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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
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Caves from bar kochva period in Adulam
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Park Rabin - hiking...
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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
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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
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South

Nachal Dragot (aka Darja)- an intense hike near the Dead Sea
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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
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 #12300 on: May 25, 2024, 03:37:03 PM »
Booked a Israel trip for July with kids ages 4-14
Originally booked for 3+ weeks but with everything going on and North not a option
Could I still fill up 3 weeks with things to do or will just go crazy?

Plan it well and you should be fine.
Yerusholayim in depth, well researched can take more than a week easily. (Once you get past the tourist headlines...)
Bnei brak, the coastal cities... yam hamelach, wineries, beaches,
Chevron, kever rochel, shiloh,
Machtesh ramon... and the south
The various army museums.
Tons of realy good parks in almost every city.
And honestly, the four year old will only remember that he had a good time, if that much.

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Re: Things To Do In Israel Master Thread
« Reply #12301 on: May 26, 2024, 01:25:17 PM »
Inspired by the fellow who posted in the hotels thread about shuls near his hotel, when there are tons, is there a point in me putting in the effort to create a thread of shuls across JLM (especially interesting and unique ones, but of course all the shteiblach too)?

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Re: Things To Do In Israel Master Thread
« Reply #12302 on: May 27, 2024, 01:39:05 AM »
Where can a rent a private room with filtered internet for 3 hours?

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Re: Things To Do In Israel Master Thread
« Reply #12303 on: May 28, 2024, 08:25:47 AM »
Booked a Israel trip for July with kids ages 4-14
Originally booked for 3+ weeks but with everything going on and North not a option
Could I still fill up 3 weeks with things to do or will just go crazy?

Outside of the Golan and the North Galil there is still plenty to see in the north. Akko/Tiveria/Haifa/Tzfat etc....

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Re: Things To Do In Israel Master Thread
« Reply #12304 on: May 28, 2024, 10:09:41 AM »
Tzfas and Tveria not an option, unless you want to hear the siren. Haifa ok (I was there last week, nearly all cab drivers in Haifa are arabs)

Booked a Israel trip for July with kids ages 4-14
Originally booked for 3+ weeks but with everything going on and North not a option
Could I still fill up 3 weeks with things to do or will just go crazy?
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Re: Things To Do In Israel Master Thread
« Reply #12305 on: May 28, 2024, 10:33:28 AM »
Could I still fill up 3 weeks with things to do or will just go crazy?

Visit hospitals, plenty volunteering opportunities, etc.

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Re: Things To Do In Israel Master Thread
« Reply #12306 on: May 28, 2024, 02:56:37 PM »
Tzfas and Tveria not an option, unless you want to hear the siren. Haifa ok (I was there last week, nearly all cab drivers in Haifa are arabs)

Booked a Israel trip for July with kids ages 4-14
Originally booked for 3+ weeks but with everything going on and North not a option
Could I still fill up 3 weeks with things to do or will just go crazy?
Teveria is pretty far from Lebanon and doesn't get sirens often.
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Re: Things To Do In Israel Master Thread
« Reply #12307 on: May 29, 2024, 02:39:34 PM »
I don't know, as the only time I did that kind, was many years ago.
But I do remember the tour guide who we went with was Aharon Tzvi Saks, who lives in Meah Shearim and had a 12 or 15 seat van. He took us all over eretz yisroel, in a marathon trip, from neitz by the Kosel till very late at night.
This is the contact I have for him, I hope it's still accurate: 025eight22257 and American # 91seven, 4seven4, 8one60
Just an update: He no longer has a big van, just a regular mini-van.
His current number is: 05731zero9209, (no more American number)
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Re: Things To Do In Israel Master Thread
« Reply #12308 on: June 09, 2024, 08:47:17 PM »
Trying to get the recommended book Jerusalem: Footsteps through time, but it's out of print and can't find it anywhere at a decent price
Anyone knows where I could get it or anyone interested in selling used?

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Re: Things To Do In Israel Master Thread
« Reply #12309 on: June 09, 2024, 10:23:17 PM »
Trying to get the recommended book Jerusalem: Footsteps through time, but it's out of print and can't find it anywhere at a decent price
Anyone knows where I could get it or anyone interested in selling used?
https://www.addall.com/used/ aggregates used books for sale on various sites.  They're showing 44 copies available, cheapest $11.99 on ebay, going up to $349.

The ebay link https://www.ebay.com/itm/375362393510

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Re: Things To Do In Israel Master Thread
« Reply #12310 on: June 09, 2024, 10:30:07 PM »
Thanks!
Got it

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Re: Things To Do In Israel Master Thread
« Reply #12311 on: June 09, 2024, 11:19:27 PM »
Which Kotel tour should we go on? the new one or the "classic" one? (for someone first time in Israel)
Or should we do both?
Thank you!
Bumping this
Is there a reason to do both or it becomes repetitive?

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Re: Things To Do In Israel Master Thread
« Reply #12312 on: June 10, 2024, 03:45:55 PM »
Don't know what new and old are, but you should be doing the Kotel tunnels with an appropriate guide.

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Re: Things To Do In Israel Master Thread
« Reply #12313 on: June 11, 2024, 09:51:26 AM »
Bumping this
Is there a reason to do both or it becomes repetitive?
Was just there (about a year ago) with my wife. They added on a whole new wing.

There is always new discoveries so if the last time you went was 10-15 years ago it would still be nice.

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Re: Things To Do In Israel Master Thread
« Reply #12314 on: June 16, 2024, 11:45:35 PM »
Best wineries to go to?
Any have mehadrin food?
What are the options these days, not in galil, winery with mehadrin restaurant?

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Re: Things To Do In Israel Master Thread
« Reply #12315 on: June 17, 2024, 06:40:03 PM »
What are the options these days, not in galil, winery with mehadrin restaurant?

As always,to avoud missunderstandings, please define "Mehadrin"

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Re: Things To Do In Israel Master Thread
« Reply #12316 on: June 17, 2024, 06:57:00 PM »
Is there a place in Jerusalem that sells double wrapped prepared meals similar to pomegranate?

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Re: Things To Do In Israel Master Thread
« Reply #12317 on: June 17, 2024, 08:00:10 PM »
What’s the going rate to hire a driver for the day?

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Re: Things To Do In Israel Master Thread
« Reply #12318 on: June 18, 2024, 03:30:05 PM »
Is there a place in Jerusalem that sells double wrapped prepared meals similar to pomegranate?

Try see if goldies or hadar geula would do it for you (Come in when it's a quiet time and ask them...)

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Re: Things To Do In Israel Master Thread
« Reply #12319 on: June 19, 2024, 08:25:32 AM »
Anyone know of an early Shabbos Minyan in Ezras Torah area?