Ethnic Communities in Israel - a 4 Day Tour

The Bahai Gardens in Haifa

Experience Israel through its many faces: versatile populations and various ethnic groups await you as you tour the country from North to South​ 


Day 4

Center for Cochin Culture
Joe Alon Bedouin Center
Joe Alon Bedouin Center

Drive to Be'er Sheba via Moshav Nevatim. Moshav Nevatim is home to Cochin Jews, from India, who came to Israel after the establishment of the state. Cochin Jews consider themselves one of the most ancient Jewish communities in the world. The Center for Cochin Heritage at Moshav Nevatim tells the story of this unique community. (Visit must be pre-arranged; Tel: 08-6238299.)


Continue to the Joe Alon Bedouin Center, focusing on Bedouin culture and history. The Bedouin tribes scattered throughout the Negev have undergone a rapid process of transition from nomadic to modern life. Many of the characteristics of the Bedouin lifestyle are therefore disappearing, creating the urgent need to document this ancient way of life through the work of this important center.  


Return to Jerusalem for a late afternoon/early evening walk through downtown Jerusalem to Mahane Yehuda, the Jewish open-air fruit and vegetable market and stroll through Me'ah She’arim, the inner city’s venerable Ultra-Orthodox neighborhood (modest dress required).

Ethnic Communities in Israel - a 4 Day Tour