|Good Deeds Day 2017: More than 40,000 will volunteer||https://www.jerusalem.muni.il/en/Municipality/Municipal info/Pages/GoodDeedsDay2017.aspx||Good Deeds Day 2017: More than 40,000 will volunteer||<img alt="" src="/Residents/Education/Education/PublishingImages/good_day.jpg?RenditionID=14" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />||<p>Jerusalem breaks the record of volunteering in projects that combine thousands of residents, with the participation of more than 40,000 people!</p>||For the sixth year in a row, the Jerusalem Municipality has been taking part in the "Good Deeds Day" which will take place on Tuesday, March 28. The number of participants this year has grown by thousands of people compared to last year and is expected to exceed 40,000 people!Mayor of Jerusalem Nir Barkat noted that "this year the emphasis of the Day of Good Deeds in Jerusalem is on large community volunteer projects that combine hundreds and thousands of residents together, as befits the social character of the city. It is expectected to be the leading national city in the number of volunteers taking part this day, as this number is growing from year to year."Among the Arab sector in the city, there is a rise in the number of volunteers compared to last year. Similarly, there is expected to be an increasing number of residents from the various sectors, including the ultra-Orthodox and Ethiopians, with leading projects from dozens of schools in the east and west of the city.Among the events that will take place• "Make a Tone" - 200 Jerusalem students arrived at the Hansen House to help create accessories and find solutions to improve the lives of 50 students of the new Dvir School for Special Education.• Establishment of an open municipal library for the Arab sector along the railway track in the area of Beit Safafa neighborhood.• "Yad 2" - a project to donate groceries for Passover to weak populations in the Haredi neighborhoods.• A basketball game of children from the "Champions League" against the children of the Danish school.• A community birthday celebration for the 90 year olds.• A dance party in the council for Holocaust survivors and an exhibition of paintings that will be displayed in cooperation with "Cafe Europa" and the Association for the Welfare of Holocaust Survivors.• A project in recognition of the city's security systems kindergarten children and the security and rescue forces are embracing.• Closing event sustainability project in the Valley of the Deer Park and a two-year birthday celebration for the park.• "Good deeds Day" is a wide national project that encourages giving and action for the community and society and promotes volunteerism and mutual responsibility. The project is initiated by Shari Arison, which is implemented annually through the "Ruach Tova" organization of the Arison Group, and in recent years has expanded to 50 additional countries.If you are a Jerusalem educational institution and want to do good to others, submit projects today at this linkProjects can be submitted without a budget request.For any question on the subject, please contact Shir Mermelsteinat 02-6295671 ||3/26/2017 10:00:00 PM|
|No Public Reception during Passover in Municipality||https://www.jerusalem.muni.il/en/Municipality/Municipal info/Pages/nopublicreceptionduringPassover.aspx||No Public Reception during Passover in Municipality||<img alt="" src="/SiteCollectionImages/Default182_124.jpg?RenditionID=11" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />||<p>There will be no public reception in the municipality from Sunday, 9.4.2017 until Monday, 17.4.2017</p>||3/25/2017 10:00:00 PM|
|Passover at the door: Let's bake matzah at Safra Square!||https://www.jerusalem.muni.il/en/Municipality/Municipal info/Pages/Passoveratthedoor.aspx||Passover at the door: Let's bake matzah at Safra Square!||<img alt="" src="/Municipality/Msg_84/PublishingImages/BakeMazot2017.jpg" width="184" style="BORDER:0px solid;MARGIN:5px 15px;" />||<p>On Wednesday and Thursday, March 29-30, 17, Safra Square will become an old Jewish town accompanied by actors, street artists and joint festive activities. After a baking workshop, each participant will receive three personal matzot for free.</p>||In preparation for Pesach, we will hold a celebration of baking matzot at Safra Square. The plaza of the square will become an old Jewish town with a large baking area. The public is invited to come and bake the Matzot of the holiday with their own hands. Each participant will take part in the entire process of preparing the matzot from preparing the dough, kneading it and stirring it until the matzah is created and baked. The baking route will last about 20 minutes, each round you can accommodate about 100 people together. At the end of the process, each participant will receive three personal Matzot, crisp and kosher for Passover.The event will take place during two days, Wednesday and Thursday, 29-30 March 2017 between 15 30-19 00. Participation is free and is open to the general public - residents and visitors.The baking process will be accompanied by a professional and experienced team, and the participants will see a video showing the matzah preparation process, which includes an explanation and a briefing on the preparation of the matzot.The experiential workshop is initiated by the Department of Jewish Heritage.Photo by Community Rabbi's Organization ||3/21/2017 10:00:00 PM|
