In addition to the Holocaust Survivors Program and the Senior Center we support educational and cultural programs in Ma’aleh Adumim, a city of 40,000 strategically located near Jerusalem. The city provides a host of regional services and acts as part of the security belt for Israel’s capital.
Bnai Zion has made important cultural contributions to Ma’aleh Adumim with the establishment of its Library of Peace and the George and Irina Schaeffer Center for the Performing Arts.
Ma’aleh Adumim is surrounded by many Arab villages and it serves a large Palestinian population with whom it has cooperated for many years. 2,500 Palestinians are employed in companies and factories in the Mishor Adumim Industrial Zone, and the fire station in Ma’aleh Adumim is responsible for all the Arab villages and many other communities in the area.
The Library of Peace is a popular source of a wide variety of books for reading, research, enrichment and entertainment. It is also a lively location for cultural, social and educational gatherings. A cornerstone of the city, the library provides an attractive array of opportunities.
The George and Irina Schaeffer Center for the Performing Arts in the center of the city is a cultural anchor for its residents.
“Let each of you look not only to his own interests, but also to the interests of others.” Philippians 2:4