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For information on the Jewish community and congregations of Sheffield (iincluding searchable database of burials), see Sheffield on JCR-UK.


  • Bright Family Burial Plot, Rodmoor:

Acquired by the Bright Family in 1831 from the Duke of Norfolk for use as a family cemetery. Rodmoor is just outside Sheffield. Source: David Shulman, Webmaster JCR-UK [September 2016]


  • Bowden Street Jewish Cemetery:

Acquired in 1831 pursuant to a lease dated 3 August 1831. It closed in 1874. The site is now a car park.ource: Source: David Shulman, Webmaster JCR-UK [September 2016]

After the Bowden Street cemetery in the town closed, "the mortal remains of 35 grave spaces from Bowden Street cemetery re-interred 1975 in Colley Road, Ecclesfield, South Yorkshire." .[February 2010]


  • Ecclesfield Jewish Cemetery, 85 Colley Rd, Sheffield, South Yorkshire S5 9GU Tel: 0114 246 7293:

The oldest section was acquired in 1872 first burial 1874. Burial registers have been lost. The newer section was founded in 1931/2.

The cemetery also contains remains from Bowden Street burial ground that was the subject of a compulsory purchase in 1975.  [February 2010]

The cemetery is open during the month before Rosh Hashana (Jewish New Year) and a couple of weeks thereafter; and, at other times, by arrangement. Please contact Mr Shaw if you wish to visit the graves of your relatives. His telephone number is 0114-268 7638 (office hours only). His  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .  The Chevra Kadisha provides arrangements for Jewish burials and funerals. This is a loosely structured group of Jewish men and women who ensure that the bodies of Jews are prepared for burial according to Halacha (Jewish law) and are protected from desecration, wilful or not, until burial. Two of the main requirements are the showing of proper respect for a corpse, and the ritual cleansing of the body and subsequent dressing for burial.  If a Jewsih relative of yours dies, please IMMEDIATELY contact the Chevra Kadisha via  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it (its Honorary Secretary) on 07767-266747." [September 2014]
In 2016, this cemetery became a United Synagogue cemetery when Sheffield Jewish Congregation joined the United Synagogue.  Source: David Shulman, Webmaster JCR-UK [June 2017]

See also Cemetery Scribes - Ecclesfield Jewish Cemetery, which includes images of a number of headstones [September 2016].


  • Walkley Street Cemetery, Waller Road, Sheffield:

Cemetery acquired in about 1880 by Sheffield Hebrew Benevolent Society (of the Sheffield New Hebrew Congregation)

Walkley Street is about 1.25 km from Waller Road. The cemetery at the end of Waller Road, which technically is in Walkley but overlooks Rivelin Valley. The cemetery is hidden from the road, is very small, and adjoins joins two larger cemeteries: St Michael's Roman Catholic Cemetery and St Mary's Church of England Cemetery. Someone at the Kingsfield Synagogue should be able to help. The lower cemetery, entrance on Rivelin Valley Road, is St Michael's (RC). Above is St Mary's (Cof E). In the angle between them is the little Jewish Cemetery, opened in the same year as the Anglican one, 1880. This small Jewish burial plot, which was surrounded by a high wall, from the 4th floor rear window of Eldon House on the corner of Rockingham Lane and Charter Row. [March 2011]

This small cemetery on Waller Road is about 3 miles from Rockingham Lane which is in the center of Sheffield. I know the area well. Source: Elaine Pickard [Sept 2014]

photo. [Sep 2014]

ACCESS: Generally open. If locked, to view by arrangement with Kingsfield Synagogue.


  • Sheffield City Council Cemetery, Reform Jewish Section:

"Through an arrangement with Sheffield City Council we administer our own Jewish Cemetery – in a section of a City Council cemetery. ............. We have recently introduced a separate mixed-faith area in our cemetery (to allow members to be laid to rest with their non-Jewish partner - in some specific circumstances)."  Sheffield Reform Synagogue website [September 2016] [Note: the identity as to which City Counsel cemetery is not given.] JCR-UK [September 2016]


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