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Walk Through Jerusalem

A WALK THROUGH JERUSALEM


Bring Jerusalem to your community! A WALK THROUGH JERUSALEM is a hands-on interactive exhibit for children in grades 2-7 and families of all ages. Travel through eight "Gates of Jerusalem" to explore this unique and timeless city. Explore the history, geography and spirit of the city. Experience the sights, sounds, and smells of Jerusalem through a variety of activities, poetry, archaeological finds, artifacts, music and games.

SAMPLE GATE ACTIVITIES:

GOLDEN GATE - ORIENTATION AND INTRODUCTION

DUNG GATE - HAKOTEL
Visit the Western Wall -
Send a prayer to the Kotel

Play the ‘Jerusalem Stone’ fact game
Match stones from different Temple periods to the Wall

DAMASCUS GATE - JEWISH ETHNIC ORIGINS
View Jewish art and artifacts
Take the quiz: ‘Ashkenazic or Sephardic?’
‘Make a Hamsa’ art project

ZION GATE - JERUSALEM THROUGH LITERATURE
Jerusalem quotes, poetry and short stories
Play ‘Jerusalem in Literature’ game
Creative writing: Write your own quote about Jerusalem
Vote for your favorite name for Jerusalem

NEW GATE - HOME TO THREE RELIGIONS
Identify religious artifacts and sites of the 3 major religions:
 Judaism, Christianity, Islam
Listen to the “Calls to Prayer” of each religion
Creative writing: My Religious Identity

HEROD’S GATE - JERUSALEM THROUGH ART
Artists’ interpretations of Jerusalem
‘Make a Mizrach’ art project

JAFFA GATE - THE OLD CITY OF JERUSALEM
Play the map game ‘Where is Jerusalem…?’
Climb the ramparts and look out over the ‘city’

LION’S GATE - ARCHAEOLOGICAL VIEW
Do an artifact rubbing and create a Mosaic
Timeline: 'Building and Rebuilding' Jerusalem
View actual archaeological tools
Jaffa Gate



DATES AVAILABLE:

2010 - 2011
RENTAL FEE:   $750/week;
$1450/2 weeks; $2100/3-4 weeks

PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION:
This 1000 sq. ft. exhibit is comprised of eight, free-standing sections. Each section is designed as one of the gates of the Old City of Jerusalem. In each gate there are a variety of activities. The gates vary in size from 6 to 8 ft. cubes or 6 x 8 ft. rectangles.

SPACE REQUIREMENTS:
1000 sq. ft. The gate structures may be organized in different configurations in order to meet the needs of the available space. It may also be divided into different rooms if necessary but works best as one integral unit.

To arrange a rental, or for any questions about the exhibit, please contact Debbie Yoburn: dyoburn@bje.org

…FANTASTIC!! If there was a grade higher than an A++ this exhibit would get it. There were over 20,000 people at this event and those that experienced the gates were thrilled! It exceeded our expectations!  ……the educational materials were incredible, well organized and abundantly creative and informative. Truly a gift for any community.             -Laurie Dobrow and Marcia Engelman, Soref JCC, Plantation, FL.  May 2008
 

 
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