Foundation & Contact

  • Address to visit the cemetery: Scheveningseweg on the corner of the Burgemeester Patijnlaan, The Hague
  • Post address: Van Nijenrodestraat 93, 2597 RL, The Hague, The Netherlands
  • Telephone honorary secretary: 0031 70 3281361
  • Website: www.joodsebegraafplaats.nl
  • E-mail: info@joodsebegraafplaats.nl
  • ING Bank account: NL26 INGB 000 3376 801
    Stichting Instandhouding Joodse begraafplaats ‘s-Gravenhage
  • Chamber of Commerce The Hague, registration 41153304
Members of the board are all honorary

  • Drs. F.A. (Florus) Wijsenbeek, chairman
  • J. (Jaron) Haas, vice chairman
  • Ir. R.J. (Rob) Gmelig Meijling, secretary
  • Mr. M.D. (Michiel) Hes, treasusrer
  • R. (Rebecca) van Leeuwen, member
  • H.M. (Hanneke) Gelderblom – Lankhout, member
  • P. (Peter) van Raalte, member

Brief history of the Foundation for the Preservation of the Jewish Cemetery in the Hague

After the Second World War the Jewish community of The Hague was decimated to such an extent that it could not maintain the Old Cemetery any more. The extent of neglect and deterioration of the grounds and the gravestones necessitated in 1984 the start of the Foundation for the Preservation of the Jewish Cemetery in the Hague. The subsidies and donations gathered by the Foundation enabled the first extensive restoration in 1987 and 1988 of the brick wall around the cemetery, the pre-burial house, the gate-keeper dwelling, the entrance gate and 1,500 of the 2,860 gravestones. An inventory was carried out, every individual gravestone recorded and the monumental oak-trees treated against decay.

Muurmeting
Zerk Van Vriesland
Herstel bomen

Since 2005 the Foundation has enabled the rebuilding of a collapsed part of the 19th century wall and has prevented a large part of the wall from falling over by positioning steel support struts. The Foundation ensures yearly extensive mowing and tree maintenance to be carried out and endeavours to restore and repair gravestones, cemetery-wall and pre-burial house.

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