Monthly Archives: April 2017

Post 428: Trip to Carmel Region, Hecht Museum, Mukraka, Carmel Market, Jezreel Valley observation point. A tour of the Druze city and the market of Dalit el Carmel, free exercise in Gan ha AtxMaot and The First Station, New Area for the Public in Baka


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A blog about an opportunity to study via a trip the topography of Israel. Many opportunities for exercise at no cost will be offered in Gan Ha Atzma’Ot and The First Station in Baka

קהילה Bound to Israel ? Activities

A trip for the community – to the Carmel region:

Day trip to Haifa Carmel area

The tour will take place on Wednesday 17.5.2017   You must arrive at meeting point at 7:00, leave at exactly 7:15, from Gad Street 3 opposite Efrata school (not waiting for late arrivals). In the program 07:15 Departure, Self-service breakfast, A trip to the Carmel Park – the rope bridge. University of Haifa – Hecht Museum.

Tour of Muhraka

 and the Jezreel Valley observation point. A tour of the Druze city and the market of Dalit el Carmel ; Return to Jerusalem is estimated at 6.30   Price: NIS 130 including bus, guide, kosher meat lunch, entrance to sites. For details please contact Leah Regev 0505661521, Please hurry up and register – the tour is subject to a minimum of 45 participants. Note: There may be changes in the tour plan. Community Council of Greater Baka, Issachar 3, Baka, Jerusalem

יום טיול לאזור הכרמל חיפה

הטיול יתקיים ביום רביעי 17.5.2017 כ”א באייר תשע”ז

 להגיע בשעה 7:00, יציאה בשעה 7:15 בדיוק, מרחוב גד 3 מול ביה”ס אפרתה (לא ממתינים למאחרים).


07:15 יציאה, ארוחת בוקר עצמית,

  • נסיעה לפארק הכרמל – גשר החבלים.

  • אוניברסיטת חיפה – מוזיאון הכט.

  • סיור במוחרקה ותצפית עמק יזרעאל.

  • סיור בעיר הדרוזית ובשוק של דלית אל כרמל

  • חזרה  לירושלים משוערת 6.30

המחיר: 130ש”ח כולל אוטובוס, מדריך, ארוחת צהרים בשרית כשרה, כניסה לאתרים.

בדבר פרטים נא לפנות לאה רגב 0505661521,

נא להזדרז ולהירשם – היציאה לטיול מותנת במינימום 45 משתתפים.

הערה: יתכנו שינויים בתוכנית הטיול.

עילות ספורטיבית ללא תשלום בשעות אחה”צ בגן העצמאות ומתחם התחנה יום שעה שיעור שם המדריך5ה מיקום ראשון 14 קיק-בוקס חנית רחמים גן Sunday העצמאות )ליד קפה   אירובי-דאנס חנית רחמים גן העצמאות )ליד קפה לנדוור קרב-מגע דניאל סלבר מתחם התחנה ש זומב ורוניקה מלניק מתחם התחנה – זומבה סהר מזרחי גן העצמאות )ליד קפה לנדוור( -Power yoga – חמישי יוגה כוח שרי ססיל הימן מתחם התחנה לפרטים נוספים לפעילות בגן העצמאות:  לפרטים נוספים לפע

Open sport, free of charge in public space. The activity will take place in Gan Ha’atzmaut (near Landwer Café) and in the station compound, starting on Sunday 7/5/17 until the end of July 2017.All you have to do is get to work in comfortable clothes and in a good mood. The following is the schedule: Free sports activities in the afternoon in Independence Park and the station compound Day Time Lesson Name of Guide Kik – Boxing Harit Rahamim Independence Park) near Landwer Coffee Aerobic-Dance Independence Park) near Landwer Coffee  Krav Maga Daniel Salber The station complex  Zumba Veronica Melnik compound station Wednesday,  Zumba Sahar Mizrachi Independence Park (near Landwer Coffee -Power yoga  Thursday Yoga Power Cherry Cecil Heiman Station Compound For more details on Independence Park activities: – לפרטים נוספים לפעילות במתחם התחנה: דניאל

054-541-1242 Sharon

058-725-2572 Daniel

 In Summary: I. Park Sunday: 6:30 Kick Boxing

7:30 Aerobic Dance Wednesday: 6:30 Zumba Thursday:

H.S.Compound Summary:

Sunday: 6:00 Krav Maga

Tuesday: 6:00 Zumba Thursday: 6:00 Power Yoga







Post 427: Memorial Day Events – Jerusalem Municipality, Independence Day (Yom Ha’atzma’ut) Eve, Monday, May 1st, 2017, Yom Yerushalayim and the Light Festival and Israel Festival June 1 st to June 18 – Highlights:

At the end of April and during the month of May many Israeli national holidays and commemorations  are celebrated. The conclusion is Yom Yerushalayim and the Light Festival. Yom Yerushalyim and the Light Festival bring sizable crowds.

