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Our Deepest Apologies

Unfortunately, the sifting of material from the Temple Mount has been stopped. The Ir David Foundation, which until recently has funded the operation of the sifting site, has withdrawn their funding for the project.

We apologize to all of you planning to come and sift with us! We will miss you and we hope that you will join us if we are able to restart the sifting in the future.

The City of David will continue to sift at the sifting site in Emek Tzurim, but the soil will be from other Israeli excavations and will no longer be associated with this project. You can see more information about their activities here.

Other Ways to Get Involved

Do you want to get involved even if you can’t come and sift with us? Consider donating to help us complete our research of the amazing artifacts found by the Project and to hopefully restart the sifting. Donate Here.

45 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Andy Moss
    Jan 29, 2016 @ 00:36:04

    My wife and I would like to volunteer next summer for 1 week. How do we go about doing that please

    Reply

    • greenej27
      Mar 14, 2017 @ 11:12:56

      If you would like to volunteer for a full week of sifting, rather than the regular 2 hour activity, please email development@tmsifting.org. We rarely take on volunteers for so short a time because training requires at least 4 days, but I can see if we can make it work! It mostly depends which training staff is available that week and whether or not we have a lot of large groups coming that require their attention.

      You are of course always welcome to come and sift for a few hours through our regularly scheduled program. 🙂

      Reply

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  3. H.Shalfi
    May 04, 2016 @ 00:32:30

    The sifting project was one of the highlights of our trip. My husband found a perfect hand-made square nail and we could have continued for hours but it was late in the day. That was last year, 2015, and we’re returning this year with our son, eager to see what else we can discover!

    Reply

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  7. Sandra
    Aug 08, 2016 @ 00:49:50

    Hello, I have clients that would like to participate or witness an archaeological dig while in Jerusalem on Feb. 19. (They are part of a religious pilgrimage and will only have one day available. Would this be possible? Thank you

    Reply

  8. Arlene Van Brenk
    Sep 26, 2016 @ 14:53:25

    Should we notify ahead or can one just show up? We will be in Jerusalem Jan 13-14 2017.

    Reply

  9. Wilj
    Oct 13, 2016 @ 21:25:03

    We will be in Israel the first 2 weeks of Nov 2016, the shifting project is an opportunity I would want to participate in please let me know how and where

    Reply

  10. Sandy Lebowitz
    Oct 14, 2016 @ 14:47:22

    Do I have to register or can I just come? I will be in Jerusalem for 3 weeks in November and would like to participate

    Reply

    • greenej27
      Oct 14, 2016 @ 16:08:58

      It is best to register so that you can ensure that there is someone who can give the opening lecture and teach you how to sift. You can register the week before though and that should be fine.

      Reply

  11. Micah May
    Oct 16, 2016 @ 13:46:44

    My family of 6 would like to make reservations for this week (10/22/16), preferably Wednesday. Thank you, Micah May

    Reply

  12. Micah May
    Oct 16, 2016 @ 14:03:36

    Hi it’s Micah May again, the family of 6. I wrote the dates wrong. We want to make reservations for Wednesday the 19th of October. Late afternoon.

    Reply

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  14. Ronen Tregerman
    Feb 04, 2017 @ 21:36:46

    Hello,
    We are in the process of filming a pilot movie to air in the US about archaeology and would like to know if we can bring a film crew to the site while a session is in place.

    Reply

  15. shalom rachel
    Apr 24, 2017 @ 23:26:29

    i want to come with some children of me, all over 19 years old, for 3 mounth to israel. ( august )
    i’m very interested on youre project. is there a possibile to doo volunteer?
    thank you for response.
    regards
    rachel

    Reply

  16. Sharon Wang
    Apr 26, 2017 @ 01:32:21

    I will be in Jerusalem the week of June 12, 2017. I would love to volunteer on the sifting project, as would one of my friends. How do we go about signing up?

    Thank you
    Sharon Wang

    Reply

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