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The Harp of David (Arik Pelzig`s Home)
1 Ma`ale Hashalom St., on the edge of the Mount Zion parking lot
Friday, September 23rd, 14:00-17:00 |   Saturday, September 24th, 9:00-14:00  
Inaccessabile Tour
An open house at this compound, which currently serves as a private residence, museum, and pottery studio. It features rooms in the house that were built below ground level, halls with vault groin ceilings (in the section that once belonged to the Dajani family), a bunker that was a front line position during the War of Independence, and a number of courtyards (one of them contains a kiln built like an oven from the Biblical period). During the visit, Arik Pelzig, the stone and pottery sculptor who lives on the premises, will talk about his vision to build a park on Mount Zion, full of harps that the wind strums on.
Open house. Reservations not required.
Franciscan Ad Cenaculum Monastery
Mount Zion (next to King David`s Tomb)
Friday, September 23rd, 15:00-18:00  
Inaccessabile Tour
The monastery was built in the 1930`s on land formerly occupied by the old Franciscan Order, which they were expelled from in the 16th century. The small church in the compound, which is decorated with colorful windows and modern sculptures, faces the Room of the Last Supper. The intimate garden was recently renovated and offers a peaceful break from the hustle and bustle of Mount Zion.
Open house and open tours. Reservations not required.
An Apartment in the Jewish Quarter
5 Shoni Halachot St., Jewish Quarter, Old City
Thursday, September 22nd, 9:00-16:00 |   Friday, September 23rd, 9:00-11:00  
Inaccessabile Tour
An open house at a small and surprising guest suite in the Jewish Quarter, where an underground space was unearthed during its renovation - an ancient layer of a street dating back to the Second Temple Period which features a trough carved in the rock. The underground space, which is joined to the apartment through a stairwell, currently includes a bedroom and alcove that are equipped with a cutting-edge ventilation system. An opportunity to rediscover Jerusalem`s archaeological essence – and this time in a private residence.
Open house. Reservations not required.
Rabbi Getz`s House
12 Beit El St., Jewish Quarter, the Old City
Thursday, September 22nd, 16:00-19:00  
Inaccessabile Tour
A visit at one of the few original houses still remaining in the Jewish Quarter, which dates back around 500 years. In recent decades it was home to the family of Rabbi Meir Yehuda Getz, who served as Rabbi of the Western Wall until 1995. In the past, the building also housed a religious school for Sephardic children, and Biblical inscriptions carved on its walls can still be seen. Tours of the building, which include a 12-minute video about Rabbi Getz, will be led by Nuriel Getz, the Rabbi`s son. The tours will be in groups of 25 and start every 30 minutes.
Open house. Reservations not required.
The Isaac Kaplan Old Yishuv Court Museum
6 Or HaChaim St., Jewish Quarter, the Old City
Friday, September 23rd, 10:00-13:00  
The museum is located in a 500-year-old building in the Jewish Quarter, and is one of two ancient courtyard homes that have survived in the Jewish Quarter.  The museum documents how people lived in the Old Yishuv, pre-State community, inJerusalem before 1948. The current exhibition at the museum, entitled Artisans, features tools, clothing and different artifacts which depict the occupations that the Quarter`s residents were engaged in at the end of the 19th century.
At 10:30, there will be a tour of the exhibition in English. At 11:00, there will be a tour with the museum`s curator, Ora Pikel-Tsabari.
Open house. The guided tour at 11:00 is limited to the first 30 people in line.
Christ Church Guesthouse
Next to Jaffa Gate, across from the Tower of David
Thursday, September 22nd, 10:00-18:00 | Friday, September 23rd, 10:00-16:00 |   Saturday, September 24th, 10:00-18:00  
Architect: James Wood Johns, 1849
Guided tours of the oldest Protestant church in the Middle East, which contains Jewish motifs and is concealed within a guesthouse compound. Expert stonecutters from Malta were commissioned to build the church, whose techniques were used by future generations of stonecutters in Jerusalem. The tours also include a visit at the small on-site museum where original models designed by Conrad Schick are on display. Guided tours of the compound will start every hour on the hour, with the last one on Thursday & Saturday at 18:00 and on Friday at 16:00. Saturday`s tours will be in Hebrew and English. On Friday at 12:00, an a capella ensemble from the Jerusalem Oratorio Choir will perform selections from the Song of Songs, Book of Psalms, and works by various composers.
