The Israel Center at the Jewish Federation is offering a four-part virtual tour, “Exploring the Land: Crossroads of Our Faith.” Guide Gadi Ben-Dov takes participants on a virtual tour through Israel from the perspective of three monotheistic faiths–Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. Join to see why this country is important to so many.
The final session of this series, “Jaffa and Tel Aviv,” is scheduled for March 14th. Explore Jaffa, the ancient port that has welcomed travelers for five millennia. As the gateway to the land of Israel, the ancient alleys are filled with stories from its past. From its early beginnings through Jewish, Christian, and Muslim iterations, the city continues to challenge its residents. We will walk through the beautiful alleyways to see the House of Simon the Tanner and the picturesque port of Jaffa. Just a few meters away, we will visit the modern city of Tel Aviv and its first neighborhood, Neve Tzedek, established just over 100 years ago. Strolling along the famous Rothschild Boulevard, we will follow the story of the first Hebrew city before ending our tour at Israel’s Independence Hall. In this place, Israel declared its independence and was formally established as a State on May 14, 1948.
Each 75-minute session starts at 11:30am on the scheduled day. The cost for all four sessions is $18. To register for the series, visit JFedSTL.org/Crossroads.