Hatikva Quarter

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A street in Hatikva

Hatikva Quarter (Hebrew: שכונת התקווה‎, Shkhunat Hatikva) is a working class neighbourhood in southeastern Tel Aviv, Israel.

History[edit]

The quarter was founded in 1935, named for "Mount Hope" ("Har HaTikva" in Hebrew), a farm built in 1855 by Protestant Prussian and American immigrants. Almira Steinbeck, who left the farm with her family, was grandmother to John Steinbeck.[1] It became part of the Tel Aviv municipal area after the 1948 Arab–Israeli War.

Beit Dani community center

Bnei Yehuda Tel Aviv football club played at the Hatikva Neighborhood Stadium until moving to Bloomfield Stadium. The headquarters of the Israeli Labor Party is located there.[2]

Duhl Center for the Performing Arts

The Shevah Mofet school is located on the site of the Steinbeck farm house.[3]

Notable residents[edit]

  • Ofra Haza (1957–2000), singer and actress

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Lior Friedman (5 April 2009). "The mountain of despair". Haaretz. Retrieved 13 January 2014. 
  2. ^ Akiva Eldar (26 December 2002). "People and Politics / Fenced in". Haaretz. Retrieved 13 January 2014. 
  3. ^ Tel Aviv municipality http://tel-aviv.millenium.org.il/NR/exeres/747CE319-2E55-49F6-9DED-1B9C50FF0476,frameless.htm

Coordinates: 32°03′N 34°47′E / 32.050°N 34.783°E / 32.050; 34.783