There are concerns about traffic and security.

FYI- the official state celebration for Yom Yerushalayim is slated for Sunday Night May 21st.The Old City and environs will be hermetically sealed as there will be many government officials/VIP’s attending. In a meeting

held yesterday with the producers it was demanded by The Old City residents that Shaar Ashpot be open for residents in both directions (left turn only).

Anyone with weddings that day will be able to make arrangements through the Minhal with the police to get in and out of the neighborhood.

This year the Light Festival (28/06-06/07) will not be entering through Jaffa Gate on Armenian Patriarch Road, but as it will be swinging down from the Mamilla bridge to Gan HaBonim and Shaar Tzion, the road will be closed.

The producers will provide golf carts to bring residents from inside Jaffa

Gate to St. James and right before Shaar Tzion (along the one-way part of the street) in addition to a cart from the Kotel area.

There will be golf cart from the Shaar Tzion parking lot through Shaar
Tzion (the crowds will not allow passage)

Memorial Day for Israel’s Fallen Soldiers in Jerusalem, Sunday April 30th.

The municipality of Jerusalem bows its head to the memory of the fallen soldiers of the IDF and those who lost their lives to terrorist actions.

Memorial Day Events – Jerusalem Municipality

  • Sunday, 04.30.17

    An evening of combat songs

    At Gerard Behar
    At the Gerard Behar Center at 930 p.m.
  • Sunday, 04.30.17

    Ceremony for Israel’s fallen and victims of terror

    Hazefira 27 street
    at 27 Hazefira Street at 730 p.m.
  • Sunday, 04.30.17

    Neighborhood Community Centers at 8:00 p.m.

    Neighborhood Community Centers
    Singing and musical pieces, lighting of a memorial candle, lowering of the flag to half-mast, laying of wreaths, and reciting the names of the fallen.
  • Sunday, 04.30.17

    Remembering, singing, and retelling

    At the Sultan’s Pool
    Main opening ceremony – Sunday, April 30th, 745 p.m.In memory of those who fell in Israel’s wars and victims of terror. Marking the jubilee anniversary of the reunification of Jerusalem
  • Sunday, 04.30.17

    Singing in the Center at Safra Square

    At the Safra Square
    Presided over by Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat
  • Monday, 05.01.17 09:00

    Memorial Day at the Monuments

    at monuments
    Memorial Day ceremonies at monumentsIn cooperation with the Jerusalem Brigade and school students
  • Monday, 05.01.17 09:15

    Memorial Day Ceremony at Safra Square at 9:15 a.m

    at Safra Square
    Presided over by Jerusalem Mayor Nir BarkatWith participation of *representatives of the underground movements, *the Nahal Brigade, *Seligsberg School students, *guests, *municipal employees

Dear residents, I am honored to invite you on this Sunday, April 30, 2017, at 19:45 for the Memorial Day for the Fallen Soldiers of Israel and Victims of Hostilities, to be held in the courtyard of the Lev Ha’ir Community Administration, 42 Ohel Moshe St., Nahlaot. On this day, Memorial Day, we gather together to remember and remind the story of the lives of the fallen soldiers of Israel, heroes and heroines who sacrificed their lives for us, and to honor their families who lost their most precious. The bereaved families, residents of the Lev Ha’ir neighborhood, representatives of the Lev Ha’ir Police, Jerusalem Municipality representatives, representatives of the Jewish Agency and the community centers, members of the Lev Hair Community Council and the youth movements are expected to participate in the ceremony. At the end of the ceremony, an evening of fighting songs will take place in the administration hall. Sincerely, Dr. Ofir Lang

תושבים יקרים,
אני מתכבד להזמינכם ביום ראשון הקרוב ד’ באייר התשע”ז 30.4.2017 בשעה 19:45 לטקס יום הזיכרון לחללי מערכות ישראל ונפגעי פעולות האיבה, שיערך בחצר מינהל קהילתי לב העיר, ברח’ אוהל משה 42 נחלאות.
ביום זה, יום הזיכרון, אנו מתכנסים יחד כדי לזכור ולהזכיר את סיפור חייהם של חללי מערכות ישראל, הגיבורים והגיבורות שמסרו נפשם למעננו, ולחלוק כבוד למשפחותיהם שאיבדו את היקר להם מכל.
בטקס צפויים להשתתף משפחות שכולות, תושבי שכונות לב העיר, נציגי משטרת לב הבירה, נציגי עיריית ירושלים, נציגי הסוכנות היהודית וחברת המתנ”סים, חברי מינהל קהילתי לב העיר ותנועות הנוער. 
בתום הטקס יערך ערב שירי לוחמים באולם המינהל.
בכבוד רב,
ד”ר אופיר לנג

