|Traffic Arrangements: Chol HaMoed Sukkot||https://www.jerusalem.muni.il/en/Municipality/Municipal info/Pages/TrafficArrangementsSukkot.aspx||Traffic Arrangements: Chol HaMoed Sukkot||<img alt=" " src="/SiteCollectionImages/PicLobby/sukkot/TrafficSuccot.jpg?RenditionID=14" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />||<p>The Jerusalem Municipality invites all of the "House of Israel" to make a pilgrimage to Jerusalem, to enjoy the wealth of events and sites in the city over the course of the holiday.</p>||For the traffic arrangements of Jerusalem March click hereThe transportation system in Jerusalem is preparing for Chol HaMoed Sukkot with special arrangements that will enable the hundreds of thousands of visitors to Jerusalem to have convenient access to any location and to all the main destinations in Jerusalem.Egged will supplement the bus lines in the capital, and will operate special lines to the Western Wall.The Jerusalem Light Rail will operate at an increased frequency.Traffic throughout the city will be conducted as usual, except for a limited number of intersections near the Western Wall, which will be subject to the traffic arrangements as detailed below.The Old City will be closed all days of the holiday to entry of private vehicles, except for residents of the area.The Park-&-Ride parking lots in Pisgat Ze'ev, Ammunition Hill and Mount Herzl will be available to passengers on public transportation at no additional charge.The public is requested to make use of public transportation and the many parking lots throughout the city.For further details Kol-Kav Hotline *8787, SMS to 8787, and the Municipal Hotline 106 The following is a detailed list of the arrangementsCityPass Jerusalem Light Rail - During Chol HaMoed, the frequency of the Light Rail trains will be adjusted to the demand so that from 900 AM to 800 PM the frequency of trains will be set to every six minutes.Over the course of the days of Chol HaMoed Sukkot, the CityPass service and supervision system will assist the passengers and visitors even more than usual, and the Light Rail supervisors will be stationed next to the ticket purchasing machines at the central stations, in order to assist the passengers and visitors in the purchasing activity, as much as is required in order to expedite the process.In addition, during the days of Chol HaMoed, on Tuesday, September 25-Thursday, September 27, 2018, CitiPass, in conjunction with the Ministry of Transportation, will place manned sales stations at the Ammunition Hill, City Hall and Central Bus Station stations, where round-trip tickets can be purchased by credit card or cash. The tickets must be validated on the designated devices upon entering the train.As in every year, CityPass will build large and spacious succot at the central stations for use by the general public.Egged will supplement the bus lines and operate special linesBus Line 111 will run on Chol HaMoed Sukkot on Tuesday, September 25 to Thursday, September27, 2018, from the Teddy Parking Lot to the Western Wall from the Teddy Parking Lot between 700 AM and 1000 PM, and from the Western Wall between 800 AM and 1100 PM (upon paying the bus fare).You can park in the Teddy Parking Lot and in the nearby parking lots.There may be changes to the station location. Follow the directions at the Teddy Station.Direct bus lines #1 and #3 to the Western Wall Over the course of Chol HaMoed Sukkot from the neighborhoods Ramat Shlomo, Ramot, Neve Ya'akov, Har Nof, Givat Shaul and Bayit VaGan.Tuesday - Thursday At 500 PM, 600 PM, 700 PM and 800 PM.On Saturday night and at the conclusion of the first day of the holiday at 930 PM.Bus Line 333 On Chol HaMoed Sukkot from the Shmuel HaNavi Street ("The Stone Bus Stop") to the Western Wall. From the Western Wall, the bus line ends at Har Hotzvim, and provides a link to the intercity lines, Tuesday - Thursday from 1100 AM to 1200 midnight.Wednesday, Thursday From 11 00 AM -12 00 midnightOn Chol HaMoed, September 25-27, 2018, the following intersections will be closed to private vehicles Hebron Road - From Miriam HaHashmonait Street in the direction towards the Old City.Route 1 - From the National Headquarters (HaMateh HaArtsi) in the direction towards the Old City.Yitzhak Kariv Street- In both directions.Agron Street in the direction towards Mamilla.The Jerusalem Brigade Street - in both directions.The Old City will be closed to private vehicles, except for residents of the area.A vehicle carrying a Disabled Parking Permit will enter the Old City through Zion Gate, for those coming from the direction of Hebron Road/David Remez Street only. Large vehicles with a Disabled Parking Permit will arrive at the Old City from the direction of Wadi Joz, up to Dung Gate.For further detailsKol-Kav Hotline 8787 *, the Municipal Hotline 106, and the website http//www.jet.gov.il/Web/He/Default.aspx.||9/16/2018 9:00:00 PM|
