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The Jerusalem House of Quality
12 Derech Hevron
Thursday, October 26th, 10:00-17:00 | Friday, October 27th, 10:00-17:00 |    Saturday, October 28th, 10:00-17:00.    Guided tours will start every hour on the hour until 17:00   on Thursday and Saturday and until 16:00 on Friday.  
House for reservationAccessabile Tour
Architect: Clifford Holliday, 1925
Tours of this historic building which was once an annex of the St. John Eye Hospital that was run by an order of British knights (now the Mount Zion Hotel). Apart from its panoramic view of the Old City walls and Mount Zion, the building also boasts of a fountain in its courtyard, a room decorated with Armenian tiles and crests of Scottish aristocracy. There is also a replica of a silver scroll made 2,700 years ago, which bears a priestly blessing written in early Hebrew script. In addition to hearing about the building`s history, tour participants will also visit the studios of the artisans working there today, who will demonstrate ancient and modern jewelry-making techniques. The tours will conclude with a guided view of the Old City walls from the building`s rooftop.
Open house. Reservations not required.
The Scottish Church
1 David Remez St. (between Liberty Bell Park and the Khan Theater)
Thursday, October 26th, guided tour at 17:00   | Friday, October 27th, guided tour at 10:00 |   Saturday, October 28th, 9:30-21:30, guided tours will start at 13:00 and 14:00.   
Architect: Clifford Holliday, 1930
An open house at the church and the guesthouse, both located in a compound built between 1927 and 1930 to commemorate Scottish soldiers who served in the British army and died in World War I. The church is also called St. Andrews Church, named after one of Jesus`s 12 disciples and the patron saint of Scotland. To give it an ancient look, the church was intentionally built out of yellowish chalkstone that tends to age relatively fast. On Thursday and Friday, Nir Ortal, a Jerusalem tour guide and the director of the photograph archive at the Ben Zvi Institute, will join tours and talk about the ideas, the people and the conflicts behind the construction of the church and about the figures and animals that were memorialized in it. 
Open house and open tours. Reservations not required.
The Home of the Artist Birgitta Yavari-Ilan
30 Tura St., Yemin Moshe
Friday, October 27th, 10:00-13:00 | Saturday, October 28th, 17:00-20:00  
Inaccessabile Tour
Architect: unknown, 1860; Addition: the architect Lev Stern, 1979
A visit at one of the original Mishkenot Sha`ananim homes that overlooks the walls of the Old City. A wing was added to it after the Swedish artist, Birgitta Yavari-Ilan, moved in the 1970s. The visit includes a short tour of the house, which is filled with traditional Swedish furniture and artifacts, as well as Birgitta`s own paintings. Visitors will also get to meet the artist, who is known for her love for Israel. Entry to the house will be in groups of 25 every thirty minutes.
Open tours. Reservations not required.
Inbal Hotel
3 Jabotinsky St.
Thursday, October 26th, 15:00 and 16:30  
Accessabile Tour
Architect: Yacov Rechter, 1983; Architect of Building Expansion and Refurbishment: Michael Schwartz & Associates, since 2011
Tours of this iconic building (designed by the late Yacov Rechter , a recipient of the
Israeli Prize for Architecture) which exemplifies a modern interpretation of traditional Jerusalem.
The tour will be led by Architect Michael Schwartz. He will discuss the language created by Rechter and how it has been incorporated into the new design, in addition to reviewing the hotel’s historical background.
The tours will conclude with a breathtaking view of the Old City from the hotel’s rooftop business lounge.
2 open tours for the first 20 people in line. Reservations not required.
The YMCA Building
26 David HaMelech St.
Thursday, October 26th, 16:00 | Friday, October 27th, 16:00   | Saturday, October 28th, 16:00  
Inaccessabile Tour
Architect: Arthur Loomis Harmon, 1933
Come and hear about the history of this beautiful building, which was designed by one of the architects of the Empire State Building, and about the frescos and ceilings that decorate its various spaces. The hour-long tours will highlight motifs associated with the three major religions that are incorporated in the building. Participants will also be able to see the underground chapel.
3 open tours for the first 40 people in line. Reservations not required.
Between the YMCA and Katamon
Meeting place: the entrance to the YMCA, 26 David HaMelech St.
