Two very large trees fell at Britton Road Cemetery earlier this year and needed to be removed by professional arborists. The work was expensive and depleted our emergency reserve. Sadly, another tree fell in December.
The cemetery needs your financial assistance.
We have identified a dead tree that needs to be removed before it falls. A single limb can damage many monuments and jeopardize the safety of visitors.
Thank you everyone who donated money toward clean-up.
There is still work to be done to remove a dead tree and minimize the risk of limbs falling during the winter.
Can we count on you?
Jewish tradition emphasizes the sacred work of burying and caring for those who are laid to rest.
The volunteer-run Britton Road Cemetery Association takes pride in ensuring that our Jewish cemeteries are cared for with the love and honor that those who rest here deserve.
The cemeteries now known as the Britton Road, Stone Road & Waad Hakolel cemeteries were established in the late 1800's to serve the Jewish community. Over time additional land was purchased and developed by congregations, families, and fraternal organizations as small independent cemeteries.
The Britton Road Association was formed in 1954 to oversee the operation and maintenance of the independent cemeteries. Member organizations retained ownership of their sections and paid dues to the Association to support the cost of shared services.
The following organizations have plots in our cemeteries. By now many of the organizations have ceased operation or merged with another organization or congregation. All sections continue to be cared for by the Britton Road Cemetery Association.
Current members of the Association appear in bold type.
Beth Joseph Center
Gideon Lodge (I.O.O.F. Lodge #785)
Jewish Nat'l Worker's Alliance (Farband)
Jewish Spanish-American War Veterans
Knights of Pythias (Jay Lodge)
Waad (Vaad) Hakolel
Open Sunday - Friday 10 AM to Dusk Closed Saturday and Jewish Holidays
Britton Road Cemetery
188 Britton Road, Rochester, NY 14616
Stone Road & Waad Hakolel Cemeteries
68 Stonewood Ave, Rochester, NY 14612
Britton Road Cemetery Association
P.O. Box 93338, Rochester, NY 14692
188 Britton Rd, Rochester, NY 14612
Cemetery operations are funded by contributions from people like you, friends and family of the loved ones who are buried in the Britton Road and Stone Road cemeteries.
Your generous support enables the Britton Road Cemetery Association will continue to care for the cemeteries with the love and honor that those who rest there deserve.
An introduction to understanding symbols, words, and dates found on Jewish cemetery monuments. Source: JewishGen, an affiliate of the Museum of Jewish Heritage, https://www.jewishgen.org/infoFiles/tombstones.html
Book written by native Rochesterian Phyllis Kasdin in conjunction with the 2004 archives exhibit hosted by the Jewish Community Center of Greater Rochester. Phyllis spent 25 years collecting memorabilia of Jewish Rochester for the Jewish Community Center. Check online for used copies of this extensively illustrated volume. ISBN 978-0-9770986-0-6
Book by Stuart E. Rosenberg. Copyright 1954, Columbia University Press, New York
Library of Congress Catalog Card Number: 54-6713
Special collection held by the University of Rochester. http://rbscp.lib.rochester.edu/3600
By City Historian Blake McKelvey. http://mcls.rochester.lib.ny.us/~rochhist/v22_1960/v22i3.pdf
By Howard V. Epstein. Copyright 1997, Vision Books International. Donated to the Rochester Public Library in Memory of Lillian E. Levitt. A collection of personal accounts written by Jews who live or lived in small towns throughout the United States. Several people who participated in the project lived part of their life in Rochester, NY and are buried here.
Summer 2021, Two 100+ year old trees fell at Britton Rd