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Fir Street Cemetery

Stuart Deicher

Executive Director, Park Synagogue

216.371.2244

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Organization Information

The Liberty Aid and Hungarian Aid societies founded Fir Street Cemetery, the second-oldest Jewish cemetery in Cleveland and has three sections:

Burials no longer take place at Fir Street Cemetery. The deceased include Polish immigrant Harry "Czar" Bernstein, an East side political boss who owned saloons and theaters; Russian immigrant Rabbi Gershon Ravinson of E. 4oth Street who was of the 10th generation of rabbis in his family, as well as R.H. Myers.

In 2007, Judge Ray Pianka, Cleveland Municipal Housing Court Judge who lives in the neighborhood, led a neighborhood block club to renovate the cemetery that was completed in 2009.

Donors for the project included the Cleveland Foundation and Beachwood resident Robert Klein, owner of Safeguard Properties. "This project honored the memories of the people buried in the cemetery, said Klein". "So many people of different faiths and nationalities came together to make something very special happen."


Contact Info:

Stuart Deicher

Executive Director, Park Synagogue

216.371.2244

Address:
6015 Fir Street
Cleveland, OH 44102
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Email Address:
sdeicher@parksyn.org
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Location(s)

  1. Location Name:
    Fir Street Cemetery
    Address:
    6015 Fir Street
    Cleveland
    OH
    44102
    View in Google Maps
    Contact:
    Stuart Deicher
    Executive Director
    Phone Number
    216.371.2244
    sdeicher@parksyn.org

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