Ben B. & Joyce E. Eisenberg Israel Tennis & Education Center – Jerusalem
Located atop the Judean Mountains and near the Dead Sea, Jerusalem offers visitors an experience like no other. Jerusalem is holy to Jews, Christians and Muslims worldwide whose shrines can be seen when visiting the Old City. They include the sacred Temple Mount, Western Wall, Church of the Holy Sepulcher, Dome of the Rock and Al-Aqsa Mosque. Jerusalem is home to many cultural institutions as well, most notably the Israel Museum and the Yad Vashem Holocaust Memorial Museum. However, beyond the beauty and historical significance of the city, the stark reality is that more than half of Jerusalem’s children live below the poverty line.
At ITEC Jerusalem the focus is on diversity and equality. With over one-third of the city’s residents identifying themselves as non-Jewish, Jerusalem is Israel’s most multicultural city, and the programs at our center are a direct reflection of the city’s rich diversity. Celebrating and extolling the cultural and religious differences of the city’s inhabitants, the Center operates programs for children at risk, developmentally challenged and Ethiopian immigrants from local absorption centers. It is also an integral part of ITEC’s Living Together Program, a national effort to bring Arab and Jewish children together through the medium of sport and non-formal education. The center also operates the Twinned Kindergarten Program that brings together classes of Arab and Jewish children aged 4 to 6 years and their teachers to participate in weekly motor skill development games and activities.
Featured Social Impact Programs
- Living Together
- Twinned Peace Kindergarten
- Youth At Risk
- Special Needs
- Girls Empowerment
ITEC Jerusalem Center Manager: Morris Ochayon
If you would like to visit ITEC Jerusalem, please contact Betsy Smolar at firstname.lastname@example.org or 646-454-9267.