Independence Day (Yom Ha’atzma’ut) Eve, Monday, May 1st, 2017
The following streets will be closed to vehicular traffic starting from 7:00 p.m. until 4:00am the following morning:

Hillel, HaHistadrut, HaMatmid Alley, Bianchini, Shammai, Rabbi Akiva, Meir Shaham, Menashe Ben Yisrael –  Gan HaAtzmaut crossing, Ben Sira, Yanai, Koresh, Shushan, HaSoreg, HaHavatzelet, Horkanos, Heleni ha-Malka.

Shuk Mahane Yehuda – Agripas Street will be closed from the Shuk Kanyon to Ki’akh Street.

Parking Arrangements

Independence Day (Yom Ha’atzma’ut) Eve, Monday, May 1st, 2017
The Safra Square parking lot will be open to the public for free, starting from 7:00 p.m.
The light rail will operate regularly all night.
Intracity night line buses will operate with increased frequency until 4:00 a.m.
Drivers are requested to heed to all instructions given by police and stewards.
Any vehicle parking against traffic laws and in prohibited areas—will be towed.
It is recommended for those attending events to use public transportation.
In the event that changes take place, announcements will be made via the media.
Production: Culture, Society, and Leisure Council – Culture and Arts Division


Post 426: Announcing Upcoming Jump Rope Training for women – at any age- Take note: your body at 27, 37, 47, and 57, will determine how you will feel at 72, 73,74 and 75. Similarly your body at 69 will determine how you move at 96. Clicking or Snapping Hip-my solution and Snapping Hip Syndrome Stretches – The Jerusalem Green Fund is initiating a Jerusalem Cleanup Project

 I am pleased to announce an Exercise Chug at a beautiful studio in Lev Ha’Ir Matnas Nachlaot for women planning to begin in June.

הצעה: שיעור התעמלות באולפן יפה בלב העיר לנשים בנחלאותהצעה: שיעור התעבא.


INFO4U: Exercise Class at beautiful studio in Matnas Lev Ha’Ir Nachlaot for women with babysitter planned to offer appropriate activities.

Summary of Women only Fitness Chug at Lev Ha’Ir, (Heart of the City) Community Center, also known as the Ohel Moshe Community Center, טל: 02-6214777 levhair 42 Rechove Ohel Moshe, Nachlaot.

Any questions: Charedi Coordinator: Mrs. Hani Elias –  057-313-8965 Email: Rivi108

Absorption Coordinator: Mrs. Rachel Duchin 057-313-8965  klita@lev

or on line use for registration or questions. e.php?type=foInp&id=32#navbar      bar top right registration circles

Class is planned to be offered on Thursday at 9:AM and taking registration beginning April 25th.  For details see #3 below. Please forward to your contacts who may be interested.

Do you want to have more endurance and energy? Our Jump Rope Training will include several bursts of 30-60 seconds, followed by 2 or more minutes of reduced intensity. You will build up to this endurance gradually, using your core correctly, strengthening your back, improving posture, stability, strength, balance, breathing correctly, empower yourself, look great, feel amazing, loose weight, get fit.

האם את רוצה יותר סיבולת

אימון קפיצה בחבל שלנו כולל כמה סטים של 30 עד 60 שניות של אנרגיה מתפרצת ולאחר מכן 2 דקות או יותר של אימון פחות אינטנסיבי.

כך תוכלי לבנות בהדרגה את סיבולת לב- הריאה שלך וגם תוכלי לחזק את הגב, לשפר את היציבה, להגדיל את כוחך, להגדיל את האיזון של הגוף, ללמוד איך לנשום נכון ובעיקר – להעצים את עצמך, להיכנס לכושר, לרדת במשקל ולהרגיש נהדר!   

האימון יהיה בימי חמישי בשעות הבוקר.

כל אימון נמשך ___60__ דקות.

  לב- ריאה ואנרגיה?

בואו בשמחה!

Why this routine? Extended periods of jumping at reduced intensity levels allows the body to switch to aerobic fat burning energy system, while it replaces glycogen and glucose levels for the next  aerobic burst. Rope jumping increases muscle mass and bone density.

