Jerusalem City Hall is planning a cultural center designed for the chareidi public. The complex will include a number of halls that can be used to air movies as well as a gallery for exhibitions, and a health center with advanced equipment in line with lifestyle of the chareidi tzibur. The city is thinking the Schneller complex, the old IDF base at the beginning of Geula would be an ideal venue for such a facility.
The plan was raised in a session of the city’s culture committee, and it appears spearheading the plan is Deputy Mayor (Hisorarus) Ofir Berkowitz, a secular councilman. The chareidi councilmen back the plan, so it appears the project may enjoy widespread approval. While no sum has been announced for the project, it is expected to move forward and be a part of the 2016 budget.
(YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem)