The sign shape is square but its head is designed according to the silhouette of the old building of the Gymnasia Herzliya, which serves as a logo of the Council for the Preservation of Heritage Sites in Israel
The synagogue and sign appear in the photo taken that day Click for a larger image
The synagogue silhouette appears on the local councils emblem (upper right quadrant) Translation of the text on the sign
Symbol of the Council for the Preservation of Israeli Heritage Sites
Icon of the Eran Shamir Colony Museum Mazkeret Batya
The emblem of Mazkeret Batya Local council
The Great Synagogue
Baron Benjamin Edmund Rothschild and his wife Adelaide built this synagogue as a farewell gift to the colony the Baron supported from its inception, and was named after his mother. The magnificent eclectic-European-style building was designed by architect Pinchas Hitt. The cornerstone was laid on Sivan 1927 (June 1927), and the synagogue was inaugurated on Nissan 1928 (March 1828). The Torah Ark, Torah scrolls and other accessories were transferred from the colonys first synagogue, which stood opposite the clerical house (now the museum), and was destroyed because its foundations were undermined.
During the British Mandate, there was a "slick" (hide of arms) in the synagogue building under the stage.
The buildings renovation and renovation, which ended in 1989, received recognition from the Council for Conservation of Buildings and Settlement Sites.