House Call: Consul Finn
Ultra-orthodox Kerem Avraham neighborhood and the Consul’s Home
Some Important Details
Date and Time
Thursday, February 29; Thursday, March 28
5:00pm | Tour length: 2 hours approx.
35 NIS for residents of the South and North conflict zones
Jerusalem boasts many homes of important influential people who worked in and contributed greatly to the city. In this series, get to know these personalities and their works by visiting their homes and seeing what is happening in the surrounding area today.
British Consul James Finn and his wife Elizabeth spent many years in Jerusalem. They were devout Christians, lovers of the Bible, and formed deep connections with the Jews, who they considered to be the Chosen People. Elizabeth was one of the first photographers in the city, and James bought land in the Kerem Avraham neighborhood for establishment of a farm to be worked by Jews. The couple, who had no missionary motives, built in the neighborhood one of the first houses outside of Jerusalem’s Old City walls, today called Beit Bracha.
Hear about the personalities of the Finn couple, and wander the streets of the Kerem Avraham neighborhood – today bordered by the ultra-orthodox Geula neighborhood. Learn about the author Amos Oz, raised in the neighborhood that is featured in many of his writings, enter an ancient columbarium, and finally visit Beit Bracha, used today as an educational building of the Karliner Hasidim. Meet a representative of this hasidic group who will describe the house’s renovation, hasidism in general, and the educational institution located here.
Meeting Point: Davidka Square
Modest dress required – tour is in the ultra-orthodox neighborhood
Advance registration required | Please wear comfortable shoes | Participants are eligible for a 30% discount on Museum ticket purchase on the tour date.
The tour is subject to a minimum number of participants | There may be changes due to weather | Private group tours can also be arranged – for details > *2884 | [email protected]
Photo Credit: Baruch Gian
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Hear about the personalities of the Finn couple, and wander the streets of the Kerem Avraham neighborhood - today bordered by the ultra-orthodox Geula neighborhood.29/2, 28/3 5:00 pm