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/kansas-ks/index.html Tue, 23 May 2017 05:07:44 +0000 Joomla! 1.5 - Open Source Content Management en-gb ATCHISON: Atchison County http://www.iajgsjewishcemeteryproject.org/kansas-ks/atchison-atchison-county.html http://www.iajgsjewishcemeteryproject.org/kansas-ks/atchison-atchison-county.html  

Mt. Vernon Cemetery: Jewish section dates from the 1870's. See: Postal & Koppman's Jewish Tourist's Guide to U.S. Phila., PA: Jewish Publ. Soc., 1954 and "Directory of Jewish Local Organizations in the United S tates" pp. 330-583. American Jewish Year Book 5680 September 25,1919 to Sept. 12, 1920; Volume 21 Edited by Harry Schneiderman for the American Jewish Comm. Source: Alan Hirschfeld


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phrases1@aol.com (Ellen Renck) Kansas KS Thu, 08 Jan 2009 12:56:24 +0000
BEERSHEBA: Finney County http://www.iajgsjewishcemeteryproject.org/kansas-ks/beersheba-finney-county.html http://www.iajgsjewishcemeteryproject.org/kansas-ks/beersheba-finney-county.html  

In 1882 the first Jewish agricultural colony in Kansas was established when some 60 recently arrived Jewish immigrants from Russia, sponsored by the Hebrew Union Agricultural Society. They settled northeast Beersheba along Pawnee Creek. Named for the ancient city of Beersheba, the colony stretched over several sections of land, each family homesteading 150 acres. Dugouts and sod houses were constructed for homes, a synagogue, and school. Cow chips were used for fuel. Wells were dug and the native prairie was plowed and planted. Within the first few months, a wedding took place, a baby was born, and the first death occurred.  Farming proved to be unprofitable; and severe winters produced hardships. To supplement their meager incomes, colonists sold their equipment and livestock, took jobs with the railroad, mortgaged their land, and established businesses in nearby Ravanna and Eminence. As the two towns died out in the 1890s after a bitter county seat battle lost by both towns, the colonists sold or abandoned their homesteads. A decade after the colony was established, none of the colonists remained and the land reverted to prairie.Source: http://skyways.lib.ks.us/history/beersheb.html [January 2009]

http://www.kshs.org/features/feat1201.htm has more historical information about the Jewish farming settlement. [January 2009]

See Garden City.

 

Jewish Cemetery: In the 1880s, this town was located about 25 miles from present Garden City, Kansas. The colony failed after three years. The colonists dispersed, some to nearby towns. In 1884, a 300-square foot plot opened as a Jewish cemetery when Sarah Ochs Teitlebaum was buried there. Graves of Mr. L. Toper, Mrs. L. Toper and M. Sternberger are also marked, the last burial being in 1933. Source: William Levine wlevine@cox.net


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phrases1@aol.com (Ellen Renck) Kansas KS Thu, 08 Jan 2009 12:57:21 +0000
EUDORA: Douglas County http://www.iajgsjewishcemeteryproject.org/kansas-ks/eudora-douglas-county.html http://www.iajgsjewishcemeteryproject.org/kansas-ks/eudora-douglas-county.html Also see Lawrence, KS

 

Jewish Community Center Congregation

 

Eudora Township Benie Israel Cemetery: Burial register. 1869-1928. Eudora Township, Douglas County, Kansas; Vital Statistics file; source: (AJA contact form. American Jewish Archives, 3101 Clifton Ave. Cincinnati, Ohio 45220-2488. 513-221-1875 (tel); 513-221-7812 (fax). E-mail: AJA contact form)

40 miles east of Topeka, 1860's p.183. Located 6 miles east of Lawrence, Kansas. Belonging to the Jewish Community Center Congregation in Lawrence, the cemetery is located one-mile west off the Eudora exit off Kansas Route 10 (main road between Lawrence and Kansas City).

