Why Jerusalem

Why Live in Jerusalem?

by Akiva Werber​

​There are so many reasons to choose Jerusalem as your home...

We look forward to welcoming you to the city that more than any other is at the heart of the Jewish nation.

  1. The Heart of the Jewish People

    Jerusalem is the capital of the State of Israel, and the spiritual capital of the Jewish people. It is Israel's largest city in terms of both land mass and population
  2. The Heart of Mankind

    There is no city in the world that, over the course of three millennia, has enjoyed such a rich history and still enjoys a vibrancy that is enviable. All monotheistic religions have a claim upon Jerusalem and as the nexus point of the Egyptian, Mesopotamian, Persian, Greek and Roman civilizations Jerusalem holds a prominent position in the history of mankind.
  3. Cultural Haven

    Tens of museums and historical sites, theaters, concert and art centers, over 30 libraries and tens of cultural centers. Jerusalem has almost 50 Matnasim (culture, youth and sport centers).
  4. Quality Education

    No other city offers as much educational variety -- every type of stream and depth with specialized tracks of learning, as does Jerusalem: Hundreds of schools, Hundred of kindergartens, and more than 15 universities, colleges and higher academic centers attracting students from all of Israel and across the globe.
  5. International Flavor

    As the capital of Israel, Jerusalem houses the Knesset, Supreme Court, President's office, Government ministries, Bank of Israel and many government agencies. International diplomats and government officials are joined by hundreds of foreign journalists imbuing Jerusalem with a dynamic international rhythm.
  6. Convenient and Accessible

    Jerusalem is in the center of the country and is accessible to the south, north and coast via bus and train and a number of major highways, including the new #6 road. The city's new light rail system, which is still expanding,has transformed the city into a model mass transit city that also cares about being environmentally friendly. The new National Israel Rail System terminal is currently under cunstruction at the city entrance next to the central bus station nexus while the Malha terminal is still functioning
  7. Employment Friendly

    Jerusalem has a position that fits your professional training. Jerusalem offers wide ranging employment opportunities in high tech (the Har Hotzvim and Malcha Technological Parks), biotechnology, medical and paraprofessional fields (4 major hospital facilities, rehabilitation centers and all of the health clinics), academia (home to Hebrew University and many other higher academic frameworks), culture and the arts (museums, theaters, cinema, etc.) media and communications, public services, and just about any other field or profession. To increase employment potential, Jerusalem has approved a massive complex with 12 towers and a million square meters of office space near the city entrance.
  8. Olim Friendly

    No other city absorbs as many Olim as Jerusalem. In addition to services offered to all Olim by the Ministry of Immigrant Absorption, the Municipality of Jerusalem operates 15 neighborhood absorption points offering services and guidance to new olim. In addition, the city's Community Absorption Program, provides enhanced assistance for new Olim and their families in their native language when preparing aliyah from abroad and upon arrival to Jerusalem.
  9. English Friendly

    Jerusalem absorbs more English-speaking Olim than any other city -- tens of thousands and growing. The English speaking community is active and involved.
  10. Children Friendly

    There are many parks and playgrounds scattered throughout Jerusalem's various neighbourhoods. Jerusalem has Matnasim in most neighborhoods.
  11. Entrepreneur Friendly

    The municipality and other organizations encourage entreprenurialism among residents making available financial assistance and guidance for establishing new businesses or expanding others.
  12. Student Friendly

    More than 40,000 university students are living here, among them the largest number of doctoral students in life sciences. The city looks to these students as the key to its future, and has put together packages of incentives, including the possibility of cross-registering in courses offered by several academic institutions, and financial assistance for tuition and housing to students studying life sciences and technology.
  13. A Giving City

    Jerusalem is a city of volunteerism, serving as home to hundreds of NGO's and enjoying the help and resources of thousands of volunteers, activities and community groups involved in just about every issue. The municipality has an office which helps coordinate volunteer activity.

We hope that you will join us in the adventure which is Jerusalem.