After a long day of sitting in lecture halls or pouring over journals in the library, you may want to take advantage of Hebrew University’s sports and exercise facilities in order to remain active, focused, and healthy throughout your studies. The university boasts state-of-the-art sports centers on its various campuses, where you can take advantage of a broad range of activities, classes, and facilities to suit your needs.
Facilities at Hebrew University
At the Lerner Sports Center adjacent to the Mount Scopus campus, members can enjoy a gym with 80 advanced fitness devices, a semi-Olympic swimming pool, basketball and tennis courts, a studio for movement and specialized classes, and many other facilities.
If you are a student on the Edmond Safra Campus, you’ll want to consider a membership at the Safra Sports Center, where you can enjoy Jerusalem’s largest swimming pool, and work out in a gym with modern fitness equipment, tennis and squash courts, and an athletics stadium. The gym also offers more than 200 classes per month in a wide range of sports.
The Elsa Bonam Sports Center on the Rehovot campus has recently been renovated and offers modern facilities, including soccer, futsal, and basketball fields, tennis courts, a gym, a dance studio, and a sauna.
All sports centers offer discounted memberships for Hebrew University students and employees.
HUJI’s Competitive Sports Teams
Talented athletes are encouraged to inquire about joining one of the university’s competitive teams in a variety of sports, including basketball, volleyball, tennis, swimming, chess, track & field, and squash. For more information, please contact the Safra Sports Center (+972 2 658 6611).
Sports in Jerusalem
For those who don’t want to join a gym and prefer training outdoors on their own or with friends, the Municipality of Jerusalem has compiled information about free fitness facilities in parks and other public areas and walking tracks. On their website, you’ll also find information about sports events such as the famous Jerusalem Marathon.