Machsikei Hadas Cemetery

Some of you know Dave Bertenthal.  He’s a Carnegie boy.  Last week he was researching his family cemetery information and he found that some of his family are buried in Machsikei Hadas Cemetery.  I’m not familiar with it, but I expect many of you are.  Dave made a visit, and filed this report.

“This cemetery was a Galician cemetery  affiliated with an unknown synagogue until 1987. I did notice some new burials as I went around the grounds. No gate as it is wide open. The old caretaker’s son is the new caretaker. He helped me find my great grandparents grave site. Attached shows the look down from top and my great grandparents stones. The cemetery needs cleaned up. I asked if they had a “roster” of people but he did not know. His father may have one. He did tell me that many of the people buried there are from Carnegie.

The address is 904 Geyer Road. You take I279 North and get off at McKnight/Evergreen exit. Turn right on Evergreen. At top of hill there is a stop sign, Turn right and follow road past cemeteries and make a left at first street which is Geyer. The cemetery is about mile on the right on a hillside. About 15-20 minutes from here.

I did recognize names as I traveled through the brush as it is over grown. Grave sites need cleaned up. The caretaker does cut grass between rows when he can.”

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2 Responses to Machsikei Hadas Cemetery

  1. Alison Jaeb

    Hello, I have reason to believe that my great great great grandfather is buried in that cemetery. If you ever make a trip back, or have any other pictures, I’d be grateful for some information as I live in Cleveland and have no plans to travel to that area any time soon.

    My email address is

    Thank you!

  2. Roger Liddle

    According to the JewishGen Online Worldwide Burial Registry (JOWBR):
    “Machsikei Hadas was a Galicianer synagogue that was chartered in 1900 and closed in 1989.”

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