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Additional information may be available at Jewish Historical Society of Annapolis, Maryland, Inc., 5 Sampson Place, Annapolis, MD 21401, (410) 268-4887. Academy also used Baltimore National Cemetery and Crownsville Veterans Cemetery.


Annapolis National Cemetery: Location: Corner of West Street and Taylor Avenue, Annapolis, MD. Contact: Ms. Jones at Baltimore National Cemetery, 5501 Frederick Avenue. Baltimore, MD 21228. Telephone: 410-644-9696. The cemetery opened during the Civil War (1860's) and closed to burials in the 1970's. The Records of Interment from this cemetery are maintained at the Baltimore National Cemetery. These computerized records only include name, rank, organization or vessel, date of death, and plot location. This information was "supposedly" taken from the "application for burial". The headstone descriptions are not available in the data. The applications for burial for all before 1996 [?] have been destroyed and were not microfilmed according to Ms. Jones). Unfortunately, these destroyed applications for burial had information such as religion, next of kin, date of birth, etc. The only way identify Jewish graves in this cemetery is walk the cemetery and locate Star of David or other indications on the stones.


Hillcrest Memorial Cemetery (Jewish Sections): Location: 1911 Forest Drive, Annapolis, MD 21401. Contact: Jack Maynard. Telephone: 410-267-7540. Temple Beth Shalom (1461 Baltimore Annapolis Blvd, Arnold, MD 21012) established the Reform Jewish Section about 1990. (Tel 410-974-0900, Rabbi Robert Klensin). There were only about 20 burials in this section as of 1999. Congregation Kol Ami established the Conservative Jewish Section in the late 1990s. (1909 Hidden Meadow Lane, Annapolis. MD 21401. Tel. 410-266-6006. Rabbi David Bockman, tel. 410-266-9139.) There were no burials in the Conservative section as of 1999. Mr. Maynard indicated he has complete manual records in his office. He said the Congregations also have records. Kneseth Israel Congregation Cemetery: {10282} Location: near the intersection of Route 450 and West Street extended, near the Annapolis Mall. Contact: David Earle, Chairman Cemetery Committee, 680 Americana Drive. Annapolis. MD 21401. Telephone: 410-280-9817. Kneseth Israel (1-125 Spa Road, Annapolis, MD 21401. tel. 410-263-3924) is an Orthodox congregation. The earliest burial dates from the 1920s. Eric Goldstein, a member of the congregation, has done a lot of work on the history of the Jews of Annapolis and the surrounding area. He could be a valuable resource for identifying burial locations of Colonial Jews. The files formerly kept at Mr. Earle's place of business (Earle's Moving and Storage, Morland Parkway, Annapolis) included records of all burials at the Kneseth Israel Congregation Cemetery. The records, destroyed a number of years ago, have been reconstructed. He agreed to fully cooperate with IAJGS. "Files for Congregation Kneseth Israel Cemetery are no longer kept in Mr. Earle's office. Contact the synagogue office for current information." Source: Dianne Feldman This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it [September 2001]


United States Naval Academy Cemetery: On the grounds of the USNA (Annapolis. MD) campus, near the old hospital. Contact: Chaplain (Rabbi) Lieutenant Commander Irving Elson, CHC, USN; Chaplain Center, US Naval Academy, 101 Cooper Road, Annapolis, MD 21402-5027; phone: 410- 293-1100, extension 1111; This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . The USNA Cemetery has burials dating back to the early 1800's. There is no Jewish section per se; however, there have been three recent Jewish interments: Admiral Morris Smellow and his wife Minnie during late 1990s and Midshipman 4th Class Joanna F. Simer, who was buried there on August 21, 1996 (DOD was Aug 18, 1996). There are undoubtedly other Jewish burials, but according to the USNA Security Department (410- 267-2498), their records show only Catholic or Protestant as religion.

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