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1.
A House in the Jewish Quarter
9 HaShminit St., Jewish Quarter, Old City
Thursday, October 26th, 14:00-18:00  
Inaccessabile Tour
Architect: Matti Rosenshine, 2017
A three-story house typical of Jewish Quarter architecture, which was constructed in stages between the 18th century and 20th century. The house, which features vaults and thick stone ceilings, underwent extensive renovations that also included the addition of a new wing designed in a contemporary architectural language. In order to highlight the traditional construction of the original section of the house, an architectural language was chosen which makes use of exposed materials such as glass, concrete and wood. Visitors will also be able to go up on the roof for a spectacular view of the Old City.
Open house. Reservations not required.
 
 
2.
The Isaac Kaplan Old Yishuv Court Museum
6 Or HaChaim St., Jewish Quarter, the Old City
Friday, October 27th, 10:00-13:00  
Inaccessabile Tour
The museum is located in a 500-year-old building in the Jewish Quarter and is one of two ancient courtyard homes that are still intact in the Jewish Quarter. The museum documents how people lived in the Old Yishuv in Jerusalem prior to the establishment of the State of Israel in 1948. An exhibition currently on display at the museum, called Blues for the Men in Blue, focuses on the Jewish policemen who served in the British Mandate police force in the Jewish Quarter between 1918 and 1948. It features tools, uniforms and various artifacts associated with the occupations that the Quarter`s residents were engaged in at the end of the 19th century.
Open tours for the first 30 people in line. Reservations not required.
 
 
3.
Christ Church Guesthouse
Next to Jaffa Gate, across from the Tower of David
Thursday, October 26th, 10:00-16:00 | Friday, October 27th, 10:00-16:00   | Saturday, October 28th, 10:00-16:00  
Architect: James Wood Johns, 1849
Guided tours of the oldest Protestant church in the Middle East, which feature Jewish motifs and is concealed within a guesthouse compound. Expert stonecutters from Malta were commissioned to build the church, whose techniques were used by later generations of stonecutters in Jerusalem. The tours also include a visit at the small on-site museum, where original models designed by Conrad Schick are on display, as well as the library. Guided tours in Hebrew and English will start 30 minutes, with the last one at 16:00. On Friday, there will also be tours in Russian.
Open house and open tours. Reservations not required.
 
 
4.
In the Footsteps of American Colony Photographers
The Photography Gallery at the Hutsot HaYotser Artist Colony, 23 Hutsot HaYotser
Friday, October 27th, 9:30-13:30  
This special photography workshop will trace the techniques and subjects of a variety of old photographs taken of Jerusalem and will attempt to recreate them. The workshop, led by Yaal Herman who is a professional photographer and workshop facilitator, will consist of three parts: the first – will present the old photographs and provide a brief explanation about them and the techniques used to take them; the second – will involve a short, hands-on photography experience in the field; and the third – will be a wrap-up session where the photographs taken by the workshop participants will be displayed. The third part will also include a brief historical review of the American Colony in Jerusalem, combined with tips and techniques dealing with photo processing. Participants should come equipped with their own camera (or smartphone) and are also advised to bring a tripod and a wide-angle lens.
Advance reservations required; the workshop is limited to 22 participants.
 
 
5.
The Concealed and the Unconcealed
Meeting place: Jaffa Gate
Saturday, October 28th, 13:30 and 16:30  
House for reservationInaccessabile Tour
Planner: the artist Ran Morin; a project initiated by the Jerusalem Municipality, Jerusalem Development Authority and Israel Antiquities Authority
Two sessions with the artist, Ran Morin, and a brief look at the archaeological garden project which he designed beneath Jaffa Gate, whose initial stage was recently completed. Morin will describe how the site was uncovered during archaeological excavations conducted by the Israel Antiquities Authority between 1989 and 1995, which were carried out in preparation for building the Mamilla project. He will also talk about the impressive findings that were unearthed at the site, including a section of an ancient aqueduct that was in use until the 20th century, a bathhouse, commercial streets from the Byzantine period, and a portion of the Old City wall that was built during the Ayyubid Period (13th century), which preceded the existing Ottoman wall. Following its discovery, the site was neglected and remained `buried` beneath parking garages and modern-day thoroughfares. The project aims to preserve the archaeological findings, make them accessible to the public, and incorporate the site in the Mamilla and Jaffa Gate complex at the entrance to the Old City, where it will be a historical exhibition.
2 open tours for the first 25 people in line. Reservations not required.
 
