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101.
The Dead Sea Scrolls Conservation Lab
11 Ruppin Rd., Museum District. The tour leaves from the entrance to the Israel Museum.
Thursday, October 18th, 14:00  
House for reservationInaccessabile Tour
The Dead Sea Scrolls are one of the most important and exciting archaeological finds of the 20th century. The tour will offer a rare glimpse of the scrolls` conservation lab managed by the Israel Antiquities Authority, where these ancient manuscripts are studied and conserved. During the 90-minute tour, participants will hear the story behind the scrolls, starting from their initial discovery at the end of the 1940`s, the long years of research and deciphering that followed, and up to and including the state-of-the-art imaging project that the Antiquities Authority has been carrying out in recent years. As part of the project, each one of the tens of thousands of fragments is photographed using multispectral imaging technology. Select scrolls will be displayed and the technology used to facilitate their conservation and documentation will be illustrated.
Advance reservations required; the tour is limited to 15 participants.
 
 
102.
The Conservation Labs at the Israel Museum
11 Ruppin Rd., Museum District
Friday, October 19th, 10:15  
House for reservationInaccessabile Tour
A tour with Andre Weiner, the director of the Conservation Laboratories. It will offer participants a rare glimpse of the conservation labs concealed in the depths of the Israel Museum, as well as the restoration department that treats three-dimensional artifacts (archaeological and others) made of different materials and, in particular, ceramics, mosaics, stone and plaster. The tour is not handicap accessible.
Advance reservations required; the tour is limited to 20 participants.
 
 
103.
The First Station
4 David Remez St., the main entrance to the station
Saturday, October 20th, 8:00 and 9:15  
House for reservationAccessabile Tour
Preservation architects: E. Ziv Architects and Moshe Shapira; a project carried out in cooperation with the Jerusalem Development Authority
Tours with Nurit Basel at the old Ottoman train station complex, which following restoration and preservation works has now become a cultural and recreational venue. The tours will recount the history of the train station, whose construction was commissioned by Yosef Navon Bey and built by a French company in 1892. It operated as a train station uninterruptedly until the 1990`s, after which it was looted and burnt down. The hour-long tours will focus on the history of the site and the folklore that has been associated with it over the years.
2 open tours. Reservations not required.
Nurit Basel`s website: www.nuritb.com
 
 
104.
Jerusalem`s Old Power Plant
Derech Beit Lehem, German Colony (across from 20 Derech Beit Lehem)
Friday, October 19th, 9:00   Friday, October 19th, 10:00   Friday, October 19th, 11:00   Friday, October 19th, 12:00  
House for reservationAccessabile Tour
Guided tours of this historical facility, which housed Jerusalem`s first power plant and was designed by Benjamin Chaikin (who also designed the King David Hotel and the Hebrew University`s National Library on Mount Scopus). After hearing the story behind its construction and restoration, visitors will also be able to see the large transformers installed at the plant, which currently serves as a substation. All visitors are required to wear closed-back shoes and due to safety considerations, children under the age of 8 will not be allowed to enter the transformer room. 
Participation in any of the tours is contingent on presenting an ID card.
Advance reservations required; each of the 4 tours is limited to 20 participants.
 
 
105.
Hidden Observation Points
Meeting place: the entrance to the Orient Hotel, 3 Emek Refaim St.
Saturday, October 20th, 15:00  
Inaccessabile Tour
A tour led by Adi Arbel of some charming Jerusalem spots in the vicinity of the German Colony and Abu Tor, which are also special observation points of Jerusalem and hold historical and urban importance for the city. The two-hour tour will end at the First Station complex.
Open tour. Reservations not required.
 
 
106.
An Apartment After Zoning Plan 38
The corner of 46 Derech Beit Lehem and 2 Yiftach St.
Thursday, October 18th, 17:00-20:00; Friday, October 19th, 11:00-14:00  
Accessabile Tour
Interior design: the architect Nina Luboshitz Kurland, 2018
A visit at an apartment in a Zoning Plan 38 building that was renovated from top to bottom. The new layout is organized around a central nucleus comprised of storage and service spaces and a small TV room, which are encompassed by the remaining rooms of the house. The new design of the space has added more light and ventilation to the apartment. The visits will be led by the architect as well as the apartment owner, the artist Orna Millo, who grew up in the building.
Open house. Reservations not required.
 
