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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.
Planning Milestones on the Givat Ram Campus
Meeting place: National Library lobby, Edmond Safra Campus, Givat Ram
Friday, October 19th, 9:30  
A tour sponsored by the National Library`s Visitors Center, which will focus on three buildings on the Givat Ram campus. The tour will start at the National Library, an important and monumental milestone in Israeli architecture that is considered a local masterpiece. It will include two other buildings as well: the university synagogue, whose planners were awarded the Rechter Prize for its design, and the Edmond & Lily Safra Center for Brain Sciences that was dedicated not long ago.
The tour will be led by the architect Michael Jacobson, who co-authored the recently published book Shimon Powsner, Architect (Dvir, 2018) with Dr. Zvi Elhaini.
Open tour for the first 50 people in line. Reservations not required.
Beit HaGat
14 Simtat HaGiva, Ein Kerem
Thursday, October 18th, 14:00-17:00  
Architect: unknown, 1870
An open house at a building that illustrates how building uses typical of Ein Kerem have evolved over the years. The building originally served as a flour mill and olive press for the Sisters of Zion Monastery. It is currently used by the Bet HaGat (Wine Press) Association, which holds activities there that aim 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 until 16:40.
Open house and open tours. Reservations not required.
Beneath Jaffa Gate
Meeting place: Jaffa Gate
Saturday, October 20th, 13:30 and 16:30  
House for reservationInaccessabile Tour
Planner: the artist Ran Morin; a project initiated by the Jerusalem Municipality, Jerusalem Development Authority and Israel Antiquities Authority
Two sessions with the artist, Ran Morin, and a brief look at the archaeological garden project which he designed beneath Jaffa Gate, whose initial stage was recently completed. Morin will describe how the site was uncovered during archaeological excavations conducted by the Israel Antiquities Authority between 1989 and 1995, which were carried out in preparation for building the Mamilla project. He will also talk about the impressive findings that were unearthed at the site, including a section of an ancient aqueduct that was in use until the 20th century, a bathhouse, commercial streets from the Byzantine period, and a portion of the Old City wall that was built during the Ayyubid Period (13th century), which preceded the existing Ottoman wall. Following its discovery, the site was neglected and was buried beneath parking garages and modern-day thoroughfares. Morin`s project aims to preserve the archaeological findings, make them accessible to the public, and incorporate the site part in the Mamilla and Jaffa Gate complex at the entrance to the Old City, where it will be a historical exhibition.
2 open tours for the first 25 people in line. Reservations not required.
The Layers of Ein Kerem
Meeting place: next to the parking lot in front of Karma restaurant ,Ein Kerem
Friday, October 19th, 14:00  
House for reservation
Ron Habilio, an Ein Kerem resident who researches the Ein Kerem Basin, and Or Moshe, a guide from the Society for the Protection of Nature in Israel, lead this tour that will deal with the unique features of Ein Kerem`s landscape, nature and heritage. Thanks to those features, the village is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site candidate. Apart from reviewing the development of Ein Kerem which combines nature and history, the two-and-a-half-hour tour will suggest a renewed look at the village through the layers of time and its cultural wealth, especially in view of the construction plans that are threatening the Judean Hills.
Advance reservations required; the tour is limited to 15 participants.
The Jerusalem Fingerprint
The Hansen House Center for Design, Media and Technology, 14 Gedaliah Alon St.
House for reservation
In many respects, the Pro-Jerusalem Society, which was active from 1918 to 1926, shaped the image of Jerusalem as we know it and defined an urban conservation plan that had previously not existed in the city. The Society`s strength and influence stemmed from its diverse membership that consisted of representatives of all the religions in the city, artists, planners, government officials and citizens. Pro-Jerusalem`s activities were articulated on different scales, ranging from ceramic tiles to a municipal zoning plan, and as early as a century ago created the image of Jerusalem as we perceive it today.
During this session on Jerusalem`s evolving conservation policy, parts of the exhibition Pro-Jerusalem – 100 Years of Conservation will be on display. The exhibition was first shown at Jerusalem Design Week 2018 and examined the design-related relevance of the issues that the Society addressed 100 years ago. It also assessed the insights gained from a survey conducted among 100 Jerusalemites who were asked: "What would you like to conserve in Jerusalem?" The discussion held at this session will deal with conservation as the Society viewed it a century ago, compared with the contemporary processes involved in drafting a conservation policy for Jerusalem. It will seek to hear from the general public, Jerusalemites and non-Jerusalemites alike, what is important to conserve in the city. The Jerusalem conservation policy team will describe the work process associated with preparing the plan, its preliminary results and the dilemmas that arose when drafting the evolving policy plan.
If you would like to take part in the "What would you like to conserve in Jerusalem?" survey, click on the following website link and make a difference.
To access the exhibition`sInstagram page.
Open session and discussion. Reservations not required.
The House on Shvil HaTzukim
1 Shvil HaTzukim, Ein Kerem
Thursday, October 18th, 13:00-15:30; Saturday, October 20th, 13:00-15:30  
Inaccessabile Tour
Interior design: Racheli Marty, 2013
A visit at the home of the artist, entrepreneur and designer, Racheli Marty, which also serves as a gallery for her sculptures and artwork. Marty will talk about the renovation of the house that she herself designed and executed, which included restoration of the main space that was built about 200 years ago. Entry to the house will be in groups of 20 every 30 minutes.