Our goal is to create a personalized environment for women to pursue their fitness goals through the combined use of breathing and stretching exercises, light weights and jump-rope, without special equipment, with emphasis on increasing lymph flow.

The range of motion exercises can be duplicated at home.  If the response is good, an additional class will be added at 10 on Thursday and Sunday at 12.

1-If you have another preference, choose from below.

2-Please reply as space is limited. Initial class (B’H) to begin first week in May.

3-Payment is by the month, 120 sh and additional for the babysitter. Registration with Sara Kashani, Office Manager, Lower Level of Lev Ha”Ir. Office Hours: 8:30-4:30.

4-Also, bring to class a note from your doctor recommending exercise for you.

Studio Available Times

Sunday 12-3
Monday 2-4:30
Wednesday 12-4:00

Thursday 9-10 12-3

Kol Tuv,

Ida Farkash     052-522-7635 -Please reply to me if you have any questions: or if you have registered.

Everyone has an issue with a body part; Occassional knee pain, stiff neck, arthritis. The list goes on.

Before I started jumping rope I weighed 30 lbs. more than I do today. My arms ached when I stretched them out to the sides as did my knees when I bent them behind me by grabbing my foot.

The beginning months of jumping rope were difficult. I endured periods of knee inflammation and swelling which got better with ice, and supporting the knee by applying an ace bandage.

I felt knee twinges and wore a knee brace. Due to concern about serious damage, I consulted an orthopedist, who recommended that I remove the brace and just continue to build up my leg muscles.

(B’H) I followed his advice.  If you suffer pain with your every move: walking, climbing stairs, even sitting or lying down, then you should not give up on exercise.

Exercise and physical therapy.

Exercise strengthens the muscles that support your knee. Physical therapy also helps. A physical therapist can design the program for you and see if you need supportive braces, splints, or canes. If you need to lose weight, diet and exercise can help you shed some pounds and take some of the pressure off your knees.

Weight loss.

Every pound you gain puts an extra 3 pounds of pressure on your knees.

I am not a registered dietitian and do not have any official training, certifications, or degrees in nutrition or fitness. My blog is simply a documentation of my life. The views I express are mine alone, based on my own experiences, and should not be taken as medical advice. Always talk to your doctor or a trained professional before starting a new diet or fitness plan.

In general, carrying around extra weight creates stress to joints. I have a “clicking” or “snappy” left hip. I do not experience pain or limitation.

Perhaps I’ll return to the orthopedist and ask for a comment on the following regime that I do. It seems to work.

I lie down and do several rolls on my back (for about 15 seconds). That loosens my spine and I do this on the days that I do NOT exercise in addition to it being part of my exercise warm-up.

The aim is to stretch out my hamstrings. I place a yoga strap around my knees. I wrap my arms around my knees and press my stomach into my back. With deep breathes I stretch both legs up to the ceiling and lower them. I repeat this about 10 times.

Now comes the “snappy” part. I stretch out my arms and grab my ankles and stretch out again. Slowly and then rhythmically. Then I progress to grab the balls of my feet and bend knees and stretch out. That’s when I hear the “snap”. To avoid that, I place a pillow under my head and another under my hip. I can do 50 of these stretches in groups of 15. We’ll be practicing variations of this in class.

Reclining Leg Stretch (similar to above)

Start by laying down. LReclining leg stretch with strapsift one leg, placing the middle of the strap on the ball of your foot. Lift your foot towards the ceiling and slowly start to straighten the leg.

Keep your elbows on the floor, making sure your shoulders are not strained.

Snapping hip syndrome, not necessarily painful, sometimes called dancer’s hip, is a condition in which you hear a snapping sound or feel a snapping sensation in your hip when you walk, run, get up from a chair, or swing your leg around. For most people, the condition is little more than an annoyance and the only symptom is the snapping sound or sensation itself. But for dancers or athletes, snapping hip syndrome symptoms may also include pain and weakness that interfere with performance.

Snapping Hip Syndrome Causes

In most cases, snapping is caused by the movement of a muscle or tendon over a bony structure in the hip.

The most common site is on the outside of the hip where a band of connective tissue known as the iliotibial band passes over part of the thigh bone that juts out — called the greater trochanter. When you stand up straight, the band is behind the trochanter. When you bend your hip, however, the band moves over and in front of the trochanter. This may cause the snapping noise.

The iliopsoas tendon, which connects to the inner part of the upper thigh, can also snap with hip movement.

Another site of snapping is where the ball at the top of the thigh bone fits into the socket in the pelvis to form the hip joint. The snapping occurs when the rectus femoris tendon, which runs from inside the thighbone up through the pelvis, moves back and forth across the ball when the hip is bent and straightened.