|Renovating Mahane Yehuda: upgrading the Shuk’s roofs||https://www.jerusalem.muni.il/en/Municipality/Municipal info/Pages/RenovatingMahaneYehuda.aspx||Renovating Mahane Yehuda: upgrading the Shuk’s roofs||<img alt="" height="115" src="/Municipality/Msg_84/PublishingImages/MahaneYehudaMarket.jpg" width="184" style="BORDER:0px solid;MARGIN:5px 15px;" />||<p>With the arrival of spring, Shuk Mahane Yehuda will undergo a facelift: the Eden Company, in coordination with the Shuk’s merchants, will renovate their roofs with an investment of around ₪15 million by December.</p>||Through the Eden company (the Jerusalem Center Development Company), the Jerusalem Municipality will soon begin a project upgrading the roofs of Shuk Mahane Yehuda. The project will cost around 15 million NIS, and is expected to be completed in December 2017. This is a joint project between the Municipality, the Ministry of Tourism, and the Jerusalem Development Authority (JDA), in coordination with the Shuk's merchants.Shuk Mahane Yehuda is currently blossoming both culturally and economically for the first time in years, thanks to cooperation between merchants, local business owners, and the Jerusalem Municipality—made possible by the Eden Company. The Shuk has become a focal point for many visitors from outside Jerusalem, and a tremendous success story that symbolizes the awakening of Jerusalem's city center. The Shuk houses a mix of Jerusalem businesses, restaurateurs, and a unique night life. All these have attracted visitors and revelers from all over Israel, who have brought economic and business prosperity. This is also evidenced in the tremendous demand for opening businesses in the Shuk.Shuk Mahane Yehuda has great business potential, in light of its strategic placement between major transportation axes and its attractiveness as a mercantile epicenter. At present, it has around 30,000 sq. m. of commercial space, which contains a wide range of businesses including traditional ones (food, services, clothing, and shoes), new businesses such as various boutique shops, gourmet restaurants, and others.The Municipality is committed to further investment in improving the infrastructure, developing commerce, and promoting culture in the Shuk, which represents one of Israel's strongest commercial and tourist centers.Jerusalem Mayor, Nir Barkat, emphasized that "in the last few years, the Jerusalem Municipality has invested, via the Jerusalem Development Authority and the Eden Company, millions of shekels to restore and improve the physical infrastructure of the city center. We expect to invest tens of millions of shekels more. The upgrading of the Mahane Yehuda Shuk area represents another successful example of our extensive activity to reinstate the city center as a thriving public space which is full of commercial and cultural activity."Member of the city administration and Community Council portfolio-holder, Moshe Leon, noted that "to my great joy, the Ministry of Tourism, led by Minister Yariv Levin, approved my request for budgeting 12 million NIS out of the 15 million NIS that were designated for the project. The improvement of Shuk Mahane Yehuda, the beating heart of Jerusalem, is very high on the Municipality's priority list—as it should be. This investment, unprecedented by any standard, will bring about the prosperity of businesses in the entire area and will represent an even greater source of attraction for tourists and the tens of thousands of Jerusalemites who visit the location every day."Deputy CEO of the Eden Company, Leor Bar David, explained that "after reaching a cooperative and agreed upon course of action with the merchants, and pooling the required resources, a tender was publicized which included the upgrading of the roof and the drainage system, the addition of lighting and innovative air-conditioning systems. The outline of the work, stages and timeline for implementation, were coordinated together with the Shuk's merchants, and they are full partners in the project."||3/21/2017 10:00:00 PM|
