||Belkind (Freiman) Pnina
Pnina Belkind, daughter of the founder M. Freiman was born in Warsaw, Poland. When being 12 years old, she immigrated to Eretz Israel with her parents - of Rishon Lezion's founders (1882). She learned in the elementary school ("Chaviv") in the Township.
She speaks several languages. She reads frequently.
When she married Shimshon Belkind, she built her house in Rishon Lezion, but soon, upon the Baron clerks' injunctions the two wander to Gedera where their first two children are born.
Upon their return to Rishon Lezion, Pnina Belkind is carrying the hard burden of their keep. She is working in agriculture and assists in the work at the family hotel "Ein Hakore" that was opened at her home.
During World War I, following the Nili affair, she was arrested along with her husband and was transferred to the Ramla prison. However, towards the end of the war, when the front approached Rishon Lezion, the Turkish soldiers retreated to the Township and many of them arrived at the Belkind's yard; she then cared for them devotedly and fed them with the soup, prepared for an emergency. Later, when to the Township came from the Galilee, malaria sick guys, she treated them and gave them shelter in her house. She did the same with the volunteers of the Hebraic regiments; she accommodated them at her home and fed them.