Givat Mordechai, literally, "Mordechai's Hill" is a Jewish neighborhood in southwest-central Jerusalem, Israel named after an American philanthropist, Maxwell Abbell of Chicago. Givat Mordechai was established in the 1950s. The population is mainly modern Orthodox, with some secular Jews. There are many synagogues in the neighborhood, and the main campus of the Jerusalem College of Technology is located there.
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Ezra Orion's outdoor sculpture "Stairway" (1979-1980) is located at the entrance to Givat Mordechai in the Elsie Bernadette Garden. It is widely known as "Sulam Yaakov," or "Jacob's Ladder."
Givat Mordechai abuts the Pri-Har valley (Gazelle Valley, a large expanse of open fields that is home to a herd of deer and other wildlife. Plans to build residential towers here triggered an outcry from environmentalists and local residents, who managed to block the project. Instead, the area is slated to become a park and a nature reserve.
The Jerusalem Fire Brigade is head quartered in Givat Mordechai.