Less commonly, a cartilage tear or bits of broken cartilage or bone in the joint space can cause snapping, or a loose piece of cartilage can cause the hip to lock up. This can cause pain and disability.

Snapping Hip Syndrome Treatment

Unless snapping hip syndrome is painful or causes difficulty in sports or other activities, many people do not see a doctor or have it treated.

For minor snapping syndrome pain, try home treatments such as:

  • Reducing or modifying activity

  • Applying ice

  • Using over-the-counter pain relievers

For more severe pain or pain that does not improve with home treatment, see your doctor.

Physical therapy with emphasis on stretching, strengthening, and alignment can often help. Sometimes, treatment with a corticosteroid injection to the area can relieve inflammation. In rare cases, doctors may recommend surgery.

Snapping Hip Syndrome Stretches

Recommended exercises to treat snapping hip syndrome will vary depending on the type of snapping hip syndrome you have. Snapping hip syndrome stretches may include:

Quadriceps stretch. Standing arm’s length from a wall, place the hand opposite the painful hip against the wall for support. With your other hand, take hold of the ankle of the painful leg and, keeping your knees together, pull your ankle up toward your buttocks. Hold for 30 to 60 seconds and release. Repeat three times.

Hamstring stretch. Lie flat on your back on the floor in a doorway so that your upper body is on one side of the doorway and your lower body is on the other and the painful hip is against the door frame. Raise the painful leg and rest it against the wall next to the door frame. Hold for 30 to 60 seconds and then lower. Repeat three times.

Piriformis stretch. Lying on your back with both knees bent, place the foot of your uninjured leg flat on the floor and rest the ankle of your painful leg over the knee of your uninjured leg. Take hold of the thigh of the uninjured leg and pull the knee toward your chest. Hold for 30 to 60 seconds and release. Repeat three times.

Iliotibial band stretch. Standing with your legs together, cross your uninjured leg in front of the painful leg, then bend down and touch your toes. Hold for 30 seconds, then return to starting position. Repeat three times.

WebMD Medical Reference Reviewed by David Zelman, MD on April 21, 2015

Dear Friends,
You no doubt noted the fact that Jerusalem does not always look like
“Jerusalem of Gold” because of the unfortunate custom of littering. Things
have improved, but much more is needed. Now something can be done about it.
The Jerusalem Green Fund is initiating a Jerusalem Cleanup Project to coordinate community cleanups and develop strategic partnerships with organizations, businesses and the municipality to promote this aspect of a cleaner, greener city.
The broader goal is to continue transforming the culture by increasing
awareness about the importance of a cleaner physical environment in our holy and beautiful city. If you are interested in participating, please contact me by email or
phone for more information.
Reuven Schwartz, Chair, JGF (Jerusalem Green Fund) Cleanup Committee

June 7-8, 2017
Judaica, decorative and household items, books, artwork, costume jewelry,
toys, linens, hats, purses, shoes, and small appliances.
(All items for the sale should be in *good* and *working condition*.
Please no dictionaries, Sifrei Kodosh, or sets of books.
Donations can be left at the Emunah Building, 6 Arlozorov St., which is
between Ramban St. and Ben Maimon St., Sunday through Thursday from 9:00
a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Emunah office staff are not available to assist in large or heavy
deliveries. These can be accepted by prior arrangement only.
Help with deliveries, and any questions please feel free to call Bette
Gorden (054-344-7869), or
Sandy Lerner (052-6640860)
*For Drop-Offs*
German Colony7 Masaryk St. Donations can be left any time under the large
white plastic table on Julie’s front porch.
Har Nof: Rella Borowski (052-766-7318)
: Chaya Grodner ( Adumim
: Tami Simon (02-587-9974)Ramot

Last day for a donation is Monday, May 29, 2017

Post 425: Exhibit at Beit Shmuel: Motke Bloom Retrosoective The Telfed Jerusalem Committee, WITS Israel Alumni & The Zionist Council in Israel, invite you to a panel discussion at the Weizmann Hall of the Jewish Agency


It’s summer and sandals shoed strollers are on every street corner. Today I climbed a bunch of stairs, to reach those open shoes that were packed away. What a difference a changed closet. minus a bundle of clothes can make. Ready for summer.

Tomorrow, time to get out to the Motke Bloom show.  Motke Bloom is an award-winning abstract multidisciplinary artist. The works have been painted for more than fifty years, and they occur mostly in the open landscape.

