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82.
The Templer Cemetery
41 Emek Refaim St., German Colony
Friday, October 27th, 10:00-16:00 |   Saturday, October 28th, 10:00-16:00.   Guided tours will leave from the front gate every hour on the hour.  
House for reservation
Tours led by Miro Aharoni, the caretaker of these two cemeteries concealed behind a high stone wall on Emek Refaim Street. Aharoni will talk about the people who are buried there, how they came to the country, and for what purpose. Among them are an architect couple by the name of Amberger, and John Stanley, who after World War II purchased ships that brought Jewish refugees from Europe to Israel.
Open tours. Reservations not required.
 
 
83.
Jerusalem`s Nature Museum (Villa Decan)
6 Mohilever St., German Colony
Saturday, October 28th, 10:00-14:00;   guided tours will be held at 11:30 and 12:30  
House for reservationEchologic Tour
Architect: unknown, 19th century
The building, originally a private residence, was commissioned by a wealthy Armenian merchant named Decan, who wanted a luxurious estate that functions as a passive solar building ideally suited to Jerusalem`s climate. The house is surrounded by a large garden – which is currently the Nature Museum`s botanical garden. For a number of years the house was the official residence of Jerusalem`s Ottoman and British governors, explaining why it is replete with relics suggestive of its previous grandeur. The tours, led by Valentina Nelin who is a sustainable building consultant, will focus on the special ecological qualities of the historic building and the compound, issues associated with their conservation, and the history of the estate.
Open house and open tours. Reservations not required.
 
 
84.
The Community Garden at the Natural History Museum
The garden can be accessed via the gate in the parking lot on Hamagid St.
Saturday, October 28th, 10:00-14:00.   Guided tours will start every hour on the hour.  
Fit for childrenEchologic Tour
A visit at one of the leading community gardens in Israel, which also serves as a center for all the 70 community gardens in Jerusalem and for activities dealing with sustainability and urban agriculture. It features a 150-year-old restored orchard, a wealth of fruit trees and grapevines, spice plants, and vegetable and plant beds that attract butterflies and birds. In addition, there are ponds for fish and amphibians as well as a unique and old ornamental pool. The garden also has an on-site demonstration center that displays household farming devices, a neighborhood compost recycling center, a community gathering place and a rehabilitative nursery. Furthermore, a special series of sculptures is installed in the garden, created by the renowned artist, Israel Hadany. During the tours, the people active in the garden will talk about the projects they initiated there, including a venture for manufacturing products out of the spice plants that grow in the garden – distributed under "The Green Witch" brand - and a project to restore a water cistern and ornamental pool that were part of the ancient water system in the compound.
Open garden. Reservations not required.
 
 
85.
Emek Refaim
Meeting place: the bus station adjacent to the Liberty Bell Park (Gan HaPa`amon) parking lot
Friday, October 27th, 14:00  
A tour along Emek Refaim Street, the main thoroughfare of the German Colony and the Greek Colony, which features 150-year-old trees and unique architectural elements. The tour will focus on the history and the architecture as well as changes taking place on the street, while discussing them against the backdrop of conservation and preservation needs. Special mention will be made of the people who lived on Emek Refaim in the last century and left their mark on the street, including German Templers, Armenians, Palestinians, Greeks, new immigrants, intellectuals and artists. The tour, which will be led by Efrat Asaf, a tour guide and resident of the neighborhood, will end at the Templer Cemetery.
Open tour. Reservations not required.
 
 
86.
The Greek Community Club
8 Yehoshua Bin Nun St., Greek Colony
Saturday, October 28thh, 10:00-13:00  
House for reservationAccessabile Tour
Architect: unknown, 1902
An open house and meeting with members of the local Greek Orthodox community. The building was constructed in 1902 as a club for this small community and it still serves as a gathering place and cultural center. The stone structure has a charming shaded courtyard with alcoves where people can sit. Guided tours will start every 30 minutes.
Open house and open tours. Reservations not required.
 
 
87.
Dr. Efklides`s Residence
3 Rachel Imenu St., Greek Colony
Saturday, October 28th, 10:00-13:00  
House for reservationInaccessabile Tour
Architect: Spyro Houri, the beginning of the 20th century
A visit at this house offers a glimpse of how Greek Orthodox families lived in Jerusalem at the beginning of the 20th century. It used to be the home of Dr. Photias Efklides, a pillar of the local Greek Orthodox community and the first director of the municipal hospital built under Ottoman rule at the end of the 19th century. The house has since then been restored as a museum that exhibits furniture, artifacts, and photographs belonging to the doctor and his family. Guided tours for groups of 25 will be conducted every 30 minutes.
Open house. Reservations not required.
 
