Events & Festivals

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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Running for a Cause in the Jerusalem Marathon

February 16, 2017
By: Joanna Shebson

Once a year the Jerusalem streets are filled with runners of all backgrounds and skill levels who participate in the Jerusalem Marathon.  The sense of community can be felt as onlookers cheer on the participants yelling “Kol Hakavod”. The route bridges the modern and ancient parts of the city: from the starting point in Gan Sachar to running...


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A Few Great Reasons to Join Team Shalva – BITE SIZE

February 1, 2017
By: Joanna Shebson

Did you know that the Jerusalem marathon is just two months away? Are you running for a meaningful charity? Not a runner? Don’t worry, there is something for everyone! In this BITE SIZE interview you will hear about Team Shalva, a team of volunteers that are coming together from the US, UK, and Canada to share...


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Top Tips To Booking The Best Family Pesach Getaway in Israel

January 23, 2017
By: Joanna Shebson

People often ask me what I am doing for Pesach. With my work life in tourism, they think I have the magic answer. Maybe I do? As a family we have done it all in the last 10 years since we made Aliyah. My family enjoys staying at home and participating in local events, going away...


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Mercaz Eden Family Hike – BITE SIZE

January 12, 2017
By: Joanna Shebson

In this BITE SIZE interview you will hear about the Family Hike combining nature & history that is being planned by Mercaz Eden for Yeshiva Break. You don’t want to miss this one! Dr. Naomi Marmon Grumet is the founder of the Eden Center and together with her team she has created an incredible family friendly day out, that...


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