About the project
The Jerusalem Foundation supported construction of the Joseph Meyerhoff Youth Center for Advanced Studies on Hebrew University’s Givat Ram campus in 2000. The center brings some 700 schoolchildren, from second to twelfth grade, to the university each year to get a taste of the subjects taught at the university, including medicine, physics, chemistry, law, psychology and archeology. The two-story building was designed by architect Hillel Schocken to include three classrooms, a fully-equipped auditorium, a science library, a 40-station computer laboratory and biology and physics laboratories. Since the facility was completed, the Jerusalem Foundation has supported the purchase of equipment and activities at the center, including afterschool programs, summer camps, special education activities and scholarships.The center is part of the Jerusalem Foundation and the Hebrew University’s $25 million state-of-the-art Youth Science Complex that also includes the adjacent Belmonte Science Laboratories Center and the Beit Bretter Youth Hostel and the nearby Bernard M. Bloomfield Science Museum.