 
88.
Arab Katamon
Meeting place: the entrance to Misgav Ladach Hospital, 27 Hizkiyahu Hamelech St.
Friday, October 27th, 15:00  
Gideon Shilo, a tour guide who translated the diaries of Khalil Al-Sakakini – a Palestinian educator who lived in Jerusalem in the first half of the 20th century – leads this tour. He will trace the Arab neighborhood of Katamon as it was during the British Mandate period, based on descriptions provided by Al-Sakakini and his neighbors. In the book entitled "This is the Way I Am Gentlemen – A Diary of Khalil Al-Sakakini" – the author offers an account of the construction of his own home in the 1930s (currently 8 Yordei Hasira Street) and offers a glimpse of life in Katamon until 1948. Shilo will focus on the vicinity of Yordei Hasira Street and also talk about the preservation of some buildings in the neighborhood. The tour lasts about 90 minutes.
Advance reservations required; the tour is limited to 50 participants.
 
 
89.
Dina Street Project
66 Derech Beit Lehem, Baka
Friday, October 27th, 11:00, 12:00 and 13:00  
Architects: Della Pergola Architects, 2017
Guided tours led by the architect, Michal Della Pergola, at a project nearing completion that she designed: a complex consisting of eight new buildings with 55 housing units, a commercial façade and green spaces – which have created a new street in Baka called Dina Street. During the tours, she will talk about the initial blueprint and how it evolved throughout the planning stages, in addition to elements that were accentuated and incorporated in the project, and foremost among them the link between Derech Beit Lehem and the large garden on the edge of the complex. The 45-minute tours will include a visit in one of the garden apartments.
3 open tours. Reservations not required.
 
 
90.
Why National Plan 38?
8 Efrata St., Talpiot
Thursday, October 26th, 16:30 and 17:30  
Inaccessabile Tour
Sessions with the architect, Marla Haber Goldstein, who lives in and represents the occupants of a building that is currently in the final stages of a Zoning Plan 38 process, and with a representative from the construction company that is executing the project. They will share some insights they have gained during the complex process of reinforcing and adding units to an already occupied apartment building – a challenge that thousands of buildings in Israel are currently facing. The sessions will include a tour of the exterior of the building, an explanation about the process and how they prepared for the project, and a look at one of the apartments that was enlarged and reinforced.
2 open sessions for the first 30 people in line. Reservations not required.
 
 
91.
Shalva National Center
1 Shalva Rd.
Thursday, October 26th, 14:00 and 15:00  
Accessabile Tour
Architects: Kolker-Kolker-Epstein, 2016
Tours with the architect, Randy Epstein, who designed this 9-story building that extends across an area of 22 thousand m² and is the largest national center in the world for treating people with disabilities. During the tour, Epstein will talk about the architectural vision and planning principles that guided this challenging project.
2 open tours for the first 40 people in line. Reservations not required.
 
 
92.
Water Pool
70 HaPisga St., Bayit VeGan
Thursday, October 26th, 9:00;   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.  
Inaccessabile Tour
A guided tour of the Gihon facility in the Bayit VeGan neighborhood, including a look at the largest covered water reservoir in the country, which extends across an area of 2 acres and is capable of storing 13,000 cubic meters of water. Visitors will also hear about the workings of Jerusalem`s water system.
Please note: when signing up for the tour, every prospective participant must provide his/her Israeli ID number.
Advance reservations required; each of the 6 tours is limited to 10 participants.
 
 
93.
Behind the Scenes at Shaare Zedek Hospital
Meeting place: 12 Shmuel Beyth St., 4th floor lobby next to the main entrance
Friday, October 27th, 11:00 and 13:00  
A rare opportunity to tour sections of the hospital that are not usually accessible to the public and to become acquainted with the complex logistical systems in place at the medical center: the heating/cooling center that operates 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 switchboard which handles around 5,000 incoming calls daily and schedules about 200,000 appointments every year, 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 Andre Gross 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.
 
 
94.
Tantur Ecumenical Institute
The intersection of Derech Hevron and HaRosmarin St.
Saturday, October 28th, 10:00-14:00   
Accessabile Tour
A visit at this pastoral compound, which in the 19th century served as a hospital and was rebuilt at the beginning of the 1970s in an American modernist style. The new building has impressive architectural qualities and is an unusual example of how American modernism of the 1960s was adapted to Jerusalem materials. 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 be at 13:20.
Open house and open tours. Reservations not required.
 