|For the first time in 50 years: Jerusalem’s territory grew||https://www.jerusalem.muni.il/en/Municipality/Municipal info/Pages/Jerusalem’s_territory_grew.aspx||For the first time in 50 years: Jerusalem’s territory grew||<img alt="" src="/Municipality/Msg_84/PublishingImages/bniya1.jpg?RenditionID=14" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />||<p>The Ministry of Interior transferred land for new residential neighborhood in Jerusalem, which will have around 2,000 new residential units.</p>||250 new hectares of land were recently added to Jerusalem’s control following a multi-year process, which will allow the Municipality to establish a new residential neighborhood in Jerusalem with around 2,000 new residential units. In 2009, the Border Committee of the Interior Ministry met for the first time to discuss the possibility of transferring 250 hectares of land, adjacent to the Arnona neighborhood, from the Mateh Yehuda Regional Council and Kibbutz Ramat Rachel to the control of the Jerusalem Municipality. The land was used in the past as agricultural space for the Ramat Rachel Kibbutz.Recently, the Municipality received an official letter from the Minister of the Interior heralding the transfer of the land to the city’s control. Following this, and in collaboration with the Ministry of Housing and the Israel Lands Authority, we are planning to build the “Mordot Arnona” (Arnona Hillside) neighborhood, which will include more than 2,000 residential units.The approval of the program for the residential neighborhood and the transfer of land to the control of Jerusalem, afford us and the government authorities access for developing and marketing the neighborhood. The program has already been approved and was validated by the regional committee, and is currently being marketed, a process which is expected to last around a year—before building permits are issued.Mayor Nir Barkat noted that "we are strengthening and increasing Jerusalem's size. In the 50th year since its unification, it continues to grow and to develop. The establishment of a new neighborhood will allow us to attract young families to the city, to expand our response to the demand for housing in the city, and, of course, to strengthen Israel's capital."||3/21/2017 10:00:00 PM|
|Four new dog parks in Pisgat Ze’ev||https://www.jerusalem.muni.il/en/Municipality/Municipal info/Pages/FournewdogparksinPisgatZe’ev.aspx||Four new dog parks in Pisgat Ze’ev||<img alt="" src="/Municipality/Msg_84/PublishingImages/dog.jpg?RenditionID=14" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />||<p>Around ₪1 million will be invested in establishing four new leisure areas for dogs in Pisgat Ze’ev, including new grassy areas, seating areas, shaded areas, trash cans, fountains, and dog-training facilities.</p>||The Parks division of the Department for City Beautification, with the help of the Moriah Company and the Ministry of Housing, plans to establish four new parks for releasing dogs in Pisgat Zeev. This is part of Mayor Nir Barkat’s policy to upgrade playgrounds in the city with the investment of tens of millions of shekels.The planning process for establishing the parks began a number of years ago, and work just recently began on four parks that will be added to the 13 existing parks across the city – for the benefit of four-legged companions and their owners. The locating and planning of the parks was done together with the community councils in a process involving the public.On Gal Street, the establishment of a grassy area is planned, as well as benches for sitting, shaded areas, trash cans, dog-training facilities, and a fountain. Next to Moriya Square, in central Pisgat Zeev, there are two locations for releasing dogs that are planned for upgrading by adding grassy areas, seating areas with benches and trash cans, a fountain, and new trees. The fourth park is located in eastern Pisgat Zeev. The park will be fenced, seating areas and fountains will be built, and it will also include dog-training facilities.In addition, in the coming years an additional ten dog parks are planned for construction. Upgrades are also expected in existing dog parks that are spread across the city in the Beit HaKerem, Gilo, French Hill, and City Center neighborhoods.||3/20/2017 10:00:00 PM|
|Hundreds of new housing units in Kiryat Yovel||https://www.jerusalem.muni.il/en/Municipality/Municipal info/Pages/Hundreds_of_new_housing_units_in_Kiryat_Yovel.aspx||Hundreds of new housing units in Kiryat Yovel||<img alt="" src="/Municipality/Msg_84/PublishingImages/PinuyBinuyKyovel1.jpg?RenditionID=14" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />||<p>228 housing units will become 815 apartments that will provide suitable housing solutions for young people. Barkat: "In Jerusalem there is a potential for the construction of more than 30,000 housing units through urban renewal - in this way we can leave the young couples in Jerusalem"</p>||The Local Planning and Building Committee approved at its last meeting the granting of validity to three plans for "evacuation of construction" in the Kiryat Yovel neighborhood of Jerusalem1. Tehn Street 6-18 a program initiated by the Jerusalem Municipality and managed by Moriah. The plan was promoted on the track of the local authorities of the Ministry of Construction and Housing. As part of this plan, 59 existing apartments will be demolished and 255 new housing units will be built. Along with the development of a central avenue, the addition of commerce and the expansion of the street to a future crossing of the light line of the light rail. In total, there is an addition of 196 housing units. The architect of the program is Inbal Peled.2. Stern Street 29-33 A private initiative of the "Kedmat Hayovel" company. The plan proposes the demolition of three housing units with 102 housing units, and the construction of 320 new housing units in three towers. In total, there is an addition of 218 housing units.3. Stern Street 34-42 A private initiative of the "Kedmat Hayovel" company. The plan proposes the demolition of five buildings, including 67 new housing units, and the construction of 240 residential units in buildings with an elevation of 11-19 floors, alongside improved public space. Total number of units is 173 units.||3/20/2017 10:00:00 PM|
