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Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat opens the 2017-2018 school yearhttps://www.jerusalem.muni.il/en/Municipality/Municipal info/Pages/Barkatopensschoolyear.aspxJerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat opens the 2017-2018 school year<img alt=" " src="/Municipality/Msg_84/PublishingImages/school1.jpg?RenditionID=14" style="BORDER:0px solid;" /><p>​Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat opens the 2017-2018 school year: More students in Zionist education, 316 new classes in all the communities<br>Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat dedicated the new Eucalyptus state religious education kindergarten in the city’s Arnona neighborhood and a new eight-classroom wing at the Givat Mordechai State Religious School. He also visited the Yaffe Nof integrated state school.</p>​Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat, who holds the municipality education portfolio, today opened the 2017-2018 school year and toured education institutions in the city the Eucalyptus kindergarten on Walter Abeles Street in the Arnona neighborhood, the Givat Mordechai State Religious School, and the Yaffe Nof state school.During the tour of the education institutions, the Mayor congratulated the pupils, teachers, and administrators, wishing them a successful school year, a year of innovation, learning, and growth. Mayor Barkat emphasized, “This is the most exciting day of the year for me. This year, we opened 316 new classes for every age and every community in Jerusalem. It is very exciting to enter a school today and see the first graders. We have a great privilege to live and study in Jerusalem, and I wish you a year of peace, good tidings, and successful studies.”Mayor Barkat added, “30% of Jerusalem’s residents are pupils, but they are 100% of the city’s future. The Jerusalem Municipality therefore constantly strives to narrow the differences between classes and to add study programs and value content.” During the tour, the Mayor dedicated new kindergarten buildings on Water Abeles Street and welcomed the children entering pre-mandatory and mandatory kindergarten. He joined the welcoming ceremony for first graders at the Givat Mordechai State Religious School together with Jerusalem Chief Rabbi, Rabbi Arie Stern, and Mr. Zevulun Orlev.At the end of the tour, Mayor Barkat visited the Yaffe Nof state school, together with Minister Ophir Akunis, where an inauguration ceremony was held for the renovated building and dedication of a mezuzah. 585 more pupils in Zionist education, 27 outstanding schools, and three new schoolsFor the past nine years, since Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat entered office, the number of pupils in Zionist education in Jerusalem has increased, reversing a decline of more than ten years. This trend continues in the 2017-2018 school year. Moreover, the number of pupils registering for kindergartens and elementary schools in the Zionist education system (the state system and the state religious system) in the capital grew by more than 580 pupils, alongside the steady growth in the haredi and Arab sectors. Alongside the construction of ten new kindergartens and ten new schools in all the communities in the city, the Jerusalem Municipality invested approximately NIS 84 million in renovating and upgrading education institutions in the city ahead of the state of the 2017-2018 school year. We renovated kindergarten classrooms and yards, undertook current maintenance, and carried out thorough renovations of schools across the city in order to renew and adapt them for the coming school year.A new flagship elementary education program, Renewal, which enables schools to realize their educational dreams through innovative and alternative teaching programs has also been inaugurated. Approximately 9,000 pupils at 30 schools are participating in the program this year, at a cost of NIS 4.8 million.Photographs Jecky Levi 9/5/2017 9:00:00 PM
Start of the 2017-2018 school yearhttps://www.jerusalem.muni.il/en/Municipality/Municipal info/Pages/CallcenterSchool.aspxStart of the 2017-2018 school year<img alt="" src="/en/Residents/Education/PublishingImages/english%20school%20year.jpg?RenditionID=11" style="BORDER:0px solid;" /><p>​​<span>The Jerusalem Municipality has opened a call center for the opening of the new school year, which will provide answers to residents' queries regarding education. </span></p><p><span><span>The telephone numbers of the center are: 02-6297690, 02-6297808</span></span></p>Following more than a decade of decline in the number of pupils in Zionist education, we have reversed the trend, with annual growth in number of pupils in Zionist education each year, an increase of more than 12%!Jerusalem leads in the Ministry of Education’s values school index, with 27 outstanding schools.The number of afternoon daycare centers has grown to 2,500 at an investment of approximately NIS 500 million.The Jerusalem Municipality has invested approximately NIS 84 million in renovating and upgrading schools and kindergartens in the city’s education system, installing 189 awnings at education institutions at a cost of NIS 2 million.The Jerusalem Municipality will operate a long school day at high schools in eastern Jerusalem, and is opening a new school for music and the arts in eastern Jerusalem – the first of kinds in the country’s Arab community!With the start of the 2017-2018 school year, the growth in Zionist education in Jerusalem, which began when Mayor Nir Barkat assumed his post, continued, alongside the continued growth in all the sectors.Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat, who also holds the city’s education portfolio, said, “This year, too, education in Jerusalem is positioned at the forefront of the municipality’s efforts and investment. I believe that investing in the education of our children determines the future of the city of Jerusalem, and I am pleased to see the growth and expansion in education institutions in the Zionist sector alongside the other sectors in the city. We are working hard to refresh the system through innovation, creativity, and thinking outside the box. We believe that, together, they help develop the education system to improve the quality of education that we give children in Jerusalem.The education system in JerusalemOn the eve of the start of the 2017-2018 school year, the number of pupils in all the sectors in Jerusalem is 260,913.The Zionist education system (the state system and the state religious system) in the capital has recorded a growth of more than 580 pupils in kindergartens and elementary schools. Following more than a decade of decline in the number of pupils in Zionist education, we have reversed the trend, with annual growth in number of pupils in Zionist education each year, an increase of more than 12%!88 new classes have been added to the Zionist educution this year.We opened new school state religious school Noam Homat Shmuel, and Israel Arts and Science Academy (IASA) Guatemala. An education revolution in eastern Jerusalem This year, approximately 5,800 students in eastern Jerusalem will study for the Israeli matriculation program, which will enable them to enter the academic work and job market – an increase of 14% over the 2016-2017 school year!The Jerusalem Municipality has added 79 new classes and built four new schools in the eastern Jerusalem education system, including the Abada’a High School for Music and the Arts, the first school of its kind in the country’s Arab community. The Abada’a High School for Music and the Arts will open in Jerusalem’s Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood, teaching the Israeli curriculum. The students will prepare for matriculation exams in one of the following programs art, theater, and music, including Arab music. For the first time, this year, the Jerusalem Municipality is launching an organized equal opportunities program to narrow differences in the eastern Jerusalem education system, at an investment of NIS 25 million. The program includes enrichment hours, expanded study centers at all high schools in the city and at some elementary schools in eastern Jerusalem as part of the long school day. The program’s objective is to narrow differences and offer equal opportunities, as well as promoting meaningful and quality education that will result in the self-realization and excellence of the students. The program will include enrichment activities of the Karev Foundation for Involvement in Education at elementary schools, new programs of excellence, and enhancing the Enrichment and Nutrition Afternoons Program.This year, an inter-administrative program for pupils in eastern Jerusalem was created to strengthen the education system in eastern Jerusalem and improve the image of the schools in the eyes of the pupils as a source of high-quality education and contribute to strengthening individuals’ relations with the community.This year, 149 classes were added to haredi (ultra-orthodox) education in the haredi neighborhoods, and a program has been drawn up to add hundreds of new classrooms in the coming years.Altogether, 316 new classes in all the sectors have been added to the number of classes in the city.Jerusalem leads in the Ministry of Education’s values school index, with 27 outstanding schools, in social, academic, and values fields, and on the basis of the very strong improvement rate at these education institutions in the metrics and compared with the achievements in the preceding year. This year, approximately NIS 84 million was invested in and upgrading schools and kindergartens in the city. The renovations included the renewal of kindergarten classrooms and playgrounds, and routine repairs and in-depth renovations at schools across the city to renew and adapt them for the upcoming school year. The total budget invested in the opening of the 2017-2018 school year is NIS 173 million.The shade program – as part of a general measure at the Jerusalem Municipality Education Administration to improve and upgrade the city’s education institutions, 189 awnings will be installed at education institutions this year at a cost of NIS 2 million 69 awnings at kindergartens, 20 awnings at special education institutions, 65 awnings at elementary schools, and 35 shares at high schools.Home room computer project – in the 2017-2018 school year, all classrooms at all elementary schools in the city will be equipped with a teacher’s position that will include a computer, screen, and projector, at a cost of approximately NIS 400,000.The number of afternoon daycare centers will increase from 700 to 2,500 in the coming school year, at an investment of approximately NIS 500 millionThe fastest-growing neighborhood – East Talpiot has had 23% growth in the number of pupils in the Zionist sector in the past five years, followed by Homat Shmuel, with 21% increase in the number of pupils.Four new special education institutions are due to open in the Zionist sector Amirim School, two communications kindergartens, and a language kindergarten for children with delayed development, at a total cost of approximately NIS 2.1 million.The Renewal Program – a new elementary education flagship program that allows schools to realize their educational dreams through innovative and alternative teaching. Approximately 9,000 pupils at 30 schools will participate in the program this year. The program’s cost is NIS 4.8 million.Ifka, the first education institution of its kind in Israel, will begin operating in the 2017-2017 school year in the Pisgat Zeev neighborhood, with the participation of pupils from all elementary schools and some junior high schools in the neighborhood, where they will benefit from enrichment and informal activities during and after school hours.The Har Homa neighborhood program was jointly established with the Jerusalem Municipality Welfare Department to provide schools with a treatment, community, and social infrastructures for pupils and their families, at a cost of approximately NIS 4 million.Realizing the potential of every child – this year, the municipality is emphasizing early diagnosis and testing to help educational staff and parents fulfill the potential of every pupil in every community in Jerusalem. The different diagnostic programs will be applied in the coming school year at an investment of more than NIS 6 million.The most common name among pupils starting 1st grade in Jerusalem is Noa for girls and Daniel for boys. The most common name in the haredi education system is Sarah for girls and David for boys.The most common name in the Arab education system is Hala for girls and, once again this year, it is Mohammad for boys.8/29/2017 9:00:00 PM
