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Rabbi Nir Menashe

Rabbi Nir was born in Israel and raised in London, England.

He also holds a B.Sc in Psychology, teaching and coaching qualifications as well as being a Ministry of Education certified tour leader.

He received Smicha (Rabbinic ordination) at the London School of Jewish Studies (Jews' College) and served as a Rabbi in England. Upon returning to Israel he served for close to a decade as a Rabbi in the IDF.

Nir is fluent in both the Ashkenazi and Sephardi services and traditions. He is able to easily make both native Israelis and those coming from abroad for this special occasion feel at ease.

Nir Menashe

Jenni Menashe

Born and raised in Canada, she came to Israel in 1984 for a 'Gap' year on the NATIV leadership training program.

Falling in love with the country, she stayed and went on to marry and raise her family of 6 children in Israel.  Having worked in various fields she has concentrated on working with The Western Wall Heritage Foundation for the last 10 years, in informal education and tourism.

Jenni has been planning and coordinating successful events on behalf of family and friends for many years.  She can ensure that your Simcha will be worry free and that your celebration will be one to remember.

Jenni Menashe


Arrived home this morning after 2 glorious weeks thanks to your phenomenal guided tour.  This was my second tunnel tour with you and each one is more informative than the last.  The extras that you showed us on Wed. afternoon will long be remembered.

Nancy S. - Philadelphia, USA

Recently I had the privilege of having 2 ladies in their mid 80's visiting me in Israel for a month.  It was challenging to decide how much they could do in a day, where to go, what time of day,etc.  I asked Jenni Menashe of Israel Simcha Central to help.  Jenni did a fantastic job.  She listened to my ideas, the ladies ideas, and then prepared a month's itinerary.  This worked out fantastically.  

During our tour of Israel there were a total of 5 guides in the various areas.  The best were Jenni & Nir Menashe.  Jenni guided us through old Jerusalem.  Although I have done this many times, I was pleased that Jenni was able to teach me many new things.  Her knowledge of architecture, and history made it a delight to be with her.  Nir showed us the modern day Jerusalem, and was just as amazing as his wife.  His easy manner, respect for the ladies ages, and his general knowledge made this adventure one to remember!

Both Jenni and Nir  are Orthodox Jews.  Their knowledge of Tanach and Torah allows them to incorporate that information with history.  This is done very professionally and did not make the ladies, who are secular, uncomfortable at all.  Quite the contrary they were delighted to have all of this information!

If you are looking for itinerary plans and/or tour guides in Israel you cannot do better than Jenni & Nir Menashe.  I would recommend them to anybody.

Sharon Estrin -
 Edmonton, Canada / Moshav Mata, Israel


We went on a three generation family trip in June 2010.   Jenni helped me pre-organize a well thought out and very organized itinerary.  She planned events and sights that were specific to our family’s needs and interests. 

Jenni is a treasure of knowledge.  She gave insight, awareness and thought provoking information throughout our tours.   Jenni was attentive to our children and was able to keep them interested!  The tours brought our Jewish heritage to life and helped rekindle our love for our home. 

When I asked my son to tell me what was the best part of our trip he said, ”the Jenni tours”.  That speaks for itself.  I would highly recommend Jenni to any family group. 

Mia Hernick - Toronto


Jenni and Nir put together arrangements for our son's Bar Mitzvah which exceeded our wildest expectations, and in doing so took away all the stress that would have been inevitable. We are English, and unfamiliar with making a simcha in Israel. They arranged for us to use a beautiful Shul hall minutes away from the Kotel, and even met me specially months before the event when I was visiting Israel to ensure its accessibility and suitability. From the singer with his guitar to the food on the table everything was 100% perfect and I would highly recommend them to anyone.

Lucille Phillips - Manchester, UK

In the summer of 2010, our family had an amazing and informative tour of Jerusalem with Jenni.  She is a knowledgable and enthusiastic guide and we highly recommend her!!!

Dr. Mark and Jessica Silverman - Toronto