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Yossi S.

Jerusalem, Israel

Shalom! I love the Holy Land of Israel and am delighted to show everybody my home.

I invite you to be my guest and join me on an adventure in my beautiful country.

I am a happy, flamboyant and entertaining person with a love for all kinds of people and experiences. I have a degree in Politics and Philosophy, a Tour Guiding License and I am an experienced Tour Educator specializing in Jewish Heritage tours. I live in Jerusalem with my wife and two sons.

You could join me for a walk down the idyllic lanes of the Old City of Jerusalem, climb over its walls and crawl through its tunnels. I can take you to all of the holy sites and help you find that spiritual experience that you will never forget.

Perhaps you have been to Israel before and you are looking for something new ? Maybe you've never seen the Bahai Gardens or eaten Shakshuka in the old market in Jaffa or seen the Great Migration of the birds of 3 continents. You could climb Masada with me and watch the sun rise or go for a float on the Dead Sea. Well I can show you all that and more.

Not only am I a specialist on all facets of Jerusalem, but I am also an amateur Ornithologist, a bird specialist, and enthusiast in the fauna of the Holy land. Follow me on a nature hike in the Judean desert or a water hike in the rolling hills of Galilee. I believe that travelling is not just about seeing many old buildings and ancient ruins but forming a connection with new people, new animals and new experiences.

I enjoy meeting all kinds of people, I can work with children of all ages (from 0 - 120 years!) and when I'm not guiding I work as an educator. I am looking forward to be seeing all of you in Jerusalem this year!

A Recent Review of this guide

Yossi was a great guide for us on our day tour of Jerusalem. His fund of knowledge of religious and cultural history is both broad and deep. He tailored the tour to our interests, took us to views we would never have known about, shepherded us through some very dense crowds, and gave us so much information, sharing delightful stories along the way. He was on time and kept us moving at a pace that was comfortable for us. We were grateful for this day with a very pleasant young man.
Karen R.

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Credentials

Tour Guiding License (Israeli Ministry of Tourism)
MA - Politics and Philosophy (University of Glasgow)
Training: Youth Leadership and Jewish History
(Institute for Youth Leaders from Abroad)
Yad Ben Zvi - Birthright 'Educator in the Field' (Educational Tourism Course focused on Jewish heritage)
Updated First Aid Training (As of 2015)
Western Wall Heritage Foundation Guide

Restrictions

As a religious Jew I cannot work on holy days. I am not a driver. I can accompany you in your car /I can arrange for a separate car & driver. I am not permitted to guide in the PA. Only driver-guides / certain taxis may enter the Port of Ashdod.

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