A Revolution in Jerusalem in Zaharonimhttps://www.jerusalem.muni.il/en/Municipality/Municipal info/Pages/ArevolutioninJerusalem.aspxA Revolution in Jerusalem in Zaharonim<img alt=" " src="/Municipality/Msg_84/PublishingImages/kids.PNG?RenditionID=14" style="BORDER:0px solid;" /><p>​<span lang="en"><span>Following the government's decision on a national program for supervising the Zaharonim, Jerusalem will receive the highest funding.</span></span></p>​The program, estimated to cost about half a billion shekels, will lead to an increase in the number of Zaharons - afternoon supervision at schools in the city - from 700 the previous school year to 2,500 this coming school year The Zaharons will have kids from the age of three to second graders (inclusive). It will be possible to open a Zaharon at any school, provided that at least 25 children are registered. In addition, the Zaharons will operate in kindergartens too. The Zaharons will operate also in the ultra-Orthodox schools and in schools in the eastern part of the city.The cost of the afternoon for parents will be up to NIS 335 per month only. This is a significant reduction in prices, while maintaining the extended framework of activity with an additional budget for the reinforcement of teachers, extra curiculum classes, enrichment and more.8/27/2017 9:00:00 PM
Smart under the sunhttps://www.jerusalem.muni.il/en/Municipality/Municipal info/Pages/Smartunderthesun.aspxSmart under the sun<img alt=" " src="/Municipality/Msg_84/PublishingImages/hazlala.jpeg?RenditionID=14" style="BORDER:0px solid;" /><p>​Smart under the sun: NIS 2 million for shading education institutionsIn the coming days a new shading project will get underway to install shading at all education buildings and yards across Jerusalem<br></p>​A project, led by Mayor and holder of the municipal education portfolio Nir Barkat, and with a special investment of NIS 2 million, has gotten underway. The project is another part of the comprehensive Jerusalem Education Administration program to improve and upgrade education institutions in the city. Under the project, 189 shades will be built at kindergartens and schools 69 kindergartens, 20 special education institutions, 65 elementary schools, and 35 high schools.The objective is to provide Jerusalem’s children at schools and kindergartens a basic and important need for proper learning conditions and safe and pleasant time along with improved appearance and safety at education institutions. As part of this measure, suitable shades have been built in the past three years to meet the needs of every institution built in the past three years. The work at most kindergartens in the city will be completed by the end of 2017.Mayor and holder of the municipal education portfolio Nir Barkat said, “Quality of education is also a condition for quality learning. Following our completion of the air conditioning project at all classrooms and kindergartens in the city, we are continuing to improve and upgrade the learning spaces and the shading of schoolyards, in order to offer an advanced comfortable learning environment, strengthening the education system and greatly contributing to the quality of education of our children.”Education Administration director Aviv Keinan said, “Ahead of the 2017-2018 school year, we are closing gaps in the matter of shading, allowing our students to enjoy a comfortable, enabling and safe learning environment. A school is not only a place where you learn mathematics or history; there is no question that a pleasant and shaded schoolyard is a key focus of for the development of creativity and social relations.”8/14/2017 9:00:00 PM
First Time in Jerusalem: International Children’s Games in 2018https://www.jerusalem.muni.il/en/Municipality/Municipal info/Pages/InternationalChildren’sGames.aspxFirst Time in Jerusalem: International Children’s Games in 2018<img alt="" src="/Municipality/Msg_84/PublishingImages/InternationalChildrensGames-1b.jpg?RenditionID=14" style="BORDER:0px solid;" /><p>​Jerusalem is shaping up as an international capital, In 2018, Jerusalem will, for the first time, host the International Children’s Games. Mayor Nir Barkat: “This is a wonderful opportunity to showcase Israel and Jerusalem to the world in positive sporting contexts.”</p>​Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat has signed an agreement to host the International Children’s Games in Israel’s capital with the President of the International Children’s Games Torsten Rasch, after the International Children’s Games (ICG) selected Jerusalem to host the games in 2018.At the signing, Rasch passed the Olympic torch to Mayor Barkat to hold until the opening of the games in Jerusalem. Jerusalem Municipality Sports and Culture Administration director Ariella Rejwan, Sports Department Director Itzik Kornfein, representatives of the Ministry of Culture and Sports including Avi Benbenisti, who serves as a member of the organization’s professional committee, and the secretary general and executives of the International Children’s Game were also present at the signing ceremony. The 2018 International Children’s GamesPresident of the International Children’s Games Torsten Rasch said, “We are pleased that Jerusalem will host the International Children’s Games in 2018. We are honored to sign this agreement. Beyond the games, it is important for the host city to welcome the children and promote gamesmanship, tolerance, and values that are common to the children who are coming to the city from all over the world.”Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat said, “Jerusalem is on the map. We are pleased and excited that we have been selected to host the International Children’s Games in 2018. There is no question that this is a vote of confidence in our heavy investment in sports in recent years, which were intended to bring international endeavors to the capital of Israel and to develop the city’s economy. This is a wonderful opportunity to showcase Israel and Jerusalem to the world in positive sporting contexts. I am sure that the young athletes will have a unique sporting experience and receive a warm Jerusalem welcome. The games will offer a sporting challenge and joy, as well as promoting the values of tolerance, mutual respect, and teamwork."From the Maccabiah Games to the International Children’s Games a sports revolution in JerusalemBringing the International Children’s Games to Jerusalem is part of the sports revolution that Mayor Barkat has been leading in the past few years, resulting in the turning of Jerusalem to the sports capital of Israel as a host for large international sports events the 20th Maccabiah Games, the Jerusalem Winner Marathon, the International Basketball Federation (FIBA) Europe Under-20 Championship, and more.As part of the sports revolution, the International Sports Center has been built in Malha, which includes the Jerusalem Payis Arena. The project includes an ice hockey rink, expansion of the Teddy Stadium, an upgrade of the Athletics Stadium at Givat Ram, construction of the Kraft Family Sports Campus, and the inauguration of many new sports arenas across the city. The construction and upgrade of world-class sports facilities have expanded the city’s cover in multiple fields, and now makes it possible to hold international events of the highest professional level.The hosting of the International Children’s Games is a collaborative effort between the Ministry of Culture and Sport and the Jerusalem Municipality. More than 1,600 children aged 12-15 from the participating cities are scheduled to participate in the games, including 90 representatives from the participating cities. The games will include competitions in football, basketball, streetball, volley ball, fencing, judo, athletics, tennis, and swimming.Photograph Jackie Levy8/9/2017 9:00:00 PM
Jerusalem International: Installation of Love at Zion Squarehttps://www.jerusalem.muni.il/en/Municipality/Municipal info/Pages/JerusalemInternational.aspxJerusalem International: Installation of Love at Zion Square<img alt=" " src="/Municipality/Msg_84/PublishingImages/I_Love_JLM.jpg?RenditionID=14" style="BORDER:0px solid;" /><p>​On the occasion of Tu B'Av, together with The Eden Company, we launched the huge installation "I Love JLM" in Zion Square, which will become a global tourist attraction, as in other cities such as Amsterdam and New York.</p>​The unique installation was placed in zion square of Jerusalem and will serve as a global tourist attraction, as it is in large and famous cities in the world, including Amsterdam and New York. It seeks to present another face of Jerusalem, which is identified as a cultural, historical and religious symbol - and now receives a new, sweeping and fresh spirit of love as a universal value that transcends sects and conflicts. Also, as stated, "I Love JLM" puts Jerusalem in line with other love capitals around the world.Mayor Nir Barkat emphasized that "Everyone loves Jerusalem - and Jerusalem loves everyone - the new installation symbolizes the unique place Jerusalem has in each and every one, and I invite the city's residents, visitors and tourists to visit Jerusalem, to spend time here and to photograph themselves in the special installation" He said.After last year, when we decided to put love on the map - this year we decided to put love in the center. According to the Jerusalem artist chosen to create the installation, Yarel Yair, "The choice to design the installation in a unique way compared to other cities around the world stems from the desire to present the uniqueness of Jerusalem, with inspiration from modern urban works around the world and similar installations in Amsterdam, New York and Toronto. Its roots and the glorious past of the city of Jerusalem. "The choice of placing the love installation in Zion Square was made following the activities led by the Eden Company to encourage and nurture the art, culture and leisure scene in the renewed city center of Jerusalem.Deputy CEO Eden (Jerusalem Economic Development Company), Lior Bar Dor, noted that "this is another initiative that is part of the upgrading of the public space in Jerusalem and its transformation into an experiential, active and attracting audience. In recent weeks, everyone has been wandering around downtown along series of special installations that have changed the face of the space. From the solar cinema and the screening of free movies for the whole family, through the umbrellas on Yoel Salomon Street to The Playback Orchestras that is run by the crowd on the street. These special installations not only upgrade the city's cultural life, but contribute to its economic development and trade in these areas."For more information about the special installations and activities in downtown Jerusalem click here8/9/2017 9:00:00 PM
The Project at the Entrance of the cityhttps://www.jerusalem.muni.il/en/Municipality/Municipal info/Pages/Entranceofthecity.aspxThe Project at the Entrance of the city<img alt=" " src="/Residents/PlanningandBuilding/TransportationandRoutes/traffic/PublishingImages/CityEntranceProject-map.jpg?RenditionID=14" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />​On Wednesday evening, July 26, 2017, work will begin to add a third traffic lane on "Heichal NaMishpat Street and on HaNasee HaSheeshee Street​Following are the raffic arrangements within the framework of the constructionHeichal HaMIshpat Street will be closed between New York Square and Zvulun Hammer Street.The work will be carried out throughout the day and intermittently throughout the night, in order to minimize disturbance to residents and traffic.Depending on the progress of the work, there may be changes in the traffic arrangements on HaNasi HaShishi Street.We make extensive efforts to prevent the work from harming the routine of the residents and passers-by, but there may be specific disturbances.Duration of work July 2017 to March 2018We apologize for the temporary inconvenience, and are committed to answering any request.For additional information, please contact the Lev Ha'Ir Community Center at 02-6214770 7/29/2017 9:00:00 PM
