Jewish Genealogy Society of Cleveland

Search the Cleveland Jewish News Obituary Database

Our member, Helen Wolf, has created a searchable index to the obituaries and death notices published in the Cleveland Jewish News (CJN) from the first issue in on October 30, 1964, to the present, which is updated semi-annually.

The database currently contains 31,278 entries, and includes information from all Obituaries and Death Notices published in the CJN through the end of December, 2013.

The database contains the following information (if published):

  • Surname (Last name)
  • Given Name (First name)
  • Middle Name or Initial
  • Maiden Name (nee)
  • Title (Mr., Mrs., Rabbi, etc,)
  • Age at Death
  • Birthplace
  • Date of Death
  • Obituary/Death Notice Publication Date
  • Place of Burial (Cemetery)

The Cleveland Jewish News (CJN) is an independent publication in existence since 1964 serving the greater Cleveland Ohio area. The CJN is published weekly with a paid circulation of approximately 14,000. The full text of the obituaries (and searchable full copies of every edition of the CJN) can be accessed online on their website by subscribing to their archive service. For details and prices of subscriptions to their print, on-line, and/or archive editions, Click here. For those with Cuyahoga County Library accounts, the CJN Archive can also be accessed through the library's website. For more information, Click Here.

For those only desiring print copies of obituaries and death notices, due to the increasing number of requests for obituary information, the Cleveland Jewish News will charge $15.00 for up to three obituary requests made at the same time. This charge must be paid in advance of the obituary notices being copied and mailed to the requesting party.

All obituary requests should be made to LifeCycles at the CJN: (216) 454-8300 ext. 217, with payment sent to the CJN at: 23880 Commerce Park, Suite 1, Beachwood, Ohio 44122.

The Western Reserve Historical Society also maintains an archive set of copies of the Cleveland Jewish News. To get a copy of an obituary you're interested in contact them at:

Western Reserve Historical Society
Attn: Reference Division
10825 East Blvd.
Cleveland, Ohio 44106

The database is also available through JewishGen.

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