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Har Jehuda Cemetery - Upper Darby, Pennsylvania

Har Jehuda Cemetery - Upper Darby, Pennsylvania

 Photo: Gate 1 entrance to Har Jehuda Cemetery. Upper Darby, Pennsylvania.

Photo: Gate 1 entrance to Har Jehuda Cemetery. Upper Darby, Pennsylvania.

Located at:

8400 Lansdowne Avenue
Upper Darby, PA 19082

Phone: 610-789-2104
Email: info@harjehuda.com

Website: www.harjehuda.com

 Just one part of a sea of monuments. Har Jehuda Cemetery. Upper Darby, PA.

Just one part of a sea of monuments. Har Jehuda Cemetery. Upper Darby, PA.

About:

This is a big place and it is packed with graves and tall headstones.

Financial strength:

The latest Form 990 available through ProPublica is for the year 2013, which is odd. Where is 2014 and 2015?

I'm not a CPA, but it looks like their main investment is an art monument, which their 2013 Form 990 page 3 of Schedule D lists at a cost of $130,315. And they have something else listed in the same section of Schedule D, an item referred to as: "Kinneret Aleph," which the form says had a cost of $5500. Also, they are showing that they are more than $3 million in the red with $3,808,440 owed to brokers. This confuses and concerns me. Well established cemetery. Very old. Tons of graves. (?) 

This filing shows they have no endowment.

Part IV, of Form 990, #10, asks:

Did the organization, directly or through a related organization, hold assets in term, permanent, or quasi-endowments? 

They checked the NO box.

Resources:

ProPublica: https://projects.propublica.org/nonprofits/organizations/230722338

UPDATE: The 2016 Form 990 is out. And the "art monument" now has the sum $351,617 next to it. The form asks method of valuation. It's either cost or end of year market value. They list this sum as "cost."

I am confused. Where is the perpetual care money?

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