Lipton Jewish Cemetery
Lipton RM 217, Saskatchewan, S0G, Canada
Links and documents
1902/01/01 to 1902/12/31
Listed on the Canadian Register:
Statement of Significance
Description of Historic Place
Lipton Jewish Cemetery is a Municipal Heritage Property located within the Rural Municipality of Lipton No. 217 approximately eight kilometers northeast of the Town of Lipton. The property features a Jewish cemetery started in 1902 that contains about sixty graves.
The heritage value of the Lipton Jewish Cemetery lies in its commemoration of the Jewish families that settled in the area. In 1900, more than one hundred Jewish families from Romania and southern Russia left their homes to settle in Canada and established a farming community near Lipton. Despite the success of the community, the families all moved elsewhere over the last 100 years, leaving the cemetery as the last reminder of their settlement.
The heritage value of the property also lies in the design of the cemetery markers. Some of the graves feature small gravehouses built over the grave. These gravehouses are rare for Saskatchewan Jewish cemeteries and reflect an Eastern European traditional influence.
Rural Municipality of Lipton No. 217 Bylaw No. 2002-01.
The heritage value of the Lipton Jewish Cemetery resides in the following character-defining elements:
-those elements that reflect the property’s use as a Jewish cemetery, such as the grave markers, Hebrew writing on the grave stones and the east-west orientation of the burial plots;
-those elements that reflect the Eastern European decent of the Jewish population, including the small gravehouses built over the grave sites.
Local Governments (SK)
Heritage Property Act, s. 11(1)(a)
Municipal Heritage Property
1902/01/01 to 1951/12/31
Theme - Category and Type
- Building Social and Community Life
- Religious Institutions
Function - Category and Type
- Religion, Ritual and Funeral
- Mortuary Site, Cemetery or Enclosure
Architect / Designer
Location of Supporting Documentation
Department of Culture, Youth and Recreation
Heritage Resources Branch
1919 Saskatchewan Drive Regina, SK
Cross-Reference to Collection
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