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


Catholics I Friday, 15.2.2019 I at 9:00

פנים רבות לה - קטולים נוצרים

The largest Christian denomination in the world and its institutions in Jerusalem.

A tour of the Catholic Church in Jerusalem, the largest Christian denomination in Israel.  The tour visits churches in the Old City, the large Franciscan monastery, the Greek Catholic Patriarchy and complex.

Explore the activities of the church and its institutions in Jerusalem, with a focus on the Catholic presence in Israel during the time of the Crusaders, the development of the Franciscan order – a monastic order which was founded in the 13th century AD, and the establishment of the Patriarchy.  Conclude with a presentation about the challenges which exist in a universal, multicultural, and multinational church.

Guide: Hana Bendcowsky

  • Meeting point will be provided upon registration
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Yemenite Jews I Thursday, 7.3.2019 I at 17:00

פנים רבות לה - תימנים

The ancient Jewish community and its unique traditions

The Jewish community of Yemen is one of the oldest in the history of the Jewish people and contains rich, exciting history. The tour will visit the Jerusalem neighborhood built for the Yemenite Jews, and their synagogue. It will cover the aliyah of the Yemenite Jewish community to Israel and their settlement in Jerusalem.

It begins at the Bezalel Academy, visits the neighborhood of Nachalat Achim next to the house of Rav Kapach, goes on to Yeshivat Nahar Shalom and the synagogue of Batei Goral. Learn about the traditions, customs and music, and meet one of the members of the community who preserves the ancient traditions.

Guide: Itamar Ben David

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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 . 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