*CONGREGATION B'NAI ISRAEL, CEMETERY - Colbert County, Alabama | CEMETERY *CONGREGATION B'NAI ISRAEL - Alabama Gravestone Photos

Cemetery *CONGREGATION B'NAI ISRAEL

Congregation B'Nai Israel Cemetery
Colbert County,
Alabama

This information is posted on the FAG site under this cemetery:

Cemetery notes and/or description:

Within the grounds of Oakwood Cemetery.

As early as 1884, Florence Jews began to pray together, holding lay-led Rosh Hashanah services in the local Masonic Temple. Five years later, the Sheffield Land, Iron, and Coal Company, owned by the Moses brothers, deeded land to the town for a cemetery, including three acres that were specifically set aside for use as a Jewish burial ground.

http://www.isjl.org/history/archive/al/florence_sheffield.html

The Jewish Section of Oakwood is on the elevated portion of the cemetery along the outer edge of the uppermost driving circle. A white steel sign shows the cemetery location.

Congregation B'nai Israel of the Tri-Cites was incorporated in 1906. The original Temple building today is a Church on Atlanta Ave. The new Temple is in Florence, AL.


Please contact me if you have information or questions about the cemetery or the people interred here.

HAWIII
ovmech@gmail.com

Contributed on 7/16/15 by tombstonechavers
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Submitted: 7/16/15 • Approved: 7/16/15 • Last Updated: 7/16/15 • R2238-G0

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