Initiative in Yerushalayim to Put Pictures On Street Signs


streetsignYou’re driving through the city of Yerushalayim and you pass by all kinds of streets with people’s names. How many of you actually know who these people are and what they look like? Well, a new Yerushalayim initiative will enable passersby to get better acquainted with the personality behind the street name. Israel’s cities are full of boulevards and streets named after various personalities, both Israeli and foreign. Sometimes you know exactly who the name behind the street is and what they looked like, in other cases you may just have a general idea, and there are times when you have no idea whatsoever who the street is referring to.This is why the Yerushalayim Municipality has decided to embark on an operation, the first of its kind in Israel, that will allow residents to enrich their general knowledge on significant personalities.

In the near future, the city will start replacing all signs of streets named after people with new and more detailed ones.

Each sign will feature the name of the street and a black-and-white portrait of the personality on one side, while exhibiting the person’s details, such as date of birth, date of death, and activities the personality is best known for on the other side.

The idea for the new signs was recently proposed to Mayor Nir Barkat by Tzion Turjeman, director-general of the Ariel company, a subsidiary of the Yerushalayim Municipality. The mayor loved the idea and appointed artist Yotam Kuperberg and entrepreneur Maya Fogel to be in charge of preparing the new street signs.

A Yerushalayim Municipality source said, “Finally the citizens will be able to connect between the name and what it represents.”

{Yair Israel/Ynet}


  1. I can’t wait to see all the facial portraits match the street signs. Rechov Moshe Rabbanu or Avraham Avinu will be tough ones!!!!