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Bashevkin with Torah Scroll Photo: Yehonatan Zur
Bashevkin with Torah Scroll Photo: Yehonatan Zur

Maintaining Jewish life in Israel's 'Sin City'

(Video) Young Tel Avivians choose hidden synagogue for purpose of revitalizing community. New place of worship attracts both tourist and locals, including winner of Israeli 'Survivor' show

Sivan Raviv
Published: 06.30.11, 13:44 / Israel Jewish Scene

VIDEO - For the purpose of revitalizing community, a hidden synagogue on 126 Ben Yehuda Street was chosen by a young group of Tel Avivians.


Once a desired location was found, people needed to be inspired to join Jewish community life.



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Reporter: Sivan Raviv; Camera: Yehonatan Zur; Editing: Rona Feffer

But the new Tel Aviv community has attracted more than just tourists and internationals. Locals have taken interest as well.


The winner of the Israeli "Survivor" show, Natan Bashevkin, has his own special bond to this old synagogue.


While Tel Aviv is widely seen as Israel's sin city, a new reality is introduced.



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