B'nai Amoona Cemetery B’nai Amoona (“Children of Faith”)
930 North and South Road
St. Louis, MO 63130
Jewish Cemetery
Established: 1871
Size: 14.16 acres
Burials indexed: 4,527

Photo taken by Karl Bloomberg © 2011; used with permission.

GPS (Latitude, Longitude): 38.665602, -90.335354    Click here for a Google map.

The cemetery holds a short entry register, 1888–1895, (records 1872–1887 are missing) and recent large plot maps which locate all identifiable graves from existing monuments and records.

The present cemetery has plots on both sides of Blackberry Lane. The smaller one to the south is 1.3 acres and dates back to 1871, when it was purchased for an early congregation called Sheerith Israel. In 1884, a splinter group from Sheerith Israel formed B’nai Amoona. In 1893, however, Sheeerith Israel and B’nai Amoona were reunited under the B’nai Amoona name. The name of the cemetery was not officially changed to B’nai Amoona until 1924.

Source of Data for this Cemetery

Data recorded from tombstones and cemetery information by volunteers from the former Jewish Genealogical Society of St. Louis.

Cemetery Specific Data Notes

Hamilton, Esley, The Cemeteries of University City. (The Historical Society of University City: University City, Missouri, 1998), pages 13-15.

Encyclopedia of the History of St. Louis, by William Hyde and Howard L. Conrad (New York, Louisville, St. Louis: The Southern History Company, 1899), volume 1, page 339.

Additional Resources


General information on Jewish cemeteries and other resources in Missouri: http://www.iajgsjewishcemeteryproject.org/missouri-mo/index.html

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Last modified: 23-Nov-2021 09:41