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The Spring Orchard
Meeting place: next to Mary`s Spring, Ein Kerem
Friday, November 4th, 8:30;    Saturday, November 5th, 8:30.  
Fit for childrenEchologic Tour
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A tour of a long-standing community restoration project in Jerusalem. It was undertaken by a small group of Ein Kerem residents at a wadi (ravine) that was in a state of neglect for many years and had grown wild. The tour will describe the restoration works which include trash removal, the construction and rehabilitation of vineyard terraces, the planting of ornamental and fruit trees and a variety of shrubs, and all this while adhering to a local, traditional and organic agricultural philosophy. The tour will also stop at some charming hidden niches in the wadi.
The tour lasts about 40 minutes.
2 open tours. Reservations not required.
Alegra Hotel
13 Ha`ahayot St., Ein Kerem
Friday, November 4th, 12:30, 13:30 and 14:30;   Saturday, November 5th, 13:00, 14:00 and 15:00.   
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Renovation architects: Gadi and Tal Delman-Levan Architects, 2011
Guided tours of this new boutique hotel that is located in a large, rustic-Mediterranean style structure built in the early 20th century. Its stylistic motifs are characteristic of the final days of the Ottoman Empire: an inner courtyard surrounded by rooms with tall ceilings and meter-thick walls, arched windows, and a rooftop garden. The building is also known as the "House of the Jewess" and the "House of Love and Peace" due to a love affair that transpired inside its walls. Following its renovation, seven meticulously designed rooms and a restaurant were opened to guests, incorporating contemporary elements between the old stone walls.
6 tours, each limited to 80 participants, on a first come, first served basis.
Open tours. Reservations not required.
Works Willingly With Her Hands
12 Derech Ha`ahayot, Ein Kerem
Friday, November 4th, 9:00, 10:00, 11:00, 12:00 and 13:00.  
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A visit at an ancient olive press in Ein Kerem that was built around an inner courtyard. It serves today as a residence as well as a handcrafts workshop for women, who learn traditional and agricultural crafts such as weaving, spinning, wool dyeing, natural pharmaceutics, and ancient embroidery. The ancient rainwater collection system that has been preserved at the site will also be presented during the tours.
Five tours limited to 25 participants each, on a first come, first served basis. 
Reservations not required.
Lifschitz-Brotstein Residence
9 Simtat HaYain, Ein Kerem
Friday, November 4th, 10:00-13:00; Saturday, November 5th, 11:00-13:00.   
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Architect: Edna Uzieli, 2001
Come and discover an Arab-style house that underwent renovation and expansion. You`ll hear from the architect about the planning decisions that were made and the construction challenges, which entailed enveloping the old arched space with the new house. The house was repositioned so it would look out at the landscape, and the stone walls of the original small structure were cleaned and a decorative element commemorating its historical narrative was incorporated in it.
Open house. Reservations not required.
Bloom House, Israel Elwyn
20 Henrietta Szold St., Kiryat Hayovel
Friday, 4.11, 9:00,   Friday, 4.11, 10:30,  
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Architects: Selma Milson-Arad – Avner Simon, 2005
A visit at the residential care facility also known by its former name – The Swedish Village – which includes a tour of the new buildings as well as the dormitories that were built in the 1970s. It will illustrate how architecture can cater to changes in treatment philosophies pertaining to mentally challenged persons.
Advance reservations required; each of the 2 tours is limited to 25 participants.
Herzl Educational Center
Next to the Herzl Museum, at the entrance to Mount Herzl on Herzl Blvd.
Friday, November 4th, 10:00, 11:00 and 12:00.  
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Architects: Y. Molcho Architects, 2011
A tour with the architect, Yoav Molcho, at this new building which is lodged in a pine grove on the slope of Mount Herzl. The building`s design draws its elements from the immediate surroundings: it is made entirely of local stone that underwent various kinds of processing, reflecting a novel approach to compliance with the restrictions governing the use of Jerusalem stone in construction projects. Furthermore, the grove it is situated in penetrates the building in a variety of forms – through the windows, from the balcony, and in the garden. The building, which was built for the Herzl Educational Center, consists of halls with interactive displays, classrooms, a library, and offices, extending across an area of about 1,000 square meters.
3 open tours. Reservations not required.
Beit HaGedosh
6a HaShalechet St., Building No. 3, Ir Ganim `A` (the first alleyway from HaNered St. next to the synagogue)
Saturday, November 5th, 11:00, 12:00, 13:00 and 14:00.  
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Architects: Ruth Lahav Architects, 1983
Tours of the first structure in Israel that was planned as a `green` passive solar building, and the first to be built in Jerusalem`s hilly and chilly region.  The building is an addition to a two-family Jewish Agency tenement, and it faces both north and south. It stores solar energy in various ways in different parts of the building: a trombe wall, a `greenhouse` in the southern façade, and thermosyphon air panels that heat a repository of gravel under the floor.
