About Mount Hebron
Mount Hebron Cemetery was established at the turn of the 20th century, and has served the local Jewish community faithfully by providing dedicated burial plots. To this day, Mount Hebron Cemetery celebrates the heritage of Eastern European immigrants.
In the early 1900s, more Eastern Europeans were immigrating to the U.S. than ever. Before the whole family could afford transportation and lodging, the father or husband figure generally made the journey over. It was uncommon for people to be able to afford their own housing, which led many to seek temporary housing with members of their old village. After saving enough money, they would send for their families and obtain their own living accommodations.
Most plots within the cemetery can be reached through a short walk on the concrete pathway.
Because families would assimilate themselves around other families from “the old country”, it became common for people from the same village or town to make up an entire NYC community. This pattern paved the way for the creation of distinct social communities, or “societies”, with members that shared a strong bond. Not only were they present in each others’ social lives, but they also purchased burial plots together. Mount Hebron Cemetery sold approximately 80% of its land to these societies in their early years. Because of this, the cemetery is dominated by individuals who were a part of and individuals related to members of these societies.
Mount Hebron Cemetery has a memorial wall dedicated to the memory of deceased individuals. Regardless of which cemetery they were interred in, the names of your loved ones may be inscribed to pay tribute to their contributions.
There is also a columbarium, which houses the ashes of cremated individuals.
Mount Hebron does not permit the burial of more than one individual per grave. They do not require a vault for burial.
It’s common for cremated remains to be placed in private mausoleums and buried in grave plots.
Hours of Operation
The Mount Hebron Cemetery office is open Sunday through Friday, from 9:00am. – 4:00pm
The Mount Hebron Cemetery gates are open Sunday through Friday, from 8:00am – 5:00pm
130-04 Horace Harding Expy
Flushing, NY 11367
Fox Memorials is proud to work with Mount Hebron Cemetery on a very regular basis. For updated information you may call Mount Hebron’s office at (718) 939-9405, or call at (631) 410-6170.