...established in 1879, our journey from past to present, and into the future.
Ten years later, in 1917, Reno’s first official Jewish congregation was formed, bringing with it the formation of a Chevera Kaddisha committee which oversaw burial for almost half a century.
The Hebrew Cemetery Inc. now owns and manages all of the cemetery operations. Its volunteer Board sets fees and provides for maintenance, as well as protecting the customs of the community with the support of the founding congregations. The Cemetery continues to honor our history of serving all Jewish families in the area, not just members of the local temples and synagogues. The Jewish community also maintains a Chevera Kaddisha which provides for ritual washing and dressing of the deceased.