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out & about A sizzling hot summer season awaits theater & dance lovers with Maholohet (Hot Dance) from July 1 – August 31, The Karmiel dance festival starting on the 26th & Clipa Aduma, an international of performance art and visual theater starting on July 15th (see page 18).


Tel Aviv, July 1 - August 31 Maholohet means “hot dance” in Hebrew. Founded 14 years ago, it has become a hugely popular and very prestigious international modern and classical dance festival, hosted annually in Tel Aviv. Over the past decade or so, Maholohet has become one of the most important international dance festivals of the summer season. It attracts prestigious dance companies from all over the world, as well as dance lovers who often fly in to Israel for an opportunity to see the world’s most innovative and famous dance companies from all over the world gathered in one place. Maholohet showcases veteran and young Israeli creators of dance of all types: modern, Eastern, flamenco,

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Bat Sheva Dance Company – Creating Dancers, Photo by Yoav Barel

experimental and performance art mixed with dance. The event is always a memorable experience, and highly recommended. In past years Maholohet ran for three weeks. This year, the festival will extend over six weeks, from July 1 to August 31and will take place in the Suzanne Dellal Center in Tel Aviv. During that time there will be performances in the auditoriums as well as in the beautiful courtyard at the Suzanne Dellal Center in historic Neve Tzedek, home of the Batsheva Dance Company.

84 dance performances by leading Israeli and International dance companies will fill the halls all summer long, and the Vertigo Dance Company will perform Birth of the Phoenix outdoors in the courtyard. Opening the festival is Madrid Dance – a celebration of Spanish dance from July 1 – 10. The Antonio Najarro Dance Company, founded in 2002, presents a modern version of Spanish classical dance. Jazzing Flamenco, create by Najarro, features 11 dancers in a fusion of jazz, blues, soul and flamenco, to the music of Fernando Egozcue.

Nuevo Ballet Español, under the artistic direction of choreographers Angel Rojas & Carlos Rodriguez, will perform Cambio de Tercio, a combination of traditional dance with contemporary pop influences. Sharon Friedman and Jesus Pastor will perform an evening of their work, and Pastor will also appear in a program with José Marino. One of the festival highlights will be “Spanish Celebration” when all Madrid Dance performers will come together on a single stage, including Ida Gomez and the Ladino singer Yasmin Levy. Incidence Choreographique presents original works created and performed by dancers of the prestigious Paris Opera Ballet, with choreography by Nicolas Paul, José Martinez and Bruno Bouché. The Black Light Theatre from Prague returns to Suzanne Dellal with Africania.

The full schedule of performances can be viewed in English on the Batsheva Dance Company’s website: All performances will take place at the Suzanne Dellal Centre, 8 Yehieli Street, Neve Tzedek, Tel Aviv, 035105656.

Tu Be’Av The Jewish Valentine’s Day Monday, July 26

Karmiel Dance Festival The 23rd Karmiel Dance Festival July 27-29 There are several premieres of Israeli choreographers to look forward to this summer: Rena Sheinfeld, Ronit Ziv, Tamar Borer and Tamara Arda, Einat Ganz, Rachel Erdos, Anat Grigorio, DaNaKa, the Jerusalem Ballet, Elina Pichersky, Kamea Dance Company, Tirza Sapir, Idan Sharabi, Sharon Vazana, Dafi Eltabab and Mami Shimazaki, Sigal Ziv and Portal. Summer is an excellent opportunity to catch up on performances missed during the year. Returning to the stage are: the Batsheva Ensemble with Ohad Naharin’s Kyr/Zina, the Inbal Pinto/ Avshalom Pollak Dance Company with Rushes Plus, Arkadi Zaides’ Quiet, Dana Ruttenberg and Shlomit Fudaminsky, Iris Erez, Yoram Karmi’s Particle Accelerator, Yossi Berg and Oded Graf’s 4 Men Alice Bach and the Deer, the Kibbutz Dance Company’s Infrared, Shlomi Frige’s DIXI, , and the Vertigo Dance Company with White Noise, Mana and Birth of the Phoenix.

Israel’s greatest dance festival kicks off in the northern city of Karmiel, the capital of the Galilee with over 5,000 dancers from Israel and abroad taking part in 120 events and performances. More than 250,000 visitors are expected to visit the festival over the 3 day festival when the city will pulsate with rhythm and dance. This dance festival creates a rich cultural bond for dance lovers to enjoy the variety of events from fairs, bazaars, workshops and performances in folk dancing, modern dancing, ballet and jazz all performed on multiple stages around the city. Karmiel Stadium, Morad Haguy, Karmiel Sports Hall, 103 Tsahal St., Tel: (04)9980525  Mofet Hall, 33 Sderot Nesi’ei Yisrael, Tel: (04)9987988

Tu Be’Av, the 15th of Av, is the Jewish “holiday of love” and one of our favorites. It’s a matchmaking ritual and celebration of joy that began over 2500 years ago. To celebrate, maidens wore white dresses and danced in the vineyards, enticing the village bachelors. Enchanted by their grace, the men chose which maiden to take as their bride. After going unnoticed for centuries on the Jewish calendar, the Jewish holiday of Tu Be’Av has gained popularity in recent decades. We hope that its spirit brings you good luck in love this July.

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Sites & attractions TEL AVIV-YAFFO & AREA Bauhaus Center

Rokach House The house of Shimon Rokach, one of the founders of Neve Tzedek, is now a charming museum. 36 Simon Rokach St., Neve Tzedek. Tel: (03) 5162531 Groups by appointment.

Jerusalem Bloomfield Science Museum

These magnificent windows of the Abbell Synagogue at the Hadassah University Hospital in Ein Kerem represent Marc Chagall’s unique interpretation of the blessings Jacob gave to his twelve and Moses gave to the twelve tribes of Israel. Hadassah Medical Center, Ein Kerem. Pre-booking recommended Tel: (02) 6776271 Mini Israel Mini Israel miniature city features over 350 beautifully crafted exact-replica models, of historical, religious, archeological and modern sites. Latrun, Tel (08) 9130000 or 1-700599-599 Ramparts Walk A walk around the Old City walls providing an elevated view of Jerusalem. Damascus Gate and Yaffo Gate Tel: (02) 6277550

A resource center, gallery and store highlighting the uniqueness of Tel Aviv as “the Bauhaus architecture capital”. 99 Dizengoff St. Tel: (03) 5220249 Bialik House This charming museum was the home of Israel’s national poet, Chaim Nachman Bialik, from 1925-34. 22 Bialik St., Tel: (03) 5254530 Israel Children’s Museum Children and parents can enjoy a variety of unique creative interactive experiences in a realm of imagination and fantasy. Mifraz Shlomo St., Peres Park, Holon. Tel: (03) 6503010

Tower of David Museum

Fascinating, thoughtful and intelligent interactive exhibitions for both children and adults. Rupin St. (02) 6544888 Cardo - The Jewish Quarter of the Old City. Located in the medieval citadel near the Yaffo Gate, the museum details the major events in Jerusalem’s history. Yaffo Gate, Old City. Tel: (02) 6265333

Museum of the History of the IDF A popular history of the Israeli armed forces. Tel Aviv Promenade, Yehezkel Kaufmann St. (corner of Hamered St.) Tel: (03) 5161346 Old Yaffo Remains of a Roman road dating back to the 5th century C.E, which is now a busy shopping street. Jewish Quarter of the Old City Chagall Windows

Via Dolorosa (Way of the Cross) Christendom’s most holy road, it follows the route taken by Jesus from the Antonia Fortress where he was condemned to the Hill of Golgotha where he was crucified. The Via Dolorosa is marked by 14 stations, the last five being within the Church of the Holy Sepulcher. Old City. Yad Vashem The world’s most famous Holocaust museum is a sobering learning experience. Har Hazikaron, Tel: (02) 6443400

Haifa & Northern Coast

An ancient city with Ottoman and Arab architecture, a thriving artists’ quarter and a flea market not-to-be-missed.

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Acre (Akko) Significant archaeological discoveries and numerous historical sites can be found within the massive walls of Acre (Akko), as well as beautiful beaches, excellent

SITES & aTTRACTIONS fish restaurants and a traditional covered market. Bahai Shrine and Gardens

The World Center of the Bahai Faith is located in Israel and includes holy places and beautiful gardens in both Acre and Haifa. 80 Hatzionut Ave., Haifa and North Acre Intersection, Acre. Reservations Required. Tel: (04) 8313131

Capernaum (Kfar Nachum) served as Jesus’ home base during his ministry in the Galilee and was a thriving Christian community. After the Arab conquest around 700 CE the town was destroyed. The town’s synagogue and house of St. Peter have been restored and made into a museum.

a beautiful thickly forested nature reserve and archeological site. Tel: (04) 6902577

Cana The traditional site of the wedding feast where Jesus performed his first miracle of turning water into wine and the hometown of the disciple Nathaneal. The modern town of Kfar Cana is built on this site.

Tiberias Named after the Roman emperor, Tiberius is one of four holy cities in Judaism. Tiberias was once the center of Jewish life in Israel with the establishment of Rabbinical academies attracting Jewish scholars and sages.

Mount of the Beatitudes The traditional site of the Sermon on the Mount is today is tranquil garden with a Franciscan church featuring the eight beatitudes in stained glass and provides a good vantage point to view the Sea of Galilee.

Tsfat An important spiritual center, particularly noted for being the place where the Kabbalah was written. Visit the ancient synagogues that lie alongside the Artists’ Quarter.


Negev & Arava

Caesarea This ancient port city is located mid-way between Tel Aviv and Haifa on the Israeli Mediterranean coast. Along with ancient ruins, including an amphitheatre which hosts regular music concerts, modern Caesarea, an upscale residential development, offers a choice of restaurants, galleries and lush golfing fairways.

