Bayside Cemetery

‘Hands-on’ Bar Mitzvah Project At Cemetery

09/22/2015 - 20:00
Staff Writer

For his bar mitzvah chesed project, Gidon Katz, an eighth grader at the Windward School in White Plains, recruited 75 family members and friends to help him clean up and repair headstones at Bayside Cemetery in Ozone Park, Queens. (The controversy over the cemetery’s finances and attempts to clean it up have been chronicled in The Jewish Week.)

Diane Katz

Bayside Cemetery Spruced Up, But Many Questions Linger

With $140,000 cleanup effort complete, concerns over long-term care with limited funds.
07/02/2012 - 20:00
Associate Editor

At 11 o’clock on a muggy Sunday morning last month, the normally desolate strip of Pitkin Avenue that borders Bayside Cemetery suddenly sprang to life.

Gary Katz, president of a group that cares for at-risk Jewish cemeteries at Bayside. Courtesy CAJAC

Day Of The Dead (Beat)

Yesterday I had the privilege of wandering around four Jewish cemeteries. It was a perfect spring day: sunny, clear and temperate, with blossoms, flowers and other (blessedly not-too-allergenic) new life everywhere.

Digging Up More Info About Jewish Cemeteries

Hallelujah for local Jewish newspapers, and not just the venerable one that employs yours truly.

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