|Removing "Schach" branches||https://www.jerusalem.muni.il/en/Municipality/Municipal info/Pages/RemovingSchachbranches.aspx||Removing "Schach" branches||<img alt=" " src="/en/Municipality/Municipal%20info/PublishingImages/schach.JPG?RenditionID=14" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />||<p><span lang="en"><span>The sanitation department will remove the branches</span><br><span>As of Tuesday, 2.10.18 u</span><span>ntil Thursday, 5.10.18</span></span></p>||The public is asked to concentrate the branches of the sack separately from the garbage.The removal of the schach at the appointed times will keep the neighborhood clean.||9/16/2018 9:00:00 PM|
|Jerusalem Tops Israel's Digital Cities||https://www.jerusalem.muni.il/en/Municipality/Municipal info/Pages/JerusalemDigitalCities.aspx||Jerusalem Tops Israel's Digital Cities||<img alt=" " src="/Municipality/Msg_84/PublishingImages/arnona1.jpg?RenditionID=14" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />||<p>Deloitte has rated Jerusalem as one of the three most digital cities in Israel, scoring 97 in various services; 98 in services for residents and 100 for business services.</p>||The Jerusalem Municipality was ranked third in Israel by Deloitte's Digilocally index, which examines the provision of online digital services to residents, as compared to all Israeli cities.The high score was awarded for, among other things, the provision of online services in the areas of municipal property taxes, payment of parking tickets, submission of requests for parking tags, parking tickets appeals, contact via the website, access to "resident files", registration to educational institutions, business owners' ability to set appointments to receive frontal services and online services such as information regarding starting a business, checking the status of a business license and application for a business license. Additional high scores were awarded for the ability to search the website, adaption of the website to mobile devices and the existence of a municipal Facebook page and municipal application.The municipality earned a score of 98 with regard to services for residents, as compared to the national average of 45; and in the area of services for businesses scored a perfect 100, as compared to the national average of 31. The impressive achievement comes following a long-term investment in the improvement of online services, in an effort to assist residents and prevent the needless waste of valuable time while standing in unnecessary lines.Just last year the Jerusalem Municipality launched the Digical revolution, which expanded the services provided to residents via the internet. As part of the digital modernization process, the municipality bid fax machines goodbye and upgraded the services to online forms at the click of a button and a dedicated search system. Among the services offered by Digical are requests, appeals, requests to be tried in court and more. Everything is done in an easy and friendly way, via email and the municipal website.The Jerusalem Municipality is also promoting the digitization of the city's businesses, and in recent months has set up free websites and Facebook pages for 250 small businesses in Jerusalem. As part of the move, each business received a unique WIX website, a Facebook business page, digital presence on Google my Business and directions to the business on Waze. This is done in order to help small Jerusalem businesses market their business for free using digital tools.Amnon Merhav, Director-General of the Jerusalem Municipality, emphasized that "the Jerusalem Municipality has set itself the goal of being the spearhead of organizations promoting full digitization in all areas of activity – first and foremost in the area of services to residents, as well as the ongoing management of the city. The future is already here. Residents are able to receive a wide range of services and information at any time and place which is convenient to them, in a variety of service channels."Sima Sinai, Director of the Service Quality Authority, said that she is "proud and grateful for this win, which is added to the Jerusalem Municipality's first place win in the national service competition. We are proud to be a leading digital municipality and a leader in service. The Service Quality Authority works towards the provision of innovative and excellent services for municipality customers, and believes in providing quick and convenient service. We are constantly promoting significant, in-depth processes in the service field, while measuring uncompromisingly – thereby revolutionizing customer experience. To visit the ranking site http//m.digilocally.deloitte.co.il/Place/3000||9/4/2018 9:00:00 PM|