Tel Dan Nature Reserve Tel Dan is a beautiful hiking area where the Dan River flows. Tel Dan

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Rosh Hanikra The largest church in the Middle East, the Church of the Annunciation, where it was revealed to Mary that she would conceive and give birth to the Son of God, is to be found in this city, the childhood home of Jesus. Gaze in awe at the view of the magnificent Jezreel Valley or experience 1st century life at the Nazareth Village. Tel: (04) 6456042 Visit the grottos, cableway and clifftop Snack-bar and restaurant at Rosh Hanikra’s Visitors Site. 10km north of Nahariya Tel: 073-2710100


Galilee & Golan Heights

Herodian Situated in the Judean Desert with a clear view of Jerusalem, are the remains of an ancient heavily fortified palace including a luxurious bathhouse built by King Herod. This complex was also used as a command center during the Bar Kochva revolt. Ein Gedi


On the northern shore of the Sea of Galilee, is the traditional site of the multiplication of loaves and fishes, a story found in all four Gospels. The Hermon River Reserve A source of the Jordan River and

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The lowest body of water on earth, this salt lake has an important biblical history and is also the site of many tourist facilities. Health and beauty products are manufactured from salt and minerals of the area.

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160 Dizengoff St. Tel-Aviv, Tel: 03-5228558 Sun. Dizengoff - Thr.: 10:00-13:00, 17:00-19:00 Fri.: 10:00-14:00 160 St. Tel-Aviv, Tel: 03-5228558 Sun. - Thr.: 10:00-13:00, 17:00-19:00 Fri.: 10:00-14:00

SITES & aTTRACTIONS An oasis located in the Judean Desert, mentioned several times in the bible and famous for its caves, springs, and rich diversity of flora and fauna. Massada

This world heritage site situated on a mountain top, is famous for the heroic last stand of Jewish zealots besieged by the Romans. The magnificent view of the desert panorama and the Dead Sea, along with various activities of the tourist center, make for an extraordinary experience. Underwater Observatory Marine Park - Eilat

Enjoy the underwater observatory, giant aquariums, underwater dive simulator and glass submarine. This marine park offers the richest presentation of animal life of the Red Sea.Tel: (08) 6364200

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Market Culture – Best Finds and Unforgettable Experiences You are invited to discover the unique character of Israel by exploring the many open-air markets, known as shuks. This is the perfect time of year, when the change in season brings with it weather suited to shukshopping as well as an incredible selection of seasonal products. Old City Market – Jerusalem Found deep inside Jerusalem’s heart, is the Old City Market, bursting with history and attracting locals and tourists alike. The system of narrow alleyways reveals the secrets of this ancient city. The market offers a fascinating variety of wares. Muslim Quarter, Old City, Jerusalem. Opening Hours: Daily from early morning to sunset Machane Yehuda Market - Jerusalem

Carmel Market – Tel Aviv The most amazing fresh produce of every imaginable kind plus more can be found here. Check out the tiny shops in the alleyways and indulge in edible delicacies that are prepared with love and sold with character by the lively store owners. Treat yourselves to a meal at the popular Carmela Ba Nacaala or Basta restaurants. Between Allenby and the sea shore, Tel Aviv. Opening Hours: Sun-Thur 8am-evening, Fri 8am-3pm

Machane Yehuda Market – Jerusalem For travelers seeking a fascinating look at Israeli culture or residents hoping to strike a bargain, this crowded, yet inviting market is a meaningful experience. Fresh, inexpensive produce is in abundance but the market’s specialties include colorful spices, pre-made salads and spreads and newly baked pastries. Agripas St. and Yaffo St., Jerusalem. Opening Hours: Sun-Thur 8am-8pm, Fri 8am-3pm

treasures await inside the alleyway stores. The market is in walking distance of the famous Yaffo clock-tower. Yefet St. by the Clock Tower, Yaffo. Opening Hours: Sun-Thur 9am-5pm, Fri 9am-2pm

Nahalat Binyamin Pedestrian Market – Tel Aviv Israel’s foremost craft fair boasts an amazing array of items, highlighting the talents of local artists. Ranging from wooden crafts, to decorative goods, to jewelry, to art for the home and so much more, this is an excellent place to find the perfect gift. Nahalat Binyamin St., Tel Aviv. Opening hours Tues and Fri 10am-5pm Flea Market Shuk Hapishpushim – Yaffo If you’re looking for bargains, antiques and second-hand treasures, this market is the place for you. Literally anything and everything under the sun can be found here. The vendor’s wares spill out into the streets and hidden Flea Market, Shuk Hapishpushim - Yaffo

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art & culture Please note that the events listed in this section do not cover all the cultural activities taking place during this period in Israel’s major cities. We recommend that you call the telephone numbers listed for reservations and further information. Events may be subject to change. Please confirm! Enjoy your stay.

Tel Aviv Museum of Art Israel’s main art museum hosts more than half a million visitors per year. It features a dynamic program of changing and permanent exhibitions, cultural programs of classical and jazz music, performance arts, lecture series, special events, children’s programs, dance, and cinema. 27 Shaul Hamelech Ave, Tel Aviv Tel: (03) 6077020. Opening Hours: Mon, Wed, Sat 10am- 4pm, Tues, Thur 10am-10pm, Fri 10am- 2pm. Sun closed.

"New Painting," which challenged the conventions of conceptual and minimalistic neo-avant-garde. Against this background, as an artist challenged by art history and theory, Abramson constructed his painting as a form of inter-era hybrid-painting; painting which, on the one hand, refers to values from the past, yet on the other hand offers an alternative system of ideas and concepts centered on the desire to rehabilitate painting as a relevant medium for the expression of the complicated reality of this place, where he lives.

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Beit Hatfutsot, Museum of the Jewish People This museum tells the unique and ongoing story of the Jewish People. The museum presents thousands of years of a flourishing, multifaceted culture, bringing to life the unity that underlies the diversity of the Jewish culture. Tel Aviv University Campus, Matityahu Gate (#2), Klausner St., Ramat Aviv. Tel: (03) 7457800 Opening Hours: Sun-Tues, Thurs 10am-4pm Wed 10 am-6pm, Fri 9am-1pm, Closed on Saturdays and Jewish holidays

Tel Aviv Museum of Art Larry Abramson: Paintings 1975–2010 A comprehensive exhibition of paintings by leading Israeli artist Larry Abramson (b. 1954). Abramson's work comprises mostly of series centered on one leading motif, e.g., The Black Square, The Yellow Square, Anatomical Paintings, Nevo, Columns, Beams, tsooba, ShalomShalom, The Pile, Rose of Jericho; and the most recent series, Yechiam, Home and Panic. Over the years, the series have accumulated more and more images and contexts that serve Abramson as linguistic units, recurring in his work to create each time new painterly sentences. Abramson began painting in the mid-1970s, concurrently with the appearance of new artistic forms in Europe and the USA, especially

Yadid Rubin: Plowed Color Yadid Rubin's paintings offer a new syntax of landscape, which does not correspond with the concepts of subjectivity, intimacy and authenticity through which Israeli art has woven its identity. This is landscape delighting in the "decorative," the "synthetic" and the "beautiful"—terms that were unmentionable for many years in Israeli art's inner circle; these are landscape paintings in which the sense of place and its absence exist side by side, composing a new reality. The exhibition sets out Yadid Rubin's work since the late 1960s. Alongside chapters from his early work—conceptual works and units of paintings of kibbutz life, studio interior and landscape, the exhibition includes paintings from the late 1980s until today, as a crystallized unit: landscape scenes from his life, including field, house, tree, path, horizon line and sun in countless


Bible Museum Hosts constantly changing exhibitions by Israeli and foreign artists on biblical subjects from a secular perspective. 16 Rothschild Blvd. Tel Aviv. Tel: (03) 5177760 Opening Hours: Sun-Tues 9.30am12.30pm, Wed 9.30am-12.30pm / 4pm-9pm, Thurs-Fri 9.30am-12.30pm Nachum Gutman Museum Tucked away on a small street in Neve Tzedek, this delightful little museum tells the story of one of Israel’s most famous artists. 21 Rokach Street (Neve Tzedek). Tel: (03) 5161970 Opening Hours: Sun-Wed 10am-4pm, Thurs 10am-7pm, Fri 10am-2pm, Sat 10am-5pm, Rubin Museum Recently renovated, this small museum located in the home of Reuven Rubin tells the story of the famous artist’s life and work. 14 Bialik St Tel. (03) 5255961 Opening Hours: Mon, Wed, Thurs, 10am-3pm, Tues 10am-8pm, Sat 11am-2pm

Larry Abramson Paintings 1975-2010

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Art & CULTURE Please note that the events listed in this section do not cover all the cultural activities taking place during this period in Israel’s major cities. We recommend that you call the telephone numbers listed for reservations and further information. Events may be subject to change. Please confirm! Enjoy your stay.

Chelouche Gallery 5 Chissin St. Tel: (03) 5289713 Mon-Thurs 10am1pm, 5 pm-7pm, Fri 10am-1pm Contemporary by Golconda .117 Herzl St, Tel Aviv. Tel (03) 6822777 Sun 4pm-7pm, Mon-Thu 11am-9pm, l Fri 10am-2pm, Sat 11am-2pm. Dvir Gallery 11 Nachum St. Tel: (03) 6043003 Tue-Thur 11am6pm, Fri-Sat 10am-1pm Engel Gallery 26 Gordon St. Tel: (03) 5225637

Yadid Rubin Plowed Color 1983-2000

Galleries Alon Segev 6 Rothschild Blvd., Tel Aviv. Tel: (03) 6090769, Mon-Thurs, 12pm7pm, Fri 10am-1pm, Artists’ House 9 Alharizi St. Tel: (03) 5246685 Mon-Thur 10am-1pm, 5pm-7pm, Fri 10am-1pm Sat 10am-2pm

Gallery 39 for Contemporary Art 39 Nahmani St. Tel: (03) 5666631 Mon-Thurs.11am-7pm, Fri 10am-2pm, Sat 10am-1pm Gebo Gallery 35 Shaul Hamelech Tel: 052-2570792, 077-3300141 Mon-Fri 11am-2pm, 4pm-7pm, Fri 11am-2pm The Heder Gallery 11 Gottlieb St. Tel: (03) 5222402,

Mon-Thur 12am-6 pm Fri 11am-2 pm Sat 11am-1pm Gerstein Gallery Paintings By Ioan Iacob The reality of Iacob's paintings is independent and without ties to a world that is devoid of color. The subjects of his paintings are borrowed directly from his immediate surroundings but they do not represent or symbolize or attempt to show something that is outside of what they actually consist of. One must open one's senses and emotions to Iacob’s world. Runs from June 3-30 99 Ben Yehuda St. Tel: (03) 5293826 Sun-Thur 11am-7pm, Friday 10am-2pm Givon Gallery 35 Gordon St. Tel: (03) 5225427 Sun 10am-1pm, Mon-Thurs 10am-1pm, 5pm-7pm, Fri 10am-2 pm, Sat 11am-2pm Gordon Gallery 95 Ben Yehuda St. Tel: (03) 5240323 Mon-Thurs 1am-7pm, Fri 10am-2pm, Sat 10am-1pm

Biblelands Museum - Angels And Demons, Jewish Magic Through The ages.

