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Sukkot Concerts & Special Events Raising Awareness

October 1, 2017

We all wait to hear who will be live in concert and what special events will be happening for Sukkot. This year you are really in for a treat. Sukkot has become a time when organizations in Israel invite tourists and locals to enjoy a fun day or activity while learning about their organizations great...

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How Does a Tourist Park in Jerusalem?

September 4, 2017

“How can I park in Jerusalem when I rent a car? I don’t have an easy park, the parking ticket machines have been removed and the parking apps ask for a Teudat Zehut?” This was the most common question I received this summer and rightfully so. The city of Jerusalem decided to remove the parking...

September 4, 2017 Read More >

Step Into the History of the Templer Inn

August 1, 2017

Jerusalem is filled with hotels and accommodation options but it is not so often that you can find a hotel with a history and a story that will enhance your stay. Last month, I had the opportunity to sit down with the owners of the new Templer Inn in the German Colony – it was...

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Jerusalem “9 Days” Family Travel Tips

July 17, 2017

The Nine Days (July 24-Aug 1, 2017) can be a difficult time to entertain your children while on vacation. During the Nine days preceding Tisha B’Av we remember the days leading up to the destruction of the Temple. It is customary not to do anything potentially dangerous and many people do not swim during these...

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How to use the Pango Parking App in Israel

July 5, 2017

**UPDATE FROM PANGO – The Pango app is now more secure and no longer allows you to use an ID that is not connected to your credit card. At the moment there is no solution for tourists. ** Fun In Jerusalem currently recommends Cellopark because they have options for tourists and great customer service. Read...

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From Zion Comes Science – the New 2×200 Bicycle Exhibition

July 3, 2017

The Bloomfield Science Museum always has interesting exhibits but this summer their 2×200 Bicycle Exhibition is filled with Israeli pride. Opening at the beginning of July, this exhibition was the joint effort of 4 museums from Canada, Italy, Germany & Israel. The brainchild of Israel’s ambassador to Canada, Rafi Barak, this exhibition began as a...

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Desert Camping – BITE SIZE

June 28, 2017

A “Glamping” (Glamour Camping) camping experience in the Judean Desert between Jerusalem and the Dead Sea called the Chan – Desert Camping Israel. Hear my interview with David, the manager of this small family business on BITE SIZE with Yoni Pollak. Listen to the Interview     Here are some of the “Interview Highlights” It’s authentic...

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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...

June 21, 2017 Read More >