In an historical agreement, the town of Lendava and Jewish Association of Slovenia agreed to return the cemetery of the former Jewish community of Lendava to its original dedication as a burial ground for Jews. The contractual agreement stipulates that the cemetery is to be used (exclusively) by Jewish Association of Slovenia as a burial place for its members. The contract is of outstanding importance insofar as the city of Lendava recognizes the area not only as cultural heritage, but also as a place of Jewish religious practice, and has returned it to its original purpose almost 80 years after the end of the Second World War.

In 1944, after Murska Sobota, Lendava was the seat of the second Jewish community in what is now Slovenia. After the desecration and sale of the Jewish cemetery in Murska Sobota, the community cemetery located in Dolga Vas is now the only fully preserved Jewish cemetery in Slovenia.

The oldest part of the burial site dates back to around 1834. In 1880, the area was enlarged and surrounded by a stone wall. In 1906, the Tahara house, which is still preserved today, was built. A total of 191 graves have been recorded on the site so far, including a memorial for Holocaust victims.