Doncaster Jewish Community

Doncaster, South Yorkshire




Page created: 19 June 2014
Latest revision or update: 22 June 2022

Doncaster Jewish Cemetery
Rose Hill

Doncaster General Cemetery
Hyde Park


Although there was a handful of Jewish residents in Doncaster in the 1820s/1830s, the Doncaster United Hebrew Congregation was not formally established until approximately 1913. Shortly after this, agreement was reached with the Leeds Old Hebrew Congregation for burial facilities in their cemetery at Gildersome. The Doncaster Synagogue closed in 1979.

The first burial in the Rose Hill Cemetery was in 1936 and the last in 2006. The Tahara House was built in 1936, although the Jewish year was incorrectly given on the plaque as 3695 (instead of 5695). Unfortunately, the Tahara House was destroyed in an arson attack on 11th June 2022. Details of the incident can found here.

Fortunately, images of the Tahara House and the various Memorial and Dedication Plaques within it had been previously recorded - they can be viewed here.

For many years the Doncaster Hebrew Congregation has been under the 'umbrella' of the Sheffield Hebrew Congregation for Kashrut, education and funerals. This will continue in the event of any future deaths in the Jewish Community. A collection of press Reports relating to the Doncaster Jewish Community can be found here.

Those buried in this cemetery include:

  • Max Kletz, who was a descendent of the Vilna Gaon
  • Sidney Furman, the last President of the Doncaster Hebrew Congregation
  • Samuel Morris, Mayor of the Borough
  • Harry Morris (War Grave), son of Samuel Morris
  • Syd Baldachin (War Grave) from Rhodesia

The World War I Commonwealth War Grave for a Jewish airman, Jacob Loupinsky, was recently identified in the Hyde Park Cemetery, Doncaster. It was noted and photographed by Sophia Lambert of Doncaster, studying in Leeds, who brought it to the attention of Nigel Grizzard. The biography for Jacob Loupinsky can be viewed here and details of this burial, given by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission, can be viewed here.

The "virtual" cemetery provided here contains details of approximately 70 burials and has been assembled from the information given on the headstones. The layout of the Rose Hill Cemetery, including the row assignments, can be viewed here and a general plan of the Hyde Park Cemetery can be viewed here.

Information for any individual may be displayed by first selecting the appropriate surname letters from the list below and then selecting the required name from its corresponding drop-down list. Navigation to the next or previous burial plot in the Section/Row is achieved by clicking the appropriate link on the individual burial page.

Please ensure that JavaScript is enabled in your browser before making a selection above.

This database has been created through the efforts of Malcolm Sender, Nigel Grizzard, Ian & Linda Senior and Alan Tobias. Webmaster - David Shulman. It is made available here with permission of the Doncaster Jewish Community.

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