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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Shaarey Zedek Cemetery (230 Armstrong Avenue, Winnipeg)

The first burial in this Jewish cemetery in Winnipeg occurred in 1894, after it was determined that an earlier cemetery in eastern Winnipeg was too prone to flooding. In the cemetery are two of the only Jewish mausoleums in western Canada, erected in 1917 and 1947.

Among the noteworthy people buried in this cemetery are Benjamin Dembinsky and Harry Trager.

Shaarey Zedek Cemetery

Shaarey Zedek Cemetery (October 2020)
Source: George Penner

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.944337, W97.114022
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Children of Israel Cemetery (484 Almey Street, Winnipeg)

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Shaarey Zedek War Memorial (Main Street, Winnipeg)

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Shaarey Zedek Synagogue (129 Dagmar Street, Winnipeg)

Sources:

“Shaarey Zedek Cemetery tour a step back into Winnipeg Jewish history” by Myron Love, The Jewish Post & News.

Winnipeg, International Jewish Cemetery Project.

We thank George Penner for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 6 October 2020

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