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The Alrov Mamilla Avenue is home to a legendary Jerusalem building, the Stern
House, where Zionist visionary Theodor Herzl stayed during his visit to
Jerusalem in 1898 to meet German Emperor Wilhelm. These days, besides a museum
dedicated to Herzl’s momentous sojourn in Jerusalem, the site is also the home
of Agada, a venue for intimate high-end events.
Agada’s name is a play on
what is perhaps Herzl’s most famous utterance, “Im tirzu ein zo agada,” (roughly
translated as “If you will it, it is no dream”), which was a rallying cry for
the Zionist movement decades before it was immortalized by Walter Sobchak, the
most quotable character in what is perhaps the most quotable movie ever made,
The Big Lebowski.
Agada is located on the top floor of the Stern House,
with a hall and a terrace overlooking the old-meets-new view of the Mamilla
Mall. The hall’s well appointed design is inspired by the stuff of dreams and
fairytales, with furnishings reminiscent of the days of yore when knights still
clacked their spurred boots on the cobblestones of Rehov Ben-Yehuda, jousting in
Kikar Safra and swigging mead from wooden tankards at the Mirror Bar.
we digress. The medieval atmosphere extends to the seating arrangements, which
consist of heavy wooden tables that can accommodate up to 40 people
The kosher dairy menus for breakfast, brunch and dinner are of the
highest quality and great for bar- and bat-mitzvas, elaborate birthday
celebrations and anything else you can think of. Agada can make your dream event
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