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1.
Jerusalem Park: Cedar Valley
Meeting place: Einot Telem parking lot
Saturday, November 5th, 9:00.  
Echologic TourInaccessabile Tour
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A tour with the architect Assaf Shaked, from "T.I.K. Projects." and the architect Adi Noy, from the S. Aronson firm, who will present the Cedar Valley project. An initiative of the Jerusalem Development Authority, the project entails rehabilitation of the riverbed, paving of a bike path alongside the riverbed, construction of terraces, and the integration of complex municipal infrastructures, while at the same time safeguarding preservation values, the landscape and nature.
Open tour. Reservations not required.
 
 
2.
The Yellin House in Motza
Motza Bend, behind the ancient synagogue
House for reservationFit for children
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The first house built in Motza in 1890, and one of the symbols of early agricultural settlement in pre-State Israel. The house was built by Yehoshua and Sarah Yellin, who also purchased and worked the land adjacent to it. In addition, Yehoshua initiated the construction of a roadside inn on the ruins of a nearby ancient building (presently a synagogue). After being in a state of neglect for 50 years, the house was recently renovated and restored by the Society for Preservation of Israel Heritage Sites. The vineyard and orchard surrounding it were also replanted. The visit includes a glimpse of the cellar which originally served as a stable for the farm animals.
Open house and open tours. Reservations not required.
* Guided tours of the house, lasting about 15 minutes, will be held every hour on the hour.
* Parking is available in Motza before turning into Beit Zayit; the Yellin residence is accessible via an underground passageway located beneath Highway 1.
 
 
 
3.
Motza`s Agricultural Settlement
Meeting place: Motza Inn (free parking nearby)
Friday, 4.11, 10:00,    Friday, 4.11, 11:00,    Saturday, 5.11, 11:00,   Saturday, 5.11, 12:00.  
House for reservation
Tour map
Tours led by Prof. Ehud Ziv, Amir Cohen (Motza natives) and Ruth Arbel (Yellin House director) that will address a number of milestones in Lower Motza`s history, recounting the annals of this agricultural settlement which was founded at the end of the 19th century. The tours will leave from the Yellin House, the first house built in Motza in 1890, and will end at the Samira House (next to Motza Inn).
Advance reservations required; each of the 4 tours is limited to 50 participants.
 
 
4.
The Train Tunnel to Jerusalem
Meeting place: The Twins Monument, Cedar Park
Friday, November 4th, 14:00, 14:30, 15:00 and 15:30.   
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Engineering plan: Amy Metom Engineers; a project still underway
A rare chance to visit the site where the train tunnel to Jerusalem (the Jerusalem – Tel Aviv line), is being excavated using tunnel boring technology.  Come and hear from the project managers about the technological challenges created by digging tunnels inside a mountain that are hundreds of meters in length. The tour will include a brief explanation about the project, which consists of a string of tunnels and bridges, as well as entrance to the excavation site of an 850 meter tunnel where the work has just started.
Entrance to the tunnel will be in groups of 25 each tour, and participants will be required to wear helmets and fluorescent vests (provided by the crew).   
Four tours limited to 50 participants each, on a first come, first served basis. 
Reservations not required.
 
 
5.
The Electric Company`s Headquarters
44 HaMelamed St., Givat Shaul (it is advisable to park in the adjacent lot)
Friday, November 4th, 9:00,   Friday, November 4th, 10:00,   Friday, November 4th, 11:00,   Friday, November 4th, 12:00,   Friday, November 4th, 13:00.  
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Come and see how the Electric Company`s control room works, which oversees the entire Jerusalem district and serves hundreds of thousands of homes and business establishments. The tour also includes a brief visit at the 103 hotline as well as a display of Electric Company equipment (transformers, utility poles, etc.).
Participation in the tours is contingent on presenting an ID card.
Advance reservations required; each of the five tours is limited to 30 participants.
 
 
6.
Mei Naftoach – Lifta Nature Reserve
Meeting place: Lifta`s upper parking area, beneath the pedestrian bridge
Saturday, November 5th, 9:30.   Saturday, November 5th, 13:30.  
Echologic TourInaccessabile Tour
Tour map
Two tours dealing with the Mei Naftoach - Lifta Nature Reserve, led by guides from the Israel Nature and Parks Authority. They will focus on the rural architecture found in the area, which ranges from the 18th century up to the beginning of the 20th century, and talk about the preservation and development of the green environment surrounding Jerusalem. The tour will present the Jerusalem Park development project currently underway, which is being carried out further to an initiative by the Jerusalem Development Authority.
* Entry to buildings in danger of collapse will not be permitted.
The tours last about two hours. Participants should come equipped with a flashlight, comfortable walking shoes, and water.
Advance reservations required; each of the two tours is limited to 50 participants.
 
 
7.
The Ancient Village of Lifta
Meeting place: Lifta`s upper parking area, beneath the pedestrian bridge
Friday, November 4th, 12:00.  
House for reservationInaccessabile Tour
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The architect Michal Moshe, who researched Lifta and its homes as part of her M.A. studies in Historical Geography, will lead this tour. It will illustrate how the residents of the ancient village evolved from living in caves, moving from there to a crowded built up nucleus in the center of the village, and eventually to urban villas.  The tour lasts about three hours.
Advance reservations required; the tour is limited to 30 participants.
 
