Destroyed gravestones at NJ cemetery being repaired
Workers at a New Brunswick cemetery are re-erecting close to 500 gravestones Friday. The gravestones at the Polie Zedek Synagogue on Joyce Kilmer Boulevard were either damaged or destroyed around New Year's Day. The gravestones, some of which date back to the 1920s, were found broken, cracked in half or knocked over.Cemetery officials say, weather permitting, the work should be completed in a few weeks. The cemetery says it contacted individual families about the needed repairs.
The repairs are being funded through donations from all over the country.Four people were arrested for destroying the gravestones and are scheduled to be sentenced March 17.Hundreds of headstones vandalized at Jewish cemetery