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out & about 49th Israel Festival
Jerusalem, May 25-June 11
The myriad of events and performances will be held in venues throughout Jerusalem, including the Jerusalem Theatre’s newest hall, the New Studio, Gerard Behar, the Targ Music Center in Ein Kerem, the Mamilla Alrov Quarter Promenade, the Botanical Gardens, the Pavilion in the Talpiyot industrial zone, Sultan’s Pool, Binyanei Haoma International Convention Center, Brigham Young University, Mt. Scopus, Beit Shmuel and the Lab. The Holon Mediatheque will host a variety of children’s plays and additional performances will take
place in Modi’in, Dimona and Haifa. Tickets: 1 700 70 20 15, www.israelfestival.org.il; www.mediatheque.org.il
The Jerusalem Festival of Light 2010
Jerusalem, June 9-16 (20:00 – 24:00)
This three week celebration promotes world-wide artistic dialogue and embraces all disciplines and styles of performing arts from classic to contemporary. The festival proudly hosts artists from many countries including Israel, the United States, Britain, Argentina, Georgia, Lithuania, Germany, Denmark, France, Korea, Iceland, Poland, India and Japan. These talented craftspeople are at the cutting edge of 21st century culture and creativity, their work distinguishable by its individual language, unique interpretation and virtuoso performance.
Light has its own presence. Beyond its practical functions, such as creating security, illuminating obstacles and marking passageways, light also enables the observer to perceive the surroundings in a different manner. This process has opened artists to a new world that integrates beauty, concept, abstraction and technology and includes a wide spread of possibilities and usages. The Festival of Light in the Old City will provide through the use of light, a dramatic and artistic dimension to the Old City’s nights. From the illumination of architecture to light statues, the festival will be a public and family oriented celebration that artists from different fields will partake in. A virtuosi performance integrating theatre, dance and acrobatics along with lighting and pyrotechnic effects will be especially organized for the festival at Habonim Gardens. The opening performance for the festival will take place in cooperation with the Israel Festival and will consist of a huge concert at Sultan’s pool performed by the Israel Symphony Orchestra. This festival
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will light up in a new light the Old City, its alleyways and sites and will continue to promote the Old City of Jerusalem as a multi-faceted site, with an enchanting and delightful nightlife. Various venues around Jerusalem. Some events are free of charge, for tickets for performances at Sultan’s Poll and Habonim Gardens Tel: (02) 6237000 www.lightinjerusalem.org.il
11th Gay Pride Parade Tel Aviv, June 11
Each June for the last 11 years, Tel Aviv has celebrated Gay Pride Day with an exuberant parade that attracts thousands of enthusiastic participants – gay and straight – from all over the country. It ends with a beach party featuring performances by famous rock performers, dancing and a typically high-spirited Tel Aviv good time. Tel Aviv is one of the most gayfriendly liberal cities in the world. The Tel Aviv community is one of the most open and inclusive, which means that straights are welcomed to this party and the beauty of this event is that it brings together all sorts of people with only one agenda on their mind: fun!!! www.gaytlvguide.com/the-guide/ pride-parade
White Night Festival Tel Aviv, July 1
This annual festival is celebrated in honor of the city’s status as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Tel Aviv has been recognized around the world for its beautiful Bauhaus style architecture and rich cultural heritage. Throughout Tel Aviv a huge variety of entertainment, parties and cultural
events take place late into the night. Most of the events are free to the public. Take a guided tour of the city and see the beautifully illuminated buildings boasting their unique architecture. Bars, restaurants, and cultural institutions keep their doors open late into the night creating a vibrant atmosphere across the city. Many people dress in white adding to the special atmosphere and all-night energy found all over the city. White night is sure to be one night you’ll never forget.
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. www.ilmuseums.com
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 www.hadassah.org.il 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 www.minisrael.co.il 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 www.bauhaus-center.com 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 www.ilmuseums.com 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 www.childrensmuseum.org
Tower of David Museum
Fascinating, thoughtful and intelligent interactive exhibitions for both children and adults. Rupin St. (02) 6544888 www.mada.org.il 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 www.towerofdavid.org.il
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 www.mod.gov.il 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 www.yadvashem.org.il
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 www.ganbahai.org.il
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. www.tsfat.com
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 www.parks.org.il
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 www.rosh-hanikra.com
Galilee & Golan Heights
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. 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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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 www.coralworld.com
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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.