Robots for Borrowing: do you want to borrow gadgets?https://www.jerusalem.muni.il/en/Municipality/Municipal info/Pages/Robotsforborrowing.aspxRobots for Borrowing: do you want to borrow gadgets?<img alt=" " src="/Municipality/Msg_84/PublishingImages/DeviceLab-1.jpg?RenditionID=14" style="BORDER:0px solid;" /><p>​Instead of spending hundreds or thousands of dollars to buy laptops, 3D cameras, or processors, a new library in Jerusalem will allow developers, students, and technology buffs to borrow innovative products and develop creative apps.</p>​The developers and technology buffs’ community in Jerusalem is enjoying a new library equipped with innovative laptops, smartphones of different kinds, tablets, processors, 3D cameras, and robot assembly kits. The technology library is intended to help students, young people, developers, designers, and entrepreneurs – sworn technology buffs – to develop apps and invent breakthrough technology solutions.The venture, The Device Lab, launched this week, is the initiative of Intel, Young Jerusalem, the Ministry of Jerusalem Affairs and Heritage of Israel, and the Jerusalem Development Authority. It is intended to enable technologists to get hands on experience using the latest products without having to spend hundreds of thousands of dollars of their own money to buy them. For example, it will be possible to find in the laboratory the Intel-TAG Heuer smart watch, Asus and Lenovo Android OS smartphones, Google’s Chromebook laptop (which uses the Chromium operating system), Apple’s MacBook, Asus’s especially powerful ROG series gaming computer, Microsoft’s Surface series tablet and laptop, Intel NUC minicomputers, Edison series smart processors, and Intel’s RealSense cameras. Borrowing from the library is free, after providing a deposit check. The amount of the deposit is derived from the value of the product to be loaned. The period of loan will vary according to the number of available items of the product and the demand. People can take out a company subscription at the site, which includes free use of the library for NIS 300 per month for six months and NIS 450 for an additional six months.The collaboration between Young Jerusalem and Intel will also include demonstration days with technology experts from Intel and other companies. The experts will help solve problems, give lectures and workshops, and will be available for consulting with professionals. Later, the library will cooperate with additional work places in Jerusalem, start-up accelerators, educational institutions, and Jerusalem technology companies. The library will also serve as a stage for companies to present new technologies to entrepreneurs and professional developers on special demonstration days.Minister of Jerusalem Affairs and Heritage of Israel MK Zeev Elkin welcomed the new initiative, saying, “I am impressed by the bustling spirit here. No one doubts the deep historic roots of Jerusalem. Jerusalem has different images which do not match reality, because this city is also a city of young people, a thriving city of amazing academic institutions. It is also a high-tech city, belying its image, which is becoming a world leader – the last word has not yet been spoken. I am pleased that the Ministry of Jerusalem Affairs and Heritage of Israel has been given the opportunity to give you backing. The city deserves young people who will make it a leader in every field, especially in technological development. Do what you see fit, and we will help you get to where you want to go.”Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat emphasized, “The new gadgets’ library provides an international springboard for young entrepreneurs and Jerusalem innovation. It will give an edge to the young smartphone user who is just starting out, to develop with the help of the gadgets that the library will provide. It is no wonder that Jerusalem has been crowned as one of the world’s new and promising hubs of technology entrepreneurship. Jerusalem represents 3,000 years of innovation, and our experience shows that what succeeds in Jerusalem, succeeds worldwide.”Intel Vice President Platform Engineering Group and General Manager of the Intel Development Center in Jerusalem, Shahaf Kieselstein, said that Intel’s team “were very pleased with our privilege to advance technology and entrepreneurship in Jerusalem. A thriving entrepreneurial community is an important asset for the city and the young people in it.”Eldad Weil, the CEO of Young Jerusalem, said that the association “is very proud of the cooperation with Intel in creating the only gadgets’ library of its kind in Jerusalem. Establishment of the library will move Jerusalem’s high-tech scene forward and provide a developmental impetus for young men and women in the city.”7/2/2017 9:00:00 PM
Already paid your share of the arnona? No need to worryhttps://www.jerusalem.muni.il/en/Municipality/Municipal info/Pages/Alreadypaidarnona.aspxAlready paid your share of the arnona? No need to worry<img alt=" " src="/en/Municipality/Municipal%20info/PublishingImages/students.jpg?RenditionID=14" style="BORDER:0px solid;" /><p>​An initiative by Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat will halt enforcement processes against students who have paid their share of the arnona for apartments they rent. “This is the end of bureaucracy. We will no longer allow a situation in which a student who has paid will be the guarantor for his roommate’s debts.”