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21.
Novy Jeruzalem
Museum of the Underground Prisoners, 1 Mishol HaGvura, Russian Compound
Thursday, October 18th, 13:00 and 16:00   Friday, October 19th, 10:00 and 12:00  
Architect: Martin Ivanovich Eppinger, 1864
Guided tours led by the museum director, Yoram Tamir, at one of the most impressive sites in the city, originally built as an inn for Russian pilgrims visiting the Holy Land. During the British Mandate period it was converted into a prison, where members of the Jewish underground movements were also incarcerated. In Its third and current metamorphosis, it is a museum dedicated to the role played by the underground movements in the struggle to establish the State of Israel. It features a reconstruction of the Mandate period prison, including the inmates` cells, workshops, synagogue, solitary confinement block, and gallows. The two-hour tours will highlight the museum`s architecture and the restoration works underway at the Russian Compound.
4 open tours for the first 40 people in line. Reservations not required.
 
 
 
22.
Mount Herzl Without Heroes
Meeting place: the entrance to Mount Herzl Military Cemetery
Thursday, October 18th, 16:00 Saturday, October 20th, 11:00  
Tours of Israel`s National Military Cemetery led by Roi Offenbacher, the author of More Than One, Less Than Two. The two-hour tours will examine the design of the cemetery as a reflection of mourning practices in Israel, while illustrating how military headstones have undergone revisions as a result of changes occurring in the collective memory. Offenbacher will focus on stories about fallen IDF soldiers, the circumstances of whose deaths have been defined as "fell in the line of duty" or "died while in service." He will also talk about the politics, the hierarchy and the exclusion in Israeli bereavement.
2 open tours. Reservations not required.
 
 
23.
Neighborhoods and Homes on Jaffa Road
Meeting place: the intersection of Jaffa Rd. and Strauss Street
Friday, October 19th, 11:30 Saturday, October 20th, 11:30  
House for reservation
Tours led by Rafi Kfir from "Ahavat Yerushalayim" (Jerusalem-Love) of two neighborhoods built in the 19th century - Ezrat Yisrael and Even Yisrael – including some of their remaining stately buildings, such as Navon House, Pasha House, the Kaminitz Hotel and another important building that did not survive – the German Consulate. Kfir will review the historical story behind the neighborhoods and buildings and talk about their architecture. The 90-minute tours will end at Davidka Square.
2 open tours. Reservations not required.
 
 
24.
The City Square
Urban Design Center – The Model House, Safra Square, Building 1, Floor -1
Thursday, October 18th, 17:00  
A two-hour tour with Dana Burstein, a public space architect at the Jerusalem Municipality, which will start with a visit at the Urban Design Center and a presentation about contemporary and future development trends pertaining to the public space. From there, the tour will continue to the city squares located along Jaffa Road as they prepare for night to descend on them: Zahal Square, Generali Square, Zion Square, Davidka Square, and Valero Square in front of the Mahane Yehuda market. Burstein will talk about the central role played by the squares in the urban space, as places where citizens gather and meet, the installations put up there in recent years, and plans for the future.
Open tour for the first 30 people in line. Reservations not required.
 
 
25.
The Institute of Archaeology
Meeting place: Nancy Reagan Plaza, at the end of road inside the campus
Thursday, October 18th, 14:30-17:30  
Architects: Carl Rubin and Itzhak Yavetz, 1941
A look at collection at the Hebrew University`s Institute of Archaeology, which is located in a historical International Style building (that won a competition judged by Erich Mendelsohn, Zalman Schocken and Alexander Klein). It was planned to be a museum and now serves as an institute for archaeological research and studies. The original two-story structure was designed in the shape of a cube, featuring straight lines and a row of tall windows in the exhibition halls and spaces where the collections are kept. The intention was to capture natural light and accentuate the height of the ceilings. The tour will talk about the building`s architecture and the story behind its construction. The original museum hall that contains the Institute`s collections, usually closed to the public, will be open during the designated visiting hours. The entrance to the Mount Scopus campus is through the main pedestrian gate (next to the plaza when coming from Hadassah Hospital).
Open house. Reservations not required.
 
