Plainville Cemetery

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Plainville Cemetery
Also known as:  Ahavath Achim Cemetery, Chesed Shel Emet Cemetery, Tifereth Israel Cemetery, Workmens Circle Cemetery

  • 1400 Old Plainville Road, New Bedford, Bristol County, Massachusetts, USA
  • 418 Memorials added (70% photographed)

This cemetery is owned and managed by the Jewish Cemetery Association of Massachusetts. The four seperate cemeteries that were here prior to JCAM are now the sections of this one cemetery.

Tifereth Israel section - ("The Glory (Beauty) of Israel") This synagogue was formed in the early 1920s. The congregation is affiliated with the United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism.

Workmen's Circle section - The New Beford chapter of The Jewish Workmen's Circle was known as Branch 723. This chapter of the mutual aid society was formed in early 1900s and was disolved in the 1970s. Their cemetery was turned over to Tifereth Irsael Synagogue in New Bedford.

Chesed Shel Emet section - This was the second orthodox synagogue in New Bedford. It incorporated in 1898 and was dedicated in 1904. The synagogue closed sometime around the late 1960.

Ahavath Achim section - This was the first orthodox synagogue in New Bedford. It was dedicated in 1899 and continues to serve the Greater New Bedford Jewish comminity.

The Massachusetts Historical Commission does not refer to this cemetery in MACRIS.

This cemetery is not referred to in the Bristol County Massachusetts Cemeteries Database.

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GPS Coordinates: 41.68072, -70.96574

  • Added: 12 Apr 2008
  • Find A Grave Cemetery: #2257053