Shalom! I'm Joel Haber, though most people know me simply as Fun Joel. I'm a licensed tour guide here in Israel, and I would love to show you my country. I believe everyone deserves personal attention and a customized tour to fit your needs. Whether you are looking for a single-day tour, a multi-week intro to this beautiful land or a specialty tour focused on a topic of interest, I can design and guide the perfect itinerary for you.
Hey there! I’m Joel Haber, more commonly known as “Fun Joel.” I grew up in New Jersey, lived for many years in the great city of New York, moved from there to L.A., where I spent five wonderful years, and then moved to Israel in March 2009. My … Read More
Are you interested in learning more about tourism in Israel? Each month (more or less) I send out a short email newsletter. In it, I post one or two brief updates about sites, events or topics related to tourism in Israel. Sometimes I include special offers as well. … Read More
Here are a few endorsements from prior clients. If you enjoyed a tour with me and would like to share your experiences, please email me a quote to put on this page. I also love getting pictures from my tours. … Read More
With thousands of years of history, and tens of historical eras and ruling cultures, a trip to Israel can be confusing for those not versed in the history. It helps a lot to have a general overview before you visit. Even if you don't remember any of it, at least the terms will be vaguely familiar. I wrote a primer for just that purpose.
In addition to the different cultures you'll encounter, there are also many unfamiliar terms you may come across in a trip to Israel. I've written a series of blog posts filling in some details about those unique things. These are about the terms that you might hear a lot here, but might never hear anywhere else.