 
8.
Histadrut Veterans` Tenements
Meeting place: Kiryat Moshe St. and the corner of Herzl Blvd.
Friday, November 4th, 10:00-16:00; Saturday, November 5th, 12:00-17:00.  
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Histadrut Veterans` Tenements
Meeting place: Kiryat Moshe St. and the corner of Herzl Blvd.
A tour of the Histadrut (Trade Union) Veterans` Tenements located in Kiryat Moshe, led by the guide Nurit Basel. The tenements were built in the early 1950s as a "kibbutz in the middle of the city." Basel will talk about the history of the tenements as well as the ideology that dictated their planning. The focus will be on how the occupants led their daily lives, based on descriptions taken from Meir Shalev`s book "In His House in the Desert" – an author who lived in the neighborhood during his childhood.
Open tour. Reservations not required.
 
 
9.
The "HaMekasher A" Neighborhood
Meeting place: the lane at the entrance to the neighborhood that intersects with Herzl Blvd. (south of Kiryat Moshe)
Friday, November 4th, 10:00-13:30. A guided tour will start every 30 minutes.  
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Architect: Richard Kauffmann.
The landscape architect, Dr. Yitzhak Biran, will lead these tours of the "HaMekasher A" neighborhood which, in the 1940s, was populated by members of "HaMekasher" public transportation cooperative. The residential complex consists of ten two-story buildings. During the tours, Biran will illustrate the communal values and residential qualities that are obtained when presenting the complex in a proper light: shaded areas for children to play in and for neighbors to meet, small gardens belonging to some of the apartments, etc. He will also examine the neighborhood`s landscape planning principles, which architects can learn from even today.
Open tours. Reservations not required.
 
 
10.
The Syrian-German Orphanage, Schneller Compound
Meeting place: 34 Malchei Yisrael St., at the entrance to the compound
Friday, November 4th, 9:30.  
House for reservation
Tour map
A tour of one of the most important historical sites in Jerusalem, built in the 19th century as a Swiss educational institution. In 1948 it was taken over by the Israel Defense Forces and remained so until recently. The architect Gil Gordon – who designed the compound`s preservation plan – will recount the history of the site and present the highlights of his preservation plan.
Advance reservations required; the tour is limited to 80 participants.
 
 
11.
Yafe Nof Residence
26 Zichron Tuvia St., Nachlaot
Friday, November 4th, 10:00-13:00.   
Inaccessabile Tour
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Architects: Roi Alroi and Yoel Brideman with Orit Yafe Nof, 2000
A visit at a home that offers a current architectural interpretation of the dense zoning plan for Nachlaot and of the restrictions governing building lines in the neighborhood. The house is only five meters wide and is built on the walls of the original one-room structure. It nonetheless manages to create a sense of roominess and complex spaces thanks to solutions such as two-story spaces and bridges that connect its different parts.
Open house. Reservations not required.
 
 
12.
Preservation along the Light Rail Route
Meeting place: Davidka Square, the corner of Jaffa Road and HaNevi`im St.
Saturday, November 5th, 16:00.  
House for reservation
Tour map
A tour led by Malka Eliyahu-Kosovich that will pass along the Jaffa Street route – from the former "Kol Yisrael Haverim` school to the former Shaare Zedek Hospital – and address preservation issues as opposed to daily needs in the city. The tour includes a visit at the Jerusalem Robbers Gallery and a meeting with the photographer Yoram Amir, its founder and manager, who will talk about the collection of Jerusalem windows and his photographs that document the changes the city has undergone over the years.
Open tour. Reservations not required.
 
 
13.
Jerusalem Robbers Gallery
93 Jaffa Road
Friday, November 4th, 10:00-17:00; Saturday, November 5th, 11:00-18:00.  
House for reservationFit for children
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Architect: unknown, the 1880s
This building served as a residence for faculty members who worked at  the former Alliance School, which was the first vocational school in Jerusalem and was torn down in 1970 (the Clal Building was erected in its place). It is currently a residential building that also houses a gallery featuring a huge collection of Jerusalem windows taken from homes that were torn down or abandoned. Also on display are dozens of love songs written to the city as well as thousands of photographs that document real estate development in Jerusalem, some of which actually illustrate how buildings were razed and how construction has compromised the city`s beauty.
Open house. Reservations not required.
 
