The Mishkenot Ruth Guest House, Tour & Seminar Center

The City of Jaffa is a microcosm of Israeli society. From the bustling flea market to the artist’s 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 Ruth offers a variety of tours exploring the impact of ancient historical roots in modern day Jaffa. 


Jaffa – Old and New

Jaffa is a city filled with tensions and contradictions.  It is a model for cities and towns with ancient histories. Your guide will discuss the different perspectives of the old and new, history versus current events and the relationship between peoples and the old buildings.

Discovering America

Let’s explore the following unknown story of American settlers in the 19th century who came to Jaffa to fulfill a dream. We will start from the shores of the Mediterranean Sea, progress to the train station, and continue to tell the story under the shade of the trees in the American Colony, which soon became a Templar Colony.

Feminism and female leadership in Tel Aviv – Jaffa 

Walk down the routes where Henrietta Szald, Judge Miriam Ben Porath, Women rights activist Sarah Chizik were active change makers. End with a short ceremony and שהחיינו by the sea. 

Poets and Singers in Tel Aviv Jaffa

A musical tour accompanied by singer- song leader Shimon Smith, focusing on the music and poetry of Arik Einstein, Idan Reichel. poet Nathan Alterman, poet Tirza Atar, Singer Rona Keinan and others. 

Arab Christian hospitality and open conversation in Jaffa. 

Muslim – Jewish conflict in the old city of Jaffa led by Professor Sami Abu Schada and Reform Jewish guide Abigayil Graetz. 

Gentrification and social change in Jaffa and south Tel Aviv. 

A panel of three Monotheistic faiths with a Kadi, Rabbi and Priest that are active change makers in 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 information please contact us at: +972-3-5264518 / +972-2288958 or visit the website: