Jewish Genealogical Society of Illinois

Chevra Kadisha Ezras Nicochim at Oakridge-Glen Oaks Cemetery

Oakridge and Glen Oak are adjoining cemeteries covering 275 acres in west suburban Hillside, Illinois at 4301 West Roosevelt Road. Oakridge opened in 1899 and Glen Oak opened shortly thereafter.  The two cemeteries apparently merged in the 1940's.  Total Jewish and non-Jewish burials are approximately 100,000.  Less than 20% of the burials are Jewish.  

Oakridge has one big Jewish section, with rows of identical gravestones of red granite, and a few smaller sections.
Jewish burials date from 1929 through the present year.  Groups with burials here include:

Jewish War Vets, a war memorial consisting of a large cannon and numerous dedication plaques 

Chevra Kadisha Ezras Nicochim 

Oak Park Temple

West Suburban Temple

Bella & Sarah Dicker Aid Society 

Federal Fellowship Club

Jewish Brotherhood

Lawn Manor Jewish Community Center 

Southtown Hebrew Congregation 

Yarmo-Devere Post American Legion

As of 2018, the JGSI database primarily covers Chevra Kadisha Ezras Nicochim in Sections 25 through 34, 37 and 41 & 42. 

The cemetery can assist burial lookups.  Call 708-344-5600 

The large Jewish area is located at the lower right on this map.  Oak Park Temple and West Suburban Temple sections are at the upper left on this map.  Within the large Jewish area are the other sections.  Click on the map below for those other sections.  Sorry, it's hard to read.  The Chevra Kadisha Ezras Nicochim section is at the northeast corner on the small map.
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