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Art & CULTURE Hakibbutz Gallery 25 Dov Hoz St. Tel: (03) 5232533 Sun-Thurs 12pm-7pm HAR-EL PRINTERS & PUBLISHERS Printers and publishers of fine art limited editions and artists' books, this print work shop and gallery, established in 1974 creates original graphics and hosts exhibitions of established Israeli and international artists. Visitors are welcomed in English, French, German and Hebrew and parking is plentiful. 8 Elizabeth Bergner St., Yaffo. Tel: (03) 6816834 or 0544-237320 Fax: (03) 6813563 USA: 1888 481 9095;Germany: 0800 181 9114 Sun-Thurs 9am-5pm, Fri 11am-2pm or by appointment. Ilana Goor Museum 4 Mazal Dagim St, Old Jaffa Tel: (03) 6837676, Sun-Fri 10am4pm, Sat 10am-6pm, Minotaure Gallery Avant-Garde Yiddish Theatre Showcasing original, rare works by Boris Aronson (1898 – 1980) including sketches for wall drawings, costumes and set designs for the Jewish theatre in America at the start of the 1920's.

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Grandfather Paradox Group exhibition at Chelouche Gallery for Contemporary Art, Tel Aviv. Runs until August 31 The works of Gaston Zvi Ickowicz, Guy Goldstein, Noa Giniger and Tomer Sapir, four artists who employ various media and materialistic languages, raise questions regarding the ability to think in terms of causality, linear time-line, and clear, unequivocal reality. Through acts of dismantling, blurring, imitating and distorting, the works challenge the possibility of continuous coherent presence. These actions and the discussion in terms that suit the fragmented present are an essential starting point in comprehending how one can resist the hegemonic narrative and the “official story”. 5 Chissin St. Tel Aviv Tel: (03) 5289713 Mon-Thurs 10am-1pm, 5 pm-7pm, Fri 10am-1pm

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A famed painter, sculptor, stage designer, theoretician and art critic, Aronson was a prominent figure of theatre design that successfully applied the ideologies of modern Jewish utopia and brought these ideas to the forefront of international artistic and cultural awareness. His progresive avant garde works were revolutionary and instigated many changes in American theatre thus establishing Aronson as one of the most influential forces in the world of modern theatre. Runs from May 8-June 8. 100 Ben Yehuda, Tel Aviv. Tel: (03) 522-8424 Sun-Thur 10:30am-7.30pm, Fri 10:30am-2pm. Minshar Gallery for Art 18 David Chachami St. Tel: (03) 6887090 Sun-Thurs 12pm-7pm Noga Gallery 60 Ahad Ha’am St.Tel: (03) 5660123 Mon-Thur 11am-7pm Fri-Sat 11am-2pm Office in Tel Aviv (installation art) 1 Shlomo Hamelech St. Tel: (03) 5254191, Tue-Thurs 2pm-7pm Fri, Sat 11am-1pm Time Fragments – Motke Blum This award-winning, multi-disciplinary Romanian-born Israeli artist, a

holocaust survivor who escaped forced labor in Romania, closes the circle of his past and emphasises the concept of renewal with his latest exhibition of works that have been created from the depth of his experiences and soul which have been “covered with a layer of dust for many years”. The color white is most prominent as the artist endeavours to purify his experiences as a human being in the 20th century using this cleansing color. Runs from April 27-May 21. 8 King Saul Blvd., Tel Aviv. Tel: (03) 6961746 Sun-Thur 9pm5pm, Mon, Wed 6pm-8pm. Rosenfeld Gallery 1 Shvil Hamifaal St. Tel. (03) 5229044, Tue -Thurs 12pm-7pm, Fri 11am-2pm, Sat 11am-1pm Sommer Contemporary Art 113 Rothschild Blvd. Tel: (03) 5166400 Mon-Thur 10am- 6pm Fri 10am-2pm Sat 11am-1pm The Center for Contemporary Art 5 Kalisher St. Tel. (03) 5106111 Mon-Thur 2 pm – 7 pm Fri-Sat 10 am – 2 pm,

Art & CULTURE Herzliya Herzliya Museum of Contemporary Art One of the most important contemporary art museums in Israel, this politically conscious, highly intelligent museum is well worth the 20-minute drive from Tel Aviv to Herzliya. 4 Habanim St. (09) 9551011, Mon, Wed, Fri, Sat 10 am-2pm, Tues&Thurs 4pm-8pm

JERUSALEM ART MUSEUMS The Museum for Islamic Art The Museum’s permanent collections constitute one of the foremost collections of Islamic art and Antique Watches and Clocks. 2 Hapalmach St. Tel: (02) 5661291 Opening Hours: Sun, Mon, Wed 10am-3pm; Tue, Thur 10am-7pm; Fri and holiday eves 10am-2pm; Sat and holidays 10am-4pm The Israel Museum The Israel Museum is the largest and most important cultural institution in the country. The museum includes some 500,000 archeological and anthropological exhibits, displays of Judaica and ethnography, Israeli and international art. The Billy Rose Sculpture Garden includes works by Henry Moore and Picasso. The huge permanent collection is documented with temporary world-class exhibits each month.11 Ruppin Blvd. near the Knesset, Information: (02) 6708811 Opening Hours: Sun, Mon, Wed, Thurs 10am-5pm, Tues 10am-9pm Fri and holiday

eves 10am-2pm Sat and holidays 10am-5pm New EXHIBITION Biblelands Museum Angels And Demons - Jewish Magic Through The ages  How do you charm a woman? How do you protect babies against the evil demon Lilith? Why would you bury bowls upside-down at the entrance to your home? The magical and mysterious world of Jewish incantations, spells and curses will be revealed in the this exhibition. This thought-provoking exhibition combines archaeology, folklore and superstition in an all encompassing display of amulets, khamsas, jewelry, manuscripts, books of spells and other mystifying objects. Museum Row, 25 Granot St.. Tel: (02) 5611066 Sun-Tue, Thur 9:30am-5:30pm, Wed 9:30am-9:30pm, Fri and Holiday eves 9:30am-2pm Galleries Eden Gallery 
 10 King David Street Tel. (02) 6244831, Sun-Thur 9am9pm, Fri 9am-2pm Gerstein Studio/Gallery 13 Harekhvim st. Talpiyot. Tel: (02) 6781899 Sun – Thur 10am-5pm Jerusalem Artists’ House 12 Shmuel Hanagid St

Tel. (02) 6253653, Sun-Thur 10am-1pm, 4pm-7pm Fri 10am-1pm Sat 11am-2pm, Museum on the Seam International contemporary art on the theme of co-existence 4 Chel Handasa St. Tel. (02) 6281278, Sun-Thurs 10am7pm, Fri 10am-2pm, The Municipal Art Gallery 17 Yaffo St. Tel. (02) 6256937 Sun-Thur 8am-6pm The New Gallery The Jerusalem municipality’s collaborative contemporary art gallery Teddy Stadium, Tel. (02) 6792968 Sun-Thu 4pm-7pm Ticho House A lovely museum, garden and café, right in the center of town. Harav Kook Street (near Zion Square) Museum and events: (02) 6245068 Café: (02) 6244186, Sun, Mon, Wed, Thurs 10am-5pm, Tues 10am-10pm, Fri 10am-2pm

Haifa Art Museums The Haifa Museum of Art 26 Shabbetai Levi St. Tel: (04) 8523255 Sun, Mon, Tue, Wed 10am-4pm, Thurs 10am-7pm, Fri/holiday eves 10am-1pm, Sat/holidays 10am-3pm The Tikotin Museum of Japanese Art 89 Hanassi Ave Tel: (04) 8383554 Sun-Thu 10am-4pm, Fri/holiday eves 10am-1pm, Sat/holidays 10am-3pm Haifa City Museum Sun-Thurs 10am-4pm, Fri/holiday eves 10am-1pm, Sat/holidays 10am-3pm,

Dance TEL AVIV-YAFFO VENUES Clipa Theatre 38 Harakevet St., Tel Aviv. Tickets: (03) 6879219 Inbal Multicultural Ethnic Centre 5 Yeheli St, Neve Tzedek. Tickets: (03) 5161933 Biblelands Museum - Angels And Demons, Jewish Magic Through The ages. hello ISRAEL


Art & CULTURE Mayumana House 15 Louis Pasteur St., Yaffo. Tickets: (03) 6811787 momentum Suzanne Dellal Center 5 Yeheli St., Neve Tzedek. Tickets: (03) 5105656 Tel-Aviv Performing Arts Center The Opera House 19 Shaul Hamelech St., Tel Aviv. Tickets: (03) 6927777 Tmuna Theatre 8 Shontziynu St., Tel Aviv. Tickets: (03) 5611211

HERTZILYA Hertizlya Performing Arts Center Jabotinsky 15, Haifa. Tel: 1 700 70 29 29

HAIFA Haifa Auditorium 138 Hanasi Boulevard, Merkaz Carmel, Haifa. Tickets: (04) 8418411

JERUSALEM & MODIIN VENUES The Lab 28 Derech Hevron St., Jerusalem. Tickets: (02) 6292001 The Jerusalem Centre for Performing Arts, Sherover Theatre 20 Marcus St., Jerusalem. Tickets: (02) 5605755

Theatre Clipa Aduma The Clipa Aduma international festival of performance art and visual theater establishes a platform for experience, creation and thought, in the innovative and multi-faceted fields of performance art and visual theater. The festival was founded with the purpose of exposing Israeli audiences to the various forms of progressive theatre - which are gradually establishing a prominent role among the stage arts. The Clipa Aduma festival initiates a physical and formative dialogue between international and Israeli artists, promoting quality theatrical productions. The festival hosts carefully selected groups and artists - worldwide leaders in their fields presenting their work and holding

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workshops and master-classes enabling hands-on experience in their methods of work. Clipa Aduma 2010 will host four different international groups. Jo Stromgren Company from Norway will perform the successful, internationally acclaimed show "A Dance Tribute to the Art of Football". "Schindelkilliusdutschke" company from Germany will perform with a humorous musical theater piece titled "Aus der Kammer Musik Theater". The "La Tempest" company (Chile/ Korea) will perform their new work called "Sisyphus Rock" – a joint performance of physical theater artist from Chile and a video-art artist from Korea. The French puppeteer Ezéquiel Garcia-Romeu will come with his celebrated performance "Aberrations of an Archivist", a magnificent puppet show for adults. The festival also encourages and promotes Israeli artists working in the forms of visual theater, offering professional production assistance as well as an option to run festival productions in Clipa Center for Performance Art after their premiere. This year the festival will premier four different Israeli nights with a mixture of dance-theater, physical-theater, special presentations and musical pieces. Throughout the festival Clipa will host two international workshops. Elias Cohen from "La Tempest" will run a four day workshop of physical and object theater with martial arts.