Guided tours for groups of 20 will start every hour on the hour.
Reservations not required.
Avraham Ofek`s Frescoes
The TALI school in Bayit V`Gan,12 Volta Eilit St.; and the Agron School on 29 Zangwill St.
Friday, November 4th, 10:00, 10:30, 11:00, 11:30, 12:00, 12:30, 13:00 and 13:30.  
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In 1973 and 1974, the late artist, Avraham Ofek, painted frescoes at schools in the Kiryat Hayovel neighborhood. These highly detailed works are about 20 square meters in size and depict Land of Israel scenes such as the overnight settlement feats in pre-State Israel, the Jerusalem hills landscape and a group of students playing with a ball, and the Biblical story of Jonah in the belly of the fish. At these 8 sessions, which are being held expressly for Houses From Within weekend, Orit and Avner Ofek, the artist`s son and daughter-in-law, will talk about the frescoes, why these particular motifs were chosen, and how the work was carried out.
Guided tours for 35 visitors will take place at each of the two sites every 30 minutes.
Fit for children
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Urban Nature
Meeting place: the entrance to the Givat Mordechai fire house
Friday, November 4th, 10:00;    Saturday, November 5th, 10:00.   
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Helene Roumani, who coordinates the LAB (Local Action for Biodiversity) project for the Jerusalem Municipality, Uzi Shamir, who coordinates the activities of the Society for the Protection of Nature at Gazelle Valley, and the architect Ran Avraham, a community planner for the Society for the Protection of Nature in Jerusalem – will lead tours dealing with urban nature as a key component of urban planning.
Friday`s tour, led by Helene Roumani and Uzi Shamir, will be divided into two parts: the first part (lasting about 20 minutes) will be devoted to the presentation of local initiatives, the plans for developing Gazelle Valley into the first urban nature park of its kind in Israel, and Jerusalem`s participation in the international LAB venture. The second part (about 30 minutes long) will be devoted to the Valley and becoming acquainted with its flora and fauna.
Saturday`s tour, led by Ran Avraham, will focus on the public campaign for an urban nature park and its realization.
Friday, November 4th, 10:00 (tour led by Helene Roumani and Uzi Shamir, in English).
Saturday, November 5th, 10:00 (tour led by Ran Avraham, in Hebrew).
Open tours. Reservations not required.
The House on 11 Agnon Street
11 Shai Agnon Blvd.
Friday, November 4th, 9:45;   Saturday, November 5th, 11:00,   Saturday, November 5th, 12:00.  
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Architects: Carlos Prus in cooperation with Dafna Alexandroni; a project under construction
The architects Carlos Prus and Dafna Alexandroni will present a residential project which they planned on the fringe of downtown Jerusalem that is nearing completion. The project includes an ultra-modern high rise apartment building that allows flexibility when designing the interior layout of the individual units. Next to it is a two-story apartment building where some of the units have private courtyards. The entire project has made use of cutting-edge construction technologies, also reflecting an effort to comply with green building standards, even in the early excavation stage at the site.
Advance reservations required; each of the three tours is limited to 20 participants.
Gonenim Music Center
Eliezer HaGadol St. and the corner of Yehuda HaNassi St.
Friday, November 4th, 12:00 and 13:00.  
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Architect: Naama Malis Architects Ltd., 2011
An opportunity to tour this building with the architect who planned it – a building with modernistic qualities that is designated to serve as a community music and dance center. With an area of 1,200 square meters, the center has been planned as a gateway structure leading to a group of public buildings in the neighborhood. It contains a concert hall, dance auditorium, and music rooms. Its interior space, which faces south, has an open view of the landscape and allows in natural light and passive heat.
2 open tours. Reservations not required.
The Kupferstock Family Residence
35 Antigonus St., Katamon `A`
Saturday, November 5th, 12:00-17:00.  
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Architect: Yaron Kupferstock, 2010
A 130 square meter penthouse with a large rooftop veranda, which was built by the architect for his family after renovating and adding on to an apartment in a tenement building typical of the Katamonim neighborhood. The apartment is replete with design solutions that highlight the planning reality – such as former exterior stone walls that were preserved as is, even after the enlarged apartment converted them into interior walls or suspended stairs joining the different stories.
This project exemplifies the potential inherent in changing old tenement buildings into contemporary residences – by adding rooms on the roof and creating an open, green private space that is shaded and offers a haven from the bustling neighborhood.
Open house. Reservations not required.
Brody Orchard
Haviva Reich Lane, between Palmach Street and Brody Street, Old Katamon
Friday, November 4th, 10:00-13:00;    Saturday, November 5th, 10:00-13:00.  
