Washington Cemetery: Congregation Beth H’Kneseth Anshei Mieletz

Entrance gate to “Congregation Beth H’Kneseth Anshei Mieletz (Erste Mielecer Chebra Kranken Unterstutzung)” – the Mielec Landsmanshaft burial plot at Washington Cemetery

5820 Bay Parkway, Brooklyn, NY, 11204 USA

Overview

The Congregation Beth H’Kneseth Anshei Mieletz (Erste Mielecer Chebra Kranken Unterstutzung) is the Mielec Landsmanshaft burial plot at Washington Cemetery. There are approximately 103 burials in this plot ranging from 1896 to 1985.

How to Visit

Washington Cemetery is in Brooklyn, NY near the Boro Park neighborhood. Here is a link to Google Maps where you can find directions: Google Maps Directions. The Congregation Beth H’Kneseth Anshei plot is in Section 4 (between 20th and 21st Avenue), Block 369. Entrance is from the east side on “Ash Ave”.

History

Founded in Kings County in 1850, outside the independent city of Brooklyn, [Washington Cemetery] became a Jewish burial ground as early as 1857, at first serving primarily German Jewish immigrants. Brooklyn cemeteries were authorized under the Rural Cemetery Act of 1847, which allowed for the construction of commercial cemeteries outside what were then city limits. This part of Kings County was not yet incorporated into the City of Brooklyn, and the legislation resulted in the development of several large parcels of farmland as cemeteries. Later in the 19th and early 20th centuries most Jewish immigrants came from the Russian Empire and eastern Europe.

Wikipedia

Maps

See this Google Map for location of the entrance gate.

Burials

There are approximately 200 known burials in this plot. Photographs were taken and uploaded to Find A Grave by Scott Genzer in March 2022.