How to Participate

Our Deepest Apologies

Unfortunately, the sifting of material from the Temple Mount has been stopped. We plan to resume the sifting as soon as we have procured the funding necessary to complete the research on the hundreds of thousands of artifacts that have already been found and publish our research. This will allow us to update or change the methodology used to sift the remaining 30% of the Temple Mount soil as necessary and in response to our current research.

We are currently working on raising the full research funds needed for the next four years and including the funding necessary to reach an advanced stage of the publishing process for the first four volumes of our research. If we succeed in raising the full funding needed within the next few months, we will hopefully be able to resume the sifting as early as 2018.

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 when we are able to restart the sifting in the future.

Note: 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 is not associated with this project. You can see more information about their activities here. If we resume the sifting of Temple Mount material, it may be at a different site than Emek Tzurim.

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.


49 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


    • 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. 🙂


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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!


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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


  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.


  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


  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


    • 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.


  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


  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.


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

    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.


  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.


  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


  17. Rochelle Steinberg
    May 22, 2017 @ 02:05:09

    We plan to be in Jerusalem on Dec. 25, 2017 with our two grand daughters. We are traveling from the US. We would like to come and experience the sifting on the afternoon of the 25th. This is one activity we all were looking forward to having. Will it be possible? If no, please give me suggestions for a similar experience. Please advise. Your response will be greatly appreciated. Sincerely, Rochelle & Jules Steinberg, rjsteinberg@roadrunner.com


  18. Rochelle Steinberg
    May 22, 2017 @ 02:05:59

    I can’t figure out any other way to contact you, which is why you see the post.


  19. Paula Roston
    Jul 11, 2017 @ 18:24:22

    We are coming to Israel March 2018. I have sifted at this project once before and I would like to do it again. Do you think you will have the project up and running again by March 2018?


  20. Sampson Giat
    Dec 22, 2017 @ 22:48:19

    I am one of the donors from the West Hampton Synagogue to your Org. and would like to take you up on offering to visit the site when in Israel. My wife & I will be in Israel from 3/12/18 to 4/2/18. Will await your reply.
    Sampson & Jacqueline Giat


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