Mount Hebron Cemetery (New York City)
|Size||250 acres (1.0 km2)|
|No. of graves||more than 220,000|
|Website||Mount Hebron Cemetery|
Mount Hebron is a Jewish cemetery located in the Flushing neighborhood of the borough of Queens, in New York City. It was founded in 1903 as the Jewish section of Cedar Grove Cemetery, and occupies the vast majority of the grounds at Cedar Grove. The cemetery is on the former Spring Hill estate of colonial governor Cadwallader Colden. It is noted for its Yiddish theater section. About 217,000 people have been buried in Mount Hebron since it opened.
There is a large Workmen's Circle section in both Cedar Grove and Mount Hebron Cemetery, with about 12,000 burials of Jewish and non-Jewish members of the Workmen's Circle.
There is also a large monument erected by immigrants and descendants of immigrants from the city of Grodno in what is today western Belarus. The monument is dedicated "In memoriam to our dear parents, brothers and sisters of the city of Grodno and environs who were brutally persecuted and slain by the Nazis during World War II." . This is one of several such monuments in the cemetery.
- Vincent La Selva (1929-2017), American conductor and founder of the New York Grand Opera
- Celia Adler (1889–1979), Yiddish theater actress
- Henrietta Jacobson Adler (1906–1988), Yiddish theater actress
- Julius Adler (1906–1994), Yiddish theater actor
- Jules Bender (1914–1982), college basketball star
- Mina Bern (1911–2010), Yiddish theater actress
- Ben Bernie (1891–1943), bandleader and radio personality
- Max Bozyk (approx. 1899–1970), Yiddish theater actor
- Reizl Bozyk (1914–1993), Yiddish theater actress
- Paulina Lavitz Brav (1879-1959), Yiddish theater actress
- Louis Buchalter (1897–1944), organized crime figure, boss of Murder, Inc.
- Lillian Lux Burstein (1918–2005), Yiddish theater actress
- Pesach'ke Burstein (1896–1986), Yiddish theater actor
- Louis Cohen (1904–1939), mobster
- Isidore Dollinger (1903–2000), New York State Senator and Assemblyman, U.S. Congressman, and Bronx County District Attorney
- Sergei Dovlatov (1941–1990), writer
- Alfred Eisenstaedt (1898–1995), photojournalist
- Shep Fields (1910–1981), bandleader
- Misha Fishzon (1884–1949)
- Jack Gilford (1908–1990) Broadway, film and television performer
- Jennie Goldstein (1896–1960), Yiddish theater actress
- Selig Grossinger (d. 12/18/1931), founder of Grossinger's, the famous Catskill Jewish resort. His wife and several descendants are also buried in the plot. He was part of the Balegroder Congregation burial society.
- Marvin Kaplan (1927–2016), actor
- Nathan Kaplan (1891–1923), gangster
- Alan King (1927–2004), comedian
- Abraham Landau (1895–1935), mobster
- Eddie Layton (1925–2004), organist for the New York Yankees
- Aaron Lebedeff (1873–1960), Yiddish theater actor
- Fred Lebow (1932–1994), founder the New York City Marathon and president of the New York Road Runners Club
- Madeline Lee (1923–2008), as Madeline Gilford, film and stage actress, theatrical producer
- Raphael Lemkin (1900–1959), initiator of the Genocide Convention
- Shifra Lerer (1915–2011), Yiddish theater actress
- Menashe Oppenheim (1905–1973), Yiddish theater and film actor
- Sam Paul (1874–1927), gambler, underworld figure, businessman, and political organizer
- Jack Pearl (1894–1982), vaudeville performer and radio comedian
- Nathan D. Perlman (1887–1952), U.S. congressman
- Molly Picon Kalich (1898–1992), Yiddish theater actress
- Gregory Ratoff (c. April 1893 – December 14, 1960), Yiddish theater and Hollywood actor and director
- Jack Rechtzeit (1903–1988), Yiddish theater actor
- Miriam Kressyn Rexite (1910–1996), Yiddish theater actress and singer
- Seymour Rexite (1908–2002), Yiddish theater actor and singer
- Solomon Schechter (1847–1915), Conservative Jewish theologian
- Fred Schmertz (1888–1976), founder member of the Millrose Games and the meet director from 1934 to 1974
- Maurice Schwartz (1891–1960), Yiddish theater actor
- William I. Sirovich (1882–1939), U.S. congressman
- Menasha Skulnik (1892–1970), Yiddish theater actor
- Bertha Kalich Spachner (died 1874–1939), Yiddish theater actress
- Bessie Thomashefsky (1873–1962), Yiddish theater actress
- Boris Thomashevsky (1866–1939), Yiddish theater actor
- Emanuel Weiss (1906–1944), organized crime figure, member of Murder, Inc., and associate of Louis Buchalter
- One British Commonwealth war grave, of a private of the Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps of World War I
- Jeff Gottlieb, Queens Jewish Heritage Trail, Published by Queens Jewish Historical Society, Spring 2007
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- "Ben Bernie Rites Attended By 1,200 – Friends of Stage, Screen and Radio Say 'Au Revoir' Here to the 'Old Maestro'". New York Times. October 29, 1943. p. 22. Retrieved 17 April 2016.
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- "Lepke And Weiss Are Buried Here – Rites for Electrocuted Racket Chief and Aide Attended Only by Families". New York Times. March 6, 1944. p. 34. Retrieved 17 April 2016.
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- "NYC Yiddish theater actress Shifra Lerer dies". Associated Press. Wall Street Journal. 2011-03-15. Retrieved 2011-03-20.
- "Rosenthal Murder Recalled By Death - Sam Paul, Who Was a Witness in Trial, Dies a Poor Man, Victim of Nephritis – Arrested, but Released – Became Involved by Being Head of Association Through Which Police Got Murder Clue". New York Times. January 11, 1927. p. 16. Retrieved 17 April 2016.
- "Nathan Perlman, Jurist, 64, Is Dead – Associate Justice of Court of .Special Sessions Had Been U.S. Representative 4 Terms". New York Times. June 30, 1952. p. 19. Retrieved 17 April 2016.
- Gregory Ratoff at Find a Grave
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- "Dr. Schechter Dead; Noted As A Scholar – President of the Jewish Theological Seminary of America Stricken While Lecturing – His Career Ended at 67 – A Foremost Theologian of His Race and Famous for His Discoveries in Hebrew Literature". New York Times. November 20, 1915. p. 15. Retrieved 18 April 2016.
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- "Sirovich Funeral Blocks 2d Avenue – 25,000 Persons in Streets Pay Representative Tribute – 1,000 Attend Services – Eulogy by La Guardia – Political Leaders, American Legion Members Present – Private Rites at Home". New York Times. December 20, 1939. p. 25. Retrieved 17 April 2016.
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- "Many Pay Tribute To Thomashevsky – Thousands on East Side Pass Bier of Founder of Yiddish Stage in America – Rites to be Held Today – Cortege to Stop in Front of Three Theatres – 100 Policemen Will Be on Duty". New York Times. July 11, 1939. p. 25. Retrieved 17 April 2016.
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