Art TEL AVIV-YAFFO Art Museums 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 www.bh.org.il 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 www.ilmuseums.com 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, www.gutmanmuseum.co.il 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 www.rubinmuseum.org.il
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“Keel” by Emmanuel Hatzofe At The Container (Art Space, Bar & Restaurant)
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. www.tamuseum.com New EXHIBITION Exhibition of Emmanuel Hatzofe “Keel” At The Container (Art Space, Bar & Restaurant) Using The Container as a springboard, themes of space and place in time, play central roles in the exhibition. As we see Jaffa developing, the port and the old city are experiencing a sudden flurry of cultural activity. ‘Keel’ explores the role of The Container in the Jaffa renaissance and its physical positioning in an undefined place –existing between land and sea. (The Keel is the backbone of a boat). Emmanuel Hatzofe’s studio at the end of the pier is an old train carriage, and like a Masonic alchemist lab, is a treasure trove of sculpture. Inspired by his surroundings, Emmanuel produces stone sculptures in a
technique that is slowly dying out, using a chisel and hammer to break out of solid pieces of basalt, granite and marble his reduced and sensual shapes. Hundreds of Origami fish that are suspended in the space reinforces the sculptures as it addresses the vast space in The Container. Runs from June 2 - July 3. Old Jaffa Port, Warehouse #2, Tel: (03) 683 6321, Mon-Sun 12:00 to late. Tel Aviv Museum of Art The Sculpture of Edgar Degas The exhibition presents, for the first time in Israel, Edgar Degas’ (1834–1917) 74 sculptures in bronze. The bronzes were cast from plasters made directly from Degas’ original waxes. Degas worked in various artistic media: oils and pastels, etchings and photography, painting on monotype plates and sculptures in wax, as well as writing poetry. He exhibited only one sculpture in his lifetime: “The Little Dancer, Aged Fourteen” – a realistic wax sculpture which he dressed in real clothes which aroused much curiosity and criticism when presented in 1881 at the sixth Impressionist exhibition in Paris. His sculptures focus on five main themes, presented here as five chapters: dancers in motion, dancers behind the scenes, bathers, portraits and horses. Exhibition runs from March 26 until June 26.
The exhibition presents, for the ďŹ rst time in Israel, 74 bronze sculptures by Edgar Degas (1834-1917). The sculptures focus on ďŹ ve main themes: dancers; dancers backstage; bathing women; head sculptures and horses.
Mon./Wed./Sat.: 10-16; Tues./Thurs.: 10-22; Fri.: 10-14; Sun: Closed. Tel Aviv Museum Of Art, 27 Shaul Hamelech Blvd., Tel Aviv Tel. 03-6077020 www.tamuseum.org.il
Art & CULTURE 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. www.tamuseum.com Galleries Alon Segev 6 Rothschild Blvd., Tel Aviv. Tel: (03) 6090769, Mon-Thurs, 12pm7pm, Fri 10am-1pm, www.alonsegevgallery.com Artists’ House 9 Alharizi St. Tel: (03) 5246685 Mon-Thur 10am-1pm, 5pm-7pm, Fri 10am-1pm Sat 10am-2pm www.ilmuseums.com Chelouche Gallery 5 Chissin St. Tel: (03) 5289713 Mon-Thurs 10am1pm, 5 pm-7pm, Fri 10am-1pm www.chelouchegallery.com 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. www.contemporary.co.il Dvir Gallery 11 Nachum St.
Tel: (03) 6043003 Tue-Thur 11am6pm, Fri-Sat 10am-1pm www.dvirgallery.com Engel Gallery 26 Gordon St. Tel: (03) 5225637 Gallery 39 for Contemporary Art 39 Nahmani St. Tel: (03) 5666631 Mon-Thurs.11am-7pm, Fri 10am-2pm, Sat 10am-1pm www.artgallery39.com Gebo Gallery 35 Shaul Hamelech Tel: 052-2570792, 077-3300141 Mon-Fri 11am-2pm, 4pm-7pm, Fri 11am-2pm www.gebogallery.com The Heder Gallery 11 Gottlieb St. Tel: (03) 5222402, Mon-Thur 12am-6 pm Fri 11am-2 pm Sat 11am-1pm www.theheder.com
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 www.davidgerstein.com Givon Gallery 35 Gordon St. Tel: (03) 5225427 Sun 10am-1pm, Mon-Thurs 10am-1pm, 5pm-7pm, Fri 10am-2 pm, Sat 11am-2pm www.givonartgallery.com Gordon Gallery 95 Ben Yehuda St. Tel: (03) 5240323 Mon-Thurs 1am-7pm, Fri 10am-2pm, Sat 10am-1pm www.gordongallery.co.il Hakibbutz Gallery 25 Dov Hoz St. Tel: (03) 5232533
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.
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Art & CULTURE Sun-Thurs 12pm-7pm www.kibbutzgallery.org.il 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. www.harelart.com Ilana Goor Museum 4 Mazal Dagim St, Old Jaffa Tel: (03) 6837676, Sun-Fri 10am4pm, Sat 10am-6pm, www.ilanagoor.com 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. 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. www.minotaure-telaviv.com
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.
