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Sign: Rishon LeTsiyon - The Community Hall (2)

Zadal St 3, Rishon LeTsiyon, Israel
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On the sign:
שביל ראשונים | Pioneers Way

בית העם, סוף מאה 19
צלם לא ידוע, אוסף מוזאון ראשון-לציון

בית העם
בית העם העברי הראשון בארץ-ישראל נחנך בשנת 1898. הבית נבנה ביוזמת איכרי המושבה ובכספם, ושימש "בית לעדה, ספרייה ומשכן לתזמורת". מעל דלת הכניסה נקבעה כתובת הקדשה לברון ולברונית רוטשילד. בבית העם נערכו אספות, ערבי תרבות, קונצרטים של "האורקסטרה של ראשון" וכן הוצגו בו מחזות עבריים. מעל בימתו נאמו מנהיגים ואנשי רוח, בהם הרצל, ביאליק ואחרים. במרתף הבית התגוררו חודשים מספר ראשוני העולים מתימן, שהגיעו למושבה בשנת 1909. בין 1936- 1939 שכנה בו משטרת היישובים העבריים. גם כיום משמש הבית כבית העם. הוא שוקם ושוחזר על ידי עיריית ראשון-לציון ומוכרז לשימור.

סמל מוזאון ראשון לציון
סמל העיר ראשון לציון
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The Community Hall, 1890’s Photographer unknown, Collection: Rishon LeZion Museum

The Community Hall
The first Hebrew Community Hall ever established in the Land of Israel was inaugurated in 1898. The building was the settlement farmers’ initiative and served as a culture space, library and home of the orchestra. A dedication to Baron and Baroness Rothschild was affixed above the door. Here assemblies were conducted, cultural evenings and concerts by the "Rishon Orchestra" were held, and Hebrew plays were presented. The hall’s stage hosted leaders and inspiring speakers such as Herzl, Bialik and many others. For some months, Jewish immigrants. from Yemen lived in the hall’s basement, having arrived at the settlement in 1909. From 1936 to 1939 the Hebrew Settlements’ Police Force was based there. Continuing to serve as Community Hall to date, the structure was rehabilitated and restored by the Rishon LeZion Municipality and declared a preservation heritage site.

Rishon Le Zion Museum emblem
Rishon LeZion’s emblem
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Beit Ha’am was photographed in 2020 by Eli Zvuluny 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 older sign belonging to the Pioneers Way with an almost identical text Click for sign's details

Error The QR code indicated on the sign does not point to Beit Ha’am but to Beit Kanner Pioneers’ Way - Kanner House

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