Open house. Reservations not required.
An Ein Kerem Courtyard
Waze: "BeHefetz Kapeha" Ancient Handicrafts House (Melachot)
Thursday, October 18th, 11:00; Friday, October 19th, 11:00  
House for reservationInaccessabile Tour
Tours of a courtyard whose largest building dates back to the Ottoman period and also features a well and original dug out channels, a cistern and other ancient findings. The hour-long sessions, led by Ruth Tzafty and Hadar Kliedman from the "BeHefetz Kapeha" Ancient Handicrafts House, will include explanations about the historical background of the courtyard and its buildings as well as the activities dealing with traditional handicrafts that take place there.
2 open sessions for the first 35 people in line. Reservations not required.
Ecole Biblique and the Dominican Priory
6 Nablus Road
Saturday, October 20th, 15:00    Saturday, October 20th, 16:00   
House for reservation
Architect: Boutaub (France), 1898-1901
Come and discover one of the most charming spots in East Jerusalem, which was dedicated in 1900 and houses the St. Etienne (Stephen) Priory of the Dominican Order as well as a French academic institute that specializes in Biblical and archaeological studies. Both buildings are situated in a spacious garden that extends across an area of roughly 6 acres and features an impressive collection of archaeological relics and Jewish graves dating back to the First Temple period. The tours, led by the institute`s staff, will include the church that was built on Byzantine ruins.
Advance reservations required; each of the 2 tours is limited to 30 participants.
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.
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.
Development Works at the Valley of Hinnom
Meeting place; Jerusalem Cinematheque concourse, 11 Derech Hevron
Saturday, October 20th, 10:30  
Inaccessabile Tour
The architect, Avner Simon, from the Arad-Simon architecture firm that is planning the development works at the Valley of Hinnom, leads this tour at one of the most beautiful spots in the city – an area that boasts of an ancient landscape and is part of a national park that surrounds the walls of the Old City. Development and conservation projects in and near the valley will be presented, whose planning was initiated by the Jerusalem Development Authority and the Israel Nature and Parks Authority. The two-hour tour will also touch on some planning issues that characterize this highly sensitive part of the city, which is a meeting place between diverse populations, rare natural assets, and historical, archaeological and religious sites. Participants are advised to wear walking shoes and a hat and come equipped with ample water.
Open tour. Reservations not required.
Looking Ahead to the 21st Century
Meeting place: Jaffa Gate
Thursday, October 18th, 16:00  
House for reservation
Challenging initiatives have been undertaken in the Old City in recent years in order to upgrade it and make it more accessible. This tour will be led by Ami Metav, who used to be in charge of the Old City and Temple Mount on behalf of the Ministry of Defense and is now coordinating projects there with local residents, shopkeepers and churches. He will talk about the different projects that have been carried out in order to adapt the built space in the Old City to the 21st century and create a uniform street language, while at the same preserving the singularity of the Old City for the generations to come. In addition, he will touch on the complexities inherent in making those projects operational. The three-hour tour will also pass through the Christian and Muslim quarters.
Open tour for the first 25 people in line. Reservations not required.
Graffiti in the Mamilla Neighborhood
Meeting place: the Shlomo HaMelech St. entrance gate to Mamilla Mall
Thursday, October 18th, 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 graffiti circles?
This 45-minute tour in English, led by Shahar Ben-Nun from Alternative Tel Aviv, will review the wide-ranging, rich and diverse world of graffiti in Jerusalem.
Advance reservations required; each tour is limited to 30 participants.
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, who has a joint B.A. in Business Administration and Art and is the director of the Mamuta Art and Media Center in Jerusalem, 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 40 participants.
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.
Santa`s House
2 Saint Peter St., Old City
Saturday, October 20th, 10:00-16:00  
Fit for children
A glimpse of Santa Claus`s house in Jerusalem, which was first opened to the public about a year ago. It is situated in a stone structure that dates back to the 14th century and is typical of Old City architecture. The building, with its vaulted ceilings and stone arches, has for 700 years been home to the Kassissieh family. Issa Kassissieh, one of the family members, is known as the Jerusalem Santa.
Open house. 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.
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.
The Tower of David 2021
Meeting place: the main entrance to the Tower of David
Friday, October 19th, 10:00    Friday, October 19th, 11:30  
House for reservationAccessabile Tour
How can a medieval citadel whose museum covers 3,000 years of history be modernized? How can the permanent exhibition be curated in a new fashion? How can one of the most important archaeological sites in the country be renewed while at the same time preserving its identity? Hour-long sessions with Eilat Lieber, the director and chief curator of the Tower of David Museum, and Yotam Cohen-Sagi from Kimmel Eshkolot Architects, who is the lead architect of the museum renewal project. They will describe the project, which is the largest ever undertaken in the history of the Tower of David Museum and entails refurbishing the museum and renewing the permanent exhibition. The works are scheduled to begin in 2019 and will last for about two years.
Advance reservations required; each of the 2 tours is limited to 50 participants.
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