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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
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Agrocafe coffee workshop
Several wineries in the area
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Caves from bar kochva period in Adulam
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Park Rabin - hiking...
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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: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #6840 on: February 21, 2016, 09:09:53 AM »
So here's my list of restaurants that had gluten free options on my recent trip of gluttony.
Check hashgocha for yourselves.
Agas v'tapuach in safra square in jeru.  Chef came out to personally assure me what I can eat. Went there twice. Had penne which was great. And had pana cotta with caramel sauce and hot chocolate.
They offer gluten free pizza and other pasta options but the guy who made the pizza didnt work out for the three days I tried.

Cafe cafe I am not a salad person. There are salad options. I settled for gluten free bread. Not great and hot chocolate cake served with ice cream. This was in Mamilla.

Number 1 falafel on agrippas. They serve you falafel on a plate without pita. But he said the fries and chummus had no gluten.

Coney Island knish and bakery had 5 shekel soup and gluten free brownies yumm choc chip cookies oatmeal cookies and a hello kitty cupcake. Cupcake not that great. Tried both Yafo location and emek.

Ben Ami cafe on emek. Hot chocolate soufflé with ice cream. Yumm. And hot chocolate.

Pizza meter - petach Tikva. Excellent personal pizza pie.

Pizza Hut jeru. Haven't been there this trip. Bought pie there last time. It's ok.

La lasagne in tel aviv had creme brûlée. Lasagna and a cake called little Switzerland.
Choc cake base with mascarpone and meringue whips. In 2 visits.

Black burger. Black burger and fries. Very good

Papagaios. Just couldn't have a few of the meat options

Now to get out of the sugar coma.

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Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #6842 on: February 21, 2016, 01:11:13 PM »

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Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #6843 on: February 21, 2016, 01:27:21 PM »
You were the first to report a deal  ;D

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Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #6844 on: February 21, 2016, 01:43:11 PM »
So here's my list of restaurants that had gluten free options on my recent trip of gluttony.
Check hashgocha for yourselves.
Agas v'tapuach in safra square in jeru.  Chef came out to personally assure me what I can eat. Went there twice. Had penne which was great. And had pana cotta with caramel sauce and hot chocolate.
They offer gluten free pizza and other pasta options but the guy who made the pizza didnt work out for the three days I tried.

Cafe cafe I am not a salad person. There are salad options. I settled for gluten free bread. Not great and hot chocolate cake served with ice cream. This was in Mamilla.

Number 1 falafel on agrippas. They serve you falafel on a plate without pita. But he said the fries and chummus had no gluten.

Coney Island knish and bakery had 5 shekel soup and gluten free brownies yumm choc chip cookies oatmeal cookies and a hello kitty cupcake. Cupcake not that great. Tried both Yafo location and emek.

Ben Ami cafe on emek. Hot chocolate soufflé with ice cream. Yumm. And hot chocolate.

Pizza meter - petach Tikva. Excellent personal pizza pie.

Pizza Hut jeru. Haven't been there this trip. Bought pie there last time. It's ok.

La lasagne in tel aviv had creme brûlée. Lasagna and a cake called little Switzerland.
Choc cake base with mascarpone and meringue whips. In 2 visits.

Black burger. Black burger and fries. Very good

Papagaios. Just couldn't have a few of the meat options

Now to get out of the sugar coma.
Eser Mona on shmuel hanavi.

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Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #6845 on: February 22, 2016, 08:06:22 AM »
Eser Mona on shmuel hanavi.
Mana Eser but they just went up to 12 shekel
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Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #6846 on: February 22, 2016, 08:22:49 AM »
Mana Eser but they just went up to 12 shekel
They changed names as well?

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Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #6847 on: February 27, 2016, 03:26:52 PM »
I recently switched the water bill in my rented apartment from the previous tenant to under my name (I have already been in the apartment for a few years- never got around to switch). They sent me a letter in the mail saying I have a credit of 300 or so shekel with a form to fill out bank information. Am I able to use my account or does it have to be in previous tenants name?

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Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #6848 on: February 27, 2016, 03:33:45 PM »
They changed names as well?
They're waiting for Mayan 2000
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Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #6849 on: February 27, 2016, 10:55:12 PM »
Where can we get gluten free (oat) mehadrin challa or rolls in Yerushalayim?  Thanks

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Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #6850 on: February 28, 2016, 06:23:49 AM »
Where can we get gluten free (oat) mehadrin challa or rolls in Yerushalayim?  Thanks

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Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #6851 on: February 28, 2016, 08:13:45 AM »
Looking for cleaning help, any leads?

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Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #6852 on: February 28, 2016, 08:25:46 AM »

Looking for cleaning help, any leads?
More then a regular cleaning lady or that's what you mean?

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Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #6853 on: February 28, 2016, 09:24:54 AM »
More then a regular cleaning lady or that's what you mean?
that's what I mean

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Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #6854 on: February 29, 2016, 08:28:07 AM »
Does anyone know the name and number of the owner of eshkolit and the makolet in arzei

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Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #6855 on: February 29, 2016, 05:29:45 PM »
There's the most interesting light on top of Shuafat, if anyone has a view.

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Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #6856 on: February 29, 2016, 05:39:32 PM »
There's the most interesting light on top of Shuafat, if anyone has a view.
How do you mean?

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Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #6857 on: February 29, 2016, 05:47:13 PM »
How do you mean?
Was a ball of something burning in its place, around 500ft off the ground.

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Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #6858 on: February 29, 2016, 05:47:59 PM »
Was a ball of something burning in its place, around 500ft off the ground.
I guess I missed it then.

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Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #6859 on: March 01, 2016, 06:20:47 AM »
Are there any workout gyms in the ramat eshkol/maalah dafna/arzei area?