Har HaZeitim — The Mount of Olives — is Judaism’s oldest and holiest cemetery, the resting place of more than 150,000 Jewish souls. And yet through neglect and acts of hatred, it has been desecrated, its graves destroyed, and its visitors and mourners attacked. It is time to take a stand. The International Committee for the Preservation of Har HaZeitim (ICPHH) is committed to stopping the defilement of this hallowed ground. Your support will help insure that fences are built, security cameras installed and monitored, police patrols increased, and tough new laws on desecration of graves and on violence against mourners and visitors are passed.


NOVOMINSKER REBBE: SECURING AND PRESERVING HAR HAZEISIM “HASOVAS AVEIDA!” 

Large Turnout at Breakfast Conference at Home of Rabbi Lieff on May 15th Turns to Restoring 23,000 Graves. Calling Har Hazeisim a “Jewish treasure that must be returned to its original glory – hashovas aveida,” Rabbi Yaakov Perlow, the Novominsker Rebbe and Rosh Agudas Yisroel, praised the activists who took the initiative to preserve Har Hazeisim. Read more.


ICPHH JOINS IN IDF MEMORIAL SERVICE TO SOLDIERS KILLED IN 1948 WAR OF LIBERATION

Jeff Daube and Josh Wander, leaders of the ICPHH joined community leaders and the IDF in a memorial service to 128 soldiers buried on Har Hazeitim who were killed in action in Israel’s War of Independence in 1948. The soldiers were survivors of the Holocaust who immediately joined the war, most never had an opportunity to build a family in Israel.


SECURITY UPDATE 

We have received numerous inquiries about the security situation on Har Hazeitim  these days. To see the latest update and get security guidelines for your visit, click here.


Notables Buried on Har HaZeitim