United States 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. http://www.iajgsjewishcemeteryproject.org/district-of-columbia-washington-dc/index.html Wed, 24 May 2017 00:27:38 +0000 Joomla! 1.5 - Open Source Content Management en-gb ADAS ISRAEL CONGREGATION CEMETERY http://www.iajgsjewishcemeteryproject.org/district-of-columbia-washington-dc/adas-israel-congregation-cemetery.html http://www.iajgsjewishcemeteryproject.org/district-of-columbia-washington-dc/adas-israel-congregation-cemetery.html I

ADAS ISRAEL CONGREGATION CEMETERY :

1400 Alabama Avenue SE, Washington, DC. Glenn Easton, Executive Dir. (202) 362-4433. Take Beltway Exit 22B (B-W Pkwy) to I-295 South, then take Suitland Pkwy 1.5 mi. to Stanton Rd. Right on Stanton and follow up hill approx. 1.0 mile to Alabama Ave. Turn right onto Alabama Ave. and proceed to last gate.

Used by Adas Israel Congregation and Agudas Achim Congregation. Adas Israel congregation was formed 1869 by 35 families who left Washington Hebrew Congregation, when the latter adopted practices that differed from the traditional Orthodox. Today, Adas Israel Congregation is the largest Conservative congregation in Washington, DC. The oldest grave identified is that of the stillborn Hammersch twins from June 7, 1870. The cemetery is kept locked and vists must be pre-arranged with the synagogue staff.

In 1988, the Jewish Genealogy Society of Greater Washington (JGSGW) joined with the Jewish Historical Society of Greater Washington (JHSGW) to document this cemetery. Because the cemetery records were incomplete or totally lacking for some years, synagogue and public records were searched to obtain the information. In 1991, the history and inventory of this project were published in "The Record," the publication of the historical society. In 2008, the genealogy society formatted the data and submitted it to JOWBR. The project is on-going and photographs will be taken of each grave for submission.

Adas Israel Hebrew Cemetery is also referred by the number 03303 in the book "Cemeteries of the US", Deborah M. Burek, ed. Detroit, MI: Gale Research Int., 1994. ISBN 0-8103-9245-3. Source: Al Rosenfield, arosen@ee.net

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phrases1@aol.com (Ellen Renck) District of Columbia (Washington DC) Wed, 07 Jan 2009 13:16:19 +0000
BETH SHOLOM CONGREGATION http://www.iajgsjewishcemeteryproject.org/district-of-columbia-washington-dc/beth-sholom-congregation-old.html http://www.iajgsjewishcemeteryproject.org/district-of-columbia-washington-dc/beth-sholom-congregation-old.html BETH SHOLOM CONGREGATION (Old) Cemetery:

Congregation: 15th & Congress Place, S.E., Washington. DC. (301) 279-7010

Burials: see Elisavetgrad Cemetery

 

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phrases1@aol.com (Ellen Renck) District of Columbia (Washington DC) Wed, 07 Jan 2009 13:24:28 +0000
CHESED SHEL EMMES [EMRESH] http://www.iajgsjewishcemeteryproject.org/district-of-columbia-washington-dc/chesed-shel-emmes-emresh.html http://www.iajgsjewishcemeteryproject.org/district-of-columbia-washington-dc/chesed-shel-emmes-emresh.html CHESED SHEL EMMES [EMRESH] Cemetery:

Marty Kamerow, (301) 365-5228.Take Beltway Exit 15B (Central Ave. West), follow Central Ave. west 4 miles into D.C. Turn left onto Southern Ave. and follow left into the cemetery. Used by Hebrew Free Burial Society.

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phrases1@aol.com (Ellen Renck) District of Columbia (Washington DC) Wed, 07 Jan 2009 13:25:26 +0000
CONGRESS HEIGHTS http://www.iajgsjewishcemeteryproject.org/district-of-columbia-washington-dc/congress-heights.html http://www.iajgsjewishcemeteryproject.org/district-of-columbia-washington-dc/congress-heights.html Congress Heights is not a cemetery but is most often used to describe all four contiguous cemeteries in the area: Washington Hebrew; Adas Israel; Ohev Sholom; and Elisavetgrad. Source: David Zinner. [April 2010]

3200 block of 15th Pl. SE. Washington, DC. Cross S. Capitol St. Bridge to Suitland Pkwy. Left on Suitland Pkwy to Stanton Rd.; right on Stanton Rd. to Alabama Avenue; right on Alabama to the cemeteries. OR Right on Stanton Rd. to Bruce Place; right on Bruce Place to 15th Place; left on 15th Place to cemetery. Includes:

