One of the few remaining caretakers from the original group, Barnett Joseph & Sons began to consolidate the few remaining caretaker companies into the Waldheim Cemetery Company. This was also supplemented by the original founding organizations transferring their ownership to the new company. Almost 100 years after its founding and with over 150,000 Jews interred within its gates, the seeds of a new rebirth of Waldheim had just been planted.
Together with extensive communication with families, astute financial controls, a dedicated management team in place and experienced maintenance personnel performing regular inspections and renovation projects, Waldheim was able to clear up the huge backlog of neglected maintenance problems. The result has been to recreate a dignified traditional Jewish cemetery.
Today Waldheim enjoys a healthy, stable and secure future with a robust State of Illinois supervised Endowment fund. The cemetery continues the tradition of bringing Jewish families together at difficult times. With many burials and dedications continuing, once again, Waldheim is enjoying its well earned and deserved reputation as one of the largest, oldest and still active Jewish cemeteries in the country. Everyone here at Waldheim Cemetery looks forward to another 130 years as being a key member of the Chicago Jewish community.