Thank you to all the hard-working volunteers who gave their time and energy beginning on Sunday March 10th, 2019, to build the much-needed handicap-accessible walkways in the Albany Hebrew Cemetery, the historic Jewish section of Waverly Cemetery in Albany, Oregon.
We were blessed with the expertise of a knowledgeable trail builder, and the help of Beit Am’s Beit Midrash, other Beit Am members, and also members of Temple Beth Sholom in Salem. After 3 separate work days and 30 volunteers, the paths are completed.
What’s next? We have a local artist working on a better version of the map of Jewish Pioneer Burial Plot locations for the kiosk. We are looking into installing a couple of benches near the new paths. And, with enough donations, we will also get a new sign for the cemetery (the old one from the 1980’s was vandalized many years ago). The new sign will read “Albany Hebrew Cemetery,” reverting back to this old section of the cemetery’s orginial name.