AACI Sukkot Walking Tours, October 2017   

EtrogCJerusalem Art Tour: The Bezalel Story- Friday, October 6th, 11:30

Guide: Caron Greenblatt
Cost: NIS 90
Meeting Place: Jerusalem Artists House – Shmu’el ha-Nagid St 12, Jerusalem
Registration: 052-873-6993 or
The name Bezalel first appears in the Bible in the book of Exodus. It means in the shadow of
or under the protection of God. Bezalel was the chief artisan of the Tabernacle and in charge
of building the Ark of the Covenant. Israel’s leading Art School takes its name from here. The
school was started 50 years before the creation of the State and has since grown and developed
together with it. We meet at “The Artist’s House” where it all began. We’ll learn of the characters
whose remarkable vision and persistence brought visual culture into our city, and then walk
further up the street to meet with contemporary artists who continue to create and challenge
their city’s artistic vision.

Mishkanot Sha’ananim – Sunday, October 8th, 10:30
Guide: Ami Adamit
Meeting place: meet at the entrance to the Begin Center (6 Sh.A.Nakhon St.)
Cost: NIS 55/45 AACI members
Registration: email Miriam at by September 24th
This tour will focus on the move of the Jews from the old city in the mid nineteenth century and
settling outside the walls. The main figure who helped them was the philanthropist, Sir Moshe
Montifiore. Part of this tour is to understand the reasons for them leaving and settling there.
Another focus will be on the time period between 1948 -1967, when Mishkanot Sha’ananim was
on the seam and the front line between the Jordanians and Israel.

“The British are coming!”- Monday, October 9, 10:00
Guide: Moshe Kahan
Meeting Place: Jaffa Gate
Cost: NIS 65/55 AACI members
Registration by phone 0505656613 or Email
Relive General Allenby’s victory march into the Old City. Learn about the British Mandate on
Palestine and the 20 year colonial rule as we visit the sites in Jerusalem from that era. We will
enter the world of the resistance that culminated in the Declaration of Statehood on May 14th,
1948. Our visit will include the Museum of the Underground. Fun and meaningful experience for
entire family.