Tantur residents have comfortable living quarters with 50 guest rooms, including private rooms and double rooms with either private or shared baths. In addition there are ten fully-equipped and furnished apartments for couples and families. Each room has its own balcony. There are also many large verandas where guests can read, work, socialize or just enjoy the sunset.
All guests eat their meals together in our large dining room where they enjoy three freshly-cooked meals per day. Coffee and tea are available at all hours in the coffee room.
Tantur has a large auditorium, with audio visual and a beautiful seminar room for large group lectures and conferences. They also have several smaller classrooms and meeting spaces to accommodate the various scholars, guests and groups that use our facilities. Wifi is available in every room, and a PC computer room is also available for those not bringing their own laptops and personal devices.
The Tantur Ecumenical Institute in Jerusalem library is among the largest Christian theological libraries in the Holy Land and Middle East. Over the years the library has assembled a collection approaching 70,000 volumes, including editions of more than 400 journals. The library spans three floors with books and journals available in open stacks on all floors. Elevator service is also available on all floors. All materials must be used in the library itself, with the exception of residents of Tantur being allowed to check out non-reference books for the duration of their stay on campus.
For resident scholars, the library is accessible 24 hours per day, with the option of acquiring a private study room, pending availability of space.
Tantur’s chapel provides for the spiritual needs of our group participants, scholars and guests. Services are scheduled according to needs, but often include Catholic mass and inter-faith evening prayer. In order for guests to enjoy their free time as well, we are updating some of our common rooms. We have a TV room, reading room, games room as well as a space for ping-pong tournaments.
The recreational facilities include an exercise facility, a tennis court, ping-pong room, TV room, reading room, and game room.
Transportation from Tantur to the heart of Jerusalem is easy, since the bus stops are just across the street. It is an easy walk to Bethlehem as well. Tantur offers a tranquil haven away from the pressure and noise of the cities, but the cities and all they have to offer are only a few minutes away. In this sense, Tantur has the best of both worlds