Mishkenot Sha’ananim welcomes you to a world of Israeli and international culture and art, located in an inspiring building overlooking the magnificent walls of Jerusalem’s Old City.
Mishkenot Sha’ananim is a world-class center of cultural and artistic creativity and academic inquiry, initiating, supporting and hosting cultural activities in diverse spheres; an incubator for multidisciplinary cultural content in relation to global culture and art; and a guest house for artists and scholars from Israel and around the world.
Mishkenot Sha’ananim initiates diverse and original cultural events all year round. It offers a nonpartisan venue for debate and thought and an unwavering commitment to tolerance, dialogue and fundamental values of human society. We believe that whoever stays, creates and is inspired by Mishkenot Sha’ananim carries the spirit of Mishkenot wherever they go – in Jerusalem, across Israel and abroad.
Mishkenot Sha’ananim serves three primary roles:
* Leading cultural and artistic programming
* Providing nonpartisan space for thought, dialogue and pluralism
* Managing the unique Mishkenot Sha’ananim campus
Mishkenot Sha’ananim’s unique artistic and cultural events offer the audience a chance to broaden their horizons and knowledge by attending international literary festivals, conferences, lectures and talks addressing a wide range of subjects, as well as writers meetings and writing workshops.
Space for Freedom
A strong belief in culture, the freedom to create, tolerance and humanism has led to the creation of a dynamic, pluralistic space that attracts illustrious guests and leaders in their fields.
The Jerusalem Center for Ethics holds professional discussions and activities regarding ethics in all aspects of life, and aspires to facilitate social change.
The Mishkenot Sha’ananim campus is a beautiful, unique place. It encompasses the Maurice M. Dwek Guest House and the Konrad Adenauer Conference Center, which is comprised of an auditorium, seminar rooms, a library and a restaurant.
The Maurice M. Dwek Guest House is dedicated to hosting artists and scholars from Israel and around the world, individually chosen for the Mishkenot Sha’ananim Residency Program. The residents enjoy a creative retreat and in turn contribute to Mishkenot Sha’ananim’s cultural richness.
The campus is centered around a well known, historically significant building built over 150 years ago by Sir Moses Montefiore as the first Jewish residential quarter outside of the Old City’s walls. It is an enchanting building, overlooking the breathtaking panorama of the Tower of David, the Old City of Jerusalem and the open expanse of the Judean Desert, a meeting point of past, present and future.