Minshar Gallery for Art 18 David Chachami St. Tel: (03) 6887090 Sun-Thurs 12pm-7pm
Rosenfeld Gallery 1 Shvil Hamifaal St. Tel. (03) 5229044, Tue -Thurs 12pm-7pm, Fri 11am-2pm, Sat 11am-1pm www.rg.co.il
Noga Gallery 60 Ahad Ha’am St.Tel: (03) 5660123 Mon-Thur 11am-7pm Fri-Sat 11am-2pm www.nogagallery.com Office in Tel Aviv (installation art) 1 Shlomo Hamelech St. Tel: (03) 5254191, Tue-Thurs 2pm-7pm Fri, Sat 11am-1pm www.officeintelavivgallery.com Time Fragments – Motke Blum This award-winning, multi-disciplinary Romanian-born Israeli artist, a
Sommer Contemporary Art 113 Rothschild Blvd. Tel: (03) 5166400 Mon-Thur 10am- 6pm Fri 10am-2pm Sat 11am-1pm www.sommercontemporaryart.com The Center for Contemporary Art 5 Kalisher St. Tel. (03) 5106111 Mon-Thur 2 pm – 7 pm Fri-Sat 10 am – 2 pm, www.cca.org.il
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"Shelf Life" Haifa Museum of Art This exhibition is one in a cluster of eight concurrent exhibitions that explore the phenomenon of collecting and collections. :”Shelf Life” investigates the growing interest in "collecting" expressed by contemporary artists. The works in this exhibition reflect the aesthetics of various "collections" and give expressions to acts of collecting and ordering. They raise questions such as what transforms an accumulation of objects into a "collection," and what drives artists to collect. The exhibit demonstrates how contemporary Israeli and international artists relate in their work to various types of collecting, while examining the aesthetic syntax of various kinds of collections and the psychological aspects of collecting and of the artist-collector's obsessive world. Haifa Museum of Art Opening Hours: Sun-Wed 10am-4pm, Thu 4pm-7pm, Sat 10am-3pm. 26 Shabbetai Levi St , Haifa Tel: (04) 9115990
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 herzliyamuseum.co.il
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 www.islamicart.co.il 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 www.imj.org.il 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 www.blmj.org Current Exhibition The Museum for Islamic Art “Afghanistan: Landscapes from Beyond the Horizon” Photographed and curated by Helmut R. Schulze a renowned German photo journalist, this photographic exhibition follows his journeys across Afghanistan, a land of wild landscapes and bitter wars, Schulze portrays stunning views and its people, their daily lives and hardships. Visiting Afghanistan several times between 2002 and 2008 during
all four seasons Schulze and his small team travelled about 4.000 kilometers throughout the country. The team accompanied military patrols to desolate villages where Schulze photographed breathtaking landscapes from the ground and while flying in a helicopter. This exhibition gives a very authentic picture of this downtrodden, but nevertheless wonderful country. Exhibition runs until June, 2010. 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 www.islamicart.co.il Galleries Eden Gallery 10 King David Street Tel. (02) 6244831, Sun-Thur 9am9pm, Fri 9am-2pm www.eden-gallery.com Gerstein Studio/Gallery 13 Harekhvim st. Talpiyot. Tel: (02) 6781899 Sun – Thur 10am-5pm www.davidgerstein.com Jerusalem Artists’ House 12 Shmuel Hanagid St Tel. (02) 6253653, Sun-Thur 10am-1pm, 4pm-7pm Fri 10am-1pm Sat 11am-2pm, www.art.org.il 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, www.mots.org.il 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 www.thenewgallery.org.il 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, Biblelands Museum - Angels And Demons, Jewish Magic Through The ages.
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Art & CULTURE Thurs 10am-7pm, Fri/holiday eves 10am-1pm, Sat/holidays 10am-3pm www.hma.org.il 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 www.hma.org.il Haifa City Museum Sun-Thurs 10am-4pm, Fri/holiday eves 10am-1pm, Sat/holidays 10am-3pm, www.hma.org.il
Dance TEL AVIV-YAFFO VENUES Clipa Theatre 38 Harakevet St., Tel Aviv. Tickets: (03) 6879219 www.clipa.co.il Inbal Multicultural Ethnic Centre 5 Yeheli St, Neve Tzedek. Tickets: (03) 5161933 www.inbalethnic.co.il Mayumana House 15 Louis Pasteur St., Yaffo. Tickets: (03) 6811787 www.mayumana.com/ momentum Suzanne Dellal Center 5 Yeheli St., Neve Tzedek. Tickets: (03) 5105656 www.suzannedellal.org.il Tel-Aviv Performing Arts Center The Opera House 19 Shaul Hamelech St., Tel Aviv. Tickets: (03) 6927777 www.israel-opera.co.il Tmuna Theatre 8 Shontziynu St., Tel Aviv. Tickets: (03) 5611211 www.tmu-na.org.il
HERTZILYA Hertizlya Performing Arts Center Jabotinsky 15, Haifa. Tel: 1 700 70 29 29 www.hoh-herzliya.co.il
HAIFA Haifa Auditorium 138 Hanasi Boulevard, Merkaz Carmel, Haifa. Tickets: (04) 8418411
JERUSALEM & MODIIN VENUES The Lab 28 Derech Hevron St., Jerusalem.
