Meet the Orthodox Jews Tour
Our Meet the Orthodox Jews tour is designed to give you a glimpse into the rich cultural and religious identity of the Orthodox Jews living in Jerusalem
- Visit a traditional Orthodox neighborhood
- Meet an Orthodox Jewish family in their own home
- Visit an active Synagogue
- Visit Orthodox charity, community and education centers
16:30 Tour begins at Abraham Hostel, Davidka Square.
19:00 (approx) Tour ends.
Important Information about this tour
Modest dress required for both men and women
Leaving from the Abraham Hostel every Thursday, walking only moments away, we will discover the neighboring Orthodox community. We will visit a traditional Orthodox neighborhood that isn’t typically visited by tourists, giving you the opportunity to remove the veil of a culture that most people have only observed from the outside.
This provides for a unique experience allowing you to meet an Orthodox Jewish family in their own home, as well as learning about and interacting with this intriguing section of the Israeli society.
We will stop often during the tour as you stroll through the authentic and traditional neighborhood, where you will visit an active Synagogue, charity and community center, girls school, family home, soup kitchen, and famous Jewish tomb of significant importance to the people of this culture. In order to understand the complex culture further we will also stop at a large Hasidic Library hosting hundreds of visitors daily and an extensive catalog of ancient Jewish texts and artifacts.
Your guide will point out to you the many significant symbols, customs and sights which have been integral to this community for thousands of years, as well as explain to you the current place which this sector plays in modern Israeli society, demonstrating the very interesting narrative of the Orthodox Jewish people in Jerusalem