Ezéquiel Garcia-Romeu will run a four day workshop for puppeteers and artists. The Clipa Aduma festival was founded in 2007, and is held each year in Clipa Center for Performance Art in Tel-Aviv and selected theaters throughout the country. Clipa Theater 38 Harakevet St. Tel Aviv For More Information & tickets call 03-6879219


Take a piece of Jerusalem with you

The Moriah Collection Magnificent jewelry set with original stones from the Temple Mount

Jerusalem, sacred to three religions, has always been the center and heart of the Jewish people and the focus of their longings in exile. Its glorious past, its tumultuous history and its supreme sanctity make Jerusalem a spiritual center worldwide. Inspired by the city and its symbolism, the IDC (Israel Diamond Center) group, specializing in design, manufacture and trade in precious jewelry and diamonds, is launching a collection of opulent jewelry inlaid with original stones from the Temple Mount - the Moriah Collection. This collection is the first of its kind in the world with a registered patent, since the jewelry is inlaid with original stones from the Temple Mount. "Take a piece of Jerusalem with you" - the slogan that accompanies the Moriah collection expresses the fact that anyone, whoever they may be, can take a ‘piece’ of Jerusalem, the holy and eternal city, and place it on their heart. Each item of jewelry in the Moriah collection is designed and made by hand, projecting a potent message through the unique combination of materials that represent the power, the value and the sanctity of Jerusalem: diamonds - the hardest and most precious stone in the world, gold - the noblest of metals, and Jerusalem stone from the Temple Mount - the holiest place in the world for more than 3000 years. IDC's jewelry designers have retained the raw integrity of each stone from the Temple Mount in order to preserve its originality, suffused with sanctity and symbolism. The Moriah collection is made up of items in a limited series, the number of items in each series being around 7, a number of special significance in Judaism. The name Moriah, chosen for the new collection, refers to Mount Moriah where Abraham bound his son Isaac for sacrifice - which is the Temple Mount on which the temple was built in Jerusalem and from which the stones in the jewelry were taken. A few years ago, the Waqf carried out expansion work on the Temple Mount

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and a large quantity of excavated material was removed. In 2004 a tent was set up in Emek Tzurim, at the foot of the Mount of Olives, in which to sift through the excavated material from the Temple Mount. From this came dozens of coins, pieces of jewelry, clay lamps, mosaic stones, pottery shards, glass and stones from the Temple Mount from which the Moriah collection was made. Each piece of jewelry sold at IDC carries an international gemology certificate from leading global institutions such as IGC, EGL, GIA, and so on, and buyers receive full and accurate documentation for every

diamond purchased. The IDC customer base mainly comprises buyers from abroad, especially from the countries of the former Soviet Union and eastern Europe, as well as tourists from western Europe, the United States and the Far East. The showroom is set up accordingly, with sales people who speak a number of different languages. The company has a Russian language website, and will shortly be putting up websites in additional languages. The website is popular among existing customers, who use it to place repeat orders. Along with the launch of the Moriah collection, there is also a designated website for the collection at: Avi Tavisal, CEO of IDC, says that “as a native Jerusalemite, eighth

generation in Israel, the Moriah collection is very special for me because it represents an emotional combination of materials, design and art. The pieces of jewelry arouse a sense of spiritual elation in every viewer." Tavisal adds that "even before launching the collection list, we were asked to design individual pieces of jewelry created especially as gifts for world leaders and personalities." Plans are currently underway between IDC and the Ir David (City of David) tourist site in Jerusalem for designated items of jewelry from the Moriah collection to be designed

for Ir David, incorporating design elements relating to David's city such as David’s harp, the king's palace, and so on. The Moriah collection has been designed and produced by IDC under the Tavisal label, combining new and old, art and advanced technology in the design and manufacture of luxury jewelry. The Moriah collection can be found at IDC House, 1 Jabotinsky St, Ramat Gan, and in the Gold Time chain in Jerusalem in King George Street and the Jerusalem Mall, Malcha, or in the Rolex store in Mamilla.

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Shopping & fASHION The following index is a short sample of Israel's best shopping establishments. You are welcome to send us your personal recommendations to

Country - Wide

Tiberias - Tel: (04) 6715204 Ein Bokek at Ein Hatchelet Tel: (02) 9903525 Neve Midbar, Dead Sea North Tel: (02) 9401818 Eilat - Tel: 052-5910006 Head Office - Tel: (02) 9903500 Arad Factory - Tel: (02) 9903528

Fine Jewelry


H.Stern In all major hotels H.Stern is one of the best-known international jewelers with boutiques at all major hotels. Hilton Tel Aviv, (03) 5249616, David Citadel,Jerusalem, (02) 6243606, Hilton Queen of Sheba Promenade Eilat, (08) 6331525 & Ben Gurion Airport.

Gottex A wide selection of swim and beach wear. Main store, 62 Anilevitch St. Tel Aviv. Tel. (03) 5373879

Miller A special selection of models and designs by world’s most famous jewelry designers and a unique variety of own crafted jewels. For store locations see ad on page 3. Main store: 157 Dizengoff St. Tel (03) 5249383.

Basel Quarter


Mother Land Exclusive importer maternity wear, strollers, prams and more. 38 Basel St. Tel. (03) 5460611

Sea of Life Stores Tel Aviv - Tel: (03) 5292981 Netanya - Tel: (09) 8325567

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Tel Aviv-Yaffo

Fashion Yalduti Infants and children’s fashion 34 Basel St. Tel. (03) 5465694

Accessories Menifa Glass works, jewelry, ethnic works 1 Alkalai St. Tel. (03) 6054505 Hagar Satat Jewelry, 37 Basel St., Tel (03) 6023718 Souvenirs Daniella Lehavi Leather bags and shoes by top Israeli designer, 34 Basel St. Tel. (03) 5440573 Del-Arte Colorful home accessories 9 Ashtori HaFarchi St. Tel (03) 5466993, Ben Yehuda Street Fashion AXELA Designer clothing, bathing suits, handbags, accessories and more... 96 Ben Yehuda St. Tel. (03) 5275371, 077-2012530 Caf’e Bizarre Street fashion and accessories

Shopping & fASHION 150 Ben Yehuda St. OLIVIA Elite fashion for women 218 Ben Yehuda St., Tel. (03) 6044197 Inn7 Premium street wear brands 177 Ben Yehuda St., Tel. (03) 6201022 Accessories Déjà Vu Designers Eyewear 121 Ben Yehuda St. Tel. (03)5275278 Shell Yaell Contemporary shell craft design 187 Ben Yehuda St. Souvenirs Raphael's Original handmade crafts by talented Israeli designers. 94 Ben Yehuda St. Tel. (03) 5273619 Beauty AHAVA Hiton Hotel (Lobby) Hayarkon Street – Gan Haatzama’ut Tel. (03) 5220120 Dizengoff Street Fashion BANKER Israeli designers and imported men and women’s fashion 210 Dizengoff St. Tel. (03) 5290358 Banot – Loulou Liam Israeli women’s designer 212 Dizengoff St. Tel. (03) 5291175 Block 190 Trendy international premium brand store, 190 Dizengoff St., Tel. (03) 5279951 Claude Samuel Supremely elegant eyewear 17 Dizengoff St. Tel: (03) 6208882 Claudette Zorea Israeli women’s designer 236 Dizengoff St., Tel. (03) 542447

Dorin Frankfurt Israeli women’s designer 164 Dizengoff St. Tel. (03) 5270379 Imuma Unique handmade shoes by Israeli designers. 114 Dizengoff St. Tel. 077-4430632 Salon Malka Wide selection of swim and beach wear. 160 Dizengoff St. Tel. (03) 5228558 Accessories Amaro Jewelry, 226 Dizengoff St., Tel. (03) 5242479 Dori Csengeri Hand embroidered jewelry – featured in Vogue Magazine 242 Dizengoff St. Tel. (03) 6043273 Souvenirs Bauhaus Center 99 Dizengoff St. Excellent selection of books and functional designs, Tel. (03) 5220249 Antiquariat – M.Pollak Israel’s oldest and most renowned firm (1899) for antique maps and prints of the Holy Land. Lithographs and etching from 16th century; Art Deco, Jewish art, antiquarian and rare books. King George St. Tel. (03) 5281336, 5288613. MAZAL TOV Israeli gifts and jewelry to bring back home with you. Starts from 1$ [full VAT refund]. 159 Dizengoff st., Tel Aviv. Gan Hahashmal The Gan Hahashmal (Electricity Garden) lies between the streets of Allenby, Yehuda Halevy, Barzilay & Hahashmal. This is where you will find a concentration of cutting-edge boutiques, studios of apparel and accessory designers. Fashion Shine Israeli women’s designer 12 HaRakevet St. Tel. (03) 5601658 Accessories

