סקירה כללית

Beit HaMeiri museum documents 200 years of the struggles and challenges that Safed Jews faced. Founded in 1980 by Yechezkel HaMeiri, a fifth-generation native, Beit HaMeiri has several exhibits including: Safed Residents (paintings, photos and stories from the 1800 and 1900’s); Reconstructed Room (from turn of the century), Religious Life of Safed (ritual items, inscribed stones, illuminated manuscripts and candlesticks from several generations) Heroic Safed (documents residents’ struggle for survival up to the liberation of Safed in 1948), and the Yechhezkel HaMeiri exhibit, (contains the museum founder’s articles, books and research papers).

 Visit the garden, see the panoramic view of Mt. Meron, the Ari synagogue and mikveh from the terrace, watch actors reenact past events in period costumes, participate in educational activities, and view various performances throughout Safed organized by the museum. Schedule a Klezmer performance in an ancient Beit Knesset with harmonica player Uri Filler (Israeli Harmonica Trio) or with singer and composer Sheri Zweig. Meet a Sofer (scribe) and choose from a variety of guided tours through the Safed alleys. The museum offers historical archives, special activities for class trips, parties as well as a workbook about Safed that can be downloaded.

 Note:

  • Call with group size for a price 04-692-1939. The Guide in English is 300 NIS extra, and you must pre-book.

מה לראות ולעשות

  • Safed residents exhibit
  • Reconstructed Room exhibit
  • Religious Life of Safed exhibit
  • Heroic Safed exhibit
  • Yechezkel HaMeiri exhibit
  • Garden
  • View from the terrace
  • Actor performances, educational activities, various performances throughout Safed (call 04-692-1939 / 04-697-1307 for more information or to schedule)
  • Schedule a Klezemer performance - call 04-692-1939 / 04-697-1307
  • Meet a sofer (scribe) - schedule in advance, call 04-692-1939 / 04-697-1307
  • History of Safed archives
  • Schedule 1, 2 hour or longer historic tours of Safed; special tour on Fridays leading into Shabbat

מותאם לילדים

  • Schedule 1, 2 hour or longer historic tours of Safed; special tour on Fridays leading into Shabbat
  • Special activities for class trips, Chumash parties and Bar/Bat Mitzvah parties

לא להחמיץ

View from the terrace that includes Mt. Meron, ancient cemetery with blue headstones, the Ari Sephardic synagogue and mikveh