He was born in a small Russian village called Raccone in 1925, and at the age of 18 he completed a metalwork at the Royal Workshop. In 1958 he returned to Israel and established a studio in Jerusalem. In 1965, he traveled to the United States and exhibited his work in various places, including the Smithsonian Museum in Washington DC, and worked on restoring mosaics and frescoes for 40 years, on behalf of the Israel Antiquities Authority and UNESCO. In 2005 Motke was awarded the Ish Shalom Prize for Lifetime Achievement and in 2014 received the Jerusalem Yakir Award for his activities in the city’s cultural field.

מוטקה בלום הוא אמן רב תחומי עטור פרסים ומוערך. תערוכתו אבני צבע מורכבת מעבודות הנעות בין ריאליזם למופשט במגוון סגנונות ובטכניקה מעורבת. העבודות צוירו לאורך למעלה מחמישים שנה והן מתרחשות ברובן בנוף הפתוח תוך נגיעה בנושאים שונים ותנועה בין

ניה בכפר קטן בשם רקצ’ון בשנת 1925, ובגיללהשתלם בעבודת מתכת בבית המלאכה המלכותי. בשנת 1958 חזר לארץ והקים סטודיו בירושלים. בשנת 1965 נסע לארה”ב והציג את עבודותיו במקומות שונים, בהם מוזיאון הסמית’סוניאן בוושינגטון. לצד פעילותו האמנותית הנרחבת, עבד בשחזור פסיפסים ופרסקאות במשך 40 שנה, מטעם רשות העתיקות וארגון אונסק”ו. בשנת 2005 זכה מוטקה בפרס איש שלום על מפעל חיים ובשנת 2014 קיבל את אות יקיר ירושלים על פעילותו בתחום התרבות בעיר.

The Telfed Jerusalem Committee, WITS Israel Alumni & The Zionist Council in Israel, invite you to a panel discussion at the Weizmann Hall of the Jewish Agency Building in Jerusalem (48 King George Street 2nd Floor) entitled “Holocaust through the eyes of 2nd Generation”. On Monday May 8th 2017 at 7.45 pm.

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Post 424: Bituach Leumi Tips and Free admission to the Israel Museum Sunday April 9th between 2-4 PM, Century since Urinal: Marcel Duchamp, Fountain, (1917). Secret word is R Mutt-Trip Isra Chag with Matnas Ha Rovah

Tip Of The Week-Senior Services Plus Israel

(right before Pessach!)

True or False: Bituach Leumi never answers the phone…It’s false, of course. Here’s how it works:

Shalom, This is the Bituach Leumi national call center,for Hebrew press 1 (there is no English)

Press 9 for some personalized attention from a real person!!

Type in your ID then #

Type in your 4 digit code, then #

(now, if they sent you money they’ll tell you)

Press 9 for a live representative

When all else fails…that’s when you call Ida!


Mindy AberBarad, Advocate

Director of Operations

Senior Services Plus Israel

List Word to get you into Museums for free this Sunday April 9th.

This year marks the centennial of the work, which created a scandal when Duchamp submitted it anonymously to the first juried art show organized by the Society of Independent Artists, in New York; Duchamp and other artists would resign in protest from the jury when the work was rejected. Urinal: Marcel Duchamp, Fountain, (1917). Courtesy of Tate.

Come April 9, the work’s birthday, all you have to do is identify yourself as R. Mutt or Richard Mutt at the admissions desk between 3 and 4 p.m., and you can get free admission, according to a press release, to institutions including New York’s Museum of Modern Art, Berlin’s Hamburger Bahnhof, Paris’s Pompidou Center (that is, if the strike ends and the museum reopens), the Städel Museum in Frankfurt, Kunsthalle Basel, the National Museum of Modern Art in Kyoto, and the Israel Museum, in Jerusalem.

Residents are invited to join in a post Pesach full day bus tour in Gush
Etzion! There may still be room!

The tour leaves Tuesday morning at 8:30 at the Har Tzion parking lot,
returning back to Yerushalayim approx.. 5:30 pm

The tour includes:

A visit to Oz V’Gaon (nature reserve created in memory of the three teens

A hike along the path of natural springs in the Gush

Observation point in Neve Daniel with a 360 degree view of the country

Cost: from age 2- 30 NIS, under age 2 , 20 NIS

The tiyul includes a hike and is not stroller friendly. Please bring 2
liters of water per person and food. A change of clothes for the kids is recommended as there are natural springs along the way. And something warm for the end of the day.DEADLINE TO ORDER AND PAY FOR YOUR SPOT WAS THURSDAY 6 APRIL AT 1:00 PM. Since they are closed you can try during Chol ha Moed.


