Temple Israel Cemetery
6412 North 42 Street
9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Sunday - Friday
Max Meyer, Emmanuel Simon and Meyer Hellman recognized the need for a sanctified Jewish burial ground. They formed the B’nai Israel Society in March 1871, for the purpose of aiding the sick and burying the dead. In August 1871, they bought five acres for a cemetery at 42nd and Redick. The B’nai Israel Society deeded the cemetery property to the Congregation of Israel which later became Temple Israel.
Today the Temple Israel congregation owns and maintains its own cemetery along with B’nai Jacob and B’nai Shalom Cemeteries. The cemetery is a lovely, park-like setting which provides a contemplative atmosphere for remembering our beloved departed family members and friends.
Cemetery Plots are available for Temple Israel members and non-members. Please contact Executive Director Dennis DePorte, 402-556-6536.
Schrager Memorial Chapel
The Schrager Memorial Chapel at the Temple Israel Cemetery, provides families an option for funerals and memorial services in addition to the main sanctuary and the Chapel at Temple Israel. A memorial service between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur and services for the burial of sacred objects are conducted in the Schrager Memorial Chapel at the cemetery. Temple Israel is grateful to Terri and the late Phil Schrager for generously donating funds from their charitable foundation to build the chapel.
John A Gentleman Funeral Home 402-391-1664
Jewish Funeral Home 402-556-9392
Heafey Hoffmann Dworak Cutler Mortuaries & Crematory 402-391-3900
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Have you heard of RestingSpot?
After Temple Israel member Brett Atlas spent 45 minutes driving around a Chicago cemetery in search of his grandfather’s grave, he sent the following text: “There should be an app for this.” According to newspaper reports, within moments after Atlas hit send, Scott Kroeger, Brett’s business partner, responded and upon Atlas’s return to Omaha, the pair co-founded RestingSpot, a service that seeks to identify and guide users to the precise GPS location for memorial sites in cemeteries around the world.
“The subject of death is a difficult part of the human experience,” Atlas said in an interview. “But, ultimately, we believe the memory of a person’s life should be honored and celebrated. Once marked via the mobile app, the grave sites are linked to RestingSpot.com for users to share memories, pay respects, and post photos of loved ones. In addition, future generations will be able to locate any grave in the cemetery quickly as well as share a profile page for loved ones buried there." You can follow Resting Spot on Twitter or Facebook.
Thank you to the many volunteers who helped us mark the precise GPS location for memorial sites at our cemetery.