Jacob Firsel is a tour guide in Nazareth, Haifa, Acre

Born in Chicago, Illinois

B.A. in Anthropology, the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

Graduate of Northwestern University’s Archaeological Field School

M.A. in Education, Northwestern University

Makes Aliyah in 1977. Attends the WUJS Institute in Arad

Joins the Israeli Defense Force (IDF). Serves as a combat medic in the Nachal Infantry Brigade.

Moves to Nazareth-Illit. Marries a local girl, daughter of Holocaust survivors.

Father to 3 boys, Manny, Chen and Lee

Graduate of Ministry of Tourism Guides’ Course, University of Haifa branch

Moves to Kibbutz Ein-Gedi on the shores of the Dead Sea and guides intensively in area (1989-1993)

Guides for the Nature and Parks Authority, Zippori (Sephoris) branch

After years of “tourist drought,” opens Jacob’s Dream Tours

Since 1988, a licensed tourist guide

Currencies United States dollar (USD), Euro (EUR)

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