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Sign: Rishon LeTsiyon - The Community Hall

Zadal St 3, Rishon LeTsiyon, Israel
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On the sign:
בית העם
[תמונת בית העם]

בית העם העברי הראשון בארץ-ישראל נחנך בשנת תרנ"ח, 1898. הבית נבנה ביוזמת איכרי המושבה ומכספם ושימש בית לעדה, ספרייה ומשכן לתזמורת. מעל דלת הכניסה כתובת הקדשה לברון ולברונית רוטשילד.
בבית העם נערכו אסיפות, ערבי תרבות, קונצרטים של "האורקסטרה של ראשון" והוצגו בו מחזות עבריים. מעל בימתו נאמו מנהיגים ואנשי רוח בתוכם הרצל, ביאליק ועוד.
במרתף הבית התגוררו עולי תימן שהגיעו למושבה בשנת תר"ע, 1909, ובשנים תרצ"ו-תרצ"ט, 1936-1939, שכנה בו משטרת היישובים העבריים.
הבית, המשמש גם כיום כבית העם, שוקם ושוחזר בשנת תשנ"ח, 1998, על פי תיעוד מארכיון מוזיאון ראשון-לציון.

סמל שביל ראשונים
סמל מוזאון ראשון לציון
סמל העיר ראשון לציון

The Community Hall
[Image of the Community Hall]

The first Hebrew Community Hall was inaugurated in 1898 and served as a social and cultural community center, library and home for the first Hebrew orchestra. It was dedicated to the Baron and Baroness Rothschild. New immigrants from Yemen, who arrived in 1909, lived in its basement. Between 1936-1939 the Jewish Settlement. Police station was here.
After renovation and restoration, it continues to serve as a Community Hall.

Pioneers’ Way logo
Rishon Le Zion Museum emblem
Rishon LeZion’s emblem
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One of the signs initiated by Rishon Lezion Museum depicting historic places in the city and also include the The Pioneers’ Way.

The picture of the house was taken on the day the sign was taken by the same photographer Click for a larger image Click for a larger image

Beit Ha’am is also defined as a heritage site in Israel Click for sign's details

In it Herzl spoke during his visit to the Land of Israel Click for sign's details

There is also an newer sign belonging to the Pioneers Way with an almost identical text Click for sign's details

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