</p>​Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat has initiated a change in the handling of the collection of the arnona (local property tax) for students who share apartments in the city, in order to prevent problems for those students who have paid their share of the arnona. The initiative, prepared at the instructions of the Mayor and led by the National Union of Israeli Students at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, was drawn up in conjunction with the Students Union and the Municipality Youth Authority. It will change the handling of shared apartments to make the payment of the arnona personal for each tenant.Currently, the arnona is paid jointly by all the tenants of an apartment, but enforcement against partial non-payment is collective against all of them. Under the amendment, the arnona will be paid personally by each roommate, so there will be no financial dependence on roommates’ payments. In other words, students who have paid their share will not have to fear a lien against their bank account or other enforcement measures, as in the past.The new arrangement will come into effect in a year, after the new collection system is installed. Until the migration to the new format, to deal with the problem in the coming year, the Municipality will make available a special call center for the problem of arnona foreclosures at shared apartments. The call center will provide a response for students who have paid their share of the arnona, but nonetheless received a foreclosure warning or had a lien placed on their bank account.Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat said, “This is the end of bureaucracy. We will no longer allow a situation in which a student who has paid will be the guarantor for his roommate’s debts. A person who has paid the arnona will no longer have to fear enforcement measures. We are constantly working to lessen red tape and make it easier for young people and students in the city, and we will continue to do so.”Shlomi Yehiev, Chairman of the Students Union at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, said, “This is a revolution! The era of foreclosures against students who have paid their share of the arnona debt is over. As of next year, all the settling of accounts between students will come to an end. We thank all the parties involved at the Jerusalem Municipality, starting with the Mayor, for listening to the voice of the students, for initiating this important change, and for the productive cooperation, despite the many bureaucratic challenges!” Partners in the new arrangement are the Municipality’s Youth Authority, Young Jerusalem, youth portfolio holder Hanan Rubin, and the Students Union.The Municipality calls on all students who have paid their share of the arnona to contact the call center to settle the matter, and for all those who have not yet settled their debt to do so without further delay. The comprehensive arnona payment guide for students (including a guide to discounts) is available at the Students Union at the Hebrew University website https//goo.gl/ge5agG (in Hebrew).The designated email for student inquiries is starnona@jerusalem.muni.il7/2/2017 9:00:00 PM
Mayor Barkat Gives Tour of City of David to Visiting UN Ambassadors Led by Ambassador Danonhttps://www.jerusalem.muni.il/en/Municipality/Municipal info/Pages/BarkatTourCityofDavid.aspxMayor Barkat Gives Tour of City of David to Visiting UN Ambassadors Led by Ambassador Danon<img alt=" " src="/en/Municipality/Municipal%20info/PublishingImages/Credit-%20Arnon%20Bossani.jpg?RenditionID=14" style="BORDER:0px solid;" /><p>​Today, Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat took United Nations ambassadors on a tour of the City of David, the archaeological site of ancient Jerusalem. The Ambassadors are visiting Israel on a tour led by Israel’s Ambassador to the UN Danny Danon and organized by AJC Project Interchange. David Be'eri, Director and Founder of the City of David and 2017 recipient of the Israel Prize, also joined the tour.</p>​During the tour at the City of David, Mayor Barkat showed the ambassadors the largest active archaeological excavation in Jerusalem, the remains of the Pool of Siloam, and a view of ancient Jerusalem landmarks from the City of David Overlook. The findings and the ongoing discoveries of millennia's old artifacts in the City Of David unequivocally contradict the UNESCO denial of a historical connection between the Jewish people and the City of Jerusalem. Barkat told the UN ambassadors "The coin you see in my hands, found in the City of David excavations, is emblazoned with the inscription - 'For the Liberation of Zion.'" This coin is one of thousands that we find at our feet which indisputably prove the Jewish and Christian roots in Jerusalem. Today, we work to fulfill the imperative emblazoned on the coin Jerusalem, under Israeli sovereignty, is free and open to people of all religions, beliefs, and backgrounds." Ambassador Danon spoke of the importance of the visit “To defeat the lies spread about our capital city at the UN, nothing is more important than for my fellow ambassadors to learn the truth about Jerusalem and see the beauty of this city first-hand. The more UN ambassadors visit Israel, the more they appreciate both the challenges we face and the opportunities that exist in our region. This is why I have visited Israel with over thirty UN ambassadors over the past year alone and will keep on bringing more in the months to come.” The delegation of nine ambassadors, from Africa, Central and Eastern Europe, and the Asia Pacific region included the UN ambassadors of Australia, Estonia, Gabon, Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Papua New Guinea, Poland, and Togo. Photo credit Arnon Bossani and Frayda Leibtag7/2/2017 9:00:00 PM
