HEBREW BENEVOLENT SOCIETY
JEWISH GRACELAND INDEXING PROJECT
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Hebrew Benevolent Society sections 2 & 3The Jewish Graceland Cemetery project began in the 1980s. Norman Schwartz provided the early inspiration, essential guidance, and much of the original work. JGSI volunteers spent many hours at the cemetery recording gravestone information and locations. This information was indexed and recorded in an off-line database which has helped many people over the years.
(Jewish Graceland) Cemetery (burials thru 1989)
3919 North Clark Street, Chicago, Illinois
Phone: 847-279-8115 Fax: 847-279-8116
579 Highland Grove Drive
Buffalo Grove, IL 60089
Founded in the 1850’s, four sections make up the original Jewish Graceland:
- Gate 1: B'nai Zion
- Gate 2: B'nai Shalom (KAM)
- Gate 3: Hebrew Benevolent Society
- Gate 4: Chevra Kadisha
The North section (Gate 1) and the South section (Gate 4) are owned by Doris Weiss-Evon and the two center sections (Gates 2 & 3) are owned by the Hebrew Benevolent Society. Maps of the cemetery are being prepared to aid you when you visit the cemetery at 3919 North Clark Street in Chicago.
Gate 1: B'nai Zion Map in PDF format will open in new window or tab Gate 2: B'nai Shalom (KAM) Map in PDF format will open in new window or tab Gate 3: Hebrew Benevolent Society Map in PDF format will open in new window or tab Gate 4: Chevra Kadisha Map in PDF format will open in new window or tab
In 2005, JGSI initiated a project to make the previously indexed records available worldwide through JewishGen’s "JewishGen Online Worldwide Burial Registry" (JOWBR). This process will soon be completed for Gates 2 & 3. If you need information now, please e-mail us at: JewishGraceland@jgsi.org
Julie Levin has directed the 2005 effort with help from Norman Schwartz, Mike Karsen, Michael Tarkoff, and Sandy Pakin. Mark Mandle was instrumental in the early days of this project and has written a history of the cemetery. We are especially grateful to Howard Eiseman and The Hebrew Benevolent Society of Chicago (HBENSOC@aol.com) for their support of this project.
We continue to work on this project and have future phases planned. If you have information about Jewish Graceland’s history or about people buried there, please share it with us. To help us with the above items or other inquiries, e-mail us at JewishGraceland@jgsi.org
Jewish Graceland Coordinator
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