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Serving Galveston's Jewish Families Since 1900
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Our cemetery predates the formation of the Congregation Beth Jacob (CBJ) by approximately thirty years.  Until 1907 Jewish immigration through Galveston from Eastern Europe was a trickle until the "The Galveston Plan".  The Plan brought 10,000 Jews to America through Galveston's port between 1907 and 1914. Many continued their journey inland in all directions. 


Those who stayed in Galveston helped build the community and the new synagogue Congregation Beth Jacob.  Interned at CBJ Cemetery are the founders and congregants of the Shul and many of their decedents.  

In 2000 The Shul board conveyed the cemetery to a separate not-for-profit corporation governed by a board that meets quarterly to review the financial status of the corporation and the condition of the property.


Cemetery Administrator




Cemetery Address:

61st and T1/2

Galveston, TX 77550


Mailing Address:

4127 Pirates Beach

Galveston, TX 77554

CBJ Cemetery Maintenance Fund

The CBJ Cemetery Fund supports the efforts

of the Cemetery Board to

maintain and enhance the cemetery’s

infrastructure including driveways, sidewalks,

curbing, fencing, gates, water lines and landscape.


The Maintenance Fund supports headstone

leveling or repairing headstones if we cannot find

a descendant to fund the work.

The Maintenance Fund also purchases

headstones for those who have no family.

Maintenance Fund Supported Projects
Restoration of the front wall


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Power Washing
Sidewalks and Curbs
Plots Available in Mixed Marriage Section

We have completed designating a section of plots for the

burial of non-Jewish spouses with their Jewish spouse

and/or their unmarried children.

The section was created per the instructions provided

by the Rabbinical Assembly of the Conservative Movement.


Eight of the 32 plots in the section have already been reserved.

Please let family members or friends who would be interested in such accommodation, know about our new section.


All burials in this new section follow the same procedures

that the Cemetery has always required.

Congregation Shaar Hashalom Section

Congregation Shaar Hashalom has reserved a section of 32 plots in the CBJ Cemetery for its congregants. 

Contact Rex Hemme at

281-216-1485 or

about purchasing plots.

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