About the project
The Beit Hayeled (the Child’s House) Elementary School served approximately 500 students from Talbiya, Rechavia and surrounding neighborhoods. The Jerusalem Foundation created a public library branch in an existing classroom at the school in 1986 in memory of Eli’ahu Mani, who was killed in the Irgun bombing of the nearby King David Hotel in 1946. It supported creation of the school’s first computer laboratory in 1989. The school was incorporated into the Charles E. Smith High School for the Arts complex in 1992.