Atlantic Ocean & Caribbean The IAJGS International Jewish Cemetery Project mission is to catalogue every Jewish burial site throughout the world. Every Jewish cemetery or burial site we know of is listed here by town or city, country, and geographic region is based on current locality designation. Tue, 23 May 2017 22:36:58 +0000 Joomla! 1.5 - Open Source Content Management en-gb BONAIRE The Old Jewish Cemetery

The Old Jewish Cemetery contains eight aboveground vaults with gravestones dating from 1563, almost a century before the first Jewish settlement on Curaçao, the neighboring island. However, regular use of the cemetery did not begin until 1837. Most Aruban Jews were buried in Curaçao, their initial stop during migration." Source: Freedman, Warren. World Guide for the Jewish Traveler. NY: E.P. Dutton Inc, 1984. Extracted by Bernard Kouchel, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

]]> (David Shulman) Bonaire (Neth) Sat, 13 Nov 2010 21:54:33 +0000
BRIDGETOWN: Capital of Barbados; a port city on the southwestern coast of

JOWBR burial listings [July 2011]


  • Beth Haim Cemetery. 2007 photos.[August 2009]
  • Nidhe Israel Cemetery: Spanish-Sephardic. The cemetery in Synagogue Lane dates from 1654 to 1929 and then again from 1932 on. In 1934, a developer partly destroyed the site. A concerned Gentile, Eustace Maxwell Shilstone, arranged to have the cemetery put in perpetual trust in the deeds of the islands. Then, he copied 374 epitaphs that were later published by the Jewish Historical Society of England. All tombstones were translated into English.


Select "Barbados" link: "…the old Jewish cemetery, containing some of the oldest Jewish graves on the American continent, was restored for use." [rev September 2005]

Picture Collection; American Jewish Archives, 3101 Clifton Ave. Cincinnati, Ohio 45220-2488, phone (513) 221-1875.

"The Jewish cemetery on Barbados is believed to be the oldest Jewish graveyard in the Western Hemisphere with citations dating back to the 1660's. Graves of several famous people are there, including Samuel Hart, son of the American Moses Hart, and Mosseh Haym Nahamyas (Moses Nehemiah), who died on Barbados in 1672 and was the first Jew to live in Virginia (AJA 18)." source: "History of the Jews of the Caribbean", by Ralph G.Bennett, article [October 2003]

  • Shilstone, Eustace M. Monumental Inscriptions in the Burial Ground of the Jewish Synagogues at Bridgetown, Barbados. xxxiii, 205 p. illus., fold. plan. 22 com. LOC call # F2041.S55. The book can be ordered from Barbados Jewish Community, P.O. Box 424 Bridgetown, Barbados ($20 US). Synagogue and cemetery are both in Synagogue Lane. Source: "Pennycandy Jansen".
  • BOOK: Shilstone, Eustace M. Monumental Inscriptions in the Jewish Synagogue at Bridgetown, Barbados with Historical Notes from 1630. NY: Macmillan, 1988 (ISBN 0-333-48620-X). Paperback edition in 1988 covers 1630 to 1925. David Fox would be happy to make limited index checks. Source: David Fox.
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  • "The Camaguey Jewish cemetery, with about fifty graves, has been refurbished, cleaned and maintained over the past several years with funds made available by the government and from overseas Jewish agencies." Source: Jewish Heritage Report , 123 Clarke St., Syracuse, NY 13210.
  • There may be a second Jewish cemetery site in Camaguay according to Jews of Camaguey, Cienfuegos, Santa Clara, and Santiago, Cuba by Paul Margolis and Jewish Cuba. [October 2000]
  • ]]> (Ellen Renck) Cuba Sun, 18 Jan 2009 00:13:27 +0000
    CHARLESTOWN: Nevis International Jewish Cemetery Project - St. Kitts & Nevis Jewish Cemetery: {10877} on Nevis, one of the Leeward Islands of the West Indies. Mr. & Mrs. Robert Abrahams of Philadelphia restored the remains of the 18th century Sephardic cemetery, just behind the courthouse. Source: Freedman, Warren. World Guide for the Jewish Traveler. NY: E.P. Dutton Inc, 1984 via Bernard Kouchel

  [January 2001]

    ]]> (Ellen Renck) St. Kitts and Nevis Sun, 18 Jan 2009 00:54:35 +0000
    Charlotte Amalie Wikipedia [Aug 2015]



    ]]> (Ellen Renck) ST THOMAS: US Virgin Islands Thu, 06 Aug 2015 18:04:54 +0000
    CHRISTIANSTED: ST. CROIX Christiansted is a town on Saint Croix, one of the main islands comprising the United States Virgin Islands, an unincorporated territory of the United States. It is a former capital of the Danish West Indies and home to the Christiansted National Historic Site.


    The Jewish cemetery in the western suburb of Christiansted adjoins the Moravian Cemetery. Epitaphs date from 1779. Source: Bernard Kouchel

    Florence Abrahams and Rabbi Bernard Heller translated the epitaphs in 1957 and 1958 [SC-13471].  American Jewish Archives, 3101 Clifton Ave., Cincinnati, Ohio 45220-2488; phone (513) 221-1875. "Epitaphs in the Jewish cemetery at Christianstad, St. Croix, as deciphered by Florence Abrahams and Rabbi Bernard Heller, 1957-1958", in collection SC-13471, Jacob Rader Marcus Center of the American Jewish Archives.

    JOWBR - 11 burial listings. [July 2010]

    ]]> (Ellen Renck) VIRGIN ISLANDS (U.S.) Sun, 18 Jan 2009 01:05:19 +0000
    CIENFUEGOS: Santa Clara
    • "The Santa Clara cemetery was at one point being refurbished by a private organization, but recently I heard that funding had stopped, and building materials had been stolen from the site. Like Cuba itself, the Jewish sites are in a state of limbo." Source: Paul Margolis and Jewish Cuba. [October 2000]
    ]]> (Ellen Renck) Cuba Sun, 18 Jan 2009 00:14:25 +0000
    Curacao Willemstad and Emmastad
    ]]> (Ellen Renck) Curaçao (Neth.) Tue, 03 May 2011 11:47:40 +0000
    EMMASTADT Emmanuel, I. & S. History of the Jews of the Netherlands Antilles London: KTAV Publ. Co.
    Freedman, Warren. World Guide for the Jewish Traveler. NY: E.P. Dutton Inc, 1984. Source: Bernard Kouchel

    • Bet Hayim Cemetery: "Near Emmastadt and consecrated in 1659, the graves of prominent Curaçaoan Jewish families have 17th century Jewish sepulchral art in Portuguese, Spanish, Hebrew and other languages. Originally in open country, Shell Oil refinery surrounds the site. Its pollution has unfortunately eaten away the markings on most of the gravestones."
    • Berg Altena: newer Jewish cemetery.


    Photo courtesy Merle Kastner

    Click on picture for caption and enlargement.

    ]]> (Ellen Renck) Curaçao (Neth.) Sun, 18 Jan 2009 00:41:45 +0000
    FREEPORT, Grand Bahama Island Freeport Hebrew Congregation:
    President: Geoff Hurst, P.O. Box F-42515, Freeport, Bahamas. 
    • Grand Bahama Memorial Park: Frobisher Drive, Freeport. (5 names) Questions should be addressed to the Freeport Hebrew Congregation, Luis De Torres Synagogue, East Sunrise Highway, P.O. Box F-1761, Freeport, Bahamas. Jack Turner, the congregation president in 1998, provided a list of five Jewish burials.
    ]]> (Ellen Renck) Bahamas Sat, 17 Jan 2009 23:44:57 +0000