Irwin Krasnow, President Carol Pawlik-Ganelli, Administrator
Maimonides Benevolent Society and Maimonides Cemeteries
The loss of a loved one is a painful and difficult experience. It is hard to know where to turn in such time of grief. We at Maimonides Cemeteries are dedicated to offering the help and understanding needed during such trying times. With compassion we have helped many families make the inevitable burial arrangements.
In 1853, like-minded Jewish immigrants in New York, concerned about the welfare and future of their communities, established The Maimonides Benevolent Society. This brotherhood looked after its membership in times of illness and difficulty, looked towards the community's future needs, and provided an opportunity to socialize. The society recognized the need for a Jewish Cemetery and purchased burial grounds for members and future generations. This became Maimonides Cemetery, in Brooklyn, New York. To meet continuing growth, eventually more land was purchased in Elmont.
Maimonides Benevolent Society, a non-profit society maintains these cemeteries in the Jewish tradition. Maimonides Cemetery operates under New York State Cemetery Regulations. and is responsible for the administration and care of Maimonides Cemetery Brooklyn, Mt. Hope Brooklyn, and Maimonides, Elmont.
Today, The Maimonides Benevolent Society continues to uphold its traditions and heritage by maintaining the cemeteries according to Jewish tradition, while embracing the ever changing needs of our families.