The Batsheva Dance Company presents Sharon Eyals's latest masterpiece "Bill"
Tickets: (02) 6292001 www.maabada.org.il The Jerusalem Centre for Performing Arts, Sherover Theatre 20 Marcus St., Jerusalem. Tickets: (02) 5605755 www.jerusalem-theatre.co.il PERFORMANCES Barak Marshal’s “Monger” This physical-theatre work for 10 dancers explores the dynamics of hierarchy, power, dignity and the compromises one makes in order to survive. The style is theatrical, physical, sharp, fast and contains ethnic-contemporary motifs. Hertzilya Performing Arts, June 8-10, 9pm [149NIS] Batsheva Dance Company’s Premiere “Bill” The premiere of the latest creation by Sharon Eyal, is an extraordinary work that dares not to play by the rules and results in a uniquely innovative dance experience. The 21 dancers immerse themselves completely in this work of art in the true sense of the word. Fascinating, intense and breathtakingly exciting are superlatives which so accurately describe this dance performance. Suzanne Dellal, June 13, 14 and 16, 9pm; June 15, 10pm Tickets: (03) 5104037 [120-140NIS] ֿwww.batsheva.co.il Batsheva Dance Company presents “Deca-Dance” Considered Ohad Naharin’s most well-known piece, it highlights many excerpts from his previous works. Naharin explains that “in Deca Dance I took sections from different works. It was like I was telling only either the beginning, middle or ending of many stories but when I organized it
the result become as coherent as the original if not more.” Suzanne Dellal Center, June 8, 5pm, June 10 and 20, 9pm; June 18, 10pm Tickets: (03) 5104037 [120-140NIS] www.batsheva.co.il Bangoura A colorful dance show of percussionists and dancers lead by Saboula, a Djembe Master from West Africa. A spectacle of rhythm along with traditional dancing and ceremonies originating in West Africa. Inbal Multicultural Ethnic Centre, June 16, 9pm [80NIS] www.bangoura.co.il Kibbutz Contemporary Dance Company presents “Upon Reaching the Sun” Have you ever had the feeling, when you reached a certain place, that you lost your sense of time? In his unique and fascinating way Rami Be'er invites us to take part in a journey to a legend. Suzanne Dellal Center, June 4, 10pm [105-149NIS] www.kcdc.co.il Mayumana “Momentum” Multi-talented performers delight with a unique dance and percussion show based on skill, rhythm, visual effects and humor, a smashing production with a vivacious beat. Mayumana House. Various dates. [159NIS] www.mayumana.com Michal Herman’s “Fellowship” This site-specific creation is a humorously clever dance performance based on Franz Kafka’s short story. This interesting, wild and awakening work is a very entertaining piece of dance theatre. Clipa Theatre, June 26, 8.30pm [80NIS] hello ISRAEL
Art & CULTURE Niv Sheinfeld and Oren Laor’s “Post Martha” Inspired by Edward Albee's "Who's afraid of Virginia Wolf", this performance is a psychological journey that looks into the complex relationship of the infertile Martha and George, as they are confronted by a vivid young couple. The behavior of the characters escalates the tension on stage, as reality and illusion mix constantly up to a boiling point where the fantasy looses its calming impact. Suzanne Dellal, June 15, 9pm [90NIS] Spanish and Argentinian Nights After overwhelming success in New York and Japan, this stirring and exciting show combines Spanish and Argentinian tango music with Flamenco and tango dance. Virtuoso Tali Roth on guitar, flamenco legend Sylvia Duran and her dance group along with members of the Israeli Philharmonic orchestra. Suzanne Dellal Center, June 24 and 26, 9pm; June 25, 10pm [125NIS] Yasmeen Godder’s “Love Fire” Performed to classical waltz music, a complex and humorous journey evolves dealing with different understandings of what is "romantic". The desire to fall in love, to lose control, to be transformed is explored through physical and plasticized images which give a new twist to stereotypes of male and female identity. Suzanne Dellal Center, June 22 and 23, 9pm [90/110NIS]
Verdi's "Jewish" opera, Aida at The Massada
Theatre Aida at Massada Verdi's "Jewish" opera in a special production, with the mountain of Masada as a natural towering backdrop, with special lighting, sound and fire effects, performed by international opera singers, the Israeli Opera Chorus and the Opera Orchestra - The Israel Symphony Orchestra Rishon LeZion. Masada, June 3-6, 10pm, Tickets purchased as part of a weekend package: (03) 6086200 www. nabuccoatmasada.com The Cameri Theatre of Tel Aviv The Cameri Theatre presents its most popular productions with screened simultaneous translation into English. June 5: Ghetto June 14, 15: www.cameri.co.il
