United States The IAJGS International Jewish Cemetery Project mission is to catalogue every Jewish burial site throughout the world. Every Jewish cemetery or burial site we know of is listed here by town or city, country, and geographic region is based on current locality designation. http://www.iajgsjewishcemeteryproject.org/idaho-id/index.html Tue, 23 May 2017 10:44:38 +0000 Joomla! 1.5 - Open Source Content Management en-gb BOISE: Ada County http://www.iajgsjewishcemeteryproject.org/idaho-id/boise-ada-county.html http://www.iajgsjewishcemeteryproject.org/idaho-id/boise-ada-county.html  

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: katcabi@micron.net [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]

phrases1@aol.com (Ellen Renck) Idaho ID Thu, 08 Jan 2009 03:25:53 +0000
ELGIN: Kane County/Cook County http://www.iajgsjewishcemeteryproject.org/idaho-id/elgin-kane-countycook-county.html http://www.iajgsjewishcemeteryproject.org/idaho-id/elgin-kane-countycook-county.html  

Bluff City Cemetery: Phone: 847. 931. 6135, 945 Bluff City Blvd., Elgin, IL. 60120.

Source for directions: http://www.chicagojewishfunerals.com/directions.asp [November 2002]

phrases1@aol.com (Ellen Renck) Idaho ID Thu, 08 Jan 2009 03:39:11 +0000
KETCHUM: Baine County http://www.iajgsjewishcemeteryproject.org/idaho-id/ketchum-baine-county.html http://www.iajgsjewishcemeteryproject.org/idaho-id/ketchum-baine-county.html  

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


Wood River Jewish Community, Ketchum 208-726-1183, Box 837, Ketchum, ID 83340

phrases1@aol.com (Ellen Renck) Idaho ID Thu, 08 Jan 2009 03:26:37 +0000
LEWISTON: Nez Perce County http://www.iajgsjewishcemeteryproject.org/idaho-id/lewiston-nez-perce-county.html http://www.iajgsjewishcemeteryproject.org/idaho-id/lewiston-nez-perce-county.html general information for Nez Perce County. [August 2005]

Local funeral home and monument makers: Vassar-Rawls Funeral Home 920 21st Avenue, Lewiston, ID 83501-6314. Phone: (208) 743-6541.

Cemetery burials are indexed and computerized.

Normal Hill Cemetery: 1122 Seventh Street, Lewiston, ID 83501-2829, telephone (208) 746-6857.

No official congregations in Lewiston, nearest being in Spokane, WA. The land-marked cemetery has a caretaker with a key. Access is open daily. Date of earliest known Jewish community in town: 1862. Noteworthy individuals buried in cemetery: Robert Grostein (founder of firm Grostein & Binnard), Abraham Binnard (founder of firm Grostein & Binnard). Both men were early Jewish pioneers in Idaho Territory and became quite successful. They both contributed to the development of Lewiston. Their firm assisted the U.S. government by leasing the government hundreds of mules during the Nez Perce and other Indian Wars. The cemetery is active for the Conservative and Reform communities.

This suburban cemetery on flat land is part of a municipal cemetery. A sign in English marks the cemetery. A continuous fence and a gate that locks surround the cemetery. Tombstones are datable from the 19th century. 1,000 to 5,000 gravestones are in cemetery, regardless of condition or position, with various stones shapes, all in great condition. Inscriptions on tombstones are English and Hebrew. The present owner of the cemetery property is the municipality. Properties adjacent to the cemetery are residential. The cemetery is visited frequently by private visitors. Past maintenance: patching of broken stones, cleaning of stones, clearing of vegetation, and fixing gate by regular caretaker. No vandalism. Weather erosion is to only threat. The vegetation overgrowth and water in the cemetery are a seasonal problem preventing access. David W. Albert, 211 West 56th Street, Apt. 33K, New York, NY 10019, albert96@erols.com completed the survey in 1999. He visited the cemetery in the summer of 1998 and spoke with the cemetery caretaker.

partial burial list. [August 2005]

phrases1@aol.com (Ellen Renck) Idaho ID Thu, 08 Jan 2009 03:27:48 +0000
POCATELLO: Banock County http://www.iajgsjewishcemeteryproject.org/idaho-id/pocatello-banock-county.html http://www.iajgsjewishcemeteryproject.org/idaho-id/pocatello-banock-county.html  

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

Temple Emanu-El - Reform, 306 North 18th Ave, Pocatello, Idaho USA 83201, Tel : 208-232-4758

phrases1@aol.com (Ellen Renck) Idaho ID Thu, 08 Jan 2009 03:28:26 +0000