    • Beth Sholom (old)-Potomac
    • Ohev Sholom-Talmud Torah Congregation
    • Tifereth Israel (old)
    • D.C. Hebrew Beneficial Association and DC Lodge
    • Southeast Hebrew (old)

 


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phrases1@aol.com (Ellen Renck) District of Columbia (Washington DC) Wed, 07 Jan 2009 13:27:52 +0000
ELISVETEGRAD Cemetery Assn. http://www.iajgsjewishcemeteryproject.org/district-of-columbia-washington-dc/elesvetegrad-cemetery-assn-aka-district-of-columbia-lodge.html http://www.iajgsjewishcemeteryproject.org/district-of-columbia-washington-dc/elesvetegrad-cemetery-assn-aka-district-of-columbia-lodge.html Cemetery: off of 15th St, SE, Anacostia. Contact: Sylvia Kress, (301) 942-4987; Source: Bill Landau, who has no additional information.

Located at Congress Place SE near 15th Street. The person with large index cards with a ecord of all burials is Mrs. Sylvia Kress, (410) 342-4987, Baltimore, MD. Another contact for this cemetery is Harry W. Heltzman, 1427 Chilton Drive, Silver Spring, MD 20904 (301) 384-5214. With about 1000 burials at this location, the cemetery is located adjacent to other Jewish cemeteries (Congress Heights Cemeteries). Source: Flora Gursky, .Rose Markowitz (301) 949-7063

Sections:

Beth Sholom (old), (301) 279-7010, Moshe Teichman, Executive Director.

DC Hebrew Beneficial Assn. and District of Columbia Lodge [join and now closed]

Kesher Israel Congregation, The Georgetown Synagogue (Old)

Southeast Hebrew Congregation (old)

Tifereth Israel Congregation (aka 14th St. Shul) (old)

I'm a board member of Elisavetgrad and available to further clarify. Source: David Zinner [April 2010]

 

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phrases1@aol.com (Ellen Renck) District of Columbia (Washington DC) Wed, 07 Jan 2009 13:43:52 +0000
MACHPELAH http://www.iajgsjewishcemeteryproject.org/district-of-columbia-washington-dc/machpelah.html http://www.iajgsjewishcemeteryproject.org/district-of-columbia-washington-dc/machpelah.html  

See Washington Hebrew Congregation Cemetery

 

Macpelah was the first cemetery of WHC and no longer located at its original site on Hamilton Road.The name comes from the name that Abraham gave to his family's burial site.

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phrases1@aol.com (Ellen Renck) District of Columbia (Washington DC) Wed, 07 Jan 2009 14:25:00 +0000
NATIONAL CAPITOL HEBREW CEMETERY: http://www.iajgsjewishcemeteryproject.org/district-of-columbia-washington-dc/national-capital-hebrew-cemetery.html http://www.iajgsjewishcemeteryproject.org/district-of-columbia-washington-dc/national-capital-hebrew-cemetery.html National Capitol Hebrew Cemetery. 4708 Fable Street,Capitol Heights, MD 20743.

National Capitol Hebrew Cemetery Association, Howard Katz (President) 301-933-3033. National Capitol Hebrew Cemetery is located in SE Washington and partly in Capitol Heights, Maryland.

Cemetery includes  Beth Sholom, Ezras Israel, Ohev Shalom, Yom Tov Society (former Sefardic community, Workmen's Circle, Young Israel-Shomrei Emunah, National Capitol Lodge and George Washington Lodge (merged with Friendship Lodge).

Directions: Take Beltway Exit 15B (Central Ave. West) and follow Central Avenue approx. 2.8 mi. Turn left onto Yost St. and right onto Central Ave. Go approx. 0.7 mi. to Larchmont Ave. Turn left, Go approx. 0.7 mi. and turn right on Fable Street.

p08839 in Cemeteries of the US by Deborah M. Burek, ed. Detroit: Gale Research Int., 1994. ISBN 0-8103-9245-3. Source: Al Rosenfield

(301) 299-5440  Phil Berman
(301) 933-3033  Howard Katz knows about cemeteries

 

Beth Sholom Congregation Cemetery: Capitol Heights, MD. 301-279-7010, as of [Aug. 2011].

