Beit Hakerem

Beit HaKerem is a largely secular upscale neighborhood in southwest Jerusalem, Israel. It is located between Kiryat Moshe to the northwest and Bayit VeGan to the south. Funded in 1922 as one of the six garden neighborhoods, Due to its proximity to the entrance to Jerusalem, in both the 1948 and 1967 wars it served as a base for convoys and troops in the liberation of Jerusalem. Beit Hakerem is conveniently located near the Shaarei Tzedek Medical Center, Givat Ram campus of Hebrew University, Mount Herzl and the beautiful Jerusalem Forest. The neighborhood was designed by the architect Richard Kaufman, who is otherwise famous for his Bauhaus style (a German school of design popularized in the early 20th century). A park in Beit HaKerem named Gan HaEsrim (Park of the Twenty) commemorates twenty residents of the neighborhood who were killed in the 1948 War of Independence. Danish Square honors the resistance movement in Denmark that rescued most of its Jews during the Holocaust. The monument in the square is shaped like a boat, for the boats that carried Jews to safety in Sweden. Today, Beit HaKerem is a thriving neighborhood with a population of 15,000, the majority of whom are secular Jews. There is also a minority of religious Jews, primarily modern Orthodox. The biggest advantage of Beit HaKerem is that it is located in a remote corner of the city, far from urban noise and the impingement of other residential areas, in a pastoral area. Today, residences can enjoy the proximity to the Jerusalem Light Rail and can go directly from Beit Hakerem to the Central Bus Station, the center of the city and the Old City. The is also a shopping center in the new area of Beit Hakerem wich is located right in front of the Shaarei Tzedek Medical Center. And the area of Givat Shoul where one can find many shops, supermarkets. this lovely neighborhood has become home to young secular/religious families that are looking for a quiet green area, with the proximity to the city center and givaat shaoul. Public Transportation: bus stations: 7.

Beit Hakerem