Visit the Center

Tours

Tours are conducted free of charge on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday at the Jerusalem Center for Near Eastern Studies (Mormon University). The tours are about an hour long and include a short video, a demonstration on the Center's organ, a tour of the garden of the Center, and a visit to the current exhibit. All tours are conducted in English by our Center guides. In addition to English, our short video may be viewed in Hebrew, Arabic, Russian, and Spanish.

Tour Hours on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday

  • Morning hours: 10:00am, 10:30am, 11:00am, 11:30am
  • Afternoon hours: 2:00pm, 2:30pm, 3:00pm, 3:30pm

Group Tours

Only groups of 10 people or more are asked to make reservations ahead of time. Please call 02-6265666 to make a reservation.

Location

The Jerusalem Center for Near Eastern Studies is located on Mount Scopus in Jerusalem between Hebrew University and the Mount of Olives. 

Our street address is 1 Hadassah Lampel Street. Please map with Google Maps or follow the directions provided below.

Driving Instructions

1. Main entrance to Jerusalem

On the road to Jerusalem, soon after Motza's bend in the road, there are signs on the right side of the road pointing to "Ha'arazim Tunnel", Mount Scopus, Dead Sea and Ma'aleh Adumim exit. Take that exit, and drive straight on, not straying off the road, following the signs to Mount Scopus, passing through a traffic light on the way, continuing to the next traffic light at the large intersection.

At that traffic light of the large intersection, turn right and continue on, crossing another traffic light.

At the next traffic light turn left (a landmark: a large modern white sculpture on the left side of the driver), and continue on, crossing 2 more traffic lights. Before arriving at a tunnel, stay on the right lane, and drive out at the Mt. of Olive exit. (Do not continue straight to the tunnel, as there are no exits all the way to Ma'aleh Adumim.)

Drive up the hill, and turn off at the very first right turnoff. Drive down the road to a roundabout, and look for a parking place.

You have arrived!

2. Entrance to Jerusalem from Road 443

After passing the Army check point along the road, continue straight until the turn off to the Mount Scopus, Dead Sea, and Ma'aleh Adumim's exit (first sign). After turning off, drive to the traffic light, turn left, and again left at the next traffic light.

Continue driving up the hill, passing through a traffic light on the way, continuing to the next traffic light at the large intersection.

At that traffic light of the large intersection, turn right and continue on, crossing another traffic light.

At the next traffic light (a landmark: a large modern white sculpture on the left side of the driver) turn left, and continue on, crossing 2 more traffic lights. Before arriving at a tunnel, stay on the right lane, and drive out at the Mt. of Olive exit. (Do not continue into the tunnel, as there are no more exits all the way to Ma'aleh Adumim!)

Drive up the hill, and turn right at the very first turnoff (Hadassah Lampel St.). Drive down the road to a roundabout with trees and flowers, and look for a parking place.

You have arrived!