Topping out Mercaz Maim

Topping out Mercaz Maim

A huge milestone was reached in May 2024 at the new Herzlia Aquatic Centre building site with the “Topping Out” ceremony! This builder’s tradition is to place a tree on the top of the structure to celebrate the laying of the highest beam of the roof.

The African Olive tree will later be planted at the entrance carrying the symbolic value of life and the future. During the ceremony, a time capsule was concreted under the foyer filled with minutes of the day’s site meeting, the daily newspaper, Herzlia’s 2024 calendar, approved building plans and remains of a bottle of whisky used to toast the event.  This will be opened up in 2074 when the complex is 50 years old! Completion and opening are due mid-August so watch this space!


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Tax Benefits of Donating to The Herzlia Foundation Trust

United Herzlia Schools is the sole beneficiary of The Herzlia Foundation Trust PBO No. 930038539

South Africa Donors are eligible for a Section 18 A tax certificate in respect of donation to the Foundation (depending on the terms of the donation within our discretion). Please contact if you require assistance.

United Kingdom Donors can apply for a GiftAid form if they donate through EuroChai SA. Please contact Ralph Frank if you require further assistance.

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Australia Donors can receive tax benefits if they donate through Chai Charitable Foundation.