Things To Do

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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How Zappa’s Music Scene Make Me Feel Israeli?

January 27, 2017
By: Joanna Shebson

I have always loved music. In fact the radio is always on in my car.  When I moved to Israel I longed for a way to listen to my old radio station in LA. To keep up with the latest hits and not feel disconnected to US music culture. What I didn’t take into account...


January 27, 2017 Read More >

Planning an Unforgettable Winter Vacation in Jerusalem

January 12, 2017
By: Joanna Shebson

As winter break approaches, many families will be coming to Israel. Finding activities that entertain the whole family is always a challenge but we are up to the challenge. Here are some new uniquely “Jerusalem” or “Israeli” activities that families can enjoy.   New Museums in Jerusalem – For those of you who have been...


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Photos That Are So Old Fashioned – You Can Call Them Biblical

January 8, 2017
By: Joanna Shebson

Jerusalem dates back to the time of the Bible and many tourists visiting the city find their own ways to connect to the past. Now there is a new twist to a favorite tourist pastime – “Biblical” Old Fashion Photos – and it takes place in the Old City of Jerusalem. To get a real...


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The Scavenger Hunt Game Master in Jerusalem- Bite Size

November 28, 2016
By: Joanna Shebson

For my latest BITE SIZE interview, I had the pleasure of sitting down with Tali Tarlow, the game master behind Jerusalem Scavenger Hunts. Catching a moment to sit and chat with Tali is not simple. Tali is always on the run, leading groups through the neighborhoods of Jerusalem or planning her next scavenger hunt. We met...


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Site Visit to the NEW Israel Aquarium – Bite Size

November 9, 2016
By: Joanna Shebson

Did you know that the Jerusalem Biblical Zoo is the most visited “paid” attraction in Israel? The zoo is a magical oasis in the heart of a bustling city. That’s why I was so excited when I heard that they were using their magic to create a new attraction for families to enjoy – the Gottesman...


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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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7 Activities That Instill Confidence in Kids

August 2, 2016
By: Joanna Shebson

Every parent tries to find ways to instill confidence in their kids. The most effective ways are usually subtle, where the child doesn’t realize that is the goal of the activity. This summer is the perfect time to focus on your child’s personal growth and to do it in a FUN way. Here are 7...


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Making the Botanical Gardens Interactive: The Discovery Trail

July 17, 2016
By: Joanna Shebson

The Jerusalem Botanical Gardens recently opened a new interactive section for kids known as the Discovery Trail. For information about the special Summer Evening of Fairytales on the Discovery Trail – click here. One of the most beautiful gardens in Jerusalem and the home of the Flower Train, the Botanical Gardens continues to improve its...


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