The Temple Institute (in Hebrew, Machon HaMikdash), founded in 1987, is a non-profit educational and religious organization located in the Jewish quarter of Jerusalem's Old City. The Institute is dedicated to every aspect of the Biblical commandment to build the Holy Temple of G-d on Mount Moriah in Jerusalem. Our short-term goal is to rekindle the flame of the Holy Temple in the hearts of mankind through education. Our long-term goal is to do all in our limited power to bring about the building of the Holy Temple in our time.
Thus, the Institute's efforts include raising public awareness about the Holy Temple, and the central role that it occupies in the spiritual life of mankind. The many areas of activities conducted by the Institute combine research, seminars, publications, and conferences, as well as the production of educational materials.
The Exhibition Halls Features
Vessels and instruments thus far constructed for use in the rebuilt Holy Temple
A 25-minute audio-visual presentation
Scale models of the Second Temple
The outer altar and the Ark of the Covenant
Original oil paintings portraying daily life in the Holy Temple
Hebrew Artists House gift shop, specializing in publications, films, and educational materials about the Holy Temple
Visiting hours and tours
Open to the public Sunday-Thursday from 9:00 AM till 5:00 PM
Fridays from 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM.
♦ It is advisable for groups to reserve in advance.
From the Western Wall (buses #1 & #2)
From the Western Wall plaza, walk up the stairs leading to the Jewish Quarter. (When you walk away from the Wall, the stairs are located diagonally to the left). The first street you will come to at the top of the stairs is Misgav Ladach Street. Turn right (past the cafe) and look for our sign, "Treasures of the Temple." (Note: if you take the stairs that are located directly in back of the Wall, next to the police station, then you will be making a left at the top of the stairs).