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Maitland Jewish Cemetery

History

On the north side of Ross Lane are forty four (44) burials on 0.6 ha of land. This Jewish Cemetery is one of only three provincial cemeteries in New South Wales, the others being in Tamworth and Goulburn. The Cemetery is totally Jewish, with most of the stones inscribed in Hebrew and having unique symbolism. The Australian Jewish Historical Society advises that the motif of outstretched hands with divided fingers is usually found on the memorials of a member of the Cohen (Priest) family. It is the sign, which a Priest makes when bestowing a blessing and is known as the sign of the priestly blessing. The National Trust has classified the cemetery.

Status

The Maitland Jewish cemetery is a historical cemetery and is only operational for existing reservations.

Address Details

Ross Lane
Maitland NSW 2320

Resources

Click here for the Jewish Cemetery Maitland Map & Layout Plan.

Click here for the Jewish Cemetery Maitland Plot Listing.

Click here for the International Jewish Cemetery Project - Australia.

Click here for the Australian Jewish Historical Society.

Further Information

For a listing of the burial register please contact Council's Customer Service Counter on (02) 4934 9700 during business hours or click on the following link;

Maitland City Council Burial Register

Tour of Maitland Jewish Cemetry - Sunday 9 March 2014

Jewish Cemetery CMP compiled for Council report