The Jerusalem Rotary Club... 


... is one of over 30,000 Clubs in over 160 countries and geographic areas worldwide.

The club was founded on the 22nd of January 1929 and chartered by Rotary International on 11 March of the same year. It became the first Rotary club in what was then Palestine.  


We are one of 60 Rotary clubs in Israel. It is the only English speaking club in the country. It counts 38 members, both Jerusalemites and from many different countries of origin, of  diverse opinions and many faiths - Jews, Christians, Bahá’í and Muslims. 


The club meets once a week on Wednesdays for lunch or dinner followed by a presentation
delivered by eminent speakers drawn from the wide selection of expertise available in the country. 





The club belongs to District 2490, Israel

For all information about the District, click on 





  Club no. 13459
  District 2490
  Zone 19
  Founded 22 January 1929
  Chartered 11 March 1929

Because of the Coronavirus (Covid 19) pandemic, our regular meetings are suspended until it will be prudent to resume them.


Instead we are now meeting electronically via Zoom. Whoever wants to participate this way, can contact us to get the necessary details. Please write via the Contact link on this site:

Meeting place: The YMCA, King David Street 26,

(opposite the King David Hotel), Jerusalem.


Meeting time: Wednesdays at 13:00 / 1:00 pm.

The last Wednesday of the month: 19:00 / 7:00 pm.

Visiting Rotarians and other guests are welcome.

If you require a kosher meal, please let us know via the Contact Form.



Please click here to use the Contact Form

Club IBAN for donations and contributions:



Regular mail: P.O.B. 446, Jerusalem 9100302


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   Club Brochure (English)  (חוברת המועדון (עברית



The Board for the year 2019-2020


President:  Robert S. Hammer

Secretary:     Geert Cohen Stuart

Treasurer:    Mark Mina

  Past President:  David Seligman

President-Elect: Dieter Ziulkowski

Board members:

Art Braunstein

Don Edelstein 

Richard Fine

Ruth Harris

Eli Kenner

Irene Lewitt

Russ McDougall


Rotary Ethics


Encouraging high ethical standards and respect for all worthy vocations has been a hallmark of Rotary from its earliest days. In their business and professional lives, Rotarians abide by


The Four-Way Test:


Of the things we think, say or do:

• Is it the TRUTH?

• Is it FAIR to all concerned?

• Will it build GOODWILL and

• Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concerned?

Dates of coming Board meetings
in the Club year 2019-2020

 The dates still have to be decided 


Date of next Club Assembly


  To be decided