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Emergency numbers
Police 100
Hatzolah AND Ambulance 101 or 1221
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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
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Shuk Machane Yehuda - Kever of Gerrer Rebbes
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Belz Shul
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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
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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
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Latrun Tank Museum - Mini Israel
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Park Rabin - hiking...
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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
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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

Tour Guide -
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Re: Things To Do In Israel Master Thread
« Reply #11740 on: November 07, 2022, 10:53:43 PM »
I called to confirm - Produce is Heter Mechirah.

That's very interesting. Because if you go to the rabbanut website https://www.baitisraeli.co.il/%D7%9B%D7%A9%D7%A8%D7%95%D7%AA/
and you click at the pdf link near the bottom https://www.baitisraeli.co.il/uploads/n/1659009082.4603.pdf, you'll see in that list that the rabbanut thinks the restaurant (line #48) does not use heter mechirah.

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Re: Things To Do In Israel Master Thread
« Reply #11741 on: November 24, 2022, 10:19:39 AM »
Does anyone know whose Hechsher Rimon (both Milk & meat) is currently under?

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Re: Things To Do In Israel Master Thread
« Reply #11742 on: November 24, 2022, 12:26:35 PM »
That's very interesting. Because if you go to the rabbanut website https://www.baitisraeli.co.il/%D7%9B%D7%A9%D7%A8%D7%95%D7%AA/
and you click at the pdf link near the bottom https://www.baitisraeli.co.il/uploads/n/1659009082.4603.pdf, you'll see in that list that the rabbanut thinks the restaurant (line #48) does not use heter mechirah.
not the first or last time you'll see that

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Re: Things To Do In Israel Master Thread
« Reply #11743 on: November 27, 2022, 03:36:54 PM »
Will United decine boarding to Israel to someone with a passport expiring in less than 6 months?  round trip on United. He's part of a family group.
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Re: Things To Do In Israel Master Thread
« Reply #11744 on: November 28, 2022, 01:59:19 PM »
Will United decine boarding to Israel to someone with a passport expiring in less than 6 months?  round trip on United. He's part of a family group.
I just went through this myself. See here: https://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=131387.0

They let us through without blinking an eye. That being said, she was 4.5 years old and we still had 5.5 months on our passport. American Airlines.

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Re: Things To Do In Israel Master Thread
« Reply #11745 on: November 29, 2022, 12:20:06 PM »
Any good drivers? Reliable car rental agents?
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Re: Things To Do In Israel Master Thread
« Reply #11746 on: November 29, 2022, 12:57:08 PM »
Any good drivers?
Yigal 052-393-0279
He has a group of drivers and is probably the cheapest you can find 055-287-5777
well priced i dont know , call him. but eli is the guy i use all the time. hes canadian. 058-411-5579.


Reliable car rental agents?
@hocker or this:
@NoachCar-Israel used to post here a while back, but you can still use his website: www.NoachCar.co.il
tell them your needs, they can be helpful.

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Re: Things To Do In Israel Master Thread
« Reply #11747 on: November 29, 2022, 02:18:10 PM »
@hocker or this:
thanks any of those WhatsApp numbers?
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Re: Things To Do In Israel Master Thread
« Reply #11748 on: November 29, 2022, 02:46:44 PM »
thanks any of those WhatsApp numbers?
The one I posted is
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Re: Things To Do In Israel Master Thread
« Reply #11749 on: November 29, 2022, 02:51:31 PM »
thanks any of those WhatsApp numbers?
Only takes a minute to add all three to your contacts to check.

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Re: Things To Do In Israel Master Thread
« Reply #11750 on: November 29, 2022, 04:23:08 PM »
I'm flying American airlines that leaves at 12:45 a.m. to JFK. Check out at my hotel is at 11:00 a.m., how soon can I check in my bags at Ben-Gurion Airport for the flight? I was going to take the train to the airport, check my bags, and then go visit with family in Modiin.

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Re: Things To Do In Israel Master Thread
« Reply #11751 on: November 29, 2022, 04:41:02 PM »
I'm flying American airlines that leaves at 12:45 a.m. to JFK. Check out at my hotel is at 11:00 a.m., how soon can I check in my bags at Ben-Gurion Airport for the flight? I was going to take the train to the airport, check my bags, and then go visit with family in Modiin.
Dont know but Id imagine not that early. You can always use luggage lockers

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Re: Things To Do In Israel Master Thread
« Reply #11752 on: November 30, 2022, 12:02:02 AM »
Any good places to be shabbos besides yerushalayim around chanukah time?

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Re: Things To Do In Israel Master Thread
« Reply #11753 on: November 30, 2022, 12:19:39 AM »
looking for a long term apartment in the Shamgar bonit area any suggestions where I can find one decently priced

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Re: Things To Do In Israel Master Thread
« Reply #11754 on: November 30, 2022, 07:28:46 AM »
looking for a long term apartment in the Shamgar bonit area any suggestions where I can find one decently priced

also looking, but for short term, in February, any suggestions ? Thank you

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Re: Things To Do In Israel Master Thread
« Reply #11755 on: November 30, 2022, 11:14:47 AM »
Where’s a nice scenic place to stay in Jerusalem or not far ?

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Re: Things To Do In Israel Master Thread
« Reply #11756 on: December 05, 2022, 01:07:13 AM »
What is the status of the security situation now? Does it seem to be getting better or worse?
(sorry if this is the wrong thread, I wasnt sure where to post this...)

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Re: Things To Do In Israel Master Thread
« Reply #11757 on: December 05, 2022, 12:32:32 PM »
Do you think all airlines have opened their calendars for this coming Sukkos? I am looking to book but wasn't sure if more airlines will still be adding flights at perhaps lower point redemptions than I am currently seeing. TIA!

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Re: Things To Do In Israel Master Thread
« Reply #11758 on: December 06, 2022, 01:47:44 AM »
Do you think all airlines have opened their calendars for this coming Sukkos? I am looking to book but wasn't sure if more airlines will still be adding flights at perhaps lower point redemptions than I am currently seeing. TIA!
airlines are always changing award availability, keep checking

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Re: Things To Do In Israel Master Thread
« Reply #11759 on: December 07, 2022, 06:47:15 AM »
What is the status of the security situation now? Does it seem to be getting better or worse?
(sorry if this is the wrong thread, I wasnt sure where to post this...)

Security situation in what part of Israel?