“Cities have the capability of providing something for everybody, only because, and only when, they are created by everybody.”
– Jane Jacobs
“Really? You are going to Neve Shaanan? Why?” Most people say. “That really is not a place to go to”
Neve Sha’anan is one of the most heterogeneous and varied neighborhoods in Tel-Aviv and Jaffa. As oppose to central capitalist and individualist Tel-Aviv, in Neve Shaanan you find fascinating communities and community life.
This Cross-Cultural Tel Aviv tour takes you to the midst of Neve Sha’anan, the fastest changing neighborhood I know. Originally inhabited by Persians, Poles and Moroccans nowadays you will discover large communities of Sudanese, Eritreans, Chinese, Philippines and many more communities. Here you experience and meet Cross-Cultural diversity, conflict and mediation. You will hear about social projects and initiatives that I too took part in. I will share stories told by Eritrean tailors and seamstresses, Sudanese chefs and bar owners and Philippine karaoke club managers. Upon request you can visit a women’s refugee art collective too. Come and observe how the most crowded neighborhood in Tel Aviv transforms into a blend of gorgeous cultures, social projects, authentic restaurants and eclectic buildings all bound to constant change.
Meeting Point: Levinsky Garden – Sderot Har Tsiyon corner of Levinsky, Tel Aviv
Timetable: 2 Hours
Languages: English, Hebrew, French
What People Are Saying
“Ilyll entertaining and yet highly knowledgeable way of telling little stories and making the point. You just feel the dedication and sweeping passion she is putting into her work.
if you’re looking for the next level of city tours – here you go.”
– Fabien A.
“You feel like you are being guided by a friend, because Ilyll makes the experience very smooth and natural, but at the same time you feel that much time has been spent collecting the bits that made up the tour. In two words: highly recommended.”
– Shira N.