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Wonderful place

we had a lovely guide and her 2 children dressed for the time period. We all got dressed for it... read more

Reviewed December 11, 2018
Kentwood, Michigan
Very Interesing History

This is an old, old town where the indigenous Jews of the Golan from the Byzantine period lived and... read more

Reviewed December 7, 2018
Somerset, New Jersey
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Reviewed December 11, 2018

we had a lovely guide and her 2 children dressed for the time period. We all got dressed for it too. Saw a typical dwelling place and village. Also got to make our own pitas and cook over fire then eat them.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank bjaneglas
Reviewed December 7, 2018

This is an old, old town where the indigenous Jews of the Golan from the Byzantine period lived and made their living. The entire village is in ruins because of a massive earthquake, yet one can clearly see the place where the ancient Synagogue existed,...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank TheExplorerFamily
Reviewed April 15, 2018

The synagogue there is actually used today for an occasional bar mitzvah or wedding. It is evidence of a very long Jewish presence in the Golan. There are also interesting exhibits of life in those times.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Howard G
Reviewed October 2, 2017

If it's a summer visit, bring an umbrella for the sun because much of the history is outside. No guide when I visited, but recorded explanations in several languages, including English. Also, the brief film can be in several languages.

Date of experience: November 2016
Thank hedva2
Reviewed August 13, 2017 via mobile

The regular entry fee you pay does not include having a guide dressed up who demonstrates the oil and wine press and pita making so you will not actually be able to do these activities unless you pay extra for that. They do not tell...More

Date of experience: August 2017
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Reviewed August 10, 2017 via mobile

We came, to have a good time, we paid to do the wine, cheese and bread. We started with the wine and she spoke only in Hebrew. We asked her to pause for translation and she said no maybe later. Then they got nasty and...More

Date of experience: August 2017
2  Thank Tubia a
Reviewed December 16, 2016

The ruins of the synagogue are beautiful. We enjoyed learning about the significance of its location. We also saw the remains of some family dwellings. Sadly, the only photo I captured was of a peacock.

Date of experience: November 2016
1  Thank rwilliams2911
Reviewed November 23, 2016 via mobile

The place is steeped in history. Have been a few times and would be happy to go there again. I loved the abun oven show.

Date of experience: November 2016
1  Thank aellituv
Reviewed October 31, 2016 via mobile

Super fresh falaffel made on the spot, tasty shawarma. The synagogue is a beautiful area to explore. Archeology in progress as the original site is rebuilt. Something to follow in person or on line.

Date of experience: October 2016
2  Thank JackiRT2014
Reviewed October 31, 2016

Interesting site with lots to keep the kids occupied. Feels like stepping back in time and you get a real feel of what life was like all those years ago.

Date of experience: October 2016
Thank Chuklebro
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July 11, 2018|
Response from Howard G | Reviewed this property |
The site has a very good map with explanations in English. It is small enough to walk around on your own with the map and see everything and learn about the ruins. A guide is always good to get a lot more information and... More