JFRA - Jewish Family Research Association of Israel,
Petach Tikva branch.

Project number: [JOWBR, ISR-01047]

project leaders:
- Gilda Kurtzmann & Micha Reisel
- Abraham Kolet
- Esther Snyder
- Ilona Lerman
- Susan Edel
- Sharon Lehrer
- Avigdor & Laia ben Dov
- Angie Elfassi
- Sherry Kisos


The cemetery was founded in 1879 and we think
that the oldest grave is from 2 november 1879
Nachman ben Shmuel Yaakov Halevi Rosenzweig.

See the map over the plots

There are no funeral parlors in Israel and the tahara
(purification of the body) is done in a special building
in the cemetery in Petach Tikva.p> The body is taken to the main building after tahara and
placed on a dais in the middle of this building.
Men stand one side and women on the other.
All the hespedim (eulogies) are held here.

In other, larger cemeteries, such as Yarkonim or Holon, the tahara may be held in smaller buildings for each separate section, which is attached to the building for the hespedim for each section of the cemetery.

The Chevra Kadisha (Burial Society) has a small auxillary office at the entrance on the left side of the Cemetery.
In rare cases the Chevra Kadisha brings the body to a synagogue where some hespedim may be given.
This is done when the person has been very active in the synagogue, i.e., the rabbi or someone who has devoted much time and effort to the synagogue, or in the case where the person lived in Petach Tikva but is buried in another town (i.e. to be buried near a relative or in Jerusalem, etc.)

Military Cemetery Entrance

Military Cemetery Overview