Tour Jerusalem with the Theme: Month of March Dedicated to Women

Visitor Information Center – Bethlehem would like to share the information about the upcoming initiative of Al-Quds University – the Centre for Jerusalem Studies:

Centre for Jerusalem Studies

“As the month of March includes several occasions related to women, such as the International Women’s Day and Mother’s Day, Al-Quds University – the Centre for Jerusalem Studies will dedicate its talks and tours to pay homage to the achievements of some great women who have contributed to the development of the city of Jerusalem and its communities throughout history.” Huda al Imam

The following tours and meetings are going to introduce you to the history, customs and traditions, with a focus on role of women in Palestinian society of Jerusalem. Enjoy!

Saturday – 02/03/2013 – Arab Orthodox Society

The Arab Orthodox Society is a charitable organization in East Jerusalem. Their mission is to bring relief and opportunity to the people of the greater Jerusalem area, and to preserve and promote Palestinian cultural heritage. They do this by providing medical care and employment opportunities, and by creating a museum and cultural center. Historically the organization is part of the Arab Orthodox movement within the Greek Orthodox Church in Jerusalem. More info about the tour: here.

  • Time: 10 am – 1 pm
  • Meeting Point: CJS – The Old City

Saturday – 09/03/2013 – Virgin Mary’s Monuments in Jerusalem

Learn about the places in Jerusalem dedicated to the Virgin Mary, mother of Jesus. More info about the tour: here.

  • Time: 10 am – 1 pm
  • Meeting Point: Lion’s Gate of Jerusalem’s Old City

Saturday – 16/03/2013 – Structures built by women in Jerusalem

Learn about the places in Jerusalem, which were built by women. More info about the tour: here.

  • Time: 10 am – 1 pm
  • Meeting Point: CJS – The Old City

Saturday – 23/03/2013 – Hind al-Husseini in Jerusalem

Learn about Hind al-Husseini. Who was she? What did she do for Jerusalem. More info about the tour: here.

  • Time: 10 am – 1 pm
  • Meeting Point: HH College – Sheikh Jarrah

Saturday – 30/03/2013 – Traditional Jerusalem Cuisine

What is that buzz all about? What are the traditional Palestinian dishes from Jerusalem? More info about the tour: here.

  • Time: 10 am – 1 pm
  • Meeting Point: CJS – The Old City

Contact CJS for more information about the tours and reservation: tours@cjs.alquds.edu or call 02- 628-75-17 . Check their website to learn about more projects: http://www.jerusalem-studies.alquds.edu/

For more information about the tours contact the VIC – Bethlehem at vicbethlehem@gmail.com

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