To reach it one exits K10 at the Eudora exit. Go south to the first road on the south side of K10. Turn west and go to the next dirt road (one mile). The cemetery is on the northwest corner. Source: Rabbi Mark Levin, Congregation Beth Torah, 9401 Nall Ave., Suite 200, Prairie Village, KS 66207

UPDATE: Since the mid-1970s, this cemetery has been owned by the Jewish Community Center of Lawrence, Kansas, whose address and phone number are 917 Highland Drive, Lawrence, KS 66046, (785) 841-7636. [January 2004]


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phrases1@aol.com (Ellen Renck) Kansas KS Thu, 08 Jan 2009 12:58:04 +0000
FORT SCOTT: Bourbon County http://www.iajgsjewishcemeteryproject.org/kansas-ks/fort-scott-bourbon-county.html http://www.iajgsjewishcemeteryproject.org/kansas-ks/fort-scott-bourbon-county.html  

Chamber of Commerce: 231 E. Wall Street, Fort Scott, Kansas 66701, (620) 223- 3566 or (800) 245-FORT. Email: fschamber@fortscott.com

Local funeral home/s and/or monument maker/s: Konantz-Cheney Funeral Home, 15 W Wall St, Fort Scott KS 66701; (620) 223-1212; (800) 828-2423.
Cheney-Witt Funeral Home, 201 S Main St, Fort Scott KS 66701; (620) 223-1186. Geneva & Son Monuments, 111 S Scott Ave, Fort Scott KS 66701; (620) 223-3350.

 

Pine Lawn Cemetery: Located at South 215th Street, Fort Scott KS 66701 at 37°47'N 94° 43' W. Mailing Address: Pine Lawn Cemetery, c/o Bud Penniman (Secretary, Cemetery Association), 818 S Horton, Fort Scott KS 66701, (620) 223-2213. Current town population is 8,000 with no Jews.

Jewish community dates from the late 1870s. The active, unlandmarked cemetery was established in the late nineteenth century. Jewish burials would still be allowed by the current owners although no burials have occurred in recent years. Flowers are permitted.

Fort Scott had a prosperous and relatively large Jewish community during the 1880's and 1890's. Mostly merchants, they seem to have been quite well accepted in town; with their names in lists of the first Masons, the founder Country Club members, etc. Their last names appear to be German-Jewish. There has never been a synagogue/temple in Fort Scott. There is no evidence of kosher shops. Most of the Jewish families left between 1920 and 1950; the last family left during the 1980's. It appears that this Jewish cemetery was first owned by the local Jewish community. When there were no longer any Jewish families in Fort Scott, it seems to have been taken over by a Jewish group in Kansas City. In the late 1960s, it came under the ownership of the local cemetery association that already owned the town's non-denominational cemetery, which happens to be across the street. Fort Scott has three other cemeteries: (1) a newer annex of the main cemetery; (2) a Catholic cemetery west of town; (3) National Cemetery #1 (owned by the US government), located in the SE part of town. The rural (agricultural) site on flat land is separate, but near other cemeteries with a sign in English that reads: Pine Lawn. The cemetery is reached by turning directly off a public road with access open to all. A continuous masonry wall along front, continuous fences along other three sides, and a gate that does not lock surround the cemetery. 100-500 nineteenth century gravestones are in the cemetery with fewer than 25% toppled or broken. The marble, granite, and other materials memorial markers are finely smoothed and inscribed stones, double tombstones, horizontally set stones, and obelisks with English and Hebrew inscriptions. The present owner of the never vandalized property is a private corporation (local cemetery association). Properties adjacent to the cemetery are agricultural, residential, and other cemeteries. Visits to the cemetery are rare and made by private visitors. No restoration has been done, but a caretaker is paid by the cemetery association. Weathering has made many of the older stones hard to read. Something like moss seems to be growing on several stones; cleaning of the stones is not done by caretaker. Kate Emmett-Sweetser, KansasKate@gmail.com completed the survey after visits in 1999 and 2006.


