Congregation B’nai Israel Cemeteries
B’nai Israel began as a cemetery association in 1855, when a group of German Jews in Bridgeport purchased property on King’s Highway in Fairfield. That location has served the congregation that was founded in 1859 ever since. In the late 1990s it was determined that the King’s Highway cemetery was approaching its capacity, and so the Congregation purchased a second cemetery in Monroe on Moose Hill Road.
Information about the purchase of cemetery plots is available at the Temple office.
Directions to the King’s Highway cemetery:
The cemetery is located on the south side of King’s Highway at the end of Villa Avenue, across from the Super Stop & Shop and Nutmeg Bowl. From the south, exit I-95 at Exit 24, Black Rock Turnpike. Follow the traffic circle under the overpass and make the right-hand turn onto King’s Highway. Continue about one mile until you see the Nutmeg Bowl on your left. The cemetery is on your right.
From the north, exit I-95 at Exit 24, Black Rock Turnpike. Turn right at the end of the ramp. At the stoplight, turn right on to King’s Highway. Continue about 3/4 mile until you see the Nutmeg Bowl on your left. The cemetery is on your right.
Directions to the Monroe Cemetery
472 Moose Hill Road, Monroe, CT
Via the Merritt Parkway
Go right on to Park Avenue for approx. 3 miles. Go right on to Merritt Parkway North. Take exit 49 N on to Route 25 North to Exit 9, Daniels Farm Road. Turn right off the ramp and follow Daniels Farm Road for approximately 3 miles to stop sign. Continue to next stop sign and bear left on to Moose Hill Road. Continue on Moose Hill Road, pass 2 stop signs. The Blue and gold sign for B’nai Israel cemetery sign will be on the right ¼ mile past the second stop sign. Travel another ¼ mile to cemetery entrance.