Events & Festivals

Replace Mishloach Manot Madness With Meaningful This Purim

February 16, 2017
By: Joanna Shebson

Mishloach Manot season got you stressed out? Do you walk into the grocery store and see Mishloach Manot everywhere? Wondering what you will do this year? With a little bit of advanced planning you can give more than just a yummy basket of treats this Purim! Thanks to the many worthy charitable organizations in Israel,...


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Running for a Cause in the Jerusalem Marathon

February 16, 2017
By: Joanna Shebson

Once a year the Jerusalem streets are filled with runners of all backgrounds and skill levels who participate in the Jerusalem Marathon.  The sense of community can be felt as onlookers cheer on the participants yelling “Kol Hakavod”. The route bridges the modern and ancient parts of the city: from the starting point in Gan Sachar to running...


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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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Top Tips To Booking The Best Family Pesach Getaway in Israel

January 23, 2017
By: Joanna Shebson

People often ask me what I am doing for Pesach. With my work life in tourism, they think I have the magic answer. Maybe I do? As a family we have done it all in the last 10 years since we made Aliyah. My family enjoys staying at home and participating in local events, going away...


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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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Hanukkah 2016 in Jerusalem

December 22, 2016
By: Joanna Shebson

Hanukkah is really one of my favorite holidays of the year. Besides the delicious sufganiyot and the festive feeling in the streets, I love taking my kids around the different neighborhoods to see the candles lit. This year you will have to bundle up warm as the cold front seems to be sticking around. Special...


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Behind the Scenes of the Exotic Biblical Dinner – Bite Size

September 28, 2016
By: Joanna Shebson

When I heard that the Exotic Biblical Dinner will take place at the Biblical Museum of Natural History on October 13th, I knew I wanted to hear more about it. Who is planning this exciting Biblical Dinner? What will they serve? How did Chef Moshe Basson get involved in creating the dishes? What is the...


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Jerusalem’s Yearly Festivals & Holidays

August 30, 2016
By: Joanna Shebson

When planning your trip to Jerusalem it is important to know when the local holidays and festivals will occur. Jewish holidays are based on the lunar calendar so although they are always in the same season, they are not always in the same month. Jerusalem also has an extensive festival schedule throughout the year with...


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The Virtual Tourist – The Reveal Jerusalem MegaScaventure

August 11, 2016
By: Joanna Shebson

Watch the live coverage of the Reveal Jerusalem MegaScaventure here once it begins on August 11, 2016 at 3:30pm. This summer three ladies got together to brainstorm about a way to bring families to Jerusalem for some meaningful fun. What came out of the meeting was the Reveal Jerusalem MegaScaventure. An incredible family scavenger hunt...


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9 Activities That Will Make the 9 Days More Meaningful for Kids

August 3, 2016
By: Joanna Shebson

If you are on vacation with kids during the 9 days before Tisha Bav, finding the right activities can be a challenge. The obvious advantage of spending the 9 days in Jerusalem is that it’s easier to find relevant activities that not only conform to the 9 days restrictions but that will connect your kids...


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