Guest house and international meeting place
The Beit Ben Yehuda (BBY) is also home to the ASF-Israel headquarters. At this branch between ASF, volunteers, locals and international visitors, two ASF volunteers do their service. They take care of the groups at BBY and support the operation of the guest house.
In 1922, Eliezer Ben-Yehuda started building a house in the new Jerusalem neighborhood of Talpiot, located on the road to Bethlehem.
Eliezer Ben-Yehuda was a journalist and author of the first modern Hebrew dictionary. On his initiative, Hebrew became an official language in 1922, along with English and Arabic, in what was then the British Mandate of Palestine. In Israel, Ben-Yehuda is considered the father of the modern Hebrew language (Ivrit).
The history of ASF in Israel began around 40 years later. Today, the house of the reviver of the Hebrew language is home to the headquarters of ASF as well as the office of the meeting place, which was newly built in 2004. Since then, seminars and events with international or local groups have been held there. At the same time, it also serves as a guest house for tourists, pilgrims and other visitors.
For more information, please visit the BBY website:
Next to the historic building, there is a modern guest house with an attractive infrastructure for educational stays in Jerusalem.
- Ten guest rooms with a total of up to 48 beds
- A seminar room for up to 15 people
- A seminar room for up to 20people
- A dining and conference room for up to 50 people
- Garden, porch and balcony facilities
- Whiteboard, beamer and audio system for presentations and seminars
- Free WIFI in the whole building
- at wish: breakfast, half and full board by catering
- modern kitchen for self-catering
The Beit Ben-Yehuda offers a wide range of encounters, excursions and educational programs.
All offers can be customized according to your interests!
BBY-Manager and Representative of ASRP
(German, English, Hebrew)
(German, English, Hebrew, French, Norwegian, Basic Turkish, Basic Arabic)
Working in BBY since 2011 he is the heart and soul of the house.
(Arabic, Hebrew, English)