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general Mecklenburg County information. [September 2005; update June 2014]]

Charlotte Jewish Historical Society (CJHS): Sam Eneman or Richard Klein, P.O. Box 13574, Charlotte, NC 28270 (704) 366-5007, fax: (704) 365-4507, email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Elmwood Cemetery: Has the grave of a Jewish Confederate soldier and one Jewish family plot in it. Source: Anita Howard UPDATE: Site (operated by City of Charlotte). 700 West 6th Street, 704-336-2123. The total acreage in Elmwood is about 72 acres. No grave spaces are available for sale, although burials still occur here. The first recorded burial in Elmwood was in 1853. [September 2005]

Forest Lawn East Cemetery: 3709 Forest Lawn Drive, Matthews, NC 28105, 704-846-1068. This much newer cemetery is located in the area of Charlotte where Jews live and some dedicated ground for Jewish burials. A ceremony conducted by Rabbi Robert Seigel of Temple Beth El was held to consecrate the land about ten years ago. This was the first time anyone, including the rabbi, had witnessed this kind of dedication. Source: Richard A. Klein, Chairman, Charlotte Jewish Historical Society (CJHS) UPDATE: has information. map.[September 2005]

Forest Lawn West Cemetery: 5601 Freedom Drive. This private cemetery has some dedicated ground for Jewish burials. However, few burials have been held there in recent years. UPDATE: 4601 Freedom Drive, Charlotte, NC, 28208, 704-392-2104 [September 2005]

Hebrew Cemetery: McCall St. at Statesville Ave. This site is the oldest and only one that is predominantly Jewish. Non-Jewish spouses have only recently been given a place in Hebrew Cemetery. Contact: Irving Mond, 704-366-6632. A video is available: " A Walking Tour of the Hebrew Cemetery" produced by the Charlotte Jewish Historical Society. Contact: Lenora Stein, Carolina Agency for Jewish Education 704-366-5007. UPDATE: p. 15952 in Cemeteries of the US, Deborah M. Burek, ed. Detroit: Gale Research Int., 1994. ISBN 0-8103-9245-3. Source: Al Rosenfield, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Walking Tour of the Charlotte Hebrew Cemetery 1800 McCallCharlotte, NC 28206, 704-375-1595. has photo. has burial list. (881)  [September 2005]

a Presbyterian cemetery: "All over the Carolinas lie the remains of Jews who lived and died long ago in communities with no consecrated burial place for them. They are safe and remembered in church cemeteries, like this grave in a Charlotte Presbyterian cemetery of a woman born during the Revolutionary War. The inscription begins, 'In memory of Mrs. Z. Penick who died April 12, 1854, 73rd year of her age, a mother in Israel...'." Also photo. [September 2005]


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