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Ohabei Shalom Cemetery

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Ohabei Shalom Cemetery

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Basic Information

Location 147 Wordsworth Street, East Boston, Boston, MA, United States
Phone number (617) 244-6509
Country United States
City Boston
Address 147 Wordsworth Street, East Boston, MS

General Information

Open to visitors yes
Need appointment no
Handicap accessibility no
Geographical Coordinates 42.38248,-71.01492


Ohabei Shalom Cemetery is located at Wordsworth & Horace Streets in East Boston, Massachusetts. In 1844, Boston's first synagogue asked for permission to purchase this then-remote East Boston lot as a burying place. This cemetery was the first legally established Jewish cemetery in the state. Prior to this, Boston Jews were buried in more distant locations such as Touro Cemetery in Rhode Island, the West Indies, or Europe.

This cemetery is still active. It was added to the National Register of Historic Places.

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