Thank you for your concern and support.
Britton Road Association, Inc. condemns the recent acts of vandalism at the Waad Hakolel Cemetery, also known as the Stonewood or Stone Road Cemetery in Rochester, NY. We are cooperating and working with local and state law enforcement as they investigate this most disturbing and despicable act. We hope that those responsible for this crime are brought to justice and are prosecuted to the full extent of the law.
We cannot begin to thank the thousands of people who have expressed their outrage at this senseless and hurtful act. The moral and financial support received demonstrates that good will always prevail.
The wounds to our cemetery will heal and our spirits will rise again. Our thoughts and sympathies go out to our sister Jewish cemeteries in Philadelphia and St. Louis.
Repair and restoration of the cemetery will begin this spring as conditions permit. The work will be done by those specializing in the installation and repair of monuments. We recognize and appreciate the many people who have volunteered to help, however the task at hand is best left to skilled professionals.
The Cemetery Association is working closely with the Jewish Community Federation of Greater Rochester which has offered resources to help us with fundraising and community outreach.
All of the funds received will go directly towards the costs associated with restoring and securing the cemetery.
We encourage you to visit our website where you may email us as well as make a contribution to our repair fund. Please be patient as we work to respond as quickly as possible.
Please visit us online, www.BrittonRoadCemetery.org
Britton Road Association, Inc. operates and maintains the cemeteries located at 188 Britton Road, Rochester, NY 14616 and 68 Stonewood Ave, Rochester, NY 14612 on behalf of member organizations. The Association is an IRS 501(c)(13) not-for-profit organization and is regulated by the New York State Department of State Division of Cemeteries.
The monuments in the BHBI secton of Stone Road Cemetery which are currently toppled over are as listed below. Work to upright them and repair any damage will begin this spring as weather permits. Approximately five other monuments are toppled in the Waad Hakolel section.