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Union Field Cemetery
Ridgewood, Queens, New York

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Union Field Cemetery

GPS: 40.691439, -73.887122

8211 Cypress Avenue
Ridgewood, NY, 11385

Union Field Cemetery is a Jewish burial ground owned and operated by Congregation Rodeph Sholom.

History

Originally, Congregation Rodeph Sholom held a burial ground on Park Avenue in Manhattan. After realizing the inadequacy of that space for a cemetery, the Congregation acquired over sixty acres of land at its present location on Cypress Avenue. Union Field Cemetery was dedicated in 1878. In 1926, at the time when the Congregation was planning its move from Lexington Avenue to its current location on West 83rd Street, a new gatehouse was dedicated at Union Field Cemetery to replace the chapel built in 1889.

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