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HFBA remembers victims of Triangle Fire on their yahrzeit

Contributed by : Hebrew Free Burial Association

Object # 1286

March 1, 2011

On March 1, 2011 – on the 100th yahrzeit – the Jewish calendar anniversary of the day the victims died, the Hebrew Free Burial Association remembered the 22 victims of the fire who were buried in HFBA’s Mount Richmond Cemetery on Staten Island. This video was taken on that day.

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The Hebrew Free Burial Association was established in the 1880s to provide Jewish burial rites and a final resting place for indigent Jews.  Since its inception, the organization has buried more than 60,000 people in New York, and today continues to bury an average of 300 people per year.  It is the largest free burial society outside of Israel.  Its services are integral to poor Jews and their families.
The March 1 ceremony was led by Mount Richmond Cemetery Rabbi Shmuel Plafker, the burial association’s chaplain.  Executive Director Amy Koplow also shared reflections on her organization’s role in thousands of funerals over the past more than 120 years.
– Samantha Friedman

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