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Newburyport Hebrew Cemetery

Newburyport Hebrew Cemetery is not affiliated with Congregation Ahavas Achim (CAA), although it works closely with CAA and its clergy.   The first land consecrated for a Jewish cemetery to serve the Newburyport Jewish community was located in Salisbury, MA.   After the location was approved for use as a burial ground by the Town of Salisbury, the land was deeded to Newburyport Lodge No. 488 Independent Order Brith Abraham of Newburyport on October 24, 1910.  The original land used for a Jewish burial ground was deeded to the newly incorporated Newburyport Hebrew Cemetery Association (NHCA) on February 13, 1934.  An adjacent parcel of land was deeded to Independent Workman’s Circle Branch 38 of Newburyport in 1919. That parcel has been integrated with the original parcel.  In 1949, a small parcel north of where the small brick chapel currently stands, was acquired.  The chapel was built in 1963 and funerals were regularly held there until the mid-1990s.  Over the years, there have been approximately 500 burials at Newburyport Hebrew Cemetery. 

An Interfaith Section where Jews may be buried together with their non-Jewish spouses and other family members who may not be Jewish.  Specific rules apply and are available upon request.

If you would like to obtain information regarding Newburyport Hebrew Cemetery, located at 10 Toll road in Salisbury, please contact Michael Pearlman, president of the NHCA Board of Directors.

If you are looking for headstone information, most of the stones in the cemetery have been photographed and are cataloged here.

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