There will be an Aitz Chaim board meeting this Sunday, June 2, at 2:00 P.M. at the Washington building, 1015 1st avenue North. Any congregation member is welcome to attend.
In 1916, the newly-formed Great Falls Hebrew Association purchased a plot of land South of Great Falls on Eaton Road from the Butte Land and Investment Co. for use as a cemetery. Today, about a dozen graves are on-site, with the most recent burial there this past Spring. A prairie cemetery for a prairie town, this property is rugged and surrounded by natural grasses.
Unfortunately, a 1980s era fence our congregation erected at the cemetery is now falling down, many of the gravestones are crumbling and the entrance to the cemetery is inaccessible, especially in inclement weather.
Can you join us for a “Needs Assessment” visit at the cemetery on Saturday afternoon, September 15? For those of you that have never been there, we plan on meeting at the parking lot at 1015 1st Ave North just after noon and caravanning up to the cemetery. Please bring your own lunch.
A map to the cemetery follows, courtesy of Google. If you cannot access this map, please click on “View Larger Map”.
Yesterday I had the opportunity to take some photos at the historic Jewish Cemetery near Eaton Road.
This Summer, I propose that our congregation have a work party day there. Between road access, the fence, crumbling monuments, etc., we could make a very positive impact in this cemetery, which our congregation has managed since the early 1910s.