 
107.
The Templer Cemetery
41 Emek Refaim St., German Colony
Friday, October 19th, 10:00-16:00 Saturday, October 20th, 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. Tour participants will also be shown the largest fresco in Israel that depicts Biblical stories and is located at the cemetery.
Open tours. Reservations not required.
 
 
108.
Dr. Efklides`s Residence
3 Rachel Imenu St., Greek Colony
Saturday, October 20th, 10:00-13:00  
House for reservationInaccessabile Tour
Architect: Spyro Houri, the beginning of the 20th century
A visit at this home 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.
 
 
109.
Museum of Natural History (Villa Decan)
6 Mohilever St., German Colony
Saturday, October 20th, 10:00-14:00;   guided tours will be conducted at 11:30 and 12:30  
House for reservationEchologic Tour
Architect: unknown, 19th century
A visit at the only villa in Jerusalem that has remained in its original state since the 19th century and is now home to the Museum of Natural History. It was built by a wealthy Armenian merchant named Decan, who wanted a luxurious estate that could function as a passive solar building ideally suited to Jerusalem`s climate. The house is surrounded by a large garden – which is currently the Museum of Natural History`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 highlight the special ecological qualities of the historic building and compound. She will also touch on issues associated with their conservation and the history of the estate.
Open house and open tours. Reservations not required.
 
 
110.
The Community Garden
The garden can be accessed via the gate in the parking lot on Hamagid St.
Saturday, October 20th, 10:00-14:00.   Hour-long guided tours will start at 10:00, 12:30 and 13:30.   At 11:00 – there will be a lecture by Prof. Ariel Hirschfeld.  
House for reservationFit 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 community activities dealing with sustainability, urban agriculture and other topics. It features a 150-year-old restored orchard, a wealth of fruit trees and grapevines, spice plants, vegetable beds, and plants that attract butterflies and birds. In addition, there are ponds for fish and amphibians as well as an old and rare ornamental pool. The garden also has an on-site demonstration site for household farming, a neighborhood compost recycling center, a community gathering place and a rehabilitative nursery. During the tours, the people active in the garden will talk about the projects they initiated there, including a demonstration center where guests are shown how edible plants are grown on the roof of an ancient water cistern, the restoration of the old ornamental pool and the manufacture of various products out of spice plants. At 11:00, there will be a lecture by Prof. Ariel Hirschfeld from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, who will talk about the children`s songs written by Hayyim Nahman Bialik, who was known for his love for gardens and gardening.
Open garden. Reservations not required.
 
 
111.
The Greek Community Club
8 Yehoshua Bin Nun St., Greek Colony
Saturday, October 20th, 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 leisurely sit. Guided tours will start every 30 minutes.
Open house and open tours. Reservations not required.
 
 
112.
Arab Katamon
27 Hizkiyahu Hamelech St.
Friday, October 19th, 15:00  
Gideon Shilo, a tour guide who translated the diaries of Khalil Al-Sakakini – an educator who lived in Jerusalem in the first half of the 20th century – leads this 90-minute tour. He will trace the neighborhood of Katamon as it was during the British Mandate period, based on accounts 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 describes the construction of his own home in the 1930`s (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 restoration of some buildings in the neighborhood.
Advance reservations required; the tour is limited to 50 participants.
 
 
113.
Graffiti in the Talpiot Neighborhood
Meeting place: the corner of Mavo Sam Spiegel and 8 Yad Harutzim St.
Friday, October 19th, 11:00  
Walls Festival Jerusalem opened in May 2018, in the course of which leading international artists came to the city to create huge murals on walls in Talpiot. The project is continuing to take shape even now as more and more street artists from Israel and abroad come to Jerusalem and add works to the spectacular outdoor display. Led by Shahar Ben-Nun from Alternative Tel Aviv, the 45-minute tour will present the works and the artists who created them. Ben-Nun will also talk about the change that the Talpiot Complex is undergoing and the role played by street art in urban renewal processes.
Advance reservations required; each tour is limited to 30 participants.
 
