Waldheim Jewish Cemetery

Street Address: 
1400 Des Plaines Avenue
Forest Park, IL

Waldheim comprises more than 280 sections representing different families, congregations, societies, and benevolent organizations. It is the largest Jewish cemetery in the Chicago area.

Other resources:
Find a Grave
Genealogy Trails
Graveyards.com (east, central, and west views)
Jewish Genealogical Society of Illinois

Adelman, William J., “Waldheim Cemetery”
The Electronic Encyclopedia of Chicago
Chicago, Ill.: Chicago History Museum, 2005
Available online  

Cemetery Guide of Jewish Cemeteries and Non-sectarian Cemeteries with Jewish Sections in the Chicagoland Area : Map of Waldheim Jewish Cemeteries
Chicago, Ill.: Piser, 2001
Call No. F549.F47 C43 2001

Hucke, Matt, and Ursula Bielski. Graveyards of Chicago: The People, History, Art, and Lore of Cook County Cemeteries
Chicago, Ill.: Lake Claremont Press, 2013 (2nd ed.)
Call No. Chicago Browsing F547.C7 H84 2013

Records of Waldheim and Forest Home Cemeteries, Forest Park, Illinois
Microfilm; 5 reels.  Chicago, Ill.: Newberry Library Photoduplication Service, 1997.
Call No. Local History Ref Microfilm 1215

Simon, Andreas. Chicago, the Garden City: Its Magnificent Parks, Boulevards and Cemeteries: Together with Other Descriptive Views and Sketches
Chicago, Ill.: Franz Gindele Printing Co., 1893
Call No. W19.70
Digital copy available from the Open Content Alliance/Internet Archive





1873 - 9999

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