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The Worldwide North Africa Jewish Heritage Center
16 David HaMelech St. (in the courtyard)
Thursday, October 18th, 9:30 and 10:30  
Accessabile Tour
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.
HaMa`aravim Neighborhood
Meeting place: the Agron St. entrance to Independence Park
Friday, October 19th, 11:00  
House for reservation
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.
The House in the HaMa`aravim Neighborhood
11 HaMa`aravim St.
Thursday, October 18th, 10:00-12:00 and 15:00-18:00;    Friday, October 19th, 10:00-14:00;   Saturday, October 20th, 14:00-18:00  
House for reservation
A visit at an old house in the Mahane Israel neighborhood that was constructed in 1868. It is one of around 30 homes that were built outside the Old City walls by a group of Jews formerly from North Africa – called Ma`aravim. The stone house has vaulted ceilings and its two stories are built around an inner courtyard, in the center of which there is an old vineyard. About ten years ago, the house was bought by a French businessman, after which it was renovated and converted into boutique suites named Villa Mamilla.
Open house. Reservations not required.
The Post Hostel
23 Jaffa Rd. (the entrance is from 3 Koresh St.) 3rd floor
Thursday, October 18th, 15:00;   Friday, October 19th, 13:00;   Saturday, October 20th, 13:00  
Accessabile Tour
Original building architects: Austen St. Barbe Harrison and Percy Winter, 1938; Hostel architect: Michael Azoulay, 2017
Brief tours of this hostel designed in a vibrant 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 Middle Eastern motifs, such the seven arches found along the main entranceway. An opportunity to see a land use change and urban renewal at their best.
3 open tours for the first 20 people in line. Reservations not required.
Nahalat Shiva from an Ecological Perspective
Meeting place: next to Moshe Shek`s sculpture, 8 Yoel Moshe Salomon St.
Friday, October 19th, 15:30  
Echologic Tour
Valentina Nelin, a sustainable building consultant, leads this hour-long tour that will examine the built environment through an ecological lens. The focus will be 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 provide a creative solution for affordable housing.
Open tour. Reservations not required.
New Hoteliery in the Historic Downtown
Meeting place: Zion Square, next to the new Hasmashbir building
Thursday, October 18th, 16:30  
House for reservation
The architect, Yaron Kupershtock, will present two projects designed by his firm in downtown Jerusalem – two hotels in the vicinity of Zion Square – which exemplify the contemporary spirit of urban hotel accommodations. Its characteristics include use of the public space in the city center as an accommodations space. During the tour, Kupershtock will focus on the architectural challenge of incorporating modern construction in a historic fabric and the manner in which he chose to add modern additions and color to the historic buildings.
Open tour. Reservations not required.
Cinema Hostel
4 Shamai St.
Thursday, October 18th, 17:30   Thursday, October 18th, 18:15   Thursday, October 18th, 19:00  
Accessabile Tour
Renovation and conversion architect: Liat Argaman, 2018
A glimpse of a newly opened hotel situated in a building that used to house the Orion movie theater in downtown Jerusalem. It was built in 1938, inspired by Radio City Music Hall in New York. The 30-minute tours will point out the changes and adjustments that were made in order to convert the building into a modern hotel, while at the same time preserving the old building`s structural elements.
Advance reservations required; each of the 3 tours is limited to 15 participants.
Along the Light Rail Route
Meeting place: the corner of Jaffa Rd. and Hanevieem St.
Saturday, October 20th, 17:00  
House for reservation
A two-hour tour along Jaffa Road led by Malka Eliyahu-Kosovitch, which will pass by historic neighborhoods and end at Nordau Square. She will talk about preservation and renewal issues in light of the hi-rise construction in downtown Jerusalem and the renewal project underway at the entrance to the city.
Open tour. Reservations not required.
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.
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.  
Accessabile Tour
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.
A Hybrid Hostel
Stay Inn Hostel. 21 King George St.
Thursday, October 18th, 16:00, 16:45 and 17:30  
Inaccessabile Tour
Interior design: Yaron Tal, 2017
A glimpse of a hostel with a contemporary, multicolored and carefully planned design, located in a building in downtown Jerusalem. During the tours,one of the developers, Mati Roffe, will talk about hostel accommodations today and recount the story behind the opening of this particular one.
3 open tours for the first 25 people in line. Reservations not required.
Jerusalem Artists House
12 Shmuel HaNagid St.
Friday, October 19th, 11:00  
Accessabile Tour
A tour with the guide, Nir Ortal, dealing with the history of the building, which was constructed by the Ottomans in 1890 as an orphanage. It was purchased in 1908 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 a museum in 1925 and remained as such until the Israel Museum was built, at which time its collections were transferred and formed the core of the Israel Museum`s collections. Since the middle of the 1960`s, 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.
Open tour. Reservations not required.
Schatz House
3 Bezalel St.
Thursday, October 18th, 16:30 (in English)   Thursday, October 18th, 17:15   Thursday, October 18th, 18:00   Friday, October 19th, 9:00 (in English),    Friday, October 19th, 9:45   Friday, October 19th, 10:30   Friday, October 19th, 11:15   Friday, October 19th, 12:00   Friday, October 19th, 12:45   Friday, October 19th, 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 was 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.
