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Beit Shmuel

Welcome to Beit Shmuel

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Beit Shmuel - Merkaz Shimshon is the cultural center and performance space of Hebrew Union College, the main rabbinical seminary for American Reform Judaism. The complex, designed by renowned architecht Moshe Safdi as part of the Mamilla project, is located in the heart of Jerusalem, sandwiched between the King David and David Citadel Hotels. This historically rich and prestigious location is just a short walk from the Old City as well as many of the city's historic, religious, and cultural attractions.


The center is home to a theatre, a conference center, classrooms, and seminar rooms of various sizes and capacities. Beit Shmuel's theatre offers a constantly changing list of events, including live music, dance, theatrical productions and fine art exhibits. The course department offers a host of courses, lectures, and seminars, and the tours department offers unique tours in Jerusalem and all over Israel, for individuals and groups, with the best tour guides in the field.



Beit Shmuel's hotel and guesthouse is situated amidst lush gardens, opposite the Old City walls, with a variety of rooms suitable for individuals, couples, families, and groups. Guests will have access to a cafeteria, Wi-Fi, halls and classrooms, and more, as necessary.



There is also an events hall with catering which can be rented out for private occasions.

  • Air conditioning
  • Open on Saturday


The Jerusalem Tourism Map:

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