We are happy to announce that a new map will be posted in the cemetery kiosk this year, thanks to the many volunteer hours of a talented children’s book author, Ellen Beier. Here is a glimpse before she finishes with the key code which will include the location of pioneer family plots in the Albany Hebrew Cemetery. We hope that visitors will find this map useful, and use it in conjunction with this website to find out more about pioneer Jewish families from this area.
Ellen Beier volunteered her talent in conjunction with the 2017 grant from the Oregon Commission on Historic Cemeteries and the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department.
Other plans for this year are to continue adding content to this website, and to conduct a history tour of some of the family plots this spring. Additionally, we plan to put in more paths for better access, and to provide a couple of benches for our visitors through a generous donation and through volunteer efforts from the community. We also plan to have our annual summer cleaning event again this year, so stay tuned for that.
Please be patient as we are continuing to update the website. Eventually we are hoping to include family information of our more recently buried friends and loved ones as well.
DO YOU LIKE WHAT YOU SEE? Please donate to our ALL VOLUNTEER efforts to keep this cemetery looking its best. Our one ongoing expense, landscape maintenance, is funded through donations to Beit Am’s Chevra Kaddisha fund in Corvallis, and Temple Beth Sholom in Salem, and the Willamette Valley Jewish Community Burial Society – a Salem and Corvallis based organization. We appreciate your donations!