Mount Carmel Cemetery

About Us

In 1886, Samuel and Rachel Polowsky bought property in Lincoln’s Belmont section, which they sold to the Chevra B’nai Jehuda Cemetery Assocation. This burial ground, which became known as the Mount Carmel Cemetery serves Lincoln’s Orthodox and Conservation Jews.

The cemetery is located near North 14th and Elba Streets in Lincoln, Nebraska. Please use the map below for directions.


We have put together a PDF document for the history and background informaton of Mt. Carmel Cemetery.

Much of the information comes from an article by David Mayer Gradwohl and Hanna Rosenberg Gradwohl published in Persistence and Flexibility: Anthropological Perspectives on the American Jewish Experience by Walter P. Zenner, February 1, 2012, SUNY Press.

History of Mt. Carmel Cemetery


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Gary Hill


The Mt. Carmel Cemetery website was funded, in part, by the Staenberg Family Foundation Anything Grant
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