|Municipality Opening Hours During Holidays||https://www.jerusalem.muni.il/en/Municipality/Municipal info/Pages/Municipalityclosed.aspx||Municipality Opening Hours During Holidays||<img alt=" " src="/Municipality/Msg_84/PublishingImages/SHANATOVA.jpg?RenditionID=14" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />||<p>The Jerusalem Municipality offices will be closed on holidays on the following dates:</p>||Rosh HaShanah Eve - Sunday, 9.9.18 Rosh Hashanah - from Monday, 10.9.18 until Tuesday, 11.9.18Yom Kippur Eve - Tuesday, 18.9.18. Yom Kippur - Wednesday, 19.9.18Sukkot holiday - from Thursday, 20.9.18 until Monday, 1.10.18||9/1/2018 9:00:00 PM|
|Student Scholarship||https://www.jerusalem.muni.il/en/Municipality/Municipal info/Pages/StudentScholarship.aspx||Student Scholarship||<img alt=" " src="/SiteCollectionImages/Default182_124.jpg?RenditionID=14" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />||<p>Students! Come get a NIS 10,000 scholarship from the Municipality of Jerusalem’s municipal scholarship fund:</p>||In preparation for the 2018-2019 academic year, the Municipality of Jerusalem has launched the municipal scholarship fund, which will hand out scholarships, each at a sum of NIS 10,000, to students who contribute 140 hours to community service during the academic year.The municipal scholarship committee has selected organizations, representing a wide variety of programs, at which students may volunteer to perform their community service requirements. For more information concerning the suggested program and its screening process, please contact each organization’s contact person. Higher priority will be given to students who graduated from high schools in Jerusalem.To the list of programs in Hebrew click here||7/31/2018 9:00:00 PM|
|A Night in the Square||https://www.jerusalem.muni.il/en/Municipality/Municipal info/Pages/nightinsquare.aspx||A Night in the Square||<img alt=" " src="/Municipality/Msg_84/PublishingImages/LalyelaKikar.jpg?RenditionID=14" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />||<p style="text-align:left;">The most successful housing solution in Manhattan, Washington DC, and London has landed in Jerusalem: check out the newest urban living solution – co-living pods, where housing meets 21<sup><font size="2">th </font></sup>century needs. </p><p style="text-align:left;">Welcome to the world's cheapest Airbnb: only $10 a night – and Safra Square is yours to call home.</p>||This must be the best Airbnb deal ever. The Municipality of Jerusalem invites you to spend the night in a bijou, immaculately designed 25-square-meter pod that will be placed in Safra Square during the month of August. The fully-furnished unit includes a living room, kitchen, bedroom, shower, and toilet, and comes equipped with air conditioning, television, and all possible amenities. The cost per night is only $10 (36 NIS), including security.This once-in-a-lifetime opportunity is on offer to the public from August 2 to 8. Registration for a single night (3 pm to 9 am) is available on the Airbnb website from July 24 to 26, and 4 lucky guests will be drawn in a raffle held among all Airbnb bookings. The winners will enjoy a night of special extras, including a visit from the Mayor, deliveries from nearby restaurants, publicity on social networks, and more.One lucky guest will win a free night! Want to be that guest? Post your reason on our Facebook page in the most creative way you can think of, and it might be you!The Safra Square Co-Living Project is a special cooperation between the Municipality of Jerusalem, the Ministry of Housing, the Ministry for Jerusalem Affairs and Heritage, and the Jerusalem Development Authority. It is part of the campaign led by the Municipality of Jerusalem for raising awareness of co-living solutions, also including a conference discussing these solutions. Arising from the realization that the current housing market caters only to families, the ultimate goal is to adapt the co-living model to Israeli reality, including bringing government housing regulations up-to-date. Co-living 90 percent of our time in 40 percent of our living spaceCo-living is a growing housing trend around the world. Cohabitation in cities started out as a community co-housing model in Scandinavia in the 1970s-1980s, when residents came together to purchase and manage communal housing solutions.This model has been