Korets Jewish Cemetery
The cemetery borders Sichovykh Stril’tsiv Street on its East side and the Korchyk River on its South-West.
Is the cemetery demolished
Type and height of existing fence
The cemetery is surrounded by a 1.5 metre tall metal fence.
Fenced and protected Jewish cemetery
General site condition
The cemetery is severely overgrown with trees, bushes, and tall grass. Dense vegetation is damaging the tombstones. Clearance is required.
Number of existing gravestones
Date of oldest tombstone
Date of newest tombstone
Urgency of erecting a fence
Fence is not needed
Property of local community
Preserved construction on site
There are three ohelim, two of which are made of stone, and one of which is wooden. One is dedicated to Rabbi Asher Tsvi, who died in 1817; the second to Rabbi Yitzkah Isaak haKohen, who died in 1788; and the third to Rabbi Mordekhai, for whom no date of death is listed. The ohelim were installed by the organisation "ohalei tzadikim — gader avot".
The exact period of the cemetery establishment is unknown. The oldest tombstone’s date relates to the mid 17th century so it can be assumed that the cemetery emerged during that period. It was marked on Russian topographic map in 1907. The cemetery was also mentioned in Yizkor memorial book of Rivne and marked on its map. The existing fence was erected in the 90s of the 20th century.