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Visit Newark cemeteries only on the Sunday between the High Holidays when police protection is provided.
Any other time may be very dangerous.

  • Links to Newark cemeteries, Jewish and non-Jewish (with 1900 map):
  • http://www.oldnewark.com/cemeteries/
  • http://www.crosswinds.net/~erosenbaum/cemetery (Jewish Cemeteries in the NY and N. NJ Area with driving directions) [2000] or http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Woods/4900/JewishCemeteries.htm :
  • information for 135 cemeteries, and links to Yahoo! Maps - Driving Directions)
  • Landsmanschaften in Newark. [September 2013]
  • tombstone images online. A fee charged. [April 2010]
  • The Old Jewish Cemeteries of Newark by Alice Perkins Gould [September 2013]
  • over 30,000 Newark records are available on JOWBR.
  • Phyllis Kramer book is available from Avotaynu.  [Feb 2014]
  • JGS of North Jersey cemetery website. [Feb 2014]
  • THE CEMETERIES

    • Ahavas Zion: See "Directory of Jewish Local Organizations in the United States", pp. 330-583. American Jewish Year Book 5680 September 25, 1919 to Sept. 12, 1920 ; vol. 21, edited by Harry Schneiderman for the American Jewish Comm. and submitted by Alan Hirschfeld.
    • Belmont Avenue Cemetery: This cemetery, founded 1848 and used by Congregation Bnai Jeshurun, no longer exists. (Temple Bnai Jeshurun, 1025 South Orange Avenue, Short Hills, NJ)
    • Gomel Chesid Cemetery: Records held by Stanley Dash (201-352-1302). Open 8-2pm, except Sat. On border of Newark & Elizabeth at Newark Airport. From New York: (right hand side) Rtes 1 and 9 to Washington Bridge - turnpike to Newark Airport, pay toll. Skyway on Rte 1-9 South past Budweizer Brewery. Get off at McClellen St., corner 1st right. Cemetery is at McClellen & 245 Mt. Olivett Ave. Source: Vivian E. Shore Zelvin, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
    • Grove Street Cemetery: 218-304 Grove Street, Newark. Boundaries: Grove Street, Grain Street, South 20th Street & part of East Orange. There are many entrances on Grove Street and on S.20th Street in Newark. One small section on Grove Street is in East Orange. The boundaries are Grove Street, Grain Street, S. 20th Street and East Orange properties. Access is on foot, with parking on nearby streets. Source: Alice Gould at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . [February 2002]
      Congregation Ahavath Achim Bnai Jacob & David, 700 Pleasant Valley Way, West Orange, NJ 07052 973-669-0079 and Cong. Shomrei Emunah, 67 Park St. Montclair, NJ 07042, 973-746-5031 were involved with several of these burial society sections.
      UPDATE: Anshe Russia section has significant numbers of overturned tombstones, far more than in September 2002. In particular a relatively well kept, nearly an entire row was knocked over. Source: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it (David Simon Bendory) on JewishGen Digest, 18 Nov 2002.
      Synagogue Sections or Burial Society Sections with date of founding are as follows:

     

    Admiral Sampson Lodge No. 192 IOBA 1898

    Austrian Hungarian Cong.Tifereth Israel

    Baron Rothchild Lodge No. 105 IOBA

    1910

    Brisker Shule-Cong. Kehilath Israel:

    Chechanovitzer KUV

    1915

    Cong. Adas Israel

    Cong. Adas Israel and Mishnayes

    1913

    Cong. Ahavath Achim B'nai Jacob: 700 Pleasant Valley Way, West Orange, NJ 07052

    Cong. Ansche Russia (Cong. Eyn Yaakov)

    1888

    Cong. Anshe Lubovitz

    1908

    Cong. Anshe Romania

    1898

    Cong. Anshe Warshaw

    1913

    Cong. B'nai Jacob: 700 Pleasant Valley Way, West Orange, NJ 07052

    Cong. B'nai Zion-Roseville

    Cong. Knesseth Israel

    Cong. Sinai Torah-Chaim

    Cong. Toras Emes

    1920

    Erste Bolechover KUV

    1901

    Gerechtigeit Lodge

    Guardians of Faith- Cong. Shomrei Emunah 1

    1921

    Harrison Lodge

    Harrison Shule

    Hebrew Burial Society

    1897

    Independent Newarker

    Israel KUVerein

    1885

    Kurlander Lodge (Ind. Order of the Sons of Joseph) 1911

    Orange City Lodge

    Russian No. 1-Cong. Knesseth Israel

    Russian No. 2-Cong. Knesseth Israel

    Russian No. 3-Cong. Knesseth Israel

    Russian No. 4, 5-Cong. Knesseth Israel

    Russian No. 6-Cong. Knesseth Israel

    Workmen's Circle

     