Open house and open tours. Reservations not required.
Beneath Jaffa Gate
Meeting place: Jaffa Gate
Saturday, September 24th, 13:30 and 16:30  
Planner: the artist Ran Morin; a project in progress initiated by the Jerusalem Municipality, Jerusalem Development Authority and Israel Antiquities Authority
Sessions with the artist, Ran Morin, and a brief look at the archaeological garden project which he designed beneath Jaffa Gate, whose initial stage is nearing completion. 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 and 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 current Ottoman wall. Following its discovery, the site was neglected and remained `buried` beneath parking garages and modern-day thoroughfares. The project aims to preserve the archaeological findings, make them accessible to the public, and incorporate the site as a historical exhibition in the Mamilla and Jaffa Gate complex at the entrance to the Old City.
2 open tours for the first 25 people in line. Reservations not required.
Jerusalem`s First Photographers
Meeting place: the main entrance to the Tower of David
Thursday, September 22nd, 11:00,   Thursday, September 22nd, 12:00,   Thursday, September 22nd, 15:00  
Guided tours of the exhibition "Camera Man – Women and Men Photograph Jerusalem 1900-1950" - which showcases the leading photographers who lived and worked in the city during the first half of the 20th century. The exhibition offers an original and multifaceted look at Jerusalem and its diverse communities. The first photographers came to Jerusalem shortly after the invention of the camera, and photography became an important source of documentation of its landscapes and people. The tours will focus on the city`s story from the perspective of its photographers.
Advance reservations required; each of the 3 tours is limited to 30 participants.
Elia Photo Service
Ma`alot Al Khanka St., Christian Quarter, Old City
Thursday, September 22nd, 10:00-12:00 and 13:00-15:00 |   Saturday, September 24th, 11:00-15:00.   Short presentations will begin every 30 minutes  
A visit at this legendary photography studio which is managed by the son and grandson of the Armenian photographer, Elia Kahvedjian, who started documenting Jerusalem in 1924. His photographs are on display in the exhibition "Camera Man – Women and Men Photograph Jerusalem 1900-1950" at the Tower of David. During this brief visit, George and Elia Kahvedjian, the son and grandson of the studio`s founder, will recount his story as a young survivor of the Armenian Genocide, mention other milestones in his life, and describe how he became one of Jerusalem`s most important chroniclers of all times.
Open studio and open presentations for the first 15 people in line. Reservations not required.
Custody of the Holy Land (Custodia di Terra Santa)
Meeting place: New Gate, the Old City
Saturday, September 24th, 11:00,  
House for reservation
Two simultaneous guided tours of this Old City compound that belongs to the Franciscan order of the Catholic Church. It consists of a monastery which has been in existence since the 16th century, as well as an 1880 Italian church decorated with frescos and stained glass windows. The tours will also pass through the office area, which illustrates how a 15th century building can change organically to meet the needs of its current users. Visitors will also be shown the clinic courtyard, the rooms of the former Franciscan pharmacy, and the small concealed door through which patients were brought inside.
Advance reservations required; each of the 2 tours is limited to 30 participants.
Along the Remains of the Aqueduct to Jerusalem
Meeting place: the Cinematheque bridge, at the end of S.U. Nahon St.
Friday, September 23rd, 10:00  
A chance to become familiar with the lower aqueduct that carried water from the Hebron Hills to Jerusalem in the Second Temple Period – parts of which were unearthed only recently. The tour, led by the architect Shahar Poni from the Israel Antiquities Authority, will focus on various sections of the aqueduct and talk about the special technological solutions which its builders made use of, such as a viaduct.
The tour lasts about an hour and will end at the Western Wall plaza.
Open tour. Reservations not required.
The Garden Tomb
Conrad Schick Lane that is accessed via Nablus Rd.
Thursday, September 22nd, 9:00-17:30 (the last tour is at 17:00) |   Saturday, September 24th, 9:00-17:30   (the last tour is at 16:00; a musical ensemble will perform at 16:30).   Guided tours in Hebrew will start every 30 minutes;   guided tours in English will start every hour on the hour.   On Saturday September 24th, between 16:30 and 17:30, an ensemble will play music   in the garden and sing Protestant   liturgies and hymns that have been translated into Hebrew.  
