From Netanya, with love

A one-day exhibition in a Netanya synagogue traces the history of the Jews through postcards.

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February 20, 2014 15:16
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vintage postcards

Düsseldorf, Germany, synagogue built 1905, destroyed November 1938; postcard mailed 1910. (photo credit: Courtesy)

As part of its 40th anniversary celebrations, the New Synagogue on McDonald Street in Netanya will be hosting what is being touted as a “One-Day Judaica Postcard Exhibition,” composed of items lent by collector Leo Smolar, on March 3.

Smolar made aliya in 1978 from Helsinki, Finland, where he was active in the Jewish youth group, sports organizations and volunteer work. A graduate of Helsinki University, he first worked in pharmaceutical product development, and in this country concentrated on marketing industrial and pharmaceutical chemicals from international suppliers to local industries.

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