This year marks the 80th anniversary (yahrzeit) of Baron Edmond de Rothschild's death. To commemorate the occasion, Ramat Hanadiv invited the children of nearby towns and villages (moshavot) to use their imaginations and simultaneously enrich their knowledge of the Baron and his manifold endeavours.
In Binyamina (named after the Baron), Givat Ada (named for his wife Adelheid), and Zichron Ya'akov (memorializing his father), youngsters far more familiar with instant text messages than post offices rose to the challenge and designed their own postage stamps featuring the Baron and his enterprises. During the course of their creative efforts, the fifth- and sixth-graders learned about the Baron's primary interests in the land of Israel -- agriculture and industry, education, the Hebrew language, religion and health -- and found ways to represent them in postage-stamp proportions.
On the day of the anniversary, Monday, 17 November 2014, an exhibition of the children's stamps will be opened at the entrance to the Memorial Gardens at Ramat Hanadiv, and in the local council headquarters of Zichron Ya'akov and of Binyamina-Givat Ada.