United States The IAJGS International Jewish Cemetery Project mission is to catalogue every Jewish burial site throughout the world. Every Jewish cemetery or burial site we know of is listed here by town or city, country, and geographic region is based on current locality designation. http://www.iajgsjewishcemeteryproject.org/oregon-or/index.html Tue, 23 May 2017 08:44:58 +0000 Joomla! 1.5 - Open Source Content Management en-gb ALBANY: Linn County http://www.iajgsjewishcemeteryproject.org/oregon-or/albany-linn-county.html http://www.iajgsjewishcemeteryproject.org/oregon-or/albany-linn-county.html
  • tombstone images online. A fee charged. [April 2010]
  • general Linn County information. [August 2005]
  • Willamette Valley Jewish Community Burial Society: "The Willamette Valley Jewish Community Burial Society is an incorporated body with chapters in Salem and Corvallis. A Jewish cemetery was established in Albany in the 1870's, and in the 1920's turned over to the Masonic Lodge in Albany. An agreement with this Masonic Lodge confers exclusive responsibility for the Jewish section of the Waverly Cemetery, including sale of the burial plots, to the Willamette Valley Jewish Community Burial Society." [August 2005]
  • St. Johns Jewish Cemetery: see Waverly Memorial Park [August 2005]

    Waverly Memorial Park: contains Waverly Jewish Cemetery aka St. Johns Jewish Cemetery: Records from careful actual reading of the stones and the original DAR reading of the stones on 24 July, 1935, are in the possession of Eliezer Froehlich, Archivist of Waverly Jewish Cemetery in Albany. He also has a number of actual death certificates as well as copies of newspaper obituaries from the local paper. The cemetery was deeded over to St John's Masonic Lodge of Albany in 1935. A few recent, non-Jewish burials occurred on the site, currently back in Jewish hands for use by the Corvallis, Salem, and area community. The Jewish section is next to the Masonic section. Source: Eliezer Froehlich, Archivist of Waverly Jewish Cemetery in Albany, Linn County, Oregon, 634 SW 7th St.; Corvallis, OR 97333.

    UPDATE: "(The) original name was Albany Hebrew Cemetery, in 1935 cemetery deeded to St. John's Masonic Lodge with stipulation to maintain the Jewish section as a separate entity. In more recent years, back in the control of Salem and Corvallis, OR congregations, renamed Waverly Jewish Cemetery. More correct to use one of these names, as it was at first entirely a Jewish cemetery, Masonic section, albeit larger, given by the local Jewish community as the families were dying or moving out in the 1920's and early 1930's."  Source:  Eliezer Froehlich. [December 2012]

    Documents: List of Jews buried in St. Johns Cemetery, 1877-1959; and letter from Robert E. Levinson to Stanley F. Chyet containing miscellaneous data.SC-160 and Microfilm No.3004; Jan. 25, 1962 are at AJA. American Jewish Archives, 3101 Clifton Ave. Cincinnati, Ohio 45220-2488. 513-221-1875 (tel); 513-221-7812 (fax). E-mail: AJA contact form.

    Information: "The Jewish section of the Waverly Cemetery is divided into two sections. One section is for Jews as defined according to Jewish Law (Halakhah). The other is for Jews by patrilineal descent and families who wish burial with non-Jewish spouses. No ashes will be interred in the halakhic section ... It is owned by the St. Johns Lodge, A.F. and A.M. The governance of the use of the Jewish Cemetery is done by their Cemetery Board in conjunction with the Willamette Valley Jewish Community Burial Society..." Source.  [August 2005]

    UPDATE: Northeast of Albany on Old Salem Road. Cemetery is on North side of road, opposite Waverly Lake (city park). Source: "Jewish Cemetery" on the 1878 Illustrated Historical Atlas Map, Linn Co. In the early 1930's "...(T)he trustees of the Jewish Cemetery on the Salem Road at Cox Creek volunteered to turn over their property to the Masonic Cemetery at no charge except the obligation to maintain the graves already there. For a long time this was then known as St Johns Cemetery but a few years ago the name was changed to Waverly Memorial Park, taking the name from Waverly Lake just across the road." Waverly Memorial Park now includes both the Jewish Cemetery and St. Johns Masonic Cemetery. Trustee: Linn Co. Tax Assessor: Lot 3500, AF & AM St Johns Lodge #17, 3165 Salem Ave SE, PO Box 394, Albany, OR 97321-0113,  1.928.3145/ See Albany Democrat Herald on July 29, 1980 and WPA Linn County Cemetery Survey from c. 1940 at the same site with cemetery history. Site dates from 1877.[August 2005]

