Events & Festivals

Summer Family Activities at Jerusalem’s Museums

June 27, 2017
By: Joanna Shebson

Jerusalem has a great museum scene. From art to history to science there is something for everyone. In the summer the museums don’t disappoint. They offer special activities, festivals and events that are ideal for families. WARNING: This blog post is long! Some FIJ blog posts are entertaining and some are creative but this one...


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NEW Jerusalem Summer Tours You Don’t Want to Miss

June 14, 2017
By: Joanna Shebson

Everyone always wants to know what’s new in Jerusalem. We have some insider’s tips on some new and creative tours that show you a different side of Jerusalem. Keep them in mind when you plan your summer activities. Sunrise Segway or Biking Tour Jerusalem is a busting city with lots of activities going on. Want...


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Summer 2017 Festivals in Jerusalem

June 8, 2017
By: Joanna Shebson

Jerusalem is a wonderful place to spend your summer days and your summer evenings. This summer there will be exciting family friendly exhibits at the local museums as well as evening festivals that families will not want to miss. The Jerusalem Summer Festival season began with the Tzamid Festival, Israel Festival and Design Week all...


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What to expect at the Jerusalem Light Festival 2017?

May 24, 2017
By: Joanna Shebson

The Jerusalem Light Festival takes place in the Old City of Jerusalem every year in the Summer and is one of my favorite festivals. Open to the public for FREE, this festival combines art, music and the ancient landscape of the Old City. It is truly a multi-sensory experience. Starting Point: Jaffa Gate Jerusalem Light Festival...


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Jerusalem at 50 Photo Blog YY50

May 23, 2017
By: Joanna Shebson

This is a year of celebrations for the city of Jerusalem. The festivities began with an incredible sound and light show on the walls of the Old City on May 21, 2017. Entertainers included Avraham Tal, Evyatar Banai and Sarit Haddad. The city really put on a fantastic show that could be seen and all...


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President Donald Trump Visits Jerusalem – Photo Blog

May 22, 2017
By: Joanna Shebson

Just before a special Yom Yerushalayim, President Donald Trump visited Jerusalem. His entourage landed at the Jerusalem First Station in the parking lot and headed to visit Ruvi Rivlin at the President’s House. His visit included a trip to the Western Wall, Yad Vashem and the Israel Museum. The President stayed in one of my...


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What Will You Do For Yom Yerushalayim?

May 7, 2017
By: Joanna Shebson

This year is going to be an exciting one for the city of Jerusalem, celebrating 50 years since the 1967 war when the city was liberated & reunified. Parents have lots of fun ways they can prepare their kids for this momentous event. Here are some of our favorite options. ACTIVITIES TO DO BEFORE Touch...


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Independence Day Fireworks in Jerusalem & Flyover Times

April 26, 2017
By: Joanna Shebson

The best park of Yom Haatzmaut are the fireworks. I often myself standing on our balcony waiting to see where the next fireworks will come from. Here is a guide based on information from the Iriya. Times are subject to change but at least it’s a start. Fireworks in Jerusalem – Independence Day 2017 10:00pm...


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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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Replace Mishloach Manot Madness With Meaningful This Purim

February 16, 2017
By: Joanna Shebson

Mishloach Manot season got you stressed out? Do you walk into the grocery store and see Mishloach Manot everywhere? Wondering what you will do this year? With a little bit of advanced planning you can give more than just a yummy basket of treats this Purim! Thanks to the many worthy charitable organizations in Israel,...


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