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Out & About: Top 10 things to do this week in Israel

January 16, 2014 19:48

Plant a tree with KKL-JNF on Friday between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. at the Lavi Forest or the Ben-Shemen Forest. Each family will receive a sapling.

Please the Trees Band Plants Trees in Israel

Please the Trees Band Plants Trees in Israel. (photo credit:KKL)


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1. Good old action movie

Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit is an action film about a young covert CIA analyst who uncovers a Russian plot to crash the US economy by means of a terrorist attack.

With Chris Pine, Kevin Costner, Keira Knightley, Kenneth Branagh.


2. Plant trees

Plant a tree with KKL-JNF on Friday between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. at the Lavi Forest or the Ben-Shemen Forest. Each family will receive a sapling.

Free. For more information, call 1-800- 350-550.

3. Tour Tel Aviv

A tour along Ben-Gurion Boulevard on Tu Bishvat is an ideal time to talk about the “Green City of Tel Aviv” while strolling past the thoroughfare’s many trees. Walk by Beit Hannah, where Zionist women came as pioneers to learn about local agriculture, talk about the zoo started by a rabbi who immigrated with two “pet” lions and conclude at the large orange grove that grew on the land upon which the Gan Ha’ir shopping mall is now situated.

Tomorrow at 10 a.m. NIS 40. Tel: (03) 510-0337

4. Tour Jerusalem

“Jerusalem – Green within the Walls” is Beit Shmuel’s tour of the Old City’s gardens near Jaffa Gate, David’s Tower and the Old City.

Saturday at 10 a.m. For tickets and reservations, call (02) 620-3461.


5. Mozart's ladies

The Golden Saturday series at the opera returns with the Women of Mozart, featuring soloists of the Israeli Opera in full costume.

January 25 at 11 a.m. NIS 100-140; 50% off for senior citizens. (03) 692-7777 HarP and loVE Edmar Castañeda from Columbia, considered the world’s leading harp player, is the guest of the Israel Camerata Orchestra’s next series A la Tierra. Other solo musicians are Yuval Shapira and Gilad Dobrecky.

On the program are Castañeda’s work A la Tierra, Piazzolla and more.

Jerusalem, January 21 at 8 p.m., (02) 560-5755; Karmiel, January 22 at 8:30 p.m., (04) 988-1111; Kfar Saba, January 23 at 8:30 p.m., (09) 764-0810; Tel Aviv Museum of Art, January 25 at 8 p.m., 1-700-552-000.

6. Mika and Korin

In conjunction with her first solo exhibition in Israel, “Squeeze: Video Works,” a display of video and art installations, Mika Rottenberg will join singer-songwriter Korin Elal for an acoustic performance.

January 21 at 8 p.m. at the Israel Museum, Jerusalem. For more details and tickets, call (02) 670-8823.


7. Three's company

Better Late, a comedy about married life by Larry Gilbert, is about a notso- romantic threesome. A woman brings her first husband, who is recovering from heart attack, to her home, where she lives with her current husband. With Rivka Michaeli, Alex Ansky, Albert Cohen, Assaf Ben-Lulu.

Ongoing at the Sifriya Theater, 16 Hibat Zion Street, Ramat Gan. For tickets and information: (03) 616-1133; hasifriya@


8. Stamp of originality

 “On the Flip Side,” a new exhibition at the Benyamini Contemporary Ceramics Center, focuses on the stamps and signatures of designers and manufacturers from the 1920s until the present. By examining this feature, we can observe the history of Israeli ceramic design.

Until February 2 at 17 Ha’amal Street, Tel Aviv, (03) 518-2257. Mon. – Thurs: 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Fri. and Sat: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

10. Life journey

“Mile, Stone,” a new photography exhibition, opens this week at the Jerusalem Theater. The impressive photographs of the Ramon Crater and the Negev Mountain were taken by Haim Ravia, one of Israel’s leading attorneys in Internet law, who in recent years has been dividing his time between Mitzpe Ramon and Tel Aviv.

Opens tomorrow at noon. Until February 15.

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