The Bezalel Pavilion
10 Shmuel HaNagid St.
Friday, October 19th, 9:00-13:00  
Fit for childrenAccessabile Tour
Guided visits at the back-to-school pavilion of the Department of Architecture at the Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design. It was built by third-year Architecture students as part of a Design-Build summer course. The design of the pavilion, which calculated climatic and engineering-related parameters using digital optimization processes, is made out of natural and recycled raw materials, and primarily pruned branches. The branches were collected in cooperation with the Jerusalem Municipality, after which they were 3D printed, cataloged, and milled using a robotic arm.
The Bezalel course was a collaborative undertaking that included the Jerusalem Municipality, Kedmor Engineers, Nesher, Negev Ecology, the Casali Center at the Hebrew University, the Israeli Green Building Council and the Ministry of Environmental Protection.
Tutor: the architect, Barak Pelman; Assistants: the architect, Lior Sakori, and the designer, Guni Kofman
Students: Yarden Dayan, Yvegeny Dumio, Anastasia Doroshenko, Sa`id Elias, Odelia Ezaguri, David Gershowitz, Eden Libat, Galia Marzel, Yitzhak Ohayon, Tali Sakin
Open visits. Reservations not required.
Kehilat Har-El House
16 Shmuel HaNagid St.
Thursday, October 18th, 17:00-20:00 Saturday, October 20th, 14:00-17:00;   brief guided tours will start every hour  
Inaccessabile Tour
A visit at a stone building that was constructed in stages starting at the end of the 19th century. It was where the family of Josef Pascal Albina lived, who was a Christian Arab developer and businessman who built a number of famous buildings in Jerusalem, including the YMCA, King David Hotel, the legendary Rex Cinema and the old post office on Jaffa Road. The compound is also known as Churchill House because in 1941 it was a guesthouse for British soldiers. The lower section of the building has served as the Kehilat Har-El Reform synagogue since 1962. The visit also includes a look at the at the building`s original heating system room.
Please note: access to the heating system room is via narrow and steep stairs.
Open house. Reservations not required.
Ratisbonne Monastery
26 Shmuel Hanagid St.
Saturday, October 20th, 10:00-16:30  
House for reservationInaccessabile Tour
Architect: M. Doumet, 1876-1897
A chance to go inside the Ratisbonne Monastery, an intriguing building with a Baroque façade that is concealed behind a stone wall. The tours will include different sections of this French Catholic monastery that was founded by Alphonse Ratisbonne, a French Jew who converted to Christianity. The building also served as an orphanage and a school in the past. In addition, participants will be shown the chapel, library, inner hall, tower and courtyard. The tours (conducted alternately in Hebrew and English) will be led by monks who study at the monastery. Guided tours will leave from the main entrance every 30 minutes.
Open tours. Reservations not required.
Schocken Library
6 Balfour St., Rehavia
Friday, October 19th, 9:00   Friday, October 19th, 9:45   Friday, October 19th, 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. The 30-minute tours will be led by the architect Noam Seri from the Ben Zvi Institute, who will talk about the architecture and the blueprint for Salman Schocken`s library. Participants will also get 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 building currently houses a library open to the public as well as a Jewish Studies research institute.
Advance reservations required; each of the 3 tours is limited to 35 participants.
A Jerusalem Chronicle
58 King George St.
Thursday, October 18th, 19:00 and 20:00    (the Wolfson Museum of Jewish Art will be open from 18:00 to 20:00)    Friday, October 19th, 10:00   (the Wolfson Museum of Jewish Art will be open from 9:00 to 11:00)  
Accessabile Tour
Architects: Dr. Alexander Friedman and Meir Rubin, 1958
Experience- and surprise-filled tours that will introduce participants to the building that houses the Wolfson Museum of Jewish Art at Hechal Shlomo, which was built about a decade after Israel`s establishment as the seat of the Chief Rabbinate. The hour-long tours will include a guided panoramic view of Old and New Jerusalem from the roof of the building (with an emphasis on the architecture) as well as a brief visit at the museum to see the artifacts on display there.
3 open tours for the first 45 people in line. Reservations not required.
The Van Leer Institute and Polonsky Academy
43 Jabotinsky St., Talbieh
Friday, October 19th, 11:00  
Accessabile Tour
Campus and original building architects: Reznik Architects and Powsner Architects, the 1960`s; 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 designed the Polonsky Academy. For this and other groundbreaking projects, her firm, Chyutin Architects, was awarded a lifetime achievement award for excellence in architecture in 2018.
The tour will start with a brief lecture about the project, which won an architecture competition in 2008. During the 90-minute lecture and tour, Chyutin will talk about the new construction plan and the contemporary style academy that incorporate cutting-edge building techniques, but also manage to blend in harmoniously with the previous group of buildings on campus.
The lecture will be held in the Van Leer Auditorium at the entrance to the Institute.
Open lecture and open tour. Reservations not required.
Millionaires and Lepers All Together
Meeting place: Jerusalem Theater concourse, 20 Marcus St., Talbieh
Thursday, October 18th, 16:00  
A tour that will tell the story of one of Jerusalem`s most upscale neighborhoods. For decades, Talbieh was home to aristocratic Christian Arab families and people suffering from leprosy. Led by the tour guide Cila Gera, the three-hour tour will pass by the stately homes in Talbieh, most of which were built about 100 years ago, and talk about the prominent people who lived in the neighborhood, the headquarters of the British Royal Air Force, the headquarters of the Lehi underground movement, and other events that took place there.
Open tour. Reservations not required.
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