|Yakir Yerushalaim Honorary Award 2019||https://www.jerusalem.muni.il/en/Municipality/Municipal info/Pages/Yakir.aspx||Yakir Yerushalaim Honorary Award 2019||<img alt=" " src="/SiteCollectionImages/PicMessage/Jerusalem/YakirYerushalayim.jpg?RenditionID=14" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />||<p>The Yakir Yerushalayim Honorary Citizen Award is granted to residents of Jerusalem, whose public activity was mainly conducted in the city of Jerusalem, who acted in the city and/or on its behalf, and who are at least 65 years of age. </p>||The award is conferred to individual’s who have influenced and impacted the city in the following areas education, culture, public activity, tolerance and bringing people together, volunteer activities and charity, research and academia, development and infrastructures, religion and Jewish heritage. The committee may also grant the award to a worthy candidate whose activities were not in the above-mentioned areas.Any resident, organization and/or any other entity may submit a recommendation for conferring the award to an individual according to the above areas. The recommendation, specifying the reasons and including the nominee’s CV will be submitted to the Committee secretary, Mr. Avida Yanai, at Safra Square Building 1, 6th floor. Forms can be submitted Sunday, Tuesday to Thursday, between 0900-1200. The information can also be submitted online through the municipality website no later than February 7, 2019. To the online form click hereContact person Elkana Yaakobovitz Elkana_ya@jerusalem.muni.ilTelephone 02-6297720||2/3/2019 10:00:00 PM|
|Shaon Horef||https://www.jerusalem.muni.il/en/Municipality/Municipal info/Pages/ShaonHoref.aspx||Shaon Horef||<img alt=" " src="/RecreationandCulture/tarbutuopnay/PublishingImages/ShonHoref1.jpg?RenditionID=14" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />||<p>Shaon Horef Festival – Culture comes to the streets of Jerusalem every Monday in February, with shows, plays, exhibitions, exhibits, food, alcohol</p>||2/4/2019 10:00:00 PM|
|Ice Eat - Ice and Culinary Complex||https://www.jerusalem.muni.il/en/Municipality/Municipal info/Pages/IceEat.aspx||Ice Eat - Ice and Culinary Complex||<img alt=" " src="/RecreationandCulture/tarbutuopnay/PublishingImages/IceEat.jpg?RenditionID=14" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />||<p><span class="tlid-translation translation"><span>Food, music and entertainment in Mitchell Park from February 5 to April 30</span></span><span class="tlid-translation-gender-indicator translation-gender-indicator"></span></p>||Come skate in the most beautiful place in Jerusalem! Food and music in Mitchell Park.From 5 February to 30 Aprilת Sunday to Thursday, from 2300 to 1600Friday between 9 00-14 00On Saturday night, an hour after Shabbat ends, until 2400Every evening starting at 2000 - Street Food, Alcohol and Music, Price for ice skating - 30 NIS per child, 40 NIS for adultsEntrance to the complex is free, skating from age 5 and upYou can park in the Mamilla and Karta parking lotsThe area is heated ||2/4/2019 10:00:00 PM|
|The Jerusalem Winner Marathon 2019||https://www.jerusalem.muni.il/en/Municipality/Municipal info/Pages/JerusalemWinnerMarathon.aspx||The Jerusalem Winner Marathon 2019||<img alt=" " src="/RecreationandCulture/Sports/SportMSG/PublishingImages/JerusalemMarathon2019.jpg?RenditionID=14" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />||<p><span class="tlid-translation translation"><span>The Jerusalem Winner International Marathon will take place on Friday, March 15, 2019.</span></span><span class="tlid-translation-gender-indicator translation-gender-indicator"></span></p>||2/4/2019 10:00:00 PM|
|Budget 2019||https://www.jerusalem.muni.il/en/Municipality/Municipal info/Pages/Budget2019.aspx||Budget 2019||<img alt=" " src="/Municipality/Msg_84/PublishingImages/SafraSquare.JPG?RenditionID=14" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />||<p>Agreement Reached on the 2019 Budget: 950 Million NIS from the Government to Jerusalem</p>||The Finance Ministry and the Jerusalem Municipality reached an agreement on the budget for 2019. The government's support for the Municipality will amount to 950 million NIS. Mayor Leon said "The agreement ensures that we will start off 2019 on the right foot with financial stability in the capital"Finance Minister Moshe Kahlon and Jerusalem Mayor Moshe Leon reached an agreement on the Municipality's budget for the year 2019. The total budget will be 950 million NIS, according to a designated combination that was predetermined. This includes allocation to revenue-generating projects, a budget for the development of Jerusalem, and improvement in the level of services to residents. The capital's budget will be allocated as 765 million NIS, 67 million NIS constitute a grant for development of Jerusalem, 40 million NIS will be transferred to improve the level of services in the city, and 78 million NIS will be used for projects for generating independent