The Jerusalem Scrabble Club is open to all comers!
We meet Tuesday evenings year-round, other than on Festivals and their intermediate days (Hol HaMoed).
Players arrive between 7.00 PM and 7.15 PM to register for play. The first of the evening’s three games begins promptly at 7.30 PM, with the session ending between 10.15 PM and 10.30 PM.
We play one-on-one. Games are timed. Each runs 50 minutes, with every player having a total 25 minutes for his or her moves. (See Club Play.)
Other than announcing scores or challenges, players are silent during play. In 15 of the last 17 years, the Jerusalem Scrabble Club has received the Israel Librarians’ Committee certification as a model quiet library and, in 2014, Mayor Nir Barkat’s Honorable Mention as part of Jerusalem’s Noise Abatement Initiative.
Admission is NIS 15 for members, NIS 20 for non-members and free for first-timers. Membership can be purchased at the start of any session. It is NIS 50 for the year.
WHERE WE PLAY
The Club has had a number of Jerusalem venues, but since 1999 its home has been the Youth and Adult Reading Room on the third floor of the City Library in Beit Ha’am, served by an elevator. The library is located at 11 Bezalel Street, adjacent to the Gerard Behar Center.
See the map below.
HOW TO GET THERE
By car: there is often parking on nearby streets and in a small lot on the corner of Narkis and Ussishkin Streets.
By bus: Bus numbers 18,34,71,72,74,75,77 and 78 all stop outside the old HaMashbir store on King George Street; the 17 and 19 stop on Bezalel Street