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1.
Yitzhak Sadeh`s Historic Home
3 Zichron Kedoshim St., Jaffa
Friday, May 19th, 11:30 and 12:45  
House for reservationInaccessabile Tour
Architect: unknown; built by an Egyptian company in the 1940`s
A visit at the historic home of Yitzhak Sadeh, the founder and first commander of the Palmach, which was meticulously restored by his son and daughter-in-law. The tour includes Sadeh`s room, which contains his photographs, a simple bed and a collection of weapons and battle maps. Visitors will also be able to see the beautiful garden that overlooks the Mediterranean, where Sadeh hosted Yigal Alon, Yitzhak Rabin, Moshe Sneh, Israel Galili, Natan Alterman, Hanna Rovina, and Avraham Shlonsky. The garden features archaeological relics, stone-paved paths, and stairs leading to the sea that Sadeh carved out himself. There is also a British military railroad car that Sadeh used as a war room when serving as the commander of Division 8.
Both tours are limited to 20 people on a first come, first served basis. Reservations not required.
 
 
2.
The French Ambassador`s Residence
1 Toulouse St., Ajami, Jaffa
Entry to the residence will be in groups of 20 every 20 minutes.   Friday, May 19th, 9:00-12:00  
House for reservationInaccessabile Tour
Architect: Yitzhak Rappaport, 1936
A visit in the public areas of one of the most distinctive homes in the city - a spacious villa built in the International Style in the 1930`s. It was commissioned by Muhammed el-Rachim (Abu Hassan), who was a prominent resident of Jaffa in the early part of the 20th century. It was designed by the architect Yitzhak Rappaport, a personal friend of Abu Hassan, who was asked to design the interior in an Oriental style. In keeping with the spirit of the period, the villa was designed as a totality, namely as a complete and meticulous creation that incorporated all the furnishings and finishing details. The house still contains original Art Deco furniture, items made by master carpenters and other architectural elements characteristic of the period, such as the staircase banister. The walls are decorated with works of contemporary French art.
The tours will be alternately led by the architect Oded Rappaport, whose father Yitzhak Rappaport designed the building, and by Paule Rakower.
Open house. Reservations not required.
 
 
3.
Mosaic House
Meeting place: the corner of 20 Yehuda Hayamit St. and Nahum Dror St., Jaffa
Friday, May 19th, 12:00 |   Saturday, May 20th, 12:00,   Saturday, May 20th, 13:00  
Inaccessabile Tour
A guided tour at the home of Yossi and Yaffa Lugassi, which is considered a local landmark thanks to the mosaic works that Yossi created there. The mosaics, which decorate the floor, walls and ceiling, also include portraits of popular singers and international public figures.
Reservations are required for all 3 tours; each is limited to 35 participants.
 
 
4.
An Apartment in the Flea Market
15 Yehuda Meraguza St., Apt. 18, Jaffa
Thursday, May 18th, 16:00- 19:00 |   Saturday, May 20th, 11:00-15:00  
Accessabile Tour
Renovation and interior design: the architect Limor Yossifon-Goldman, LimonArc Studio, 2016
A visit at this eclectic apartment where the architect and curator, Limor Yossifon-Goldman, and her partner the graphic designer, Avisar Goldman, live. It is located in an apartment building that was designed around a green inner courtyard. The apartment`s contemporary style was designed with comfort being a priority, including extensive use of wood that was processed in different ways for construction and creative purposes. The apartment contains artifacts that were collected by the couple during their travels around the world, whereas some of the furniture and other items they designed themselves.
Open house. Reservations not required.
 
 
5.
The Finnish House
15 HaMigdalor St., Jaffa
Saturday, May 20th, 11:00-15:00  
Inaccessabile Tour
The exhibition Finland 100 – Finnish Design in Israeli Homes, which is now on display at the offices of the Israeli Association of United Architects, offers visitors an opportunity to discover the influence of Finnish design on Israeli homes. The exhibition is being held in honor of the centennial of Finland`s declaration of independence. It features artifacts that were gathered from the homes of Finns who live in Israel, which illustrate the centrality of Finnish design in daily life. The curators on behalf of the Finnish Embassy: Susanne Millner, Ruth Apter Gabriel, and Gabi Nussbaum. The curator on behalf of the Israeli Association of United Architects: the architect, Limor Yossifon-Goldman.
Open exhibition. Reservations not required.
 
