Sarona: So what’s an 1870’s German Templer village doing in the middle of Tel Aviv?

Oct 25, 2020 12:30PM—1:30PM

Location

Congregation Bet Ha'am via Zoom

Cost Free. Donations to help subsidize the program are welcome.

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Over the past two months, our friend and Israeli tour guide, Yoram Preminger, took us up the Tel (Hebrew for mound or hill) to see the top of Hiriya Park and to walk through the historic archeological site of Tel Gezer. This month he guides us to one more tel – Tel Aviv! Join Yoram for a virtual visit to Sarona, a lesser-known oasis nestled in the heart of modern Tel Aviv. An architectural throwback to the Holy Land’s pre-Zionist era, Sarona, is a 150-year-old German Templer colony, which after the establishment of the State of Israel, served as government offices and part of the Israel Defense Forces’ Kirya headquarters. It has since been converted into a contemporary “lifestyle center” while preserving the former agricultural colony’s unique character.