    • :McClellan Street Cemeteries: The McClellan Street cemeteries in Newark are scattered through the area of McClellan Street, and its intersection with Mt. Olivet Avenue and Floral Avenue. This area is off US 1 and is opposite Newark Airport. A small section on Floral Ave. is in Elizabeth. Access is on foot with parking on the street. Source: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it [February 2002] Congregation Ahavath Achim B'nai Jacob & David, 700 Pleasant Valley Way, West Orange, NJ 07052 973-669-0079 was involved with some of these sections as was the Yeshiva of Jewish Educational Center , 330 Elmora Avenue, Elizabeth, NJ 07208, 908-353-4446. Synagogue Sections or Burial Society Sections with date of founding are as follows:

     

    A.A.Pride of Elizabeth Lodge Brith Shalom

    B.A. Klausner 1918

    Barispolier Progressive. Society

    1909

    Beth Ahuvim KUV

    Beth El (Rosemount) Memorial Park Assoc.

    1890

    Cong. Agudath Israel

    Cong. Beis Chasidem

    Cong. Beth Joseph Lev Tov

    Cong. Emanuel, Roselle, NJ

    Cong. Kehilath Israel

    Cong. Yoiche Hosner

    Cong.Beth David, Roselle, NJ

    Elizabeth Jewish Education Cemetery

    Elizabeth Progressive Lodge, Brith Shalom

    Emil Zucker Lodge, Brith Abraham

    Erste Bershader

    Erste Bolechover, B'nai Zion Hochberg Chapt. No.125

    Erste Rzeszower-United Newark Lodge

    1918

    First Austrian Sick Benefit Society

    First Robishower Chelmer KUV

    Gomel Chesed Hebrew Cem.

    1891

    Independent Newark Lodge

    Independent Order Owath Zedek (5 branches)

    1896

    Israel KUVerein-Galloping Hills

    1911

    Jewish Educational Center

    Louis Brandeis Lodge 94 IOBA

    New Montefiore

    Newark Progressive

    Reim Ahuvim Pioneer Lodge

    1905

    Talmud Torah of Newark

    The Link of Israel

    Workmen's Circle, Branch 47 and Branch 290

    1900

     

    • :Talmud Torah Cemetery: 603-621 South Orange Avenue was dedicated in 1921. The boundaries are South Orange Avenue, Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, and Whitney Street. Source: Alice Gould at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it [February 2002]. Congregation Ahavath Achim B'nai Jacob & David, 700 Pleasant Valley Way, West Orange, NJ 07052, 973-669-0079 was involved with some of these sections. Synagogue Sections or Burial Society Sections with date of founding are as follows:

     

    Chudnover

    Left of main driveway, 5th section from South Orange Ave: Row No.'s start from driveway. Plot #s left (L) of path start from left side, #s right (R) of path start from path

    1905

    Cong. Anshe Israel, Ain Yankiff

    Right of main driveway, 9th section from South Orange Avenue Row #s start from driveway; plot #s start left and right from path; C indicates on path

    Cong. B'nai Israel

    Right of main driveway, 8th section from South Orange Avenue Row #s start from driveway; plot #s start left and right from path

    Cong. Kehilath Israel

    Right of main driveway, 8th section from South Orange Avenue Row #s start from driveway; plot #s start left and right from path

    Cong. Knesseth Israel

    Cong. Talmud Torah, New Talmud Torah

    Cong. Tifereth Zion

    Left of main driveway, 3rd section from South Orange Avenue Row #s start from driveway, plot #s start from left of plot

    Erste Lubarer

    Right side of main driveway, 6th section from South Orange Avenue; Row #s start from driveway. Row #s start from driveway; plot #s start left and right of center path. Erste Newarker (9/2/97) Left of main driveway, 4th section from South Orange Avenue. Row #s start from driveway, plot #s start from right side

    Erste Newarker, Camp No. 14 Order Sons of Zion

    Erste Oesterricher KUV

    Left of main driveway, 11th section from South Orange Avenue Row #s start from path; plot #s start left and right from path; C indicates on path; started 1891

    1891

    First Ostropoler Society, KUV

    Right side of main driveway, 3rd section from South Orange Avenue; Row #s start from driveway, Plot #s left and right of center path; started 1926

    1926

    Gombiner Lodge 174 IOBS

    Left of main driveway; 9th section from South Orange Avenue; left of path. Row #s start from driveway; plot #s start from path.

