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A Tour of the Jewish Cemeteries of Raleigh with Barbara Freedman and David Zendels
Sunday, September 22, 2019, 1:00 PM until 4:00 PM
Mordecai Historic Park
1 Mimosa Street
Raleigh, NC 27609
Registration cancellations will be accepted
Barbara Freedman and David Zendels will lead us on a tour of Raleigh’s two Jewish cemeteries in the Oakwood neighborhood, starting at Mordecai Historic Park, with a drive through the downtown area where Jewish businesses were centered 1920-1970.
It's likely we will meet at Mordecai Historic Park. Group transportation will be arranged to Oakwood. There is good parking at Mordecai, and plenty of street parking at the cemeteries. Raleigh Hebrew Cemetery is accessible without steps. Historic Oakwood’s entrance for the Hebrew section has steps, but one or two people could drive up to the Hebrew section, if necessary,
Rain date: October 6
David Zendels was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York. He is a first generation American. David and his family have lived in Raleigh for the past 45 years. He has been active in the Jewish community, serving as chair of Jewish Federated Charities, Israel Bonds, president of Beth Meyer Synagogue and board member of the Raleigh Hebrew Cemetery since 2003. David became interested in family genealogy in 1992 when Lee Iacocca started The Statue of Liberty-Ellis Island Foundation. He started by contacting his 15 first cousins to gather family information and now has over 1000 names on his family tree. David has served as TJGS Treasurer since 2013.
Barbara Freedman has served on the Board of the Raleigh Hebrew Cemetery Association since 2010, and has been an active volunteer since 2012, serving as one of four operations representatives (as a volunteer). She became treasurer of the RHC Board in 2015.
Barbara has served as treasurer and president of Temple Beth Or, and helped write the congregation’s history for its 100th anniversary in 2012. Barbara served for six years on the City of Raleigh’s Historic Resources & Museum Advisory Board; for two years she was chair. She is currently a Board member of the Friends of the City of Raleigh Museum.