The Dover Jewish community dates to the latter half of the 19th century with Congregation Beth Sholom founded in the 1930's. Before the existence of this Jewish burial ground in Dover, most Jewish burials took place in Wilmington, Delaware and other family-connected locations. Congregation Beth Sholom, Boulevard P.O. Box 223, Dover, Delaware 19903, (302) 734-5578.
Sharon Hills Memorial Park (Garden of Mount Sharon Section-Congregation Beth Shalom): Located three miles west of Dover on the north side of Route 8 (Division Street), this cemetery serves Dover and Southern Delaware. Sharon Hills Road, Dover, Delaware. Office: Sharon Hill Rd., Rd 7 Box 62, Dover, DE 19904; 302-734-3535, office hours 10 AM to 4 PM Monday through Friday. Contact person: Henry W. Causey, Sr., Vice President, Sharon Hills Memorial Park. Hours: sunrise to sunset. This section has 640 plots of which about fifty have been used as of July 1994. All graves have flat bronze, in-ground name markers; no vertical stones. This section of the cemetery was consecrated as a Jewish burial ground in the late 1960's with the first burial in 1968. Congregation Beth Sholom (North Queen St., Dover, DE, 302-734-5578) records are located in Sharon Hills business office and computerized since 1991. Additional information may be obtained by contacting Beth Sholom Congregation. Julian Priesler indexed burials in this cemetery as of March 1995. Directions: In Dover, from the intersection of US Route 13 and Delaware Route 8 (E. Division St.) go west on Route 8. (This becomes W. Division St. and then Forest Ave.) Travel Route 8 West for 8.7 miles to Sharon Hill Rd. (Delaware Road 162). Turn right and go 0.1 mile to the cemetery entrance. The business office is on the left side of Sharon Hill Road across from the cemetery entrance. To reach the Garden of Mt. Sharon section, enter the cemetery, make two right turns and another right at the sign. This Jewish cemetery is marked on the left by brick entrance gates saying Beth Sholom. Source:
, 123 Bette Rd. Wilmington, DE 19803; 302-478-7628