Post 434: Women’s Ensemble seeks venue for June Concert – Concert of Yehora Gaon performs in Zedekiah’s Cave May 18th 9-11PM

Ensemble “Hashmi’ini” – a group of ten singers and instrument players – are interested in giving a concert  for women in Nachlaot during the last week of June.

Our varied repertoire includes songs in both Hebrew and English ranging from Israeli folklore and Hassidic to Soul, Jazz, Irish, Musicals.
All our concerts have been enthusiastically received.
We prefer to perform in private homes – we have found that this creates a warm intimate atmosphere.
We would be grateful to hear from women in Nachlaot who would be willing to host us. We would need a large living room, preferably with a piano, large enough to accommodate an audience of between 20 and 30 people. (The women in the ensemble will be responsible for the refreshments).
We don’t charge for our concerts.
If interested, please contact Debby:


Concert of Yehora Gaon performs in Zedekiah’s Cave May 18th-

The mysterious cave under the Old City of Jerusalem – Zedekiah’s Cave, an incredible and unique concert venue. The East Jerusalem Development Fund hosts the best Israeli artists for intimate and excellent performances in the cave.

 Israel Prize laureate Yehoram Gaon will perform an intimate performance that including songs that have become an inalienable asset to the Israeli music world, including “Where Are You My Love”, “Do not Taste With Love” and “Minister Moshe Montefiore”.

Transportation: Parking is in the First Station Parking lot and there will be mini buses leaving from there for FREE transportation to Zedekiah’s Cave. We do not suggest walking there on your own

Israel Event

70nis per ticket

55nis for Seniors, Students and Jerusalem card holders

Tickets can be purchased at Bimot *6226

Language Hebrew

Tel: 02-627-7550


Post 433: Join us as we celebrate the 50th year of the reunification of Jerusalem with women from all over Israel and featuring original music by singers/ songwriters, Ricka Razel Van Leeuwen, Kaley Halperin Franny Waisman, Cautions about bon-fires on Lag B’ Omer, Give and take free market. Scallion, potato, nutmeg, beet green spinach pancakes or less caloric vegetable filled bourekas.

May 15 @ 8:30 pm11:00 pm

First Station

StageNight: Open Mics for Women

Spotlight On Women/ Bamah LaIsha and Emunah Jerusalem present StageNight: Open Mics for Women

Join us as we celebrate the 50th year of the reunification of Jerusalem with women from all over Israel and featuring original music by singers/ songwriters,

Ricka Razel Van Leeuwen

Kaley Halperin

Franny Waisman

And many more!!!

Doors open at 7:45pm
Showtime: 8:30pm



For tickets and reservations

Annie 054-632-3066
Tickets 50nis
Emunah Members and Students 40nis

In view of the damage and dangers to the public that were caused by fires in previous years, it was decided that one street in Musrara alone is the only place in the entire city center where fires can be built. Attached are safety rules for lighting bonfires in the public space. Residents who see a bonfire or bonfire anywhere else in Nahlaot / Market / Mishkenot Ha’uma / Shaarei Chesed / City Center are kindly requested to notify the local police officer immediately, at any time.  Any questions, reports of nuisances or suspected criminal activity In the area: * The station’s diary – 02-5391550 * NCOHOT NCO, City Center and Mishkenot Ha’uma (Swaid) – 050-5063740 * NCO market point (Elazar) – 050-4811280 – In dealing with complex matters, a meeting at the station may also be arranged with the police officers in advance. At the same time, the Lev Ha’ir Community Council staff is at your disposal to assist, accompany and deal with problems and nuisances.

Give and Take free market will be held at the reading station in the garden.
On Tuesday, May 16, between 5:00 and 8:00, a free market will be held at the Gonen reading station, on the railway track, near the new Katamonim Park.

You are invited to bring clothes, toys and objects in good condition and take what you like.

For details מינהל קהילתי בקעה רבתי, יששכר 3, בקעה, ירושלים טל: 02-6734237  02-6733485 (שלוחה 0) פקס: 02-6718291

Scallion Spinach Pancakes or Bourekas: There is an alternative to frying. I took a prepared potato bureka like the one in the photo. It is made of many layers of thin filo dough. I sliced the boureka in four sections across the square and pulled out the potato filling. I mixed that with my prepared filling for the pancakes without the eggs and flour. I laid out the sliced squares on a baking paper lined tray and baked them thoroughly and turned them. I removed my altered pastry and dropped my mostly vegetable filling on the pastry. I baked this at 450 degrees and pulled the tray out. The dough was sufficiently soft to fold it and make a closed pocket. This I warmed on top of the stove Shabbat evening.

Using the prepared pastry saved time and the added carb calories.

Bourekas are a popular Mediterranean appetizer, side dish or snack food.Israeli Kitchen

Potato bourekas

Yield: About 14 to 15 pancakes, or burekas filling.