Chevra Shomre Shabos

Congress Heights Cemetery: With about 1000 burials, the cemetery is located adjacent to other Jewish cemeteries. Ohev Sholom [(202) 723-2402-Leonard Goodman Ohev Sholom], DC Lodge, Adas Israel and Washington Hebrew. Adas Israel and Washington Hebrew's gates on one road and Ohev Sholom and DC Lodge gates on another road. Superintendent John Shakelford 202-372-7107 Hours: 9-3 Sun-Th; 9-1 Fri except Jewish and Nat'l Holidays.

ELESVETEGRAD Cemetery Assn.; aka DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA LODGE Cemetery: off of 15th St, SE, Anacostia. Synagogues that used this site: Beth Sholom Congregation, Talmud Torah, and several others.

Ezras Israel Cong. (Northeast Shul)

Friendship Lodge

George Washington Lodge (Old): p08832 in Cemeteries of the US by Deborah M. Burek, ed. Detroit: Gale Research Int., 1994. ISBN 0-8103-9245-3. Source: Al Rosenfield

Har Zion Congregation

Jewish War Veterans

Kesher Israel Cong. (Georgetown Shul) (Old) (Georgetown Shul) (Old) Mr. Ashkenazi, 363-6391. Take Beltway Exit 15B (Central Ave. West) and follow Central Ave. west for 4 miles into D.C. Turn left on Southern Ave. and follow left into the cemetery. Used by Kesher Israel Congregation.

National Capitol Lodge

Ohev Sholom-Talmud Torah Cong. (Old) : Southeast Washington, D.C.. NOTE from Leonard S. Goodman, President of Ohev Sholom Talmud Torah Cong. The location of the Ohev Sholom Talmud Torah Congregation Cemetery in SE Washington, D.C. We have two cemetery locations. The one in Capitol Heights is part of the National Capitol Hebrew Cemetery, owned and operated by an association of the organizations. [09/16/2000]

Shomre Emunah

Spanish Yom Tov

Sylvia Kress DC Lodge: (301) 942-4987

Woliner (Woleiner) Anshy Sphard

Workman's Circle (Old)

Young Israel

Yom Tov Society

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phrases1@aol.com (Ellen Renck) District of Columbia (Washington DC) Wed, 07 Jan 2009 14:27:52 +0000
OAK HILL http://www.iajgsjewishcemeteryproject.org/district-of-columbia-washington-dc/oak-hill.html http://www.iajgsjewishcemeteryproject.org/district-of-columbia-washington-dc/oak-hill.html  

30th & R. St. NW, from Postal & Koppman Jewish Tourist's Guide to U.S. Phila., PA: Jewish Publ. Soc., 1954), p.107.

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phrases1@aol.com (Ellen Renck) District of Columbia (Washington DC) Wed, 07 Jan 2009 14:26:02 +0000
WASHINGTON: [District of Columbia] http://www.iajgsjewishcemeteryproject.org/district-of-columbia-washington-dc/washington-hebrew-congregation.html http://www.iajgsjewishcemeteryproject.org/district-of-columbia-washington-dc/washington-hebrew-congregation.html Congregation: 1380 Alabama Avenue SE, Washington, DC (202) 562-1807. Take Beltway Exit 22B (B-W Pkwy )to I-295 South to Suitland Pkwy. Take Suitland Pkwy 1.5 mi. to Stanton Rd. Turn right onto Stanton Rd. and follow up hill approx. 1.0 mi. to Alabama Ave. Turn right onto Alabama Ave. Go to 1st gate.

The oldest Jewish congregation in the nation's capital is Washington Hebrew Congregation (WHC), founded in 1852 by a group of German Jews. Though originally Orthodox, the congregation adopted more and more reforms and when in 1869, they voted to order an organ, 35 members split from WHC to form the new Orthodox congregation, Adas Israel. Macpelah was the first cemetery of WHC. It is no longer located at its original site on Hamilton Road. The name comes from the name that Abraham gave to his family's burial site.