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    phrases1@aol.com (Ellen Renck) Oregon OR Sun, 11 Jan 2009 15:05:43 +0000
    ASHLAND: Jackson County http://www.iajgsjewishcemeteryproject.org/oregon-or/ashland-jackson-county.html http://www.iajgsjewishcemeteryproject.org/oregon-or/ashland-jackson-county.html  

    see Jacksonville

     

    http://www.rootsweb.com/~orjackso/ has general Jackson County information. [August 2005]

     

    Temple Emek Shalom. Reform/ www.emekshalom.org Serves southern Oregon and northern California. [August 2005]

    Havurat Shir Haddash, 185 North Mountain Avenue, PO Box 1262. 541-488-7716 [August 2005]

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    phrases1@aol.com (Ellen Renck) Oregon OR Sun, 11 Jan 2009 14:59:58 +0000
    BEND: Deschutes County http://www.iajgsjewishcemeteryproject.org/oregon-or/bend-deschutes-county.html http://www.iajgsjewishcemeteryproject.org/oregon-or/bend-deschutes-county.html  

    http://www.rootsweb.com/~ordeschu/ has general Deschutes County information. [August 2005]

     

    http://www.jccobend.com/home.shtml is Jewish Community of Central Oregon web site.  JCCO Cemetery [August 2005]

     

    Pilot Butte Cemetery, Jewish section: This is adjacent to Greenwood Cemetery. Contact: Greenwood Cemetery (office), 105 NW Irving Ave. Bend, OR 99701. Tel 541-382-8815. Source: Eliezer Froehlich, Corvallis, OR defro@proaxis.com

    UPDATE: Cemetery is at 1375 NE Forbes Rd, P.O. Box 431. Bend, OR 97709-0431 (541)388-5540; owner: City of Bend. http://www.rootsweb.com/~cemetery/oregon/deschutes.html has links to burial information. Scroll to Pilot Butte Cemetery. [August 2005]

     

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    phrases1@aol.com (Ellen Renck) Oregon OR Sun, 11 Jan 2009 15:01:57 +0000
    CORVALIS: Benton County http://www.iajgsjewishcemeteryproject.org/oregon-or/corvalis-benton-county.html http://www.iajgsjewishcemeteryproject.org/oregon-or/corvalis-benton-county.html  

    see Albany

     

    http://www.rootsweb.com/~orbenton/ has general Benton County information. [August 2005]

     

    Willamette Valley Jewish Community Burial Society at http://www.beitam.org/burial.html: "The Willamette Valley Jewish Community Burial Society is an incorporated body with chapters in Salem and Corvallis. A Jewish cemetery was established in Albany in the 1870's, and in the 1920's turned over to the Masonic Lodge in Albany. An agreement with this Masonic Lodge confers exclusive responsibility for the Jewish section of the Waverly Cemetery, including sale of the burial plots, to the Willamette Valley Jewish Community Burial Society." [August 2005]

     

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    phrases1@aol.com (Ellen Renck) Oregon OR Sun, 11 Jan 2009 15:02:51 +0000
    EUGENE: Lane County http://www.iajgsjewishcemeteryproject.org/oregon-or/eugene-lane-county.html http://www.iajgsjewishcemeteryproject.org/oregon-or/eugene-lane-county.html  

    http://www.rootsweb.com/~orlake/ has general Lane County information. [August 2005]

     

    Renee Gottesman and Reeva Kimble visited the Rest Haven and Lane Memorial cemeteries, called some mortuaries, and talked to the secretary at the temple. An elderly woman remembers that before 1957, some Eugene residents were sent to Portland for burial.

     

    Synagogues:

    Temple Beth Israel of Eugene (was Conservative, became Reconstructionist in the late 1990s), 2550 Portland Street, Eugene OR 405-485-7218. Their current building dates from 1955. This was the only synagogue in Eugene until about four years ago. They keep NO records of burials.

    Halachic Minyan (Orthodox): 405-334-6772; founded about 1996.


