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Emergency numbers
Police 100
Hatzolah AND Ambulance 101 or 1221
Fire 102


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Misc. Reviews
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Activities

Jerusalem Area

Begin Museum- outside the Old City
Caliber 3- Shooting Range in Gush Etzion
Ramparts Walk- on top of the Old City walls
Tzomet Institute - Alon Shvut
Kotel Tunnel Tours/Old City Jewish and/or Muslim Quarter Tours (PM satturn if you want a private tour)
Old City Jewish and Muslim Quarter Tours (pm @satturn )
Churva/Ramban
Machon Hamikdash
Burnt house
Gichon
4 Sephardi Shuls
Old Yishuv Court
Shiloach/Gichon


2048 - Tlv - Incredible fun experience! Active Activities in each room. cool team game, electrifying, challenging and especially fun!
Time Elevator in Jerusalem- Don't waste your time.
City of David (Ir David)-Amazing-you must take a tour to fully understand the site.
Segway tour-interesting way to waste a few hrs-NOT an absolute must do
Biking - Beatiful trails in the valleys outside of the city. PM Drago if interested.
http://tmsifting.org/en/visitor-and-volunteer-information/
https://www.patbamelach.com/
https://www.galita.co.il/en
Yad Vashem
Martef Hashoah - Kever Dovid
Migdal Dovid- Museum of Jerusalem
Bibical Zoo/Aquarium/Ein Yael
Tax Museum
Gush Katif Museum
Science Museum
Bible Lands Museum
Israel Museum
Italian Jewish Art Museum
Beit Harav Kook
Underground prisoners
Kneset /Rose Garden/Bird watching
Shuk Machane Yehuda - Kever of Gerrer Rebbes
Mearat Tzidkiyahu/Rockefeller Museum
Belz Shul
Har Hatzofim
Har Hazeisim
Har Hamenuchos
Ammunition Hill
CHaggall Windows @ Haddasa
Chutzot HaYotzer/Park Teddy
Great Syn/Jewish Art Museum
National Library
Supreme Court
Jclay
Mamila
Gan Sacher - sports fields, picniking, exercise equpment, amazing huge kids climbing area

Tel Aviv/Center

Blind or Deaf Museum in Cholon- Blind, amazing. Deaf, good. Prior reservation needed.
Hagana Museum in Tel Aviv--15NIS per adult; students free; a bit disjointed and kind of fake acting in the videos, but mostly very interesting and educational.
Bullet Factory in Rechovot

Beit Shemesh to Modiin area (Jerusalem Corridor)

Escape the Machsan escape room (Rechov Nachal Sorek)
Stalactite caves
Renting bikes or the ezraider scooters for the Britannia/Adulam parks
Agrocafe coffee workshop
Several wineries in the area
Lots of towns from first Beit Hamikdash period in Adulam and nearby, worth getting a guide.
Caves from bar kochva period in Adulam
H/T Drago
Mini Israel- Love it or hate it
Latrun Tank Museum - Mini Israel
Slifkin's Tanach Museum
Park Rabin - hiking...
Park Begin - hiking...
Park Modiin -- great for kids
Derech Burma

North

"My Baby - Kids' Airport" - amusement park, mostly indoors, awesome for the entire family. Bowling, wall climbing that all ages can enjoy, bungee jumping, bumper carts, carousels, huge swings, Space Jump, tons, 2 huge buildings. Located in Kfar Yasif, Yarka. Near highways 70 & 85. https://www.mybaby.co.il/about
Kfar Kedem - https://www.k-k.co.il/?lang=en
Rosh Hanikra- Way up north

Golan Heights

Bereshit Apple processing center
Tel Dan nature reserve (similiar to Banias Waterfall -slightly easier & toddler friendly)
Banias Waterfall
Nimrod's Fortress in the Golan
Kayaking down the Jordan River
Mount Hermon Ski Lift
Mount Bental Overlook/Bunkers
Golan Heights Winery
Yehudiya Nature Reserve Hiking

South

Nachal Dragot (aka Darja)- an intense hike near the Dead Sea
Sunrise tour of Masada, Ein Gedi, and Dead Sea aprx $70

Good summary of many hikes:
http://hikingintheholyland.com/

FB group with many ideas of activities
https://www.facebook.com/groups/kidsdaysoutisrael

Separate Beaches - AS OF 2022!
The suitability of the area around the separate beach area varies.

Separate Areas for Men and Women:
Tveria - Kinar Hotel
Tveria - Chof Menachem
Tveria - near Chamei Tveria
Yam Hamelach - International Beach
Yam Hamelach - Chamei Zohar

Men: Mon, Wed, Fri - Women: Sun, Tues, Thurs
Akko X2
Ashdod
Ashkelon
Bat Yam
Chaifa X2
Hertzilya (only in the summer?? BZ only??)
Netanya - Kiryat Sanz
Rishon Letzion
Tel Aviv - Sheraton

Men: Tues, Fri - Women: Mon, Weds
Nahariya

Switches bet Mornings (7a-1p) and Afternoons (1p-7p)
Chadera '
Men Morning: Sun, tues, thurs  - afternoon: Mon, wed, fri
Women Morning: Mon, Weds, Fri - Afternoon: Sun, Tues, Thurs
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Re: Things To Do In Israel Master Thread
« Reply #11721 on: September 14, 2022, 03:49:36 AM »
Herodian has been opening up new sections the last 2 years. Highly recommend going and having a tour to better understand the history.
Nearby tekoa has one of the largest caves in israel, short hike away from the yishuv

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Re: Things To Do In Israel Master Thread
« Reply #11722 on: September 21, 2022, 11:54:46 AM »
Is there a good website (ideally in English) that contains special events (festivals, concerts, etc.) going on in Yerushalyim during succot this year ?

