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Heinke Gilad
Heinke Gilad
Birth: c.11 July 1911
Russian Empire (present-day Lithuania)
Death: 7 March 2022
Dafna, Israel
Age: 110 years, c.239 days
Country: LithuaniaLTUIsrael ISR

Heinke Gilad [Hebrew: חיינקה גלעד] (c.11 July 1911 – 7 March 2022) was a Lithuanian-born Israeli supercentenarian claim whose age is currently unvalidated by the Gerontology Research Group (GRG). She was the aunt of journalist Sivan Rahav-Meir.


Heinke Gilad claimed to be born in Russian Empire (present-day Lithuania) around 11 July 1911. She moved to Kibbutz Dafna, Mandatory Palestine (present-day Israel) in 1932, and was a founding member of kibbutz.

She married and had two children: the oldest son Alik Gilad (born 1938), and adopted one child. Her husband died in 1987.

She worked with the kibbutz children until 1972. Later, she worked as a cook and in the kibbutz shoe factory. She retired at the age of 97.

She became the oldest known living person in Israel, following the death of 110-year-old Henya Rabinov on 30 January 2021.

In July 2021, she celebrated her 110th birthday. At the time, she had nine grandchildren, and 22 great-grandchildren.

Gilad died in Dafna, Israel on 7 March 2022 at the age of 110 years, c.239 days.



Israel's Oldest Living Person Titleholders (VE)

Maria Pogonowska • Unknown • Israel Kristal • Unknown • Henya Rabinov • Heinke Gilad • Simion Kenner