Bite Size – Audio Blog

The Personality Behind the Simcha Hall – BITE SIZE

May 17, 2017
By: Joanna Shebson

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
By: Joanna Shebson

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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Will The International Jerusalem YMCA Open This Summer? – BITE SIZE

April 5, 2017
By: Joanna Shebson

It is a question that tourists and locals have been asking since the 90’s…When will the YMCA Sports Complex open on King David St? Rumor has it that it has been ready to open for 3 years so what has taken so long? Hear my interview with Rena Sared Health & Wellness Director at the...

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The Story Behind Let’s Bench – BITE SIZE

March 29, 2017
By: Joanna Shebson

One of the easiest ways to personalize a Bar or Bat Mitzva or a special event is to create a custom bencher (Bircon). With today’s technology the personalization options are so much more advanced. I had the pleasure of meeting Daniel Laufer one of the founders of Let’s Bench based in Jerusalem and to hear...

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Jerusalem’s Newest Luxury Hotel & Party Venue – BITE SIZE

March 1, 2017
By: Joanna Shebson

If you have walked down to the end of Emek Refaim lately, just across from the First Station, then you have seen the new Isrotel Orient being built. As it gets closer to completion, I took a behind the scenes tour to find out what will make it so special and why the hotel already...

March 1, 2017 Read More >

How Families Can Run With Kav L’Noar – BITE SIZE

February 8, 2017
By: Joanna Shebson

Did you know there is a family friendly way to join the Jerusalem Marathon? Hear my interview with Sharon Feifer from Kav L’Noar on BITE SIZE with Yoni Pollak. For the past six years the Kav L’Noar team has been running alongside other wonderful Jerusalem causes in the Jerusalem marathon. This year Sharon Feifer, the...

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A Few Great Reasons to Join Team Shalva – BITE SIZE

February 1, 2017
By: Joanna Shebson

Did you know that the Jerusalem marathon is just two months away? Are you running for a meaningful charity? Not a runner? Don’t worry, there is something for everyone! In this BITE SIZE interview you will hear about Team Shalva, a team of volunteers that are coming together from the US, UK, and Canada to share...

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Mercaz Eden Family Hike – BITE SIZE

January 12, 2017
By: Joanna Shebson

In this BITE SIZE interview you will hear about the Family Hike combining nature & history that is being planned by Mercaz Eden for Yeshiva Break. You don’t want to miss this one! Dr. Naomi Marmon Grumet is the founder of the Eden Center and together with her team she has created an incredible family friendly day out, that...

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Oak, Cherry Wood & The Workshop – Gush Etzion – BITE SIZE

December 21, 2016
By: Joanna Shebson

In this BITE SIZE interview you will hear how Workshop-Gush Etzion isn’t just leaving wood working to the professionals. Mandy, who trained as a graphic designer in Jerusalem, missed the feeling of working with her hands. Together with her husband Jeremy, one scroll saw and many personalized projects later, they created a new “real” wood...

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