Artist: Erez Vaxman

מרכז הרצל

The Herzl Center: Experiential Museum and Interactive Institute for Zionist Education

The Herzl Center is dedicated to revealing Theodor Herzl not only as a towering historical figure, but also as a relevant and gripping personality whose ideas and ideals continue to be compelling in our own day. The Herzl Center is further committed to presenting Zionism as a persuasive and inspiring ideology, as indispensable to the Jewish future now as it was when Herzl founded the Zionist movement more than a century ago. The Herzl Center is operated by the Department for Zionist Activities of the World Zionist Organization, which was founded by Theodor Binyamin Ze'ev Herzl at the first Zionist Congress in Basle in 1897.

The Herzl Center is open Sunday – Thursday 8:45 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (last entrance at 15:15) and Friday 8:45 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. (last entrance at 12:15 p.m.). Guaranteed entrance by reservation only, drop-ins will be accommodated only if space is available. To arrange a visit for you or your group, contact:

The Herzl Center, Department for Zionist Activities, World Zionist Organization, Mount Herzl Jerusalem P.O.B. 92, Jerusalem 91000 Tel: 02-632 1500 Email: [email protected]

For more information:

The Herzl Center was established in cooperation with The Jerusalem Foundation ( ) and with the support of KKL-JNF (,+kkl+-+JNF ), the Ministry of Education, Culture, and Sport ( ) and the Otzar Hityashvuth Hayehudim B.M.

Herzl: Up Close and Personal (a traveling exhibition)

is designed for adults and suitable for audiences aged 16 and up. It consists of:

  • 28 beautifully produced and easily assembled interlocking panels (each panel is 60 cm. wide and 1 m. tall) comprised of stimulating visuals and texts
  • An engaging, interactive guide for every visitor, expanding upon the themes of the exhibition
  • A handbook for community educators, teachers, and youth leaders, containing program suggestions and supporting materials for five 2-hour sessions
  • An exquisite catalog of supplementary resources that delve deeply into the life of Theodor Herzl and the Zionist vision

Mt. Herzl Park

The national memorial site and cemetery of distinguished Zionist leaders and Israel's presidents, prime ministers, and speakers of the Knesset is maintained by the Department.

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