Couple Of Women’s shoe designers 207 Dizengoff St., Tel.(03) 6044451

Ruby Star Jewelry, Levontin 28 St. Tel. 077-5606500

David Sasson Men’s fashion, 170 Dizengoff St. Tel. (03) 5298536

TES Handbag designer 12 HaRakevet St. Tel. (03) 5601482

Souvenirs Tifa-Arts Imprinted Art – Leather accessories,ceramics and glass works and more. 2 Levontin St. Tel: 052-2660250, 052-2369606, Kikar Hamedina He BeEyar St., Hamedina Square. The most exclusive shopping district in Israel where you will find the biggest fashion name brands – from Bulgari to Armani Fashion Amor Fashion and accessories designed by the best: Valentino, Fendi, D&G, etc 6 and 74 He BeEyar St. Tel. (03) 6967587, 6956533 Helga Design Imported premium brands for women 12 Heh B’Iyar St. Tel. (03) 6955488 Mika Leather wear for women 48 Heh B’Iyar St. Tel. (03) 5468150 TACTIC Imported premium brands for men and women, 32 Heh B’Iyar St., Tel. (03) 6967173 Ada Handbags, Accessories, Clothing 6 Heh B’Iyar St., Tel. (03) 6956701 Accessories TimesQuare Watch Boutique 62 Heh B’Iyar St., Tel. (03) 6040767 Souvenirs Green Vurcel Silversmiths & Jewelers 52 Heh B’Iyar St., Tel. (03) 5465661 Blue Bandan Gifts, Housewares 52 Heh B’Iyar St., Tel. (03) 6021686 Nachalat Binyamin Souvenirs Nachalat Binyamin Bazaar Colorful arts and crafts bazaar combined with street theatre, musicians and jugglers. This is an excellent place to shop for unique gifts. Tues: 9.30am-5.30pm, Fri: 9am-4pm

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Shopping & fASHION Florentine

by world-wide known Israeli designer 37 Sheinkin St. Tel. (03) 5252752

Accessories Skalski Leather Boutique Original designs of fine leather accessories, bags, purses and belts. 19 Aboulafia St. Tel: (03)6834505

Tel Aviv Port

Neve Tzedek

Tel Aviv’s old port (“Namal Tel Aviv� in Hebrew), dating back to 1936, has been renovated into a trendy complex where you can shop and eat; at night, go clubbing or bar hopping.



Sigal Dekel Israeli designer for women’s fashion 15 Achva St. (on the corner of Shabazi St.), Tel. (03) 5165224

Bait Ba'Namal “Empowering Women� is the basic statement reflected in comme il faut’s Bait Ba'Namal, a shopping center focused on women’s needs. Hangar 26, Tel (03)6041025

Accessories Agas and Tamar Jewelry, 43 Shabazi St. Tel. (03) 5168421 Mishkafayim Eyewear boutique 14 Shabazi St., Tel. (03)5166202 Ayala Bar Jewelry36 Shabazi St. Tel. (03) 5100082 Souvenirs Badim Exquisite textile shop 42 Shabazi St. Tel. (03) 5164269 Sheinkin Street Fashion Story Trendy international premium brand store, 60 Sheinken St. Tel. (03) 560391 Hashmal 15 Street fashion, 34 Sheinkin St., Tel. (03) 6291119 Accessories Michal Negrin Romantic, imaginary colorful jewelry




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Souvenirs & Accessories Idit Jewelry and Judaica designs 1 Yordei Hasira, Tel. (03) 5440067 Galilee’s Galilee’s are proud to present the very best of the Galilee, an authentic series of selected products created by hand, produced from the land, and harvested from nature. Bait Ba’Namal, Hangar 26, Tel Aviv Port. Sun-Thur 10am-10pm, Fri 10am-4pm, Sat 11am-10pm Tel: (03) 5442834, Gal Designs A special collection of unique garments and accessories made from colorful, especially designed fabrics. All items are handmade in limited editions. Bait Ba’Namal, Hangar 26, Tel Aviv Port, Sun-Thur 10am-10pm, Fri 10am-4pm, Sat 11am-10pm Tel: (03) 5461568

LE'ELA This unique shop is a true palace of Israeli design, offering various household items, appliances, fashion accessories and more. Bait Ba’Namal, Hangar 26, Tel Aviv Port. Sun-Thur 10am-10pm, Fri 10am-4pm, Sat 11am-10pm Tel: 0544 627410 Sisters A women-friendly sex shop. Official importers of the Fun Factory brand from Germany. Bait Ba’Namal, Hangar 26, Tel Aviv Port. Sun-Thur 10am-10pm, Fri 10am-4pm, Sat 11am-10pm Tel: (03) 5466906,

Ramat Gan I.D.C Israel Diamond Center The largest selection diamonds and jewelry at wholesale prices. Gemological certificate and international guarantee for each item. All purchases are tax-exempt with 16.5% VAT refund. 1 Jabotinsky St. Ramat-Gan. For a free pick-up from your hotel call Tel. (03) 5757979.

Jerusalem Alrov Mamilla Avenue Souvenirs Israel Government Coins and Medals This store carries special commemorative medals, watches, various framed memorabilia, and modern and ancient coins and jewelry. Open Sunday-Thursday 9 am-6 pm, Friday 9 am-1 pm. Mamilla Mall (near Jaffa Gate), Jerusalem. Tel.(02) 625-9294. Beauty AHAVA Alrov Mamilla Avenue Tel.(02) 6243929 Ein Bokek Beach Ein Ha’tchelet Shopping Mall Dead Sea – Israel, Tel. (08) 9952073 Massada Mountain Tel: (08) 6584319/27 AHAVA Visitor Center Dead Sea Laboratories Plant Tel. (02) 9945117, (02) 9945123 Fax. (02) 9945122 Yaffo Street Khalifa Shoes The largest selection in the world of Teva Naot. 44 Jaffa St. (corner of Rav Kook St., Opposite the Zion Square), Jerusalem. Sun. – Thurs. 8:30am – 7:30pm, Fri. 8:30am – 2:30pm. Tel: (02) 6257027

dining out The index of restaurants listed below is a mere taste of the culinary experience that Israel has to offer. These establishments represent our selection of eateries that are really worth a visit. If you wish to add to this list with a personal recommendation, feel free to drop us an email on: Price Levels: Inexpensive - up to NIS 70 Moderate - NIS 80 to 150 High - NIS 160 and up


Reservations only, Tel. (03) 6444345 Price Level: High Thai House Authentic Thai cuisine. Sun-Sat. noon-midnight. 8 Bograshov St, Reservations optional, Tel. (03) 5178568, Price Level: Moderate Yakimono - upscale Japanese Sun-Fri-noon-5.00pm, noon-12.30am, Sat. noon-12.30am, 19 Rothschild Blvd, Reservations only, Tel. (03) 5175171, Price Level: High Bar & Restaurant

Sakura - Japanese A tiny gem; authentic Japanese restaurant, favoured by Japanese ex-pats. Sun-Sat noon-midnight, 79 King George St, Tel. (03) 6212900, Price Level: Moderate Sushi Samba - Japanese fusion The Tel-Aviv branch of the successful restaurant chain. Japanese, Brazilian and Peruvian cuisine. Sun-Fri noon-1.00am, Sat 11am-1.00 am, 27 HaBarzel St, Ramat HaChayal.

Juz & Loz The famously Lesbian chefs make superb dishes from whatever they find fresh in the Carmel Market. The menu is hand-typed in Hebrew only. Intimate, warm atmosphere with candlelight, flea-market furniture and Arab pop music. Sun-Thur. 12.30 pm – 3.30 pm, 6.30 pm -3 am, 51 Yehuda Halevi St Reservations not accepted – and there’s always a queue, Tel (03) 5606385, Price Level: Moderate

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Nanouchka Authentic Georgian (Eastern Europe) restaurant. After 10.30 pm it becomes a crowded bar scene with excellent DJs. Sun-Sat. noon – last customer 28 Lilienblum St, Tel. (03) 5162254 Price Level: Moderate Kibbutz B’Ir Creating a familiar atmosphere of communal living with good music and great food at excellent prices. Sun-Sat from 8pm. 4 Kaplan St., Tel: 050-6664722 Price Level: Inexpensive Sheila Trendy Sheila combines excellent cuisine and an easy, bar-style ambience. Sun-Thur. 7pm-midnight, Fri-Sat 1pm-midnight, 182 Ben Yehuda St Reservations recommended Tel. (03) 5221224, Price Level: Moderate Tapeo Tapas bar Sun-Sat. 19.00-last customer, Haarbaa 16, Reservations recommended, Tel. (03) 6240484, Price Level: Moderate Nana Bar A romantic bistro with a charming patio and a private room that becomes a lively bar towards the smaller hours of the night. Sun-Sat noon-1.00am. 1 Ahad Ha’am St, Neve Tzedek, Reservations recommended, Tel. (03) 5161915 Price Level: Moderate Bistro


Caffe Tazza D’oro A charming café with good food and the best coffee in town. Sun-Fri 7.30am-midnight, Sat 8.30am- midnight, 6 Ahad Ha’am St, Neve Tzedek. No Reservations required, Tel. (03) 5166329 Price Level: Inexpensive-Moderate

90 Ben Yehuda St. Tel-Aviv, (Between Mapu& Gordon St.) Tel: (03)5273394

Adora Mediterranean cuisine by the young and promising Chef Avi Biton. MonThur. noon-5pm, 7pm-midnight, Fri. noon-4pm, 9pm-midnight, Sat. 9am5pm, 7pm-midnight. 226 Ben Yehuda St, Reservations only, Tel. (03) 6050896, Price Level: Moderate Brasserie M&R Tel Aviv’s most popular brasserie is a consistent favorite with the critics 70 Ibn Gvirol St, Dinner Reservations recommended, Tel. (03) 6967111 Price Level: Moderate

