B eit Ben-Yehuda consists of two main buildings: a new building that contains most of the facilities, and the adjacent historical family home of Eliezer Ben-Yehuda, who created modern Hebrew (Ivrit), the everyday language of Israel.
The facility is associated with Aktion Sühnezeichen Friedensdienste (ASF), a volunteer organization based in Germany based on confronting Nazism.
The International Meeting Center provides a welcoming forum for intercultural meetings between Israelis and international visitors. It offers a variety of seminars, programs, language courses and accommodations for all age groups, families and individual guests.
Our programs tackle social, political, historical, cultural and religious issues with a focus on the causes and effects of National Socialism. We also address the conflict in the Middle East, as well as German-Israeli and Christian-Jewish relations in the past and present. The seminars offer experiences hearing from Holocaust survivors, social workers, authors and lecturers. Visitors can dive into learning Hebrew or Yiddish through our Language Club programs (ulpanim).
Beit Ben-Yehuda offers reservable seminar room, fully equipped with technology and seating.
The Guesthouse welcomes individual guests, families and groups. The professional and multilingual staff offer support in planning and organizing your stay in Jerusalem and Israel.
Sightseeing tours available, per request.
Beit Ben-Yehuda International Meeting Center is a non-profit organization founded in 2004 by Action Reconciliation Service for Peace (Aktion Sühnezeichen Friedensdienste). Beit Ben-Yehuda is an Israeli-German education and cultural center that strives to strengthen relations between Israelis and people from all over the world. To achieve this goal, Beit Ben-Yehuda offers welcoming meeting spaces with an open and inviting atmosphere. At BBY, we conduct a wide range of seminars and educational activities to heighten unity and understanding.
To continue expanding our cross-cultural and educational activities, we need your support. We appreciate donations that fuel our mission to seek understanding and connection between people of all different backgrounds through education and language.
The BBY Team