    1900

    Horowitz-Metzger Lodge

    (9/2/97) Left of main driveway, 10th section from South Orange Avenue, right of path; Row #s start from driveway, plot #s start from path

    1933

    Independent Brisker

    1st section from South Orange Avenue, left of main driveway. Row #s start from driveway; Plot #s, L=left of path, R=right of path, C=on path; started 1908

    1908

    Independent Lubarer

    Right of main driveway, in back of Erste Luberer (6th section on right from South Orange Avenue) or 2nd Section on Whitney Street. Row #s start from Whitney Street Gate. Plot #s start from center path, L is left and R is right of path; started 1931

    1931

    Jersey Warshawer

    Left of main driveway, 8th section from South Orange Avenue. Row #s start from driveway. Plot numbers from path; L is left and R is right of path; started 1900

    1900

    Kovner KUV

    Right of main driveway, 5th section from South Orange Avenue. Row #s start from driveway, plot #s start left and right of path, C is on path; started 1905

    1905

    Liberty Young Men's

    Right of main driveway, 8th section from South Orange Avenue. Row #s start from driveway, plot #s start left of path; started 1892

    1892

    Linetzer Young Men's

    Left of main driveway, 7th section from South Orange Ave. Row #s start from driveway, plot #s start left and right of path; started 1921

    1921

    Newark City Lodge 109 IOBA

    Right of main driveway, 4th section from South Orange Avenue. Row #s start from driveway, plot #s right and left of path

    1894

    Pioneer Lodge 231 IOBS

    Left of main driveway, 6th Section from South Orange Avenue. Row #s start from main driveway; plot #s, L is left & is right of path, C is on path; started 1905

    1905

    Semiatitzer Progressive Association

    Behind Kovner (5th section from South Orange Ave on right of main driveway) or 1st cemetery plot on Whitney Street after private property. Row #s start from Whitney Street, Plot #s start from right side; started 1914

    1914

    South Orange Avenue Hebrew Cem. Assn.

    Left of main driveway; to the left of first two sections, may be accessed through 3rd section. Row #s start from the fence to the left of the 3 sections, plot #s start from the right; started 1939

    1939

    True Friends Lodge

    Left of main driveway, 2nd section from South Orange Avenue. Row #s start from driveway, plot #s left and right of path; started 1888

    1910

     

    • :Union Field Cemetery: The South Orange Avenue gate is in Newark, but most of the sections are in Irvington. There is an entrance in Irvington on 14 th Avenue. The boundaries are South Orange Avenue, B'nai Abraham Cemetery, 14 th Avenue, and the old Pabst Brewery property in Irvington on Grove Street. Source: Alice Gould at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it [February 2002]
      UPDATE: I wanted to alert someone to the fact that Unionfield Cemetery on South Orange Ave. has a broken fence; and the gates are often wide open. The area is pretty run down. I'm concerned that no one is paying attention to this cemetery that I drive by every day to and from work. Source: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it [August 2002]
    Synagogue Sections or Burial Society Sections with date of founding are as follows:

     

    Chevra Tillum Tifereth Israel

    Cong. Ansche Sfard Linith Hazedek

    Cong. Anshe Romanische

    Cong. Rozu Ahava 1906

    Epstein-Margolis Cemetery

    1959

    Sanford B. Epstein, Inc., 308 Grove Street or 270 South 20 th , Newark, NJ 07103, may have information. 973-373-0144 or 973-373-6610

    Gerechtigeit Lodge No. 25 IOBA

    1896

    Independent Brisker

    1908

    Jersey Warshawer Lodge #109 IOBA

    1910

    New Jersey Verein

    1917

    Newark City Lodge #1098 IOBA

    1934

    Oesterreicher Ungarishe (Austrian Hungarian)

    Rheim Ahuvim

    1895

    Star of Jacob

    1890

    Ungarisher Israelitisher

    1896

     

     

    Last Updated on Thursday, 27 February 2014 22:53