The Big Felafel

3 websites to find out what’s going on in Jerusalem

Bored? Out of the loop? Hate when people ask questions when they can’t hear the answer? Here are 3 websites that should keep you filled in on the latest events, plays, festivals, comedy nights, and everything else that is happening in J-town.

1. jerusalemblueprint – The Jerusalem Blueprint takes after the New York version – NYBluePrint, a Jewish newspaper focusing on events happening in the Jewish community. It is the most comprehensive listing of Jerusalem events that I’ve come across and severely underpublicized. The secret is out.

2. janglo – Oh Janglo, where would I be today without you? The addictive Jerusalem message board has its own calendar for events happening all over Israel, not just Jerusalem.

3. gojerusalemGo Jerusalem, which I covered earlier, is Nir Barkat’s baby, and is a good reference for events happening in Jerusalem and also features lists of bars, restaurants, and other touristy stuff. This is where I found out about the soup festival. As Danny pointed out in the comments, good call on the dome of the rock – subliminal messages, Nir?

Who said 3? I’ll find you.. I meant 5. So here’s a bonus:

4. jerusalemite1.jpg Jerusalemite is the new kid in town and is still in Beta. It is a cultural guide to Jerusalem and so far it looks like a really fun and energetic site, making me want to run out and find new places to explore. It will take a lot of effort to keep it updated and fresh, but I for one will appreciate it.

5.muni.jpg Jerusalem Municipality – If you can navigate your way through this site in English or Hebrew and find all the details about an event happening in Jerusalem, you get a big high five. I was hesitant about listing this site because I find it confusing and try to use it as little as possible. But, I gueeesss it’s the official site of Jerusalem, so I should really include it.


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  1. * Harry says:

    I have one more to add to the mix, Jerusalemite: The Jerusalem Culture Guide. We quietly entered our beta stage over the last two weeks. As a Jerusalemite yourself, I’m sure you’ll find it incredibly useful and I look forward to hearing some feedback!

    | Reply Posted 8 years, 7 months ago
  2. * Rebecca says:

    Jerusalemite looks very promising – I’ll add it to the list. if you would really like me to give you detailed feedback about each section, let me know and I would be happy to.

    | Reply Posted 8 years, 7 months ago
  3. Why does Go Jerusalem have the dome of the rock as their background?

    | Reply Posted 8 years, 7 months ago
  4. * Rebecca says:

    I just don’t know, Danny, but I included your observation in the post

    | Reply Posted 8 years, 7 months ago
  5. * Harry says:

    Thanks for the linkage and mention Rebecca. Much appreciated. We will be putting in a massive amount of effort to keep it fresh as possible. It is an enormous task to say the last though it will certainly be impossible without the input of Jerusalemites! Thanks again and I look forward to hearing more from you…

    | Reply Posted 8 years, 7 months ago
  6. And here is a website about “everything else”…

    | Reply Posted 8 years, 5 months ago
  7. * Zev says:

    If you’ve seen Janglo’s website lately, you’ll see it far outdoes JerusalemBlueprint at this point.

    | Reply Posted 8 years, 4 months ago
  8. * Rebecca says:

    Zev: I think I liked the ‘old’ calendar better. Where is the next and previous buttons to see the next day’s events? That was really handy for navigation. Also, how do i filter out just the Jerusalem events?

    | Reply Posted 8 years, 4 months ago
  9. * Zev says:

    Hi Rebecca. At your request, I just put in links on Janglo to view events by region. I’ll put back the navigation buttons over the next few days.

    | Reply Posted 8 years, 3 months ago
  10. * Rebecca says:

    @Zev: That is really great functionality. Thanks for taking my request so seriously! I tried subscribing to the calendar feed but in Netvibes it said ‘no feed items’. Also, if I could make another suggestion, maybe use the RSS feed icon orange thingie rather than orange/grey rectangle box since ppl are used to looking for the orange square.

    | Reply Posted 8 years, 3 months ago
  11. * Rebecca says:

    Zev – Also, I really liked the previous setup where comments were public. I usually learned more from the comments than the post itself. Do you think you’ll be bringing that back?

    | Reply Posted 8 years, 3 months ago
  12. * Zev says:

    Just FYI, at this point, Janglo’s listings are definitely the best around. True, we’ve got more typos and duplicates, but just much more events than anyone else.🙂

    BTW, I mentioned your Thanksgiving post on mine.

    | Reply Posted 7 years, 11 months ago
  13. One more…

    | Reply Posted 6 years, 10 months ago
  14. * Ruth says:

    This is a great site for kids/family activities in Jerusalem:

    | Reply Posted 5 years, 2 months ago

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