The annual Jerusalem Marathon will be taking place the Friday after Purim.
You can read all about it at : https://jerusalem-marathon.com/default.aspx
Please keep this in mind when planning your Shabbat shopping!
The information regarding street closures us as follows:
Information for Residents
The Jerusalem Winner Marathon will be held on Friday, March 17th, 2017, from 6 am until 2 pm and will pass by many of the city’s monuments and historical sites.
The marathon day will be a festive occasion for the entire city. All
residents of Jerusalem are invited to join the fun, cheer on the runners and
participate in the various events. The Jerusalem Municipality will collaborate with businesses and the Machane Yehuda market located along the route of the marathon to help the residents of Jerusalem conduct their
business on the day of the marathon.
The following roads will be closed to vehicle traffic from 6 am until 2 pm, in accordance with police instructions:
Haim Hazaz Blvd, Tchernichovsky, Hapalmach, Keren Hayesod, Ben Yehuda,
Bezalel, Shlomtzion Hamalka, Gaza St., King David, Jabotinsky, Chopin, Elazar Hamodai, Hanassi Blvd, Emek Refaim, Duvnov, Bethlehem Rd., Harakevet Rd, Jaffa Gate, the Armenian Patriarchate, Jaffa Rd, Kariv, Hativat
Yerushalaim, King George, Zion Square, Valley of the Cross, David Remez,
Shmuel Hanagid, Molcho.
Old City and Mount Scopus:
Zahal Square, Hatzanhanim, Bar Lev Blvd, Adam Smith, Martin Buber, Hebrew
University – Mount Scopus campus, Binyamin Mazar, Churchill Blvd,
Hatzanhanim, Chel Handasa, Lechi.
Hebron Rd., Baram Junction, Yanovski, Armon Hanatziv Promenade, Beitar,
Sherman Sq., Yehuda St.
Rupin Blvd (between the Knesset and the museum), Hebrew University – Givat
Ram Campus, Netanel Lorech, Rabin, Ben Zvi, Nayot, Herzog, Yavin.
Please note that traffic backups are expected on roads near the race tracks.
Classes in the Education System will take place as usual with some
Details for each educational establishment will be given to parents and
students by the Management of the Schools and Kindergartens.
Parents and pupils should monitor announcements regarding route changes,
road closures, arrangements and alternative traffic routes.
If you happen to be in Washington D.C.:
The European Division and The Hebrew Language Table at the Library of Congress in cooperation with the
Embassy of the Czech Republic and the
Rabin Chair Forum at George Washington University present:
*Violins of Hope*
Lecture by Amnon Weinstein
Musical Performance by Hannah Tarley
*Thursday, March 23, at 12:00 Noon*
Pickford Theater, Madison Building, Library of Congress
Amnon Weinstein has spent the last two decades locating and restoring violins that were played by Jewish musicians during the Holocaust. After
growing up to become one of the most respected violin makers in the world,
Weinstein started locating violins that were played by Jews in the camps and ghettos and repaired them so they could be brought to life again on the
concert stage. Although most of the musicians who originally played the instruments were silenced by the Holocaust, their voices and spirits live on through the violins. He calls these instruments the Violins of Hope. A
musical performance using one of the rescued violins will be given by
world-renowned violinist Hannah Tarley.
The program is free and open to the public. For more information contact
Gail Shirazi, firstname.lastname@example.org, or Galina Teverovsky, email@example.com.ADA
accommodations 5 days in advance (202) 707-6362 <(202)%20707-6362> TTY