As the congregation grew and more space was needed for burials, more space had to be purchased at various distances from the original synagogue. All three burial grounds are kept in fine condition, with grass mowed regularly. All are walled, fenced, and under lock and key. You can only gain access by having the rabbi let you in.
|Rabbi Gabbai unlocking gate to Mikveh Israel Cemetery|
|Sgt. Levy's unmarked grave (large flat stone in ground)|
|Sam Ricks posting Confederate flag|
Further Reading and Reference:
Read more about Sergeant Julian Levy here.
Grave of Sgt. Julian Levy, CSA (Mikveh Israel Cemetery, Philadelphia)