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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: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it is 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: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it [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: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

 

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: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

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, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it /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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