    Eugene Masonic Cemetery: Temple Beth Israel Section. 25th and University, est. 2002 [January 2006] "... forested setting with many trees and wild flowers.  EMC permits us to bury without using concrete liners, which are mandatory at Rest Haven.  Also, at the EMC, burial can take place on a Sunday if needed....The Eugene Masonic Cemetery front gate is at 25th and University. http://www.jewish-funerals.org/newcemdedicate.htm.

    Cemetery: http://www.eugenemasoniccemetery.org/woodland.html [August 2005]

     

    Lane Memorial Gardens Cemetery: 5300 West 11th, Eugene, OR 97402; 343-1684. Located off South 72nd Street and Daisy Lane in Springfield, Lane County,Oregon. The Jewish section has no graves in it. (Apparently, the cemeawaits future business.) Jews are buried in other parts of the cemetery. [August 2005]

     

    Rest-Haven Cemetery: in IOOF Cemetery or Eugene Masonic Cemetery. 3986 S. Willamette, Eugene OR 97405; 345-8521.

    The first cemetery burial in the Jewish section that holds about fifty graves as of 1999 occurred in 1957. Oregon JGS surveyed the cemetery in 2000.

    http://www.jewish-funerals.org/newcemdedicate.htm has information. Section dates from 1950s. Rest-Haven is a lawn cemetery. [August 2005]

     

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    phrases1@aol.com (Ellen Renck) Oregon OR Sun, 11 Jan 2009 15:07:50 +0000
    JACKSONVILLE: Jackson County http://www.iajgsjewishcemeteryproject.org/oregon-or/jacksonville-jackson-county.html http://www.iajgsjewishcemeteryproject.org/oregon-or/jacksonville-jackson-county.html  

    http://www.rootsweb.com/~orjackso/ has general Jackson county information. [August 2005]

     

    Jacksonville Pioneer Cemetery, Jewish Section: Source: Julian H. Preisler, e-mail: jhp1963@yahoo.com.

    Less than 100 Jewish graves are in a section of the general cemetery. Brenda Wymore visited in 1999, email: bwymore.domain1.oramail@zeus.cc.pcc.edu.

    Eliezer Froehlich; e-mail: defro@proaxis.com, Board Member of Jewish Gen. Soc. of Oregon, has names.

    In Jacksonville, from Hwy 238, turn north onto Oregon St and then west on E St. http://jacksonvillecm.org/ has burial lists, maps, and information.

    Photo and Article: Jacksonville Pioneer Cemetery Speaks Of Hardships Of Early Settlersat http://www.newseaglepoint.com/articles/index.cfm?artOID=232191&cp=11010

    The Jewish section has the most children buried in it, Kingsnorth said. Many Jews came from San Francisco for gold and then became merchants. Their children died of epidemics and the parents moved on to other areas. "For burial listings, scroll down to "Jewish Section at http://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/usgenweb/or/jackson/cemeteries/jacksonville.txt?o_xid=0022470719&o_lid=0022470719&o_xt=22470719: "Located just west of the intersection of West ""E"" Street and Oregon Street. Go through the "gates and up hill. The first burial was in 1859. Note that the cemetery is on a hill with lots of trees - the graves are not in neat little rows. I traveled across each "row" from south to northwest to east copying down each stone and have designated sections to make it easier. " [August 2005]

     

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    phrases1@aol.com (Ellen Renck) Oregon OR Sun, 11 Jan 2009 15:09:48 +0000
    JASPER: Lane County http://www.iajgsjewishcemeteryproject.org/oregon-or/jasper-lane-county.html http://www.iajgsjewishcemeteryproject.org/oregon-or/jasper-lane-county.html  

    http://www.rootsweb.com/~orlane/ has general Lane County information. [August 2005]

     

     

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    phrases1@aol.com (Ellen Renck) Oregon OR Sun, 11 Jan 2009 15:10:32 +0000
    NORTH BEND: Coos County http://www.iajgsjewishcemeteryproject.org/oregon-or/north-bend-coos-county.html http://www.iajgsjewishcemeteryproject.org/oregon-or/north-bend-coos-county.html  

    http://www.rootsweb.com/~orcoos/ has general Coos County information. [August 2005]

     

    Congregation Mayim Shalom 541-751-1411 [August 2005]

     

