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LOS ANGELES: (Greater LA area)
Los Angeles area Jewish cemeteries with address, telephone number, and date of establishment. Note from LA: JGS LA and Southern California Jewish Historical Society are cooperatively indexing burials as of 1999 [?]. Also: Louis Glassband, one of the founders of Glassband & Groman, which later split into two mortuaries (now Glassband/Willen & Groman), was the only Jewish mortician in L.A. for some time. This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it (professional genealogist).
  • Agudath Achim Cemetery: 1022 S. Downey Road, 90023; (313) 653-8886; opened in 1919 (based on first burial record.) (Vorspan Congregation formed around 1903.) Owned and operated by Chevra Kadisha with approximately 2,500 burials as of 1999. JGS LA has a copy of one of the burial books from Agudath Achim, the fourth Jewish cemetery in L.A., with about 2,500 burials. Source: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . #00862 in Cemeteries of the US, by Deborah M. Burek, ed. Gale Research Int., Detroit MI (1994) ISBN 0-8103-9245-3. Source: Al Rosenfield
  • Beth David Cemetery: see Home of Peace
  • Beth Israel Cemetery: 1068 S. Downey Road, 90023 (313-653-8886). Opened in January 1907 according to Thomas Cohen's article "First Jewish Community Site." Purchased in 1906, the Vorspan & AJYB congregations formed around 1900. Owned and operated by Chevra Kadisha with approximately 4,500 burials as of January 2000. Source: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . JGS LA has access to the personal records of Louis Glassband, one of the founders of Glassband & Groman Mortuary, from which to reconstruct most of the early burials at Beth Israel, the second Jewish cemetery in LA (about 4,500 burials). See #00867 in Cemeteries of the US by Deborah M. Burek, ed. Gale Research Int., Detroit MI (1994) ISBN 0-8103-9245-3. Source: Al Rosenfield.┬áRecords housed on site.
  • Beth Olam Cemetery of Hollywood: founded about 1927. 900 N. Gower St. Los Angeles, CA 90038-3006
    (323) 469-2322. FAX (323) 962-9652 [September 2009]
  • Eastern Community Jewish Cemetery: #00876 in Cemeteries of the US by Deborah M. Burek, ed. Gale Research Int., Detroit MI (1994) ISBN 0-8103-9245-3. Source: Al Rosenfield, Columbus OH. founded in 1987. 15270 Woodcrest Dr., Whittier, CA 90604-3232. (310) 943-3170 FAX (310) 947-2032. Appointment required
    at Rose Hills, Whittier. [September 2009]
  • Eden Memorial Park. (Jewish cemetery) founded in 1954. 11500 Sepulveda Blvd., Mission Hills, CA 91345-1119. (818) 361-7161[September 2009]
  • Forest Lawn: Hollywood Hills
  • Green Hills Memorial Park: (in South LA next to Long Beach) 27501 Western Ave.; San Pedro, Calif. Temple Beth El (Reform), {10109} and Ner Tamid (Conservative) {10110} use the Jewish area (Har Shalom). The list of those interred includes the plot number for Beth El. Burials next to each other do NOT necessarily have consecutive or even related plot numbers. Dedicated after 1982. Temple Beth El is located at 7th St., San Pedro
  • Hillside Memorial Park: 6001 Centinela Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90045, (310-641-0707 or 1-800-576-1994) in western part of LA. Opened in 1946. Owned by Temple Israel of Hollywood. Open daily except Shabbat. Source This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
  • Hillside Memorial Park: # 00890 in Cemeteries of the US by Deborah M. Burek, ed. Gale Research Int., Detroit MI (1994) ISBN 0-8103-9245-3. Source: Al Rosenfield
  • Hollywood Memorial Park: see Beth Olam above
    • Home of Peace Memorial Park: 4334 Whittier Boulevard; Los Angeles, CA 90023; (213) 261-6135. Home of Peace (new) Cemetery (aka Hills of Eternity Cemetery). Opened in current location in 1902, this original Jewish cemetery was founded in 1855. Approximately 50,000 burials by 2000, the site is owned and operated by Wilshire Boulevard Temple (Congregation B'nai B'rith). Home of Peace is the successor to the first Jewish cemetery in Los Angeles originally founded as the cemetery of the Hebrew Benevolent Society in 1855 in Chavez Ravine, it was moved to its current location in 1902. The remains of the 360 Jews buried in the old cemetery were moved between 1902 and 1910. The principals who started the Hebrew Benevolent Society Burial Ground were the same people who started Congregation B'nai B'rith that took over the cemetery in 1902. About 1870, Jewish women maintained the Hebrew Benevolent Society Burial Ground and called themselves the Home of Peace Society. at AJA . American Jewish Archives, 3101 Clifton Ave. Cincinnati, Ohio 45220-2488. 513-221-1875 (tel); 513-221-7812 (fax). E-mail: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it :
