Hosting Conferences and Events

The Van Leer Jerusalem Institute opens its campus to allow others to enjoy it. The unique aesthetics of the campus and its pleasant atmosphere promise a special experience for all.

At the Van Leer Campus:

Two buildings—the Van Leer building and the Polonsky Academy for Advanced Study in the Humanities and Social Sciences. Together they have four conference halls of various sizes and five seminar rooms suitable for conferences, seminars, training courses, and work meetings.

A variety of indoor and outdoor spaces: a large garden, an amphitheater, lobbies, and other spaces suitable for many kinds of events, including receptions, appreciation and commemoration ceremonies, exhibitions, and displays.

The halls and seminar rooms are equipped with multimedia, audio, and lighting systems, as well as technical support for every event.

The Van Leer Auditorium – 257 seats

The Polonsky Auditorium – 145 seats

Upper hall – 85 seats

Multipurpose Conference hall – 100 seats

Seminar rooms – five seminar rooms of various sizes, from 10 to 30 seats

Lobby halls – for gatherings and receptions

Manicured garden – connecting the two buildings, for events during the summer months

Cafeteria – providing meals and refreshments (dairy or meat) and catering services

Technical equipment – smart systems and smart controls in every conference hall and seminar room: laptop computers, projectors, screens, audio systems, climate control systems, and the option of MP3 recording; sound systems for those with impaired hearing in every conference hall

Accessibility – to all conference halls and seminar rooms for those with special needs

Location – adjacent to the President’s Residence, behind the Jerusalem Theater. The Van Leer Jerusalem Institute campus also includes the buildings of the Israel Academy of Sciences and Humanities and the Council for Higher Education.

Public transportation provides easy access; metered parking is available in adjacent streets.


For details regarding the rental of auditoriums and seminar rooms please contact:
Shulmit Laron Tel: 02-5605216, 02-5605282

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