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Kiryat Moshe

Kiryat Moshe

Kiryat Moshe is a neighborhood in western Jerusalem, Israel named for the British Jewish philanthropist Moses Montefiore. Kiryat Moshe is bordered by Givat Shaul.


Kiryat Moshe was founded in 1923 with funding from the Moses Montefiore Testimonial Fund in London.[1] It was one of the garden suburbs established in Jerusalem in the 1920s, along with Beit Hakerem, Talpiot, Rehavia and Beit VeGan. Designed by the German Jewish architect Richard Kaufmann, these neighborhoods were based on clusters of single family homes surrounded by gardens and greenery. One of the main features was a central landscaped island, as can be seen on Hameiri Boulevard in Kiryat Moshe.[2]

From the outset, Kiryat Moshe projected "Hebrew" pioneering, home to merchants and later teachers and bus drivers, both prestigious groups in the new Jewish society. Kiryat Moshe was designated as a national-religious neighborhood, and many rabbis and leaders of the Mizrachi movement settled there.[3]

Schools and landmark buildings

On the road to Kiryat Moshe

Educational institutions in Kiryat Moshe include Merkaz Harav yeshiva and Machon Meir.

Notable residents

See also


  1. ^ Ruth Kark, Jerusalem neighborhoods
  2. ^ Jerusalem during the British Mandate
  3. ^ The Makings of History, Haaretz
  4. ^ The Makings of History, Haaretz
  5. ^ The Makings of History, Haaretz
  6. ^ The Genizah at the House of Yellin, Jewish Quarterly

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