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Mount Scopus Campus Sports Facilities
The Annette and Theodore Lerner Family Indoor Sports Complex is the most advanced sports facility in Jerusalem, and a leading one in Israel. The facilities include an indoor swimming pool, adjacent to an outdoor open green area with gardens; a dry sauna and a large physical fitness and aerobics center with over 80 advanced fitness machines; a movement studio; a nutrition clinic; professional massage rooms; locker rooms; and a dairy restaurant overlooking the Old City of Jerusalem with a healthy menu. The center is completely air-conditioned. Members of the Lerner Center enjoy a lively, stimulating academic atmosphere, with corners and a patio for meetings and relaxation. The Center is nonsmoking.


The Cosell Center for Physical Education, Leisure and Health Promotion
Sports facilities are located on both the Edmond J. Safra campus, Givat Ram, and the Mount Scopus campus. The Cosell Center also offers an array of classes in swimming, diving, yoga, martial arts, aerobic dancing and much more. Further information, including the schedule of hours, can be obtained from the offices of the Lerner Family Sports Complex on Mount Scopus and the Cosell Center on the Edmond J. Safra campus.


The Sir Arthur Gilbert Tennis Club
The Center contains ten outdoor, flood-lit tennis courts and two multipurpose courts. Additional sports available on Mount Scopus include basketball and mini-soccer. The Tennis Club (Tel: 02-5882796) offers students a discount card good for six hours of play. It is possible to rent a court for two players on an hourly basis.
Hours: Sunday 3:00p.m–10:00 p.m., Monday-Thursday, 8:00 a.m.–10.00 p.m.,
Friday 7:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m., Saturday 8:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.

Note: Membership in the Lerner Center includes free use of the tennis courts. (There is a charge only when the courts are floodlit.)

Edmond J. Safra Campus

Recreational facilities on the Edmond J. Safra Campus, Givat Ram, include an indoor heated swimming pool (for a recording in Hebrew of the pool hours call 02-6584292); tennis and squash courts, gymnasia, basketball, volleyball, weight training room, aerobics studio and a track and field stadium which meets international standards. The aerobics studio contains sophisticated equipment, including computerized treadmills, standing bicycles, rowing machines, stepping-stairs, cross trainers (upper limb exercise machines) muscle-building apparatus and hand-free weights. Personal instruction is available at all times.


Please note: Students must submit either a letter from a physician stating that they are able to participate in physical activity or a photocopy of the medical form that accompanied their application to the RIS.


Sports Office Hours: 


Lerner Sports Complex, Mount Scopus:
Sunday 11:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m., Monday-Thursday 9:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m., Tel. 02-5881234

Cosell Center, Edmond J. Safra Campus, Givat Ram:
Sunday-Tuesday 9:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.,

Tel. 02-6586611  


Other On-Campus Options 


Physical Activity Courses and Clubs
The clubs/courses offered on the Edmond Safra and Mount Scopus campuses include the following: tennis (Mount Scopus); different kinds of dance, e.g., jazz, modern, oriental dance, Latin American, ballroom; martial arts, e.g., taikwan do, kong fu, tai chai, kick boxing, self-defense, bodo tajitsu; various exercise methods, e.g. Feldenkrais, body sculpting, aerobic dancing; yoga; and swimming. In addition, workshops designed to promote good health are offered on the Edmond Safra campus, in such areas as exercises for the back, meditation, nutrition and walking. A schedule of courses and meeting times, as well as registration dates, will be posted on bulletin boards throughout the University at the beginning of the academic year. This information may also be obtained in a program booklet from the Cosell Center office. Registration is usually held at the beginning of each semester. Since classes are limited in size, be sure to register on time. A fee is charged for participation.

Tel. 02-6586611.


Competitive Sports
Talented athletes are encouraged to try out for the University's competitive teams in a variety of sports, e.g., basketball, squash, volleyball, tennis, swimming, chess, triathlon, track and field, and more. In addition, students who would like to participate in intramural sports may register at the tennis center. Basketball, mini-soccer and volleyball groups will be formed.

Tel. 02-6586611.


Folk Dancing 

Beit Hanoar HaIvri, 105 Herzog St., Buses 6,17,19,31,32, Tel:  02-6494111

ICCY Hall, 12 Emek Refaim St., Buses 4,4A,18, 21 Tel: 02-5664144

YMCA, 26 King David St., Buses 4, 4A 15,18, 21, Tel: 02-5692692

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