We cordially welcome you to the EVA/Minerva 2015 Conference in Jerusalem
Hotels in Jerusalem
Three Arches Hotel YMCA (not kosher)
26 King David St.
The Little House in Bakah
1 Yehuda St. Bakah
Little House in Rehavia
20 Eben Ezra St., Rehavia
A Little House In The Colony - B&B
4a Lloyd George Street
The German Colony
Tel: 972-2-566 2424
On your way to Jerusalem
A note about security questioning and passport control on your way to and from Israel. On your way to Israel (especially if flying El-Al) and out of it, you may be politely but thoroughly questioned by security personnel as to the purpose of your travel, destinations you are about to visit or have visited, whether you packed alone, whether someone gave you any gifts to carry on board, and so on.
The best way to go about it is to answer the questions honestly and openly, as you have nothing to hide. Getting upset, irritated or sarcastic during this short interview is definitely the wrong path to take.
If you wish, you may print out this e-mail as a documentation of your participation in the conference, to help you during this short questioning.
Changing Money (at the airport) There are exchange bureaus operated by trustworthy commercial banks at Ben Gurion Airport. One is located within the baggage pickup hall and others are at the arrival hall. They are easy to spot and the exchange rates and fees are totally within reason (much better than exchanging at your hotel front desk). There should be no problem to exchange US Dollars and Euros to Israeli Shekels.
Getting from the Airport to Jerusalem
We reccommend you take a shared shuttle taxi (called "sherut") from the airport to Jerusalem which may bring you directly from the airport to the hotel/dorms or the venue.
The price of the ride is fixed and should be about ILS 65. This special service to Jerusalem is operated by a company called Nesher.
Their taxi stand is just outside the arrival hall (a bit to your right after you reach the taxi area) and there's a sign clearly marking it. Airport Shuttle Nesher (Sherut)
While Nesher offers their shuttle service on Shabbat you must reserve ahead of time.
Map of Jerusalem Transport system
Egged Bus Information Phone: 02-530-4704 for local buses, *288 for inter-city buses
Beit HaKerem: 02-500-0101
HaPisga: 02-642-1111 (closed on Shabbat)
Don' miss while you are in Jerusalem
Temple Mount Sifting Project
In 2004, on the western slopes of Mt. Scopus at Emek Tzurim National Park, archaeologists Dr. Gabriel Barkay and Zachi Dvira under the auspices of Bar-Ilan University established a project for sifting the earth debris that had been removed from the Temple Mount.
The First Train Station, Jerusalem
First Station at the Old Train Station Plaza: where food and culture meet
Located in the heart of Jerusalem, the First Station is a central neighborhood hub for entertainment, culture, and enrichment. The easily accessible plaza, open seven days a week and almost around the clock, is open to the public, lively, spirited, and bountiful.
The Israel Museum, Jerusalem
The Israel Museum is the largest cultural institution in the State of Israel and is ranked among the world’s leading art and archaeology museums. Founded in 1965, the Museum houses encyclopedic collections, including works dating from prehistory to the present day, in its Archaeology, Fine Arts, and Jewish Art and Life Wings, and features the most extensive holdings of biblical and Holy Land archaeology in the world.