12 scallions (mine were very thin; I’d use fewer if yours are on the thick side)
1 handful beet green leaves, rolled in a stack and sliced into very thin ribbons

1 cup defrosted spinach pressed dry
2 eggs, lightly beaten or substitute with ground flax seed meal
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon coarse or kosher salt (use less if your mashed potatoes are already seasoned)
Freshly ground pepper
1/3 cup fresh bread crumbs or panko (plain and lightweight) or your non glutin flour mixture
1 1/2 cups cold leftover mashed potatoes
1 tablespoon olive oil
2 tablespoons vegetable oil

Clean and trim the scallions, leaving about 2 inches of green stems; I reserved the darker green tops for garnish and salad additions. Cook in boiling water until tender, about 5 minutes. Drain, wring out well, and chop finely. Place the scallions in a medium-sized bowl, add the chopped leaves, eggs, nutmeg (if using), salt, pepper, bread crumbs and potatoes and stir to combine. The batter will be loose and wet; this is just fine.

Heat the oils in a large skillet over medium-high heat until very hot but not smoking. Use about 2 tablespoons batter (I used a cookie scoop that holds slightly less) per pancake, flattening them as they hit the pan. Cook until golden brown underneath, just a couple minutes, before flipping them and cooking them on the reverse side until golden and crisp as well. Drain on paper towels, but be gentle as they are still fragile. You can keep them warm in a 200 degree oven while cooking off the rest of the batter, adding more oil as needed and letting pan cool between batches if it gets too hot.

Serve scattered with reserved scallion stems, if desired, topped with a crispy egg or alongside a dollop of sour cream or plain yogurt. They also make a wonderful meal with a big salad. Leftovers keep well in the fridge for a few days.

Post 432: Friday May 12- Jerusalem Cycling Event: Activities at Yiboneh – Monday May 15, when schools are off for Lag Ba’Omer,around 70 of Israel’s museums will open their doors for free,to participate in International Museum Day. Made in Israel Festival Beit Avi Chai May 17th and May 18th

The exact route is not available.

Cycling in the capital city-from Tachanah Ha Rishonah 
One of the largest cycling events in Israel
7,000 Cyclists
20,000 Spectators and Participants
4 Spectacular Cycling Routes. On the city’s main attractions and surrounding nature and scenery 

Start and finish at “The First Station” of Jerusalem (David Remez Square)
6:30        50K start
6:45        40K start
7:15        20K start
7:30        10K start
For registration in English please contact us:
+972-3-5711575 ext. 228
Sunday-Thursday, 9am-6pm.

Monday May 15, when schools are off for Lag Ba’Omer, around 70 of Israel’s museums will open their doors [sis]for free,to participate in International Museum Day.

On Friday, May 12, the Mateh Yehuda Regional Food Festival will open, where many culinary events will be held throughout the region. As part of the festival, the Israel Antiquities Authority will hold an experiential workshop entitled “From Bread to Bread”, which deals with the production of flour and bread in ancient times. In the activity the children are invited to experiment with milling of flour as it was done in ancient streets, churning butter and baking pita on a taboon. Cost of participation – 20 NIS per child (please bring cash as accurate as possible). Location – KKL-JNF offices The mountain area, on Highway 38, next to the junction leading to Givat Yeshayahu and Shrigim.     The number of seats is limited.

Best regards, Hadar Shalev – Training Coordinator Jerusalem Space, Israel Antiquities Authority

Made In Jerusalem – Two days of original and interdisciplinary Jerusalem creation festival at Beit Avi Chai. Among the exhibitors: Haim Be’er, the Hazelnuts, Eli Haviv, Rivka Miriam, Jehoiachin Friedlander, Hadas Balas and Dan Salomon, May 17th and May 18th.

Chilled Tomato cucumber Soup


1 long European or 4 Persian cucumbers, peeled and coarsely chopped

1 ½ pounds ripe tomatoes, quartered

2 slices onion, rinsed

2 large garlic cloves, halved, green germs removed

2 tablespoons sherry vinegar

2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil

Salt to taste

Slivered fresh basil leaves or very small whole basil leaves for garnish 

Working in two batches, blend all of the ingredients except the basil leaves in a blender for two minutes or longer until smooth and frothy. Transfer to a bowl or container (a metal bowl is the most efficient for chilling), and chill for at least two hours before eating. Garnish each bowl or glass with slivered or very small whole basil leaves.\\\\m/recipes/1013748-tomato-cucumber-soup-with-basil


Post 431: Lecture in Hebrew on Ethiopian Arts in Israel at Yad Ben Tzvi tonight 5-7 PM

I attended a panel discussion last night arranged by Telfed, a volunteer Anglo social organization of Israelis with connections by, birth, family, education to South Africa. The three panel speakers have devoted hours, days, months and years to research and visit the small villages and cities in Lithuania where their parents and close relatives were literally thrown to the dogs.

And that process has in two of the cases become a career and in the third a focus of the speaker’s retirement.

