Jews Buried in Mount Auburn Cemetery
PLEASE NOTE: This tour will meet at the Flagpole (located on our Visitor map). You can enter through the Grove Street entrance and park on Field Road; the Flagpole is a short (visible) walk from here. Our staff will be available at the Gate to direct you.
Join Volunteer Docent Helen Abrams on a walk to visit the famous (Felix Frankfurter, Bernard Malamud, and Edwin Land among others) and not-so-famous Jews buried at Mount Auburn Cemetery. Learn why 19th century and early 20th century Jews chose Mount Auburn instead of a traditional Jewish Cemetery. Since no Cemetery records were kept of religious preference, how are scholars and researchers identifying people of Jewish descent? How does Mount Auburn accommodate Jewish burial practices? This walk will cover a lot of ground, so wear your walking shoes!
Funding for programs has been provided in part by the Massachusetts Cultural Council.