Who We Are
The Armenian Young Men's Society (Hoyetchmen) is located in the historical Armenian Convent of St. James in the Armenian Quarter of the Old City of Jerusalem. Our Club was established in 1937 by a group of idealist young Armenian men, the first generation to come after the 1915 Armenian Genocide. The aim of our Society is to prepare exemplary Armenian young men and women, by giving them Armenian education, morally, mentally and physically.
Youth Organization Services
Since the establishment of the Hoyetchmen Club in Jerusalem we have worked and still are working in several fields for the benefit of our community and youth, we have nurtured our community’s youth and provided them with opportunities to unleash their inner potential.
Our Youth in the Hoyetchmen Club can bring their potential through scouting, sports and culture. These three fields will shape our youth to become good and devoted future leaders.
As a Community Center, the Hoyetchmen Club has the honor of educating its youth and prepare them to become the next generation of the Armenian Community of Jerusalem and the Armenian Nation. As such one of our yearly programs is scouting.
Hoyetchmen's Chariman Enger Sarkis Djernazian's New Year and Christmas Message
Dear HEM-agans and fellow Armenians,
2021 will soon expire and together we will welcome 2022.
In a way, 2021 was a year of recovery for the Armenian nation. Following the 44-day Artsakh War, Armenians from around the world directed their gaze towards the homeland, especially Artsakh. Our organization participated in assisting Artsakh to the best of our abilities. Likewise in Lebanon, our compatriots are trying, step by step, to restore the happy and peaceful days of the past.
At the close of 2021, I would like to state that we were able to successfully complete many projects while many other assignments remained unfinished. Through your assistance we will try to revive these projects in 2022. As Yeghishe Charents said: “Oh Armenian people. Your sole salvation is in your united power.” As in previous years, I would like us to continue and be united, so that as a result of our projects’ success we would be able to call the year of 2022 a success.
Dear HEM-agans and fellow Armenians, Jerusalem is going through difficult times. The situation, familiar to all of us, will be an alarm bell that Jerusalem waits for our assistance. Let us in 2022 gather around Armenian Jerusalem so that we together carve its future for the benefit of future generations.
In October of 2022, the Armenian Young Men’s Society will commemorate its 85th anniversary. Already our Executive Committee has begun its preliminary work. We are hopeful that all our projects will be realized through the cooperation of all our members here and in the diaspora. In the early months of 2022 the Executive Committee will unveil all the projects linked to the 85th anniversary.
On behalf of the Executive Committee and myself I congratulate all of you and pray that 2022 will be a year of peace, power, and success so that we would be able to get together and work together for the benefit of our nation and homeland.
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
October, 22nd, 2021
On Friday, the 22nd of October, 2021 a book launch dedicated to Dr. Varsen Aghabekian took place at the JABU-Paresirads Club's main hall, organized by both JABU and Hoyetchmen. The newly published book is titled, "A Palestinian Armenian: the interwith between the social and the political", introducing the long presence of Armenians in the Holy Land in addition to Dr. Varsen’s experiences as an Armenian and a Palestinian.
Volleyball Tournament Dedicated to the 84th Anniversary of Hoyetchmen
October 29, 2021
On Friday, the 29th of October 2021, a Volleyball tournament was held at the Hoyetchmen club’s court on the occasion of the 84th anniversary of Hoyetchmen.
Hoyetchmen's Annual Christmas Bazaar
December 3, 2021
On Friday, the 3rd of December 2021, Hoyetchmen's Annual Christmas Bazaar took place at the Tekeyan Hall, at 4 pm.
Since the establishment of the Hoyetchmen Club in Jerusalem in 1937, we have worked hard to bring benefit to our community and, in particular, enable our younger generation to become leaders in a wide variety of fields around the world.
Through participation in scouting, sports, cultural and recreational activities, we continue to equip our youth at Hoyetchmen with unique leadership and interpersonal skills to act as future leaders of the club and ensure strength within our community.
Unfortunately, given current regional and global political and economic circumstances, the Armenian community in Jerusalem faces enormous challenges.
Make a Donation
Since 1937, we have been committed to creating a world of opportunity for the youth through our wide range of enrichment programs. At the Armenian Young Men's Society of Jerusalem (Hoyetchmen), we believe that a little monetary contribution can go a long way - and rely on support from people like you to create an impact on our youth. Donate now, and make a difference in the lives of our youth.