About the project
The Leo Model Hall is a 200-seat hall designed to host chamber concerts, experimental dance and theater performances and other cultural events needing a small theater setting. The hall is an active cultural venue: in 2002, 62,000 people participated in a full calendar of events, from a poetry festival to dance performances, a women’s theater group and more.The hall has included two works of art: a relief by Tamara Rikman and a tapestry by Jennifer Bar-Lev. The Jerusalem Foundation helped establish the hall in 1984 in the former press center for the Adolf Eichmann trial, next to Beit Ha’am, and has supported various improvements to the hall over the years, including purchase of a new piano and installation of new lighting and amplification systems. The hall was incorporated into the Jacob & Hilda Blaustein Civic Center in 1987.