World Library  
Flag as Inappropriate
Email this Article


Article Id: WHEBN0016931759
Reproduction Date:

Title: Nayot  
Author: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Language: English
Subject: Neve Sha'anan, Jerusalem, Shimon Agranat, Yehuda Burla, Emanuel Zisman, Shimon HaTzadik
Collection: Neighbourhoods of Jerusalem
Publisher: World Heritage Encyclopedia


Yehuda Burla Street, Nayot

Nayot (Hebrew: נָיוֹת) is a neighborhood in south-central Jerusalem, Israel established in 1960 by a group of English-speaking immigrants.[1]


  • Etymology 1
  • History 2
  • Landmarks 3
  • Notable residents 4
  • References 5


The name Nayot (lit. "oases") appears mentioned six times in the Bible, in I Samuel (I Samuel 19:18).[2]


Nayot was the first housing project in Jerusalem built by Anglo immigrants to Israel. Until an official name was announced in 1963, it was known as Hashikun Ha'anglo Saxi (the Anglo-Saxon neighborhood).[1] English-speaking immigrants seeking housing in the 1950s formed a committee in 1957, and leased 16 dunams of land from the Jewish National Fund[2] below the hill where the Israel Museum and the Knesset are located today, which was outside the boundaries of Jerusalem at the time.[1]

Of the first 62 semi-detached homes built in 1960, fifty were purchased by families who immigrated to Israel from the United States and Canada. Many of the first tenants were diplomats, among them Simcha Dinitz.[1] The architect was David Resnick, who won the Israel Prize for architecture in 1995.[2]

The committee also set up a mortgage fund, which was unknown in Israel in those days. Fundraising in the United States brought in $100,000, and the Israeli government matched the sum, creating a fund of $200,000.[1]


The Jerusalem Botanical Gardens is located in Nayot.[3]

Notable residents


  1. ^ a b c d e A holy hill becomes home from home Haaretz Magazine, Anglo File, December 24, 1999
  2. ^ a b c d e Batei Tzioney America, Kol Ha'ir, Ruth Yovel, July 3, 1987 (Hebrew)
  3. ^ Gems in Israel: The Jerusalem Botanical Gardens

This article was sourced from Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License; additional terms may apply. World Heritage Encyclopedia content is assembled from numerous content providers, Open Access Publishing, and in compliance with The Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act (FASTR), Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., Public Library of Science, The Encyclopedia of Life, Open Book Publishers (OBP), PubMed, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, and, which sources content from all federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial government publication portals (.gov, .mil, .edu). Funding for and content contributors is made possible from the U.S. Congress, E-Government Act of 2002.
Crowd sourced content that is contributed to World Heritage Encyclopedia is peer reviewed and edited by our editorial staff to ensure quality scholarly research articles.
By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. World Heritage Encyclopedia™ is a registered trademark of the World Public Library Association, a non-profit organization.

Copyright © World Library Foundation. All rights reserved. eBooks from World eBook Library are sponsored by the World Library Foundation,
a 501c(4) Member's Support Non-Profit Organization, and is NOT affiliated with any governmental agency or department.