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An introduction to understanding symbols, words, and dates found on Jewish cemetery monuments.  Source: JewishGen, an affiliate of the Museum of Jewish Heritage.

Resources - Books

The Future Begins with the Past: An Archives Exhibit of Jewish Rochester by Phyllis Kasdin

The Jewish Community in Rochester 1843-1925 by Stuart E. Rosenberg

Resources - Other

Rochester Jewish Oral History Project, Special collection held by the University of Rochester. http://rbscp.lib.rochester.edu/3600

The Men's Clothing Industry in Rochester's History by City Historian Blake McKelvey. http://mcls.rochester.lib.ny.us/~rochhist/v22_1960/v22i3.pdf

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Trees Felled During Windstorm

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The Britton Road and Stone Road cemeteries were featured on the WHEC morning show.  Pat Taney interviewed Helen Gulack about the history of the cemeteries. 

On March 8, 2017, Rochester NY experienced wind gusts up to 80 mph.  Eleven trees at the Stone Road - Waad Hakolel cemetery were seriously damaged or uprooted and fell to the ground.  Remarkably, most of the towering evergreens in the Beth Hamedresh-Beth Israel section landed in between rows of monuments and although the asphalt path was seriously damaged, the  monuments remained upright.