National Memorial Hall



Recognition and remembrance of the fallen has a unique role in Israeli society, creating a nation-wide sense of solidarity and community. Our fallen heroes enabled the establishment of the State of Israel, and their memory lives on in our shared destiny and our collective recognition of their sacrifice. Israel's National Memorial Hall for Fallen Soldiers at Mount Herzl was built to express Israel's respect, appreciation and commitment to honoring its fallen soldiers.

The Department of Families and Commemoration at the Ministry of Defense established this central memorial for all of Israel's fallen soldiers, in addition to the hundreds of monuments scattered across the country. It serves as a place of pilgrimage for Israel's bereaved families, heads of state, and the general public to commemorate the lives of those lost. Construction began in March 2015 and the hall was inaugurated on the eve of Israel's Memorial Day in April 2017.

The Remembrance Hall was designed to provide visitors with both a personal and collective commemoration experience, and serves as an expression of Israel's heartfelt promise: "we shall remember all of them". The walls of the hall wrap around a tall torch-like structure covered by the names of the fallen, bringing together their personal stories and tying them to the history of the State of Israel.

Every morning, a memorial service is held in order to honor those who fell on that specific date. Their individual stones, engraved with their names and the date of passing, are illuminated within the walls of the hall.  At the center of the hall rests the "eternal flame", a structure symbolizing our collective duty of commemoration. 

Contact Information:

Phone: 02-5646200


Address: Mount Herzl, POB 16590, Jerusalem


Sunday - Thursday: 09: 00-18: 00

Friday: 09: 00-12: 00

The State Memorial Hall is closed on Saturdays, holidays and Jewish holidays.

* Opening hours may vary.