“There is no sincerer love than the love of food.”
– George Bernard Shaw
This cross-cultural Jaffa tour takes you into the midst of current Muslim society seen via the eyes of local Arab women. The interactive tour is a collaboration with the Women Association of Jaffa. This cross-cultural tour offers a personal encounter with local women of Jaffa and its 5000 years of glamorous history. Steering out of the historical Jaffa port, you will stroll between the captivating mansions of Ajami neighbourhood. The cross-cultural tour ends at a local woman’s house. At the woman’s house you will taste the real flavours of Jaffa soaked in love and history. The woman will introduce you to her family’s culinary tradition sprinkled with rich savoury flavours. While dining, you will hear meet and view Israel through the eyes of its local Arab society. You will also be exposed to the challenges modern Muslim women face nowadays. Join us on this enriching experience that leaves you curious and hungry for discoveries.
Come to explore, taste local flavours and hear the voice of current Muslim women with the help of our multilingual guide! Come and empower the local women of Jaffa and hear their voice!
Meeting Point: Retsif ha-Aliya ha-Shniya, Tel Aviv
Timetable: 2 Hours Tour, 2 Hours Hosting
Languages: English, Hebrew, French
What People Are Saying
“We got to hear stories about Jaffa from the locals who both were born there, grew up there and live there until today. It was very special and left me wondering about what is required to really meet one another when we come from different cultures.”
– Tova B.
“I learned a lot not only on the architectural point of view but also on the historical one. I usually come to rest and to enjoy the beach. This time I’ve decided to take a shoot with Encounters and I was delighted! It was great to feel the city from inside!”
– Olivia C.