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Brody Orchard
Haviva Reich Lane, between Palmach Street and Brody Street, Old Katamon
A meeting with the residents who established this community garden, already in existence for nine years. It currently stretches across an area of 900 square meters and features fruit trees, spice plants and vegetables, including the Four Species and the Seven Species mentioned in the Bible. A chance to be inspired and learn about this model undertaking which is based on community volunteers of all ages. Its success has created a meeting place for the residents of the neighborhood and offers them an opportunity to try their hand at agricultural labor, in addition to its green spaces that encourage community activities such as sing-alongs, musical events, lectures, and gatherings on holidays.
Open garden. Reservations not required.
The Van Leer Institute Expansion Project
43 Jabotinsky St., in the auditorium
Friday, November 4th, 10:30.  
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An opportunity to hear from the architect, Bracha Chyutin, about the expansion project planned for the Van Leer Institute, which was chosen following a closed architectural competition. The new building, which features one façade made of stone and the other of glass, will house rooms for researchers, conference halls, a gallery, and cafeteria.   The new building will connect the existing one – which was designed in 1962 by Shimon Powsner and David Reznik – to the sculpture garden behind it in a way that turns the garden into the middle of the campus.
A brief tour of the construction site will be conducted after the presentation.
Open session. Reservations not required.
Haim Hazaz`s Residence
18 Hovevei Zion St., Talbieh
Friday, November 4th, 11:00,   Friday, November 4th, 12:00,   Friday, November 4th, 13:00.  
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Architect: unknown, 1933
A rare opportunity to visit the home of the author Haim Hazaz, and see where he lived and worked between 1961 and 1973. The apartment has been preserved exactly as it was built, with its decorated tiles, original wooden doors and windows, and large open spaces characteristic of Talbieh construction in the 1930s. Hazaz`s study and huge library have been preserved as well. The tour also includes the Haim Hazaz Heritage Memorial – a literary museum and archives located on the ground floor.
Advance reservations required; each of the 3 tours is limited to 20 participants.
The House on Kaf Tet B`November
31 Kaf Tet B`November St. and the corner of 2 Tel Hai St., Old Katamon
Saturday, November 5th, 11:00,    Saturday, November 5th, 11:40,    Saturday, November 5th, 12:20.   
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Architect: Munir, the 1930s; Added wing and preservation architect: Michal della Pergola, 2011
The architect, Michal della Pergola, will talk about this residential building that was originally constructed in the 1930s in the International Style. It recently underwent renovation and preservation and additional housing units are planned. The tour will include an explanation about the building and the complex works that were carried out at the site (for example, digging a subterranean parking garage beneath the building while suspending it in air) as well as a visit at one of the apartments.
Advance reservations required; each of the three tours is limited to 30 participants.
The Jerusalem Center for the Performing Arts
20 Marcus St., Talbieh
Friday, 4.11, 9:30,   Friday, 4.11, 11:30,  
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Architects: Nadler-Nadler-Bixon, Main Wing, 1971; Added Wing, 1986
Two hour-long tours of the auditoriums and foyers at the Jerusalem Theatre, both front stage and backstage: the Sherover Theatre, the Henry Crown Symphony Hall, the Rebecca Crown Auditorium, the Little Theatre, the stages, control rooms, dressing rooms, etc. A chance to see the vast spaces needed to run a center for the performing arts.
Advance reservations required; each of the 2 tours is limited to 40 participants.
Hansen Hospital
17 Marcus St., Talbieh
Friday, November 4th, 8:30-15:30. Entrance in groups of 40 every 30 minutes.  
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Architect: Conrad Schick, 1887
An opportunity to tour the Hansen Hospital – formerly called "The Lepers` House" and off limits to visitors – and become acquainted with this mystery-shrouded building. It was designed by the architect, Conrad Schick, in the 19th century, and was run by the German Herrenhut Brotherhood until the establishment of the State of Israel. The tour includes entrance to the exhibits "Behind the Wall" and "Healing in Zion" that depict Jerusalem hospitals that were outside the Old City walls between 1862 and 1925.
On Friday, at 8:30, Miki Cohen will lead a tour dealing with the history of the building, which also includes the exhibits. The tour lasts about one hour and is limited to 50 participants on a first come, first served basis. 
Later in the day the tour of the building and the exhibits will not be guided.
Open house. Reservations not required.
Jallat Villa
Architect: Spyro Houri Petasis, 1926; Renovation architect: Avner Even Tov, 2011
Friday, November 4th, 9:00-14:00.  
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A visit at a villa that was originally built for the Christian Arab businessman, Elias Jallat, and his wife Catherine. It boasts of facades garnished with Armenian tiles that were typical of construction during the British Mandate period in Jerusalem, in addition to red-white Moorish stone decorations on the ornate windows and in different places throughout the house. It is one of 110 houses that were designated for meticulous preservation in Jerusalem. Over the years the building was used by the Youth Aliyah organization and other educational institutions. The house, which was recently renovated and adapted to contemporary living standards, contains a collection of Art Deco furniture that blends harmoniously with the building`s ornate character.
Open house. Reservations not required.
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