Josh Even Chen

Tour Guide

A native of North Carolina, Josh has called Israel his home ever since immigrating to Israel as a child with his family in 1978. After graduating with honors from the Israel Studies and Biology Departments of Bar-Ilan University, and completing a teaching degree, Josh went on to complete the Ministry of Tourism tour-guiding course.

 Since 1990, Josh has been involved in tour guiding and education in Israel and abroad, with Israeli and English speaking groups of varied ages and backgrounds. His favorite locations for guiding are Jerusalem and sites from the Second Temple time period. He believes that the utmost important factor in touring is connecting the relevancy of the historic narrative to modern life, and thus making the tour even more meaningful and memorable.

 Josh believes that working as a tour guide and informal educator is a challenge and a privilege, and a unique way to be involved in modern Israeli society.

 Josh lives in Ma’aleh Adumim with his wife Hannah and their six children, and enjoys off-road biking and tennis in his spare time.

Josh Even Chen