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Yad LaBanim Memorial Center

 Manager: Smadar Weilkovsky - Leipfer                                    Memorial monument for Mazkeret Batya’s fallen

Address: Haim Levi Street                                                        Yad LaBanim Organization

  08-9340166                                                      Yizkor – Ministry of Defense

  08-9340166

  betyadlabnim@bezeqint.net

 Opening hours: Monday 16:30 – 18:30, Tuesday 10:00 – 12:00. Yad LaBanim is always open for bereaved families, subject to arrangement with Smadar Weilkovsky – Leipfer.

Yad LaBanim Management: Moshe Muskal (Chairman), Dassy Shamir, Yonah Shumacher, Moshe Eyal, Achiezer Arkin.

The Mazkeret Batya Yad LaBanim memorial center was established to honor the memory of our own young men and women who were killed in action throughout the wars of Israel. The establishment is located on Haim HaLevi Street in close proximity to the old Synagogue built over 80 years ago.

The local council decided to allocate two adjacent historic structures which directly relate to the history of Mazkeret Batya. Both buildings date back to the first immigration period and symbolize our close connection to the land. These structures convey the Zionist spirit and the immense love of the land that characterized the first settlers who came in 1883 and began establishing what we now call Mazkeret Batya.

The first structure – The Yad LaBanim Center – is a unique memorial center which immortalizes 18 sons and daughters of Mazkeret Batya who were killed in action. The second structure  - The Convoy Museum – will be a place of gathering for cultural, historical and educational purposes for the benefit of our local residents and visitors. In addition, since Mazkeret Batya was historically located on the convoy rout that provided supplies from Tel Aviv to besieged Jerusalem, the building will also function as a museum that pays tribute to the convoys and teaches visitors all about the convoy history.

The Yad LaBanim Center was opened on October 30th, 2008 and by its mere existence illustrates the essence of the state of Israel narrative. It is a narrative of resurrection, heroism, devotion and self sacrifice, bravery, decisiveness and justice.