|Over 30,0000 runners at the Jerusalem Marathon||https://www.jerusalem.muni.il/en/Municipality/Municipal info/Pages/Over30000runners.aspx||Over 30,0000 runners at the Jerusalem Marathon||<img alt="" height="89" src="/Municipality/Msg_84/PublishingImages/marthon_2.jpg" width="184" style="BORDER:0px solid;MARGIN:15px 15px;" />||The marathon took place marking 50 years of the unification of the city. The full marathon winner (second consecutive year) is Shadrack Kipkogey, age 26, from Kenya, who finished the race in a time of 21736. Mayor Barkat "We broke the record of applicants coming from abroad in the 50th anniversary of the unification of the city - which is testimony to the power and prestige of the Jerusalem International Jerusalem Marathon Winner"On (Friday) the seventh International Jerusalem Marathon Winner took place. More than 30,000 runners from about 60 countries around the world ran through a breathtaking route , by the Knesset, through the walls of the Old City, Sultan's Pool, Mishkenot, Shaaninm, Mount Zion, the German Colony, Rehavia, Talpiot promenade, Ammunition Hill, Sacher Mount Scopus, the Mount of Olives and other sites. More than 3,700 runners came from 60 different countries around the world, and the hotels in town were full to overflowing. About 10,000 hotel rooms were booked. Proceeds from the marathon will total $ 20 million ₪ to hotels and businesses.Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat, who ran the 10 km run stressed that "the fact that the record of applicants from abroad broke during the year which celebrates the 50th anniversary of Unification of Jerusalem, is a testament to the power and prestige of the Jerusalem International Marathon Winner Jerusalem. It was a pleasure sharing the track with runners from around the world. This year thousands of Jerusalemites joined the marathon and many Jerusalem families enjoyed a family experience. We continue to prove to the world that there is nothing like Jerusalem and in the 50'th year of unification of the city, the city is more attractive and attracting more tourists from Israel and abroad. See you at the eighth Jerusalem marathon will take place on 09.03.18 ".The winner of the full marathon is from Kenya, Shadrack Kipkogey, reaching the finish line at the time of 21736. Second place went to Wendwesen Tilahun Damte from Ethiopia finishing time of 22047. In the third place was Mathew Kibiwott Sang of Kenya at the time of 22125.Among women first place from Kenya, Emily Chepkemoi time of 24925. In second place came Merci Too from Kenya at the time of 25744. In third place came Yaara Zengi-Rdositzki time of 31115.The first Israeli to finish the marathon is Fanta Gaztz'o which came at a time of 24747. The first Israeli woman to finish the marathon is Ya'ara Zengi-Rdositzki which came at a time of 31115. The Winner in the Winner Marathon 2017 International Jerusalem Winner Marathon had six heats full marathon race (42.195 km), half marathon race (21.1 km), 10 km Race, 5 km Race and a families race of 1.7 km. The Jerusalem Winner Marathon is the largest social marathon in the country. There is also a special 800 meters. Around 6,000 runners, ran for the benefit of different social organizations..The first place of the full marathon won an amount of $ 3,750, second place won an amount of $ 2,500 and third place received an amount of $ 1,250. Amir Halevy, Director General of the Ministry of Tourism, said that "the Ministry of Tourism markets and brands Israel as a marathon country thanks to mild weather all year round, thanks to the fact that extreme sport lovers around the world, are less susceptible to geopolitical, evidenced by the growing number of marathon participants every year. This year the Ministry of Tourism has invested millions of shekels marketing and hosting dozens of journalists and opinion leaders from Europe who joined the 3,000 tourists who came especially to attend the event. Jerusalem Marathon has become a sports brand in the world tourism trend, particularly thanks to the fascinating routes which pass through historic sites and many exciting cultural sites for people in the country and abroad, which generate one-time experience. "Jerusalem Marathon Winner International is produced by the Jerusalem Municipality and managed by the Sports Department in cooperation with the Jerusalem Development Authority and the support and assistance of Jerusalem Heritage Ministry, the Ministry of Tourism and Ministry of Culture and sponsored by Toto Winner and New Balance. ||3/17/2017 10:00:00 PM|