 
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7.
Custody of the Holy Land (Custodia di Terra Santa)
Meeting place: New Gate, the Old City
Saturday, October 28th, 11:00  
Inaccessabile Tour
Two simultaneous guided tours of this Old City compound that belongs to the Franciscan order of the Catholic Church. It consists of a monastery which has been active since the 16th century, as well as a church built in the Spanish baroque style in 1880, decorated with frescos and stained glass windows. The tours will also pass through the office area that illustrates how a 15th century building can change organically to meet the needs of its current occupants. In addition, visitors will be shown the clinic courtyard, the rooms that housed the former Franciscan pharmacy, and the small concealed door through which patients were brought inside.
In honor of the 800th anniversary of Franciscan presence in the Holy Land, the Upper Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi will be open for visits, which boasts of frescoes painted by Giotto.
Advance reservations required; each of the 2 tours is limited to 30 participants.
 
 
8.
The Poor Folk`s Cemetery
Meeting place: Zion Gate (outside the Old City walls)
Thursday, October 26th, 10:00 and 12:00 | Friday, October 27th, 9:00 and 11:00   
Tours of the neglected Samboski Jewish cemetery, which is located at the foot of the Tomb of King David and is where Jerusalem`s poor were buried for over 200 years. The tours will trace and tell the stories of the people who are buried there, whose names no longer appear on the gravestones, making them anonymous. The cemetery also used to be the site of splendid processions, which were held when old Torah scrolls were buried. The tours will last about one hour and 15 minutes and end at Zion Gate.
4 open tours for the first 35 people in line. Reservations not required.
 
 
9.
The Franciscan Ad Cenaculum Monastery
Mount Zion (next to King David`s Tomb)
Friday, October 27th, 15:00-18:00  
Inaccessabile Tour
The monastery was built in the 1930s on land formerly occupied by the old Franciscan Order, which they were expelled from in the 16th century. The small church in the compound, which is decorated with colorful windows and modern sculptures, faces the Room of the Last Supper. The intimate garden was recently renovated and offers a peaceful and green break from the hustle and bustle of Mount Zion. There is also a small modern chapel with stained glass windows at the bottom of the garden.
Open house and open tours. Reservations not required.
 
 
10.
The Vanishing Neighborhoods
Meeting place; Jerusalem Cinematheque concourse, 11 Derech Hevron
Friday, October 27th, 12:30  
A journey in the footsteps of two neighborhoods in the Valley of Hinnom that have disappeared – Jurat el-Anab and Shama – whose story reflects the upheavals and changes that Jerusalem has undergone in the last hundred years. The two-hour tour will be led by Dr. Reuven Gafni, who researches Jewish settlement in Jerusalem and the Land of Israel in the modern period. The tour will also pass through Teddy Park, where remains of homes from the Jurat el-Anab neighborhood were found, and will end at the Hutzot Hayotzer workshops that are situated within some of the neighborhood`s ancient homes.
Open tour. Reservations not required.
 
 
11.
Development Works at the Valley of Hinnom
Meeting place; Jerusalem Cinematheque concourse, 11 Derech Hevron
Saturday, October 28th, 10:30  
Inaccessabile Tour
The architect Avner Simon, from the Arad-Simon architecture firm that is planning the development works at the Valley of Hinnom, leads this tour at one of the most beautiful spots in the city – an area that boasts of an ancient landscape and is part of a national park that envelops the walls of the Old City. Development and conservation projects in and near the valley will be presented, whose planning was initiated by the Jerusalem Development Authority and the Israel Nature and Parks Authority. The two-hour tour will also talk about the planning challenges inherent in this highly sensitive part of the city, which is a meeting place between diverse populations, rare natural assets, and historical, archaeological and religious sites. Participants are advised to wear walking shoes and a hat and come equipped with ample water.
Open tour. Reservations not required.
 
