Jewish Cemeteries in Cleveland
There are a total of 16 Jewish Cemeteries in the greater Cleveland area and 3 community cemeteries with Jewish sections. For information about an individual cemetery, click on the cemetery name listed below.
Jewish Cleveland Cemetery Database
Searching for your ancestor's burial information has just been made easier! With the click of a mouse, you can now access the Jewish Cleveland Cemetery Database, a project of the Commission on Cemetery Preservation.
Burial information was gathered from synagogues, individuals and funeral homes. While many cemeteries, synagogues and individuals were helpful in allowing access to their records, old, damaged, incomplete, or missing records made the task of compiling information a challenge.
As a result, we know that there missing burials from the database that we were not able to gather. If you have information to share or corrections please click "Contact Us" and send us your information.
Special thanks for the assistance of countless volunteers who painstakingly enumerated and recorded the burials over several years, the database now contains the names of over 70,000 burials.
To view an article form the Plain Dealer about the cemetery database click here: Plain Dealer Cemetery Database Article
Jewish Cleveland Cemetery List
- Bet Olam
- Chesed Shel Emeth (Formally known as Ridge Road 1)
- Chesterland Memorial
- Lincoln - Sections include Warrensville, Workmen's Circle & Independent Mizreich
- Mt. Olive
- Mt. Sinai
- Ridge Road #2
- Western Reserve Memorial Gardens*
- Zion Memorial
* General community cemetery with Jewish sections
Commission on Cemetery Preservation
The Commission on Cemetery Preservation was created by the Jewish Federation of Cleveland in 1993 to promote and encourage preservation of Jewish cemeteries overseen by congregations and other organizations. It addresses issues that arise when a sponsoring organization is no longer able to maintain its cemetery.
The Commission, under the leadership of President Rubin Guttman, is currently conducting a Jewish Cleveland Cemetery Study to look at the synergies that exist between our cemeteries and develop strategies for how to best maintain our cemeteries in the years to come.