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  • Collection: Jewish Life in Champaign-Urbana

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The Jewish sections at Mount Hope Cemetery are legally owned by Sinai Temple and managed by a committee appointed by the their Board of Trustees, with the land held in stewardship for the entire Jewish community. 

Newspaper announcement concerning the movement of a Jewish cemetery north of Urbana to Mount Hope.

Mount Hope Cemetery, Champaign, was established in 1856.

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Hattie Kahn, the infant daughter of Nathan and Hanna Kahn, who died on August 1, 1870 is the oldest known Jewish burial in Champaign County.

Addie Cohen being honored by the Sinai Congregation in 1938 with her two sons Julius, right, and Sol, standing, left; her grandson Nat Cohen, sitting, left; and Dr. A.L. Sacha.

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Plaque honoring the Sisterhood’s service located in Sinai Temple, Champaign.

The Eichberg Opera House, located on the third floor, was the site of plays, minstrel shows, comedy troupes, and orators.

Max Eichberg's New York Store: Dry Goods & Carpets and Opera Hall in Champaign, IL.

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Illinois Central Railroad engine stopped in Champaign, IL.
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