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Thu, Sep 24


Tel Aviv-Yafo

Untold Tel Aviv- The American Colony

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Untold Tel Aviv- The American Colony
Untold Tel Aviv- The American Colony

Time & Location

Sep 24, 2020, 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Tel Aviv-Yafo, Tel Aviv-Yafo, Israel

About the Event

In 1866, a group of 150 Christian Americans from Maine and the New England region, led by the eccentric (some say charlatan) preacher George Adams, left the United States, where the Civil War had just ended. They carried with them their faith, and the materials to rebuild their houses in the Holy Land, sailing 42 days to the disease-ridden Middle East.  Join  a fascinating journey that weaves its way through religious fervor, nationalistic jingoism, renewal and modern speculation to create a uniquely Tel Aviv neighborhood.  Today, the neighborhood has both crumbling ruins and new villas- meticulously preserved 150-year-old homes next to four-story buildings with luxury apartments. Visit the Maine Friendship House and Immanuel Church, walk through the surprising streets, and learn the stories of the place.


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