    • A series of maps show the 1858 size through its final disposition in 1943 is available in the Misc. File "Home of Peace Cemetery Notes regarding the cemetery and note of an interview with Mrs. Charles (Reva) Clar, Los Angeles, CA by Dr. Norton B. Stern. 1967. Box No. 2802"
    • #00894 in Cemeteries of the US by Deborah M. Burek, ed. Gale Research Int., Detroit MI (1994) ISBN 0-8103-9245-3. Source: Al Rosenfield, Columbus OH
    • Source for schematic map of the Beth David Cemetery which was formerly owned by a Sephardic congregation (Anshe Nusach David?) that sold it to Groman and Groman, who in turn sold it to Home of Peace about 1961. Source: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
  • Mount Carmel Cemetery: 6506 E. Gage Avenue; City of Commerce, CA 90040. (213-653-8886) Opened in 1931 and owned by Chevra Kadisha, Chevra Chesed Shel Emeth (Jewish Free Burial Society) started the cemetery that has about 7,000 - 10,000 burials in 2000. JGS LA has burial registers of Mr. Carmel, formerly owned by Glassband & Gorman.
  • tombstone images online. A fee charged. [April 2010]
  • Mount Olive Cemetery: 7231 E. Slauson Avenue; Los Angeles, CA 90040; (323-653-8886 or 1-800-600-0076). Opened in 1948 or 1953, now (1999) has approximately 2,500 burials according to Mort Silverman. Started by Groman & Chevra Chesed Shel Emeth. Source: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .
  • tombstone images online. A fee charged. [April 2010]
  • Mount Sinai Memorial Park: 5950 Forest Lawn Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90068. (313-469-6000 and 800-600-0076) Owned by Sinai Temple, one of Los Angeles' largest Jewish cemeteries is located adjacent to Forest Lawn Cemetery in Hollywood Hills. Mount Sinai Cemetery: #00909 in Cemeteries of the US by Deborah M. Burek, ed. Gale Research Int., Detroit MI (1994) ISBN 0-8103-9245-3. Source: Al Rosenfield
  • Mt. Sinai Memorial Park: Simi (800) 220-6776 and (805) 578-5847; opened in 1997; Simi Valley, CA Mount Sinai Memorial Park's new site to serve the Jewish community of Southern California plans a feature that will include the names of Jewish cemeteries worldwide -- as many as possible. The names of the cemeteries will be displayed on a plaque. They would like to collect a handful of earth from each cemetery, to be mixed in the earth of Mount Sinai as a fitting symbol of the links between Jews both living and past. Source: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .
  • Mount Zion Cemetery: {10494} 1030 S. Downey Road; Los Angeles, CA 90068; (213) 852-1234 Opened in August, 1916, based on burial dates in books. Approximately 6,700 burials. First appears in city directories in 1918. Founded by Chevra Chesed Shel Emeth, founded February 7, 1909 for the purpose of providing "proper burial for orthodox Jews." (Thomas Cohen article and AJYB) Officers in 1920 were Charles Groman, president, and Louis Glassband, secretary. (AJYB 1920) Source: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .
    • JGS LA has access to the personal records Louis Glassband, one of the founders of Glassband & Groman, from which to reconstruct most of the early burials.
    • "At Overgrown Cemetery, Some Jews Find Ancestors, Others Themselves" by David Margolick, New York Times, February 26, 1995, p. 18. [November 2003]

    "Jewish dead lie forgotten in East L.A. graves." Los Angeles Times. March 28, 2013. Story and photos. Cemetery is locked with a caretaker but vandalism has occurred. [April 2013]


  • Shalom Memorial Park: 13107 N. Lopez Canyon Road; San Fernando, CA 91342. (818-899-5216) Opened in 1951
  • Young Israel Cemetery: see NORWALK. founded in 1938. 13622 Curtis at King Rd., Norwalk, CA 90650. (213) 653-8886 [September 2009]
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