From Rubble to Splendor


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From Rubble to Splendor

Rubble vs. splendor, Old Yishuv vs. modern city; Ashkenazi community of the Hurva Synagogue vs. early Zionists. Join us for this unique tour!

From the time of its construction in 1864, the Hurva Synagogue was a symbol for the Jewish residents of the Old City. Hundreds of years previously, an Ashkenazi community had existed there. Eight years after the Hurva Synagogue was built, the nearby Tiferet Yisrael Synagogue was inaugurated by the local Hassidic community. Both synagogues were destroyed during Israel’s War of Independence, in 1948.

The Hurva Synagogue was rebuilt in 2010, and the reconstruction of Tiferet Yisrael recently commenced.

The tour will start with a visit to the Old YIshuv Court Museum, whose structure, exhibits and atmosphere offer a glimpse of the simple, modest conditions at the time. From there we proceed to the Hurva Syangogue, which was the center of community life.

The tour connects the old and the new; the dream and its realization.

Offered by the Company for the Rehabilitation and Development of the Jewish Quarter, in cooperation with the Old Yishuv Court Museum, Jerusalem.

The tour begins at the new information center in the Jewish Quarter, in the Hurva Plaza, and continues with a visit to the Old Yishuv Museum. The museum building, with its artifacts and special atmosphere, offer a glimpse into the lives of the Jewish Quarter residents and their small, simple homes. The focus then moves to the Hurva Synagogue, which was the center of community life.

The tour combining both sites bridges the old and the new, the dream and its realization.

Combined initiative of the Company for the Reconstruction and Development of the Jewish Quarter in the Old City of Jerusalem and the Old Yishuv Museum.

Tours will be held at 11:00,  13:30,  16:00

Tours will take place on the intermediate days of Pesach, Wed-Thurs April 12-13, 2017.

To purchase tickets click on “Order Tickets”

For further details, call *4987.

Tour in Hebrew

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- To purchase tickets, click on “order tickets”
- For further details, call 02-6265906
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