Kings Park Jewish Cemetery


Cemeteries always outlive their parent organizations, be it synagogues or other religious orders. Kings Park Jewish Cemetery is case and point. A once populous Jewish community, this portion of Suffolk County has experienced the outward shift of its Jewish residents. Remaining behind is a small Jewish cemetery tucked away in a housing development. If not for the charitable support of a two individuals, the cemetery would be completely obliterated. At the same time, resources and support for this sacred place are extremely limited. The Jewish community is fortunate to have support from youth, specifically the Boy Scouts, who continue to lend a hand at the cemetery.