Rehavia Gymnasium

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Rehavia Gymnasium or the Jerusalem Rehavia Gymnasium,[1] by its Hebrew name Gymnasia Rehavia (Hebrew: גמנסיה רחביה‎, romanizedGimnazya Rehavya), is a high school in the Rehavia neighborhood in West Jerusalem.

Gymnasia Rehavia
הגימנסיה העברית רחביה
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14 Keren Kayemet Street, Jerusalem
Coordinates31°46′37″N 35°12′49″E / 31.776964°N 35.21351°E / 31.776964; 35.21351Coordinates: 31°46′37″N 35°12′49″E / 31.776964°N 35.21351°E / 31.776964; 35.21351
Established1909 (1909)
Founders of Gymnasia Rehavia


The high school's initial name was the Hebrew Gymnasium in Jerusalem.[2]

Gymnasia Rehavia was Jerusalem's first and the country’s second modern Jewish high school or gymnasium, after the Herzliya Hebrew Gymnasium in Tel Aviv. The school was first established in Jerusalem's Bukharan Quarter in 1909,[1][3] by members of the loosely organized group of artists who named themselves "The New Jerusalem", for lack of an appropriate school framework in Jerusalem for their children.[4][5] The building on Keren Kayemet Street in the Rehavia neighborhood was built in 1928. Among the founders were Dr. Naftali and Hannah Weitz, Yehoshua Barzilay, Yitzhak Ben-Zvi, later the second president of Israel, his wife Rachel Yanait and the artist Ira Jan. The latter three were also among its first teachers.[6][7]

In July 2009, the high school celebrated its centennial at an event attended by generations of alumni, many of whom are leading figures in Israeli society today.[8]

Notable alumniEdit


  1. ^ a b Fried, Michael N.; Perl, Hannah; Arcavi, Abraham (2018). Movshovitz-Hadar, Nitsa (ed.). Highlights in the Development of Education and Mathematics Education in the State of Israel: A Timeline. K-12 Mathematics Education in Israel: Issues And Innovations. Mathematics Education. 13. World Scientific. p. 5. ISBN 9789813231207. Retrieved 10 May 2021.
  2. ^ Dekel, Nava; Kark, Ruth. "Abstract: Rachel Yanait – Teacher at the Jerusalem Hebrew Gymnasium at the close of the Ottoman period" (PDF). Tel Aviv University. p. XII. Retrieved 10 May 2021.
  3. ^ "Jerusalem Day on Virtual Jerusalem". Archived from the original on 2006-10-27. Retrieved 2009-08-06.
  4. ^ Prince-Gibson, Eetta (13 April 2006). "From the Rooftops of Zion". The Jerusalem Post. Retrieved 19 October 2019.
  5. ^ Livneh, Neri (10 November 2003). אירה יאן בזכות עצמה. הארץ. Retrieved 19 October 2019.
  6. ^ "Hebrew Gymnasia Rehavia". Retrieved 19 October 2019.
  7. ^ Jerusalem neighborhoods: Rehavia
  8. ^ Gymnasia Rehavia centennial