Guided tours of a well-tended garden at a holy site sacred to Protestants and Evangelists, who believe it once belonged to Joseph of Arimathea and is where Jesus was buried after his crucifixion (and not in the Church of the Holy Sepulchre as Catholics and members of the Orthodox churches hold to be true). Managed and maintained by a British charitable trust named the Garden Tomb Association, the site contains a number of lush alcoves that are used for prayer and Christian rites in the open garden atmosphere. The garden also features a huge rainwater cistern dating back to the Crusader period, an ancient wine press, and a dual-chamber burial cave. The 30-minute tours will talk about the history of the site and its significance to the pilgrims who come there.
Open garden and open tours. Reservations not required.
Rockefeller Museum
27 Sultan Suleiman St.
Thursday, September 22nd, 16:00, 16:45, 17:30 and 18:15 |   Saturday, September 24th, 10:00, 10:45, 11:30 and 12:15   
House for reservation
Architect: Austen St. Barbe Harrison, 1935
Tours at one of Jerusalem`s most beautiful buildings that will recount the story behind this imposing structure which houses the Rockefeller Museum – the first building in the country that was designed from the outset to be a national museum. The tours will talk about the unique architectural qualities of the building whose construction was intended to serve a dual purpose: a museum and also a facility that houses the offices of the institution that managed the country`s archaeological affairs. Reference will be made to the architectural solutions that were incorporated to facilitate the coexistence of those two functions, such as the cork floors, the high ceilings, the inner courtyards, etc.
8 open tours for the first 20 people in line. Reservations not required.
Preservation Issues
Meeting place: the concourse at the entrance to King David`s Tomb if coming from Mount Zion
Thursday, September 22nd, 9:30  
House for reservation
A tour led by the Conservation Administration of the Israel Antiquities Authority, which will focus on various preservation issues that emerged when the Authority was working on different projects in the vicinity of Mount Zion and Jaffa Gate. Some of those issues include: the tension between conservation and development and its impact on the scope of the intervention carried out at the site, the ethical dilemmas associated with the depiction of the history of the site, and some technical and professional challenges that arose in the course of the conservation works. Stops on the tour include the King David Tomb complex on Mount Zion, the Old City walls, and the Jerusalem Wall Builders Garden.
Open tour. Reservations not required.
A Streetscape Manual for the Old City of Jerusalem
Meeting place: Jaffa Gate
Saturday, September 24th, at 11:00    (with a focus on the Jaffa Gate concourse, led by the architect Guy Igra);   at 13:00 (with a focus on the New Gate area, led by the architect Nimrod Eitan).  
House for reservationAccessabile Tour
Tours in two locations where the Streetscape Manual for the Old City of Jerusalem (which won the 2013 Israel Design Award for Urban Planning) has been implemented –a wide-ranging project carried out by a large team of planners headed by the landscape architect, Meirav Davish Ben Moshe in cooperation with the Jerusalem Municipality and the Jerusalem Development Foundation. The project aims to adapt the built space in the Old City to the 21st century and create prototypes of tools that can guide planners in solving the problems typical of street planning and upgrades in the Old City. The tours will start with an explanation about the manual and its principles, after which each group will visit the project that was designed by the tour guide.
The first tour (at 11:00) will focus on the Jaffa Gate concourse that was renewed and reorganized, including renovation of the facades, treatment of the moat, new vehicle and pedestrian traffic arrangements, and more, The project was designed by the architect, Guy Igra, who will describe the work that was done. He will be joined by the landscape architect, Meirav Davish Ben Moshe, who prepared the manual.
The second tour (at 13:00) will focus on plans that are currently being formulated for the New Gate area, which will be presented by the architect, Nimrod Eitan, from the Michael Schwartz & Associates architecture firm. He will be joined by the landscape architect, Meirav Davish Ben Moshe, who prepared the manual.
The tours will also talk about the challenging accessibility-related issues characterizing the area, which is known for its lively commercial activity and multitude of pedestrians nearly 24/7. Mention will also be made of the attempt to adapt the solutions to the professional standards that are in place today, while at the same time creating a uniform street language and preserving the character and singularity of the Old City for the future generations.
2 open tours. Reservations not required.
The Jerusalem Center for Near East Studies
Hadassah Lampel St., Mount of Olives
Friday, September 23rd,   10:00, 10:30, 11:00, 11:30, 14:00, 14:30, 15:00 and 15:30.   Guided tours will leave from the entrance to the building every 30 minutes.  