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Dining out Dallal Well-prepared, imaginative comfort food served in an elegantly renovated Ottoman-era home. Sun-Sat. noon-midnight. Kol Israel Haverim St (corner of Shabazi St), Neve Tzedek Reservations recommended, Tel. (03) 5109292 Price Level: Moderate Fish & Seafood Beni HaDayag (Beni the fisherman) Middle Eastern salads (mezze) and a variety of fish and meat, always grilled to perfection. Sun-Sat. 10am-1.00am. 1Yorday HaSira St, Tel Aviv Port, Reservations optional ,Tel (03) 5440518, Price Level: Moderate Carmela BaNachala The beautifully renovated, early twentieth-century building is the perfect setting for the chef’s Mediterranean cuisine. Sun-Thurs. noon-11pm, Fri 9am-9pm, Sat 10am-10pm. 46 HaTavor St, (on the outskirts of the Carmel Market) Reservations recommended, Tel (03) 5161417, Price Level: High Chloelys Located in Ramat-Gan’s diamond district, 5 minutes’ from Tel Aviv, this exclusive chef’s restaurant is one of the best fish restaurants in Israel. Sun-Fri noon – 11.30 pm, Sat. noon – 4 pm 16 Abba Hillel St, Ramat Gan Reservations only, Tel. (03) 5752445, Price Level: High Fortuna Del Mar With its fabulous location and array of exciting dishes, this restaurant offers a memorable seaside dining experience. Open daily. 9.30 am – 11pm 14 Peri Eliezer St (Tel Aviv’s marina, near the Carlton Hotel) Reservations recommended. Tel. (03) 5236730, Price Level: Moderate Manta Ray One of the most popular restaurants in Tel Aviv, this excellent seafood restaurant is famous for its opening mezze (Mediterranean appetizers) Open Daily. 9am-midnight Alma Beach (by the Etzel House Museum parking lot), Reservations only, Tel. (03) 5174773, Price Level: Moderate-High Mul Yam The restaurant creative kitchen offers fine plates using premium sea products from around the world. The first and only Israeli restaurant to be included in Les Grandes Tables Du Monde. Sun-Fri. 12.30 pm-3.30 pm, 7.30 pm-11pm Sat. 1.00pm-4.00 pm 7.30 pm-11 pm, Hangar 24, Tel Aviv Port, Reservations only, Tel. (03) 5469920, Price Level: High

Turqouise Changing menu with local and imported fish and seafood, good wine menu and attentive staff has made this restaurant a favorite. Sun-Thurs. 10am-midnight, Fri-Sat. 9.30ammidnight. 6 Rosenblum Herzl St, Sea& Sun Complex Reservations only Tel (03) 6996370, Price Level: Moderate-High French Messa One of the most beautiful restaurants in Israel with an impressive white onwhite dining room and an equally lavish all-black bar. This Levantine chef’s kitchen evokes the flavors of the Middle East with fancy continental flourishes. Sun-Sat. noon -3.30 pm, 7 pm-12 am 19 HaArba’a St, Reservations only, Tel. (03) 6856859, Price Level: High Yoezer Wine Bar Located in an Ottoman-era Jaffa building, Yoezer has one of the most comprehensive wine menus in Israel. French-inspired cuisine. Sun-Fri. 12.30pm-1.00am, Sat 11.00

am-1.00 pm, 2 Yoeser IshHabira, Jaffa (near the Clock Tower). Reservations recommended, Tel. (03) 6839115 Price Level: High Italian Bellini The Bellini restaurant is located in the Suzanne Dellal Centre, in Neve Tzedek. It features a selection of antipasti and classical Italian starters, followed by dishes starring pasta, fish, meat and seafood.Open Daily from noon to midnight. 6 Yechieli st. Suzanne Dellal Centre, Neve Tzedek, Tel Aviv. For reservations (03)5178486 Cantina An Italian restaurant that is a hangout for local celebs, Sun-Sat noon-midnight. 71 Rothschild Blvd. Reservations only, Tel. (03) 6205051, Price Level: Moderate-High Ernesto A great authentic Italian restaurant with a charming balcony for outdoor sitting. 90 Ben Yehuda St. Tel: (03)5273394, Price Level: Inexpensive-Moderate

Italian Mediterranean Cuisine Meat, Fish & Seafood

Live music every Friday night 106 HaYarkon St. Tel-Aviv (Free parking) Tel: (03)5246837 O p e n : 12 p m t o 12 a m , w w w . r e s t . c o . i l / b o ccacci o

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Dining out Herbert Samuel Jonathan Roshfeld’s elegant restaurant is a critics’ favourite Sun-Sat. 12.30pm- 12.30am. 6 Koifman St, Reservations only Tel. (03) 5166516, Price Level: High Osteria da Fiorella Serves delicious authentic Italian cuisine, in a quaint and elegant style. 148 Ben Yehuda St. Reservations recommended. Tel: (03) 5248818 Price Level: Moderate Pronto Top recommendation for fine northern Italian cuisine, Sun-Sat. 12.30pm-1.00am. 26 Nachmani St, Reservations recommended, Tel (03) 5660915, Price Level: High Tony Vespa Excellent “Rome Style” rectangular shaped pizza slices sold by weight. Sun-Sat. noon-2am. 267 Dizengoff St (03) 5460000, Price Level: Inexpensive Toto Critics love the Mediterraneaninfluenced cuisine at this airy, stylish restaurant, Sun-Sat. noon-midnight. 4 Berkovitch St (behind the Tel Aviv Museum of Art), Reservations only, Tel (03) 6935151, (03) 6935152, Price Level: High



Bruno Mediterranean cuisine with an open kitchen and a great view. Sun-Thur 12, 7.00.pm11 pm, Azrieli Center, 3rd floor Reservations recommended, Tel. (03) 6093030, Price Level: High

A Place for Meat True to its name – a carnivore’s heaven serving the finest cuts of home-aged meat. Mon-Sat. noon-16pm, 7pm-midnight, 64 Shabazi St, Neve Tzedek, Reservations optional, Tel (03) 5104020, Price Level: Moderate-High

Liliot Meat dishes with Californian and Mediterranean influences. The restaurant hires and trains at risk youth from disadvantaged backgrounds. Sun-Thur noon - 11pm, Fri 11am-4.00 pm, Sat8.00 pm-11p.m, 4 Weizmann St (AsiaHouse)Reservations only, Tel. (03) 6091331, Price Level: High

Boccaccio Mediterranean-Italian cuisine An intimate dining experience with a glimpse of the sea. Sun-Sat. noon-midnight. 106 Hayarkon St (in front of Dan Hotel). Reservations recommended, Tel (03) 03.5246837 Price Level: Moderate

Shmulik Cohen Traditional dishes that your Polish grandmother used to make. Mon-Thu 10am-10pm, Friday till 4pm. 146 Herzl St Tel. (03) 6810222 Price Level: Inexpensive Pasha Turkish and Kurdish cuisine Sun-Thur. noon-midnight, Fri. 12p,5pm, Sat. 8pm-1am, 8 HaArba’a St Tel. (03) 5617778, Price Level: Inexpensive-Moderate

Charcuterie Home-made sausages and fine meat dishes complemented by the old market streets of beautiful Jaffa, Mon-Sat. noon-5pm, 7pm-2am, 3 Rabbi Hanina St, Jaffa, Reservations only, Tel (03) 6828843 Price Level: Moderate-High Stefan Braun Levantine-style kebabs and salads served in a romantic, Ottomanstyle setting, Sun-Sat. noon-2am, 99 Allenby St (in the courtyard), Reservations recommended, Tel (03) 5604725, Price Level: Moderate

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Olive Leaf - A Kosher Restaurant at the Sheraton Tel Aviv The Sheraton Tel Aviv Hotel and Towers has reinvigorated its food and beverage concepts with the introduction of OLIVE LEAF, the hotel’s signature restaurant. Contemporary, fresh with panoramic sea views, OLIVE LEAF serves a Mediterranean cuisine which dances between the traditional and the innovative. Both laid back and luxurious the OLIVE LEAF, inside and on its own private terrace, is attractively furnished. Comfortable tables and chairs especially designed for the restaurant are made of olive wood richly veneered to show the wood’s natural veins and inlaid with ceramic with the olive leaf motif. Fabrics of blue, green and yellow reflect the Mediterranean orchards, sea, sky and sun. In the Olive Leaf, a talented team under the direction of the hotel’s executive Chef, Charlie Fadida has replaced traditional rich cream based sauces with olive oil and fresh herbs in keeping with a contemporary kosher restaurant. The simplicity and intense flavoring, of the dishes, the use of seasonal market- fresh local products and the harvest of the olive tree and fruit with which the region is so richly endowed, combine to produce a Mediterranean cuisine that “not only tastes good but is actually good for you too. A winning combination “comments General Manager, Jean-Louis Ripoche. There is an adjacent private dining room, Olive Room, for up to twenty guests.

