The Jerusalem Scavenger Hunts are the perfect combination of fun, adventure, learning and inspiration!
In teams, with maps, mission packs, source sheets (and more) in hand, your group will navigate its way through the streets and alleys, learning for themselves, racing against each other and engaging with the story of Jerusalem and its people. This is facilitated and supervised by a Jerusalem Scavenger Hunt madrich/a.
The Jerusalem Scavenger Hunts are great for kids, teens, students and adult groups. It is great for Jewish groups of all types and for non- Jewish groups as well. We run programs for family groups, Bar/bat Mitzvah groups, community/synagogue missions, school groups and college students.
Who runs Jerusalem Scavenger Hunts?
Tali Tarlow: Long time educator and informal educator, I am a mother of 4 kids who want to have fun! I have been developing curriculum and educational programs both in and out of the classroom for the past 20 years. My goal is always to blend a meaningful and educational experience with pure fun! I made Aliyah from South Africa AND from England (don’t ask – it’s too complicated) and I live in Elazar, Gush Etzion, with my husband, kids and dog. For more info about what I do please see http://www.linkedin.com/in/talitarlow
At Jerusalem Scavenger Hunts we have an ever growing team of qualified and experienced guides. See some of our talented guides below:
At Jerusalem Scavenger Hunts we believe that there is so much to see and do in Jerusalem, and the best way to “see and do” Jerusalem is with your eyes, feet and hands along with your hearts and souls! We have tried – and succeeded – to make the Jerusalem Scavenger Hunts an educational and fantastically FUN program for groups of all ages and types! Jerusalem Scavenger Hunts for groups and families
Nachlaot Scavenger Hunt
The Nachlaot Neighborhood is where some of Israel’s most well known political, cultural and religious leaders grew up – yet it is one of Jerusalem’s best kept secrets. In this Scavenger Hunt you will meet the characters, see the sites and feel the unique vibe of the neighborhood. The Nachlaot Scavenger hunt is the first of the Jerusalem Scavenger Hunt series and continues to amaze and inspire hundreds of participants each year.
Old City Scavenger Hunt
On this Scavenger Hunt you will hear the story of a 3000 year old capital. You will uncover the events of a city’s emergence,
destruction and rebirth – against all odds. There was one person who foresaw it all and his vision is written in stone – who is that person? What is the tale of the ancient city? You will discover it all on the Old City Scavenger Hunt.
Bar/Bat Mitzvah Scavenger Hunts
A Jerusalem Scavenger Hunt is a fantastic activity – both fun and meaningful – as part of your Bar/Bat Mitzvah celebration. Drop us a line to chat about it, we will work with you to personalize the Scavenger Hunt program and make it an integral part of your celebration. This is a very popular idea for a family celebration, or a friends party.
Jerusalem Watchman Scavenger Hunt
This route is designed for Christian visitors to Jerusalem who want to discover and be inspired by the story of an ancient city of Prophets and Kings, Rabbi’s and ordinary folk who built their homes in Jerusalem and strove to live in peace. With maps, mission packs, information sheets and lots of other paraphernalia in hand, participants will explore the streets and sites of Mount Zion and the Jewish Quarter of the Old City. Participants will meet the people and visit the places that bear testimony to a city which has seen devastating destruction and miraculous rebirth. Highlights on this route include King David’s Tomb, learning the story of the Hurva Synagogue, finding the Menorah that is ready to be used in the Third Temple – and many more exciting discoveries! Read more…
Corporate Scavenger Hunts
Jerusalem Scavenger Hunts are great for coorportate events, like Fun Days, group dynamics building activities or entertaining VIP guests. The program is exciting, challenging and fascinating, and it is run with the highest professional concerns. This is what Miriam Lotner, CEO of Tav Tech said about the Jerusalem Scavenger Hunts ” I wanted to warmly and highly recommend Tali and her Jerusalem Scavenger Hunt program to families, companies and professional organizations looking to do something different, educational and really fun in Jerusalem. Each of us had a great morning, learned some spectacular and moving history about different parts and periods of the Old City and enjoyed exploring the city with the other participants. Everything was really well organized and professionally run and can scale easily for smaller or larger groups. Highly recommended for anyone looking for a company event, or if you have visiting VIPs etc. that you need to take for a tour. “
If you are a lover of Art and Jerusalem, then the Nachlaot Scavenger Hunt and Art Tour is for you! On the Nachlaot Scavenger Hunt and Art Tour you will see a glimpse of how an ancient people struggling to find its place in a modern world faces up to the conflicting pulls of tradition and modernity, you will visit local galleries and hear inspiring presentations from the artists.
Chanukah Candelight Scavenger Hunt
There is no better time than Chanukah to visit the streets of ancient Jerusalem to solve the mystery of how Jewish scholars and farmers defeated the mighty Greek Empire. On the Chanukah Scavenger Hunt you will make your way through the alleys and squares of the Jewish Quarter in the Old City, maps and mission packs in hand, to solve the Chanukah mystery. Suitable for groups and individuals, adults and kids, tourists and Israeli’s.