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The Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company – Harlem, USA Celebrating its 25th Anniversary season, this energetic and engaging dance company presents a work using text, original music and film in order to contemplate our connection with history and its influence on us. “Serenade/The Proposition” approaches the legacy of Abraham. On the eve of the Bicentennial of Lincoln's birth, some of his documented words, his contemporary's writings and speeches, and other texts are used to set up the push and pull of historical perspective. Our connection to history - or lack thereof - is evoked through video and an original score blending classical and folk music in a contemporary pastiche. This work transports the viewer through time with its iconic set design and Jones' cast of fierce dancers. Tel-Aviv Performing Arts Center - The Opera House, June 1 and 2, 9pm; The Jerusalem Centre for Performing Arts, June 5 and 6, 9pm; Haifa Auditorium, June 7, 8.30pm [149-299NIS]
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June 19: The Ketubbah Located at: The Tel Aviv Performing Arts Center, 19 Shaul Hamelech Blvd., Tel Aviv Box Office: (3) 6060960/00 www.cameri.co.il Truly Scrumptious! Movies and Musicals for the Kids, Too. An hour and a quarter celebrating old time favorite songs from Mary Poppins, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, the Lion King, the Sound of Music, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and more. . Israel Musicals is proud to provide a stage for professional musical theater performers to perform, in English, some of the classic shows of Broadway. Various venues and dates. Tickets: 077-450-6012 www.israel-theatre.com
SHOPPING & FASHION 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: www.moriah-collection.com 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 mailto:email@example.com
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Yalduti Infants and children’s fashion 34 Basel St. Tel. (03) 5465694
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.
Mother Land Exclusive importer maternity wear, strollers, prams and more. 38 Basel St. Tel. (03) 5460611 www.motherland.co.il Accessories
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.
Menifa Glass works, jewelry, ethnic works 1 Alkalai St. Tel. (03) 6054505 Hagar Satat Jewelry, 37 Basel St., Tel (03) 6023718
Beauty Souvenirs Sea of Life Stores Tel Aviv - Tel: (03) 5292981 Netanya - Tel: (09) 8325567 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 www.deadseashop.co.il Fashion Gottex A wide selection of swim and beach wear. Main store, 62 Anilevitch St.
Daniella Lehavi Leather bags and shoes by top Israeli designer, 34 Basel St. Tel. (03) 5440573 www.daniellalehavi.com Del-Arte Colorful home accessories 9 Ashtori HaFarchi St. Tel (03) 5466993, www.del-arte.co.il
Tel. (03) 5275371, 077-2012530 Caf’e Bizarre Street fashion and accessories 150 Ben Yehuda St. www.cafebizarre.co.il OLIVIA Elite fashion for women 218 Ben Yehuda St., Tel. (03) 6044197 Inn7 Premium street wear brands 177 Ben Yehuda St., Tel. (0 3) 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
Ben Yehuda Street Fashion AXELA Designer clothing, bathing suits, handbags, accessories and more... 96 Ben Yehuda St.
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 Couple Of Women’s shoe designers 207 Dizengoff St., Tel.(03) 6044451
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Shopping & fASHION David Sasson Men’s fashion, 170 Dizengoff St. Tel. (03) 5298536 www.davidsassoon.co.il Dorin Frankfurt Israeli women’s designer 164 Dizengoff St. Tel. (03) 5270379 www.dorinf.com 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 www.doricsengeri.com
Bauhaus Center 99 Dizengoff St. Excellent selection of books and functional designs, Tel. (03) 5220249
Shine Israeli women’s designer 12 HaRakevet St. Tel. (03) 5601658
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.
Ruby Star Jewelry, Levontin 28 St. Tel. 077-5606500 TES Handbag designer 12 HaRakevet St. Tel. (03) 5601482 www.teschic.com Souvenirs Tifa-Arts Imprinted Art – Leather accessories,ceramics and glass works and more. 2 Levontin St. Tel: 052-2660250, 052-2369606, www.tifa-arts.com Kikar Hamedina He BeEyar St., Hamedina Square. The most exclusive shopping district
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Osteria Da Fiorella Only the best “vera cucina italiana” (authentic Italian cuisine) is what you will be treated to when dining at this family run, simple yet quaint and elegant Italian eatery. There are two sparkling floors divided into cozy dining areas and the décor both on the outside and the inside add to the atmosphere with the reds, greens and whites of the Italian flag. The menu includes most of the traditional Italian dishes, plus special Roman-Jewish home-style treats. The food is simple, yet excellently prepared and is the kind of food that is remarkably similar to that found in many small and unpretentious restaurants throughout Italy.