Thursday, October 26th, 17:00 | Saturday, October 28th, 15:00  
The legendary YMCA and Katamon soccer fields – which are considered heritage sites by every Jerusalem soccer fan – are also intensive urban spaces that were, and still are, home to community life and real estate ventures. The two-hour tours, led by Roi Offenbacher from the Training Department at Hapoel Katamon Jerusalem, will talk about the fields and the unique folklore associated with soccer in Jerusalem, the social struggles, the politics, the songs sung by fans, and even a poem that laments the demise of the fields.
2 open tours. Reservations not required.
Beyond the Wall: Hidden Gardens and Parks
Meeting place: Abraham Gozlan Orchard behind the King David Hotel, 23 King David St.
Saturday, October 28th, 9:00  
Echologic Tour
A three-hour tour with Yisrael Galon, the Head of the Flowers and Flora Engineering Division at the Ministry of Agriculture, who will introduce participants to some of the tucked away gardens in downtown Jerusalem: Abraham Gozlan Orchard, container gardening in David`s Village, a hidden garden behind the David Citadel Hotel, a Muslim garden adjacent to the North Africa Jewish Heritage Center, the Zamenhof community garden, and a rooftop garden at the old YMCA field.
Advance reservations required; the tour is limited to 60 participants.
Lorenzo-Serafim House (HaMiffal)
3 HaMa`aravim St., Mahane Israel
Thursday, October 26th, 11:00-23:00 (open house)    ?Friday, October 27th, 10:00-17:00 (open house);   an art tour will be held at 13:00;    a tour with the architects Orit Ofek Feidman and Avner Ofek at 15:00.  
House for reservationFit for children
A visit at a house constructed in 1865 in Mahane Israel, the second Jewish neighborhood built outside the Old City walls and the first to be built as a private initiative of the Mugrabis – and also an opportunity to hear about the future plans for the building. The house changed hands a number of times and after being unoccupied for many years, it is now home to the HaMiffal artists cooperative. The 50 or so artists who belong to the HaMiffal community work in the building and also hold both scheduled events and spontaneous activities there. The tours led by HaMiffal docents will explain the works carried out there, whereas the tours with the architects Orit Ofek Feidman and Avner Ofek will recount the history of the building and present the model and future plans for it. The project is an initiative of and managed by Eden – The Jerusalem Center Development Company.
Open house and open tours. Reservations not required.
Graffiti in Jerusalem
Meeting place: the entrance gate to Mamilla Mall, Shlomo HaMelech St.
Friday, October 27th, 11:00 |   Saturday, October 28th, 11:00  
How does Jerusalem stone affect graffiti in the city? How does the street art scene in Jerusalem differ from other cities in Israel? And which pair of Jerusalem artists are considered the hottest names in the field?
A 90-minute tour led by Shachar Ben-Nun, an urban art guide from Alternative Tel Aviv tours, who will describe the young, yet wide-ranging, rich and diverse, world of graffiti in Jerusalem.
Advance reservations required; each tour is limited to 40 participants.
Nahalat Shiva from an Ecological Perspective
Meeting place: next to Moshe Shek`s sculpture, 8 Yoel Moshe Salomon St.
Friday, October 27th, 15:30  
Echologic Tour
Valentina Nelin, a sustainable building consultant, leads this hour-long tour. It will examine the built environment through an ecological lens, with a focus on the narrow and picturesque alleyways of Nahalat Shiva, which can serve as an ideal model for how to address problems associated with heat, cold, and a shortage of water – and even as a creative solution to affordable housing.
Open tour. Reservations not required.
Schocken Library
6 Balfour St., Rehavia
Friday, October 27th, 9:00;   Friday, October 27th, 9:45;   Friday, October 27th, 10:30.  
House for reservationInaccessabile Tour
Architect: Erich Mendelsohn, 1936
Tours of a building designed by the architect Erich Mendelsohn (who also designed the Weizmann House in Rehovot and Hadassah Hospital on Mount Scopus), which is considered one of Jerusalem`s architectural masterpieces. Tours of the building will be led by the architect Noam Seri from the Ben Zvi Institute, who will talk about the original blueprint of the building which was designed to house Salman Schocken`s library. Participants will also receive a rare glimpse of the beginning of the industrialization period in pre-State Israel, when each item in the building was designed by the architect himself – ranging from the door handles to the umbrella stand. The library is currently open to the public and the building also houses a Jewish Studies research institute. The tours will last about 30 minutes.
Advance reservations required; each of the 3 tours is limited to 35 participants.
