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Congregation Brothers of Israel

L'dor Vador - From Generation to Generation since 1883 לדור ודור

Almost from its inception in 1883, Congregation Brothers of Israel sponsored a Burial Society whose charter was written in Yiddish. In 1885, land was acquired on Vroom and Liberty Streets in Trenton for use as a congregational cemetery. In 1913, additional space was needed. Because no adjoining land was available, a tract along Cedar Lane was purchased.

Cemetery records are maintained in the synagogue office.

In December 2013, CBOI donated burial information for over 1200 burials to the JewishGen Online Worldwide Burial Registry. CBOI was the first Trenton-area synagogue to make records available through this valuable online resource. The records are searchable for free at:

Cemetery Database

Liberty Street Cemetery
901 Liberty Street (at Vroom Street)
Trenton, NJ 08611

To visit Liberty Street Cemetery is to take a walk through the Jewish history of Trenton. In 1885 a burial ground on Liberty and Vroom Streets adjoining the Har Sinai Cemetery was laid out. In 1907 it was enlarged. The grounds are fully enclosed with a wrought iron fence with brick/stone pediments.  Many of the stones date back more than a century, some containing long Yiddish inscriptions.  It is common to find markers for babies and young children because of the infant mortality rate and contagious illnesses of the early 20th century. The name of our congregation is on the gate facing Vroom Street. There are paved walkways, but no roads for vehicles. 

Directions:  Route I-95 North. Merge onto US-1 North (Exit 46A). Cross Delaware River at Trenton (toll). Market Street/Route 33 East (towards train station). Right on South Olden Avenue (CR 622). Right on Liberty Street to Vroom Street.

Cedar Lane Cemetery
1100 Cedar Lane
Hamilton, NJ 08610

When the plots at Liberty Street Cemetery were fully subscribed in 1913, an additional cemetery was established at Cedar Lane and Clover Avenue in Hamilton Township. While Cedar Lane's burials do not go back quite as far those at Liberty  Street, there are many graves dated back to World War 2 and earlier. Unlike Liberty Street, there are paved roads for access by car. There is also a family (multi-lot) section and a section where interfaith families may be buried together.

 

Directions: Route I-95 North. Merge onto US-1 North (Exit 46A). Cross Delaware River at Trenton (toll). Market Street/Route 33 East (towards train station). Right on South Olden Avenue (CR 622). Right on Cedar Avenue to intersection with Clover Avenue.

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