Explore Judaism with an experienced Tour Educator
Jerusalem is the birthplace of Judaism, the starting point for its spread across the world as a Diaspora.
We shall tell the story of Judaism through the different stages of Jerusalem's history.
Take a journey through time from the destruction of the first temple 2600 years ago all the way to the establishment of the State of Israel.
You can explore your roots as a Jew, but this is also appropriate for anyone who is fascinated by the history of the Jews.
We start with a short Tour of the Davidson centre and the exile of the Jews and formation of the diaspora as we know it.
After a coffee break, we will tour the oldest working synagogues in the Jewish Quarter as a vehicle for learning about Ashkenazic and Sephardic Judaism, this includes a visit to the Ramban synagogue, Batei Machseh and the 4 Sephardic Synagogues.
After Lunch there are 2 options:
Option 1: We will visit Yad Vashem and hear the testimonies of Jews throughout the lowest period of Judaism; the Holocaust.
Option 2: We visit Kol Haneshama and learn about how Reform Judaism developed , Meah Shearim and learn about how Ultra-Orthodoxy developed, visit the rabbi Kook House and learn about Religious Zionism and Modern Orthodoxy.
We finish the day visiting the newer Israeli communities around Machaneh Yehudah.
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: If we do not meet at your hotel we will meet at the entrance to the Davidson centre next to the Dung Gate, I will be wearing a blue baseball cap.
End location: Your hotel.
Duration: 8 hours
The paving in the Old City may be slippery if it has rained.
We are also constrained by the bad Jerusalem traffic.
Transport is by taxi between sites but is included in the price of the tour.
Transportation, all entrance fees, my services as a tour guide and expert knowledge of Jewish history.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
100 shekels - Per person, for lunch and souvenirs.
Participants are expected to bring a hat, water bottle and sunscreen and appropriate clothing for the weather and visiting synagogues.
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.