The Jerusalem Press Club (JPC) is a private club where journalists and professionals from a variety of fields gather to meet, network, and dine with local and international thinkers, leaders and prominent news-makers.
Located in the historic Mishkenot Sha’ananim neighborhood, JPC, is a gem in the modern city of Jerusalem. It is a home away from home for both foreign journalists residing in Israel as well as their visiting counterparts. Established just outside the Old City walls in 1860, Mishkenot Sha’ananim was founded by the great philanthropist Sir Moses Montefiore and for the last four decades served as a guesthouse and source of inspiration to creative spirits artists, scholars and writers from around the world. Year round the surrounding gardens and facilities are filled with festivals, shows, music, shopping and nightlife all within walking distance.
150 years after Mishkenot Sha’ananim was established, the Jerusalem Press club is the new, hip venue for journalists and professionals to have face-to-face interaction with the rich tapestry of society in Jerusalem, while promoting freedom of the press.
JPC members include journalists, diplomats, NGOs, businessmen and business women, as well as journalism and communications students. All members enjoy the benefits networking with each other, working and dining on our veranda with breathtaking views of the Old City of Jerusalem as well as access to all the club’s facilities and benefits. It is a place where journalists can freely report history in the making in one of the world’s most covered regions.
News will flow out of the Club. Our briefings and press conferences will help to inform and keep journalists up-to-date on breaking stories and longer term trends.
Our Fellows and student programs will help the next generation of journalists improve their skills in a fast paced news environment.
The club is the ideal spot for media professionals in Israel, seeking inspiration for a story and the exchange of information between colleagues, in the most amicable atmosphere possible.