Closure Orders Issued for Halls Operating Without a Licensehttps://www.jerusalem.muni.il/en/Municipality/Municipal info/Pages/ClosureOrdersofHalls.aspxClosure Orders Issued for Halls Operating Without a License<img alt=" " src="/Municipality/Msg_84/PublishingImages/HappeningRooms.jpg?RenditionID=14" width="184" style="BORDER:0px solid;" /><p>​Closure order issued for the “La Gondola” event hall, as well the roof used to host chuppahs at the “Kedma” hall</p>​Recently, we issued closure orders for the “La Gondola” event hall and for the roof used by “Kedma” to host chuppahs - both on 22 Yad Harutsim in the Talpiyot Industrial Zone.As part of the enforcement actions carried out, we issued “La Gondola” warnings for managing the event hall without a license, as well as warnings to “Kedma” for the use of roof space to host chuppahs without permits or a license. In addition, very poor sanitary conditions were discovered during an inspector’s visit to the “La Gondola” hall. Until now, no applications for the issuing of a business license were submitted by these halls, and no permits were issued by any of the bodies prescribed by law, including the Fire Department, Israeli Police, Ministry of Health, or safety certificates. The Business Promotion Division will work to carry out these closure orders, and at the same time we wish to draw public attention to the fact that the hall is working under a closure order and without any permits, and may endanger the health and safety of the public.Right now we are increasing enforcement against halls operating without licenses in the city, in order to safeguard the health and lives of its residents, and we continue to work constantly to assist the owners of the halls to obtain the necessary approvals.You can see the updated list of halls possessing proper licenses here6/20/2017 9:00:00 PM
Opening of the Kraft Family Sports Campushttps://www.jerusalem.muni.il/en/Municipality/Municipal info/Pages/KraftStadium.aspxOpening of the Kraft Family Sports Campus<img alt="" src="/en/Events/Sport/PublishingImages/kraft1.jpg?RenditionID=14" style="BORDER:0px solid;" /><p>Mayor Barkat and Robert K. Kraft Open Kraft Family Sports Campus with Pro Football Hall of Fame Delegation.</p><p>The Kraft Family Sports Campus will advance Jerusalem as an International Sports Hub</p>​Today, Mayor Barkat, Robert K. Kraft, Uzi Dayan, Chairman of Mifal HaPais and Itzik Lary, CEO of Toto, along with a Pro Football Hall of Fame delegation opened the Kraft Family Sports Campus. After the opening ceremony, guests went to the football field for a ribbon-cutting ceremony and inaugurated the field with a game of catch with the Pro Football Hall of Fame delegation. The Kraft Family Sports Campus, a multi-purpose sports center located in Emek Ha’Arazim, Jerusalem, was made possible with a $6 million gift from Robert Kraft and with sponsorship from Mifal HaPais and Toto. This significant contribution to advance sport in Jerusalem is part of the celebration of the 50th anniversary of the reunification of Jerusalem. In two weeks, the Campus will open to the public and be used for the 20th Maccabiah Games. The Kraft Family Sports Campus will be an integral part of Jerusalem's burgeoning sports renaissance, which includes the opening of many new arenas and dozens of international sporting events each year. The establishment of the Kraft Family Sports Campus is an unprecedented cornerstone of this renaissance, among other things, expanding the culture of U.S. football in Jerusalem, and serving as a complement to the existing Kraft Family Field in Sacher Park. "The Kraft Family Sports Campus is a central part of my vision for Jerusalem as an international capital of sport and athleticism,” said Mayor Barkat. “Years ago, I remember meeting my dear friend, Robert Kraft and his wife Myra, and we had an instant connection. We both understood the importance of Jerusalem and the importance of advancing sports in our city. Since then, Robert has been an unwavering partner in the growth and development of Jerusalem. This gift, which helps celebrate the 50th anniversary of Jerusalem's reunification, furthers Robert and his family’s commitment to the capital of Israel, and to enhancing sport and particularly football in Jerusalem."“The Kraft Family Sports Campus allows me to invest in two things that I have always been very passionate about My love of Israel and my support for youth athletics and team sports, especially American football,” said Kraft. “I fell in love with Israel on my first visit in 1963 and have been investing in its future ever since. I have seen the positive impact team sports can have, not just on the individuals who participate, but in the communities that support them. They help unify those who might otherwise be divided by cultural differences. Team athletics have proven to develop leadership, provide examples of success through teamwork and promote health and fitness. My family and I are proud to establish this large scale, multi-sports complex, which is the first of its kind in Jerusalem.”The Kraft Family Sports Campus is being established in collaboration with the Ministry of Culture and Sport, the Ministry of Jerusalem Affairs and Heritage, the Jerusalem Development Authority, the Jerusalem Foundation, and was developed by the Jerusalem Development Company – Moriah. The Campus includes soccer fields, a dual-use U.S. regulation football and soccer field, locker rooms and administrative offices, a central pedestrian thoroughfare, parking and an access road, with plans in the pipeline to add numerous additional facilities. Together with the American Football League in Israel, the new Kraft Family Sports Campus will further foster the enjoyment of football in Jerusalem. The campus will open to the public in two weeks for the 20th Maccabiah Games. Photo credit Jeki Levi 6/19/2017 9:00:00 PM
Kindergarten Results 2017https://www.jerusalem.muni.il/en/Municipality/Municipal info/Pages/KindergartenResults.aspxKindergarten Results 2017<img alt="" src="/Residents/Education/PublishingImages/Registration_2017/results_mssg_eng.jpg?RenditionID=12" style="BORDER:0px solid;" /><p>​For Results for Kindergarten Placement for the 2017-2018 school year click here</p>7/14/2017 9:00:00 PM
