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For information on the Jewish community and congregations of Greater Manchester, see Manchester on JCR-UK. Greater Manchester comprises the metropolitan boroughs of Manchester, Salford, Bolton, Bury, Oldham, Rochdale, Stockport, Tameside, Trafford and Wigan.

Jewish Museum: 190 Cheetham Hill Road, Manchester

[UPDATE] Manchester Beckons Jews From Far and Near [January 2017]


CEMETERIES:

  • Agecroft Jewish Cemetery:

Agecroft is very recent. Source: Z. Yaakov Wise, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it [February 2005]

See also Cemetery Scribes - Agecroft Cemetery [January 2017].

 

  • Blackley Jewish Cemetery, Victoria Avenue, Blackley, Manchester M9 8JP, UK. Tel. +44 161 740 5359 or +44 161 740 2317:

Opened 1897 by the then Manchester Central Synagogue and afterwards shared with the North Manchester Synagogue (The two synagogues merged in 1978). Burial Register lost in fire in 1940s. Source: David Shulman, Webmaster JCR-UK [November 2016]

The contact for information about people buried there is Mr. M. Green, Secretary Central and North Manchester Synagogue, Leicester Road, Salford M7 4GP, UK. email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Public to help clean-up Jewish cemetery targeted by racist vandals: [July 2014]

Jewish Cemetery Headstones Desecrated-1 [May 2016]

Jewish Cemetery Headstones Desecrated-2 [May 2016]

See also Cemetery Scribes - Blackley Cemetery [January 2017].

 

 

  • Bury Cemetery, Jewish Section, St Peters Road, Bury BL9 9RL [This cemetery is actually situated in the Metropolitan Borough of Bury]

 

Map of Bury Cemetery showing Jewish Section. Source: David Shulman, Webmaster JCR-UK [January 2017]

See also Cemetery Scribes - Bury Cemetery [January 2017].

 

  • Cheadle Jewish Cemetery, +44 161 428 8242.

 

  • Collyhurst Cemetery, Knightley Walk, off Queen's Road, Miles Plating, Manchester M10:

Opened 1844. Cemetery of the breakaway Manchester New Synagogue until 1851 and thereafter used mainly for infant burials until closed in1872. The Cemetery has been badly neglected and vandalised. Source: David Shulman, Webmaster JCR-UK [November 2016]

 

  • Crumpsall Jewish Cemetery, Crescent Road: From 1880.

See also Cemetery Scribes - Crumpsall Cemetery [January 2017].

 

  • Failworth Jewish Cemetery, Cemetery Road, Failsmouth M35 [This cemetery is actually situated in the Metropolitan Borough of Oldham]:

Acquired in 1919 by the then Holy Law Beth Aaron Synagogue (a predecessor to the Holy Law South Broughton Hebrew Congregation) and consecrated on 22 June 1919.

 

  • Manchester Reform Jewish Old Cemetery, Higher Lane, Besses-on-the-Barn, Whitefield near the corner of Bury New Road, M25: +44 161 834 0415:

The land was bought by the Manchester Congregation of British Jews (Manchester Reform Synagogue) in 1856 and the first internment was in 1857. The last burial seems to have been 1992. There is also a columbarium for the storage of cremated remains. Source: Dr Z Yaakov Wise, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it [August 2006]

 

  • Miles Platting Jewish Cemetery, Queens Road:

In use from c. 1850 to 1880.

 

  • Pendleton Jews' Burial Ground, Brindle Heath Road, Salford M6:

In use from 1794 to 1840.  Now contains only five headstones, not in situ. Source: David Shulman, Webmaster JCR-UK [November 2016]

"In 1794 a plot for Jewish burials was rented just outside the city." [Source: Jewish Year Book 2005]

Manchester's first Jewish Cemetery. Prior to the purchase of this plot, Jews who died in Manchester before 1794 had to be interred in the burial grounds in Liverpool. Shemot {December 2004}

UPDATE: The 1794 cemetery is Pendleton for which I recently designed a new sign board giving a brief history of the cemetery and its associated synagogue to be erected soon. Source: Z. Yaakov Wise, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it [February 2005]

See also Cemetery Scribes - Pendleton Cemetery [January 2017].

 

  • Phillips Park Jewish Cemetery, Phillips Park, Forge Lane, Miles Platting, M11 (South Manchester): 0161 766 2065:

Acquied 1857 by South Manchester Synagogue and closed in 1953. Located at the Riverpark Road (northern) end of the Phillips Park municipal cemetery.

See also Cemetery Scribes - Phillips Park Cemetery [ January 2017].

 

  • Prestwich Village Jews' Burial Ground, Bury New Road and Sharp Street, M25:

Generally in use from 1841 to 1884, although last burial was in 1914. Shared by Manchester Great Synagogue and Manchester New Synagogue. Source: David Shulman, Webmaster JCR-UK [November 2016]

See also Cemetery Scribes - Prestwich Cemetery [ January 2017].

 

  • Rainsough Jewish Cemetery, Rainsough Brow, Butterstile Lane, Preswich M25:

Acquired 1923 by Manchester Central Synagogue and later a plot also owed by Higher Broughton Synagogue. Cemetery now shares by almost a dozen congregations.

See also Cemetery Scribes - Rainsough Cemetery [January 2017].

 

  • Southern Cemetery, Jewish Section, Barlow Moor Road, Didsbury Manchester M20 (South Manchester)::+44 161 881 2208

Initially used, from 1892, by the Reform congregation. Later shared with the South Manchester Synagogue (from 1924) and the Sephardi community (from 1934) and the Withington Hebrew Congregation (from 1957). Cemetery still currently in use.  Source: David Shulman, Webmaster JCR-UK [November 2016]

See also Cemetery Scribes - Southern Cemetery [January 2017].

 

  • Urmston Jewish Cemetery, Chapel Grove and Albert Avenue, M31: +44 161 747 6724:

Earliest burial  in about 1878. Acquired by the (North) Manchester Spanish & Portuguese Jews Congregation and shared from 1891 with the Manchester New Synagogue, with a separate Whitefield Synagogue Section from 1959.

The cemetery is in a very bad state of repair. The sexton, Paul Fenandez, does all that he can and mostly at his own expense. Josev King has offered to index the entire cemetery, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it [February 2004]

See also Cemetery Scribes - Urmston Cemetery [January 2017].

 

  • Whitefield Jewish Cemetery, Old Hall Lane, off Phillips Park Road West, M45: +44 161 834 0415

Opened 1931 and currently in use. by the Manchester United Synagogue. Burial rights subsequently acquired by Higher Preswich Hebrew Congregation (from 1957) and Whitefield Hebrew Congregation (from 1974), which has a separate section opened in 2000. Ultra-Orthodox congregations also subsequently acquired rights - there is a separate section for Ultra-Orthodox groups. Source: David Shulman, Webmaster JCR-UK [November 2016]

See also Cemetery Scribes - Whitefield Cemetery [January 2017].

 

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