revenues for the Jerusalem Municipality. The Municipality and the Ministry of Finance shall jointly determine the projects to be implemented in the aforesaid amounts.As part of the agreement, a joint team will be established for the Ministry of Finance and the Jerusalem Municipality to deal with the manner of allocating the said amounts. It was further agreed upon between the parties that they would discuss over the course of the year additional measures that would increase the Authority's independent revenues, in a manner that would increase the level of services in the city.The said agreed-upon budget amount of 950 million NIS constitutes a 20% increase from the budget transferred to the Jerusalem Municipality in 2018. This amount is added to the plan for the development of East Jerusalem, approved six months ago, of a scope of 2.1 billion NIS.Finance Minister Moshe Kahlon noted that he is "proud that the Finance Ministry will grant this year the highest amount ever given to the city of Jerusalem, in direct continuation of the trend of recent years. When the Finance Ministry is approached in a timely manner, in a professional and practical way, with a list of clearly-stated requests, all the support that is possible to be provided can be received. I am sure that in the coming years we will continue to work in cooperation together with Mayor Moshe Leon to strengthen Jerusalem, the capital of Israel, and to continue to cause it to grow for future generations. "Jerusalem Mayor Moshe Leon explained that "the agreement ensures that the city of Jerusalem will start off the year 2019 on the right foot, with financial stability in the capital, with the implicit derivative of this being the expansion of the services provided to the residents of Jerusalem. This is the largest budget which the city of Jerusalem has ever been granted, and the sole beneficiaries will be the residents of Jerusalem. I thank Minister Kahlon for the pleasant conduct and the manner in which the discussions were held and for the decision-making process. The residents of Jerusalem can breathe a sigh of relief--there is someone taking care of them."Budget Director Shaul Meridor added that "the manner in which the discussions were conducted this year is a basis for the belief that cooperation with the Municipality will lead to a change in the trend in Jerusalem, so that the Authority will be able to provide better services to its residents. This is done by increasing its independent revenues in the coming years. In order to develop these independent revenues, we have already allocated a sum in the present agreement, and we have set up a team whose aim is to develop income-generating projects for the Municipality. "||12/15/2018 10:00:00 PM|
|Revolutionizing Making an Appointment||https://www.jerusalem.muni.il/en/Municipality/Municipal info/Pages/MakinganAppointment.aspx||Revolutionizing Making an Appointment||<img alt=" " src="/Municipality/Msg_84/PublishingImages/DigitalAppointments.png?RenditionID=14" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />||<p>Revolutionizing Making an Appointment: Going from 50 Minutes Waiting Time Down to 3 Minutes </p>||The results are in Presently, the time to wait in line at the Municipality's various service centers stands at between 3 to 6 minutes for people making an appointment, as compared to 50 minutes in the past in the regular queue.About a month after the transition to the appointment-making system, the Jerusalem Municipality noted the excellent results with satisfaction, and revealed data from the inspections conducted by the Municipal Service Authority.Whereas in the past the average waiting time in some of the Municipality's departments was 20-50 minutes on average, today the users of the new appointment-making system wait only 548 minutes on average.For example, during the last week, the queue at the Residential Department stood at only 3 minutes on average, 5 minutes on average in the Property Tax Discount Department, only 7 minutes in the East Jerusalem Department, and 6.4 minutes in the Assessment Department.In addition, a sharp increase of 288% (!) in the use of online forms was recorded in November 2018, compared to the same period last year. Many residents prefer to fill in the forms online without having to arrive at the municipality--which also leads to shorter waiting times for those arriving. Fast digital services, without having to come to the MunicipalityAs part of the revolution, the Municipality has completed transforming most of the Municipality's services to digital and quick, so that the residents can receive the majority of the municipal services from home or from the Municipality's app without having to arrive at the Municipality, from anywhere and at any time. Among the various services are various payments, parking issues, promoting businesses, construction licensing, and many additional services. In addition, the Municipality operates a human-response call center in many languages, including