CHATHAM & ROCHESTER, Kent (2 burial sites): Print
For information on the Jewish community of Chatham and Rochester, see Jewish Community of Medway on JCR-UK.

The towns of Chatham and Rochester are part of a single conurbation known as the Medway Towns.


CEMETERIES:

  • The Chatham Old Jews' Burial Ground (actually situated in Rochester) is behind the synagogue - the Chatham Memorial Synagogue, 366 High Street, Rochester. Inquiries: David Herling, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it [Source: Jewish Year Book 2013]

Many details about the Chatham cemetery and neighbouring communities have been documented in ' Samuel Isaac, Saul Isaac and Nathaniel Isaacs ' by Michael Jolles, published in 1998. Source: Michael Jolles, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . [23 March 2002]

There is a JCR-UK searchable database of the cemetery on JewishGen. See also on JCR-UK Introductory to the Chatham Cemetery by Martyn Webster [August 2006].

The plot was acquired from the adjoining St Bartholomew's Hospital in the early 1780s and pre-dates the synagogue (which is situated on a lower level than the cemetery, down a steep bank). It is the only Jewish cemetery in the UK to be attached to a synagogue. Source: David Shulman, Webmaster JCR-UK [December 2016]

See also Cemetery Scribes - Chatham. [January 2017]

 

  • The Chatham Municipal Cemetery, Jewish Section, Maidstone Road, ME4

"For those wishing to be buried locally, there is a specifically Jewish area in Chatham municipal cemetery." Source: Kent Liberal Jewish Community website. [December 2016]

Last Updated on Sunday, 08 January 2017 16:03