Many Faces

Guided Tours following the different communities and families of Jerusalem

Jerusalem has many faces – the cultures and religions that have existed in the city throughout the years have created unique mosaic of different peoples.

In the series of guided tours “Its Many Faces” we will become acquainted with the stories of different people in the city and discover the fascinating stories of the different communities living in Jerusalem.

Each meeting of “Its Many Faces” combines a tour in the neighborhood or the site of one of the communities of the city as well as a meeting face to face of a member of the community who will give us a close peek into the community in which he or she lives.

Guided Tours in Hebrew


 

The Spanish Ladino speaking Jews I Thursday, 23.8.2018 I at 17:00

775_3507Tour of the Jewish Quarter, in the footsteps of the Spanish, Ladino speaking Jews, who, for centuries had been the largest Jewish community in Jerusalem. We will pass through the back streets where, for many generations, the members of that community lived and worked and learn about the unique story of their arrival in Jerusalem and the development of the Ladino language.

We will listen to famous Spanish romances and be privy to the secrets of Spanish cuisine. We will visit four Spanish synagogues, which were the center of the community’s spiritual and social life, and the Old Yishuv Court Museum. At the end of our tour, we will meet a representative of the Spanish congregation’s committee, who will tell us about the committee’s archives documenting the story of this congregation.

Guide: Edna Asis

  • Meeting place will be given after booking
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Urfan and Aleppo Jews I Thursday, 6.9.2018 I at 17:00

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Tour in the neighborhood of Nachlaot focusing on Arabic speaking Jewish communities.  We will return to the time of the founding of these ancient communities which existed for hundreds of years in Aleppo, Syria, and Urfa, Turkey.  We will learn about their

unique customs, visit a small, family synagogue and meet the poet Roni Ish-Ran, who will tell us about their many different musical traditions.  Additionally, we will enjoy various liturgical poems connected with the days of Selichot (forgiveness).

Guide: Poet Roni Ish-Ran (who grew up in the Nachlaot neighborhood) and Edna Asis.

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Price for a tour + meeting: 90 NIS for an adult | 80 NIS senior citizen/student

Price for the complete series (6 meetings + tours): 450 NIS for an adult | 400 senior citizen/student

The Fine Print:

  • Session Duration 3 hours
  • Sign up by calling *2884 or on the website www.tod.org.il . The Reservations Centre operates Sunday to Thursday from 08:00-16:00.
  • Notice of the meeting place will be sent via email upon registration.
  • Cancellation policy:
    No fee if cancelled at least 4 business days before the meeting
    50% fee if cancelled 1-4 days prior to the meeting date
    Full fee if cancelled the day of the meeting
  • The Tower of David Museum reserves the right to make changes in the program / series, and to replace and / or add lecturer
  • Due to unforeseen constraints there may be changes in the dates of the meetings. In this case, every effort will be made by the Tower of David to notify all applicants of the change in advance