On losing a close friend

It has been awhile since I have been able to write on Modest Jerusalem. I like to think that my breaks from posting are those times of reflection, exploring, taking in the world (aka regular daily life!) and waiting for the right time to let it all out and share. Sometimes it comes out in …

July and August afternoon activities for children in Jerusalem’s gardens

This will be my third year taking the kids to "Meeting in the Garden", where the Community Council "Ginot Ha Ir" sponsors activities on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday afternoons, at 5pm, throughout July and August. They take place in public gardens in Katamon, the Germany Colony, Rehavia, Talbiya, Yemin Moshe, Kiryat Shmuel and Nayot. I love …

Jerusalem’s new Ganei Agnon. Scandinavian design, an Italian approach and Israeli warmth.

Have you heard of Ganei Agnon, the brand new (private) gan in Jerusalem that recently opened for the 2018-2019 school year on Shai Agnon Street in Katamon? Although I live close by and happen to pass the new, colorful facility on the way to Natan's maon everyday, I was hesitant to pop inside until I …

Glass Recycling has arrived to Jerusalem Neighborhoods

It is finally here!  Thanks to Tamir Recycling and the Jerusalem Municipality, glass recycling stations are now spotting up around Jerusalem. I spotted my first this past Sunday on HaPalmach Street in Katamon, on the corner of Nili Street, next to the Co-Op Supermarket and Anise Teva store. *Please comment on the blog post with …