Is Mount Auburn Kosher?
January 16, 2011
the story of Jews who chose Mount Auburn as their burial place
Why have Jews decided to be buried in Mount Auburn instead of a more traditional Jewish Cemetery? Who are the famous and not so famous Jews buried here and what do we know about their Jewish identities and decisions regarding burial, cremations and other Jewish rituals? What is the origin of placing pebbles on a gravestone and is this practiced in Mt. Auburn? Join us in Story Chapel for this lecture by Mount Auburn Docent Helen Abrams to learn the answers to these questions and more. Bring your own thoughts and questions to what promises to be a lively discussion.