CROSSROADS OF JEWISH AND CHRISTIAN HISTORYLugar de encuentro de la historia Judía y Cristiana

Crossroads of Jewish and Christian History

  • Letter from Father Juan

    Letter from Father Juan

    Dear Friends: I cannot start this letter for the New Year, 2017, without looking back and thanking God and each and every one of you for 2016, a year in which we had very important accomplishments. Thank you for the generosity of so many friends that have participated as volunteers in the project. Thanks to […]

  • Best of Magdala 2016

    Best of Magdala 2016

    Dear friends of Magdala, As 2017 begins we wanted to show you some of the highlights that our team captured in Magdala. Come join us this year and experience Magdala yourselves! Also, we invite you to share or send us your favorites via email, Facebook or Instagram! Wishing you a great 2017! -The Magdala Team

  • Visitors in 2016

    Visitors in 2016

    Dear friends of Magdala, Your help is very valuable to us! Thank you for your prayers, donations and visits! Something is happening in Magdala every day and we wanted to share with you exactly who is coming to the site and where they are visiting us from! We are slowly growing and your support helps […]

  • Lessons From Sheep

    Lessons From Sheep

    By Rachel Leach I sat across the table from Fr. Juan at his birthday party in 2013 and said something very risky: “Father, for your birthday can you give me a present?” After his inquisitive look I explained: “The Bible says a lot about sheep and the ‘Good Shepherd,’ and I want to live with […]

  • Set Me Free & Raise Me Up!

    Set Me Free & Raise Me Up!

    Reflections of a Pilgrim By Jennifer Ristine As the Coordinator for the Magdala Visitors Center and the Director of Magdalena Institute, I meet thousands of people every year.  One simple lesson I have learned is, “Don’t judge a book by its cover!”  One day I saw what to me looked like a joyful young and […]

  • Letter From Father Juan

    Letter From Father Juan

    Dear Friends, I would like to share with you one of the first “insider” experiences I had with Magdala. When I visited Magdala for the first time it was the site of the abandoned “Hawaii Beach” resort. Yet, as I was standing there, I was fascinated. It seemed to me the ideal site to implement […]

  • Happiness Is…

    Happiness Is…

    By: Christiane Esser Happiness is…being on the shores of the Sea of Galilee… I wish you all could meet Camila in person! From the moment she entered Duc in Altum in the arms of her father, I was impacted by her joy and personality. While greeting her parents and soon-to-be godparents in the Women’s Atrium, she […]

  • #PinkPrayer


    #Pink Prayer By: Jennifer Ristine Magdala in solidarity with breast cancer victims and their families My mother passed away from cancer in 2006.  Despite it being 10 years later, memories of her 5 “battle years” remain vivid.  It colored my days.  Life was different.  Her suffering and the ups and downs of good and bad […]

  • Join Us in Building a Better World

    Join Us in Building a Better World

    Dear Friends of Magdala: Every time a group of pilgrims arrives to Duc In Altum I ask them, “Who is the person who has impacted your faith and values the most?” The answer, 99% of the time, is “my mother.” Occasionally it has also been a person´s grandmother, a teacher, a catechist…. But only on […]

  • Magdalena Institute / October Initiative

    Magdalena Institute / October Initiative

    OCTOBER INITIATIVE: Magdala in solidarity with breast cancer victims and their families. The Reality: According to the American Cancer Society, there were nearly 1,700,000 breast cancer cases among women worldwide in 2012.  This is the most common type of cancer among women in the world.  It is a cancer that affects not only the woman, […]

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All year: Monday - Sunday 08:00 – 18:00

Magdala (near present day Migdal) is located on the western coastline of the Sea of Galilee (Kinneret) and at the eastern foothills of Mount Arbel. Read More

Migdal Junction, P.O. Box 366, 1495000 Migdal, Israel

+972 4 620 9900

Volunteer guided tours: or call 053-226-1469

Mass or Prayer service reservations: or call 053-444-6406

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