 
12.
Rockefeller Library
27 Sultan Suleiman St.
Thursday, October 26th, 16:30;   Thursday, October 26th, 17:15  
Inaccessabile Tour
A visit at the library of the Israel Antiquities Authority, which is located inside the Rockefeller Museum and is the most important archaeology library in the Middle East. The library, which opened at the beginning of the British Mandate period, boasts of an old and extensive collection of publications dealing with archaeology in the Land of Israel and its neighbors. The collection includes rare books from the 16th and 17th centuries, some of which were written by European pilgrims and contain impressions from their travels in the Holy Land. Others were written by geographers and by people on military expeditions who came to the ancient Orient. The library`s storerooms and some of its treasures will be shown during these extraordinary 30-minute tours.
Advance reservations required; each of the two tours is limited to 15 participants.
 
 
13.
Archive of the American Colony Collections
Meeting place: Palm House Garden, American Colony Hotel, 1 Louis Vincent St.
Saturday, October 28th, 12:00;   Saturday, October 28th, 13:00   
Accessabile Tour
A visit at an archive that contains photographs, documents, newspaper clippings, and fine arts from the 19th century, which are records of major periods, key events, and daily life in the Levant as perceived by the members of a Messianic Christian collective from Chicago who settled in Jerusalem in 1881. These founders of the American Colony, who came to Jerusalem seeking spiritual redemption, gradually turned into a multinational, non-territorial and productive secular community consisting of 56 families. Its members introduced many social, educational, medical and economic initiatives in the city. The 45-minute sessions will be led by Rachel Lev, the curator of the American Colony Collections, during which she will describe the process of establishing the archive and its importance to local historiography. Each session at the archive will last about an hour.
Advance reservations required; each of the 2 sessions is limited to 15 participants.
 
 
14.
Sacred and Profane at the Hebrew University
Meeting place: Frank Sinatra Concourse on the university campus
Friday, October 27th, 10:00  
The wall-like campus that was built after the Six Day War contains remnants of the original Hebrew University campus. The tour will be led Tal Hanaya, a tour guide and Jerusalem researcher and will simulate a journey in time starting in the early days of the university at the Gray Hill Estate, including the various blueprints and the special significance of the buildings, which have since then become legends. The two-hour tour will end at the Hecht Synagogue, which was designed by the architect, Ram Karmi.
* Participants are required to show identification when entering the university campus.
Open tour. Reservations not required.
 
 
15.
Commemoration Architecture
Ammunition Hill, 5 Zalman Shragai St.
Thursday, October 26th, 10:00,   Thursday, October 26th, 11:00,   Thursday, October 26th, 12:00,   Thursday, October 26th, 13:00,   Thursday, October 26th, 14:00,   Thursday, October 26th, 15:00,   Thursday, October 26th, 16:00   | Friday, October 27th, 9:00,   Friday, October 27th, 10:00,   Friday, October 27th, 11:00,   Friday, October 27th, 12:00,  
Accessabile Tour
A tour of two projects at Ammunition Hill, whose construction was recently completed - Jerusalem Park and Commemoration Hall. As part of the landscape design, the front section of the new Jerusalem Park, which extends across an area of nearly two acres, features a set of plaques that depict the story of modern-day Jerusalem prior to the Six Day War. Commemoration Hall is dedicated to the 182 Israeli soldiers who died in the battle for Jerusalem. Its design reflects an unconventional means of commemoration, using elements such as simulations, music, fire, water, touchscreens, and personal items belonging to the fallen soldiers. The photography exhibit "JerusaLENS" is currently on display in the conference hall, which was recently converted into a gallery,
Advance reservations required; each of the 12 tours is limited to 40 participants.
 