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OPENING HOURS: Sunday – Thursday, Dinner (a la carte) from 19.00 – 22:30, The Tel Aviv Sheraton, 115 Hayarkon., Tel Aviv, Tel: 03-5219300

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Mid-Eastern Abu Hassan One of the most famous hummus joints in Israel Sun-Fri. 8am - till the hummus is finished (usually around 2pm), 1 HaDolphin St, Jaffa, Price Level: Inexpensive Dr. Shakshuka Tripoli cuisine, with an emphasis on the baked egg-and-tomato dish called shakshuka Sun-Thur. 8am-midnight, Fri. 8am-5pm, Sat. 8pm-midnight, 3 Beit Eshel, Jaffa, No reservations required, Price Level: Inexpensive Pini BaHatzer Facing the beach where Jaffa and Tel Aviv meet, this restaurant serves Turkish and Kurdish cuisine. Enjoy the outside terrace at sunset.Sun-Sat. 9am-11.30pm, 6 Nahum Goldman Boardwalk, Jaffa. Reservations recommended Tel (03) 6822111 Price Level: Moderate-High

Asian Sakura Sun-Sat. noon-midnight 31 Jaffa St, Reservations optional Tel. (02) 6235244 Price Level: Moderate-high Bar & Restaurant Adom Wine bar with a good menu of Mediterranean meat and fish dishes. Sun-Fri. 12.30pm-4.30pm, 7pm-2am, Sat. 1pm-2am, 31 Jaffa St Reservations optional 057.9382169 Price Level: Moderate-High Colony In an industrial building this bistro becomes a lively bar in the smaller hours. Sun-Sat. noon-last customer 7 Beit Lechem Rd. Tel. (02) 6729955 Price Level: Moderate-high



10 Idelson Delicious pastries and cakes and excellent (mostly fish& dairy) dishes, Sun-Sat 8am-midnight, 252 Ben Yehuda St, 117 Dizengoff St/ 57 Weitzman St, Price Level: Inexpensive-Moderate

Chakra Bar-restaurant serving upscale meat and fish dishes with an imaginative Mediterranean twiSt Sun-Sat. 6pm-3am, 41 King George (under Cafe Joe) Reservations optional Tel. (02) 6252733 Price Level: Moderate-High

Caffe Tazza D’oro A charming café with good food and the best coffee in town. Sun-Fri. 7.30am-midnight, Sat 8.30am- midnight, 6 Ahad Ha’am St, Neve Tzedek. No Reservations required Tel (03) 5166329 Price Level: Inexpensive-Moderate Shine Slick and trendy, this café by day becomes a happening bar scene at night. Sun-Thur. 8.30am-12.30am, Fri 8.30am-6pm, Sat 10am-12.30am, 38 Shlomo HaMelech St Price Level: Inexpensive-Moderate

Fish & SeaFood Dolphin Yam A Jerusalem landmark for seafood. Sun-Sat. noon-1am. 9 Ben Shatach St Reservationsz recommended Tel. (02) 6232272 Price Level: Moderate French Arcadia One of Israel’s top gourmet restaurants, serving French cuisine in a beautifully renovated classic Jerusalem stone building, Sun-Fri.

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12.30pm-3pm, 7pm-10.30pm, Sat. 1pm-4pm, 10 Agrippas St (in the alley), Reservations only (02) 6249138, Price Level: High Italian Cielo North Italian cuisine in an intimate atmosphere.Sun-Thur, Sat. 1pm-4pm, 6.30pm-11.30pm, Fri. 6.30pm11.30pm, 18, Ben Sira St, Reservations only, Tel. (02) 6251132 Price Level: Moderate-High Paradiso An Italian café that is a Jerusalem establishment. Sun-Thur. noonmidnight, Fri. 10am- midnight, Sat. 11am-midnight, 36 Keren Hayesod St, No Reservations, Price Level: Moderate Kosher Buffalo Steakhouse A serious name for a serious game: the enthusiastic consumptions of thick slabs of deliciously seared animal flesh. Buffalo is next logical step in the fairly recent development of a genuine kosher steakhouse culture in Jerusalem. Sun.- Thur. 12am to Last Customer; Sat. One hour after sundown until Last Customer. 54 Emek Refaim st., German Colony, Jerusalem. Kosher/ Rabbinate. Tel (02) 5611325 Price Level: Moderate Eucalyptus Biblical - Israeli cuisine. Sun-Thur. 12.30pm-11pm, Sat. 7.30pm-11pm 7 Horcanus St , Reservations only Tel. (02) 6232864,Price Level: Moderate La Guta French cuisine, Sun-Thur. 12.30pm4pm, 6pm-11pm, Fri. 12.30pm-4pm, Sat. 7pm-midnight, 34 Beit Lechem Way, Reservations only, Tel. (02) 6232322, Price Level: Moderate-High Olive Occupying part of a Templar building midway down Emek Refaim Street is Olive, the quintessential Germany Colony restaurant, offering international-styled kosher meat menu with Mediterranean flair. Sun- Thu, 12:00 to midnight; Sat motzaei Shabbat to midnight. 36 Emek Refaim St., German Colony, Jerusalem.Kosher/Rabbinate, Tel (02)5611102 Price Level: Moderate Olive & Fish Located on Jabotinsky Street right across the street from Liberty Bell Park and affording a view of Yemin Moshe’s famous windmill and the Old City, Olive & Fish specializes in various preparations of fish, beef. Non-carnivores might have to make do with soup and salad. Sun. -Thur., 12am to midnight;

Dining out Saturday, one hour after sundown. 2 Jabotinsky St.,Yemin Moshe/Talbieh, Jerusalem. Kosher/Rabbinate, (02) 566-5020 Price Level: Moderate Scala Chef kitchen and upscale bar combining true elegance and urban lifestyle with contemporary taste. The David Citadel Hotel, 7 King David St., Jerusalem Reservations (02) 6212030 Meat Piero’s Table Restaurant In this tiny joint with one table only, Piero has served for the past 40 years a changing menu of great meat dishes. Sun-Thur 6pm-1am, Sat 8pm-1am. 82 Agrippas St Reservations only 054.6381687 Price Level: Moderate Mid-Eastern Abu Shukri Lebanese Restaurant The restaurant specializes in Middle Eastern cuisine, with a large verity of local meat specialties, including Palestinian-style chicken on a bed of rice, stuffed vegetables, Hummus and all the Arab salads you could want (techina, tabouleh, moussaka) and more. Sun.- Fri. 9:30am until last customer; Sat. 9am to 9pm. 5 Ein Kerem St., Ein Kerem. (02) 643-9499 Price Level: Inexpensive

Herzliya & Netanya Asian Kyoto Sun-Thur. 12.30pm-4pm, 7pm-1am, Fri-Sat. 1pm-1am, 7 Shenkar St, Herzilya Pituach, Reservations only Tel. (09) 9587770, Price Level: Moderate-High Yakiniko Tanka Exclusive Japanese grill restaurant offering a unique experience in private rooms each with a center grill. Diners cook their own cuts of meat or fish.Sun-Fri. 7pm-midnight, Sat.12.30pm-4pm, 7pm-midnight 9 Maskit St, Herzilya Pituach Reservations only Tel. (09) 9580322 Price Level: High Zozobra Sun-Sat. noon-midnight 7 Shenkar St, Herzilya Pituach, Reservations optional Tel. (09) 9577077 Price Level: Moderate Bistro Rocca Beautiful sea-front location on Herzliya, Sun-Sat. noon-midnight 8 Ramat Yam St, Hertzilya Pituach

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Reservations recommended Tel. (09) 9515122 Price Level: Moderate-High Sebastian Sun-Thur. 8am-2am, Fri. 9am-3am, Sat. 9am-2am, 33 Maskit St, Herzilya Pituach, Reservations recommended Tel. (09) 9513939, Price Level: Moderate Segev Sun-Sat. 7pm-1am 16 Shenkar St, Herzliya Pituach Reservations only Tel. (09) 9580410 Kosher Price Level: High Fish & Seafood Shuri-Buri Sun-Sat. 12.30pm-12.30 am 122 Medinat HaYehudim, Herzilya Pituach Reservations recommended Tel. (09) 9543194, (09) 9565115 Price Level: Moderate Yam-7 Sun-Thur. 12.30pm-2am, Fri-Sat. 1pm-2am 122 Ramat Yam St, Herzilya Pituach, Reservations optional, Tel. (09) 9566950 Price Level: Moderate Kosher Meat and Wine Co. Kosher grilled meat complemented by a good selection of wines. SunThur. noon-1am, Sat. 7.30pm-1am 15 Shenkar St, Herzilya Pituach Reservations recommended Tel. (09) 9567006, Price Level: Moderate Italian Joya Sun-Sat. noon-midnight, 9 Shenkar St, Herzilya Pituach, Reservations recommended, Tel. (09) 9566299 Price Level: Moderate Cafes Max Brenner’s Chocolate Bar Decadent desserts, homemade chocolate, excellent coffee Sun-Sat. 9am-2am, 8 Ha Menofim St, Herzilya Pituach, No Reservations needed, Price Level: Moderate

Haifa & North Bistro The Witch’s and the Milkman’s Casserole Perched on a high peak in the Golan, this restaurant serves excellent meat / fish / diary casseroles. Ideal for cold winter dinners accompanied by a good bottle of wine. Sun. 10am-11pm, Mon-Thur. noonmidnight, Sat. 10am-midnight

Moshav Nimrod Ramat Hagolan, Reservations highly recommended Tel (04) 6870049, Price Level: Moderate-High Mid-Eastern Sela HaNotrim Gourmet food with private dining at a charming Arab family. Minimum of 4 guests.Moshav Rama in the northern Galil Reservations Reservations only Tel (04) 9986483, 050.5434454 Price Level: Moderate-High El Rida Good Levantine cuisine restaurant located in a beautifully renovated old house.Sun-7pm-1am, MonSat.1pm-1am 23 El Bishra St (across from the clock tower), Nazareth Reservations optional, Tel (04) 6084404, Price Level: Moderate Fish & Seafood Uri Buri One of the most famous restaurants in Israel, Uri Buri serves imaginative fish dishes inspired by local produce. Sun-Sat. noon-11pm, HaHagana St (Lighthouse Courtyard) Akko (Old City) Reservations optional, Tel. (04) 9552212, Price Level: Moderate-High Kosher Roberg Mediterranean cuisine with international influences. The restaurant has a marvelous view of the Kinneret and the Golan Heights. Sun-Thur 12.30pm-10pm, Fri. 12.30pm-7pm Moshav LeBanim (neat the northern-west side of the Kinneret) Reservations recommended, Tel. (04) 6715656 Price Level: Moderate Meat Muskat Gourmet dishes made from the freshest products (the restaurant is supervising its own cattle farm and organic garden). A romantic décor with a superb view. Mon-Fri. 6.30pm-10pm, Sat. 1pm-midnight Mitzpe Haymim Spa Hotel, Rosh Pina Reservations recommended, Tel. (04) 6994523, Price Level: High Limousine One of the best steak houses in Israel. Mon-Sat. noon-1am Industrial area (look for the signs), Ramat Yishay, Reservations recommended, Tel. (04) 9533173 Price Level: Moderate-High

night life Hours: Bars open at about 21:00 and Clubs open at midnight and stay open until dawn. Dress Code: Casual and trendy. Reservation: Advance reservations for bars and clubs are not customary.

