Author Archives for Joanna Shebson

About Joanna Shebson

Joanna is the Founder and FUN Expert at Fun In Jerusalem. What started out as a mommy blog has grown into a successful tourism website. Joanna is married with three kids and lives in Katamon, Jerusalem. She loves to inspire family fun in Jerusalem.

Speedy Beatie Speaks About Beit Daniella – BITE SIZE

March 13, 2019
By: Joanna Shebson

We caught up with Beatie Deutsch before the Jerusalem marathon to hear about a cause close to her heart. Known for being the religious winner of the 2018 Jerusalem Marathon and for running the marathon pregnant in 2017, Beatie has become an inspiration for young girls and women in sports. We sat down with Beatie...


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What Makes Camp Dror So Popular?

March 11, 2019
By: Joanna Shebson

Having grownup going to sleepaway camp throughout my childhood, the experience has left a soft spot in my heart. The friendships you make and the independence you feel becomes a defining part of childhood. We sat down with Cindy Wiesel, Camp Dror Coordinator to hear more about the experience in Israel. Camp Dror is one...


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Unique Summer Master Classes for Adults – BITE SIZE

February 28, 2019
By: Joanna Shebson

Adults can also have Fun In Jerusalem this summer when they join this unique summer Master Class series run by the Jewish Speakers Bureau. Each session is 3 days – 10:00am-5:00pm and is based around a specific topic including workshops, lectures, delicious gourmet lunch together and touring Jerusalem. We sat down with two of the...


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5 Ways To Choose A Summer Camp in Jerusalem?

February 24, 2019
By: Joanna Shebson

Summer is almost here and its time to find the right camp for your child. Our summer FUN Camps Guide makes planning your summer easier. Each of the camps is listed with its’ pricing, session dates, description and photos. Look out for the videos because they really give you a feel for the camp excitement....


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What’s Happening at the IceEat Festival with Merav Oren – BITE SIZE

February 20, 2019
By: Joanna Shebson

Jerusalem has placed itself “on the map” for culinary tourism and here is another great reason why. Ice Eat is the latest winter festival in Jerusalem taking place from Feb 4 – April 30th 2019 at Mitchell Park next to the Sultan’s Pool and the Artist’s Colony. We sat down with Merav Oren to find...


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Eurovision 2019 – Tips for Travelers

February 10, 2019
By: Joanna Shebson

To say that Israel is excited to host the 64th Eurovision Contest in 2019 is an under statement. Hosting the world’s largest live music event is an incredible opportunity to show off Israel as one of the world’s most impressive tourism destinations with its “Dare to Dream” theme. This May 2019 Tel Aviv will host...


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#IsraelToTheMoon – Meet Beerie & Dr Mom – BITE SIZE

February 6, 2019
By: Joanna Shebson

Have you heard that Israel is sending an unmanned spacecraft named “Bereshit” to the moon this month? The brainchild of SpaceIL a private organization in Israel, this space craft will make Israel one of a handful of countries to land on the moon. The spacecraft will be carrying a nano size Torah (Bible), an Israeli...


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Explore the Dead Sea by Boat – BITE SIZE

January 23, 2019
By: Joanna Shebson

Want to hear about the coolest new attraction a short ride from Jerusalem? Something that will be added to your bucket list.  Noam Bedein from the Dead Sea Revival Project tells us about the new boat excursions on the Dead Sea featuring the natural beauty of the salt formations. Learn about his work as a...


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What’s Happening at the Montefiore Windmill? – BITE SIZE

January 22, 2019
By: Joanna Shebson

Have you seen the newly renovated windmill in Yemin Moshe in action? We went Behind the Scenes of the Montefiore Windmill to hear all about the work that went into renovating it and how it is being used today. This podcast interview with Yuval Klein was originally recorded for BITE SIZE with Yoni Pollak. Listen to...


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From Operation Moses to Megemaria at Yvel – Meet Daniel on BITE SIZE

January 9, 2019
By: Joanna Shebson

Some interviews really leave an impression. Meeting Daniel Sahalo, an Ethiopian immigrant who arrived in Israel on Operation Moses, has been one of the highlights of my Bite Size radio interviews. Daniel’s story is about courage, strength and adapting successfully to a new country and culture. It is particularly poignant for me because I remember...


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