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Information on Burials in the State of Israel


A number of cemeteries in Israel have started to computerize their listings. At those cemeteries that have completed the process, a computer can be found at the entrance to the cemetery for use by the public.
Burial Societies (Hevrot Kadisha) in the State of Israel
The following list of burial societies was received in Hebrew from the Ministry of Religious Affairs. We have translated it for the convenience of those of you who do not read Hebrew and wish to write to them. A number of cemeteries in Israel have started to computerize their listings. At those cemeteries that have completed the process, a computer can be found at the entrance to the cemetery for use by the public.
This list does not include those responsible for the burials at various communal settlements such as kibbutzim and farming communities
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Hevra Kadisha website for the whole country. It is in Hebrew only. It has a general search engine for the whole country. You can search by name of the Hevra Kadisha,  town/settlement and name of cemetery.
List of Burial Societies in English updated 2004 (PDF file - 8 pages - 100 KB)
Hevra Kadisha for Ashdod - It is in Hebrew only.
The Council for Jewish Cemeteries Tel Regev Greater Haifa area and part of the lower Galilee - It is in Hebrew only. Its database contains Haifa, Nesher, from Kiryat Tivon north to the Kiryotot.
Hevra Kadisha - Haifa The website is in Hebrew and might require of you to download a Java program that is intended to ensure security. It requires a fairly late release of "Java virtual machine". It also requires a Windows operating system or Mac OS X v10.1.3. If you are running Linux, OS/2, NeXt, or any other, as of this date, July 7, 2005 you wouldn't be able to use this site.
Instructions on use of the site: It is only in Hebrew.
If you scroll down to the bottom, there is a link to search for people buried by this Hevra Kadisha (only and not other societies in Haifa).
The name must be written exactly as it appears in the records, so you may have to try different spellings.
If the page is full, the 'page down' button will take you to the next page. I can't figure out how to go back to a previous page, other than going out and doing the search again.
The site gives you the name, plot, father's name and date of death.
This site is online as of 2005.  
Hevra Kadisha for Petach Tivah - Segula Cemetery, It is in Hebrew only.
 Hevra Kadisha for Safed New Cemetery. Includes a search engine for the new cemetery and other documents in Hebrew and English.  COMING SOON ON OUR WEBSITE
Tombstone survey of Ancient Jewish Cemetery in Tsfat — over 3800 entries COMING SOON ON OUR WEBSITE
Hevra Kadisha - Tel-Aviv & the greater Tel-Aviv area. The website is in Hebrew. The website includes information about all 6 Jewish cemeteries of the
Tel-Aviv district. This does not include the two private cemeteries on Hazon Ish
street in Benei-Berak.
Burial information can be searched online by name of the deceased,
father's name, death year span, cemetery name, etc. Exact search results provide: name of the deceased, father's name, date of death (Yahrzeit) - both Jewish and civil date, and name of cemetery. The exact location of individual graves / burial plots is not available online.
The name must be written exactly as it appears in the records, so you may have to try different spellings.
It does not function during Shabat - that is from sundown on Friday in Israel to the end of Shabbat on Saturday evening.
Public contacts with the Chevra Kadisha by email.
This site is online as of April 2006.
Hevra Kadisha for Tirat Carmel - It is in Hebrew only.
Helkat Mehokek - Index of 8,092 tombstone inscriptions found on Mount of Olives Cemetery in Jerusalem. Only the top of the cemetery was registered. Includes tombstones up through 1906. NEW on website as of May 31, 2009         
Mount of Olives - City of David - in Hebrew only. The mapping of the cemetery is just begining. 
Religious Council of Hod Hasharon Hebrew only, and you have to give both the family name and the first name. NEW on website as of Dec 26, 2010    
JewishGen Online Worldwide Burial Registry (JOWBR) is a database of names and other identifying information from cemeteries and burial records worldwide, from the earliest records to the present. As of July 2005 60,022 burials are listed for Israel from the following cemeteries: Ashkelon (41), Ekron (79), Hevron (243), Kibbutz Shluchot Doar na (180), Nes Ziona (24), Netanya (35,227), Petach Tikvah (51,868), Rehovot (197), Safed (3,276), Tel Aviv (3,863), Yafo (487), Yavniel (17), Zichron Ya'akov (517).
 
Fallen Soldiers in Service of the Israel Armed Forces  The website is in Hebrew only. Click on the second item on the side menu. This leads to a new page with a different menu. The third item down leads to a search engine. From here you can reach a page dedicated to each soldier. The first button on the menu on the individual page gives you information about the soldier. The second button gives you information about where the soldier is buried.
 
Fallen Citizens in the State of Israel The website is in Hebrew only. You click on the button under the candle and from there you reach a menu where the top item leads to  a search engine.

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