Mercaz Har HaBayit- The Temple Mount Information Center is located in the Old City of Jerusalem in the Jewish Quarter. We opened the Mercaz on the holiday of Sukkot in the year 5763 (2002). Our purpose is to arouse the hearts of the people and awaken the will and the desire to build the Third Beit HaMikdash - the Holy Third Temple - speedily in our days, for nothing stands in the way of a determined will.

Address: 56 Habad Street

Jerusalem 97500


Telephone 972-2-626-0748(from outside of Israel)

02-626-0748 (from inside of Israel)

Hours of operation: Sunday-Thursday 10:00 A.M. to 6:00 P.M.

                                 Friday                    10:00 A.M. to 2:00 P.M.

(Shabbat closed except by special arrangement)

Jewish Holidays:

Rosh Hashannah and Yom Kippur closed

First day of Sukkot closed

Shemini Atzeret closed

First and Last day of Passover closed

Shavuot (one day) closed

Usually the day before these major holidays we are also closed.

Intermediate days of Sukkot and Passover

(Chol HaMoed) open 10:00 A.M.-8:00 P.M. (sometimes later)

We are occasionally open at other times, so if you are in the neighborhood, stop by.

We will open at other times by special arrangement. If you can't make it during the scheduled time, please call. We will try to accomodate you.

Admission is free for individuals and groups. We do accept and encourage donations.

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Mishmar Hamikdash - The Temple Guard

The Mercaz Har HaBayit also serves as the headquarters of Mishmar HaMikdash - The Temple Guard which organizes activities to advance the Jewish presence on the Temple Mount and around it, and works towards building the Beit HaMikdash - The Holy Temple.

Their web site is in Hebrew.

Mishmar HaMikdash

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