B'nai B'rith World Center director Alan Schneider was on hand on August 28 for a moving unveiling ceremony of a renovated tombstone on the grave of David Salata in the historic cemetery of Zichron Yaacov, one of the earliest Jewish settlements established in the modern era in pre-state Israel and known for its Carmel winery. The tombstone was placed by his only surviving child, Aviva (75) in a moving ceremony with the participation of family members, friends and the Chief Rabbi of Zichron Yaacov.
David Salata, a Mandatory gendarme, died of a sudden heart attack at a young age on 18 Sept 1946 during a wave of Arab violence leaving a widow, two boys Simcha and Eliezer and Aviva, the youngest (8).
Due to the security situation and the family's abject poverty, only a wet slab of concrete was hastily laid over the grave with the name "Salata" drawn by fellow gendarme with his finger. (More of this story here)
B'nai B'rith World Center
The B'nai B'rith World Center in Jerusalem is the hub of B'nai B'rith International activities in Israel. The Center serves as the key link between Israel and B'nai B'rith members and supporters around the world.