The Temple Israel Foundation acquired the title to the Hebrew Cemetery in 1993, ending a long period of neglect. Since 1996, the Denver chapter of B’nai B’rith has led volunteer efforts each June to restore, maintain the grounds, and replace markers. The cemetery has been consecrated, a new section opened, and burials resumed again in 2001.
The Hebrew Cemetery is located at the southwest corner of the much larger Evergreen Cemetery. After passing through the main entrance of the Evergreen Cemetery at the north end of James Street, turn left immediately and follow the dirt road beyond the other sections to the white fence and black arch of the Hebrew Cemetery.
The original area of the cemetery was arranged as rectangular Blocks A through D. The blocks were laid out in double rows and further subdivided into lots and graves. The lots are 20 feet square containing 8 graves, each 5 feet by 10 feet. In 2001, a new Block E along the east fence was platted for modern burials. The entire new block was excavated and refilled to be certain that no unmarked graves were hidden in the area. Refer to the New Burials Page for information about the availability of plots.