|Jerusalem parents will receive a refund for camps||https://www.jerusalem.muni.il/en/Municipality/Municipal info/Pages/Jerusalemparentscamps.aspx||Jerusalem parents will receive a refund for camps||<img alt="" height="119" src="/Municipality/Msg_84/PublishingImages/SummerCamp.jpg" width="184" style="BORDER:0px solid;MARGIN:5px 15px;" />||<p>Following receipt of a budget from the Ministry for Development of the Periphery, the Negev, and the Galilee – the subsidized portion of the fee paid for summer camps in 2016 will be returned to parents.</p>||As was promised to parents during the summer, following receipt of a budget from the Ministry for Development of the Periphery, the Negev, and the Galilee, the Jerusalem Municipality will provide a refund to parents for a subsidized portion of the cost that they paid for summer camps. This is for camps their children participated in during 2016. On Monday, February 27, 2017, the Municipal Finance Committee approved the differential reimbursement to parents who paid for summer camps for the 11th month, as part of the subsidization for the 11th month of school during the summer vacation. The reimbursement will total around ₪3.7 million, subsidized by the Ministry for Development of the Periphery, the Negev, and the Galilee. The refund to parents who paid for 11th month camps will be in accordance with the amount paid by them, and will total up to ₪300.The refund will be carried out between March 15, 2017 – April 9, 2017, led by the JEA, through the Community Administrations, who operated the programs. The refund will be handed out on Sundays, Mondays, and Wednesdays from 300 p.m. to 600 p.m.The Municipality thanks the Minister for Development of the Periphery, the Negev, and the Galilee, Aryeh Deri, whose decision enables thousands of families in Jerusalem to enjoy financial reimbursement for the camps. We congratulate the Parents Organization of the Jerusalem education system, who participanted throughout and contributed to this success.||3/18/2017 10:00:00 PM|
|Sustainability during March||https://www.jerusalem.muni.il/en/Municipality/Municipal info/Pages/SustainabilityduringMarch.aspx||Sustainability during March||<img alt="" src="/Municipality/Msg_84/PublishingImages/kayamut2.JPG?RenditionID=14" style="BORDER:0px solid;MARGIN:5px 15px;" />||<p>Sustainability - Events in and around the city: March 2017</p>||Homemade recycled paper, preparation benches and hive Bio - dynamite , second-hand fashion market and pastries stuffed with wild plants - 65 events and 30 organizations invite you to exist in Jerusalem.Jerusalem Municipality, the Jerusalem Institute for Policy Studies, the Jerusalem Foundation and the environmental and social Botanical Gardens hub will launch March as the month of "Existance in Jerusalem" The first event of its kind in the city which connects all activities taking place in the city, and giving public expression to daily extensive groundbreaking work done during the Year regarding sustainability. All to raise awareness and increase access limits to residents. All events are in the following link.Jerusalem workers over 70 and change agents including NGOs, businesses, entrepreneurs, artists, designers and gardeners who promote the field of environment and sustainability Jerusalem as diverse as urban nature, urban agriculture, green building, transportation and energy.Current month in Jerusalem connects a global trend, an opportunity to expose the resident and the visitors the Jerusalem municipal activity, organizations and other agents of change in the field of sustainability and environment. Participants will become acquainted with ways to improve the lifestyle and quality of life.For the full list of events in hebrew click here||3/13/2017 10:00:00 PM|
|75% Jerusalem youth contiue living in Jerusalem - Survey||https://www.jerusalem.muni.il/en/Municipality/Municipal info/AllNews/Pages/YounthsurveyJerusalem.aspx||75% Jerusalem youth contiue living in Jerusalem - Survey||<img alt="" src="/en/Municipality/Municipal%20info/AllNews/PublishingImages/DSC_0899.jpg?RenditionID=13" style="BORDER:0px solid;MARGIN:5px 15px;" />||<p>A new survey states that three quarters of Jerusalem are very satisfied with their life in Jerusalem. They intend to continue to living in Jerusalem and they recommend to living in Jerusalem to their friends.</p>||A recent Youth survey brought by the Youth Authority of the Jerusalem municipality shows that more than 9,000 young people aged 21-40 stated that young people prefer life in Jerusalem. These findings will be presented for the first time at a young convention which will be held on Tuesday, 21.3.2017 at The Alliance House. The conference constitutes an additional move that underlies the strategic concept that the youth of Jerusalem are the blood and oxygen of the city - now and in the future.Mayor Nir Barkat, said that If in the past the problem was that the youth left the city, today we see that the youth is the future of the city. A lot of efforts and resources are invested in this. Jerusalem is returning to be an attractive city for young people, it is a leading high-tech city, with lots of culture in all areas of life. After eight years of massive investment in young people, it excites me to see these dramatic results and our success only strengthens our determination to continue to increase investment in young people in the city ".The survey showed that 75% of respondents expressed satisfaction with the life in the city of Jerusalem, and that 74% of them would recommend to their friends to live in Jerusalem. In addition, over 80% of the surveyed youth who are students believe that they will find work in the city at the end of their studies, and 75% believe that they are likely to find a job in the field they studied in Jerusalem (bio-tech, engineering, computer science, education, Social Science and medicine). 