 
95.
Architecture for Senior Citizens
1 HaTzabar St., Gilo
Friday, October 27th, 10:00 and 11:00  
Accessabile Tour
Architects: Y. Molcho Architects, 2014
Tours with the architect, Yoav Molcho, at a social center and Israel Lottery facility for senior citizens, which was built by the Jerusalem Foundation and is one of the few public buildings in the city that received green certification from the Standards Institution of Israel. The center has two floors and caters to two separate groups: the top floor consists of a hairdressing salon, dining room, showers, lounge and gathering place, whereas as the ground floor functions as a social club for senior citizens. There is an intimate courtyard in the middle of the building which also serves as a community café. Molcho will talk about the accessibility solutions that were incorporated in the building, the energy-saving technologies, and the building`s connection with the neighborhood fabric.
2 open tours. Reservations not required.
 
 
96.
The Andalusian House
12 HaOren St., Ein Kerem
Thursday, October 26th, 9:00-12:00  
Inaccessabile Tour
Original architect: unknown, built at the beginning of the 20th century; Renovation architect: Gershon Gershman, 2017
A visit at a stately Moorish-style house with stone decorations and splendidly painted floor tiles, which was originally built for the head of the village and designed by an Italian architect. The house was recently renovated, during which nearly all its original elements were preserved. A modern kitchen and black-colored bathroom were added, designed in a contemporary style.
Open house. Reservations not required.
 
 
97.
Beit HaGat
14 Simtat HaGiva, Ein Kerem
Thursday, October 26th, 14:00-17:00  
Architect: unknown, 1870
An open house at a building that illustrates how building uses typical of Ein Kerem have evolved. The building originally served as a gristmill and olive press, operated by the Sisters of Zion Monastery. It is currently used by the Bet HaGat (Wine Press) Association, which holds activities there that seek to bring different religions and cultures closer together. It is also home to some artists who run an art and philosophy center, as well as a space for intercultural and interfaith gatherings between artists and intellectuals.
Guided tours led by staff members will start every 40 minutes, with the last one at 16:40.
Open house and open tours. Reservations not required.
 
 
98.
Atalya`s House
9A Ein Kerem St. (Waze: Atalya)
Thursday, October 26th, 11:00-14:00  
Inaccessabile Tour
Architect: unknown, the beginning of the 20th century
A brief visit at this typical country house in the village of Ein Kerem, with its high ceilings and decorative floor tiles. It is currently a private residence and a B&B that also serves gourmet meals. The house was meticulously restored according to its original blueprint, apart from the closed-in balcony. The visit will also include a look at the garden on the roof, which offers a breathtaking view.
Open house. Reservations not required.
 
 
99.
The Ancient Village of Ein Kerem
Meeting place: 1 HaMa`ayan St. and the corner of Ein Kerem St. (free parking is available nearby)
A tour led by Yehudit Chaikin, a guide from Ein Kerem Legend. While passing through the alleyways of Ein Kerem, she will recount the story of the ancient village. The three-hour tour will focus on the changes that have occurred there since its establishment as well as the different populations it was home to and their lifestyles, which in turn had an effect on the building styles.
Open tour. Reservations not required.
 
 
100.
The Yemenite Wadi
Meeting place: the old Castel Square parking lot, Ein Kerem
Friday, October 27th, 10:30  
Echologic Tour
An opportunity to hear the story about the new immigrants from Yemen who settled in this Ein Kerem wadi in 1948. Visitors will also become acquainted with the neighborhood built on Mount Herzl`s terraces and its simple stone farmhouses, many of which still remain unchanged. The tour will end at the community garden established in the wadi by Ein Kerem residents, who are grappling with construction plans that threaten to compromise the character of the neighborhood. The hour-long tour will be led by Efrat Giat, an Ein Kerem resident.
Open tour. Reservations not required.
 
 
101.
An Active Community
Meeting place: the corner of Derech Carmit and HaDafna St., Ein Kerem
Saturday, October 28th, 9:00  
A tour with a civic-environmental focus led by Jonathan Shaked, an architect and social activist who currently serves as chair of the Ein Kerem Committee. He will discuss some of the planning challenges that Ein Kerem and its community have been facing in the last two decades. The tour will highlight a number of sites in Ein Kerem: the eastern section of the Ein Kerem basin where the government and Jerusalem Municipality have construction plans for the future, such as the transfer of the IDF`s military colleges, the center of the village (as a test case of how to strike a balance between tourism and everyday life) and the spring orchard – an inspirational community garden. During the tour, Shaked will talk about the issue of social involvement in planning processes and the fears it creates among the planning authorities.
Open tour. Reservations not required.
 
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