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The Old Jewish Cemeteries of Newark
by Alice Perkins Gould
The Old Jewish Cemeteries in Newark traces
the establishment of the Newark area cemeteries from the middle of the
nineteenth century to the end of the twentieth century. It consequently
describes the nature of the Jewish society during that period.
Intertwined with the description of the historical development of the
various cemeteries are tales about the lives of the Jews who are buried
in the different sections and the lives of their descendants. The book
is unique in that it traces the history of the Jews using cemetery
records, obituaries, and the memories of their descendants. Included in
the book are copies of old documents and pictures, which should enhance
the reading pleasure.
There is mHandbook of Ashkenazic
Given Names and Their Variantsuch
practical material that would be of interest to Jewish genealogists.
Included in the book is a description of the cemetery project of the
International Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies and of the
Jewish Online Worldwide Burial Registry. Since there are no longer any
offices on the cemeteries, readers will find very helpful the diagrams
of the five cemeteries, with lists of the sections and the dates of
Although The Old Jewish Cemeteries in Newark is
concise, it includes much information that was discovered during many
years of research, and it contains material most of which cannot be
found in any previously published history of the Newark Jews during
8½" x 11" 108 pp. softcover $19.00
Introduction ixChapter 1 Early Jewish Cemeteries1Chapter 2 Jewish Burials in Other Secular and Religious Cemeteries 6Chapter 3 Grove Street Cemetery þ Sections Established by Congregations 16Chapter 4 Talmud Torah Cemetery and McClellan Street Cemeteries 24Chapter 5 The Societies and Their Sections 26Chapter 6 People in the News 41Chapter 7 The Gates, Monuments, and Gravestones 49Chapter 8 Jewish Burial Traditions, Funeral Homes, Monument Dealers and Caretakers 64Chapter 9 Deterioration and Rehabilitation 69Chapter 10 Indexing the Graves þ The IAJGS and JOWBR 74Chapter 11 Looking Ahead 76Appendix The Five Jewish Cemeteries in Newark, New Jersey 79Bibliography 93
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