85% believe that they will remain living in the city in the coming years.The survey results shatters the existing perception that the younger population is leaving Jerusalem, and constitutes a current picture of all the activity we are investing in the development of the city's young population, employment and recreational and cultural life of the city.Jerusalem Youth Conference which will be presenting the results of the survey and will focus on a number of strategic issues and formulate a future work plans of the young Authority in the following areas Creative and Cool Businesses, Jerusalem activism, student experience, career development, tolerance and diversity and young families.||3/12/2017 10:00:00 PM|
|Budget news - 50th year since Jerusalem unification.||https://www.jerusalem.muni.il/en/Municipality/Municipal info/AllNews/Pages/JerusalemMunicipalitybudgetnews.aspx||Budget news - 50th year since Jerusalem unification.||<img alt="" src="/Municipality/Msg_84/PublishingImages/JerusalemTowerofDavid.jpg?RenditionID=14" style="BORDER:0px solid;MARGIN:5px 15px;" />||<p>Jerusalem Municipality budget news for the 50th year since unification.</p>||Mayor Barkat “in the 50th year since Jerusalem’s unification, we are planning many projects that will change the face of the city and that will tangibly improve the quality of life in the city — thanks to budgets that we procured.”Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat will bring the Jerusalem Municipality’s 2017 budget for final approval next week (March 15, 2017). The new elements of the budget were made possible after Mayor Barkat enlisted the Prime Minister and government ministers to increase government support in Jerusalem by ₪700 million.The 2017 budget will allow the continued growth and development of projects in the fields of education, the city’s appearance and cleanliness, culture, infrastructure, construction of public buildings, construction of classrooms, welfare and community, and economic and tourist development. All of these will take place during the capital’s 50th year since its reunification. In addition, the Municipality expects that the city program to finance construction of 1,000 newly standardized classrooms in Jerusalem will be approved in the near future, in order to provide a solution to the current lack of space in all areas of the city.Mayor Nir Barkat explained that “in the 50th year since Jerusalem’s unification, we will embark upon many projects that will change the face of the city and that will tangibly improve the quality of life in it—thanks to budgets that we procured. This year, we undertook a paramount struggle for Jerusalem’s future. The government recognized my position that Jerusalem is a national challenge that requires broad support, not only in word but in deed and through budgets. I want to thank the Prime Minister and other ministers for their commitment to Jerusalem.”Barkat added that “in 2017 we will continue the dramatic leap that we began over the last eight years. The additional budget that we received from the government is a great victory for Jerusalem. Thanks to this agreement, we were spared having to fire thousands of workers, and we will be able to continue to invest in the residents and children and youth, who are our future. We will continue the investment in education, the massive investment in the environment adjacent to our homes, in the city’s appearance, playgrounds and roads, schools and parks, cultural institutions, interchanges and transportation, municipal services, support for the elderly and those in need, reducing gaps between the various sectors of the city, and all facets of life. As we approach the 50th anniversary of Jerusalem’s unification, I wish everyone a successful Year of Jerusalem.”• The Municipal Budget for 2017 totals 7,370 billion shekels.• The standard budget for the Jerusalem Municipality in 2017 5,470 billion ₪• The development budget for 2017 1,900 billion ₪For the budget ledger click here http//bit.ly/2lL6IsrBudget SummaryThe city appearance budget will increase by ₪66 million – ₪32 million from the current budget and another ₪24 million from the development budgetThe education budget will increase by ₪124 million.The budget for planning, development, urban renewal, and construction of transportation infrastructure will reach ₪323 millionJerusalem will become a smart city in a variety of projects and areas parking, waste, information systems, residential services, and more.The culture, sport, and youth budget will increase by ₪30 million forPublic buildings, swimming pools, community centers and youth clubs in neighborhoods will be built by investing ₪33 million.Welfare and community services will increase by ₪62 million through the current budget.||3/12/2017 10:00:00 PM|
