The Jerusalem International YMCA presents a festive month of holiday events and celebrations, making December a month of multi-cultural, holiday happenings for all faiths. Join us in our concerts and tours
Discover the secrets of the ornate building on one of our guided tours and enjoy the carillon bells.
Carillons Concert Under the Stars
The concerts are in the framework of Hamshushalayim.
Carillons concerts will be held on Fridays, December 4th & 18th at 1pm
Come listen to the special carillon outdoor concert. These unique bells are one of a kind in the Middle East. An experience not to be missed! You can hear the bells throughout the city.
Admission is free
Tour of the YMCA
The tours are in the framework of Hamshushalayim.
The tours will take place on Fridays, December 4th, 11th & 18th at 11am
This one hour tour will cover unique elements of the YMCA history. Included in the tour are many little known facts such as the YMCA architect who also designed the Empire State Building in NYC, details of the inauguration of the building by General Allenby and the mortar shells the building endured during the War of Independence. The tour will also showcase the beautiful treasures in and on the building including the detailed wall paintings and exquisite masonry, revealing hidden symbolism of our city’s three monotheistic religions.
After the tour, you can climb the stairs to the bell tower, see the amazing carillon bells and experience the magnificent panoramic view of Jerusalem.
Jerusalem International YMCA, King David Street 26, Jerusalem
The tours are free
Bell Tower Observatory plus coffee and cake NIS 30
Meeting point: entrance to the YMCA building
Christmas Carols Concert
The concert is in the framework of Hamshushalayim.
The Christmas Carols Concert will be held on Thursday December 24th at 8pm in the auditorium.
This year’s Christmas carols concert hosts:
Professor Gabi Scheffler – Carillon Bells
The “Inbalim” Ensemble Woodwind Quintet
Sounds of Gilo choir
The YMCA Jerusalem Youth Chorus
The Israeli Opera soloists: Maria Yoffe – soprano, Simon Kricheli – tenor, Ella Danzig – piano.
For the finale of this musical celebration, there will be a sing-along, in which the conductor will lead the audience in familiar hymns of Christmas Eve, filling the hall with amazing music.
Tickets: NIS 50
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The Jerusalem International YMCA is one of the oldest landmarks of Jerusalem. The historic building has always served as a center of culture, sport and a place of reconciliation since its establishment in 1878. The YMCA operates programs for a wide range of ages and audiences, from the ‘peace’ kindergarten, through multicultural youth groups and the unique youth choir, to concerts, shows, a health and wellness center, a hotel and restaurant. The Jerusalem International YMCA strives to foster brotherhood and friendship between Christians, Muslims and Jews through joint activities.