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Paul & May Arieli-Goldschmidt Memorial

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Last Updated on October 25, 2017

The Paul & May Arieli-Goldschmidt

Memorial & Dedication


The Mayor of Haifa, Yona Yahav cordially invites you to attend a dedication ceremony in honour of Paul (z”l) and May (z”l) Arieli-Goldschmidt

Thursday, 9th November, 2017 at 16:00

The ceremony will be taking place in Denya, Haifa at the circle of Finland, Antwerp and Shlonski Streets, where the circle will be named in their honour.

Following the short dedication ceremony, a small reception will be held at the Denya Shul.


You have probably walked along the promenade in the central Carmel and spent an enjoyable time at Haifa Zoo.  It was through the generous contribution of Paul & May Goldschmidt, that we and generations to come, will continue to enjoy these attractions.  A laboratory at the Technion, the Denya Shul and Bet Protea are just some of the many other large and small projects Paul and May contributed to.

South African olim who came to Israel, from Cape Town, in the early 1950s, Paul was a civil engineer and May was a pediatrician. They were among the very first residents of Denya, a suburb of Haifa and much of its development was as a result of their activities.

Tragically, at the age of 18, their only child, Ariel (Louis) was killed in a motor vehicle accident and it was then that Paul and May Goldschmidt decided to honour the memory of their beloved child in every possible way including changing their surname from Goldschmidt to Arieli-Goldschmidt.

Family and friends of Paul & May, fellow South Africans and other members of the community who would like to honour their memory, are invited to attend.

To facilitate catering and other arrangements, please confirm your attendance in the comment box below.

If you would like to share a memory or some thoughts, please feel free to do so.


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