 
114.
Ephemeral Planning
Meeting place: the intersection of Pierre Koenig St. and HaTnufa St.
Friday, October 19th ,15:30  
Ytav Boushira, an architect from DY-Common Planning, leads this tour along the main section of Pierre Koening Street where a temporary renewal project was recently completed – and which will remain in place until the arrival of the light rail. Boushira will talk about the future plans for the area that are being advanced by the Jerusalem Municipality and Eden-The Jerusalem Center Development Company. During the 90-minute tour, he will also describe the renewal potential that has been created for the interim period until those plans materialize, which will facilitate diverse projects in the public space such as a street gallery, food stands, places to relax and play, and more.
Open tour. Reservations not required.
 
 
115.
Agnon House
16 Klausner St., Talpiot
Thursday, October 18th, 17:00  
House for reservation
Architect: Fritz Korenberg, 1931; Historic preservation architects: Salmah Milson-Arad and Avner Simon, 2007-2008
A guided tour at the home of the Nobel Laureate in Literature, Shai Agnon, which was reopened to the public in 2009. The tour will be led by members of the Agnon House staff, who will recount the story behind its construction and talk about Agnon`s biography, with a focus on the theme of home in his works.
Open tour for the first 30 people in line. Reservations not required.
 
 
116.
Gazelle Park
Meeting place: the park`s main parking lot; the entrance is from Shahal St.
Friday, October 19th ,10:00 (the tour is also suitable for English speakers);    Saturday, October 20th, 10:00  
Fit for childrenEchologic Tour
Planning team: Rachelle Wiener Landscape & Architecture and Weinstein Vaadia Architects, 2015.
Come and get acquainted with Gazelle Park, Jerusalem`s large urban nature site. The tours will recount the story behind the park, the campaign waged by local residents, and the planning process that was spearheaded by the public. The tours will also highlight the water system that harvests stormwater for use by the wild animals and participants will be able to observe the gazelle herd that is currently being rehabilitated.
The hour-long tours will be led by members of the planning team as well as staff from the Society for the Protection of Nature in Israel. They will share the experiences they had when planning and designing this unusual public space, the first of its kind in the country. The park aims to create an experience where humans encounter nature in a distinct urban setting.
2 open tours. Reservations not required.
 
 
117.
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  
Inaccessabile Tour
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.
 
 
118.
The Hantke Segment
Meeting place: 2 Arthur Hantke St.
Friday, October 19th, 16:45; Saturday, October 20th, 10:30  
An hour-long tour with the architect Haim Lootner, which will pass along the new one-kilometer segment of the light rail that he planned. Lootner will talk about the planning ideas, the obstacles that emerged during the planning and execution stages, and the solutions that were found for them. He will also touch on the decision to plant around 200 plane trees along the route and how they have affected the public space and the experience of using the light rail.
2 open tours. Reservations not required.
 
 
119.
Tantur Ecumenical Institute
The intersection of Derech Hevron and HaRosmarin St.
Saturday, October 20th, 10:00-14:00   
House for reservationAccessabile Tour
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.
 
 
120.
Mitzpeh Naftoah Nature and Heritage Park
Derech HaHoresh, Ramot "B" (Waze: Gan Hakipod, Jerusalem)
Friday, October 19th, 13:00  
Echologic TourInaccessabile Tour
A circle tour of the Mitzpeh Naftoah – a unique nature site located at the entrance to Jerusalem - led by guides from the Ramot for the Environment Association. The two-hour tour will talk about the area, which is a natural habitat for hundreds of species of animals and plants (including a large herd of Israeli deer, a species facing extinction worldwide). It also serves as an ecological corridor and vital green lung in north Jerusalem. The tour will also describe the campaign being waged by the Association and its activists against public and private developers in order to conserve Mitzpeh Naftoah, which was ranked the most important nature site in Jerusalem by the Society for the Protection of Nature in Israel. The plan for conserving the site as a nature and heritage park, which was submitted by the Association together with the Community Administration and JNF, will also be discussed.
Open tour. Reservations not required.
 
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