Our Cemeteries

Jewish cemeteries in the Trenton, New Jersey area range from private (Jewish only) cemeteries to consecrated Jewish ground within larger non-sectarian cemeteries. The oldest cemeteries are Jewish only, surrounded by high fences and are filled with the exception of a handful of graves. They are maintained by their synagogues. The next group of Jewish only cemeteries, several congregation and small lodge cemeteries, is located near Cedar Lane in Hamilton Township. Short fences with concrete footpaths surround these cemeteries. The newer cemeteries are dedicated Jewish grounds within larger public cemeteries in both Hamilton and Ewing Townships. These have black-topped roads for vehicles; the Jewish sections are open without any enclosures.

Almost from its inception in 1883, Congregation Brothers of Israel sponsored a Burial Society whose charter was written in Yiddish. In 1885, land was acquired on Vroom and Liberty Streets in Trenton for use as a congregational cemetery. In 1913, additional space was needed. Because no adjoining land was available, a tract along Cedar Lane was purchased.

Cemetery records are maintained in the synagogue office.

In December 2013, CBOI donated burial information for over 1200 burials to the JewishGen Online Worldwide Burial Registry. CBOI was the first Trenton-area synagogue to make records available through this valuable online resource. The records are searchable for free at:

Cemetery Database

Please contact the synagogue office at 215-579-2200 if we can be of further assistance.

Liberty Street Cemetery

Liberty Street Cemetery
901 Liberty Street (at Vroom Street)
Trenton, NJ 08611

History: In 1885 a burial ground on Liberty and Vroom Streets adjoining the Har Sinai Cemetery was laid out. In 1907 it was enlarged.

Site Information: The Liberty Street Cemetery is fully enclosed with a wrought iron fence with occasional brick/stone pediments. The name of our congregation is on the gate facing Vroom Street. There are paved walkways, but no roads for vehicles. It is well kept and crowded with medium to large stones, many containing long Yiddish inscriptions.

Directions: Route I-95 North. Merge onto US-1 North (Exit 46A). Cross Delaware River at Trenton (toll). Market Street/Route 33 East (towards train station). Right on South Olden Avenue (CR 622). Right on Liberty Street to Vroom Street.

Cedar Lane Cemetery

Cedar Lane Cemetery
1100 Cedar Lane
Hamilton, NJ 08610

History: In 1913, an auxiliary cemetery was established at Cedar Lane and Clover Avenue in Hamilton Township.

Site Information: This spacious cemetery on Cedar Lane has more recent burials than the Liberty Street Cemetery. The Cedar Lane Cemetery is fully enclosed with wrought iron outer fences. There is a paved road and walkways. There are sections for headstone markers and other areas have ground markers. There is also a FAMILY (multi-lot) Section.

In keeping with recent pronouncements of the Rabbinic Assembly, a section has been planned for INTERFAITH families.

Directions: Route I-95 North. Merge onto US-1 North (Exit 46A). Cross Delaware River at Trenton (toll). Market Street/Route 33 East (towards train station). Right on South Olden Avenue (CR 622). Right on Cedar Avenue to intersection with Clover Avenue.

Note: On Mapquest, the cemetery does not appear but is shown as part of St. Vladimir Cemetery.