Stockton in San Joaquin County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
Temple Israel Cemetery
Erected 1961 by The California State Park Commission in cooperation with the Temple Israel and the Union of American Hebrew Congregation, December 10, 1961. (Marker Number 765.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial Sites • Landmarks • Notable Places • Settlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the California Historical Landmarks series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1851.
Location. 37° 57.892′ N, 121° 16.732′ W. Marker is in Stockton, California, in San Joaquin County. Marker is on East Acacia Street, on the left when traveling west. Marker is located at the entrance to the cemetery on East Acacia Street between North Pilgrim Street and North Union Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Stockton CA 95202, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of Stockton Developmental Center (approx. 0.4 miles away); Magnolia Historic District (approx. 0.6 miles away); John Brown (approx. 0.6 miles away); Medico-Dental Building (approx. ¾ mile away); Stockton Vietnam War Memorial (approx. 0.8 miles away); Saint John’s Episcopal Church and Guild Hall (approx. 0.9 miles away); Remember Pearl Harbor (approx. 0.9 miles away); Stockton City Hall (approx. 0.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Stockton.
Regarding Temple Israel Cemetery. This site was designated as California Registered Historical Landmark No.765 on August 10, 1961.
Also see . . . Oldest Jewish Cemetery. On October 4, 1851, Solomon Friedlander, a young merchant and a native of Prussia, passed away. The members of "Rhyim Ahoovim" met together to acquire a cemetery so that their departed brother could be interred in hallowed ground. A committee was appointed to call on Captain Charles M. Weber, the founder of Stockton. He generously gave the society an entire block to use for a Jewish cemetery. Here, Friedlander was interred, his burial marking the dedication of the place to be used by the Jewish people of Stockton for a sacred burial ground, from that time to the present. (Submitted on February 8, 2009, by Syd Whittle of Mesa, Arizona.)
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on February 8, 2009, by Syd Whittle of Mesa, Arizona. This page has been viewed 1,647 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on February 8, 2009, by Syd Whittle of Mesa, Arizona.