 
26.
The Garden Tomb
Conrad Schick Lane that is accessed via Nablus Rd.
Thursday, October 18th, 8:00-20:00 (the last tour is at 19:00)   Saturday, October 20thh, 8:00-20:00   (the last tour is at 19:00; a musical ensemble will perform starting at 20:00).    Guided tours in Hebrew and English will be conducted every hour on the hour.    On Saturday night October 20th, from 20:00 to 21:30,    the Miqedem ensemble will play music in the garden. Entrance is free of charge.   
Guided tours of a well-tended garden at a holy site sacred to Protestants and Evangelists, who believe it once belonged to Joseph of Arimathea and is where Jesus was buried after his crucifixion (and not in the Church of the Holy Sepulchre as Catholics and members of the Orthodox churches hold to be true). Managed and maintained by a British charitable trust named the Garden Tomb Association, the site contains a number of lush alcoves that are used for prayer and to conduct Christian rites within the open garden atmosphere. The garden also features a huge rainwater cistern dating back to the Crusader period, an ancient wine press, and a dual-chamber burial cave. The 30-minute tours will talk about the history of the site and its significance to the pilgrims who come there.
Open garden and open tours. Reservations not required.
 
 
27.
The Top of the Spiral
Meeting place: the light rail station on Davidka Square
Friday, October 19th, 10:00  
A tour at the Clal Center in downtown Jerusalem that will leave participants optimistic. In recent years, the building has been undergoing renewal processes and changes in land use designation. The tour will be led by Matan Israeli, one of the founders of the Muslala artists group that founded the Terrace – which is a combination between an urban rooftop park, art and sustainability studio, public space, and research lab dealing with sustainable urban life. The Clal Building was built in the 1970`s on the ruins of the former "Torah v`Avoda" school and was Jerusalem`s first indoor shopping mall – a novel concept at the time. The 15-story structure, designed by the architect Dan Eytan, was supposed to be the first of a series of hi-rise buildings in the city center, but the plan never materialized due to the criticism that the Clal Center generated.
The tour will recount the history of the building and talk about the activities that currently take place there. Most of those activities are held in the public space in order to create a new model in which an act of art that has a social dimension occurs in the urban space and has an impact on it.
Open tour. Reservations not required.
 
 
28.
The 21st Floor
City Tower, the lobby can be accessed from 34 Ben Yehuda St.
Thursday, October 18th, 12:00-15:00;   tours will leave every 30 minutes from the lobby of the building.  
Architects: Israel Weichelder, Design Line; Interior design: Zvika Horesh, 2018
An opportunity to become acquainted with a novel and unusual project that transformed an abandoned floor of an office building into a boutique hotel. The tours will be led by the architect, Zvika Horesh, and the hotel manager, Eyal Shragai, who will talk about the unconventional design of the hotel, whose rooms are located on a ring surrounding the nucleus of the building. They will also present the different design solutions that were devised in order to adapt the rooms to the space and maximize the tower`s advantages – its breathtaking view of the city and its tall ceilings.
6 open tours for the first 15 people in line. Reservations not required.
 
 
29.
The Worldwide North Africa Jewish Heritage Center
16 David HaMelech St. (in the courtyard)
Thursday, October 18th, 9:30 and 10:30  
Architect: Lotan Rothman; Atrium design: Eli Moyal (Morocco), 2010
Malka Eliyahu-Kosovitch will be leading 45-minute tours of the Center, whose expansion project actively involved expert artisans from Morocco. The highlight of the building is its 20-meter high atrium, designed in a Spanish-Moorish style characteristic of Moroccan architecture and featuring plaster decorations and wood carvings.
2 open tours. Reservations not required.
 
 
30.
From a Lepers` House to a Creators` House
The Hansen Center for Design,14 Gedaliah Alon St., Talbieh
Thursday, October 18th, 10:00-17:00; Friday, October 19th, 10:00-13:00;   Saturday, October 20th, 10:00-17:00  
Architect: Conrad Schick, 1887
An open house at the Hansen Center, which until the year 2000 served as a refuge for people with leprosy, remaining off limits to visitors from the outside and shrouded in mystery. It was reopened following renovation and restoration works and is now a design, multimedia and technology center. It is also home to groups of artists and designers as well as advanced degree programs offered by the Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design.
During Open House weekend, visitors will have access to the exhibitions, on-site workshops, rooms of former patients (currently used as classrooms), the former chapel (now a screening room) and the historical exhibition.
Open house. Reservations not required.
 
