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.
Cultural Center Mishkenot Sha’ananim is a world-class center of cultural and artistic creativity and academic inquiry. It initiates, supports, and hosts cultural activities and events in diverse spheres and serves as an incubator for multidisciplinary cultural content relating to global culture and art. It is also a guest house for artists and scholars from Israel and around the world.
Mishkenot Sha’ananim holds a variety of original cultural events all year round. It offers a neutral venue for debate and thought and is unwaveringly committed to tolerance, dialogue, and the fundamental values of human society. We believe that those who come to create their art here are inspired by Mishkenot Sha’ananim and carry the spirit of Mishkenot wherever they go – in Jerusalem, across Israel, and abroad.
Campus The Mishkenot Sha’ananim campus is a beautiful, unique location. It encompasses the Maurice M. Dwek Guest House and the Konrad Adenauer Conference Center, which contains an auditorium, seminar rooms, a library, and a restaurant. The guest house is dedicated to hosting artists and scholars from Israel and around the world who have been individually chosen for the Mishkenot Sha’ananim Residency Program. The residents enjoy a creative retreat and in turn contribute to the cultural richness of Mishkenot Sha’ananim.
The focal point of the campus is a well-known, historically significant building constructed over 150 years ago by Sir Moses Montefiore as part of the first Jewish residential quarter outside of the Old City’s walls. This enchanting structure overlooks 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.
The work is located in the Yael Garden, below the historic Mishkenot Sha’ananim building, overlooking the walls of the Old City of Jerusalem. It was unveiled by Churchill’s great-grandson Randolph Churchill on November 4, 2012 at a ceremony attended by MK Isaac Herzog, British Ambassador to Israel HE Matthew Gould, British Consul-General to Jerusalem Sir Vincent Fean, Israel’s Ambassador to the Court of St James’s Daniel Taub, Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat, President of the Jerusalem Foundation Ambassador Mark Sofer, Chairperson of Mishkenot Sha’ananim Ruth Cheshin, and Anthony Rosenfelder, a trustee of the Jerusalem Foundation in the Jerusalem Foundation in the United Kingdom.
The bust is identical to the one that stands in Freedom Court at the Franklin D. Roosevelt Library.
Mishkenot Sha’ananim serves three primary roles:
* Leading the way in cultural and artistic programming
* Providing an unbiased space for thought, dialogue, and pluralism
* Managing the unique Mishkenot Sha’ananim campus
Mishkenot Sha’ananim’s unique artistic and cultural events offer audiences the opportunity to broaden their horizons and knowledge by attending international literary festivals, conferences, lectures, and talks that address a broad range of subjects in addition to writers’ meetings and writing workshops.
Space for Freedom A strong belief in culture, creative freedom, tolerance, and humanism have led to the establishment of a dynamic, multicultural 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 at Mishkenot and aspires to facilitate social change.
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Dedicated to hosting artists and intellectuals who contribute to the rich culture of Jerusalem and Mishkenot Sha’ananim קראו עוד