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Re: Things To Do In Israel Master Thread
« Reply #11723 on: September 21, 2022, 01:11:12 PM »
Jerusalem Municipal website is not bad... but does not have everything.

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Re: Things To Do In Israel Master Thread
« Reply #11724 on: October 03, 2022, 08:22:06 AM »
Any good minyan around rechavia for Yom Kippur? A few years ago there was a minyan with Beri Weber near the Great Synagogue but I'm not sure if that is happening this year
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Re: Things To Do In Israel Master Thread
« Reply #11725 on: October 03, 2022, 12:07:36 PM »
Can anyone recommend a tour guide for Tzfas and neighboring towns? If you feel comfortable sharing, please also note the cost. 

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Re: Things To Do In Israel Master Thread
« Reply #11726 on: October 04, 2022, 10:06:01 AM »
Can anyone recommend a tour guide for Tzfas and neighboring towns? If you feel comfortable sharing, please also note the cost.
R' Yisroel Rottenberg
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I've taken 3 Tsfas tours with him, and he never ceases to amaze.

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Re: Things To Do In Israel Master Thread
« Reply #11727 on: October 06, 2022, 07:30:25 AM »
R' Yisroel Rottenberg
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I've taken 3 Tsfas tours with him, and he never ceases to amaze.

Does he speak english?

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Re: Things To Do In Israel Master Thread
« Reply #11728 on: October 06, 2022, 10:07:40 AM »
Does he speak english?
Yep. He's English🙃.

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Re: Things To Do In Israel Master Thread
« Reply #11729 on: October 24, 2022, 03:10:07 PM »
Looking to rent a car and drive possibly to either ashdod, haifia, or dead sea. Is there anyway to know which routes are safe and which highways to avoid(arabs cities) when Im using waze or google maps.
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Re: Things To Do In Israel Master Thread
« Reply #11730 on: October 24, 2022, 06:37:51 PM »
I dont have an full answer for you but
general rule is if you only see English and Arabic, turn around.
Arabic and Hebrew is ok.

Ashdod you can't really go wrong, just stick to main highways and Hebrew sounding Moshvim. There should be no need though to off route.
Haifa-  if coming from J-lem just stick to 1 or 443 and go north on Highway 2 (once you go a little past Tel Aviv make sure you don't go east too much, until you hit )
Dead Sea- Just take 1 to the 90.

I've included a map. There is more to say. Stay out of the red circle.

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Re: Things To Do In Israel Master Thread
« Reply #11731 on: October 26, 2022, 05:02:24 PM »
Looking to rent a car and drive possibly to either ashdod, haifia, or dead sea. Is there anyway to know which routes are safe and which highways to avoid(arabs cities) when Im using waze or google maps.
Thanks
Waze has only taken me on main routes
Depending where you're coming from, Highway 90 and 6 are the main north/south roads

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Re: Things To Do In Israel Master Thread
« Reply #11732 on: October 28, 2022, 03:12:19 AM »
In Tzfas the Mekarev shuls and Rav Greinamen have really nice kabolas shabbos. Iím not hearing of anything like that in Yerushalayim. Where in Geulah/ Meah Shearim/ Beis Yisrael is there a really nice kabolas shabbos? Thanks.

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Re: Things To Do In Israel Master Thread
« Reply #11733 on: October 28, 2022, 07:19:53 AM »
In Tzfas the Mekarev shuls and Rav Greinamen have really nice kabolas shabbos. Iím not hearing of anything like that in Yerushalayim. Where in Geulah/ Meah Shearim/ Beis Yisrael is there a really nice kabolas shabbos? Thanks.
if the Kosel is an option... go inside, go all the way to the back of the covered area. HoDu Starts by Licht Benching, beautiful (long) Davening

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Re: Things To Do In Israel Master Thread
« Reply #11734 on: October 28, 2022, 08:03:29 AM »
if the Kosel is an option... go inside, go all the way to the back of the covered area. HoDu Starts by Licht Benching, beautiful (long) Davening
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Re: Things To Do In Israel Master Thread
« Reply #11735 on: October 30, 2022, 10:46:28 PM »
Any reliable place to get my tefillin checked while I'm there? Preferably walkable to 11 Hillel Street, Jerusalem.
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Re: Things To Do In Israel Master Thread
« Reply #11736 on: November 01, 2022, 09:31:25 AM »
It's been many years since I've been to E'Y. I know i need an adapter like what was posted yesterday but that is not a converter. So, what would I need to plug in my macbook charger without risking it getting fried?
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Re: Things To Do In Israel Master Thread
« Reply #11737 on: November 01, 2022, 08:41:33 PM »
It's been many years since I've been to E'Y. I know i need an adapter like what was posted yesterday but that is not a converter. So, what would I need to plug in my macbook charger without risking it getting fried?

Macbook and most if not all other laptop chargers work on both 110v and 220v, so all you need is one of those basic converters, same with most if not all cell phone chargers.

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Re: Things To Do In Israel Master Thread
« Reply #11738 on: November 02, 2022, 08:07:27 AM »
Macbook and most if not all other laptop chargers work on both 110v and 220v, so all you need is one of those basic converters, same with most if not all cell phone chargers.
Yes. It should be written on the power brick if the charger works on 220V.  It should. You can also check on the cords/plugs/bricks of other small appliances like hair dryers etc.

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Re: Things To Do In Israel Master Thread
« Reply #11739 on: November 07, 2022, 11:24:15 AM »
anyone know a good place to post to try to find a car or van swap? I'm looking for a car or van in israel Jan 13- 26 (or any part of those dates). I have a car / van available in NYC area. Any leads please message me.