 
31.
Museum for Islamic Art
2 HaPalmach St.
Friday, October 19th, 10:00, 11:00, 12:00 and 13:00   Saturday, October 20th, 10:00, 11:00, 12:00 and 13:00  
Architect: Dr. Alex Friedman, 1965-1974
Guided tours at this iconic modernist stone building that was designed to house a museum for Islamic art, while incorporating local elements such as arches and vertical narrow windows. Its construction in the heart of a residential neighborhood was commissioned by Ms. Vera Frances Salomons, who wanted to display the best collections of Islamic art in the world and also hoped to bring the peoples of the region closer together. The tours will talk about the architecture, the Museum`s collection and its rare artifacts.
8 open tours for the first 40 people in line. Reservations not required.
 
 
32.
In the Footsteps of Time
Museum for Islamic Art, 2 HaPalmach St.
Friday, October 19th, 10:15, 11:15, 12:15 and 13:15    Saturday, October 20th, 10:15, 11:15, 12:15 and 13:15  
A tour of the huge and dim vault that houses one of the Museum`s permanent collections – consisting of watches that once belonged to Sir David Salomons and is one of the three most important watch collections in the world. Visitors will be shown the rare watches, witness a live demonstration by the Museum`s watchmaker and hear the story of the theft of half of the collection in 1983, which were found and returned 25 years later. The tours will start with a brief explanation about the building.
8 open tours for the first 15 people in line. Reservations not required.
 
 
33.
Hamsa 555 Times
Museum for Islamic Art, 2 HaPalmach St.
Thursday, October 18th, 16:00, 17:00 and 18:00   Friday, October 19th, 10:30, 11:30 and 12:30   Saturday, October 20th, 10:30, 11:30 and 12:30  
Guided tours of the large hamsa exhibition currently on display at the Museum for Islamic Art, which features 555 different hamsas. The tours will start with a brief explanation about the modernist stone building that houses the Museum, which incorporates local elements such as arches and vertical narrow windows.
9 open tours for the first 40 people in line. Reservations not required.
 
 
34.
The Vehicle Compound
Meeting place: 207 Jaffa Rd.
Saturday, October 20th, 10:00    Saturday, October 20th, 11:00   
Tours led by Itzik Shviki, the director of the Jerusalem District of the Society for Preservation of Israel Heritage Sites, which will focus on the area located across from the Central Bus Station, known as the Vehicle Compound. The two- and three-story buildings in the Vehicle Compound were built in the 1920`s and 1930`s and form the urban beginnings of Jaffa Road and the historical entrance to the city. These buildings were designated historic landmarks by the Preservation Committee in 2012 and also by the District Planning Commission when the zoning plan for the entrance to the city was submitted. During the tours, Shviki will talk about the history of the compound and describe the struggle for the preservation of the buildings, which is still at its peak.
The tours will end in Allenby Square where the then mayor of Jerusalem, Hussein al-Husseini, surrendered to the British forces on December 9, 1917.
Advance reservations required; each of the two tours is limited to 70 participants.
 
 
35.
Tantur Ecumenical Institute
The intersection of Derech Hevron and HaRosmarin St.
Saturday, October 20th, 10:00-14:00   
Architect: Frank Montana, 1968-1972
A visit at this pastoral compound, which in the 19th century served as a hospital and was rebuilt at the beginning of the 1970`s in an American modernist style. The new building has impressive architectural qualities and is an unusual example of how American modernism of the 1960`s was adapted to Jerusalem materialןsm. Situated in one of the most charming spots overlooking Jerusalem and Bethlehem, the Tantur Institute now serves as an ecumenical academic center for Christians of all denominations.
Tours led by Ayelet Orpaz, a tour guide and expert on Christianity, will leave every 40 minutes from the tower at the entrance to the built compound. The last tour will start at 13:20.
Open house and open tours. Reservations not required.
 
