History of Elesavetgrad

Elesavetgrad was a town in the Ukraine named after Czarina Elizabeth, daughter of Peter the Great.


It was typical for Jews who came to the United States and Canada to form fraternal organizations called Landsleit (countrymen). These organizations fostered the comfortable idea of a Jewish cemetery.


Elesavetgrad Cemetery was named for the old-country home of the Jewish grocers and shopkeepers who originally formed the cemetery association in the twentieth century.


The historical Elesavetgrad property is different than the large traditional synagogue-owned Jewish cemeteries.


We offer burial space to Jewish fraternal groups, smaller Jewish congregations, and individuals in the community.