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    phrases1@aol.com (Ellen Renck) Oregon OR Sun, 11 Jan 2009 15:11:22 +0000
    PORTLAND: Multnomah County http://www.iajgsjewishcemeteryproject.org/oregon-or/portland-multnomah-county.html http://www.iajgsjewishcemeteryproject.org/oregon-or/portland-multnomah-county.html  

    http://www.rootsweb.com/~ormultno/ has general Multnomah County information. [August 2005]


    Synagogues:

    Neveh Shalom: Congregations Ahavai Shalom and Neveh Zedek merged to form present-day Neveh Shalom. Neveh Shalom has all the cemetery records of those earlier shuls. The 1919 Jewish population was 8,000. 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; Volume 21. Edited by Harry Schneiderman for the American Jewish Committee and submitted by Alan Hirschfeld.

    http://www.ojm.org/past/bethisrael/bethisrael.html:Congregation Beth Israel history. [August 2005]

    http://www.pnaiorpdx.org/index.html is P'nai Or (Faces of Light) website. [August 2005]

    http://www.kesserisrael.org/ is Kesher Israel website. [August 2005]

    http://www.shaarietorah.org/ is Shaarie Torah congregational website.

     

    Cemeteries of the US by Deborah M. Burek, ed. Gale Research Int., Detroit MI (1994) ISBN 0-8103-9245-3. Source: Al Rosenfield, Columbus OH; e-mail: arosen@ee.netis the source of the information about Multnomah County cemeteries.

     

    Ahavai Sholom Cemetery: see Neveh Shalom Cemetery.

     

    Beth Israel Cemetery: AKA Hebrew Cemetery. Mt 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; Volume 21. Edited by Harry Schneiderman for the American Jewish Committee and submitted by Alan Hirschfeld.

    http://www.bethisrael-pdx.org/about.htm is Beth Israel website. "Congregation Beth Israel provides a beautifully maintained cemetery at 426 Southwest Taylors Ferry Road in Southwest Portland. The on-site Landau Chapel may be used for funeral services. Family plots may be purchased in a newly developed area of the cemetery. Ground burial is available as well as vault entombment and niches for urns in four mausoleums. Please call or email us for additional cemetery information. ... The Congregation was founded in 1858, when Oregon was still part of the Oregon Territory. It was the first congregation west of the Rockies and north of California. The then new Congregation held religious services in Burke's Hall, which was located above a livery stable located on First Avenue. The first Synagogue on SW Fifth and Oak streets was built in 1859."

    http://www.orednet.org/~clenzen/carutherscem.html has cemetery history of "Hebrew Cemetery" from an 1888 or 1890 Portland Oregoniannewspaper clipping:: Due north of the land above mentioned, and at present bounded by Hood, Corbett, Meade and Porter streets, was located, for the past thirty years, the old Hebrew cemetery. Originally the land belonged to the city, and was purchased by the Congregation Beth Israel more than a quarter of a century ago. This plat contains one acre and covers an area of about two blocks. Until within five or six years it was the Jewish burying ground and was the resting place for hundreds of bodies. Gradually, however, as the city spread, the cemetery was found to be too near, and some years ago a tract was bought by the Hebrew Society, enclosed and regularly laid out. bodies have since then been taken to the new grounds. Early last spring the city, by ordinance, provided for the removal of all the dead from the old enclosure. As in the first instance ­ that of the North Portland cemetery ­ the work of exhumation and reburial was done by contract, the city defraying all the necessary expenses. Over a month was required in which to accomplish the work. Every grave was opened and the bodies or crumbling dust, as the case might be, were carefully removed to the new plot and there tenderly committed to the silent bosom of earth. The old ground still belongs to the Congregation Beth Israel, and just what disposition will be made of the valuable property is now known at present."

    http://www.portlandct.org/Portland/history/historyt12.htm has history of the cemetery entitled "Portland's Jewish Cemetery" by Doris Sherrow, March 2000: [August 2005]

     

    Givas Nolom Cemetery: 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; Volume 21. Edited by Harry Schneiderman for the American Jewish Committee and submitted by Alan Hirschfeld. (Cemetery unknown today - Amy Levinson Z"l. Givas Nolom: deactivated-graves relocated to Beth Israel. Source: Elliot Axel, Coordinator; e-mail: ekaxel@home.com[August 2005]

     

    Jones Pioneer Cemetery: Jones AKA Mt. Zion and Sylvan.

