Bahrain: Project to restore Jewish cemetery

Published: January 13, 2022

The Association of Gulf Jewish Communities (AGJC) has launched a project to restore and maintain the Jewish cemetery in the Kingdom.

The initiative will kick off with the Jewish holiday of Tu B’Shevat, starting the evening of January 16, 2022.

In the 1930s, the Bahrain Jewish community established a synagogue and Jewish cemetery. The synagogue is the oldest in the GCC and the only operational one,” the statement pointed out. The more than 100-year-old cemetery is the only operational one in the GCC. The project aims to create a perpetual fund to maintain the cemetery.

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