CEMETERY:

Congress Place Cemetery: Ohev Shalom Congregation. 3237 Congress Place, SE, Washington, DC 20020. For all questions regarding the cemetery, plot locations, funeral arrangements and unveilings, please contact Carol Valoris at Carol.Valoris@ostns.org or call the synagogue office at (202) 882-7225. When planning to visit the cemetery, please call John Shackelford, Cemetery Supervisor, at (202) 372-7100. Hours of Operation: Sunday through Friday, 9:30 am to 4 pm (Closed on Shabbat & Jewish holidays)

National Capitol Hebrew Cemetery [aka Capital Heights]:

4708 Fable Street,Capitol Heights, MD 20743. National Capitol Hebrew Cemetery Association, Howard Katz (President) 301-933-3033. National Capitol Hebrew Cemetery is located in SE Washington and partly in Capitol Heights, Maryland. Cemetery includes  Beth Sholom, Ezras Israel, Ohev Shalom, Yom Tov Society (former Sefardic community, Workmen's Circle, Young Israel-Shomrei Emunah, National Capitol Lodge and George Washington Lodge (merged with Friendship Lodge).

Directions: Take Beltway Exit 15B (Central Ave. West) and follow Central Avenue approx. 2.8 mi. Turn left onto Yost St. and right onto Central Ave. Go approx. 0.7 mi. to Larchmont Ave. Turn left, Go approx. 0.7 mi. and turn right on Fable Street.

p08839 in Cemeteries of the US by Deborah M. Burek, ed. Detroit: Gale Research Int., 1994. ISBN 0-8103-9245-3. Source: Al Rosenfield  (301) 299-5440  Phil Berman.(301) 933-3033  Howard Katz knows about cemeteries

Beth Sholom Congregation Cemetery: Capitol Heights, MD. 301-279-7010, as of [Aug. 2011].

Chevra Shomre Shabos

Congress Heights Cemetery: With about 1000 burials, the cemetery is located adjacent to other Jewish cemeteries. Ohev Sholom [(202) 723-2402-Leonard Goodman Ohev Sholom], DC Lodge, Adas Israel and Washington Hebrew. Adas Israel and Washington Hebrew's gates on one road and Ohev Sholom and DC Lodge gates on another road. Superintendent John Shakelford 202-372-7107 Hours: 9-3 Sun-Th; 9-1 Fri except Jewish and Nat'l Holidays.

Elesvetegrad Cemetery Assn.; aka DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA LODGE Cemetery: off of 15th St, SE, Anacostia. Synagogues that used this site: Beth Sholom Congregation, Talmud Torah, and several others.

Ezras Israel Cong. (Northeast Shul)

Friendship Lodge

George Washington Lodge (Old): p08832 in Cemeteries of the US by Deborah M. Burek, ed. Detroit: Gale Research Int., 1994. ISBN 0-8103-9245-3. Source: Al Rosenfield

Har Zion Congregation

Jewish War Veterans

Kesher Israel Cong. (Georgetown Shul) (Old) (Georgetown Shul) (Old) Mr. Ashkenazi, 363-6391. Take Beltway Exit 15B (Central Ave. West) and follow Central Ave. west for 4 miles into D.C. Turn left on Southern Ave. and follow left into the cemetery. Used by Kesher Israel Congregation.

National Capitol Lodge

Ohev Sholom-Talmud Torah Cong. (Old) : Southeast Washington, D.C.. NOTE from Leonard S. Goodman, President of Ohev Sholom Talmud Torah Cong. The location of the Ohev Sholom Talmud Torah Congregation Cemetery in SE Washington, D.C. We have two cemetery locations. The one in Capitol Heights is part of the National Capitol Hebrew Cemetery, owned and operated by an association of the organizations. [09/16/2000]

Shomre Emunah

Spanish Yom Tov

Sylvia Kress DC Lodge: (301) 942-4987

Woliner (Woleiner) Anshy Sphard

Workman's Circle (Old)

Young Israel

Yom Tov Society

Washington Hebrew Congregation Cemetery: The oldest grave identified is from July 1851; belonging to Albertne Cohen. In the new location on Alabama Avenue, the cemetery is still active and is surrounded at a distance by the newer Washington Hebrew Memorial Cemetery. The layout of Macpelah is irregular, with no clearly defined plots and uneven rows. Some of the earliest graves were re-ordered by date of death when they were moved in the 1870's. Some graves were moved a second time, when Alabama Avenue was widened. Time and water drainage have caused some of the graves on the hillside to sink below ground level completely obscuring them from view and identification. It is known that the hillside graves were mostly children's burial sites. The old cemetery is located to the right of the cemetery's entrance gates, but since these gates are frequently locked, a visitor may have to enter through the gates to the adjacent Adas Israel cemetery and find their way over to the WHC gate. The cemetery is well maintained. [UPDATE: March, 2008)

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phrases1@aol.com (Ellen Renck) District of Columbia (Washington DC) Wed, 07 Jan 2009 14:29:30 +0000