The Durham Hebrew Cemetery was founded in the 1800s, making it one of the oldest—if not the oldest—Jewish institution in the area. Beth El owns the cemetery, which is located next to the Old Maplewood Cemetery near downtown Durham.
Beth El is currently finishing an expansion project on the cemetery that will allow us to continue to meet the needs of our community for years to come. Volunteer work is crucial to maintaining the Durham Hebrew Cemetery. If you’re interested in helping to maintain and beautify the cemetery grounds, please contact Gladys Siegel.
To visit the cemetery, it’s easiest to go through the Maplewood Cemetery entrance on Kent Street, just off Morehead Avenue.
Click here for information the Beth El Chevra Kadisha (burial society).
Click here to listen to Rabbi Greyber and Sharon Halperin discuss the Dachau to Durham program.
5776 Cemetery Visitation and Dedication of Silver Family Annex and Snyderman Family Garden: