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Cleveland Jewish News Obituary Database

Compiled by Helen Wolf

This is a database of 35,694 obituary notices which appeared in the Cleveland Jewish News, compiled by Helen Rosenstein Wolf.

The index covers Oct 30, 1964 through December 25, 2023. For each entry, the index contains the deceased's name, the date of death, and in which issue of the Cleveland Jewish News the obituary appeared. Each entry usually contains the deceased's age, birthplace, and maiden name. The name of the cemetery is occasionally noted.

The Cleveland Jewish News (CJN) is an independent community newspaper continuously published weekly since October 30, 1964, serving the greater Cleveland Ohio area. The CJN has a paid circulation of approximately 14,000.

The Cleveland Jewish News Digital Archive is now free to use. It contains the entire run of the Cleveland Jewish News.  More than 120,000 newspaper pages are presented in the archive just as they appeared in print.  Every edition is fully indexed and text-searchable. It can be found here.

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