Westchester Hills Cemetery

We take great pride in the beauty of our cemetery, which is designed to provide peace and consolation to all who care for their departed loved ones. We encourage you to make pre-need arrangements and invite you to visit.


Our cemetery site was established in the 19th Century as the non-sectarian Mount Hope Cemetery. Our congregation, then called the Free Synagogue, purchased the northern end of the site in 1919 and established the Westchester Hills Cemetery of the Free Synagogue.


The Cemetery accommodates approximately 1,500 plots and numerous individual and family mausoleums as well as a Community Mausoleum.

Notable individuals and families interred at Westchester Hills include Barricini, Guggenheim, Tisch, Millstein, Lee Strasburg, John Garfield, Judy Holiday, David Susskind, George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin, Billy Rose and Rabbi Stephen S. Wise.

In keeping with the Stephen Wise Free Synagogue spirit of service to community, strict avoidance of commercialization of the cemetery has been maintained. Please call to arrange a meeting with Meredith Byrne, the Cemetery Office Manager.


Located at: 400 Saw Mill River Road (Route 9A)
Hastings on Hudson, NY 10706
Meredith Byrne, Cemetery Office Manager

Metro-North Hudson River Division to Hastings-on-Hudson
Taxi to Cemetery 914-478-1234

Henry Hudson Parkway to Saw Mill River Parkway, Exit 16
Right turn onto Lawrence Street; right turn onto 9A South. The cemetery is on the left.


Visiting & Office Hours: Sun – Fri, 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
The office is closed every other Sunday. Please call for Sunday hours and schedule.
Days Closed: Saturdays, alternate Sundays, and Jewish holidays.