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Begin Museum- outside the Old City
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Kotel Tunnel Tours/Old City Jewish and/or Muslim Quarter Tours (PM satturn if you want a private tour)
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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/
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Yad Vashem
Martef Hashoah - Kever Dovid
Migdal Dovid- Museum of Jerusalem
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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
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National Library
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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

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Stalactite caves
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Golan Heights

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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
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Nahariya

Switches bet Mornings (7a-1p) and Afternoons (1p-7p)
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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 #12020 on: June 20, 2023, 01:01:54 PM »
I will be in Israel for about 5 days in the summer.

I have been there many times but trips were always more like K'vorim etc. This time i will be with my younger children and im wondering what are the top attractions to go to with kids so its not a trip seeing graves.

i was thinking:
Masada
Yam Hamelach
Ein Gedi

Rosh Hanikra

Stalactite cave

Boat on the Kinerret

I saw on the Wiki Bereshit apple place.

any input would be appreciated.

Call  bereshit if its still open I dont think they reopened since covid

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Re: Things To Do In Israel Master Thread
« Reply #12021 on: June 21, 2023, 04:51:08 PM »
ok. any other input?

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Re: Things To Do In Israel Master Thread
« Reply #12022 on: June 22, 2023, 05:18:59 AM »
ok. any other input?
lots of outdoor hiking/swimming ideas here
https://hikingintheholyland.com/

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Re: Things To Do In Israel Master Thread
« Reply #12023 on: June 22, 2023, 06:19:12 PM »
ATV-ing from har hadar just outside of Jerusalem. Highly recommend if you enjoy nice scenery
Do you have an email address & a website?

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Re: Things To Do In Israel Master Thread
« Reply #12024 on: June 25, 2023, 09:34:31 PM »
Best Car Service for 6 PAX from TLV to Jerusalem?

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Re: Things To Do In Israel Master Thread
« Reply #12025 on: June 25, 2023, 09:46:12 PM »
Train

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Re: Things To Do In Israel Master Thread
« Reply #12026 on: June 26, 2023, 02:20:53 AM »
Best Car Service for 6 PAX from TLV to Jerusalem?

How much luggage? where in jlm?
The train is best for people who are not overburdened with luggage, and are staying somewhere easialy accessable from the Tachana merkazit (either by bus or by foot) .
otherwise, the going rate for a pre booked taxi should be 160 (rare) - 240 shekel.
You can try jlm taxi cos like bar ilan, hapisga, ranot alon, or daka 99.
either see if they have a small van, or take two taxis  :)

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Re: Things To Do In Israel Master Thread
« Reply #12027 on: June 26, 2023, 11:50:17 AM »
Best Car Service for 6 PAX from TLV to Jerusalem?


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Re: Things To Do In Israel Master Thread
« Reply #12028 on: June 26, 2023, 01:08:27 PM »
Best Car Service for 6 PAX from TLV to Jerusalem?
Eli @ 058-411-5579

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Re: Things To Do In Israel Master Thread
« Reply #12029 on: June 26, 2023, 01:23:30 PM »
ok. any other input?

Would recommend Kfar Kedem with younger children

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Re: Things To Do In Israel Master Thread
« Reply #12030 on: July 03, 2023, 04:58:46 AM »
Any good cold springs anywhere north?
Went to gush etzion and it was pretty small and not wat I had in mind.

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Re: Things To Do In Israel Master Thread
« Reply #12031 on: July 03, 2023, 06:15:27 PM »
I will be in Israel for about 5 days in the summer.

I have been there many times but trips were always more like K'vorim etc. This time i will be with my younger children and im wondering what are the top attractions to go to with kids so its not a trip seeing graves.

i was thinking:
Masada
Yam Hamelach
Ein Gedi

Rosh Hanikra

Stalactite cave

Boat on the Kinerret

I saw on the Wiki Bereshit apple place.

any input would be appreciated.
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There is a fascinating 1/2 hour tour in Jerusalem on how Tefillin are made. Jiddisch or hebrew

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Re: Things To Do In Israel Master Thread
« Reply #12032 on: July 03, 2023, 09:55:02 PM »
I would like to spend a day in the Gush. I have reservations at the Zomet institute. I wanted to go to Chocolateshik Chocolate factory but she is on vacation that week. Any other ideas in Gush besides, Jeeping, ATV, or winery? Any Pita making places, or any other manufacturing ideas?

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Re: Things To Do In Israel Master Thread
« Reply #12033 on: July 03, 2023, 10:03:34 PM »
I would like to spend a day in the Gush. I have reservations at the Zomet institute. I wanted to go to Chocolateshik Chocolate factory but she is on vacation that week. Any other ideas in Gush besides, Jeeping, ATV, or winery? Any Pita making places, or any other manufacturing ideas?


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Re: Things To Do In Israel Master Thread
« Reply #12034 on: July 03, 2023, 11:11:32 PM »

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Thank you. Both great suggestions, but not for this crowd. Any manufacturing? Any ideas for Pita making doesn’t have to be in the Gush, but if it were that would be a plus.

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Re: Things To Do In Israel Master Thread
« Reply #12035 on: July 05, 2023, 02:46:17 PM »
looking for a driver mid august to tour the south.
don't' need a tour guide, and prefer by the hour (as I don't think I need 10+ hours)

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Re: Things To Do In Israel Master Thread
« Reply #12036 on: July 06, 2023, 12:18:27 AM »
I would like to spend a day in the Gush. I have reservations at the Zomet institute. I wanted to go to Chocolateshik Chocolate factory but she is on vacation that week. Any other ideas in Gush besides, Jeeping, ATV, or winery? Any Pita making places, or any other manufacturing ideas?

There is a fascinating tour on how Tefillin are made.In Jerusalem. I was there last week.

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Re: Things To Do In Israel Master Thread
« Reply #12037 on: July 06, 2023, 07:15:50 AM »
There is a fascinating tour on how Tefillin are made.In Jerusalem. I was there last week.
details please

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Re: Things To Do In Israel Master Thread
« Reply #12038 on: July 06, 2023, 06:06:32 PM »
Looking for good Thurday night chulent special in Yerushalayim.


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Re: Things To Do In Israel Master Thread
« Reply #12039 on: July 06, 2023, 08:40:17 PM »
Looking for good Thurday night chulent special in Yerushalayim.
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