Daniel Centers Mishkenot Ruth Daniel and Kehilat Daniel in Jaffa

The last few years have witnessed the transformation of Jaffa.  The newly renovated Jaffa port has become a popular destination for Israelis and tourists; the rediscovered flea market draws people looking for good food and culture; the Tel Aviv College, located in the heart of Jaffa, serves over 8,000 students; and young professionals are moving in. In this environment, Mishkenot Ruth Daniel is thriving. Our mission in Jaffa is to be an active player in strengthening Jaffa by bringing visitors from Israel and abroad to see its impressive sights and learn about its rich history and to improve relations between the Arab and Jewish populations in that mixed city.    This center, which opened its doors in 2007, serves as an educational, religious and community center, and offers lodging in 60 well-appointed guest rooms to groups as well as individuals.

Shabbat Services and Study

Our Mishkenot congregation, headed by Rabbi Mira Raz, meets weekly for Kabbalat Shabbat services. Hundreds of local residents attend High Holiday services, Tikkun Leil Shavuot all night study, and other celebrations. Rabbi Raz also offers weekly Parashat Hashavua classes.  Contact mira@beit-daniel.org.il to learn about these activities.

Lodging and Events

Each year over 30,000 visitors stay at Mishkenot, and thousands more come to the building for cultural, educational and religious events. The rooftop offers a beautiful view of the Jaffa skyline, a large reception and dining hall seats over 250, and three classrooms provide a venue for religious services or seminars. If you wish to stay at Mishkenot or to schedule and event such as a Bar-Bat Mitzvah, wedding or seminar, contact res@mishkenot-jaffa.co.il.

Please visit our website for more information about staying at our guest house, http://www.mishkenot-jaffa.co.il/en/ 

Tour Center

The city of Jaffa is a microcosm of Israeli society. From the bustling flea market to the artists´ galleries Jaffa tells the story of Israel’s past and present and perhaps its future. The city is home to a complex and beautiful mix of culture and religious traditions.  To benefit from this extraordinary location, Mishkenot offers a variety of tours exploring the impact of ancient historical roots on today’s city.

Tour topics include:  Co-Existence (illuminating the different and conflicting narratives of Jaffa’s recent history); Bread and Butter (the role of bread in the three Abrahamic religions); Jonah and Jaffa (the ancient city and Jonah’s travails); Pictures of Jaffa;  Dreamers, Rebels and Sinners (stories of women in Jaffa); and the Mosaic of Jaffa.

Each tour can be personalized to accommodate the needs and interests of your group, should be ordered in advance, and are available in English, French, Spanish and Russian.   For more details contact us at office@beit-daniel.org.il