Gush Etzion Heritage Center Museum
The Path to Israel's Independence
The Heritage Center Museum details the heroic six-month battle fought against invading Arab armies while under blockade during Israel’s War of Independence. Nearly 250 people were killed in the final assault on Gush Etzion and hundreds more were taken as POWs just one day before David Ben Gurion declared Israel’s independence. Nineteen years later, after the Six Day War, the Bnei Etzion(the children of those who fought and died) returned to reestablish their community and created a memorial in the very spot where their parents hid during the final attack.
BENCHES AND PICNIC TABLES THROUGHOUTTHE MUSEUM SITE: $1,800
MOVIE TRANSLATIONS: $2,500
To attract Spanish and Russian speaking tourists, subtitles of the movie that tells the Gush Etzion story are needed in Spanish and Russian. It is already available for English and Hebrew speaking audiences; French coming soon.
CREATION OF ENGLISH WEBSITE: $3,600
Translation of historic documents and an online gift store with Gush Etzion products.
MOVIE SCREEN FOR HALL HOUSING THE BUNKER: $5,000
For other giving levels and donation opportunities for Society for Preservation of Israel Heritage Sites, please contact Mitch Rosenzweig, at [email protected]