A Jerusalem Chronicle
58 King George St.
Thursday, October 26th, 18:00 and 20:00    (the Wolfson Museum of Jewish Art will be open from 18:00 to 20:00) |   Friday, October 27th, 9:00 and 11:00    (the Wolfson Museum of Jewish Art will be open from 9:00 to 11:00)  
Accessabile Tour
Architect: Dr. Alexander Friedman, 1958
Tours full of experiences and surprises that will recount the story behind King George Street in Jerusalem, which is one of the more interesting streets in the country and is home to buildings and sites of national and historical importance, one next to the other. The 90-minute tours will start at the Wolfson Museum of Jewish Art in Hechal Shlomo, which opened about ten years after Israel`s establishment. From there, the tours will continue to the Great Synagogue, which was also designed by Dr. Alexander Friedman 24 years later. Other stops include the concourse in front of the National Institutions (the Jewish Agency and JNF), Yeshurun  Central Synagogue, Frumin House (the old Knesset building) and Horse Park, ending at Talitha Kumi School.
4 open tours for the first 45 people in line. Reservations not required.
Kehilat Har-El House
16 Shmuel HaNagid St.
Thursday, October 26th, 17:00-20:00 | Friday, October 27th, 15:00-17:30   | Saturday, October 28th, 12:30-17:00  
Inaccessabile Tour
A visit at a stone building that was constructed in stages between the end of the 19th century and 1900, apparently for a Christian family and as part of the Christian Crescent in the Amira neighborhood. The compound is also known as Churchill House because in 1941, during the British Mandate, one of the buildings was a guesthouse for British soldiers. The lower section of the building, which since 1962 has served as the Kehilat Har-El Reform synagogue, has a vaulted ceiling that testifies to its construction at the end of the 19th century. The visit also includes a look at the building`s original heating system room. Brief guided tours will start every hour.
Please note: access to the heating system room is via narrow and steep stairs.
Open house. Reservations not required.
Jerusalem Artists House
12 Shmuel HaNagid St.
Thursday, October 26th, 10:00-18:00 |   Friday, October 27th, 10:00-13:00 and a guided tour at 12:00 |   Saturday, October 28th, 11:00-14:00  
Accessabile Tour
An opportunity to become acquainted with this historic building constructed by the Ottomans in 1890, originally intended to be an orphanage. It was purchased in 1908 (along with the adjacent building) by the Jewish National Fund for the Bezalel School of Arts and Crafts, which was founded by Boris Schatz (who lived across the street). It was converted into the Bezalel National Museum in 1925, and remained such until the Israel Museum was built. The collections at the Bezalel National Museum were transferred to the new museum and formed the core of the Israel Museum`s collections. Since the middle of the 1960s, the building has housed the Association of Jerusalem Artists and Sculptors.
The ground floor features an exhibition of historic works dating back to the Bezalel period (Ze`ev Raban, Haviv Sasson) as well as an interactive display.
On Thursday and Saturday, the building will be open for unguided visits. On Friday at 12:00, Nir Ortal will lead a tour dealing with the history of the building, called: "From Boris Schatz and the Jerusalem Commune to the Jerusalem Artists House."
Open house and open tour. Reservations not required.
Schatz House
3 Bezalel St.
Thursday, October 26th, 16:30 (in English);   Thursday, October 26th, 17:15;   Thursday, October 26th, 18:00;   | Friday, October 27th, 9:00 (in English);   Friday, October 27th, 9:45;   Friday, October 27th, 10:30;   Friday, October 27th, 11:15;   Friday, October 27th, 12:00;   Friday, October 27th, 12:45;   Friday, October 27th, 13:30.  
Architect: unknown, 1908-1915
In honor of some new exhibitions of works by the Schatz family that are scheduled to open in the coming year in Israel and in Europe, and marking the 100th anniversary of the publication of Prof. Boris Schatz`s utopian novel, Built Jerusalem, visitors will be able to get a glimpse of the compound where members of the Schatz family lived and worked in the 20th century. Their house is located next to the Bezalel School of Arts and Crafts, which was founded by the head of the family, Prof. Boris Schatz, and later became the Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design. The compound was home to Schatz, his wife Olga Pavzner, and their children Bezalel and Zahara (who later received the Israel Prize for art). It also housed the family`s private studio. Over the years other artists took up residence there, including Ze`ev Raban and Mordecai Ardon. The tours, led by Jimmy Levinson who is a scion of the family and the executor of the estate, will include a brief explanation about the compound, a tour of the house, and a look at some of the works created by the family.
Advance reservations required; each of the 10 tours is limited to 20 participants.