adopted around the world, and some of the most successful co-living projects include Carmel Place (Ollie) in Manhattan, 5 buildings at Old Oak in London, and communities in Brooklyn, Washington, and Pittsburgh.Co-living redefines housing as a commodity and a service. It rests on the realization that 90 percent of the time, people are using only 40 percent of their living space. Co-living means shrinking personal space and increasing communal areas instead.Practically speaking, the housing model offers rent-only units with shared public spaces, operated by a management company offering serviced living, including maintenance, resident screening, and a rich community experience.Renters enjoy a communal life, but as opposed to the older co-living community model, do not take part in ownership or establishment of either the building or the community. Co-habitation is now a new market commodity – a rewarding residential experience for young renters, and a lucrative opportunity for developers.Communal areas in the building include a laundry room doubling as a lounge, a large common room with seating areas and a dining area, and a residents' club for parties, events, and movie screenings. The living units come fully-furnished with a bed, a sofa, etc., and equipped with a fridge, a television, and other amenities.Residents pay a monthly fee covering rent, community events, personal unit utilities (water, gas, electricity, city tax), communications (cable TV, internet), cleaning services (twice a month), and a maintenance fee. The conference on co-living will be held at the Koresh Hotel in Jerusalem on Monday, July 30.The co-living pod will be on display at Safra Square on July 30 – August 15, 2018.For further details, please contact Ravit Carmeli at Stern-Ariely-Saar PR, on 052-6678357.Competition terms and conditionsFurther details available on the Airbnb site||7/28/2018 9:00:00 PM|
|Jerusalem is the Best City for Businesses in 2018||https://www.jerusalem.muni.il/en/Municipality/Municipal info/Pages/Businesses2018.aspx||Jerusalem is the Best City for Businesses in 2018||<img alt=" " src="/Municipality/Msg_84/PublishingImages/bestJerusalemBusinesRova.jpg?RenditionID=14" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />||<p>The Dun & Bradstreet ranking determined that Jerusalem is the best city for businesses in Israel in 2018. Mayor Nir Barkat, said: "The large investments that we have made in the fields of tourism, culture, and high-tech directly project the success of Jerusalem's businesses. They are an important economic growth engine, and I am proud that our efforts are bearing fruit".</p>||Prior to the elections in the local authorities, the Israel branch of Dun & Bradstreet rated the local authorities that are the best for businesses, and their performance in accordance with the heads of the local authorities. Jerusalem was ranked first among the large cities as the best city for business. It pushed Petah Tikva to second place, while Tel Aviv was ranked third, after it was ranked last year in second place. In the company's statement, it was written that "in thegreater Jerusalem area, the development of business is positive, and even exceeds that of the central region". Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat explained that "Jerusalem's rating as the best city for businesses in Israel reflects the return of Israel's capital city to its natural location as a leading and groundbreaking city. The great investments we have made in the fields of tourism, culture, and high-tech directly project the success of Jerusalem's businesses. Dun and Bradstreet's ranking joins the international rankings of Jerusalem as one of the cities with the most advanced high-tech in the world. Alongside this, we have led revolutions in introducing various sectors into the employment cycle in numbers that increase from year to year. We have implemented reforms in business licensing and in advancing the city's creative status. We have set up hubs that provide training, we have created "Green Lanes" for businesses, we have built thousands of new hotel rooms, and we are setting up a business district at the entrance to the city providing 60,000 jobs. Jerusalem businesses are an important engine of economic growth, and I am proud that our efforts and our focus on these areas are bearing fruit."The Jerusalem Municipality enumerates a series of processes that have brought Jerusalem to the top of the list decreasing the bureaucracy and the procedures, developing and strengthening the local economy in the neighborhoods, developing the city's creative status, developing the high-tech sector in cooperation with the Jerusalem Development Authority; professional training that advances businesses towards the digital age; creating a cultural scene in the business environment, and customer service for businesses that includes close attention to public inquiries, a unique start-up service for businesses that appeals to new businesses and entrepreneurs, and provides support and guidance until the opening and licensing of the business, as well as municipal mediation services that were launched just recently.||7/1/2018 9:00:00 PM|
