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Civil War Memorial Event Honoring Myer Asch

Held at Beth Olam - Shearith Israel Cemetery

Sunday, April 22, 11:00AM

Please join us for a very special event on the morning of April 22nd when we will honor Colonel Myer Asch, a highly decorated veteran of the Civil War, by installing a special marker of the Grand Army of the Republic (GAR) Meade Post 1, at his grave. The ceremony will include a color guard, civil war reenactors, special presentations, and a tour of the cemetery decorating the graves of Jewish veterans of the Civil War buried at Beth Olam.

Beth Olam cemetery is located at the intersection of Cypress Hills Street and the Jackie Robinson Parkway. Please join us for this very special event. 

Transportation leaving from from the synagogue (promptly at 10:00 AM) and back is available for $18. Seats are limited so click here to sign up today. You are also welcome to meet us at the cemetery - click here to let us know you plan on attending.

For more information, please contact Zachary Edinger at


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