Beni Israel Cemetery

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Beni Israel Cemetery
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Beni Israel Cemetery in 2012.
Beni Israel Cemetery is located in Kansas
Beni Israel Cemetery
Beni Israel Cemetery is located in the United States
Beni Israel Cemetery
Location1301 E. 2100 Rd., Eudora, Kansas
Coordinates38°55′41″N 95°06′45″W / 38.92806°N 95.11250°W / 38.92806; -95.11250Coordinates: 38°55′41″N 95°06′45″W / 38.92806°N 95.11250°W / 38.92806; -95.11250
NRHP reference No.12001118[1]
Added to NRHPJanuary 2, 2013

Beni Israel Cemetery, also known as Cemetery Beni Israel,[2] is an historic Jewish cemetery located at 1301 E. 2100 Road in Eudora, Douglas County, Kansas. It was founded in 1858 by German Jews who were a part of the German Immigrant Settlement Company from Chicago that had founded Eudora in 1856. One-year-old Isaac Cohn who died September 5, 1858, was the first person buried in the cemetery. Burials ceased for decades in 1928 until being reactivated in 1978 when responsibility for the cemetery was taken on by the Lawrence Jewish Community Congregation of nearby Lawrence.[3]

On January 2, 2013, Beni Israel Cemetery was added to the National Register of Historic Places.[1]

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  1. ^ a b NRHP Weekly list Jan. 4, 2013
  2. ^ Note: Beni Israel (meaning Sons of Israel) is the historic name which appears in the NRHP listing as well as on the bronze marker at the cemetery entrance. The Lawrence Jewish Community Congregation on its website, however calls it by the more contemporary name B'nai Israel Cemetery
  3. ^ NRHP Nomination Form for Beni Israel Cemetery

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