|City of Residence||Jerusalem|
|Primary Languages||English, Dutch|
|Other Languages||Hebrew, Yiddish|
There are, of course, many ways to see Jerusalem. Sure, you can trek from one archeological ruin to another celebrated historical site. Hop from the Western Wall to the Church of the Holy Sepulcher and then on to the Dome of the Rock. All interesting all well… mainstream. Don’t worry; I’ll take you to all these traditional highlights. But en route we will also step off of the well-trodden path, and seek out secret hotspots. Together we will explore the places you would never otherwise visit – nooks and crannies that I’ve discovered and collected over the years: local art galleries, unknown culinary gems, vibrant nightlife spots, and authentic hookah-pipe cafés.
Born in New York and later raised in Amsterdam, the Netherlands by Dutch- Jewish, Modern Orthodox parents who are both artists, I moved to London at age 18. After a few interesting years studying the roots of Judaism and some Modern Hebrew, I felt it was time to come “Home” to Israel.
My first job here landed me at Hadassah Hospital in Jerusalem where I worked as a guide in the Tourism Dept. My tasks included explaining the interesting new inventions and strategies used at the different departments to Major Donors, Foreign Diplomats and other guests of the department as well as guiding the famous Chagall Windows. During my work I started studying at the Israel School of Tourism in Jerusalem in order to become a government licensed tour guide for all of Israel.
In 1993 I started guiding all over the country, with special emphasis on Jerusalem (both the Ancient and Modern parts) and I am grateful to say that I have never looked back since.
It is my passion to build itineraries fitting different guests and their special interests. Variety is what keeps me on my toes and I have had the honor of showing tens of thousands of people around, from all walks of life. In trying to really understand the interests and expectations of the people before their arrival and during our meeting, I aim to give them an experience that they will cherish for a long time.
My interests include music, nature, swimming, walking, museums, art and travel, cooking, markets, singing and meeting people.