Start with the warming Pasta e fagioli, a bean soup with pasta and then for a main enjoy the Scallopina alla Marsala, veal scallops dipped in herbed flour and sautéed in butter and Marsala wine. For dessert there is no resisting the absolutely delicious home-made tiramisu. The homely and intimate atmosphere, authentic food and very personal service make for a refreshing and enjoyable eating experience. 148 Ben Yehuda, Tel Aviv. Tel: (03) 5248818
Shopping & fASHION Neve Tzedek
in Israel where you will find the biggest fashion name brands – from Bulgari to Armani
Tel. (03) 6040767 Souvenirs
Green Vurcel Silversmiths & Jewelers 52 Heh B’Iyar St., Tel. (03) 5465661
Sigal Dekel Israeli designer for women’s fashion 15 Achva St. (on the corner of Shabazi St.), Tel. (03) 5165224
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.,
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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 Florentine Accessories Skalski Leather Boutique Original designs of fine leather accessories, bags, purses and belts. 19 Aboulafia St. Tel: (03)6834505 www.skalskidesign.com
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
Shopping & fASHION Hashmal 15 Street fashion, 34 Sheinkin St., Tel. (03) 6291119 Accessories Michal Negrin Romantic, imaginary colorful jewelry by world-wide known Israeli designer 37 Sheinkin St. Tel. (03) 5252752 www.michalnergin.com Tel Aviv Port Tel Avivâ€™s old port (â€œNamal Tel Avivâ€? 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. www.namal.co.il Fashion Bait Ba'Namal â€œEmpowering Womenâ€? is the basic statement reflected in comme il fautâ€™s Bait Ba'Namal, a shopping center focused on womenâ€™s needs. Hangar 26, Tel (03)6041025 www.baitbanamal.co.il Souvenirs & Accessories Idit Jewelry and Judaica designs 1 Yordei Hasira, Tel. (03) 5440067 www.iditjewelry.com Galileeâ€™s Galileeâ€™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 Baâ€™Namal, Hangar 26, Tel Aviv Port. Sun-Thur 10am-10pm, Fri 10am-4pm, Sat 11am-10pm Tel: (03) 5442834, www.galilees.co.il Gal Designs A special collection of unique
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garments and accessories made from colorful, especially designed fabrics. All items are handmade in limited editions. Bait Baâ€™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 Baâ€™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 Baâ€™Namal, Hangar 26, Tel Aviv Port. Sun-Thur 10am-10pm, Fri 10am-4pm, Sat 11am-10pm Tel: (03) 5466906, www.sisters.co.il
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. www.coins.co.il. Beauty AHAVA Alrov Mamilla Avenue Tel.(02) 6243929 Ein Bokek Beach Ein Haâ€™tchelet Shopping Mall Dead Sea â€“ 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. â€“ Thurs. 8:30am â€“ 7:30pm, Fri. 8:30am â€“ 2:30pm. Tel: (02) 6257027 www.khalifashoes.com the Old City Fashion Claire Fashion Charming boutique located close to the Old City in the upscale neiberhood of Baka, near the German Colony. The owners, a Parisian couple, offer imports from France, Italy and England as well as Israeli made garments. 54 Derech Beit lechem St. Tel. (02)6232833 Souvenirs Hutsot Hayotzer Jerusalem artists display their creations in this art center. Open Sunday-Thursday 10 am-5 pm, Friday 10 am-2 pm. Across the street from Jaffa Gate, Jerusalem. www.hutzot-hayotzer.com. Khader M. Baidun and Sons Covering nearly an entire block and includes beautiful jewelry, wellpreserved Bronze Age jugs and other antiquities. Daily 10:30 am-4 pm. 20 Via Dolorosa, Old City, Jerusalem. Tel. (02) 6261469. www.baidun.com. Palestinian Pottery East Jerusalem shop features a fine selection of pottery crafted by the Balian family, whose works have been exhibited all over the world, including Washington D.C.â€™s Smithsonian Museum. Open Monday-Saturday 9 am-4 pm. 14 Nablus Road, Jerusalem. Tel. (02) 6282826. www.palestinianpottery.com.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org 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
Asian 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
Cuciniamo Mangiamo e Parliamo
IL RISTORANTE ITALIANO
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90 Ben Yehuda St. Tel-Aviv, (Between Mapu& Gordon St.) Tel: (03)5273394
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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
