|CAMBRIDGE, Cambridgeshire (5 burial sites):|
For information on the Jewish community and congregations of Cambridge, see Cambridge on JCR-UK.
This Jewish (orthodox rites) cemetery was opened in 1941, primarily as a result of the influx of Jewish evacuees and refugees during World War II. It is primarily for members of the Cambridge Traditional Jewish Community (the City's orthodox Jewish congregation) and is owned by the Chevra Kadisha (burial society) of the Cambridge Jewish Residents Association.
An additional (orthodox) Jewish Section, at the new Dry Dayton Cemetery, has recently been established by the Chevra Kadisha of the Cambridge Jewish Residents Association. [Source: David Shulman, 2016]
A Reform Jewish Section of the Newmarket Road Cemetery was established in 1984, primarily for members of the City's Beth Shalom Reform Synagogue.
This includes headstones with Stars of David at grave sites maintained abroad by The American Battle Monuments Commission [Source: Commission sheet entitled Headstones Emplaced at Grave Sites (World Wars I and II) dated 9 May 1994)]
World War II Cemetery: Cambridge, England. 81 headstones. Source: Jonathan L. Eisenberg, Minnetonka, Minnesota.
There was a Jewish Cemetery in Cambridge in use from some time after 1177 until 1290.
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