Mt. Sinai Cemetery
by Laura Teller
One of the oldest Jewish cemeteries still in operation in Philadelphia, Mt. Sinai was established in 1854. Today, it continues in the tradition of the grand cemeteries of the 19th Century, boasting mature plantings, stately trees, grand mausoleums, and a historic chapel designed by the prominent Philadelphia architect Frank Furness. Shady walkways, meticulous grounds-keeping, and well-preserved memorials make this a place of beauty, serenity, and grace. Yet Mt. Sinai is only a scant 20 minutes from downtown Philadelphia, and just five minutes off I-95’s Bridge Street exit, convenient to Bucks and Montgomery Counties. The cemetery accepts Jews of all sects (Reform, Conservative, Orthodox, Reconstructionist, Unaffiliated) as well as non-Jewish spouses/other immediate family members of Jewish lot holders. We also provide an environmentally-friendly approach to interment, and welcome those who have chosen cremation.