Hapoel Jerusalem is a Jerusalem-based football club, operating as a not-for-profit organization entirely owned by its fans, the club’s trustees.
The club's first team just qualified to the Israeli Premier League, while the women's team qualified to Israeli second division in its first year of operation!
Hapoel Jerusalem places a strong emphasis on community-building and enhancing the lives of youth in Jerusalem. Its fans and trustees have taken it upon themselves to run projects for over 1500 children and youth from all walks of life in Jerusalem and its vicinity. We also run projects for adults.
The projects include a program for youth-at-risk living in special facilities away from home; a coexistence track for Arab and Jewish youth who live close to one another yet have minimal exposure to each other; a unique girls program and a program for youth and adults with disabilities. These projects operate alongside our young youth department.
Hapoel Jerusalem uses football to inculcate values of tolerance, equality and coexistence.