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For information on the Jewish commmunity and congregations of Belfast, see Belfast on JCR-UK

Belfast Synagogue, 49 Somerton Road, Belfast BT15 3LH. Telephone: Aaron Engelmeir at +44-2890-775013.[Jan 2001]

The Belfast (Ireland) City Council has placed on line about 360,000 burial records including Belfast City Cemetery-records from 1869 including some Jewish records. When using the search mechanism--you need at a minimum the surname and the extraction will show the following information: name, age, sex, place of last residence, date of death, date of burial, cemetery, grave section and type of burial--for example, earth burial or cremation.  See:http://www.belfastcity.gov.uk/burialrecords/index.asp [May 2012]


CEMETERIES:

  • Carmoney Jewish Cemetery: Church Road, Carmoney Hill, Newton Abbey:

Opened in 1912 and situated in a scenic sport in rural Carmoney, the oldest stone is that of Annie Gross, who died 9 September 1912. David Shulman, Webmaster JCR-UK {June 2016]
Access: Locked. keys care/off stone masons.

 

  • Old Jewish Cemetery, The Falls Road, Belfast BT12:

The old Jewish section located at the rear of the City Cemetery Belfast City Cemetery in west Belfast was used for Jewish burials between 1871 and c.1914 (and occasionally after). Initially no headstones were allowed for those buried in the Jewish ‘poor ground’. Following the reversal of this decision, a memorial stone to all those buried there was erected in 1931

The cemetery is in a sad state of disrepair and a target for vandalism. It was listed (in 1999) as a "Jewish site at risk" by the Survey of the Jewish Built Heritage in the UK and Ireland and is in poor condition. However, a move to restore the site, led by a non-Jewish Belfast city councilor, with a request for funding from Belfast City Council. [Source: article at Belfast Telegraph website (no longer appearing)]. Steven Jaffe, a London-based, Belfast Jewish historian is coordinating messages of support for this project. Contact him directly at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it [February 2004]

[UPDATE] 13 Jewish graves vandalized [August 2016]

See also Cemetery Scribes - Belfast Old Jewish Cemetery, which includes images of a number of Headstones [January 2017]

Access: During general business hours.


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