 
6.
A Fishing Net, Anchorage and Dock
Meeting place: Warehouse 1, Mediterranean Sea Square, Jaffa Port
Thursday, May 18th, 16:00 | Friday, May 19th, 9:00 | Saturday, May 20th, 10:00  
Reuven Abramowitz ("Chips"), the former director of the anchorage and author of the book Jaffa - Home Port, leads these 90-minute tours. Participants will become familiar with the 4,000-year-old marine history of Jaffa Port and its fishing infrastructures. Abramowitz will focus on the history of the port, the conquering armies that passed through it, and the legends associated with it. He will also talk about some operational aspects, such as the fishing techniques that are currently in use, their respective needs, and how the port extends assistance to them. The tour will also pass by the fishermen`s work areas, including the wharfs, the warehouses and the dock.
3 open tours for the first 40 people in line. Reservations not required.
 
 
7.
The Arches House
16 Kedumim Square, Old Jaffa
Thursday, May 18th, 15:00-18:00 | Friday, May 19th, 10:00-13:00  
Inaccessabile Tour
Architects: Pitsou Kedem Architects, 2016
A visit at an apartment situated in an 18th century space, featuring concave ceilings and sandstone arches as well as a view of Jaffa Port and the Mediterranean. It recently underwent extensive renovations and redesign that turned the ancient space into a modern, meticulously planned and indulging apartment, with a smart kitchen that disappears behind latticed doors, a bedroom with a glass window facing west and overlooking the sea, and an unusual and surprising bath area.
Open house. Reservations not required.
 
 
8.
The Old Customs House
Meeting place: next to the old Customs House building, Jaffa Port
Thursday, May 18th, 10:00 and 12:00  
House for reservation
These tours will be co-led by Shmuel Groag, an architect, Jaffa historian and the coordinator of the Conservation Unit at Bezalel`s Department of Architecture, and Tamar Tuchler, the director of the Tel Aviv District of the Society for Preservation of Israel Heritage Sites. They will outline the position taken by the conservationists in the dispute over the future of the old Customs House in Jaffa Port. The Customs House was built in 1931 as a passenger terminal that handled the large waves of immigration coming into the country. The modernist industrial structure was later abandoned for many years, serving on occasion as a facility that hosted marine education activities. During the hour-long tours, the guides will recount the building`s story and present the arguments put forward by those who wish to conserve it.
2 open tours. Reservations not required.
 
 
9.
Anglo-Palestine Bank
18 Yefet St., Jaffa
Saturday, May 20th, 12:00-19:00.   At 16:00 and 17:00, there will be guided tours led by the   building`s preservation architect, Naor Mimar.  
House for reservationInaccessabile Tour
Original architect: unknown; Preservation architect: Mimar Naor Architecture & Conservation Ltd., 2016
An open house at this impressive and highly important historic building in Jaffa. It once housed the offices of Anglo-Palestine Bank (APB) that helped finance the construction of the first 60 buildings in Ahuzat Bayit – which was subsequently renamed Tel Aviv. This APB branch, which later became Bank Leumi, was built at the end of the 19th century when people began venturing outside the walls of the Jaffa`s Old City. It belonged to a group of buildings that were constructed near the Old City wall and moat, originally intended to be a residence whose large common space was designed in a style frequently found in other upscale homes in the area. After it became a bank branch, the building was decorated with frescos, marble floors and elegantly crafted carpentry. The preservation works at the site included the refurbishment of the top floor and its facades, as well as the restoration of the front balcony, the stone decorations, and the intricate carpentry works inside the building.
Open house and open tours. Reservations not required.
 
 
10.
The Saraya and Governor`s House
21 David Raziel St., Clock Square, Jaffa
Thursday, May 18th, 10:30-15:30 | Friday, May 19th, 10:30-15:30 |   Saturday, May 20th, 10:30-15:30.   The last tour each day will start at 15:00.  
House for reservationAccessabile Tour
Original construction of Governor`s House: 1880, architect unknown; Added story: 1897, including the construction of the Saraya, designed by the architect Baruch Papiermeister; Restoration and renovation architects: Eyal Ziv and Vedat Aykao (Turkey), 2009
A rare chance to visit this neo-classical historic building, whose construction outside the Old City walls of Jaffa in the 19th century was considered a groundbreaking decision that also encouraged private developers to follow suit. The building initially served as the local seat of the Ottoman government and subsequently came under the control of the British in 1917. It was transferred to the High Arab Commission in 1946, but was later blown up by members of the Lehi underground organization in January 1948. In 1997, after being abandoned for 50 years, the Tel Aviv-Yafo Municipality began restoring and renovating the façade. The renovation of the building`s interior was carried out by the Turkish government, which reassumed ownership of the building and plans to open a cultural center there.
Open tours. Reservations not required.
 
