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Summer Family Activities at Jerusalem’s Museums

June 27, 2017

Jerusalem has a great museum scene. From art to history to science there is something for everyone. In the summer the museums don’t disappoint. They offer special activities, festivals and events that are ideal for families. WARNING: This blog post is long! Some FIJ blog posts are entertaining and some are creative but this one...

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Zomet Experience – BITE SIZE

June 21, 2017

Have you wondered how a Shabbat elevator works? How a fridge can have a Shabbat mode? How the metal detectors work at the Kotel? These questions and more can be answered at the Zomet Experience in Gush Etzion. Zomet is the company that merges Halacha and Technology. The Zomet Experience was created to teach others...

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Beit Avi Chai – BITE SIZE

June 14, 2017

This summer marks the 10th anniversary of the Beit Avi Chai cultural center in Jerusalem. I sat down with Rabbi Dr David Rozenson the new CEO of Beit Avi Chai to hear about some of their exciting programming. Beit Avi Chai’s calendar includes lectures, children’s plays with Jewish themes, concerts and workshops. Hear my interview...

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NEW Jerusalem Summer Tours You Don’t Want to Miss

June 14, 2017

Everyone always wants to know what’s new in Jerusalem. We have some insider’s tips on some new and creative tours that show you a different side of Jerusalem. Keep them in mind when you plan your summer activities. Sunrise Segway or Biking Tour Jerusalem is a busting city with lots of activities going on. Want...

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Summer 2017 Festivals in Jerusalem

June 8, 2017

Jerusalem is a wonderful place to spend your summer days and your summer evenings. This summer there will be exciting family friendly exhibits at the local museums as well as evening festivals that families will not want to miss. The Jerusalem Summer Festival season began with the Tzamid Festival, Israel Festival and Design Week all...

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What to expect at the Jerusalem Light Festival 2017?

May 24, 2017

The Jerusalem Light Festival takes place in the Old City of Jerusalem every year in the Summer and is one of my favorite festivals. Open to the public for FREE, this festival combines art, music and the ancient landscape of the Old City. It is truly a multi-sensory experience. Starting Point: Jaffa Gate Jerusalem Light Festival...

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Jerusalem at 50 Photo Blog YY50

May 23, 2017

This is a year of celebrations for the city of Jerusalem. The festivities began with an incredible sound and light show on the walls of the Old City on May 21, 2017. Entertainers included Avraham Tal, Evyatar Banai and Sarit Haddad. The city really put on a fantastic show that could be seen and all...

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President Donald Trump Visits Jerusalem – Photo Blog

May 22, 2017

Just before a special Yom Yerushalayim, President Donald Trump visited Jerusalem. His entourage landed at the Jerusalem First Station in the parking lot and headed to visit Ruvi Rivlin at the President’s House. His visit included a trip to the Western Wall, Yad Vashem and the Israel Museum. The President stayed in one of my...

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The Personality Behind the Simcha Hall – BITE SIZE

May 17, 2017

You might think that the Simcha Hall located in the Old City overlooking the Kotel Plaza carries its name because it is a party venue. After getting to know the Holtzberg family, you will quickly learn about Simcha Holtzberg, the patriarch of the family and the role he played in the history of the State...

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The Countdown to the 6-Day War Video Project – BITE SIZE

May 10, 2017

There are lots of exciting events and projects going on in Jerusalem in honor of the 50th anniversary of Jerusalem’s unification. Today, I met with an old friend Simone Katz, Chief Marketing officer at Jerusalem U and had the pleasure of hearing about Jerusalem U and it’s new videos project called “The Countdown to the...

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