The Keneseth Israel Cemetery Association is an non-profit, legal entity separate from the Temple though it exists for the benefit of the Temple membership and the broader Jewish community.
Although this is a Jewish cemetery, a non-Jewish spouse, family member or partner may be buried in a family plot.
Plots are available for purchase by Jews, whether or not they are Keneseth Israel members. Non-members do not gain the automatic benefit of the services of the Keneseth Israel clergy or of the Temple’s facilities.
The Association and the physical cemetery were founded in 1928 with the purchase of five and a half acres of land in what is now South Whitehall Township. Approximately one-half of that land is now developed for burials with the remaining land available for future needs.
There are 2,055 individual gravesites in the half of the cemetery that has been developed. Of these, over 1,550 have been purchased and there have been about 700 burials. The earliest birth year among the people buried is 1855. There are at least 150 veterans in the cemetery: one from the Spanish American War, 21 from World War I, 90 from World War II, nine from Korea, three from Viet Nam, and 26 or more where the war isn’t known. There are a number of people who served in more than one war.
Pricing as of July 1, 2016
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