Temple Israel Cemetery (Omaha, Nebraska)

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Temple Israel Cemetery
aka Pleasant Hill Cemetery
Temple Israel Cemetery - Omaha.jpg
Sign at entrance
Details
Location Omaha, Nebraska
Country United States
Coordinates 41°19′02″N 95°58′36″W / 41.31722°N 95.97667°W / 41.31722; -95.97667Coordinates: 41°19′02″N 95°58′36″W / 41.31722°N 95.97667°W / 41.31722; -95.97667
Type Jewish
Owned by Temple Israel
Size five
Find a Grave Temple Israel Cemetery
aka Pleasant Hill Cemetery
The Political Graveyard Temple Israel Cemetery
aka Pleasant Hill Cemetery

Temple Israel Cemetery, also known as Pleasant Hill Cemetery, is located at 6412 North 42 Street (42nd and Redick Avenue) in the North Omaha neighborhood of Omaha, Nebraska.[1][2]

History[edit]

The cemetery comprises cemeteries for three congregations: Temple Israel Synagogue and two defunct synagogues, B'nai Jacob and Anshe Sholom.

Temple Israel Cemetery is the oldest Jewish cemetery in Nebraska. Five acres of land was purchased by the B’nai Israel Society in August 1871. The Society deeded the cemetery to the Congregation of Israel, which later became Temple Israel.[3]

The cemetery is part of the Conservative and Reform Jewish communities of Omaha. It is a medium-sized cemetery that is situated on five acres and features a long central drive that goes down a steep hill. The cemetery, along with a new front gate, was refurbished in 1999.[4]

Notable burials[edit]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Cemetery and Burial Information". Nebraska Jewish Historical Society. Retrieved 28 December 2013. 
  2. ^ "United States > Nebraska NE > OMAHA: Douglas and Sarpy Counties". International Jewish Cemetery Project. International Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies (IAJGS). Retrieved 28 December 2013. 
  3. ^ "Cemetery". Temple Israel Omaha. Retrieved 29 December 2013. 
  4. ^ "Temple Israel". Graveyards of Omaha. Retrieved 29 December 2013. 
  5. ^ "Emil Brandeis". Find A Grave. Retrieved 29 December 2013. 
  6. ^ a b "Temple Israel Cemetery – Brandeis". Graveyards of Omaha. Retrieved 29 December 2013. 
  7. ^ Pollak, Oliver B (1982). "The Jewish Peddlers of Omaha" (PDF). Nebraska History. 63: 474–501. Retrieved 29 December 2013. 
  8. ^ "Jonas Leopold Brandeis". Find A Grave. Retrieved 29 December 2013. 
  9. ^ "Omaha Steaks Heritage Brochure" (PDF). Omaha Steaks. Retrieved 29 December 2013. 
  10. ^ "War Casualties". Central High School Foundation. Retrieved 28 December 2013. 
  11. ^ "WWII Veterans: Memories of the Jewish Midwest (Volume 12 – Summer 2003/5763)". Nebraska Jewish Historical Society. Retrieved 28 December 2013. 

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