The New York City cemeteries are large. Some are indexed online, but others, like Beth David, are not as of this writing.
Why This Collection
In 2006, Banai Feldstein was visiting the Beth David Cemetery in Elmont, New York. This was her second visit to see the same gravestone, which was previously overtaken by a plant. Banai photographed the entire section.
- Gravestones are pretty straight-forward. On occasion, the Hebrew letters weren’t clear in the pictures.
- Photographs were taken quickly. Many photos contain multiple stones. Some stones have multiple photos where the plants were blocking the writing and awkward angles were needed to see the data.
- Size of database: 117 entries
- Digitized: 2006