 
11.
Biarat Murad
6 Shalma (Salame) St., at the entrance to the construction site
Friday, May 19th, 9:00 |   Friday, May 19th, 11:00  
House for reservationInaccessabile Tour
Remnants of around 100 biarot (well houses) can still be seen in Jaffa and south Tel Aviv, providing us with information about the history of Jaffa and its immediate vicinity when it was a thriving agricultural area. Some of the well houses are in the process of being designated for preservation and reuse. Biarat Murad, the first compound whose actual restoration has been completed, is scheduled to be opened to the public in the coming year. The tours will be led by Meirav Shaul, from Avner Gilad Ltd., and Rinat Millo Steinlauf, an architect from the Building Conservation Department at the Tel Aviv-Yafo Municipality. Participants are required to wear high, closed-backed shoes.
Reservations are required for both tours; each is limited to 25 participants.
 
 
12.
Immanuel Church
15 Beer-Hoffmann St., American Colony
Friday, May 19th, 10:00, 11:00 and 12:00 |   Saturday, May 20th, 10:00, 11:00 and 12:00  
Architect: Paul Ferdinand Gross (Hannover, Germany), 1904
A chance to see this neo-Gothic Lutheran church, which is a meeting place for believers in Christ. Situated in the heart of the American Colony on the border between Tel Aviv and Jaffa, Immanuel Church is known for its unusual stained glass windows and impressive organ, which is one of the largest in the country.
Every hour on the hour, members of the congregation will lead tours of the stained glass windows and recount the building`s history. Visitors will also enjoy a brief organ concert. On Saturday, the visits will begin with prayers accompanied by singing and organ music.
Open house. Reservations not required.
 
 
13.
Maine Friendship House
10 Auerbach St., the American-German Colony, Jaffa
Friday, May 19th, 9:00-12:00 and 13:00-16:00 |   Saturday, May 20th, 9:00-12:00 and 13:00-16:00.  
House for reservationInaccessabile Tour
Original architect: Mark Wentworth, 1866
One of the original wooden houses in the American Colony, which were prefabricated in Maine and brought here in their entirety in 1866 by devout, Zion-loving Christians. Restored by Dr. Reed and Jean Holmes in 2002, the house now serves as a heritage center and a gallery used by the painter Yonatan Kis-Lev. A short film describing the history of the American Colony as well as this particular house will be screened in the basement every 20 minutes. This year`s tours are being held in memory of Dr. Reed Holmes (1917-2016).
Guided tours will start every 30 minutes. Reservations not required.
 
 
14.
Immanuel House (The Baron`s Palace)
8 Auerbach St., the American-German Colony, Jaffa
Thursday, May 18th, 10:00-18:00 |   Friday May 19th, 10:00-14:30 |   Saturday, May 20th, 10:00-16:00  
House for reservation
Architect unknown, 1866-1880
An opportunity to visit one of the historic buildings in the American-German Colony, originally constructed by Americans in the 19th century. It was subsequently enlarged by German Templers, only to be remodeled again by the grandfather of the British actor and playwright, Sir Peter Ustinov. Decades later, Shai Agnon described it wistfully in his book, Only Yesterday. The building has undergone numerous metamorphoses over the years, serving as an upscale hotel, hospital, British school for girls, and currently a guest house. 
A presentation of old glass slides and guided tours dealing with the building and its history will be offered each day at 10:00, 12:00 and 14:00, and also at 16:00 on Thursday.
Open house. Reservations not required.
 
 
15.
Speed Design
Accessabile Tour
How can you adapt a small space to a growing family? How can you incorporate efficient storage solutions in an apartment? In honor of Interior Design Day which is celebrated worldwide, the Association of Interior Designers in Israel is inviting Tel Aviv-Yafo residents to come and receive a free architectural and design consultation. 50 senior interior designers will offer their advice during 30-minute, one-on-one sessions held at three community centers throughout the city. The designers will help residents find solutions to the design problems they raise, based on their personal needs and preferences.
To receive the advice, please bring the layout or blueprint of the space (including its dimensions) as well as photographs.
The Association of Interior Designers, whose former name was the Association of Interior Architects, is a longstanding association with hundreds of members who are engaged in interior planning and design. The aim of the association is to promote the profession in Israel and increase awareness about the importance of professional design.
Thursday, May 18th, 17:00-21:00, Dov Hoz Community Center, 16 Dov Hoz Street
Friday, May 19th, 9:00-13:00, Mazeh 9 – The Young Adults Center and at the Florentin Community Center, 74 Abarbanel St., 1st floor
Consulting sessions on a first come, first served basis.
 
