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.

Why is the “Band’s Visit” more than just a visit – Tower of David Sukkot

October 15, 2019
By: Joanna Shebson

Classical music is coming to the ancient Citadel this Sukkot. The Tower of David will be hosting “The Band’s Visit” a special performance with interactive workshops centered around making & listening to classical music. The idea began when Martin & Susan Sanders decided they wanted to find a way to share their love for classical...


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International Puppet Festival – A Classic Festival With A New Twist

August 14, 2019
By: Joanna Shebson

A classic Jerusalem festival for the whole family with a new twist in its 28th year. The Train Theater located in Liberty Bell Park and a secret gem in the center of the city, hosts an annual International Puppet Festival starting August 18 till 22. This year with the guidance of their new CEO, Yizhar...


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Expat Advice from an Expat Mom Living in Jerusalem

August 10, 2019
By: Joanna Shebson

Whether you’ve just arrived for a short stay or have been placed in Jerusalem for a few years working for an embassy or consulate or foreign office – the city can be daunting. Once you learn your way around you will see that its a great place for foreign families to spend a few years....


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16 Indoor Air Conditioned Summer Workshops in/near Jerusalem

July 31, 2019
By: Joanna Shebson

Jerusalem is a great place to vacation in the summer but it’s always great to find some air conditioned activities. Art & food workshops are a great way to entertain kids of all ages. ART WORKSHOPS Have you ever wondered what is behind the mitzvah of Mezuzah? Why do Jews all over the world hang...


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Tips for Tourists – Traffic Changes in Jerusalem – It’s only 3 years :)

July 15, 2019
By: Joanna Shebson

Tips for tourists to deal with Jerusalem’s Traffic Changes Traffic has always been an issue in Jerusalem. The capital of Israel, with close to a million residents is also a popular destination for hundreds of thousands of tourists. The city residents are “buzzing” about the major traffic changes at the entrance to town. How will...


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New Activities on Fun In Jerusalem – Summer 2019

July 3, 2019
By: Joanna Shebson

It is so exciting to share new activities with our readers. It’s going to be a great summer. Make sure to tag us @funinjerusalem when you enjoy a Fun in Jerusalem activity this summer. NEW ACTIVITIES ON FUN IN JERUSALEM Jerusalem Fashion Tours with Personal Stylist Devora Golan Explore the incredible fashion culture of Jerusalem...


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Making the Tower of David Accessible To the Blind – BITE SIZE

June 26, 2019
By: Joanna Shebson

There are always exciting things happening at the Tower of David and that is why I love interviewing Caroline Shapiro, the International PR Director of the museum. Listen to our podcast to hear all about how the Tower of David has made their Night Spectacular accessible for the blind, how their exhibits are “blind friendly”...


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Jerusalem SUMMER Museum Exhibits & Activities

June 25, 2019
By: Joanna Shebson

Did you know that Jerusalem has more museums than any other Israeli city? During the summer the museums in Jerusalem go all out and host new exhibits with interactive workshops, tours and activities. Fun In Jerusalem loves to inspire families to visit the local Jerusalem museums. Here is a list of the current exhibits and the...


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Jerusalem SUMMER 2019 Festivals

June 24, 2019
By: Joanna Shebson

It is going to be a HOT summer full of exciting activities and special festivals. Here is a taste of what you can expect to help you plan your FUN In Jerusalem. Make sure to also see our Summer Museum Exhibits post. FESTIVALS – July & August Yerushel – Mayim – Extreme Water Park in...


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