BOISE: Ada County Print

 

http://www.rootsweb.com/~idada/ has general Ada County information. [August 2005]

Ahavath Beth-Israel - Conservative,1102 State St., Boise, Idaho USA 83702, Tel: 208-343-6601, Email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it [August 2005]

 

Morris Hill Cemetery: Beth Israel Jewish Section. 317 North Latah, 208-384-4391. Contact: Diane M. Anconi; open 8AM-4:30PM, M-F, begun: 1/30/1882; burials: 35,000, Jewish burials 150, size 80, computerized. Source: David Abrahams via San Francisco Bay Area JGS, 7/7/1995. UPDATE: Beth Israel Jewish (2 acres). "The Congregation Beth Israel synagogue, built in 1895 and the oldest synagogue west of the Mississippi River, is still used by its original congregation. The Falk brothers, early influential merchants of the community, and Moses Alexander, Mayor of Boise and America's first Jewish Governor (1915-1918) were founders of the congregation. Moses Alexander is buried in this section of Morris Hill. In 1914, Alexander became the first Jewish Governor in the United States. He went on to earn a reputation for wit, eloquence and progressivism. Alexander, who came to Boise a year after statehood to found a men's clothing store, twice was elected Governor (as a Democrat) and twice Mayor of Boise. As Governor, he started the state highway system, workers' compensation and the State Insurance Commission. He led the way for statewide prohibition in 1916. He vowed to save taxpayers money." http://www.cityofboise.org/parks/caring/index.aspx?id=mh_walking_tour&MID=104N&pf=YES#Alexander. http://cdf-oregon.com/cdf/graphics/cemeteries/cemetery_morris_hill.JPG has photo.  [August 2005]

 

Pioneer Cemetery: {indexed} Warm Springs Ave. at Ave. 208-384-4391, contact: Diane M. Angoni, open: dawn-dusk daily: opened 1863; burials 2300, Jewish burials 15, 8 acres, computerized. Source: David Abrahams, 7/7/1995

UPDATE: http://cdf-oregon.com/cdf/graphics/cemeteries/cemetery_pioneer.jpg has photo. [August 2005]

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