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JOWBR burial listings [July 2011]

San Diego Cemeteries supplied by San Diego JGS. Information submitted by Heidi Farkash, Hill Kaplan and Roberta Berman, SDJGS, 255 So. Rios Avenue, Solana Beach, CA 92075. The San Diego JGS partially indexed Home of Peace in 1996. Contact Roberta Berman, for more information. Am Israel Mortuary is at 6316 El Cajon Blvd., San Diego 92115 (619-583-8850). Contact person: Larry Krantz. Chartered 1975-78, this site is affiliated with Home of Peace Cemetery (see Cypress View Mausoleum) and others and is the only exclusively Jewish mortuary in San Diego.

  • Cypress View Mausoleum: 3953 Imperial Avenue, San Diego, CA, (619-264-3168) Office and mausoleum are open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., 7 days a week. Cypress View was founded in 1932. The Jewish section, called Home of Peace, was established about 1950 and has approximately 750 entombments and urns as of 1998.
  • El Camino Memorial Park: 5600 Carroll Canyon Rd., San Diego, CA 92121 (619-453-2121); Hours: 8 - 8 7 days/week; (Office 8:30-5:00). Contact: Ken Hayes. Founded and chartered in 1961, the cemetery has approximately 2,000 Jewish burials as of 1998. The well-kept cemetery with legible flush stones is privately owned. Associated Mortuaries: Chevra Kadisha and El Camino Mortuary on premises. El Camino Memorial Park also has a mausoleum and an urn garden. Although there are Jewish entombments and cremations, there are no separate Jewish sections in either the mortuary or urn garden. The dedicated Jewish sections:
      • 1) Jewish Community Lawn
        2) Mt. Shalom
        3) Mt. of Olives (Congregation Beth Israel)
        4) Vista Del Sol (Used by Temples Adat Sholom, Emanu-El, Solel, Temple Beth Am and Congregation Beth El)
  • Eternal Hills Memorial Park: 1999 El Camino Real, Oceanside, CA 92054 (619-754-6610) Hours: 8 - 5 7 days/week; (winter, but longer in summer). Contact: George Hubbard. As of 198, 300 Jewish burials took place in this well maintained cemetery with legible stones. Occasional vandalism occurs. Associated mortuary: Eternal Hills Memorial Mortuary. A mausoleum with Jewish entombments has no separate Jewish section. Also, Jewish burials in other sections of the cemetery often are not identified as Jewish.
  • Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery: P. O. Box 6237, San Diego, CA 92166, Located at Catalina Boulevard, Point Loma; (619-553-2084). This military cemetery has approximately 64,000 burials. Records are not kept by religion. The cemetery began as Fort Rosecrans Cemetery with the first recorded burials in 1856. In 1935, Fort Rosecrans became a National Cemetery. Open daily 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Greenwood Memorial Park: Imperial Avenue West of I-805. Office: P.O. Box 88, San Diego, CA 92112 (619-264-3131) Hours: Dawn to Dusk. Contact: Dennis, Rich Flower, or Margo. There are two dedicated Jewish burial sections: King David Garden Section {10158} and Sholom Gardens. Sholom Mausoleum is the dedicated Jewish mausoleum. Cemetery was founded and chartered in 1906. The Jewish Section dates from 1952. The approximate 128 acres with buildings is in excellent physical condition with legible stones legible and no vandalism. associated mortuaries: Greenwood Mortuary;
  • Home of Peace Cemetery: (Jewish Section of Mt. Hope at founding in 1878). Physical location: 3668 Imperial Ave San Diego CA 92113. Office address; 6363 El Cajon Ave. # 204, San Diego CA 92115; (619-286-1867) Contact: Larry Krantz; leave message on answering machine. Gates are always open. Approximately 2,800 burials on 4 acres but with only 75/yr strictly Jewish. The physical condition of cemetery is fair with most stones are legible. Vandalism occurs. Financial condition: Poor. Mortuaries associated: Cypress View and Am Israel Mortuary. Early records are at Mt. Hope. About 1910, the "Jewish Section" became a separate cemetery when purchased by Congregation Beth Israel. In the 1960's, a Home of Peace Board was created and the cemetery turned over to the board. (also see note at end of Mt. Hope) The Jewish community of Tijuana, Mexico (just across the border from San Diego) sometimes uses Home of Peace for burials. also: Home of Peace Cemetery #01228 in Cemeteries of the US by Deborah M. Burek, ed. Gale Research Int., Detroit MI (1994) ISBN 0-8103-9245-3. Source: Al Rosenfield. UPDATE: I run the cemetery as a non-profit. Peter Krantz of Am Israel Mortuary.  619-583-8850. [Feberuary 2012]
  • Home of Peace Sanctuary: Hours: 8 - 5 7 days/week; Contact: Dan  Schoenenman; Founded and chartered: 1932. Jewish Section was established in  1952. Affiliated with Temple Beth Israel. Excellent physical and financial  circumstance. Mortuaries associated: Cypress View Mortuary (see above) and Am  Israel. (This is a sanctuary part of a mausoleum, while Home of Peace is the  Cemetery.)
  • Mount Hope: 3751 Market St., San Diego, CA 92101. (619-527-3400) Hours: daily 8-4. Off. 8 - 5:30 M-F. Contact: Wendy. Founded in 1869, this is the oldest cemetery in San Diego; Municipal and non- denominational, the physical condition of cemetery is Good with the majority of stones legible. Financial condition: Tight (city budget). The location of all of the burials in the Mt. Hope records that refer to the Jewish section or Hebrew section are in what is now the Home of Peace Cemetery. There are many Jewish burials in Mt. Hope that are not identified as Jewish.
  • Old Jewish Cemetery: The first Jewish cemetery was established in San Diego about 1861 on land donated by Louis Rose, the first Jew known to have settled in San Diego in an area then known as Roseville. The cemetery no longer exists. In 1939, the burials were removed to the Home of Peace cemetery. There are no known records, however SDJGS is attempting to reconstruct the records from other sources.
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