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.

Feeling Yom Hazikaron with One Family’s Chantal Belzberg – BITE SIZE

May 8, 2019
By: Joanna Shebson

Yom Hazikaron, Memorial Day in Israel is a somber and meaningful day. It is not just about sadness but is also just as importantly about telling the story of life and our connection to the State of Israel. One Family Together supports bereaved families who have lost family members in terror attacks. On Yom Hazikaron...

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Israel Independence Day 2019 – Yom Haatzmaut

May 6, 2019
By: Joanna Shebson

The State of Israel goes from a somber Yom Hazikaron Remembrance Day straight into celebrating Independence Day. It’s a very special time to be in Jerusalem and there are many events going on. Celebrate Israel’s 71st Independence Day in Jerusalem. The Independence Day Flyover The highlight of Independence Day is the incredible flyover show performed...

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“Last Letters from the Holocaust” – BITE SIZE with Yad Vashem

May 1, 2019
By: Joanna Shebson

Yad Vashem has launched a new digital exhibition for you to experience this Yom Hashoah – Holocaust Remembrance Day. The exhibit takes you through the last letters written by children and adults to their loved ones before the end of the Holocaust in 1944. Most writers did not know it would be their last letter...

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The Mount – a Photographic Journey to the Temple Mount

April 4, 2019
By: Joanna Shebson

The Temple Mount in Jerusalem is an important religious, political and historic site for many people. This new exhibit at the Tower of David takes you through the years from the time of the first photographers till today to see the history of the Mount. Curated by Dr Shimon Lev, a photographer and academic who...

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Get to Know Yael from Artesana Glass & Her Love for Glass Art

March 31, 2019
By: Joanna Shebson

We sat down with Yael from Artesana Glass to hear about what got her excited about glass art and how she created her own business in Israel after making aliyah from South America. Tell us about yourself My name is Yael Szlaifsztein, I am married to Daniel and mother of six sweeties. I live in Mevo...

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March 27, 2019
By: Joanna Shebson

Meet Nir Gad, the VP of BIG IDEA Educational Programs. What began as a small sleepaway camp has become the most popular technology camp in Israel, attracting kids from all over the world. Hear Nir describe the camp and the incredible workshops they offer including – VR, AR, Graphic Design, Escape Room Design, Animation, You...

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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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