Pictured from L to R. Reuben Ohayon, leader of the Jewish Community, Perit Stephen Bonello, Director General, Public Works Department, Ian Borg, Minister for Transport, Infrastructure and Capital Projects, Julius Nehorai, Chairman, Tayar Foundation for Jewish Heritage in Malta.
The leader of the Jewish Community in Malta, Reuben Ohayon, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Ministry for Transport, Infrastructure and Capital Projects, to carry out renovations at the Marsa Jewish cemetery. The agreement is in two parts. The first is to restore the facade of the cemetery, the timber door and the metal gate, refurbish the entrance area and upgrade the wheelchair ramp. Phase two is to extend the burial ground by incorporating the adjoining vacant lot and constructing a boundary wall and entrance to this extension. These works are estimated to be worth several tens of thousands of Euros. Reuben Ohayon said, “not only will these works enhance the cemetery but it was nearing capacity, and the additional space will provide proper burial facilities for the Jewish community for a considerable time to come”.