Tel Aviv-Yaffo Clubs Cat and Dog 23 Carlebach St. HaOman 17 Mega dance club that hosts famous international DJs. 88 Abarbanel St. Tel: (03) 6813636 Maxim The place to go on Friday nights (after 11 pm). 48 King George St. Theater Club This large club offers many entertainment areas including a stage and three large bars. 10 Yerushalaim Blvd, Jaffa TLV One of Tel Aviv’s biggest nightclubs with state of the art sound and lighting systems. Tel Aviv Port. Tel: (03) 5444194 Zizi-Tripo World’s best DJs in the trendiest dance club in Tel Aviv. 7 Carlebach St. Tel: (03) 5611597

Molly Bloom’s 2 Mendele St. Tel: (03) 5221558 Local Bars Armadillo 51 Ahad Ha’am St. Tel: (03) 6205573 Bar Giora 2 Bar Giora St. Tel: 054-8027736 Cerveza 174 Dizengoff St. Tel: (03) 5293277 Iika 148 Dizengoff St. Tel: 054-8030706 HaMinzar 60 Allenby St. Tel: (03) 5173015 Mike’s Place 86 Herbert Samuel St. Tel: 054-9292553 Mike’s Place 24 Raoul Wallenberg St. Tel: 054-4373259 Peacock 14 Marmorek St. Tel: (03) 6868259 Pinxos Tapas Bar 57 Nahalat Binyamin St. Tel: (03) 5665505 Levontin 7 Ultra-hip Bar & performance space. 7 Levontin St. Tel: (03) 5655084


M.A.S.H 275 Dizengoff St. Tel: (03) 6051007

Ashmoret Vibrant bar/club that hosts an impressive selection of parties. 10 Rothschild Blvd. Tel: 077-5600503

Nanouchka Georgian Food 28 Lillienblum St, Tel: (03) 5162254

Dance Bars Blackbook 37 Menahem Begin Rd. Hachalonot HaGvohim (High Windows) Stylish 3-floor mega bar. 113 Ha’Hashmonaim St. Reservations Tel: 077-4000600 Lima Lima Red interior, talented DJ’s and a fun atmosphere. 42 Lillienblum St. Tel: (03) 5600924 Irish Pubs Leo Bloom’s Ziv Towers, 24 Raoul Wallenberg St. Tel: (03) 6482126

Saloona 17 Tirza St. (Noga Quarter), Jaffa. Tel: (03) 5181719 Shalvata Tel Aviv Port. Tel: (03) 5441279 Lounge Bars Abraxas Crowded lounge-bar with live performances and star DJs and a pool table on the second floor. 40 Lillienblum St. Tel: (03) 5104435 Apartment 98 A hip bar designed like a residential apartment. 98 Dizengoff St. Tel: (03) 5228697 Gana 71

Newly opened stylish venue. 71 Ibn Gvirol St. Tel: (03) 5290507 Messa Bar Exclusive, stylish & intimate, extension of Messa 5-star restaurant. 19 Ha’arba’a St. Tel: (03) 6856859 223 Trendy bar owned by six star bartenders that have managed some of the city’s top places offering specialty cocktails. 223 Dizengoff St. Tel: (03) 5446537 Wine Bars Jajo Vino Small, chic and stylish. 44 Shabazi St. Tel: (03) 5164557 Wine Bar An intimate wine bar with excellent food.15 Montefiore St. Tel: (03) 5102923

Jerusalem Dance Bars Studio 72 A party club with special nights for the much younger crowd. 72 Yaffo St. 17 Excellent sound and lighting, hosting the best DJ’s. 17 Haoman St. Tel: (02) 6781658 Local Bars Baktana King George St. opposite Independence Park Gula 30 Yaffo St. Lounge Bars Birman Live performances are held every evening. Great Middle Eastern kitchen. 8 Dorot Rishonim St. Tel: (02) 6236115 Cavalier Bar A classy establishment attracting stylish clientele. 1 Ben Sira St. Tel: (02) 6242945 Chakra A resto-bar serving good food with a calm atmosphere. 41 King George St. Tel: (02) 6252733 hello ISRAEL


night life Mirror Bar Chic decor and shimmering ambience, an elegant yet casual haven to enjoy classic drinks and exclusive cocktails. Mamilla Hotel, 11 King Solomon St., Jerusalem, Tel: (02) 5482230 Shlomtzi Trendy venue with two massive bars. 8 Shlomzion Hamalka St. Tel: (02) 6254999 KOSHER The Lab Hip performance/exhibition space for live music & art. 28 Hebron Rd., Old train station. Tel: (02) 6292000 KOSHER

Haifa Local Bars Barbarosa 8 Pika St, Ahuza. Tel: (04) 8721988

Morrison Yefe Nof, Carmel Center. Tel: (04) 8383828 Stella 60 Moria Rd. Tel: (04) 8112000 Lounge Bars Beit HaBira 16 Hanasi St, Carmel Center. Tel: 050-8229750

Eilat Ice Space -7°C ice bar, sculptures and slide. Scheduled events for groups, tours and parties. Yam Suf Tower Spiral House. Tel: (08) 6332225 Clubs

Frangelico 132 Moria Rd. Tel: (04) 8248839

Blanco King Solomon Hotel, King Solomon’s Promenade. Tel: (08) 6364444

Maidler’s Pub 126 Moria Rd. Tel (04) 8248754

HaTa’asiya 54 4 HaMasger St. (Industrial Zone)

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The Container Art space, Bar & Restaurant Old Jaffa Port, Wearhouse #2 The Container is an industrial warehouse space that has been converted into an art project space, bar and restaurant, located in the Old Port of Jaffa. The Container''s extensive art program features national and international artists that have been invited to make site specific works for the space. The Main Space gallery of The Container is an industrial warehouse space. Not a museum or a sterile gallery space, the art is in competition with its environment at The Container, it needs to find its own and excel within the dynamic platform. And no space is wasted at The Container. The restrooms have been utilized for a project space named Public Life. This is a space for younger artists, or those with a sense of humour and fun, who are interested in sharing their works in a mini project space at a time when our clients are alone. The most public, the most private. Old Jaffa Port, Wearhouse #2 Tel: 03-6836321

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Irish Pubs Paddy’s Tourist center on the northern promenade. 8 Beit HaGesher St. Tel: (08) 6376237, 057-8834066 3 Monkeys The best place to meet fellow visitors from abroad. Royal Beach Hotel. Tel: (08) 6368888 Lounge Bars Metta Bar Tourist center on the northern promenade. 8 Beit HaGesher St. Tel: 050-7955819, 057-5503636 Park Avenue 20 Tarshish St. Ofira’s Park. Tel (08) 6333303 or 6338343 Red Bar Tourist center on the northern promenade. 8 Beit HaGesher St. Tel :052-5779910

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A unique gift shop dedicated to Israeli design. *a beautiful vase on every purchase above 150NIS

For special transportation call Akiva at Telephone (03) 5757979.

Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve 2006 783 NIS per case of six. Free delivery to your hotel.

Bait Ba'Namal – Hangar 26, Tel Aviv Port Sun-Thur 10am-10pm, Fri 10am–4.00pm, Sat 11am–10pm Tel: 054-4627410

Bring this coupon to I.D.C and receive up to 15% discount and a special gift and V.A.T refund off any purchase.

Valid until 31.12.2010

Valid until 31.12.2010

Valid until 31.12.2010

10% galilees

10% Discount

Free Delivery

Galilee's Tel Aviv

Shmulik Cohen restaurant

Skalski Leather Boutique

Enjoy the very best of the Galilee.

Best Jewish Kosher cuisine. Tel: (02)9929923

Free Delivery To Your Hotel 19 Aboulafya St., Tel Aviv.

Bait Ba'Namal – Hangar 26, Tel Aviv Port Sun-Thur 10am-10pm, Fri 10am–4.00pm, Sat 11am–10pm Tel: (03) 5461568

Bring this coupon and receive 10% discount on your meal. Reservation required!

Valid until 31.12.2010

Valid until 31.12.2010

Valid until 31.12.2010

Free Shuttle Service

12% Discount

Free gift

Tel: (03)6834505

146 Hertzel St. Telephone 03-6810222.


Gottex Main Store

Boccaccio – Italian restaurant

For details please call 050-3387710 between the hours 10am-5pm

106 Hayarkon St. Telephone 03-5246837.

62 Anilevich St. Tel Aviv Sun-Thu 9am-7pm, Fri 9am-2pm Tel: (03) 6888476

Bring this coupon and receive a 12% discount on your Italian meal. Reservation required! Warm and cozy atmosphere.

Bring this coupon to "Mazal Tov" gift shop and receive A FREE gift on any purchase.

Valid until 31.12.2010

Valid until 31.12.2010

Valid until 31.12.2010

10% Discount

10% discount


Gal Designs

Sisters Women friendly sex shop. Official importers of Fun Factory products.

Salon Malka – Gottex ladies swimwear

A special collection of unique garments and accessories. Bait Ba'Namal – Hangar 26, Tel Aviv Port Sun-Thur 10am-10pm, Fri 10am–4.00pm, Sat 11am–10pm

Bait Ba'Namal – Hangar 26, Tel Aviv Port Sun-Thur 10am-10pm, Fri 10am–4.00pm, Sat 11am–10pm

Tel: (03) 5461568

Tel: (03) 5466906

Valid until 31.12.2010

Valid until 31.12.2010

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Jewelers and gifts 159 Dizengoff St. Backyard, Tel Aviv Telephone (03) 5243419

Valid with every purchase From the 2009 collection. TAX Refund for tourists. 160 Dizengoff St. Tel Aviv, Sun.-Thu. 10am-1pm, 5pm - 7pm Fri. 10am - 2pm Tel: (03) 5228558 Valid until 31.12.2010

Summer 2010

Start the summer with the finest

Free Shuttle Service*

*for details please call 050-3387710 Between the hours 10:00 – 17:00

16.5% V.A.T Refund (For Tourists Only)

Gottex International Main Store uniquely providing you with the total summer look Gottex Main Store: 62 Anilevich St. Tel Aviv Tel: 03-6888476 Opening Hours: Sun – Thu 09:00 – 19:00 Friday 09:00 – 14:00 *Free professional consultation in all languages *A free souvineer Gottex pareo *Photo is for demonstration only. The company has the right to change discount at any time

Hello Israel | July 2010 | Issue # 1603