Congregation Brothers of Israel Cemetery #1
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Congregation Brothers of Israel Cemetery #1

Also known as Har Sinai Cemetery , Mount Sinai Cemetery

Trenton, Mercer County , New Jersey, USA


Right next to Har Sinai (Mount Sinai).


The second oldest religious body in the life of Trenton Jewry is the Congregation of the Brothers of Israel. This organization, which was founded by Jews of Polish and Russian extraction, was incorporated in 1883, but it seems that the group was not fully established until three years later. In August 1887 the Union Street M.E. Church was purchased and converted into a synagogue. On September 11, 1887, the remodelled edifice was dedicated. In 1900 the building was demolished and a new one was erected upon the site.

In 1885 the congregation established a place of burial on Vroom Street, adjoining Har Sinai Cemetery. In 1907 the place was enlarged by the purchase of an additional lot, and in 1913 an auxiliary cemetery was established near Cedar Lane, Hamilton Township."

-- From "A History of Trenton: 1679-1929," by Harry J. Podmore, 1929.



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  • Added: 2 Sep 2009
  • Find a Grave Cemetery ID: 2321405