After obtaining ownership of the Hebrew Cemetery by the Temple Israel Foundation in 1993, The first and greatest task was to bring the cemetery back into good shape after nearly seven decades of neglect! The first several years were dedicated to clearing massive overgrowth, reestablishing a perimeter fence, and start the identification of graves and replacement of markers as necessary.
This massive undertaking could not happen in great force without the help of B'nai B'rith Denver dedicating their time and effort to initially cleaning up the cemetery, then providing regular maintenance every year at the end of June during a special event dedicated to cleaning up the cemetery after every winter.
The usual schedule (pending any changes in a particular year) involves having a Shabbat service at Temple Israel on Saturday morning followed by an oneg. That evening, a meal is served at St. George Episcopal Church across the street. On Sunday morning, the group has breakfast then does the needed cleanup at the cemetery followed by a short memorial service and lunch. B'nai B'rith has additional activities specific to their organization on the Friday before.
2017: 21st Annual Cemetery Cleanup
June 24-25, 2017
Read more about the 2017 cleanup and their schedule of activities on the B'nai B'rith webpage.
(Some of the activites
only relate to B'nai B'rith)
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