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Congregation Chevra Thillim Cemetery One of Boston’s oldest Jewish cemeteries, will host a large scale book burial West Roxbury, MA Oct 12, 2007
Temple Beth Elohim A service was held as old and damaged prayerbooks were buried under what will be the bimah of our new sanctuary.   Hauppauge, NY March 16, 2006
What Categories of Shemos May Be Recycled? – Canfei Nesharim  –  educating the Orthodox community about environmental issues and their connection to Torah and halacha. December 25, 2003
Anshei Minsk Work Begins To Salvage Sacred Books In Synagogue Fire –  –
Toronto Mar, 2003
Jewish Cemetery Association of Massachusetts    Guidelines & Regulations for Depositing Books for Burial   Nov 30, 2001
  Kitvei Kodesh – The Israel Koschitzky Virtual Beit Midrash   2001
Saving Jewish Books
Chicago    June, 1999
Beth Israel
A Burial for the Books
San Diego
Mar 27, 1998
Adath Israel
Sacred Jewish Books, Objects Buried In Special Rite San Francisco Aug 2, 1996
Sharey Tefilah Cemetery

Some old, close friends of Temple Beth Avodah in Newton were laid to rest last weekend after imparting their wisdom to youngsters in the congregation one final time.

Dozens of tattered prayer books and other sacred objects were buried in a plain pine casket … during the first genizah-burial service in the synagogue’s history last Sunday morning. The synagogue conducted the service to show children Jewish funeral rituals in a non-threatening setting, as well as to discard its unusable sacred objects property.

West Roxbury, MA May 10, 1996