Congregations Shaarey Tefiloh and Beth Mordecai Cemetery, Perth Amboy, Middlesex County, NJ

The cemeteries for Congregation Shaarey Tefiloh (Shari Tephalo) and Congregation Beth Mordecai lie on a property along quiet Florida Grove Road in Perth Amboy.   I was told by a representative of the Friends for Preservation of Middlesex County Jewish Cemeteries that the property once held cemeteries for 4 synagogues but 2 of them turned their properties over to the other two.   There is no clear demarcation of each cemetery so we have chosen to combine the work into a single transcription.   I am told the landscapers and some others know where the boundary lies but I was unable to figure it out.

The President of the Friends for Preservation of Middlesex County Jewish Cemeteries told me she is part of a group which is preparing a book about the history of the Perth Amboy Jewish Community including the cemeteries.   We wish them luck with this project and will list information about how you can purchase a copy when it is published.

This cemetery is medium sized, holding something like 1,000 - 2,000 burials.   The property appears inaccessible at first due to the fencing and gates which house and protect it, however, at least one of the gates is unlocked and access can easily be gained.   The cemetery contains some beautiful and unique monuments and should not be missed by those having roots in the area.   We hope you find this work useful and, as always, please let us know if you have any problems or questions.


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Markers we weren't certain about or need help with:

  • Unknown - fallen stone next to Max D. Halpern ~~ -   Tombstone Photograph

  • Unknown - toppled stone, face down ~~ -   Tombstone Photograph

  • Unknown - toppled stone, face down ~~ -   Tombstone Photograph

  • Unknown - toppled stone, face down ~~ -   Tombstone Photograph

  • unknown ~~ -   Tombstone Photograph

  • Unknown* ~~ -   Tombstone Photograph

  • Unknown* ~~ died Aug 24, 1915   Tombstone Photograph

  • Unknown, possibly Markel, face down ~~ -   Tombstone Photograph

  • Unknown - Overturned tone next to Maurice Hyman ~~ -   Tombstone Photograph

  • Unknown - worn stone   Tombstone Photograph

  • Unknown* ~~ -   Tombstone Photograph

  • Unknown* ~~ -   Tombstone Photograph

  • Unknown fallen stone ~~ -   Tombstone Photograph

  • Unknown - toppled stone, face down ~~ -   Tombstone Photograph

  • Unreadable ~~ -   Tombstone Photograph

  • Childrens Graves too worn to read ~~ -   Tombstone Photograph

  • Unknown* ~~ -   Tombstone Photograph

  • Unknown* ~~ -   Tombstone Photograph

  • Unknown - broken stone ~~   Tombstone Photograph

  • Unknown - worn stone ~~   Tombstone Photograph

  • Unknown - worn stone ~~   Tombstone Photograph

  • Unknown - overturned, stone face down ~~   Tombstone Photograph

    * = need help with translation