Post 423: See on Monday 3.4.2017 7:30 at Beit Shmuel, Hirsch Hall, 6 Eliyahu Shama Street, Jerusalem- The Taming of the Shrew, by William Shakespeare, in English performed by students in the advance English class Chesed Opportunity; Join Ezrat Avot in providing Pesach Food Packages to the elderly of Yerushalyim. Volunteers needed Sunday, Monday and Tuesday, April 2-4, from 2 PM – 5 PM. Families welcome. No amount of time is too small. Located next to the Ramot Mall. Parking available. Accessible by bus # 31 from Tachana Merkazit and # 71 from the center of town.Please call for details and to sign up: 050-823-4745

See on Monday 3.4.2017 7:30 at Beit Shmuel, Hirsch Hall, 6 Eliyahu Shama Street, Jerusalem- The Taming of the Shrew, by William Shakespeare, in English performed by students in the advance English class. Beit Shmuel is located at the heart of Jerusalem as part of a unique and beautiful campus housing an educational, cultural and accommodation center. The venue offers a large variety of activities, including performances and entertainment, courses and lectures, tours, seminars and conferences. Bus 13 two stops from King George and Rechove Ha Ma Allot

Beit Shmuel

Beit Shmuel was designed by architect Moshe Safdie as a part of the Mamilla project in the heart of Jerusalem. The building is located at a historic site in one of the city’s most prestigious locations, between the King David and the David Citadel Hotels, just a small distance away from the Old City and in the vicinity of numerous tourist attractions.

Join Ezrat Avot in providing Pesach Food Packages to the elderly of Yerushalyim.  Volunteers needed Sunday, Monday and Tuesday, April 2-4, from 2 PM – 5 PM.  Families welcome.  No amount of time is too small.  Located  next to the Ramot  Mall.  Parking available.  Accessible by bus # 31 from Tachana Merkazit and  # 71 from the center of town. Please  call for details and  to sign up:  050-823-4745

Post 422: Start Art-April 2-April 3rd Mircaz Ha’Ir – The Jerusalem Arts Festival 2017 – Pesach Trips-Signs that give you pause to think- Rabbi Yehudah Lave

 Part of the Jerusalem Festival

Start Art-April 2-April 3rd Mircaz Ha’Ir, Jerusalem


April 2nd- Nachlat Shiva 8:30-10 P.M. Rechove Yoal Solomon 5 and 12

April 3rd-Performance of Vertigo dancers Betzalel 5- 8:30

Betzalel 10- 9:15

Shmuel Ha Nagid 5 10:00


The 16th Jerusalem Arts Festival takes off – a week of exhilarating festivities, with hundreds of artistes, singers, dancers and dozens of shows.

The Jerusalem Arts Festival will take place between 28/3 – 4/4

The Free Performance : 

Kleiman Band Jerusalem Sunday, 6th of Nisan, 2.4

A young and vibrant jazz orchestra, active as part of the Jerusalem Education Administration and playing classic jazz, klezmer, Israeli and Jewish music.
Conductor: Yevgeny Kleiman.
* show time may change

The festival has been produced by the Culture and Arts Department of the Jerusalem Municipality since 2002.

The festival has become a tradition and a pivotal event in the cultural life of the city, aiming to promote, to nurture and to encourage the various creative fields and present the general public with unique and quality performances at prices everyone can afford.

Shows featuring dance, theatre, music and song presenting the finest amateur and semi-professional groups will be held in the halls of the Jerusalem Theatre, the YMCA Hall, at Shimshon Center – Beit Shmuel, the Gerard Bechar Center, Khan Theatre and other sites in the city.

In keeping with tradition, the festival will include ”artistic morsels” each evening – in the lobby of the Jerusalem Theatre. A choice of evening performances, open to the general public free of charge, will be held before and after the shows.

 Jerusalem Arts Festival 2017


From Yehuda Lave: that give you pause to think

A Sign in a shoe repair store in Vancouver reads:

We will heel you We will save your sole We will even dye for you

A Sign on a blinds and curtain truck:“Blind man driving.”

 A Sign over a Gynecologist’s Office:   “Dr. Jones, at your cervix.”

In a Podiatrist’s office:   “Time wounds all heels.”

On a Septic Tank Truck:”Yesterday’s Meals on Wheels

 At an Optometrist’s Office: “If you don’t see what you’re looking for, You’ve come to the right place.”

On a Plumber’s truck: “We repair what your husband fixed.”

On another Plumber’s truck:”Don’t sleep with a drip. Call your plumber.”

At a Tire Shop in Milwaukee: “Invite us to your next blowout.”

 On an Electrician’s truck: “Let us remove your shorts.”

 In a Non-smoking Area: “If we see smoke, we will assume you are on fire,and will take appropriate action.”