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phrases1@aol.com (Ellen Renck) Kansas KS Thu, 08 Jan 2009 12:58:42 +0000
GALENA: Cherokee County http://www.iajgsjewishcemeteryproject.org/kansas-ks/galena-cherokee-county.html http://www.iajgsjewishcemeteryproject.org/kansas-ks/galena-cherokee-county.html GALENA: Cherokee County

 

Some people from here are buried in Mt. Hope (Jewish Section), Webb City, Mo.


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phrases1@aol.com (Ellen Renck) Kansas KS Thu, 08 Jan 2009 12:59:18 +0000
GARDEN CITY: Finney County http://www.iajgsjewishcemeteryproject.org/kansas-ks/garden-city-finney-county.html http://www.iajgsjewishcemeteryproject.org/kansas-ks/garden-city-finney-county.html  

Ochs, Sarah; Correspondence between J. O. Carter and Rabbi Elbert L. Sapinsley regarding the inscription on the tombstone of Sarah Ochs Teitelbaum, and mentioning other Jewish graves of Garden City, KS. n.d. 1962. Histories file. Source: (AJA. American Jewish Archives, 3101 Clifton Ave. Cincinnati, Ohio 45220-2488. 513-221-1875 (tel); 513-221-7812 (fax). E-mail: AJA contact form)

See Beersheba.


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phrases1@aol.com (Ellen Renck) Kansas KS Thu, 08 Jan 2009 12:59:56 +0000
KANSAS CITY: Wyandotte County http://www.iajgsjewishcemeteryproject.org/kansas-ks/kansas-city-wyandotte-county.html http://www.iajgsjewishcemeteryproject.org/kansas-ks/kansas-city-wyandotte-county.html  

Also see Kansas City MO

Jewish Kansas City: [UPDATE: May, 2007]

Chevra Kadisha: The Central Chevra Kadisha, or Holy Society, is responsible for the traditional ritual preparation of the dead, alled Tahara. The Greater Kansas City Chevra Kadisha is made up of approximately 24 men and 45 women from area synagogues. For more information on Chevra Kadisha, contact: BIAV Congregation at (913) 341-2444. Source: http://www.jewishkansascity.org/section.html?id=100 [UPDATE: May 2007]

The Louis Memorial Chapel is Greater Kansas City's only Jewish Funeral home. Louis Memorial Chapel, 6830 Troost Ave., Kansas City, MO 64131, (816) 361-5211. http://www.louismemorialchapel.com/home.php?sid=ee2254342cf45cadf9f10d8c263b0a5f [UPDATE: May, 2007]

 

Kehilath Blue Ridge Cemetery - 1901 Blue Ridge Blvd., Independence, MO 64052, (816) 461-3330. Kehilath Israel Synagogue. 10501 Conser, Overland Park, KS 66212 (913) 642-1880 Fax 642-7332. [UPDATE: May, 2007]

 

Elmwood Cemetery (Jewish Section): 4900 Truman Rd. Kansas City, MO 64127 (913) 663-4050. Temple B'nai Jehudah, Reform): 12320 Nall Avenue, Overland Park, KS 66209, (913) 663-4050, Fax: (913) 906-9544. http://www.bnaijehudah.org. Email: info@bnaijehudah.org Source: Frank J. Adler, Historian of Greater Kansas City's Jewish community, adler@kc.rr.com. [UPDATE: May, 2007]

UPDATE: Congregation B'nai Jehudah (Reform), owner of the Jewish section of Elmwood Cemetery in Kansas City, Missouri, as well as Rose Hill Cemetery and Mausoleum, Kansas City, Missouri, has moved from Kansas City to 12320 Nall Avenue, Overland Park, Kansas 66209, (913) 663-4050. Source: Frank J. Adler, Historian of Greater Kansas City's Jewish community, adler@kc.rr.com. [December 2003]

 

Mt. Moriah South Cemetery: 10507 Holmes Rd., Kansas City, MO. 64131, (913) 498-2212. Section purchased the early part of the year 2000. Beth Torah (Reform), 6100 W. 127th St. Overland Park, KS 66209. (913) 498-2212, FAX: (913) 498-1071. http://www.beth-torah.org/ [May, 2007]. Also The New Reform Temple, contact Jack Nachman, Cemetery Chairperson, or the Temple Office (816) 523-7809.

