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The overseer of a nonprofit New York cemetery who took control after the former operators were indicted for embezzlement was charged with stealing nearly $2 million.
Timothy Griffin, 54, an attorney who stepped in to run United Hebrew Cemetery after the Staten Island burial...
December 17, 2013 | 10:30 am
Damaged Torah scrolls found by U.S. troops in Iraq’s intelligence headquarters were buried in a New York cemetery.
The burial took place Sunday at the New Montefiore Cemetery in West Babylon, Long Island, The Associated Press reported. More than 100 people attended the ceremony...
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More than a dozen tombstones at the Jewish section of Milan's main cemetery were vandalized.
Vandals over the weekend tore off Stars of David decorating some 13 tombstones. Police in the northern Italian city are investigating.
The Milan Jewish community spokesman said it was...
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A Jewish heritage committee in Oxford marked a medieval Jewish cemetery in the university town.
The burial site, not in use since the 1290 expulsion of the Jews from Britain, is located in the city’s Rose Garden, and was identified by Pam Manix, a historian and a member of Oxford...
June 11, 2012 | 12:09 pm
Herbert Klapper, the president of a New Jersey not-for-profit cemetery, has one of the top salaries in the Jewish communal world.
Klapper, of Cedar Park & Beth El Cemetery in Paramus, took home a base salary of $729,000 in 2009, according to tax documents, the paper reported.
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Polish police are investigating the desecration of a Jewish cemetery in northeastern Poland.
Monika Krawczyk, the CEO of the Foundation for the Preservation of Jewish Heritage in Poland, said vandals spray-painted swastikas and anti-Semitic images and slogans on graves, a Holocaust...
December 6, 2011 | 10:40 am
Police are investigating allegations of corruption relating to fees charged for interment and other funerary arrangements at Budapest’s main Jewish cemetery.
Witnesses said police late last week conducted a search of the Jewish community’s downtown offices, including the office...
December 1, 2011 | 4:18 pm
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Some 15 gravestones were toppled in a Jewish cemetery in Atlantic City, N.J.
The attack on the Rodef Sholom Cemetery reportedly took place just before the Memorial Day holiday weekend, according to the Press of Atlantic City. Police believe that more than one vandal was involved...
April 6, 2011 | 10:10 am
The remains of dozens of Jews killed by Romanian troops during the Holocaust and found in a mass grave were reburied in a Jewish cemetery.
The unidentified remains of at least 40 Jewish victims were reburied on Monday in the Jewish cemetery of Iasi in northeastern Romania.
January 5, 2011 | 10:06 am
New York City snow removal trucks dumped tons of snow from the area’s recent blizzard into the city’s largest Jewish cemetery, toppling 21 headstones.
An iron fence around Brooklyn’s Washington Cemetery also was damaged when crews from the Sanitation Department dumped the snow into...
December 20, 2010 | 1:27 pm
On a sloping green hill tucked between small farmsteads, the mottled graves of Jews buried here since the 1600s rise up like a forgotten forest.
Trudging through the mud between the tilted stones, their chiseled Hebrew lettering and renderings of menorahs sometimes barely visible,...
August 11, 2010 | 11:00 am
The Germany city of Bremen will help the local Jewish community pay for repairs to the historic cemetery in Hastedt, which was damaged by unknown vandals.
According to Jewish community vice chair Grigori Pantijelew, 12 tombstones from the 1920s and 1930s were knocked down overnight...
April 23, 2010 | 11:50 am
Jakob Finci’s Jewishness was an asset in the Bosnian war – he was a neutral party who helped 3,000 people flee the country. But now his religion means he is barred from public office
From the Jewish hillside cemetery, where Jakob Finci’s ancestors lie...
September 14, 2009 | 4:22 pm
Israeli pilot Assaf Ramon was buried next to his father, astronaut Ilan Ramon, a day after he was killed in a training accident.
Ramon, 20, who was made an Air Force captain posthumously, died Sunday in a crash in the Hebron Hills while flying an F-16 aircraft as part of advanced...
September 14, 2009 | 3:17 pm
Some 58 gravestones were vandalized at a Jewish cemetery in Argentina’s Buenos Aires province on Friday and Saturday, local news Web site Momento 24 reported.
Eight of the graves were the resting places of victims of the 1994 terrorist attack on the Argentine Israelite Mutual Association Jewish Center in Buenos Aires that killed 85 people.
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January 7, 2009 | 7:57 pmAnnette Beck died Dec. 14 at 78. She is survived by her daughters, Caryn (Erroll) Beck-Southers and Robin (Alex Shmelev); son, Jeff (Donna Sanders); five grandchildren; and companion, Richard Starks. Mount Sinai
Jean Berman died Dec. 9 at 81. She is survived by her husband, Norman;...
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November 26, 2008 | 5:47 pmIrving Brecher, Radio, Stage, Screen Comedy Writer, 94
Irving Brecher, a comedy writer whose career in radio, television and film included writing two Marx Brothers comedies and co-writing the Judy Garland musical, "Meet Me in St. Louis," has died. He was 94.
Brecher died of...
November 20, 2008 | 2:39 amDaniel Abrams died Nov. 3 at 25. He is survived by his parents, David and Marion; and brother, Aaron. Malinow and Silverman
Morris Ackerman died Nov. 16 at 80. He is survived by his wife, Miriam; daughters, Fran (Marc) Rifkin and Rachelle (Andrew) Doherty; three grandchildren; and...
November 13, 2008 | 12:35 amGabriel Almond died Oct. 12 at 97. He is survived by his wife, Hilda; sons, Laurence and Paul; and brother, Nathan. Chevra Kadisha
Gerald Bemel died Oct. 23 at 76. He is survived by his son, Kevin (Melanie); daughters, Melissa and Marla; and two grandchildren. Sholom Chapels
October 30, 2008 | 12:46 amArthur Baer died Oct. 20 at 41. He is survived by his son, Ashton; parents, Sheldon and Miriam; sister, Leni (Ralph) Ceglia; nephews, Brandon and Jordan Ceglia; niece, Frances Ceglia; and partner, Pamela Edwards. Mount Sinai
Helene Bayer died Oct. 17 at 77. She is survived her sons,...