 
16.
Colonial Jerusalem
Meeting place: the plaza at the entrance to Jaffa Gate
Friday, October 27th, 14:00  
House for reservation
For thirty years, Jerusalem was planned and built under the British Mandate government. During that period, Britain ruled about one-third of the world`s territory and under it scores of cities were planned and built, new and old alike. How did all of that affect Jerusalem? How can the term "colonial city" be reconciled with Jerusalem`s standing as the Holy City? And how does all that relate to the Arts and Crafts movement, garden cities and capital cities? Marking the 100th anniversary of the start of the British Mandate in Jerusalem, Dr. Noah Hysler Rubin leads this tour that asks whether Jerusalem is a colonial city. The tour will examine the planning of the Holy City in the vicinity of Jaffa Gate and along the Old City walls and review the changes that took place along one of the city`s main thoroughfares – Derech Hevron. The tour will end at the Jerusalem House of Quality where materials from the Virtual Archive of Architecture and Urban Planning in the Mandate Period will be screened. The archive is currently being established by Prof. Mike Turner and Dr. Noah Hysler Rubin with backing from the Jerusalem Development Authority.
Open tour. Reservations not required.
 
 
17.
Light on Stone
Meeting place: Zahal Square, next to City Hall
Thursday, October 26th, 19:00  
Accessabile Tour
A project under the management of Eden – The Jerusalem Center Development Company
An opportunity to hear how the monument lighting project along Jaffa Road was conceived, how the planning process was carried out, and how everything was coordinated with the community, including residents, shopkeepers and building owners. The tour, which will be led the project manager, Itzik Pariente, and the lighting designer, Kobi Rosenthal (from Gil Teichman – The Art of Light), will also talk about the challenges involved in illuminating buildings and the lighting techniques that were chosen. The 90-minute tour will end at Zion Square.
Open tour. Reservations not required.
 
 
18.
Old and New in Safra Square
Meeting place: Safra Square, the Concrete Cushions complex, next to the entrance to Building 3
Thursday, October 26th, 12:00 and 16:00  
Accessabile Tour
Architect: Jack A. Diamond; Preservation architects: Kolker-Kolker-Epstein, Peter Bogod, 1992
A tour of the Safra Square campus and its historical buildings which have been adapted to contemporary use. The 90-minute tour includes Russian Consulate building and the Bergheim House in the back, the old City Hall building that dates back to the British Mandate period, the former Russian hospital, the Barclays Bank vault, and a breathtaking view of Zahal Square.
4 open tours for the first 40 people in line. Reservations not required.
 
 
19.
Lifta Documentation and Survey
Urban Design Center – The Model House, Safra Square, Building 1, Floor -1
Thursday, October 26th, 19:00 – open evening and lectures   | Friday, October 27th, 9:00-13:00 - open exhibition  
House for reservationAccessabile Tour
The event was canceled

Between 2013 and 2017, the Conservation Department at the Israel Antiquities Authority documented and conducted an extensive survey of the village of Lifta in order to ensure maximum conservation of the site (against the backdrop of the approved Plan 6036 which applies to the area). It is one of the most comprehensive documentation efforts dealing with a historical site that have ever been undertaken in Israel, which led to uncovering findings and a renewed understanding of the development stages of the village. The project also included comprehensive documentation of the village and its surroundings: an environmental and landscape survey, a natural resources survey, an archaeological survey, historical documentation of the village and the public space, and an analysis of the population`s composition. The documentation was conducted by a team of architects and engineers from the Conservation Department at the Israel Antiquities Authority as well as architecture firms and experts from different fields.
In honor of the opening of the exhibition: Lifta: A Traditional Village and Rare Legacy. Unveiling the Findings of the Israel Antiquities Authority Survey. The findings of the survey and the exhibition will be on display at the Model House until the beginning of November.
Open exhibition and lectures. Reservations not required.
 
 
20.
The Post Hostel
23 Jaffa Rd. (the entrance is from 3 Koresh St., 3rd floor)
Thursday, October 26th, 15:00 | Friday, October 27th, 13:00   |Saturday, October 28th, 13:00  
Accessabile Tour
Original building architects: Austen St. Barbe Harrison and Percy Winter, 1938; Hostel architect: Michael Azoulay, 2017
Short tours of this hostel designed in a spirited urban style, located on the top floor of the main post office in downtown Jerusalem. The original building, which was designed by two of the most prominent architects of the British Mandate period, is a blend of the International Style and local Mediterranean motifs, such the seven arches found along the main entranceway. An opportunity to see how land use designation has been changed and witness urban renewal at its best.
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3 open tours for the first 20 people in line. Reservations not required.
 
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