A New Jewish Cemetery in Madrid, with Pamela Rolfe
ENGLISH CORNER, CON LINDA JIMÉNEZ – This week’s trivia question: How long did it take to build the new Jewish cemetery once the land was obtained?
Bet-El is Madrid’s Conservative, or Masorti Jewish community. Since its founding in 1991, it has grown from a few members who met in private homes, to a fast-growing, thriving, egalitarian community which serves over 120 families, and offers religious services, classes and cultural activities to about 1000 adults and children. In previous programs we spoke with Mario Stofenmacher, Bet-El’s religious leader, about the founding and evolution of the congregation itself, and also its writing of a Sefer Torah, the first one written in Spain in over 500 years.
This week we are speaking with Pamela Rolfe, the Vice-President of the community, about their new project: a cemetery, which is located in the town of La Cabrera, north of Madrid.
If you would like to attend the inauguration of the cemetery, and want more information, go here.