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From Bernstein to Bernstein: Jewish Residents of Green-Wood

November 19, 2023 , 10:00am 12:00pm

Sid Bernstein gravestone
Credit: Evan Rabeck

Though founded as a non-sectarian cemetery, the vast majority of those interred at Green-Wood throughout its history have been Christian. But by the second half of the nineteenth century, Jewish people were being interred there alongside people of various races and religions, despite the fact that most Jewish burial customs could not be accommodated.

Price: $30, and $25 for members

Trolley Tour
(see details below)

Join Jeff Richman, Green-Wood’s historian, as he shares with you the history of Jewish burials at the Cemetery. He’ll focus on the stories of assimilated Jews of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries memorialized at Green-Wood, including artist Chuck Close, conductor and composer Leonard Bernstein, music promoter Sid Bernstein (credited with introducing the Beatles to a US audience), environmental activist Barry Commoner, and more.

Before Purchasing A Ticket, Please Note:

  • COVID-19 Policy: In accordance with New York State and CDC guidance, masks are optional. Attendees must follow ALL instructions and guidance from Cemetery staff and ambassadors.
  • Tickets: There is no need to print tickets! Attendees will be checked in by name.
  • Where To Go: Check-in takes place at the Historic Chapel near the Main Entrance at Fifth Avenue and 25th Street (500 25th Street).
  • For Your Safety: This tour includes climbing stairs and walking on grassy and uneven terrain. We strongly encourage attendees to wear suitable footwear. Due to the nature and length of the route, this tour is not recommended for children under the age of 10.
  • A Little More About Safety: Unless it is a medical emergency, it is not possible to leave the tour early.
  • Refunds and exchanges: Ticket sales are final. No exchanges or refunds unless the tour is canceled.
  • Inclement Weather Policy: We monitor the weather throughout the day for the best chance of proceeding with the tour, and will not make a final decision until at least 3 hours before the start of the tour. Cancellations will be announced via Eventbrite email blasts, so check your email and spam folders.
  • Feeling Sick? Stay home if you are feeling sick or running a fever.

Green-Wood trolley tours are fully accessible and ADA compliant. In order to accommodate a wheelchair or other mobility aids on the trolley, arrangements must be made in advance. Please call 718-210-3080, ext. 1 or email events@green-wood.com.

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