Who We Are

BEIT AVI CHAI, established by the AVI CHAI Foundation, is a cultural center that addresses major issues and fields of thought and creativity in Jewish and Israeli society. BEIT AVI CHAI seeks to collect and publicize the various facets of Israeli-Jewish society, provide them a forum, and let them influence Israeli society and culture. 

The building is located in the heart of Jerusalem, at the juncture of different neighborhoods, communities and cultures. Designed by the architect Ada Karmi, it has become part of the Israeli and Jewish mosaic that already existed in the area: the Yeshurun Synagogue, the Jewish Agency, the Great Synagogue, the Prime Minister's Residence, and a wide variety of cultural institutions, including the Jerusalem Theater, Beit Shmuel, Schocken House, Yad Ben-Zvi, and the Van Leer Institute. 

The four-story building has a 270-seat auditorium with a stage suitable for lectures, film screenings, and small-scale shows; eight rooms of various sizes equipped with state-of-the-art technology for the various lectures, workshops and activities; and a unique reading room that specializes in photography books about Israel and the Jewish people, as well as basic books on Judaism and Zionism.

The Jewish People is the focal point of the story told by BEIT AVI CHAI: the Jews in Israel and abroad and the Jews with their various trends, stormy disputes, variations, memories, and dreams. 

A broad spectrum of activities and events characterizes the BEIT AVI CHAI experience: symposiums, lectures, workshops, performances and diverse cultural events. BEIT AVI CHAI targets a variety of audiences in an effort to create a productive, challenging encounter of cultures and worldviews. It provides opportunities for members of different Jewish communities in Israel and the Diaspora to meet one another. BEIT AVI CHAI welcomes speakers, artists, thinkers and dreamers, as well as everyone with a thirst for knowledge and culture or simply curiosity. It is an open house that practices hospitality in the full sense of the age-old Jewish custom - a constant source of vitality and renewal, of listening and learning. A home where people can genuinely come together.

 

Ticket Purchasing

To purchase tickets for BEIT AVI CHAI events: 02-6215900 or via the website www.bac.org.il
Discounted tickets available via our website. Tickets are held up to 20 minutes prior to the beginning of each program.

FOR FREE EVENTS: up to two tickets per person may be reserved in advance. Reservations can be made three working days prior to each event by calling the BEIT AVI CHAI box office. Reserved tickets must be collected no later than 20 minutes prior to the program. Tickets not collected in time will be returned to the box office.

Admission for soldiers is free when showing identification.

Programs are subject to changes, so kindly confirm via the website.

Unless otherwise noted, events take place in Hebrew.

The BEIT AVI CHAI box office is open Sun-Thurs 1:00pm-9:30pm, and Fri and Holiday Eve 9:30am-12:00pm.

 

Information for Visitors

Address:     44 King George St., Jerusalem

Phone:     02-6215300

Email:     contact@bac.org.il

Mailing Address:     BEIT AVI CHAI, P.O.Box 71061, Jerusalem 9171001

Buses:     7, 13, 18 (from Central Bus Station), 19, 22, 32, 34, 38, 71, 72, 74, 75, 77, 78

Parking:     Free parking for event participants, entrance from Keren Kayemeth St.

 

The BEIT AVI CHAI Staff

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 CEO and Executive Director

 Dr. David Rozenson

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 CFO and Administrative Director

 Noam Novick

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 Academic Advisor

 Prof. Avigdor Shinan

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 Director of IT and Multimedia

 Ran Zeira

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 Office Manager

 Yafit Ben-Guy

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 BEIT AVI CHAI Secretary

 Limor Yosefian

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 Development Team Secretary

 Ravit Shemesh Hershkovitz

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 Bookkeeper

 Esther Nadav

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 Bookkeeper

 Idit Cohen

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 Superintendent

 Igor Bregman

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 Maintenance

 Hussein Shahwan

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 Maintenance

 Michael Gelfand

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 Housekeeping

 Simone Bavli

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 Housekeeping

 Astar Shalom

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 Development Team: Head of Educational Programs

 Yael Boim-Fein

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 Development Team: Head of Projects and Collaborations

Amichai Chasson

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 Development Team: Head of Cultural and Creative Programs

 Daniella Satran Reifen

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 Development Team: Head of Musical Programs

 Ron Margalit

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Tamar Stampfer

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 Marketing Manager, Programs and Projects Dept.

 Gabriel Vinocur 

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 Advertising Manager

 Sharon Guini

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 Director of Public Relations & Communications

 Vered Lyon-Yerushalmi

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 Marketing and Advertisement Team

 Chen Moisa

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 Marketing and Advertisement Team

 Daphna Hurwitz

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 Marketing and Advertisement Team

 Dana Bar Siman Tov

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 Website Editor-in-Chief

 Yotvat Feiereisen-Weil

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 Website Deputy Editor

 Merav Manoah-Harari

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 Website Content Developer & Producer

 Liran Lifshitz

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 Website Content Developer & Producer

 Yuval Malchi

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 Video Archive

 Asaph Horowitz

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 Administration & Logistics Coordinator

 Avigail Ben Yohanan

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 Administration, Budget & Billing, Programs and Projects Dept.

 Ortal Mushnik

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 Front Desk Receptionist

 Nurit Sharoshtzevski

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 Front Desk Receptionist

 Noy Gabai

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 Front Desk Receptionist

 Hadassa Eflal

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 Cashier

 Federica Di Segni

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 Cashier

 Einat Shmuel

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 Cashier

 Maria Lyubman