The title of the evening’s program was “Holocaust Through the Eyes of the Second Generation. Too much of the time, in this writer’s opinion, was devoted to lecture and book readings. However, Solly Kaplinski’s story and poetry was the most compelling. He was an adolescent, carefree and then one day his father, testified witnessing atrocities to the National Court and his whole life changed. I learned about the partizan Bielski brothers The forest was a location; Jews went in, survived and moved on with their stories and others didn’t. The Feuermans  and Derschowitz (my father’s and mother’s family names) came to America at the end of the 19th Century. I am second generation, my children are third and my grand-children are fourth generation Americans. The Feuermans were from Kolomea in the larger province of Czernelica in Galicia, now part of the Ukraine.

Where is the trail to follow?

There will be a lecture on Ethiopian Jewelry tonight at Yad Ben Zvi at 5 PM.

Post 430: Joseph Clements, a Kew Diploma Student, will present a lecture: How to Grow Your Own Chair – An Overview on Living Tree Sculpture Tuesday, May 9, 12:00 p.m. at the upper lecture room. You are most invited! Theater – Religious Disputation : May 12th bike-ethon. Jerusalem, Lecture Series Family management Mesila Jerusalem; Easy Ricotta Cheese dessert

Watch the ubiquitous sparrows in Gan Haatzmaot. On a spring or summer morning they quiver from branch to branch, their wings catching the wind like sails. When they diminish in number it’s a signal that the watering spots on the cement are drying, and the air’s humidity from overnight has been sucked dry. I try to exercise before 11:AM. The body heats up and reaches a time to rest. Miraculously, that halt coincides with Hashem’s glorious day. A breeze turns the corner and drifts closer and closer and in a second it  lovingly smacks me in the face, as a nother wave hits. Here’s a suggestion for a better origin of  the timely breeze – it was flooding around me, but until I stopped and felt and breathed, it passed unnoticed.

 From Leora Parker:

I hope you will be able to come to the opening tonight, 6:PM.  It is a beautiful exhibit featuring Jerusalem as different artists and photographers see it. It adorns every available wall space in AACI in Talpiot.

I will be bringing extra artwork for sale for the Opening as well as many as the other artists may do also. A lovely catalog will also be available along with refreshments.

If you can’t make it for the opening, you can still come and see the exhibit during their regular hours until June 29th. AACI ph. 02-566-1181


Come and support the art and artists in Israel.

Leorah 🖼


Jerusalem Artist Circle

Dear friends,

 Joseph Clements, a Kew Diploma Student, will present a lecture

How to Grow Your Own Chair – An Overview on Living Tree Sculpture

Tuesday, May 9, 12:00 p.m. at the upper lecture room.

You are most invited!

Jerusalem Botanical Gardens Scientific Department

Theater & Theology – Divine Right

Enjoy an evening of thought and entertainment.

This play will be about the Disputation of the Ramban against the Catholic church in Barcelona in 1263. Each performance will be followed by a discussion with a scholar.

This show is appropriate for teens and adults.

Showtimes: May 9, 10, 16, 17, 23 at 7:00pm

It is a small theater so make sure to book in advance.

Reservations Address: 2 David Remez May 19th and beyond-see link above.


Neighborhood: German Colony

Tel: 02-671-8281


Parking: Free parking in Gan Hapaamon. Paid street parking on side streets around the theater.

Mesila Workshops for English-speakers are back!

“Mesila – English Speaking Division”

Continue reading Post 430: Joseph Clements, a Kew Diploma Student, will present a lecture: How to Grow Your Own Chair – An Overview on Living Tree Sculpture Tuesday, May 9, 12:00 p.m. at the upper lecture room. You are most invited! Theater – Religious Disputation : May 12th bike-ethon. Jerusalem, Lecture Series Family management Mesila Jerusalem; Easy Ricotta Cheese dessert

Post 429; Timna Most and air force jets schedule Jerusalem

If you are strolling on Rechove King George, stop by. There was no admission fee.

The Wolfson Museum of Jewish Art
Museum Opening Hours:

Sunday- Thursday: 09:00-15:00

Adult: 20 NIS

Child (5-18), Soldier, Seniors:15 NIS.

Family (2 adults + 2 children) : 50 NIS

Flexible hours for pre-booked group visits
For information call: 02-5889007

Timna Most, painter, born 1955, South Africa.

Timna Most was born in South Africa. She immigrated to Israel with her family at the age of five. In the mid-1970s, she began to show her work. She has been a member of the Association of Painters and Sculptors in Jerusalem since 1985.


Avni Institute, Tel Aviv.
1965-1970 Literature and philosophy, Tel Aviv University
1985-1986 Etching, Jerusalem Print

Air-Force jets will also be a flying over the following cities and towns (from 10:40 am)

Beer Sheva, Yerucham, Dimona, Arad, Kiryat Gat, Jerusalem, Beit Shean, Afula, Nazareth, Tiberias, Katzrin, Tzfat, Carmiel, Nahariya, Haifa, Cesearea, Netanya, TelAviv, Ashdod, Ashkelon, Sderot, Netivot, Ofakim and Hatezerim.


Here is the exact timetable for Jerusalem.  Thanks to for this info-Be on my roof from 11:00 – 11:50-they pass so fast- how will I know the difference between all eight Jets?

airforce flyovers

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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Image result for the rope bridge haifa
Image result for the rope bridge haifa

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

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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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