About the project
The Jerusalem Foundation relocated the Fred & Gerta Pomerantz Community Center to the Ramot neighborhood in 1990. Ma’alot Dafna, the neighborhood in which the community center had been located for twenty years, had become increasingly populated by ultra-Orthodox Jews, who wished to use the facility as a boys’ school. The center was thus moved to a building in Ramot, which was renovated to serve the purpose, including major renovations to a multi-purpose hall and outdoor sport court. The center serves approximately 15,000 residents of the Ramot Alef neighborhood. The Jerusalem Foundation has supported many projects at the new center, including a child and family center, which provides activities for parents and children up to age six, a single parent support center, a daycare center, teen activities, an ulpan (Hebrew language immersion program) and the Institute for the Advancement of Youth, which offers speech, art, physical and other therapies at low cost.