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general Wake County information. [September 2005]

1919 Jewish population was 120. Source: "Directory of Jewish Local Organizations in the United States" 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 Committee and submitted by Alan Hirschfeld.

4 Synagogues in Wake County:

  • Beth Meyer in North Raleigh is Conservative. Founded in Raleigh, North Carolina in 1875.  [September 2005]
  • Beth Shalom, located in Cary, is Reform. 5713 Yates Mill Pond Road, Raleigh, which is south of Tryon Road  [September 2005]
  • Sha'arei Israel/Lubavitch, located in North Raleigh, is Orthodox.  [September 2005]
  • Temple Beth Or, located in Northwest Raleigh is Reform. [September 2005]

Oakwood Cemetery: 701 Oakwood Avenue, Raleigh NC 27601.

"The Raleigh Hebrew Cemetery is located in downtown Raleigh. We do not have a Jewish Funeral Home here, but have worked well with Brown-Wynne Funeral Home in preparing for Jewish funerals. The Hevra Kadisha of Raleigh (Jewish Burial Society) engages in the sacred task of preparing the deceased for proper burial according to Jewish tradition. Members of the Hevra Kadisha are congregants from Temple Beth Or, Beth Meyer and Sha'arei Israel/Lubavitch Synagogues." Source: [August 2018]

Raleigh Hebrew Cemetery:

This Raleigh Hebrew Cemetery Association cemetery in located adjacent to Oakwood Cemetery in Raleigh. As Raleigh's only Jewish cemetery, the site has approximately 2,000 grave sites and 820 burials as of August 2018. Source: David Zendels, 7805 Harps Mill Road, Raleigh, NC 27615.

450 North State Street

  • Documents exist in AJA. American Jewish Archives, 3101 Clifton Ave. Cincinnati, Ohio 45220-2488. 513-221-1875 (tel); 513-221-7812 (fax).

    The title of the corporation of the Hebrew Cemetery Company of Wake County, NC, Raleigh, NC Jul. 11, 1870; deed of land bought by the Hebrew Cemetery Company in Oakwood Cemetery, Raleigh, NC, April 28, 1871 certification of that deed, Dec. 23, 188[6]
    June 3, 1958 letter from Mattie D. Israel to Jerome Rosenthal, concerning the Hebrew Cemetery Company. New York, NY. Documents file and Rare Documents file.  information about Oakwood Cemetery and George Washington Mordecai. "For $218.75 they obtained a 35 by 125 foot plot to bury their dead." [September 2005]


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