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Oakview Cemetery

Oakview Cemetery welcomes thousands of visitors every year from near and far.  Most visit loved ones, while many come to experience the historic and peaceful nature of the cemetery.  

Founded in 1911, Oakview Cemetery features a captivating landscape in a park-like setting on 94 acres.  Oakview Cemetery has several gardens of beautiful trees, flowers, ponds, wildlife and walking areas connected by miles of winding roads.   

B’nai Moshe began its relationship with Oakview in 1918 when we purchased 600 plots.  Today B'nai Moshe has hundreds of plots available for purchase to both members and non-members of the synagogue.  

The cemetery is in the heart of Royal Oak, on Main Street, just south of 12 Mile Road, on the east side of Rochester Road.  A rich history and strong reputation as one of Metro-Detroit's most-visited cemeteries ensures Oakview will be here for centuries to come.

At more than a century-old, Oakview holds much of the history of Royal Oak and surrounding area within its borders.  At the front entrance is a plaque marking where the oak tree, which is the City of Royal Oak’s namesake, once stood.  The Royal Oak tree is also the namesake of the cemetery itself.  The cemetery’s founders later planted a tree and that is the one which still stands at the front entrance today.  

To inquire about purchasing cemetery plots, please call the B'nai Moshe office at 248-788-0600.

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This Holocaust Memorial was dedicated by B'nai Moshe in 1972. It is a nine foot tall bronze monument.

The plaque here reads:

"Within this monument are enshrined the names of our loved ones who perished in the holocaust."

The monument depicts a family rising from the debris and ashes of concentration camps, surrounded by menorahlike arms that extend upward to signify hope for the future. The sculpture is mounted on a granite block on which are inscribed the names of relatives of B'nai Moshe members who perished in the Holocaust.

 

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