Events & Festivals

Hanukkah 2017 in Jerusalem

November 21, 2017
By: Joanna Shebson

Hanukkah is a great time to spend in Jerusalem. As the sun goes down the candles are lit and can be seen across the city. I love going on Hanukkiah walks with my kids in different neighborhoods. Looking for some special events happening in Jerusalem for Hanukkah? We will list them here as we hear...


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Unique Hanukkah Gift Ideas

November 13, 2017
By: Joanna Shebson

What can you buy this Hanukkah for someone who has everything? We are here to help you with some creative gift ideas…..gift cards for unique “Fun In Jerusalem” experiences and some yummy treats! Here are some of our favorite ideas for families living in or planning to visit Israel. For the creative types who like...


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Thanksgiving 2017 in Jerusalem

October 29, 2017
By: Joanna Shebson

Thanksgiving weekend is a great time to visit Jerusalem and experience some of her best activities. You may not even have to give up on your turkey. Special Thanksgiving Events AACI Thanksgiving Dinner & Charlie Brown Performance by J Town Theater Inbal Thanksgiving Dinner – Details TBA – Inbal@funinjerusalem.com Amir Daddon & Hanan Ben Ari...


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Sukkot Concerts & Special Events Raising Awareness

October 1, 2017
By: Joanna Shebson

We all wait to hear who will be live in concert and what special events will be happening for Sukkot. This year you are really in for a treat. Sukkot has become a time when organizations in Israel invite tourists and locals to enjoy a fun day or activity while learning about their organizations great...


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Jerusalem “9 Days” Family Travel Tips

July 17, 2017
By: Joanna Shebson

The Nine Days (July 24-Aug 1, 2017) can be a difficult time to entertain your children while on vacation. During the Nine days preceding Tisha B’Av we remember the days leading up to the destruction of the Temple. It is customary not to do anything potentially dangerous and many people do not swim during these...


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From Zion Comes Science – the New 2×200 Bicycle Exhibition

July 3, 2017
By: Joanna Shebson

The Bloomfield Science Museum always has interesting exhibits but this summer their 2×200 Bicycle Exhibition is filled with Israeli pride. Opening at the beginning of July, this exhibition was the joint effort of 4 museums from Canada, Italy, Germany & Israel. The brainchild of Israel’s ambassador to Canada, Rafi Barak, this exhibition began as a...


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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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