 
16.
On Both Sides of the Track
Meeting place: the garden next to 24 HaRabbi Mibachrach St. (next to the parking lot on Elifelet St.)
Thursday, May 18th, 16:00  
A tour along Jaffa`s historic railroad, which will examine the new reality it created on both sides of the track and attempt to answer the following questions: Did the track link or divide the neighborhoods and the people living alongside it? Why did it draw a variety of different groups – including religious and messianic communities, entrepreneurs, and dream-filled pioneers? How did the opening of the train station change the people`s concepts of time and distance? And what, if any, impact has the railroad had on the region today? The three-hour tour, led by Michal Weissman, will end at the starting point. Michal Weissman`s website
Reservations are required; the tour is limited to 35 participants.
 
 
17.
Graffiti and Street Art in Florentin
Meeting place: the parking lot on 19 Elifelet St. Florentin
Friday, May 19th, 11:00 |   Saturday, May 20th, 11:00  
The Florentin neighborhood is Israel`s graffiti and street art capital and is also considered an important global center of this art genre. It boasts of masterpieces created by prominent street artists that have been preserved for years, new works by young artists, and works by foreign artists who come to Tel Aviv for the express purpose of creating art on Florentin`s streets. The tour will highlight the differences between graffiti and other forms of street art, talk about the leading artists and groups engaged in this field, and explain the basic tools and terminology that are needed in order to understand what has become the most fascinating and popular art genre in our times. Friday`s tour will be led by Hila Graf and Saturday`s tour by Daria Alufi, both of whom are urban art guides from Hasayeret Art Tours . The 90-minute tours will end at the starting point.
Reservations are required for both tours; each is limited to 30 participants.
 
 
18.
The Druyanov Elementary School
18 Elifelet St., Florentin
Friday, May 19th, 12:30  
Accessabile Tour
Architects: Orit Ornath and Ruth Shapira, Ornath Shapira Architecture and Urban Design, 2016
Tours at this new school in the Florentin neighborhood, which was built on a small lot that was a Maccabi Tel Aviv soccer field ("HaDekalim") about a century ago, after which an elementary school was built there that was later closed. The visual design of the building is in keeping with the new construction that is emerging in the area, as opposed to the old and disappearing light industry workshops. It features an atrium that links the four stories of the school and creates a gathering place illuminated by natural light. The library is connected to the atrium by a glass partition, which is designed like a bookstore and aims to draw the children to make use of the library. The architects will talk about their choice to create a "school without corridors" and utilize the roofs of the building as playgrounds and for planting a vegetable garden.
Open tour. Reservations not required.
 
 
19.
A Multi-Level Community Center
74 Abarbanel St, 1st floor, Florentin
Friday, May 19th, 11:00 and 12:00  
Accessabile Tour
Architects: Pivko Architects, 2015
Tours with Maya Alkobi, the director of the Florentin Community Center, which was built following a public participation process and extends across an area of 1,500 m² on three floors of an apartment building. The tours will present the innovative urban approach that the center is founded on, as well as the activities that take place there which are adapted to the artists who live in the neighborhood.
2 open tours. Reservations not required.
 
 
20.
A Shared Space
26 Elifelet St.
Friday, May 19th, 10:00-14:00 | Saturday, May 20th, 10:00-16:00  
Accessabile Tour
Interior design: Setter Architects, 2017
A tour of this coworking space, Ayeka House, which includes different work space options: a shared open space, rooms for individual use, small offices and conference rooms. Elegantly designed, the spaces offer a breathtaking urban view of Jaffa and incorporate various cutting-edge technologies. Visitors will also be shown the building`s swimming pool and the patio.
A chance to become acquainted with this new and eye-catching building, which was built on the corner of Elifelet Street and Shalma Street and features mixed uses of apartments, shops and office. Guided tours will start every hour on the hour.
Open tours. Reservations not required.
 
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