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Shushka Shvili Located in the recently opened “Hatachana Complex” in the old railway station of Yaffo, Shushka Shvili is definitely one of the trendiest spots in Tel Aviv Yaffo this summer. Housed in a restored and renovated templar home, you can choose to enjoy the unique atmosphere of the indoor bar or relax in the extensive outdoor porch overlooking the entire complex and enjoy the Mediterranean breeze. The beautiful crowd in this establishment, combined with its classic location in the trendiest cultural, entertainment and shopping complex in Israel, makes Shushka Shvili an experience not to be missed. Shushka Shvili’s specialty lies in the incredible variety of beers from around the world (100 different types) accompanying a colorful menu of more than 40 tapas dishes and great sandwiches. Shushka Shvili is currently open from 10am until the bar closes, serving breakfast, lunch and dinner (bear in mind that in the meantime the complex closes at 10pm but guests that are already in are able to stay till later). Hatachana Complex, Building 8, 1 Koifmann St. Tel Aviv Yaffo. Tel: (03) 5160008
Dining out 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 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 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
– 4 pm 16 Abba Hillel St, Ramat Gan Reservations only, Tel. (03) 5752445 www.chlolys.rest-e.co.il, 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
Italian Mediterranean Cuisine Meat, Fish & Seafood
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
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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Si mangia come in Italia 148 Ben Yehuda St. Tel Aviv, Tel. 03-5248818
Dining out 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 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
4 Berkovitch St (behind the Tel Aviv Museum of Art), Reservations only, Tel (03) 6935151, (03) 6935152, Price Level: High
Mid-Eastern Kosher Bruno Mediterranean cuisine with an open kitchen and a great view. Sun-Thur 12 pm-4.00.pm, 7.00.pm11 pm, Azrieli Center, 3rd floor Reservations recommended, Tel. (03) 6093030, Price Level: 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 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 Meat 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 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
Tony Vespa Excellent “Rome Style” rectangular shaped pizza slices sold by weight. Sun-Sat. noon-2am. 267 Dizengoff St (03) 5460000, Price Level: Inexpensive
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
Toto Critics love the Mediterraneaninfluenced cuisine at this airy, stylish restaurant, Sun-Sat. noon-midnight.
Stefan Braun Levantine-style kebabs and salads served in a romantic, Ottomanstyle setting, Sun-Sat. noon-2am,
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99 Allenby St (in the courtyard), Reservations recommended, Tel (03) 5604725, Price Level: Moderate
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 Cafes 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 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
Jerusalem 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
Dining out 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 Bistro 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 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. 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
Considering a Real Estate Purchase in Tel Aviv? Tel. (03) 544 2525 196 Ben Yehuda St. Tel Aviv (Near the Hilton Tel Aviv)
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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; 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 www.scala-rest.com 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
Dining out Bistro Rocca Beautiful sea-front location on Herzliya, Sun-Sat. noon-midnight 8 Ramat Yam St, Hertzilya Pituach 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
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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
Industrial area (look for the signs), Ramat Yishay, Reservations recommended, Tel. (04) 9533173 Price Level: Moderate-High
Moshav Nimrod Ramat Hagolan, Reservations highly recommended Tel (04) 6870049, Price Level: Moderate-High
Tzel HaTamar (Palm Tree’s shadow) Tranquil location offering primarily meat and fish.Sun-Sat. noon-midnight At the entrance to Kibbutz Ashdot Ya’acov, just outside Tiberias Reservations recommended Tel. (04) 6756688, 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
HaTachana (The Station) One of the best steak restaurants in Israel. People make special trips up north just to eat here. Sun-Sat. noon-midnight, 10 HaRishonim, Metulla, Reservations recommended, Tel (04) 6944810 Price Level: Moderate-High
