This is our history: an exhibition of photos from the days of the founding of Beit Shemesh has opened
A special exhibition of photos by one of Beit Shemesh’s veterans, Reuven Naamat, opened in the city hall. The photos show the early days of the city. Which began as nothing and now has close to 150,000 residents from all over the world. Reuven, a man who arrived in Beit Shemesh at the age of 7 from Afghanistan, carefully documented and preserved the photos. Some of those who were present at the ceremony even identified themselves and their family members in the photos. The event was held with the assistance of the curator of the exhibition and a member of the board of directors of the elderly home Eli Vanunu. The exhibition was attended by Dr. Suleiman Khatib, a lecturer at Gordon College of Education. And a school principal in Yanuh, who has known Reuven for a long time.
Mayor Dr. Aliza Bloch:
“Events of this kind remind all of us of our past and the legacy of who we choose to commemorate. Beit Shemesh continues to be a city of diverse communities from all over the world as we can see from all of the residents today. From now on, all those who visit the town hall will experience the history of the city in an authentic and exciting way. I would like to thank Reuven Naamat for photographing, documenting, and preserving our history with a camera lens. I would also like to thank Itzik Kenizo and Eli Vanunu for accompanying the exhibition and sponsoring it so that it could happen. Lastly, I would like to thank all the participants who came from near and far. Thanks to these events we get to keep remembering. I invite everyone to come and be impressed. You are guaranteed to enjoy it.”