• Mount Zion Cemetery

Mount Zion Cemetery has been meeting the burial needs of the Jewish Community for more than a century. Our first burial took place on May 5, 1893. To date, we have made more than 210,000 burials. Mount Zion Cemetery is governed by and acts in accordance with the Not-For-Profit Corporation Laws of the State of New York.

 

The monuments contained within our gates are a window to the past and a connection to the future. The inscriptions on these memorials tells us of relationships; Cherished Mother, Father, Beloved Aunt or Uncle. They sadly pay tribute to those who have passed on before us while leaving behind remembrances sometimes in the form of a sepulcher photo. The use of these miniature photos was popular in Eastern Europe and the custom was continued here by the Jewish immigrants. These photos were images burnt into porcelain and glazed. The monuments themselves are of a time when cookie-cutter and factory turned out stones were unheard of. The tree of life signifying a person’s life cut too short and the infant graves with their sand stone markers topped off with images of little lambs are a small sampling of the way in which the dead were honored.

Contact Information

Address

59-63 54th Avenue
Maspeth, NY 11378

 

Mailing Address

P.O. Box 780355
Maspeth, NY 11378

Phone

718-335-2500

Mount Zion Cemetery