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    Accessibility statement

    Accessibility arrangements at Ramat Hanadiv

    Ramat Hanadiv works hard to make its services accessible to people with disabilities in order to afford them a visiting experience that meets their unique requirements.

    In accordance with the law, our accessibility manager, Racheli Schwartz-Tzachor (Ph.D.), is available. If you encounter unique accessibility requests you’re welcome to contact us in one of the following ways:

    Telephone: 04-6298127 Fax: 04-6399117

    or Email: To Racheli

    The Memorial Gardens and Visitor Center are accessible except for the mausoleum.

    Disabled parking:

    Designated disabled parking bays may be found in the main and secondary parking lots.

    Disabled restrooms:

    Every facility that offers restrooms also offers designated disabled restrooms.

    Disabled Aids:

    • Devices for the hearing impaired are available in the InfoShop, classrooms, movie theater and auditorium and on training tours. For your convenience, contact us and let us know in advance about your visit in order to receive fast, easy service.
      Telephone: 04-6298111 ext. 4.
    • Wheelchairs may be hired from the InfoShop - for on-site visits.

    Website accessibility:

    Ramat Hanadiv invests effort and resources to make the organization’s website accessible so that disabled people will also be able to enjoy it.

    Restrictions to accessibility:

    As a general rule, all of the website’s pages were built to meet level AA conformance to web content accessibility. Nevertheless, despite our efforts to make all of the website’s pages accessible, it is possible that some parts of the site are still inaccessible. We note that a number of pages contain external components that are beyond our control and inaccessible. Therefore, the following pages do not meet the accessibility standard:



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Garden History

Garden History
On his fourth visit to the Land of Israel in February of 1914, Baron Edmond de Rothschild toured the southern end of the Carmel hills and expressed his desire to be buried ‘in the rock’. His Will included specific instructions that he be buried in what was then called Palestine. Baron de Rothschild passed away on 30th November 1934 in his chateau, Boulogne-sur-Seine, in France. Both the Baron and his wife, Adelaide, who passed away on 29th December, 1935, were temporarily laid to rest in the Pere Lachaise Cemetery in Paris.
In 1936, Mr. James de Rothschild initiated the establishment of the gardens in their present form, as a natural memorial to his parents. The hill known as Umm-el-Aleq was selected for the Gardens, due to its attractive location and its dominant position overlooking the Rothschild settlements of the Samarian plain to the east and the Mediterranean coast to the west.
Fourteen of Israel’s leading architects were invited to submit designs for the memorial. They were challenged to design 
a simple, dignified crypt, hewn from the rock and surrounded by a beautiful garden and park, where flowers would be in bloom at all times of the year. The design submitted by Uriel (Otto) Schiller was selected, and landscape architect Shlomo Weinberg (Oren) was chosen to plan the Gardens.
Work on the Memorial Gardens commenced in 1938, but wartime conditions prevented any significant progress. Following the establishment of the State of Israel in 1948, plans were finalized and efforts were resumed.
The Israeli construction firm Solel Boneh was hired as the main contractor. Only Israeli stone and building materials were used. The statuary in the Gardens was designed by Rhoda and Israel Traub.
The Gardens were completed in 1954, and arrangements were made for the reinterment of the Baron and Baroness. 
As required by Israeli law, the name of the memorial site was changed from Umm-el-Aleq to Ramat Hanadiv, or ‘the plateau of the Benefactor’.

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Opening Hours

Sun-Fri: 08:00-16:00
Sat: 08:00-16:00

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Ramat Hanadiv
P.O.B 325
Zichron Ya'akov
Phone: 04-6298111


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