Encounters Outside the Box – Experiential Tour in the Ultra Orthodox Community

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Take a behind the scenes tour of one of Jerusalem’s largest religious communities. Immerse yourself in “Haredi” Ultra Orthodox culture, learn about their traditions & step back in time as you enter this unique community with your own English speaking guide.

“Shtisel” has brought their story to mainstream media but when you step inside the actual community you will see people with ancient traditions & strict rules pertaining to their dress, food, relationships and virtually all aspects fo their life.

“Meet the Ultra Orthodox” Tour – Learn about Haredi fashion, music, and culture. Visit bookstores, synagogues, schools and shops in the neighborhood. Discuss the different sects and the role of women.

Feel free to ask questions – how does the dating system work? why do families have so many children? who supports the large families when parents don’t work? Why don’t they enlist in the army? What do the different dress codes mean? Why do they live in Israel?

Tours are 2.5 hrs long and can be booked privately or you can join a pay per person tour.

Every Monday & Wednesday morning there will be an English Tour leaving from Davidka Square.
$43 per person (minimum of 5 people to run the tour). Reservations required.

Reserve a Tour

Be Hosted for a Shabbat Meal or a Friday Night Tish – for a truly unique tourism experience, enjoy a meal on Shabbat with a local Ultra Orthodox family. See how they keep their traditions and taste their heritage. The evening begins with candle lighting and evening prayers in a local synagogue followed by a family meal.

A Friday Night Tish is an event that takes place after dinner in the local synagogue where followers enjoy singing and snacking with their community’s “rebbe” Rabbi. A guide will take you into the a few local “Tish” to experience the differences.

Come hungry, interested and curious but leave your cell phones at home.

Reserve a Shabbat Meal or Shabbat Tish Tour

Languages: English, Hebrew, Russian, German, French & Italian

Encounters Outside the Box was started by Rabbi Nethanel Zelikovich, an Ultra Orthodox activist and social entrepreneur. 

FIJ Tips

Modest dress is required. Men should wear pants and shirts with sleeves. Women should wear shirts with sleeves and skirts or long pants.

Price

Shabbat Meal Hosting
900 – 1800 NIS (depends on # of people)

Public Tours
155 NIS Adult
83 NIS Child

Private Tours 
Start at 700 NIS

Age

Whole Family

Language

English / Hebrew

Food

All food provided is Kosher

Venue: Encounters Outside the Box

Address: Mea Shearim
Jerusalem, Israel

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