|CEDAR RAPIDS: Linn County|
The Jewish community in Cedar Rapids numbers about 175 families with one Reform Temple. Contact people: Rabbi Ed Chesman, Temple Judah, Lindsay Lane SE, Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52403 (319-362-1261).
Most Jewish burials were handled by Turner Funeral Homes, 800 2nd Avenue SE, Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52403, USA. (319-362-1131). Obituaries should be in the files of the Cedar Rapids Gazette, which is on microfilm at the public library.
Eben Israel Cemetery: Hawthorn Drive, Cedar Rapids, Iowa; SW Cedar Rapids. The cemetery, used by Temple Beth Jacob and Temple Judah since 25 May 1896, has 290 all-Jewish interments as of 1/1995.
Directions: Go south on "C" St. to Hawthorn Drive and turn right. The cemetery is on the left, just beyond the Czech National Cemetery entrance. A flag pole base says: "In loving memory of Max Ohsman, an Eben Israel Cemetery Founder. 25 May 1896. A Director, Officer and Trustee 1896 - 1946. Louis Ohsman, Eben Israel Cemetery President, 1945 - 1960. Dedicated 26 September 1961." A history was scheduled for publication in 1996. Records were held by Edward Padzensky in 1998. Surveyed and compiled by Linn County Heritage Society. Reorganized for database by Jim Yarin
|Last Updated on Thursday, 15 January 2009 17:14|