Neve Sha'anan, Jerusalem

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Neve Sha'anan, view from park

Neve Sha'anan (Hebrew: נווה שאנן‎‎, lit. Tranquil Oasis) is a small neighborhood in central Jerusalem. It is located between the Israel Museum and the Givat Ram campus of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, bordering Nayot.

History[edit]

The first three homes were built in 1929 by the Neve Sha'anan society. The name of the neighborhood was based on Isaiah 33:20. The planning principles were similar to those employed by Ricard Kaufmann, who designed the garden suburbs of Jerusalem during the British Mandate.[1]

The original homes were demolished to make way for the Israel Museum, and were rebuilt further down the slope, at the neighborhood's current location.[citation needed] Two apartment buildings at the end of Neve Sha'anan Street were built to house professors of the Hebrew University.

Landmarks[edit]

The Yitzhak Rabin Youth Hostel and Guesthouse is located at the edge of the neighborhood.[2]

Notable residents[edit]

References[edit]

Coordinates: 31°46′26.61″N 35°12′5.72″E / 31.7740583°N 35.2015889°E / 31.7740583; 35.2015889