.
Known formally as ‘The First Hungarian Congregation Ohab Zedek’, the synagogue has, like most of its congregants, schlepped to various places across the city: established on the Lower East Side, before moving to Norfolk Street, then Harlem, it has settled (and stayed put) at its current location (118 West 95th Street).
What do Mel Brooks’ grandparents and Jewish inmates of Rikers Island have in common?
Both have been buried by the Hebrew Free Burial Association (HFBA).
The third cemetery is just off 21st and 6th Avenue, with 250 graves (some still legible), and is perhaps the most picturesque and evocative of a bygone era.On an important side-note, it’s also well-known for attracting large numbers of Orthodox Jewish singles. He has perfected his knishes since opening in 1910. They’re a fried roll of dough, stuffed with various fillings – such as meat, kasha, or potato. Although we usually associate Jewish New York with typically Ashkenazi things, such as bagels and Woody Allen, it turns out that the first Jews in New York were actually Sephardim (yes, we are being serious)!They say Orthodox Jewish dating in New York is tricky, alas here’s the solution! Congregation Shearith Israel (also known as ‘The Spanish and Portuguese Synagogue’) is the oldest in the US, dating back to 1654.Battery Park is synonymous with New York’s immigrant past, but did you know that this impression is largely due to a plaque inscribed on Lady Liberty?
Emma Lazarus, a famous American-Jewish poet, wrote her 1883 sonnet ‘The New Colossus’, to celebrate America as the land of freedom and destination for the ‘huddled masses yearning to be free’– amongst them, her fellow Jews.As its name suggests, the HFBA bury Jewish New Yorkers for free; it’s the largest free burial society outside of Israel.