In 1867 the Hebrew Benevolent Society purchased 11 acres in what was then, an outlying area far from center city.
Thirteen Civil War veterans are buried in the Hebrew Cemetery, a short distance from Brightwalk. Among those most noted Corporal Louis Leon, author of a famed Civil War diary and noted author Harry Golden, one of the American Jewish community’s most beloved commentators on life from the 1940s through the 70s.
During the past few years, the Hebrew Cemetery Association has spent three quarters of a million dollars on a massive redesign project. An interesting piece of history, right down the road.