Jerusalem's Baka Neighborhood

Derech Beit Lechem cafe
Train Track Park

vacation central

Bakah, a charming, old neighborhood in the heart of Jerusalem. It is defined by several well known streets: Derech Heveron, Derech Beit Lechem and Emek Refaim Street.  Officially Giluim Many streets are named for the Twelve Tribes: Judah, Issachar, Zevulun, Reuven, Shimon, Gad, Ephraim, Menashe, Benjamin, Dan, Asher and Naphtali.  

The main commercial street, Derech Beit Lehem, is lined with shops, designer stores, coffee houses, restaurants and more.   The Train Track Park (Park HaMesila) is a popular place to jog or stroll. It runs along Derech HaRekevet on the western edge of Baka.

Bus lines giving you access to all of Jerusalem traverse these streets. 

Something for everyone

Demographically, the neighborhood contains a mix of religious and secular Jews and is popular among English and French-speaking immigrants. You'll find every type of synagogue within a short walk of the Baka apartments we offer.

At the end of the day, take a leisurely stroll to find any restaurant to suit your taste and budget.

Several yeshivas and seminaries popular with Americans are located here. Mercaz, MMY and Midresehet Lindenbaum parents will find renting an apartment in Baka the perfect option for your visit. 

Good things to do in Baka:

  • Open air market for clothes, farm foods, jewelry, etc. every Friday morning in the yard of the Adam School
  • Begin Heritage Center