The new Jewish cemetery was founded in the mid-1920s, taking over the functions of the already filled Old Cemetery. The author of the project was the famous Jewish architect Paul Mandelstam. The layout of the cemetery was created according tohis project, the fence and the hall for mourning ceremonies were built, which have survived to this day.
In the summer of 1990, a memorial stone to Žanis Lipke and his wife Johanna, who saved more than fifty Jews during the Nazi occupation, was erected at the cemetery by theJewish community of Riga.
Among the people buried in the cemetery are philologist Naum Pereferkovich, artistsMikhail Yo and Haim Rysin, philosopher Max Schatz-Anin, composers Oskar Strok andVladimir Khvoinitsky, writer Mark Razumny, chess player Mikhail Tal, academic Yuli Anshelevich and other famous people.
The victims of the Holocaust from Eglaine and Dobele were reburied in the cemetery and a memorial to German Jews killed in Riga by the Nazis, as well as other commemorative signs are located in the cemetery.
Most of the graves in the cemetery are digitised – you can find information about the burial site, as well as photographs of gravestones on the cemetery's website.
Delivery of personal protective equipment to medical staff, social workers and the elderly.
Support of Social Centre that provides help to elderly and destitute members of the community.
Cooperation in the field of memory preservation about the repressions and social assistance to Club members.
Foundation is taking care of 100 clients of the social center that require additional support.