The Temple Israel Foundation acquired the title to the Hebrew Cemetery in 1993, ending a long period of institutional neglect. Since 1996, the Denver chapter of B’nai B’rith has led volunteer efforts each June to restore the site, maintain the grounds, and replace markers. The cemetery has been reconsecrated. Modern burials resumed in the newly platted Block E in 2001.
The Hebrew Cemetery is located at the southwest corner of the larger Evergreen Cemetery. After going through the main entrance of the Evergreen Cemetery at the north end of James Street, make an immediate left turn and follow the dirt road along the fence line on the left until you reach the Hebrew Cemetery’s white fence and black arch (about .2 miles).
The original 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 20’x20’ lots contain eight graves, each five feet by 10 feet. In 2001, a new Block E was platted along the east fence for modern burials. The new block was fully excavated and refilled to assure that no unmarked graves were in the area. Refer to the New Burials Page for information about the availability of plots.