Renovations Complete, a New Yad LaKashish Chapter Begins
We are so delighted that the textiles workshop has now moved back onto the beautifully restored and expanded second floor after 10 months of major renovations. The textiles workshop now boasts 100 elderly participants, who are truly enjoying the new facilities, which include new kitchen corners, furniture and bathrooms, superior lighting, beautiful new doors and windows, and an energy-efficient heating/air-conditioning system. They are also proud to be part of the renewal of a historic building, with its original stone floor and fabulous arched structure proving a daily reminder of Jerusalem’s special past.
The unique requirements for conserving the character of the structure, built in 1884, while modernizing it according to 21st century standards, demanded greater resources than were originally planned. We are grateful to the International Fellowship of Christians and Jews among others for their generous support toward this project.
You might be interested to know that, as part of the legal requirements outlined by the Jerusalem municipality for expansion of the historic buildings that make up the Yad LaKashish complex, we are commissioning a preservation architect to unveil and record the history of the buildings. We hope to share this with you when it’s completed, but for now, please take a look at these pictures which will give you a glimpse of the workshop’s transformation, and do of course come and see it in person as soon as you can. We’d love to show you around and the elderly would love to see you!