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Culture and community in the German Colonyby michael • September 02 2008
Municipal news, Things to do
Children's activities at the pre-renovation ICCC
Adding yet more cultural opportunity to a neighborhood already contending with a surfeit of them, the newly revamped International Cultural and Community has just opened its doors in the German Colony, ushering in a bevy of entertainment and educational offerings with a big street party yesterday.
The ICCC refers to the aforementioned neighborhoods as the city's "garden neighborhoods," and its cultural purview is intertwined with its eco- and aesthetically-friendly agenda of encouraging the development of a green Jerusalem (of course, there's already plenty of green space in Rehavia, Talbiyeh and the German Colony - Jerusalemite would like to see some trees and flowers poking up in the less bucolic quarters of the city). And it's not just a greener Jerusalem the ICCC wants to foster - it's a younger one too.
To that end, the ICCC is offering loads of programs, classes and activities for children, teenagers, adults and retirees of all backgrounds. Whether it's tae kwon do, jazz dance, yoga, belly dancing, feng shui, botany, Japanese language classes or any other activity among dozens, the ICCC has something to suit your interests. Right now, courses are largely in Hebrew, but English and French offerings are in the works.
For more information (in Hebrew), check out the ICCC's website.
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