New: A Sports & Swimming Centerhttps://www.jerusalem.muni.il/en/Municipality/Municipal info/Pages/NewSportsSwimmingCenter.aspxNew: A Sports & Swimming Center<img alt="" src="/Municipality/Msg_84/PublishingImages/SportCenterTalpiyot-1.jpg?RenditionID=13" style="BORDER:0px solid;" /><p>​The center was established with a financial investment of ₪35 million. Mayor Barkat: “This is only one of seven new community sports and swimming centers that are planned and constructed for the benefit of the public.”</p>​Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat; President of the Jerusalem Fund, Johanna Arbib; and CEO of Mifal Hapais, Gen. (Res.) Uzi Dayan, inaugurated the Sports & Swimming center in East Talpiyot. The center was planned by architect Nachman Etstein and has three floors, including a fitness center, lobby, facilities and systems, rooms for clubs, dressing rooms, cafeteria, seating and coffee areas, offices, auxiliary rooms, and more. The swimming pool at the center extends 25 meters (half-Olympic length).The sports and swimming center will form part of the services provided by the East Talpiyot Community Center, will partially become the center of neighborhood life, and will be an important component of the services actively provided in the neighborhood. It is located next to Seligsberg High School, and will serve the students and the neighborhood’s residents through its various activities. The establishment of the sports and swimming center was made possible following a donation by the family of Alan Greenberg in the United States, one of the Jerusalem Fund’s veteran donors who established many projects in Jerusalem (among which are the sports center in Gilo, the swimming pool in Gilo, and the sports complex in East Talpiyot). The construction stands as part of our work increasing the urban investment in cultural and leisure institutions in the city. The center was built in cooperation with the Jerusalem Fund and with financing from Mifal Hapais and the Jerusalem Fund—along with the Municipality.In addition, the construction of the sports and swimming center is part of the Municipality’s activities to increase the urban investment in cultural and leisure institutions in the city.Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat said that “the sports and swimming center established in East Talpiyot is one of seven new community sports and swimming centers that are now being planned and constructed for the benefit of the public in the neighborhoods of East Talpiyot, Pisgat Zeev, Ramot, the German Colony, Beit Hanina, Har Nof, and in the sports complex southwest of the city. These Jerusalem sports and swimming centers will form a quality base for leisure activities for all ages close to home, and will serve to draw in young families. They will form an economic anchor for the community centers, and will increase the circle of participants in community and social activities in the neighborhoods. This is another step that we are making for improving the quality of life of Jerusalem’s residents. Over the last few years, we have invested many resources in the city’s neighborhoods and in the vicinity of people’s homes, and we will continue to act in order to advance additional sports, culture, and leisure projects for the benefit of the city’s residents.”Johanna Arbib, president of the Jerusalem Fund, noted that “the Jerusalem Fund has operated for 50 years to improve the quality of life of the city’s residents. The pool joins the Jerusalem Fund’s investment in additional aspects of East Talpiyot, and serves as a magnet for young families to the neighborhood and for many residents who will be able to enjoy leisure and sports activities. This is also a way to strengthen the community center, something in which we see great importance.”CEO of Mifal Hapais, Gen. (Res.) Uzi Dayan, clarified that “the swimming pool encourages an active way of life and teaches self-discipline. Mifal Hapais is now informing local authorities regarding the additional contribution of ₪1.2 billion to the local authorities. It is a joy to see that the money has been used for the benefit of Israeli society as a whole.”The establishment of the sports and swimming center in Armon HaNatziv joins the voluminous urban activity to increase the supply of sports and leisure facilities in Jerusalem. Over the last few years, Teddy Stadium was renovated, construction was completed on the Pais Arena basketball court, the skate park was built, and construction was completed on Park HaMesilah. Dozens of fitness facilities were established in locations throughout the city in Gan Sacher and Gan HaPa’amon public parks.4/25/2017 9:00:00 PM
Municipal Rates - Arnona 2017https://www.jerusalem.muni.il/en/Municipality/Municipal info/Pages/Arnona2017.aspxMunicipal 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 0800-1530 and 1600-1800. 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
Making Service Accessible with Sign Languagehttps://www.jerusalem.muni.il/en/Municipality/Municipal info/Pages/SignLanguage.aspxMaking 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. 3/18/2017 10:00:00 PM
The Playkers apphttps://www.jerusalem.muni.il/en/Residents/Sports/Messages/Pages/ThePlaykersapp.aspxThe 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 page5/23/2017 9:00:00 PM
Jerusalem Municipality Apphttps://www.jerusalem.muni.il/en/Municipality/Municipal info/Pages/JerusalemMunicipalityNewApp.aspxJerusalem 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

 

 

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Municipal Rates - Arnona 2017Municipal Rates - Arnona 2017https://www.jerusalem.muni.il/en/Municipality/Municipal info/Pages/Arnona2017.aspx3/18/2017 10:00:00 PM3/19/2017 4:00:00 PMתצוגת תאריך
Smart under the sunSmart under the sunhttps://www.jerusalem.muni.il/en/Municipality/Municipal info/Pages/Smartunderthesun.aspx8/14/2017 9:00:00 PM12/31/1969 4:00:00 PMתצוגת תאריך
Parking Meters OUT Smart Parking InParking Meters OUT Smart Parking Inhttps://www.jerusalem.muni.il/en/Municipality/Municipal info/Traffic/Pages/No_More_Parking_Meters.aspx7/28/2017 9:00:00 PM5/1/2017 11:00:00 PMתצוגת תאריך
The Playkers appThe Playkers apphttps://www.jerusalem.muni.il/en/Residents/Sports/Messages/Pages/ThePlaykersapp.aspx5/23/2017 9:00:00 PM5/24/2017 5:00:00 PMתצוגת תאריך
The Project at the Entrance of the cityThe Project at the Entrance of the cityhttps://www.jerusalem.muni.il/en/Municipality/Municipal info/Pages/Entranceofthecity.aspx7/29/2017 9:00:00 PM12/31/1969 4:00:00 PMתצוגת תאריך

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