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Official seal of San Cristóbal San Cristóbal is capital of Táchira state.


  • ' 7° 46' 35'' -72° 14' 17''


    Cementerio de la Colonia Hebrea de San Cristóbal / Hebrew Cemetery Colonia de San Cristobal, Calle 16 Ciudad de San Cristóbal. The known Jewish community in town dates from 1933. The active Conservative cemetery was established in 1960. Families in other nearby cities used this cemetery. Cemetery burials are indexed and computerized. Cemetery Hours: 8:00 A.M - 6:00 P.M.   The caretaker has the key. Some burial cards have biographical data and/or next-of-kin information. All burial cards have health department information. The urban cemetery location on flat land is part of a municipal cemetery with a sign in Hebrew and Spanish.  The cemetery is reached by turning directly off a public road and open with permission of the Jewish Community. (Miembro de la Comunidade Judia) A continuous masonry wall with a locking gate surrounds the 162,50 m2 site. No separate sections. The earliest gravestone moved from another burial place dates from 1928. Thirty-five marble, granite, and limestone gravestones exist with four not in original locations are finely smoothed and Hebrew inscribed stones, flat stones with carved relief decoration and flat, low in-ground plaques. The present owner of the cemetery property is the local Jewish community and used for Jewish cemetery purposes. Properties adjacent to the cemetery are other cemeteries.  Occasional private visitors. The cemetery was vandalized occasionally in the last ten years. Past maintenance: cleaning stones, clearing vegetation, repairing wall, and repairing gate by some families in the local Jewish community. Current Care: occasional clearing or cleaning by individuals by a caretaker paid by the Jewish Congregation of Comunidad Israelita de San Cristóbal. No structures but sarcophagus and more than one ohel are present. Moderate threats: Vandalism (destruction/defacement of stones/graves and security (uncontrolled access.) The vegetation overgrowth in the cemetery is not a problem. Source: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it +584147414743.

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