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Congregation Kehilath Jacob Anshe Drohiczen Cemetery
also known as Beth Jacob Cemetery

Database contains 129 records

The fenced-off cemetery is a strip of land running west-east between Shermer and Waukegan south of Dempster and just north of Main Street. (In landmark terms, south of Classic Bowl, north of Lavitt Animal Hospital (which both have Morton Grove addresses) and west of that nursing home on the peninsula where Caldwell meets Waukegan.) The original entrance was on the Waukegan side.

The cemetery is owned by the Chicago Jewish Federation, who purchased the property in 2002. The once abandoned cemetery is fully fenced and maintained but not available for public visiting.

There have been several informative articles written about the history and condition of the cemetery:
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 Chicago Tribune article published July 1998 & Neighborhood posting (PDF)

Jewish Federation news release published September 2002 (PDF)

Jvibe webstory posted May 2005 (PDF)

Cemetery Photos 
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Kehilath Jacob Coordinator


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