Kevarim of Tzadikim in North America

Rabbi Yaakov Jacques Lyons

יעקוב ב"ר יהודה

Minister, Congregation Beth Shalom, Richmond, Virginia

Date of Death: Mon. August 13, 1877 - Elul 4 5637

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Cemetery Details
2 Cypress Hills Street
Ridgewood, NY 11208
United States

Phone: 212 873 0300
Contact: Zachariah Edinger


Cemetery Map:

Notes: Beth Olam is broken into 3 sections, the Shearith Israel section is accessed from the first entrance (from the Jackie Robinson Expressway) on the left side behind the Chapel building. Please note that paths are not well marked and there is no onsite caretaker.

Directions to Kever: The Beth Olam Cemetery is located on the Eastern side (towards Queens) of the Jackie Robinson Parkway on the Cypress Hills / Ridgewood border in Queens. The cemetery is kept in pristine condition however, unfortunately their records are in total disarray and paths are not well marked. Location: Across the path from the mast shaped marker of Commodore, Uriah Phillips Levy.

Name Listed on Cemetery Database: Juda

Biographical Notes:

Minister, son of Yehuda Lyons, born in Surinam, Dutch Guiana, Aug. 25, 1814. He was educated in Surinam, and was minister of the Spanish & Portuguese congregation there, Neveh Shalom, for five years. He left Surinam in 1837 and went to Richmond, VA, where for two years he was minister of the Congregation Beth Schalom. In 1839 he was elected minister of the Spanish and Portuguese congregation Shearith Israel, New York City and served the congregation thirty-eight years, successfully combating every movement to change the form of worship in his congregation.

Credit: Shmuel Amsel, Brooklyn, NY

Credit: Shmuel Amsel, Brooklyn, NY

Credit: Shmuel Amsel, Brooklyn, NY

Credit: Shmuel Amsel, Brooklyn, NY

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