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Congregation Emanu-El B'ne Jeshurun moved to 2020 West Brown Deer Rd., River Hills, Wisconsin 53217, (414) 228-7545 in 1997. In 1869, Temple Emanu El was formed after breaking from B'ne Jeshurun. Other Milwaukee synagogues and temples can be accessed here. [April 2011]

  • Agudas Achim Cemetery: see Cudady.  3690 E. College Avenue, Cudahy, WI 53110. Office: c/o Agudas Achim Chabad, 2233 W. Mequon Road, Mequon, WI 53092. (414) 762-248. Map of Agudas Achim
  • Anshai Lebowitz Cemetery: at 326 South Hawley Road and operated by the Orthodox synagogue, Congregation Anshe Lebowitz at 3100 North 52nd Street, Milwaukee, WI, 53216. (414-444-1190) or (414-476-6308). Office Address: 11040 W. Bluemound Rd., Suite 200, Milwaukee, WI 53226. (414) 453-0627. Map of Anshai Lebowitz. There are now about 2500 buried there.The Chevra Kadisha of the congregation also owns 80 acres of farmland in Franklin, southwest of Milwaukee, which was purchased but never used as a cemetery. This parcel has shown up on maps as Gilead Lodge Cemetery since Anshe Lebowitz purchased the land from Gilead Lodge in 1965. Source: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
  • Reference: Alan Hirschfeld submission using "Directory of Jewish Local Organizations in the United States", pp. 330-583. American Jewish Yearbook 5680 September 25, 1919 to Sept. 12, 1920 ; Volume 21, edited by Harry Schneiderman for the American Jewish Committee.
  • Beth Hamedrosh Hagadol Cemetery: (includes Beth Jehudah section); 134 South Dana Court. The cemetery office is at 5027 West North Avenue, Milwaukee, 53208. Map of Beth Hamedrosh HagodelBeth Hamedrosh Hagodel Cemetery is an Orthodox cemetery operated by the Beth Hamedrosh Hagodel Cemetery Association, 3447 North 51st Boulevard, Milwaukee, WI, 53216, (414-871-8760). This cemetery is active and dates from 1921. There are about 1700 burials. Source: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
  • Graceland Cemetery: 6401 North 43rd Street, phone: 414-353-8850; Source: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
  • Greenwood Cemetery: Greenwood Cemetery: 2615 W. Cleveland Avenue, Milwaukee, WI  53215; phone: 414-645-1390. The cemetery, founded in 1869, is operated by Greenwood Cemetery's Board of Directors and is not affiliated with any particular Temple. Office: 2405 W. Forest Home Avenue, Milwaukee, WI. (414) 645-2632 Map of Greenwood In 1872, the "Hebrew Cemetery Association" formed with the purchase of ten acres in the town of Lake. In 1873, the name was changed to "Greenwood Cemetery Association". The first burials were reinterments from Hopkins Road Cemetery. About 2700 are interred. [Source: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , but contact information updated April 2011 by John Pereles.] Greenwood Cemetery Association; minutes, amended by-laws, and rules and regulations of the Association, organized Jan. 30, 1873. April 1, 1872-Jul. 19, 1965 Box No. 966; AJA. American Jewish Archives, 3101 Clifton Ave. Cincinnati, Ohio 45220-2488. 513-221-1875 (tel); 513-221-7812 (fax). E-mail: AJA contact form .
  • Forest Home Cemetery: A multi-denominational cemetery, across the street from Greenwood. The President of Forest Home is Tom Kursel; 414-645-2632.

    Hopkins Road Cemetery: See Greenwood Cemetery . [Also known as Schaarei Tzedek (Gates of the Righteous). 1615 West Chambers Street. Presently maintained by Congregation Emanu-El B'Ne Jeshurun that also has records in its archives. Milwaukee's first Jewish cemetery and reported to be the oldest Milwaukee cemetery remaining on its original site, the location address is 1612 West Hopkins Street, although the entrance is on Chambers Street. In use from 1848 through 1888, it was first referred to as "Jew's Cemetery" and later as "Hopkins Street Cemetery". Early all-German records show about 360 burials. When a portion of the property was condemned in 1896 by the City of Milwaukee to widen Chambers Street, a number of graves were relocated, mostly to Greenwood Cemetery. In May 1981, the cemetery was rededicated and renamed Schaarei Tzedek (Gates of the Righteous). Records show 87 bodies are still buried there. A monument listing the names was unveiled at the rededication. The first burial appears to be in 1849. Source: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
  • Mound Zion Cemetery: [aka Waukesha West Cemetery] 14400 West North Avenue, Brookfield, WI 53005-4500. Phone: 262-782-3270. Formed in 1878 and cared for by Congregation Anshe Sfard, in 1924, the independent Mound Zion Cemetery Association assumed the operation. About 3200 burials. Some early death certificates refer to it as the Waukesha West Cemetery. Source: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . Charlotte Hirschfeld is the helpful caretaker and contact person. Map of Mound Zion
  • Schaarei Tzedek: (Gates of the Righteous). rededicated Hopkins Road Cemetery above in May 1981. Source: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
  • Second Home Cemetery: 3655 South 43rd Street, Milwaukee, WI 53220; 262-545-0394; Map of Second Home. Owned and operated by Conservative synagogue, Congregation Beth Israel at 6880 North Green Bay Avenue, Glendale, WI 53209. (414) 352-4370 Use dates from 1888. According to the October 15, 1890, Milwaukee Journal, "The Hebrew Congregation Anshe Jacob has purchased six acres of land for a burial place, which will be known as Second Home Cemetery." Sources: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it and from Cemeteries of the US by Deborah M. Burek, ed. Gale Research Int., Detroit MI (1994) ISBN 0-8103-9245-3.
  • Spring Hill Cemetery and MausoleumMichael D. Schuman (Executive Director) at (414) 352-4777, Office: 166 South Hawley Court, Milwaukee, WI 53214-1903;Map of Spring HillSue Hirschfeld, Custodian: (414) 801-9501.
    • It was created and is operated by Gilead Lodge 41 of B'nai Brith. The site is 11 1/2 acres and presently has about 8000 interred there. It was chartered in 1867 with the first burial two years earlier, in 1865. Sources: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it [information updated June 2014 per Michael Schuman]
    • Cemeteries of the US by Deborah M. Burek, ed. Gale Research Int., Detroit MI (1994). ISBN 0-8103-9245-3.
    • Find a Grave. [June 2014]
    • tombstone images online. A fee charged. [April 2010]
  • Temple Menorah Ever-Rest Cemetery: 9522 West Beloit Road. Map of Temple Menorah Ever-Rest Cemetery. Operated by a Conservative synagogue, Temple Menorah, 9363 North 76th Street, Milwaukee, WI 53223-1003, (414-355-1120). On this 3.5-acre site are about 550 burials. The cemetery has been in use since 1912. (22351; Cemeteries of the US by Deborah M. Burek, ed. Gale Research Int., Detroit MI (1994). ISBN 0-8103-9245-3. Source: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
  • Waukesha West Cemetery: See Mound Zion Cemetery.
  • Wisconsin Memorial Park Cemetery: 13235 West Capitol Drive, Milwaukee, WI 53005; 414-781-7474. This non-sectarian cemetery has some Jewish people buried there. Source: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
  • Wood National Cemetery: 5000 West National Avenue, Milwaukee, WI 53295; 414-382-5300; source: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
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