|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.And 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|
|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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|The Playkers app||https://www.jerusalem.muni.il/en/Culture/Sports/Messages/Pages/ThePlaykersapp.aspx||The Playkers app||<img alt="" src="/RecreationandCulture/Sports/SportMSG/PublishingImages/Playkers.JPG?RenditionID=14" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />||<p>The Playkers app is a sports social network helpful in locating sports facilities in the city, finding sports games such as soccer and basketball near your home, making and splitting payments, organizing a neighborhood game, and finding partners for tennis games and more – directly from your mobile device.</p>||Download the Playkers app and join Jerusalem's sports community.The app will be useful to you everywhere and will display the sports facilities and neighborhood games that are nearest and most relevant to you.On Playkers – a sports social network, you canGet updates on amateur sports events around the cityReceive information on the sports facilities and their hours of operationFind partners for amateur sports games relevant to youSend applications the Jerusalem Municipality regarding public facilities – directly from the mobile deviceReceive messages relevant only to you, based on your area of residenceAnd more…So, what are you waiting for? Start playingTo the Playkers Facebook page||1/24/2017 10:00:00 PM|
|Municipal Rates - Arnona 2017||https://www.jerusalem.muni.il/en/Municipality/Municipal info/Pages/Arnona2017.aspx||Municipal Rates - Arnona 2017||<img alt="Arnona 2017" src="/en/Municipality/Municipal%20info/PublishingImages/Arnona2017.jpg?RenditionID=13" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />||<p>These days, notices for the payment municipal rates for 2017 are being sent</p>||Final date for paying the ratesSunday, 2nd of Shebat, 5777 ,29.01.17 (without the "prepayment" discount)A bank standing order arrangementPayments under a bank standing order arrangement will this year be made in 12 index-linked installments starting from January of 2017. For those who paid the rates under a standing order arrangement in 2016, the arrangement will automatically continue in 2017 as well, unless the Municipality is otherwise notified.For your convenience, you may select the payment date for the standing order to be on either the 1st or the 10th of each month. Setting the date of the charge is done on the municipal website.You may apply to enter the arrangement by means of the payment notice form, or by using the application form found on the municipal website.Public receptionSafra Square, Building 1, on Sunday, Monday, Wednesday and Thursday, between 0800-1300. On Tuesdays, public reception is only available between 1500-1800.Scheduling an appointment in advanceTo schedule an appointment in advance, download the "Yerushalmi" app or click here.Telephone responseAt the number 02-6296333 , on Sunday through Thursday between 1600-1800 ,0800-1530 You may pay the rates by means of the notice of payment on a telephone call center active 24 hours a day (except on the Sabbath and on Holidays) at the number 03-9411231, and also by means of the computerized telephone response at 02-6296000.The municipal websiteDetailed information on the municipal rates, such as Council decisions and the "Tax Order", a specification of the types of discounts, forms, payment arrangements, advance scheduling of an appointment for a service center, means of contact, etc., can be found under the Municipal Rates section.||3/18/2017 10:00:00 PM|
|Jerusalem as you've never seen before!||https://www.jerusalem.muni.il/en/Municipality/Municipal info/Pages/Jerusalemasyou'veneverseenbefore.aspx||Jerusalem as you've never seen before!||<img alt="Voices of Jerusalem" src="/Municipality/Msg_84/PublishingImages/VoicesOfJLM.jpg?RenditionID=14" style="BORDER:0px solid;MARGIN:5px 15px;" />||<p>In honor of the opening of the fiftieth anniversary of the unification of Jerusalem watch the video "Voice of Jerusalem" created by "Kaveret" company</p>||In honor of the opening of the fiftieth anniversary of the unification of Jerusalem, Jerusalem Municipality has produced through "Kaveret" company, the video "Voices of Jerusalem" a special combination of a variety of voices and people in Jerusalem. The people describe Jerusalem through their eyes and what it represents from their personal angle. This is a unique visual of the city.The Video work process was long and complicated, and began six months ago. 540 hours of photography throughout Jerusalem and 30 days of editing were concentrated into 2 and a half minutes that show Jerusalem a little differently.
