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Westlawn Cemetery (burials to April 12, 2007)
7801 West Montrose Avenue, Norridge, Illinois 60706

Phone: 773-625-8600
Fax: 773-625-8609
E-mail: westlawncemetery@yahoo.com

46,121 burials in database

Westlawn Cemetery is an All-Jewish Cemetery. The cemetery covers 72 acres and roughly 48,000 people are buried there. It was found on 8 April 1937 and today is owned and operated by Temple Shalom of Chicago http://www.sholomchicago.org/westlawn.

Westlawn is the final resting place for a number of famous Chicago Jews. See http://www.findagrave.com/php/famous.php?page=cem&FScemeteryid=108820 for more information.

Cemetery map click map for larger size in PDF format (will open in new window or tab):

Westlawn Cemetery Map

Westlawn was the site of gravestone desecration in January 2008. At least 57 tombstones were defaced with anti-Semitic slogans.

Recent news articles:

12 January 2008

Vandals strike graves at Jewish cemetery
Anti-Semitic slurs were spray-painted on 57 tombstones

| Tribune staff reporter


1 February 2008
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Man Charged With Hate Crime In Cemetery Defacement

CBS News


5 March 2008

Self-proclaimed Nazi pleads not guilty to defacing cemetery



JGSI has been in contact with the cemetery management who has not been able to locate next of kin for some of the tombstones that were desecrated. To view the list and help the cemetery click here.

For further information e-mail us: westlawn@jgsi.org