The Commission for the Preservation of Pioneer Jewish Cemeteries and Landmarks in the West oversees seven historical cemeteries in northern California. These Jewish burial grounds were established by immigrant settlers during the California Gold Rush.

Our mission includes the restoration and preservation of cemeteries and landmarks relating to the Jewish presence in the early settlements of the American west. We provide educational materials and research opportunities to inform the public of the contributions made by Jewish pioneers to the development of the state, the nation, and the world.



The Commission for the Preservation of Pioneer Jewish Cemeteries and Landmarks in the West is a California 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. We welcome your involvement in our efforts to maintain these important relics of our American Jewish heritage.

Note: Paypal charges a fee for its services. You may also donate through the Jewish Community Foundation of the West at where 100% of your donation will go to the commission.