Eilat & South Bistro Josephine The best French cuisine in town. Mon-Sat. 6pm-midnight, 3 Eilat St, Reservations recommended Tel (08) 6323787, Price Level: Moderate-High Asian Yakimono (kosher) A kosher Japanese restaurant located on the 12th floor of the Hilton Sheba Hotel,Sun-Thur 4pm-midnight, Sat 7.30pm-midnight, 8 Antib St (Hilton Sheba Hotel), Reservations recommended, Tel. (08) 6306793, Price Level: Moderate-High Fish & Seafood Edi’s Hiding Place Sun-Sat 6pm-midnight, 8 Eilat St Reservations optional, Tel (08) 6371137, Price Level: Moderate Kosher Lawrence The best gourmet kosher cuisine in Eilat.Sun-Thur, Sat. 7pm-11pm North Promenade, Herods Vitals Hotel Reservations recommended Tel (08) 6380115, (08) 6380000 Price Level: Moderate-High Meat Pedro Mon-Sat. 6pm-11pm 14 Ye-Elim Blvd (the old city center), Reservations recommended, Tel (08) 6379504 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
pick of the month Sublet is the perfect place to kick back, quaff a cocktail and watch the radiant sunsets. Enjoy the breeze on Tel Aviv’s steamy summer evenings and hang with local fashionistas in the trendiest mega bar to hit this summer. Situated on the airy roof over looking Tel Aviv's promenade with the ocean just metres away, these two roof bars with comfy couches plus wide wooden deck makes this al fresco lounge / bar the coolest place to rock away the night. Hurry as it closes in October for the winter! Open 7 days a week. Best Nights: "Monday night madness" & “Zizitripo's Summer Thursdays”, Best come early (9pm) to avoid the crowds at the door. 6 Koifman St. (Second floor, above Herbert's Samuels restaurant), . Reservation Recommended, Tel: 054-5800020
TLV One of Tel Aviv’s biggest nightclubs with state of the art sound and lighting systems. Tel Aviv Port. Tel: (03) 5444194
Lima Lima Red interior, talented DJ’s and a fun atmosphere. 42 Lillienblum St. Tel: (03) 5600924 Irish Pubs
Zizi-Tripo World’s best DJs in the trendiest dance club in Tel Aviv. 7 Carlebach St. Tel: (03) 5611597 Gay Ashmoret Vibrant bar/club that hosts an impressive selection of parties. 10 Rothschild Blvd. Tel: 077-5600503 Dance Bars Blackbook 37 Menahem Begin Rd. Hachalonot HaGvohim (High Windows) Stylish 3-floor mega bar. 113 Ha’Hashmonaim St. Reservations Tel: 077-4000600
Leo Bloom’s Ziv Towers, 24 Raoul Wallenberg St. Tel: (03) 6482126 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
night life 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
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.
Nanouchka Georgian Food 28 Lillienblum St, Tel: (03) 5162254
Gula 30 Yaffo St. Lounge Bars
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
Birman Live performances are held every evening. Great Middle Eastern kitchen. 8 Dorot Rishonim St. Tel: (02) 6236115
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 Blanco King Solomon Hotel, King Solomon’s Promenade. Tel: (08) 6364444
Chakra A resto-bar serving good food with a calm atmosphere. 41 King George St. Tel: (02) 6252733
Paddy’s Tourist center on the northern promenade. 8 Beit HaGesher St. Tel: (08) 6376237, 057-8834066
Messa Bar Exclusive, stylish & intimate, extension of Messa 5-star restaurant. 19 Ha’arba’a St. Tel: (03) 6856859
Shlomtzi Trendy venue with two massive bars. 8 Shlomzion Hamalka St. Tel: (02) 6254999 KOSHER
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
The Lab Hip performance/exhibition space for live music & art. 28 Hebron Rd., Old train station. Tel: (02) 6292000 KOSHER
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Beit HaBira 16 Hanasi St, Carmel Center. Tel: 050-8229750
HaTa’asiya 54 4 HaMasger St. (Industrial Zone)
Gana 71 Newly opened stylish venue. 71 Ibn Gvirol St. Tel: (03) 5290507
Jajo Vino Small, chic and stylish. 44 Shabazi St. Tel: (03) 5164557
Stella 60 Moria Rd. Tel: (04) 8112000
Cavalier Bar A classy establishment attracting stylish clientele. 1 Ben Sira St. Tel: (02) 6242945
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
Morrison Yefe Nof, Carmel Center. Tel: (04) 8383828
Local Bars Baktana King George St. opposite Independence Park
Shalvata Tel Aviv Port. Tel: (03) 5441279
Maidler’s Pub 126 Moria Rd. Tel (04) 8248754
Lounge Bars 17 Excellent sound and lighting, hosting the best DJ’s. 17 Haoman St. Tel: (02) 6781658
M.A.S.H 275 Dizengoff St. Tel: (03) 6051007
Saloona 17 Tirza St. (Noga Quarter), Jaffa. Tel: (03) 5181719
Frangelico 132 Moria Rd. Tel: (04) 8248839
Haifa Local Bars Barbarosa 8 Pika St, Ahuza. Tel: (04) 8721988
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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TOURIST INFORMATION OFFICES Tour-Phone 24/7 *3888 Ben Gurion Airport 24/7 (03) 9754260 Tel Aviv (03) 5166188 Jerusalem (02) 6271422 Dead Sea - Ein Bokek (08) 9975010 Netanya (09) 8827286 Nazareth (04) 6570555 Haifa 1800 305090 Eilat (08) 6309111 Tiberias (04) 6725666
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JERUSALEM Hauma Beit Hakerem
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2.5 rooms, Ground floor + garden in Geula St. Tel Aviv. $ 447,000 Sun Tel Aviv (03) 5442525 A Fully renovated, 90m, 3rd floor apartment on Shprintsak St. Tel Aviv. $ 632,000 Sun Tel Aviv (03) 5442525
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