Welcome to the Nantucket Jewish Cemetery, a sacred and peaceful spot on Nantucket that many of us have chosen for our permanent resting place.

The Nantucket Jewish Cemetery Association, a 501(c)(13) non-profit organization was incorporated in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in 1987 to “provide for the availability, operation, maintenance and improvement of gravesites for the burial of people of the Jewish faith in Nantucket.”

Thanks to the tireless leadership of the late Milton Zlotin and Eugene Ratner, a portion of land in the Lewis Memorial Section of Prospect Hill Cemetery was set aside and designated for Jewish burial practices. The area is bordered by a privet fence that serves to define it as consecrated in accordance with Jewish law.

In recognition of a growing need, an adjacent section has been acquired to serve interfaith Jewish families and those who may prefer cremation.

To arrange a guided tour of the cemetery or for information regarding the availability and cost of burial plots contact NJCA@comcast.net, write P.0. Box 1145, Nantucket MA 02554, or contact our administrator, Steve Godwin at 508.280.0707.

The members of the Board of Trustees are listed below:
Peter Kahn
Gene Briskman
Susan Hochwald
Susan Bloom
Elliott Pollack