Oak Hill Cemetery

In 1857, our congregation started the cemetery at Union and Hall Street.  It contains many prominent Jewish citizens from Grand Rapids history.  For instance, Julius Houseman, was the mayor of Grand Rapids in 1872 and Michigan representative to the U.S. Congress from 1883-1885.

The Jewish tradition of laying stones on monuments has its roots in ancient times when grave monuments were mounds of stones. Visitors to the grave would add stones to represent that the monument to the dead was never complete.


647 Hall St SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49507

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For more information, contact Mort Finkelstein, Cemetery Committee Chair, by calling the Temple’s front office.