About the project
The Novomeysky Youth Center was the first youth center built by the Jerusalem Foundation. The facility was located in Sacher Park and included meeting spaces and outdoor sports facilities. In 1988, the Foundation expanded and renovated the facility and rededicated it as the Berlin Center for Culture, Youth & Sport (also known as Beit Berlin). The center offers a sports library and activities, including instruction in basketball, soccer and other sports, and provides a concert hall for rehearsals and performances of the Jerusalem Police Orchestra. The center also operates the Martial Arts Center at Teddy Stadium. At the center’s dedication ceremony, Dr. Hanna-Renate Laurien, President of the Berlin State Parliament, remarked, “Our two towns go together,” and revealed that she kept a picture of Mandelbaum Gate, a symbol of Jerusalem’s pre-unification days, in her office.