Bayside Cemetery

Vandals Strike Queens Cemetery

01/17/2003
Staff Writer
Graves were opened and human remains exposed when a mausoleum was broken into recently at the Bayside Cemetery, a 160-year-old Jewish cemetery in Ozone Park, Queens. Cemetery officials became aware of the damage last week after the vandalism was reported by a cemetery visitor. Owned by Shaare Zedek, a Conservative congregation on the Upper West Side, the cemetery has long been in disrepair.

Shul Silent On Cemetery Database

10/21/2005
Special To The Jewish Week
For a year and a half, Shane Wamsley returned to his Salt Lake City home from his day job as a financial controller and began another one: eight hours of data entry at his computer. On weekends, he'd log even longer hours. Wamsley, working as a volunteer, was compiling a database of burial records for Bayside Cemetery, which dates back to 1842 and has approximately 35,000 graves.

Obstacle To Roots Search

10/18/2002
Staff Writer
Allan Jordan, a Jewish genealogy buff from Roslyn, L.I., has hit a roadblock in tracking down his family history: Bayside Cemetery.   “My great-grandfather is buried at Bayside, but we can’t find the plot,” says Jordan.  

Bayside Cemetery Suit Groundless, Says Shul

11/02/2007
Special To The Jewish Week
Responding to a federal class action lawsuit over its management of a large Queens cemetery, an Upper West Side congregation has filed papers asserting that the plaintiffs have no relationship with the synagogue or cemetery and can’t show that they have suffered any personal damage.  

Bayside Cemetery Suit Groundless, Says Shul

10/31/2007
Special To The Jewish Week
Responding to a federal class action lawsuit over its management of a large Queens cemetery, an Upper West Side congregation has filed papers asserting that the plaintiffs have no relationship with the synagogue or cemetery and can’t show that they have suffered any personal damage.
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