About the project
Mishkenot Sha’ananim continues to take stake its claim as one of Jerusalem’s most active and high caliber cultural institutions. Home to the Jerusalem Center for Ethics, The Mishkenot Sha’ananim Cultural Center, The Dwek Gallery and The Retreat and Guesthouse for artists and scholars, there is never a quiet moment in the unique and beautiful campus overlooking the Old City’s walls.
Marking the birth of a modern Jerusalem, Mishkenot Sha’ananim has always been a symbol of a dynamic and evolving Jerusalem. The Center is a multi-disciplinary center of academic inquiry and cultural value, a critical piece in our efforts to reframe Jerusalem as a vibrant, dynamic, culture center of local, national and international appeal.
The Jerusalem Center for Ethics:
Developed from the need to understand and apply ethical notions and standards, the Jerusalem Center for Ethics acts as a compass for contemporary society in a rapidly changing world. Set in Mishkenot Sha’ananim’s idyllic surroundings, it presents a perfect forum for true discourse on ethical topics and their consequences for national and international cooperation. As the only center solely dedicated to Ethics in Jerusalem, it fulfills an important role in a city as diverse and challenging as Jerusalem. The Center raises awareness of the importance and implications of ethics in all areas of life, through professional discussions and a wide range of activities both for organizations of different sorts and the general public.
The Mishkenot Sha’ananim Cultural Center:
Specializing in cross-cultural programming, The Mishkenot Sha’ananim Cultural Center advocates dialogue, tolerance and cultural activity. Initiating and facilitating conferences, festivals, seminars, series, workshops and encounters, it delves into a diverse range of spheres. A plethora of activities are offered, including the Jerusalem Cultural Fellowship, providing artists of all kinds (from scholars to writers to dancers) the opportunity to channel their creativity in Jerusalem. They host master classes, act as key figures at cultural events and expand their scholarship while they are here. The Writers’ Festival, which takes place every two years, is a widely acclaimed international event, bringing writers and scholars from all over the world to Jerusalem.
We continue to seek funding for all Mishkenot’s programming.