About the Department
The Department works to add and renovate sports infrastructure and facilities to allow year-round sports activities in every neighborhood.
The Department's projects in the past year have included sports events for girls, bicycle rides for yeshiva students, swimming classes, orienteering, and more.
Activities for the Orthodox sector include:
- Swimming lessons for special-needs children in formal and informal education, as part of skill building and improvement of everyday functioning.
- Engaging at-risk youths in athletic activities, vocational training, and public sports events during holiday breaks and summer break.
Jerusalem Girls on the Move
An outdoor sports challenge event for girls over age 12, aimed at raising awareness of healthy living, and addressing the physical activity needs of girls while remaining fully within the bounds of Halacha.To the top
Hevruta – Chess
Supervised and specially-adapted bicycle riding activities for yeshiva students, aimed at raising awareness of healthy living, on challenging 15-km routes through the city's metropolitan parks.To the top
Swimming classes for young girls/boys and teenage girls/boys offered in all neighborhoods during the Bein Hazmanim break, taught by Orthodox instructors. Classes combine fun with swimming skills and a drive for excellence.
In addition, swimming courses for girls are offered year round, comprising 10 lessons providing basic swimming skills.To the top
White Nights for Teens and Adults
All-night sports activities and basketball for teenagers during the Bein Hazmanim break, aimed at promoting wholesome behavior.To the top
Healthy In the Open Air
Healthy-living week combined with extreme sports, for children over age 4 in their own neighborhoods, offering specially designed content on health and the benefits of physical activity.To the top
Orienteering and Hiking for Yeshiva Students
A project teaching orienteering, first aid, and survival skills, aimed at developing lifesaving capabilities. Specially designed for yeshiva students and carried out in coordination with educators and within the bounds of Halacha.To the top
Municipal Walking Center for Women
The municipal walking center for women and girls is a pioneering project catering to women hikers and their families, and offering a wide range of activities across Israel. Participants learn map reading and topography, become acquainted with hiking routes around the country, and raise awareness for the benefits of physical activity and protecting the environment.To the top
Healthy Choices for Women and Girls
Workshops on healthy cooking for large families, events, courses, and healthy nutrition workshops for women and teenage girls, in a supportive, fun, and practical environment.To the top
Sports Activities and Trips for Wheelchair-Bound Women
Wheelchair-bound women are restricted in their activities, and the Sports Division offers specially-adapted accessible activities for their enjoyment, with all the required safety measures.To the top
Swimming and Dancing on Wheels
Swimming and dancing activities for wheelchair-bound teenage girls, aiming at learning new skills and improving physical fitness. Participants are partnered with able-bodied girls for support during activities.To the top