Living in Modern Israel

Hebrew Phrases Every Tourist Should Know

January 19, 2017
By: Joanna Shebson

Coming to visit Israel for the first time? Intimidated by the Hebrew language? No need to worry! We have some key phrases to teach you to help you get around. Communicating in a new country requires knowledge of language, expressions and culture cues. But don’t worry in Israel and especially in Jerusalem you can always...


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10 Apps For Families Traveling in Israel

August 16, 2016
By: Joanna Shebson

These days it’s hard to remember how we once managed without our smartphones. Israel, aka “The Start-Up Nation”, loves its apps. In fact many of the apps you love and use, were developed in Israel. Enjoy them when you are here in 4G. So as you make your Jerusalem travel plans, be sure to load your...


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When Technology + Innovation + Community Meet in Jerusalem

March 20, 2016
By: Joanna Shebson

“Twelve Hours to Make a Better World” – TOM:Alyn Good Deeds Day On Good Deeds Day in Jerusalem (March 15, 2016), I went to an incredible TOM Makeathon at Alyn, a rehabilitation center for physically challenged and disabled children, adolescents and young adults. It was not just an ordinary Makeathon but a special event taking Israel’s top tech...


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Jerusalem in 2020

May 17, 2015
By: Joanna Shebson

In honor of Jerusalem Day, I wrote an article in the In Jerusalem section of the Jerusalem Post called 2020 vision. The article is a fictional story of a family day out in Jerusalem in 2020. The story follows a family who come in to Jerusalem on the fast train (28 minutes) to enjoy all...


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Tower Of David Digital Tours & Games

February 1, 2015
By: Joanna Shebson

The Tower of David has taken some of the most modern and exciting new technologies for “EduTainment” to create new tours of the ancient Citadel which are fun for the whole family. As one of Jerusalem’s most famous landmarks, it is an incredible place to learn about Jerusalem’s history. So what is TODigital? TODigital is a choice of...


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Salute to Olim – In light of the recent tragedy in Israel

July 1, 2014
By: Joanna Shebson

With heavy and determined hearts, we have decided to go ahead with the Salute to Olim Fair as planned on Thursday July 3rd. Our hearts are broken by the tragedy that has befallen the families of Naftali Fraenkel z”l, Gil-ad Shaar z”l and Eyal Yifrah z”l.  May their memories be for a blessing and may...


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Bring Back Our Boys

June 14, 2014
By: Joanna Shebson

Three Israeli teenagers were kidnapped from a bus stop in Gush Etzion on Thursday evening June 12th. According to news sources the boys were on their way home from Yeshiva in the Gush and never returned home. The Israeli government and the Prime Minister believe that they were kidnapped while trying to “tremp” hitch a...


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Tech Camps in the Start Up Nation

June 11, 2014
By: Joanna Shebson

Last week, I went to the Mini Maker Fair at the Bloomfield Science Museum in Jerusalem, with my 2 boys (10 yrs old, 7 yrs old). In a great interactive environment, my boys met local “makers” (a new age word for inventors) who had created robots, 3D products in 3D printers, games and more using...


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How A Mommy Blog Became a Vibrant Tourism Website

May 29, 2014
By: Joanna Shebson

OUR STORY “How a Mommy Blog Became a Vibrant Family Tourism Website” Fun In Jerusalem began as a mommy blog in May 2009, when I began to write about the activities I did with my kids. Readers began to follow our “klita to Jerusalem” through my blog posts After a few months, I began to...


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Traveling in Israel 21C

January 16, 2014
By: Joanna Shebson

Yesterday I had an inspiring day in Israel. I had to travel from Jerusalem to Tel Aviv and decided to try out the new “Get Taxi” iphone app. I downloaded the app and ordered my taxi. I was quickly notified that Yaakov would be my driver and he was 10 minutes away. I even knew...


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