The Eucalyptus Trail is a trail of 16 historic sites in the heart of the city of Hadera. In addition to the signs placed at the points of the route, an illustration marking the route is stamped on the ground, as can be seen in the following sign Click for sign's details
The synagogue was photographed that day Click for a larger image
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Note: The QR code leading to the website listed on the sign - www.maslule.co.il - is not active Translation of the text on the sign
Rabbi Orenstein and his family The old synagogue
In 1891, the first settlers in Hadera established the first synagogue of the colony in the "audience room" one of the Khan’s rooms. As the colony grew, a more spacious space was needed. The settler Levits Yaakov, who left Hadera, donated his land to the needs of the colony. Its stable and grain warehouse served as a synagogue and a gathering hall of the colony. Nearby, a "guest house" was installed as a free hotel for the needy. From the day he came to Hadera in 1919, Rabbi Chaim Yosef Orenstein served as the rabbi of the "old" synagogue.
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www.maslule.co.il Rabbi Chaim Yosef Orenstein
In 1919, the family of Rabbi Chaim Orenstein arrived in Hadera and was invited to come from Hebron to serve as a rabbi, mohel and butcher for the city of Hadera, which was in its infancy.
The family, which numbered 6 people, lived in one room in the Smolnik house (today Herzl Street - see Site No. 6 on the historic route). In the other room of the house lived Avraham Smolnik himself. Whenever he wanted to enter or leave the house, Smolnik was forced to pass through the rabbi’s family room.
It is said that in their kindness, the rabbi and his wife were also accommodating passers-by who came to Hadera in the absence of another place to stay.
This is how they lived for 4 years until they built their house on Hillel Yaffe Street.
The emblem of the city of Hadera
Symbol of the Dre Development Fund
Symbol of the Council for the Preservation of Heritage Sites in Israel
Project management - Hadera Development Fund
Historical Materials - The Khan Museum of Hadera History Eucalyptus route
Historic sites route in the heart of Hadera
1. The Founders’ Garden, the agricultural farm / 2. Beit Ezra / 3. Beit HaMoshava / 4. The Market / 5. The Old Synagogue / 6. Beit Smolnik / 7. Beit Nakhumovsky / Milner / 8. Beit Kelz / 9. The Kiosk / 10. Ehad Ha’am School / 11. Beit Ram / 12. Kotler House / 13. Feinberg House / 14. Water Tower / 15. The Khan Museum / 16. The Great Synagogue