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Establishment of Yad Hanadiv

Yad Hanadiv is the foundation charged with continuing the Rothschild family’s philanthropic tradition in Israel. Created in 1958, it seeks innovative opportunities to address the needs of Israeli society. It carries forward the legacy of support for Jewish revival in Palestine begun by Baron Edmond de Rothschild in the second half of the 19th century. Among the foundation’s major project over the years were the buildings of the Israeli Parliament (Knesset) and Supreme Court; establishment of the Centre for Educational Technology; the Israel Institute for Advanced Studies at The Hebrew University; Educational Television; the Rothschild Fellowships and Prizes; the Jerusalem Music Centre; Israel’s Open University; the Manof Residential Youth Village; the Environment and Health Fund; and Avney Rosha-The Institute for School Leadership.

The foundation concentrates on the fields of education, environment, academic excellence, and Arab society. It also supports the activities of the Nature Park and Memorial Gardens at Ramat Hanadiv, and is currently cooperating with the National Library in its renewal progamme, including the construction of a state-of-the-art building appropriate for the library in the 21st century

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Accessible Trails

We have worked hard to make our buildings, infrastructure and service accessible to special sectors of the population so that everyone can enjoy an accessible and enjoyable visit to the Memorial Gardens and Nature Park.

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The Footprint Garden

The term ‘ecological footprint’ is taking shape in the western part of the Visitors Pavilion. A large gardening plot shaped like a foot lies in the middle of the area, with the heel pointing north, and the five toes, as one unit – to the south.

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Dining Here


Refresh yourself at the Kiosk with a drink or snack. The kiosk is open daily.

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