Arabic, French, Amharic, Russian, and even Yiddish. Thus, even those who are familiar with the digital world can receive service with maximum convenience.The residents attest to their great satisfaction with the change, in the feedback responses that they filled out by hand "It's a wonderful experience to make an appointment through the website--almost without waiting in line"; "I booked an appointment through the site, and I did not wait in line. It's a huge improvement".In a meeting held this week, with the participation of department managers in the Municipality, together with large-scale clients, such as entrepreneurs in the area of planning and construction, planning presenters, and representatives of the Jerusalem Organization of Contractors, there was great satisfaction expressed regarding the development, and there is a consensus that it improves the quality of service.A giant step to optimizing service and shortening waiting timesIn the next few days, a digital service center will be set up on the ground floor of the Municipality, where those applying for municipal services will be able to perform a wide range of activities independently by digital means, without having to wait for a clerk. Service attendants that will operate in the area will assist applicants in becoming familiar with the digital services.About a month ago, the Jerusalem Municipality announced an unprecedented revolution in service, in which arriving at the Municipality will only be by making an appointment in advance, as is the case at the various Kupat Cholim centers, the post office, and many other institutions. This is done in order to save residents from having to wait in line and the long waiting time in order to receive service, and to streamline service for the resident.For this revolution, a system for making appointments in advance was prepared for use on the Jerusalem Municipality website and the Jerusalemite app, along with a unified call center at the number *3552 for all of the services. Any resident can make an appointment in advance, and arrive at it without waiting in line and without wasting their time.The Municipality's CEO, Amnon Merchav, emphasized that, "We are proud to see that the service revolution is indeed bringing relief, improvement and streamlining of service to the residents as was planned, and brings the Municipality to the highest standards as is customary in the world of service. The time of the residents is precious to us, and therefore we do not spare any effort or investment of resources. The Jerusalem Municipality will continue to work constantly to become more efficient, to improve and lead the services provided to the residents, reducing the bureaucracy and the queues, and increase the satisfaction of the residents."The service revolution was accompanied by an advertising campaign in the media and social networks. The attendants stationed at the entrance of the Municipality provide assistance and guidance to the residents, and guide them in how to coordinate appointments in advance, and how to obtain services without having to arrive at the municipality.||12/15/2018 10:00:00 PM|
|Check Out Jerusalem's New 3-D Geographical Information System||https://www.jerusalem.muni.il/en/Municipality/Municipal info/Pages/new_gis.aspx||Check Out Jerusalem's New 3-D Geographical Information System||<img alt=" " src="/Residents/PlanningandBuilding/CityPlanning/Planning/PublishingImages/GIS.JPG?RenditionID=14" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />||<p>We are happy to announce that Jerusalem's new geographical information system (GIS) is now live and available for public use. The revamped system is now more user-friendly than ever, and offers new functionality and tools.</p>||The work was carried out by Simplex Mapping Solutions in a unique technology based on aerial photography. Every point in the city was photographed from dozens of different angles, providing ultra-precision mapping of 3 cm per pixel.The 3-D system's capabilities include measurement tools, various GIS layers, shading by trees and buildings over time, and more.Both new systems are also available for smartphone and tablet users.The upgraded system is a huge step bringing Jerusalem into the technological forefront of geographical information systems, alongside a range of new tools, innovative systems, and fruitful collaborations with hi-tech companies.Check out the new geographical information system hereCheck out the new 3-D system hereOr reach them through the municipality websiteChoose Residents from the top navigation bar, then choose City Planning, then click GIS from the left-hand navigation bar (available in Hebrew only).To reach the 3-D system from the GIS (Hebrew only)Open the Tools menu from the top navigation bar, choose 3-D Imaging, then click on any point on the map to view it in 3-D. The 3-D system will open in a new window displaying the requested location.||10/6/2018 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|