Cemeteries & history

Articles that focus on the history of Jewish Cemeteries in the UK

Cardiff, Jewish Cemeteries

Please click on the photos for more information and note they are Copyright L B Saunders.   The Ohel, Green Farm Road, is protected against vandalism and the plaques are from the Cathedral Road Synagogue which was sold several years…

Inscriptions – With Hebrew or without?

In a recent article in the Jewish Chronicle ‘I didn’t want a traditional headstone for my father’s grave. But what was the alternative?’ Stephen Games describes how he commissioned a unique tombstone for his father, in strict conformation with the four prerequisites imposed by the…

Pisa – Jewish Cemetery

The cemetery was opened in 1674 and it’s one of the most ancient Jewish places of burial in the world. There were at least three older Jewish Cemeteries, all of them situated outside the west wall of Pisa. Some epigraphic…

East Ham Cemetery, Marlow Road

In January there was a mini-tornado blew across the cemetery causing damage to a number of headstones and causing others to be unstable, mostly to the left of the Prayer Hall. The United Synagogue Burial Sociey probably have details of…