“The essence of culture is not what is visible on the surface. It is the shared ways groups of people understand and interpret the world.”
– L. Hoecklin
This Tel Aviv tour leads you into the colorful, quiet and narrow streets of the Yemenite Quarter. This quarter of Tel Aviv unveils: Yemenite Jews, spices, little houses, singing and extraordinary life stories. Explore this urban cultural gem in the midst of Tel Aviv with a cross-cultural advocate!
Discover why this quarter was the first in Tel Aviv but last to be recognized. Join us on a cross-cultural expedition that starts long ago in Yemen. You will taste varied authentic culinary dishes, hear fascinating stories and biographies carefully collected from the elders of the quarter. You will hear about the local witch-doctor and midwife and forgotten Yemenite women. You will observe the only quarter in Tel Aviv that was built with a touch of Muslim architecture. During this tour you will sense the connection and the tension between the past and present that are so typical of the Israeli society and its various ethnic groups.
Want to enter this captivating neighborhood, this urban cultural gem? Let us tailor your cross-cultural experience full of surprises, encounters and delicious homemade food! Join this hands-on experience full of surprises and a feast for the senses with a cross-culture expert!
Meeting Point: Allenby St. 54, Tel Aviv
Timetable: 2-3 Hours
Languages: English, Hebrew, French
What People Are Saying
“We met with interesting people that their life stories are a journey between the Yemenite tradition and the Western culture and we got to taste some real Yemenite dishes. Ilyll’s enthusiasm made this into an authentic and lively experience of understanding what happens when different cultures meet.”
– Tova B.
“Ilyll was a truly insightful guide, bringing with her a wealth of information sprinkled with hidden treasures and delicious bites from the Yemenite Quarter. I highly recommend this tour to anyone, Israeli or not, who wants to learn they still have so much left to discover about Tel Aviv.”
– Liat K.