On a Maternity Room door: “Push. Push. Push.”

At a Car Dealership:”The best way to get back on your feet – miss a car payment.”

 Outside a Muffler Shop: “No appointment necessary. We hear you coming.”

 In a Veterinarian’s waiting room:”Be back in 5 minutes. Sit! Stay!”

At the Electric Company: “We would be delighted if you send in your payment on time. However, if you don’t, YOU will be de-lighted.”

 In a Restaurant window: “Don’t stand there and be hungry; come on in and get fed up.”

 In the front yard of a Funeral Home:”Drive carefully. We’ll wait.”

 At a Propane Filling Station:”Thank Heaven for little grills.”

 In a Chicago Radiator Shop: “Best place in town to take a leak.”

Saving the best for last…  Sign on the back of another Septic Tank Truck:”Caution – This Truck is full of Political Promises”

Second Great Trip on Thursday April 13th With Ruti


PESACH, yud-zion Nisan – THURSDAY, APRIL 13, ’17

Come, join us in what promises to be another unforgettable, very worthwhile, enjoyable & meaningful experience in the vitally strategic, gorgeous, Shomron mountains — a full-day Pesach tiyul. By our very visit, we will be bringing chizuk & encouragement, at the same time as getting to know parts of our Precious Land.

This time our day will concentrate on bringing support to those families whose homes have been senselessly and cruelly destroyed by our evil, anti-Jewish establishment, in the context of its constant harassment of our wonderful people trying to live their lives in Yesha & with a pitiful IDF, bereft of all Jewish Halachic principles..


  • 8:45 am departure from Binyanei HaUma

  • In both Ivrit & English

  • Meet some of the wonderful people who are holding on to our Precious Land

  • Bullet-proof bus with us throughout the day

  • Licensed tour guide with us all day

  • Bring your Pesach lunch & plenty to drink– to be eaten at some picturesque spot

  • Return time to Binyanei HaUma – 19:00

. Price : Only NIS 150. p/p Payment Options:


* Or, as a last resort: Cash on the bus (160 NIS, subject to space)

Scheduled to visit: (subject to change):

  • Amona

  • Ofra

  • Kfar Tapuach

  • Neve Tsuf – people’s homes were burned by our enemies

  • Yitzhar

  • Itamar or Elon Moreh

NOTE: On the last “Pesach Ma’achazim Tour”, the bus was completely full & I was forced to turn people away, so make sure your reservations are paid for now! Avoid being disappointed!

We all know how very precious & vital these Outposts (Ma’achazim) are to our beloved Land and what wonderful people populate them. I am continuing my endeavor to put a variety of them on our map for our awareness. We’ll be learning more about each one of them, first-hand, meeting some of their marvelous inhabitants.

From Shalom Pollack;

I am very happy to announce our  two annual  Pesach tours!

We will thrill at the spring  time  country side as we make our way down to the coast.

This year we shall be hosted by the hesder  yeshiva of Sderot.
We will hear and see what it means to live ,spread Torah and spirit on the front lines  with Hamas.

We shall visit kibbutz Yad Mordechai  and experience the newly improved famous reenactment of the dramatic battle of 1948.

Finally we will see the “scrolls of fire” sculpture masterpiece, in the spectacular Jerusalem hills  – from Holocaust to the return to Jerusalem”

Date: Thursday April 13
Depart: Inbal hotel
Depart: 9:00
Return: 5:30

130 shekels(please bring exact amount)
Includes: All transportation, guiding, entrance fees.
Bring your own lunch for a picnic.

Please book early

No shows and cancellations 48 hours prior to departure will be charged in full.

Our second tour will be on Wednesday, April 12

We shall travel to the Mediterranean sea passing through glorious landscapes in full bloom.

In Ashkelon we will visit the famous and beautiful national park with its newly discovered Philistine remains as well as other periods, testimony to the importance of this ancient, biblical port city. (Samson visited..)

We will enjoy our picnic lunch along he sea.

On our way back to Yerushalayim ,w e will visit the recently excavated Jewish town from the Bar Cochba revolt. Amazing finds.

Finally,we will visit the magnificent tomb of Samuel the prophet, which has been denied Jewish access for over nine hundred years.

From the roof of the Crusader fortress we will see the very best view of  Yerushalayim and beyond.

We will descend into the crypt and pay our respects and be inspired by the greatest prophet besides Moses himself.

Depart 9:30

From the Inbal hotel

Return 5:30

Cost :150 shekels.

Includes transportation, guiding, all entrance fees

bring picnic lunch

Please reserve early

cancellations 48 hours before departure will be charged in full