Urban Renewal in Historical Districts
Meeting place: the corner of Diskin St. and Keren Kayemet St.
Saturday, October 28th, 10:00   
House for reservation
A tour led by the architect, Marla Haber Goldstein, who specializes in restoring historical buildings and neighborhoods. The tour relies on research she conducted while studying for a M.A. in Architecture and Town Planning at the Technion, which dealt with the restoration of neighborhoods in historical districts and focused on residential neighborhoods in Jerusalem as a test case. The tour will pass through Rehavia and Sha`arei, where Haber Goldstein will talk about the original blueprints, changes that were made to them over the years, and additions to buildings that are considered historical landmarks. The tour will be in English and last about two hours.
Open tour. Reservations not required.
Levi Eshkol`s Home
46 Ben Maimon Blvd., Rehavia
Thursday, October 26th, 17:00 and 19:30 |Friday, October 27th, 10:00 and 11:00 –   tours dealing with the history of the house led by Pazit Schweid,   the director of the Urban Communities and Urban Activities department at SPNI;   at 12:30, there will be tours dealing with the restoration works,   led by the preservation architect, Moshe Shapira.  
Accessabile Tour
Architect: Benjamin Chaikin, 1933
A guided tour of this house that was originally built for Julius Jacobs, the deputy governor of Jerusalem during the British Mandate period, and his family members. Designed in the International Style, the exterior walls of the house are covered with plaster and not stone, which is unusual for Jerusalem. The design also incorporates local motifs, such as arches. Between 1950 and 1974, it served as the official Prime Minister`s Residence and was home to David Ben Gurion, Levi Eshkol and Golda Meir. (Golda`s famous kitchen was located here). In 1977, it was handed over to Yad Levi Eshkol, a nonprofit organization that commemorates the life and work of the former Israeli Prime Minister.
The house underwent extensive renovation and restoration works and currently houses the offices of the Society for the Protection of Nature in Israel (SPNI) and Yad Levi Eshkol.
5 open tours. Reservations not required. The tours on Thursday are limited for the first 30 people in line. The tours on Friday are limited for the first 40 people in line.
The Van Leer Institute and Polonsky Academy
43 Jabotinsky St., Talbieh
Friday, October 27th, 11:00  
Accessabile Tour
Campus and original building architects: Reznik Architects and Powsner Architects, the 1960s; New construction blueprint and Polonsky Academy architects: Chyutin Architects, 2014
A tour with the architect, Bracha Chyutin, who made the blueprint for the new construction at the Van Leer Complex and Polonsky Academy. The tour will start with a brief lecture about the project, which won an architecture competition in 2008. The 90-minute lecture and tour will talk about the new construction design and the contemporary style academy that make use of cutting-edge construction methods, but also manage to blend in harmoniously with the previous group of buildings. The lecture will be held in the Van Leer Auditorium at the entrance to the Institute.
Open lecture and open tour. Reservations not required.
An Evening Tour of the Lepers` Home
The Hansen Center for Design, Media and Technology, 14 Gedaliah Alon St., Talbieh
Thursday, October 26th, 10:00-23:00 (open house),    evening guided tours at 20:00, 21:00 and 22:00 |   Friday, October 27th, 10:00-14:00  
An open house and guided evening tours by candlelight of the former Hansen Hospital. Until the year 2000, it served as a refuge for people with leprosy, remaining off limits to visitors from the outside and shrouded in mystery. During the tours and against the backdrop of the darkness of night, participants will get a sense of how the hospital`s patients led their daily lives, some of whom stayed there until they died.
The 45-minute tours will trace the history of the compound and explain what Hansen`s disease is (commonly known as leprosy). The tours will start in the garden and pass through the annexes surrounding it – including the isolation rooms, the laundry, the doctor`s office and the sty – and continue from there to the main building which is now occupied by artists and creators from different disciplines.
During Open House weekend, tour participants will also have access to the exhibitions and on-site workshops in the building, including the former patients` rooms (currently classrooms), the former chapel (now a screening room) and the historical exhibitions.
There will also be an exhibition at the Mamuta Art and Media Center.
Open House and 3 open tours for the first 30 people in line. Reservations not required.
Museum for Islamic Art
2 Palmach St.
Friday, October 27th, 10:30, 11:30 and 12:30 |   Saturday, October 28th, 10:30, 11:30 and 12:30  
Accessabile Tour
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 sought to display one of 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.
6 open tours for the first 40 people in line. Reservations not required.
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