 
36.
The French Hospital and Saint Louis Church
2 Shivtei Israel St.
Saturday, October 20th, 9:00-12:00   
A visit at a building that has an exquisite façade and incorporates Renaissance and Baroque motifs. It was built as a hospital around 130 years ago and was named after Louis IX, King of France. The brief tours, led by nuns who live at the facility, will recount the history of the hospital which is now a hospice for terminal patients of all religions. The tours will include a visit in the church and in one of the rooms in the building, where frescos painted by the French Count de Piellat about 120 years ago were recently uncovered.
* There will be no access to the roof or ward corridors.
Guided tours will start every 30 minutes. Reservations not required.
 
 
37.
The Jerusalem Center for Near East Studies
Hadassah Lampel St., Mount of Olives
Thursday, October 18th, 10:00, 10:30, 11:00, 14:00, 14:30, 15:00 and 15:30.   Guided tours will leave from the entrance to the building every 30 minutes   Friday, October 19th, 10:00, 10:30, 11:00, 14:00, 14:30, 15:00 and 15:30.   Guided tours will leave from the entrance to the building every 30 minutes.  
Architect: David Reznik, in collaboration the architect Franklin Fergusson, 1988
One of the most beautiful and imposing buildings erected in Israel since the 1980`s, which offers a panoramic view of the Old City from most of its spaces and is surrounded by a garden featuring plants mentioned in the Bible. The tours will include a short film, an explanation about the building, a taste of organ music, and a walk around the gardens. An opportunity to experience exciting architecture first hand. The tours, conducted in English, will be limited to the first 50 people in line. The film is in English, Hebrew, Arabic and Russian.
14 open tours. Reservations not required.
 
 
38.
Archive of the American Colony Collections
Meeting place: Palm House Garden, American Colony Hotel, 1 Louis Vincent St.
Friday, October 19th, 10:00   Friday, October 19th, 11:00   Friday, October 19th, 12:00  
A visit at an archive that contains photographs, documents, newspaper clippings and fine arts from the 19th century and beginning of the 20th century. They chronicle 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 and founded the American Colony. They came to Jerusalem seeking spiritual redemption and eventually became a multinational community consisting of 150 members, most of them Swedes and Americans. They were deeply involved in the life of the city and its culture in a period characterized by significant historical changes. The archive was started by the board of directors of the American Colony Hotel, all of whom are descendants of the founding communities. The 45-minute sessions, which include a look at some of the collections, will be led by Rachel Lev, who reorganized the historical collections and has accompanied the archive since it opened in 2014.
Advance reservations required; each of the 3 sessions is limited to 12 participants.
 
 
39.
HaMa`aravim Neighborhood
Meeting place: the Agron St. entrance to Independence Park
Friday, October 19th, 11:00  
Tzipi Ron – an environmental activist, recipient of Jerusalem`s Distinguished Citizen Award, chair of the Cultural Landscape Committee at Icomos, and member of the Municipal Conservation Committee – leads this tour. It will first pass through Independence Park, the Muslim cemetery and Mamilla Pool and from there enter HaMa`aravim – also known as Mahane Israel – which is a small and unusual neighborhood concealed between Agron Street and David HaMelech Street. During the two-hour tour, Ron will talk about the special design of the neighborhood and stop at some of its interesting buildings.
Open tour. Reservations not required.
 
 
40.
Behind the Scenes at Shaare Zedek Hospital
Meeting place: 12 Shmuel Beyth St., 4th floor lobby next to the main entrance
Friday, October 19th, 10:00 and 12:00  
A rare opportunity to tour sections of the hospital that are not normally accessible to the public and become acquainted with the complex logistical systems in place at the medical center: the heating/cooling center that regulates the hospital`s air conditioning and water systems, the central sterile supply department where sterilized instruments are processed for the 30,000 surgical procedures performed annually, the pharmacy storerooms and robot, the automated lab test setup, the computerized electric control room which distributes electricity to all the units in the hospital, and the emergency preparedness system for unconventional terrorist attacks. The 90-minute tours will be led by Gadi Ilan, Director of Logistics and Engineering, and a representative from the Public Affairs Department.
* Free parking is available in the lot adjacent to the hospital, at the entrance facing the Beitar Lot.
2 open tours for the first 50 people in line. Reservations not required.
 
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