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Chambersburg in Franklin County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Israel Benevolent Society Cemetery

 
 
Israel Benevolent Society Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, May 18, 2008
1. Israel Benevolent Society Cemetery Marker
Inscription. Consecrated in 1844, this cemetery provided a place for Jews to be properly buried under the requirement of Judaic law. Founded by Chevrah Kaddishah (Holy Burial Society), it is the first Jewish cemetery west of Philadelphia formed during a period of great westward migration in the mid-19th century. Jewish residents of the area are buried here, as is Isaac Burgauer, the only southern Jewish casualty of the Battle of Gettysburg interred in a northern Jewish cemetery.
 
Erected 2002 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Location. 39° 56.014′ N, 77° 39.356′ W. Marker is in Chambersburg, Pennsylvania, in Franklin County. Marker is on E. Washington Street, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 361 E. Washington Street, Chambersburg PA 17201, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Masonic Temple (approx. mile away); Franklin County World War I Memorial (approx. mile away); Suesserott House (approx. 0.3 miles away); Burning of Chambersburg (approx. 0.4 miles away); Franklin County (approx.
Chevra Kaddishah image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, May 18, 2008
2. Chevra Kaddishah
The Israelite Burial Society Cemetery
"Old Jewish Cemetery"
Consecrated 1844 Restored 2000
The preservation of these sacred grounds is made possible through:
The Isaac Stine Trust
The generous gift of Jule Himelfarb
0.4 miles away); Morrow Tavern (approx. 0.4 miles away); John Brown (approx. 0.4 miles away); Chambersburg Founded A.D. 1764 (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Chambersburg.
 
Also see . . .
1. Old Jewish Cemetery, Chambersburg, PA - Wikipedia. (Submitted on June 2, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
2. Isaac Burgauer - Confederate Soldier. (Submitted on May 12, 2010, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
3. Israel Benevolent Society Cemetery - Behind the Marker. ExplorePAHistory.com (Submitted on July 19, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.) 
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial SitesChurches, Etc.Fraternal or Sororal OrganizationsNotable PersonsNotable PlacesWar, US Civil
 
Grave Stones in Old Jewish Cemetery. image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, May 18, 2008
3. Grave Stones in Old Jewish Cemetery.
Many are overgrown and unreadable.
Marker and cemetery entrance. image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, May 18, 2008
4. Marker and cemetery entrance.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 2, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,134 times since then and 25 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on June 2, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.
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