The Jewish community in Melbourne is a strong, vibrant and flourishing part of the social fabric of our metropolis for many decades now. Currently Melbourne has about 50,000 Jewish inhabitants. It is not surprising that the Jewish section of the Melbourne General Cemetery is a large area in the Southern part, where many of our citizens have been buried, including some prominent ones.
It is a very well maintained part of the cemetery, and most graves are simple and unostentatious. Some more monumental graves are to be found here and there, but even they are quite restrained. The inscriptions on the headstones are mostly bilingual (Hebrew/English) and the Star of David is to be found on nearly all grave markers. A historic Metahar House (Jewish Chapel) is found in this section of the cemetery. Also, a Holocaust Memorial is to be found there.
This part of Julie's Taphophile Tragics meme.