During the year of 2017, all over the country, there will be celebrations of the 50 years of the unification of Jerusalem. The idea behind the celebrations was to express everything that has made Jerusalem in the last half century – the different people from all ends, the history and the architecture that you cannot find anywhere else in the country. The fact that anyone can find something they love and connect to it, the connection between the domestics and the tourists, the connection between the children, youth, young and the elderly. Everyone has a place in the city, the fact that the city has people of all religions and beliefs, despite everything, manage to live together in harmony. Also, there is an astonishing development in every field in recent years. Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat, said "I was seven when Jerusalem was united, and did not understand in depth why the adults were crying with emotion. Fifty years later we celebrate Jerusalem – more openness than ever, developing, being built and always exciting. Everyone has a place in it and it belongs to everyone. The video brought the special and different voices emerging from the city, the glorious history, the vibrant present and the future that is being built, and above all - the human mosaic of Jerusalem that turns Jerusalem into a city like no other in the world ".Adam Rubin, author of the video and the owner of the "Kaveret" company which produced the video for the municipality, added that "bringing a variety of stories of each and every one in Jerusalem is not a simple task. Creators, this was the main goal. Jerusalem is colorful and diverse. In two and a half minutes, we tried to show just a bit from all it has to offer.||1/31/2017 10:00:00 PM|
|New Soccer field in Baka Neighborhood||https://www.jerusalem.muni.il/en/Municipality/Municipal info/Pages/NewsoccerfieldinBakaNeighborhood.aspx||New Soccer field in Baka Neighborhood||<img alt="" src="/en/Municipality/Municipal%20info/PublishingImages/baka%20soccer%20field.jpg?RenditionID=13" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />||<p>New football field in Baka Neighborhood - Near Geulim school. The municipality continues to invest in neighborhoods! Last week, The Mayor, Nir Barkat, inaugurated a new synthetic soccer field near Geulim school in Baka neighborhood. The soccer field joins the basketball court, fitness facilities complex recently built in the neighborhood.</p>||The soccer field near Geulim school built for the welfare of the residents. The field was inaugurated in the presence of the Mayor, Nir Barkat, the CEO of Moriah, Doron Noivirt, the Director of Sports, Itzik Kornfein, Chairman of the Community Council and the residents of the neighborhood.The new ground was built to high standards. Covered with a bed of synthetic turf , including lighting, flooring, fencing, infrastructure and water irrigation. The investment amounts to about 4 million ₪ after half a year's work. .The new ground is a replacement field to Kraft Stadium which is near Sacher Park. Kraft stadium area will become a water reservoir of Gihon. The new synthetic soccer field is a joint project of the Jerusalem municipality and the sports division in the municipality, the Moriah company who carried out the project, the Gihon company and the Community Council of Greater Baka.The field is built near the basketball court and fitness facilities complex which were also built in the neighborhood in recent months, together they form an active sports complex for the benefit of residents.In addition, over the coming months the Municipality's Urban Landcape Division will upgrade the playground near 125 Bethlehem Street and repair the roads and sidewalks of Zipporah and Gad Street.||2/11/2017 10:00:00 PM|