HIGH HOLIDAY 5782 APPEAL
Hebrew Benevolent Society Cemetery #3
1909 - 1922
A Cemetery Within Our Cemetery
Remember these lost souls with a gift of $180 or more in memory of your loved one.
Your gift will be used to relocate the current marker to the north side of the burial area.
Donors names and dedication will be engraved on a marker and placed next to the relocated markers.
In the far Southeast corner of the CBJ Cemetery there are 16 burials marked by a single headstone listing the names and date of death of those interred. The earliest burial is 1910 and the latest 1922.
Immigration and census records show most of those buried there arrived alone, during the "Galveston Movement" period; they arrived alone, lived solitary lives in rooming houses and held menial jobs. They were impoverished at the time of their passing. The Jewish community provided their final resting place in unmarked graves.
Rabbi A. Stanley Dreyfus, PhD of Temple B'nai Israel (1956-65) researched the deceased and commissioned the headstone. More of the history of these migrants is contained in a paper authored by Rabbi Dreyfus and housed in the archives of B'nai Israel.