Accessabile Tour
Architects: David Reznik, in collaboration with the architect Franklin Fergusson, 1988
One of the most beautiful and imposing buildings erected in Israel since the 1980`s, which offers a panoramic view of the Old City from most of its spaces and is surrounded by a garden featuring restored olive presses. The tours include a short video, an explanation about the building, a taste of organ music, and a walk around the gardens. An opportunity to experience moving architecture first hand. Conducted in English, the tours will be limited to the first 50 people in line.
8 open tours. Reservations not required.
Sacred and Profane at Mount Scopus
Meeting place: Frank Sinatra concourse on the university campus
Friday, September 23rd, 11:00  
The wall-like campus that was built after the Six Day War contains remnants of the original Hebrew University campus. The tour will be led Dr. Diana Dolev, whose dissertation deals with the Hebrew University campuses, and Dr. Yair Paz, a geographer and senior lecturer at the Schechter Institute and author of the article: "The Hebrew University as a New National Shrine." The tour will simulate a journey in time starting from the early days of the university at the Gray Hill estate, including the various designs of the buildings and their special significance, which have since then become legends. The two-hour tour will end at the Hecht Synagogue, which was designed by the architect, Ram Karmi.
* Participants are required to show identification when entering the university campus.
Open tour. Reservations not required.
The Institute of Archaeology
Meeting place: Nancy Reagan Plaza, at the end of road inside the campus
Thursday, September 22nd, 15:00  
Architects: Carl Rubin and Itzhak Yavetz, 1941
Dafna Zoran, the Institute of Archaeology`s curator, leads a guided tour of this historic building on Mount Scopus, which houses the Hebrew University`s archaeological collection. The International Style building (which won a competition judged by Erich Mendelsohn, Zalman Schocken and Alexander Klein) was planned as a museum and now serves as an institute for archaeological research and studies. The original two-story structure was designed in the shape of a cube, featuring straight lines and a row of tall windows in the exhibition halls and spaces where the collections are stored. The intention was to capture natural light and accentuate the height of the ceilings. During the hour-long tour, Zoran will talk about the building`s architecture and the story behind its construction. The original museum hall that contains the Institute`s collections, usually closed to the public, will be open especially for tour participants during the designated visiting hours. The entrance to the Mount Scopus campus is through the main pedestrian gate (next to the plaza when coming from Hadassah Hospital).
Advance reservations required; the tour is limited to 30 participants.
The Botanical Garden on Mount Scopus
Meeting place: the main entrance to the garden, across from the Administration Building
Thursday, September 22nd, 10:30 and 15:30  
Echologic TourAccessabile Tour
A visit at Israel`s wild plant botanical garden, located on the Hebrew University`s Mount Scopus campus. The tours will focus on the garden`s historical, archaeological and botanical aspects, including Nicanor`s Tomb and the gravesites of Pinsker and Ussishkin. Participants will also become familiar with the work done by Ran Morin as part of the garden`s rehabilitation project. The tours will conclude with a visit at the Perahia Nature Studies Center and the Botanical Garden Library, which is named after Shmuel Zvi Toder who was killed in action in 1959 while stationed at the garden. The hour-long tours will be led by the director of the Botanical Garden, Dr. Mani Neumann, the agronomist, Yaara Hacohen-Plesser, the garden`s curator, Michal Monosov, and the environmental sculptor and planner, Ran Morin.
2 open tours for the first 50 people in line. Reservations not required.
The Hecht Synagogue on the Mount Scopus Campus
Meeting place: the Forum concourse at the entrance to the Academon Bookstore
Thursday, September 22nd, 14:00  
Accessabile Tour
The tour is cancelled
Architect: Ram Karmi, 1983
A tour led by Mr. Aryeh Salomon, a religion and heritage coordinator at the Hebrew University. Its focus will be on the Hecht Synagogue, which was designed by the architect Ram Karmi as the "spiritual summit" of the campus and looks out on Jerusalem`s Holy Basin. The synagogue was built after the university`s return to the Mount Scopus campus following the Six Day War (it was opened to the public in 1983). The building features a variety of symbolic elements, the most prominent of which is the huge observation window that extends across most of the synagogue`s western wall. The synagogue`s own western wall is situated between two arks, from which there is a breathtaking view of "rebuilt Jerusalem." The tour last about an hour. The synagogue is currently being renovated.
Open tour. Reservations not required.
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