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 school was photographed that day Click for a larger image
The text "School" appears on the school entrance gate Click for a larger image
Today, the building serves as a visitor center as listed on the following sign on the school fence:
Ahad Ha’am Historical School
Visitors Center Click for a larger image
In the following images, a part of the sign is enlarged Click for a larger image Click for a larger image
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
Ahad Ha’am Elementary School (1922) Ahad Ha’am School
The first settlers who came to Hadera in 1891, fought the swamp lands and fever and were subject to the attacks of the Arabs who lived in the area. Despite the difficult living conditions, the education of the children was a priority.
Beginning in 1894, the children studied in one room in the Khan building (see Site No. 15 on the historical route Click for sign's details
). The language of instruction was Yiddish and the method of instruction was memorization and copying similar to a "Cheder" in Europe. The language of instruction was soon changed to Hebrew. In 1900, when the school had 18 students, a fever hit many of the children and the school closed. When it reopened in 1904, its residence was moved to a hut of the Henkin family on Ahad Ha’am Street. The 24 students were taught by two teachers in multi-age classes.
The curriculum included arithmetic, biblical stories, knowledge of the land, gymnastics classes and trips. In 1922, elementary school students moved to their permanent home on Ahad Ha’am Street. A vegetable garden was established in the school yard, which was a source of income for the institution. The school had three classrooms and a nurse’s room. The original entrance to the building was impressive and at the rear, a double staircase facing east and west.
The school was inaugurated by High Commissioner Herbert Samuel. Memoirs of the late Rachel Tzafrir
- Rachel tells about her studies in Henkin’s yard before moving to the new school: "Inside the table was a hole where they would put the ink cartridge"
And after the move to the Ahad Ha’am elementary school: "We were one family ... we loved the school very much ... we had nothing else ... the school was our center ... the teacher Madalia would organize a choir for us And teacher Burles picked us up on Saturday and read us memories ... in the summer we were without shoes ... we picked a branch of eucalyptus ... run a few steps and stand on the branch and that’s how you get home ... It’s not that we did not have shoes, we went barefoot because life was so simple... We loved it "
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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