New Montefiore Cemetery

New Montefiore Cemetery is a Jewish cemetery located in West Babylon, Suffolk County, New York.

New Montefiore Cemetery
Shown within New York
1180 Wellwood Avenue
West Babylon, New York, 11704
Coordinates40°43′35″N 73°23′14″W
Owned byMontefiore Cemetery Corporation
Size250 acres[1]
No. of gravesmore than 150,000
WebsiteNew Montefiore Cemetery
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Montefiore Cemetery Corporation had been maintaining Montefiore Cemetery in Springfield Gardens, Queens since 1908. The corporation bought 250 acres from Pinelawn Cemetery for $375,000 and established New Montefiore Cemetery in 1928.[1] Burials started shortly afterwards.

New Montefiore is one of a group of adjacent large cemeteries on Long Island sometimes called "cemetery row." From north to south along Wellwood Avenue, these are the Department of Veterans Affairs' Long Island National Cemetery, the non-sectarian Pinelawn Memorial Park and Gardens, the Roman Catholic Diocese of Brooklyn's Saint Charles Cemetery, and four Jewish cemeteries, which are Beth Moses Cemetery, Wellwood Cemetery, New Montefiore, and Mount Ararat Cemetery.[2]

The Shomrim Society, the fraternal society of Jewish officers in the New York City Police Department, has a burial plot for their members in New Montefiore Cemetery.

Notable burials


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  11. "8,000 Honor Olgin in Funeral Parade — 45,000 Join in Ceremonies for Communist Editor". New York Times. November 27, 1939. p. 14. Retrieved 23 September 2016.
  12. Bahn, Paul G. (2014). The Archaeology of Hollywood - Traces of the Golden Age. Lanham, Md.: Rowman and Littlefield. ISBN 978-0-7591-2378-6. Retrieved 13 November 2016.
  13. Krebs, Albin (February 6, 1976). "Seymour R. Thaler Dead; Former State Senator, 56". New York Times. p. 28. Retrieved 23 September 2016.

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