Jerusalem YMCA in Jerusalem, Israel

Source: Atlas Obscura

Jerusalem YMCA

Across the world, YMCA centers have offered a refuge for any and all who might need refuge during hard times, and establishing such a center in the often divided Israeli cultural climate was no easy feat, yet the Jerusalem YMCA has inhabited its historic spot for nearly 100 years.

While the YMCA organization has had an Israeli presence since the 1800’s it was not until the opening decades of the 20th century that its current incarnation was established. This was thanks to the efforts of one Dr. Archibald Harte. The good doctor made it his later life’s work to create ...

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