     

    Havurah Shalom Cemetery: http://havurahshalom.org/ Havurah Shalom. Havurah Shalom has a cemetery located off the Sylvan Hill, just west of Downtown Portland. We have an active Chevra Kadisha upon request. Havurah works closely with Holmans Funeral Home to coordinate funerals at our cemetery. ...Created through the efforts of Havurah Shalom, the cemetery will be maintained in perpetuity by Multnomah County and the congregation. ... The cemetery is on a peaceful hilltop surrounded by trees in the southernmost section of the Jones Pioneer Cemetery, which is within five minutes of downtown Portland, just south of Highway 26 at the Sylvan exit. ...400 grave sites in the cemetery, which are physically and visually separated from the other sections of the Jones Cemetery in conformance with Jewish burial traditions. 

    http://www.interment.net/data/us/or/multnomah/jones/pioneer.htm has burial list and other information. [August 2005]

     

    Kesser Israel Cemetery: Names gathered by The JGS of Oregon, Source: Elliot Axel, Coordinator; e-mail: ekaxel@home.com

     

    Lone Fir Cemetery: Located at SE 20th Ave., between SE Morrison & Stark Streets, the cemetery dates from 1854. See Postal & Koppman Jewish Tourist's Guide to U.S. Phila., PA: Jewish Publ. Soc., 1954, p.522. UPDATE: http://www.metro-region.org/article.cfm?articleid=12696 has history. http://www.volunteermatch.org/orgs/org26691.html is the preservation group: "The cemetery is a 30.5 acre hands-on outdoor museum that represents Oregon's cultural and natural heritage." [August 2005]

     

    Neveh Shalom Cemetery: see Neveh Zedek

     

    Neveh Zedek Cemetery: All Jewish burials at Canyon Lane. Contact person: Sylvia Pearlman, Executive Director, Congregation Neveh Shalom, (503) 246-8831. Rose City Lodge section is included in Neveh Zedek. Source: Amy Levinson, deceased.

    See p. 17198, Cemeteries of the US by Deborah M. Burek, ed. Gale Research Int., Detroit MI (1994) ISBN 0-8103-9245-3. Source: Al Rosenfield, Columbus OH; e-mail: arosen@ee.net.

    Located at SW First and Alice Streets, the cemetery was established in 1871, currently managed and maintained by Congregation Neveh Shalom. Contact: Sylvia Pearlman, Executive Director of Neveh Shalom. (503) 246-8831. Source: Amy Levinson, Z"l.

    Source of names: JGS of Oregon, Elliot Axel, ekaxel@home.com/http://www.nevehshalom.org/ is Neveh Shalom website. Cemetery is in Washington County. [August 2005]

     

    Rose City Lodge: see Neveh Zedek. Rose City Lodge has a large section of Neveh Zedek Cemetery on SW Canyon Lane. Note: Rose City Lodge is not the same as Rose City Cemetery, which are miles away. The Rose City Lodge plots are listed in the Neveh Zedek computerized records. [August 2005]

     

    Shaarei Torah: NE Nehalem at 76th Avenues. Established about 1905, the all-Jewish cemetery has about 200 + burials and is well maintained by Shaarie Torah (Traditional) Congregation. Nate and Millie Director of Portland may have names. Source: Amy Levinson, deceased.

    http://www.shaarietorah.org/life_events/cemetary.html is the cemetery at 8013 S.E. 67th in Portland, OR 97206 information and directions. Out 72nd Ave to Nehalem, turn right (adjoins Keser Israel)[August 2005]

     

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    SALEM: Marion County http://www.iajgsjewishcemeteryproject.org/oregon-or/salem-marion-county.html http://www.iajgsjewishcemeteryproject.org/oregon-or/salem-marion-county.html  

    http://www.rootsweb.com/~ormarion/ has general Marion County information. [August 2005]

     

    http://www.tbsholom.org/ is Temple Beth Shalom website. [August 2005]

     

    Waverly Cemetery: Jewish Section.

    Willamette Valley Jewish Community Burial Society at http://www.beitam.org/burial.html: "The Willamette Valley Jewish Community Burial Society is an incorporated body with chapters in Salem and Corvallis. A Jewish cemetery was established in Albany in the 1870's, and in the 1920's turned over to the Masonic Lodge in Albany. An agreement with this Masonic Lodge confers exclusive responsibility for the Jewish section of the Waverly Cemetery, including sale of the burial plots, to the Willamette Valley Jewish Community Burial Society." [August 2005]

     

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