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KIRYAT TIV'ON:
Local Religious Council: Rav A. Yerhudah (Chairman), Menashe Althoiz, (Manager), HaAlonim 78, P.O.B. 1008, Kiryat Tiv'on 36110. Tel: 04-983-2714, 052-457-266, home: 04-983-2220,
  • Sde Yaakov Road, Shomerim Junction Tzomet HaShomrim (Hashomrim Junction) Moatza Datit, Rechov Alonim 78, Kiryat Tivon, 36000, Israel. Present total town population: 15,000. All Jewish. Contact People: Menashe Althaus, Administrator, address as above, 04-983 2714, mobile phone: 052-457 226. The Jewish cemetery is not locked. Date of earliest known Jewish community in town: 1936. Noteworthy historical events involving or affecting the Jewish Community: Bet Shaarim is located within the municipal boundaries. An archaeological location, unconnected to the present day cemetery, that includes sarcophagus and is mentioned in Talmud Yerushalmi. Jewish cemetery was established in 1940. Tzadakkim and other noteworthy Jews buried in the cemetery. The cemetery location, isolated but close to the town, is rural (wood/ forest) and on a hillside. A sign in Hebrew marks the cemetery. The cemetery is reached by turning directly off a public road and is open to all. Present size of cemetery is 2 hectares. There are approximately 3,500 gravestones in the cemetery, regardless of condition or position. The oldest known gravestone is dated 1945. The cemetery contains marble and granite tombstones that are rough stones or boulders, flat shaped stones, finely smoothed and inscribed stones, double tombstones, multi-stone monuments and some with artistic works. Inscriptions on the tombstones are in Hebrew and Yiddish. The present owner of the cemetery property is the local Jewish community and the municipality. Properties adjacent to the cemetery are agricultural. The cemetery is visited frequently and cared for regularly by the municipal caretaker paid by the Jewish Congregation of Tivon, the Chevra Kadisha, Hadera and by the government, indirectly. Within the limits of the cemetery is a pre-burial house with a tahara (table). The problems facing this cemetery are security (uncontrolled access) and vegetation. This survey was researched and prepared by Yehuda Witenoff, Oranim St. 50, Kiryat Tivon, 36043, Israel on March 1, 1997, e-mail: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . Chevra Kadisha Records were used to document this survey. The site was not visited for this survey. Menashe Althaus was interviewed for this survey on March 1, 1997 at the Municipal Religious center.