 

Mt. Carmel Cemetery: 5529 Ditzler, Raytown, MO 64133,(816) 353-4196. Beth Shalom Congregation (Conservative). Founded 1878. http://www.uscj.org/central/kansascb. 9400 Wornall Road, Kansas City, MO 64114, Email: info@bethshalomkc.org, Administrative phone: (816) 361-2990 [December 2000]

 

Rose Hill Cemetery and Mausoleum: 6900 Troost, Kansas City, MO 64131, (816) 363-1050. Temple B'nai Jehudah (Reform): http://www.bnaijehudah.org: 12320 Nall Avenue, Overland Park, Kansas 66209, (913) 663-4050. [December 2003]

 

Sheffield Cemetery: 6200 Wilson Road, Kansas City, MO 64123, (816) 231-6101. Congregation BIAV Beth Israel Abraham & Voliner): (Modern Orthodox) 9900 Antioch, Overland Park, KS 66212 (913) 341-2444. http://www.biav.org. Merger of four Orthodox synagogues, Tiferes Israel, Beth Medrash Hagadol, Beth Abraham and the Voliner Anshei Sforad Shul. [UPDATE: May, 2007]


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phrases1@aol.com (Ellen Renck) Kansas KS Thu, 08 Jan 2009 13:01:25 +0000
LAWRENCE: Douglas County http://www.iajgsjewishcemeteryproject.org/kansas-ks/lawrence-douglas-county.html http://www.iajgsjewishcemeteryproject.org/kansas-ks/lawrence-douglas-county.html  

Jewish cemetery: Original deed indicating procurement of cemetery land by Beni Israel of the city of Lawrence, KS Feb. 23, 1869. Manuscript. 1 item. Received from Irving Levitas, Kansas City, MO, Oct. 5, 1960. Photostat. Documents file. Source: (AJA. American Jewish Archives, 3101 Clifton Ave. Cincinnati, Ohio 45220-2488. 513-221-1875 (tel); 513-221-7812 (fax). E-mail: AJA contact form)


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phrases1@aol.com (Ellen Renck) Kansas KS Thu, 08 Jan 2009 13:02:05 +0000
LEAVENWORTH: Leavenworth County http://www.iajgsjewishcemeteryproject.org/kansas-ks/leavenworth-leavenworth-county.html http://www.iajgsjewishcemeteryproject.org/kansas-ks/leavenworth-leavenworth-county.html  

Mt. Zion Cemetery: Started in 1854. Contact: Robert Aldolt, 1128 5th Ave., Leavenworth, KS 66048; home 913-682-8641; work; 913-682-7759. Records of the cemetery, 1866-1974. Histories file; source: AJA. American Jewish Archives, 3101 Clifton Ave. Cincinnati, Ohio 45220-2488. 513-221-1875 (tel); 513-221-7812 (fax). E-mail: AJA contact form)


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phrases1@aol.com (Ellen Renck) Kansas KS Thu, 08 Jan 2009 13:02:45 +0000
OVERLAND PARK: Johnson County http://www.iajgsjewishcemeteryproject.org/kansas-ks/overland-park-johnson-county.html http://www.iajgsjewishcemeteryproject.org/kansas-ks/overland-park-johnson-county.html Also see Kansas City.

UPDATE: Congregation B'nai Jehudah (Reform), owner of the Jewish section of Elmwood Cemetery in Kansas City, Missouri, as well as Rose Hill Cemetery and Mausoleum, Kansas City, Missouri, has moved from Kansas City to 12320 Nall Avenue, Overland Park, Kansas 66209, (913) 663-4050. Source: Frank J. Adler, Historian of Greater Kansas City's Jewish community, adler@kc.rr.com. [December 2003]


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