Architect: Erich Mendelsohn, 1936
Tours of a building designed by the architect Erich Mendelsohn (who also designed the Weizmann House in Rehovot and Hadassah Hospital on Mount Scopus), which is considered one of Jerusalem’s architectural masterpieces. The 30-minute tours will be led by the architect Noam Seri-Levi, who will talk about the architecture of the building that was designed as a library for Shlomo Salman Schocken. Participants will get a rare glimpse of the beginning of the industrialization period in pre-State Israel, when each item in the building was designed by the architect himself – ranging from the door knobs to the umbrella stand. The building currently houses a library that is open to the public as well as a Jewish Studies research institute.
- Entry to the building is contingent on presenting a Green Pass.