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For Community Information, including searchable database of cemeteries, see Sheffield on JCR-UK.

Burial records exist from 1837. [Jewish Year Book 1991]

The Jewish Genealogical Society of Great Britain has downloadable files for these cemeteries.


  • Figtree Lane Synagogue

  • Holly Street Synagogue

  • North Church Street Synagogue

  • Sheffield & District Reform Jewish Congregation

  • Sheffield Central Hebrew Congregation

  • Sheffield Jewish Congregation and Centre: Sheffield Jewish Congregation: "There are two large Jewish cemeteries in Colley Road, S5 and a smaller one at Waller Road, S10, which can be visited by arrangement. They are 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 is   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." [Sep 2014]

  • Yanashker Synagogue


Bowden Street Jewish Cemetery:

"...was opened in 1831 and closed in 1870. In that same year the cemetery site at Walkley was purchased." total of 51 graves [January 2001]

JGSGB documentation. Downloadable index. When the Bowden Street cemetery in the town was 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, United Kingdom, 0114 246 7293

photos. photos of gravestones.

The oldest section was acquired in 1872. The cemetery also contains remains from Bowden Street burial ground that was the subject of a compulsory purchase in 1975.  [February 2010]

Walkley Street or Waller Road Cemetery:

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 Synagogue on Psalter Lane 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:  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it [Sept 2014]

photo. [Sep 2014]


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