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.
Our home since February 2019 is the Himmelfarb School. See the information and map at the bottom of this page.
See the map below.
HOW TO GET THERE
By car: From Herzl St. (main thoroughfare from the city entrance) turn left onto Hapisga St. (opposite Mt. Herzl military cemetery), then after about one kilometer, turn right onto Torah V’avodah St. The Himmelfarb school will be on your right about 400 meters after your turn. Ample parking is available on the street.
By bus: Egged lines 16 and 39