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This section will devote a page or more to each of Cleveland's oldest Jewish cemeteries.

For lists of Jewish cemeteries see the Cemeteries section of Federation's website Access Jewish Cleveland


1840   Willet Street Cemetery 1,500+ burials  
(sometimes "Willett")

Cleveland's first Jewish cemetery consists of one acre on the near west side of Cleveland bought in 1840 by The Israelitic Society (later Anshe Chesed), and an adjacent half-acre bought by Tifereth Israel in 1854. The address today is 2254 Fulton Road. view map  Since 1890 owned by United Jewish Cemeteries.  Learn more

1865  Fir Street Cemetery  850 burials

Cleveland's second oldest Jewish cemetery. Located on Cleveland's west side, at Fir Avenue and West 65th Street, it has three sections:
   ● east (near West 58th) Heights Jewish Center
   ● center Hungarian Aid Society
   ● west (near West 61st)  Anshe Emeth (Park Synagogue)
Learn more

1875  Glenville Cemetery

Cleveland's third oldest Jewish cemetery. Owned by B'nai Jeshurun Congregation (Conservative). Located in Glenville, then a village, which became part of Cleveland in 1905. Its two acres cost $1,250. Address: 13009 Shaw Avenue, Cleveland, OH.

1887  Mayfield Cemetery  10,500 burials

At 2749 Mayfield Road, then in East Cleveland Township. (Cleveland Heights had not yet been formed.) Bought by Reform congregation Tifereth Israel in 1887. Now part of United Jewish Cemeteries. Learn more..

1890  United Jewish Cemeteries

The two two oldest congregations, Anshe Chesed and Tifereth Israel, combine their three cemeteries to form United Jewish Cemeteries, which continues to operate today. Learn more.


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