Burial Ground of Congregation Ahavath Achim
This section of Oakland Cemetery was established in 1892 to be the burial ground for Congregation Ahavath Achim, which was chartered in 1887 (the very first congregation was founded in 1862 but it did not last long). Congregation Ahavath Achim was composed of mainly Jews of eastern European descent. There is also a small section of burials of Russian Jews from an organization called the Kadish Lodge, whose purpose was to take care of the sick. Many prominent Jewish figures are buried here, some of which have elaborate tombstones with writing in English and Hebrew.
Backstory and Context
"Burial Ground of Congregation Ahavath Achim." The Historical Marker Database. Accessed October 5, 2017. https://www.hmdb.org/marker.asp?marker=53310.
Photos: David Seibert, via The Historical Marker Database