|Digical: Everything You Need - Now From Your Smartphone||https://www.jerusalem.muni.il/en/Municipality/Municipal info/Pages/digical.aspx||Digical: Everything You Need - Now From Your Smartphone||<img alt=" " src="/en/Municipality/Municipal%20info/PublishingImages/digical_message-02.jpg?RenditionID=14" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />||<p>As part of the digital renewal process, we're upgrading our services and offer you easy, fast, and convenient service: online forms at the touch of a button and a dedicated search system.</p>||The Municipality is in the course of a digital renewal process, where the Municipality's central services are moving over to an online system, to offer easy, fast, and convenient service to the residents.This week, we launched "Digical"-- a system of online forms in a variety of fields, along with a dedicated search system that will help you find what you are looking for. The service is in Hebrew. Click here for the service.||5/23/2018 9:00:00 PM|
|Making Service Accessible with Sign Language||https://www.jerusalem.muni.il/en/Municipality/Municipal info/Pages/SignLanguage.aspx||Making Service Accessible with Sign Language||<img alt=" " src="/Residents/PlanningandBuilding/Accessibility/Accessibility/PublishingImages/Signlang.JPG?RenditionID=13" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />||<p>The Jerusalem Municipality in Proud to Present: Making Municipality Services Accessible to the Hearing Impaired</p>||Ever been in a situation where you had to deal with bureaucracy like arnona, parking permits, school registration – but no one would listen to you? We, at the Municipality, recognize the importance of listening to you and providing you with the best possible service. We're proud to update you regarding a new service that will soon be launched for the hearing impaired a sign language translator who will personally accompany and translate municipality services for you. The translators will be at your service at Safra Square and will accompany and assist you in receiving service from all departments on
Sunday 800 a.m. – 100 p.m.
Tuesday 300 p.m. – 600 p.m. The service is provided free of charge and does not require prior coordination. All you have to do is come.
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|Jerusalem Municipality App||https://www.jerusalem.muni.il/en/Municipality/Municipal info/Pages/JerusalemMunicipalityNewApp.aspx||Jerusalem Municipality App||<img alt="" src="/Municipality/Msg_84/PublishingImages/app_mess1.jpg?RenditionID=14" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />||<p>We have taken our technology up a notch! Access the website and download “Yerushalmi” – the new Jerusalem Municipality app. </p>||The new Yerushalmi app. brings digital services closer to you that ever before Where to find entertainment and recreation spots, submitting applications for parking stickers, appealing parking tickets and fines, making payments, loading Rav Kav cards, etc. – directly from your cellular smart phone.Through the Yerushalmi app. you can also register for Jerusalem city benefits and the application will display for you, anywhere you are, the closest and most relevant benefits for you. Do you already have a Yerushalmi card? You can register by means of a few simple steps and convert your Yerushalmi Card to a digital presence. The service comes to the palm of your hand and will be at your fingertips. Using Yerushalmi you will be able toObtain updates about events taking place all over the cityDispatch inquiries or notifications to the 106 hotline – directly from your smart phone, including attaching photographs, from wherever you are, on the spot, quickly and easily, and to obtain updates regarding the status of your inquiry. Obtain notifications that are relevant only to you based upon your residential address and neighborhood. Obtain information regarding parking lots and parking garages and the hours of business thereof.For Frequently Asked Questions about the Jerusalem App click hereAnd much more...So what are you waiting for?For Android smart phones and tablets, click here.For iPhones and iPads, click here. ||6/4/2016 9:00:00 PM|