 
14.
The Pearl of Hanevi`im
45 Hanevi`im St.
Friday, November 4th, 9:00, 10:00, 11:00 and 12:00.  
House for reservation
Tour map
Architects: Braidman-Agmon; Preservation architect: Giora Solar; Project manager: Aharon Mor; a project under construction
A guided tour at a construction site of a project that includes a building designated for preservation (the old Yad Sarah building and the historic Benjamin Hostel), a 100 year-old eucalyptus tree, a well with six vaults, and new residential construction. The project illustrates how architecture can adopt an interesting approach to a complex situation, such as the decision to create an elevated public space that allows pedestrian to pass along Hanevi`im Street, and the choice of the new building`s contemporary architectural language that produces a backdrop to the historic structure.
The 40-minute tours, led by the architects, will access areas at the site which are normally restricted to the public.
4 open tours. Reservations not required. 
Braidman-Agmon Architects
 
 
15.
The Hadassah Building on Ethiopia Street
6a Ethiopia St.
Friday, November 4th, 8:00-12:30. Guided tours every 30 minutes.  
House for reservation
Tour map
An opportunity to discover the beautiful interior spaces of a two-story stately home, located at the end of a picturesque lane on one of the city`s most charming streets – not far from the round Ethiopian church planned by the architect Conrad Schick. The home was built at the end of the 19th century for the Nashashibi family, a Jerusalem Arab family of Syrian descent, who had widespread connections and influence during the period of Ottoman rule. The building boasts of carpets of decorated, recessed tiles, large arched windows and a big balcony on the second floor, supported by stone columns. Between 1889-1903, it was home to the first Lemmel School for Boys located outside the Old City walls. It currently houses Hadassah Hospital outpatient clinics.
Open tours. Reservations not required.
 
 
16.
The Havazelet Bridge
Meeting place: at the entrance to Hadassah College, 8 Havazelet St.
Friday, November 4th, 10:00, 11:00 and 12:00.  
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Architect: Yaakov Molcho, 2010
If you`ve ever walked along Havazelet Street in downtown Jerusalem, you no doubt wondered what the purpose is of the steel and glass bridge that connects the buildings on both sides of the street.   The architect Yaakov Molcho, who designed the bridge, will lead three tours in which he talks about the bridge that is meant to link the different buildings on campus – namely, the building with the arches that houses some of the academic departments, and the library on the other side of the street. The idea underlying the bridge is to enable the college to function as a single unit despite the separation between the buildings. Molcho will also explain the geometry that was created as a result of joining two lobbies that do not face one another.
3 open tours, each lasting about 30 minutes. Reservations not required.
 
 
17.
Sergei`s Courtyard
13 Heleni HaMalka St.
Friday, November 4th, 8:30-15:00. Tours of the courtyard at 10:00, 11:00, 12:00.   Saturday, November 5th, 10:00-16:00. Tours of the courtyard at 11:00 and 12:00.  
House for reservationEchologic TourAccessabile Tour
Tour map
An open house and guided tours of the compound which is now home to the Society for the Protection of Nature and the Council for the Preservation of Historic Sites in Jerusalem. It is one of the most famous and most beautiful structures in the city. In the past it served as a hostel for Russian pilgrims and was recently restored to Russian ownership. The tours will be led by Pazit Schweid, the director of the Society for the Protection of Nature`s Jerusalem office, and Miri Meshulam, also from the Society for the Protection of Nature.
On Friday at 13:00 there will be a lecture in the auditorium dealing with the theory and practice of solar roof installation in private homes, which will be given by Or Amit from the "As Clear as the Sun" Group.
Open tours. Reservations not required.
 
 
18.
The Home of Nicole and Jeff (Zagury) Gafni
24 Heleni HaMalka St., Musrara
Saturday, November 5th, 10:00-13:00.  
Tour map
Architect: unknown, 1896; Interior design: Nicole and Jeff Gafni
An opportunity to visit a splendid Arab house which in the past was occupied by a doctor and his family. The ground floor served as a clinic, and the family lived on the second floor. The house is situated on wells which during the renovation process were converted into living and work spaces.
Open house. Reservations not required.
 
 
19.
Ecole Biblique and the Dominican Priory
6 Nablus Road
Saturday, 5.11, 10:00,   Saturday, 5.11, 11:00,   Saturday, 5.11, 15:00,  
Tour map
Architect: Boutaub (France), 1898-1901
Come and discover one of the most charming compounds in East Jerusalem, home to the St. Etienne (Stephen) Priory of the Dominican Order, which was inaugurated in 1900, and a French academic institute specializing in Biblical and archaeological studies. Both buildings are situated in a large garden that stretches across an area of roughly 6 acres, featuring an impressive collection of archaeological relics and Jewish graves from the First Temple period. The tours, led by the institute`s staff, will begin with a brief meeting in the lecture hall and an explanation about the history of the building, which lies on Byzantine ruins, followed by a tour of the church and the garden.
Advance reservations required; each of the 3 tours is limited to 60 participants.
 
 
20.
The Garden Tomb
Conrad Schick Lane, between 4 Nablus Road and 6 Nablus Road
Saturday, November 5th, 8:45-11:15 and 14:15-16:45.    Guided tours in Hebrew will start every 30 minutes.  
Tour map
A chance to stroll around a well-groomed English garden that is sacred to Protestants, who believe that it once belonged to Joseph of Arimathea and is where Jesus was buried after his crucifixion (as opposed to the Church of the Holy Sepulcher as claimed by most Christian denominations). Managed by a British charitable trust named the Garden Tomb Association, the garden has a number of picturesque green corners and a sense of spaciousness which, according to Protestants, are similar to what existed in the days of Jesus. The garden also has a water cistern, wine press and a dual-chamber burial cave.
Open garden. Reservations not required.
 
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