Things To Do

Step Into the History of the Templer Inn

August 1, 2017
By: Joanna Shebson

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
By: Joanna Shebson

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

July 3, 2017
By: Joanna Shebson

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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Summer Family Activities at Jerusalem’s Museums

June 27, 2017
By: Joanna Shebson

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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NEW Jerusalem Summer Tours You Don’t Want to Miss

June 14, 2017
By: Joanna Shebson

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
By: Joanna Shebson

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 Will You Do For Yom Yerushalayim?

May 7, 2017
By: Joanna Shebson

This year is going to be an exciting one for the city of Jerusalem, celebrating 50 years since the 1967 war when the city was liberated & reunified. Parents have lots of fun ways they can prepare their kids for this momentous event. Here are some of our favorite options. ACTIVITIES TO DO BEFORE Touch...


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What to do on a RAINY Passover (Pesach)?

April 13, 2017
By: Joanna Shebson

So it may not be ideal to have rain on Pesach but there are still plenty of activities to do. Look back at this post to find out updates about events & festivals. They will be posted here.  Snappling on the Old City Walls & Tours – Tours will be adjusted to continue during rain...


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Finding the Right Spa Day for Yourself in Jerusalem

March 5, 2017
By: Joanna Shebson

Spa days have taken Jerusalem by storm. It used to be that spa days or as Israelis affectionately coined them, a “Yom Kef”, were exclusive to the Dead Sea. Now you can get the feeling of being miles away but still be closer to home. Whether you are a couple looking for some alone time,...


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