Succot at the Israel Museum
The Israel Museum,
in collaboration with Beit Avi Chai,is offering a number of fun and
innovative activities aimed at the entire family. The Museum is
showcasing the creative model succas from the celebrated Succot Speak
contest. Children who are inspired can take part in the workshops in the
Youth Wing: artists’ workshops that allow kids to try their hand at
building a model succa or recycling workshops where they can prepare
miniature succas using recycled materials.
Based on the Museum’s
current exhibition A World Apart Next Door, there will be Hasidic tales
for kids, a family tour on the themes of Succot and Hasidism, as well as
a wandering Klezmer band playing vibrant, atmospheric music. . Entry to
the Museum is free for kids during HolHamoed, and is free for all ages
on Sunday October 7. (workshops are an additional fee).
Address: 11 Ruppin Boulevard, Givat Ram
Phone: (02) 670-8811
When: 10a.m.- 3p.m.
Wheels of Love
“Wheels of Love
in the Jerusalem Park is a great way to spend quality time together as a
family and to soak up some autumn sun and fresh air. The whole family
can enjoy a morning of being on the bike as well as other challenging
sports– and it’s all for a good cause too. The event precedes the 13th
annual Wheels of Love International Bike Ride to raise money for the
children of Alyn Hospital.
Address: Jerusalem Park
When: October 3, 7:30p.m. – 2p.m.
Moshav Modiin Country Fair
Me’or Modiin, known as the Carlebach Moshav after the late Rabbi
ShlomoCarlebach, is just over a half hour drive from Jerusalem but is
far removed with its slow-paced rural feel. The annual country fair is
very popular with Americans and the Anglo crowd. It offers “alternative”
activities for the entire family – arts and crafts, healthy food
stalls, hand-made clothing and accessories, healthy juices and raw live
snacks, alternative healing, and an excellent line-up of live music.
Address: Moshav Me’or Modiin (just past Modiin on Highway 443 to Tel Aviv):
When: October 3,11a.m. – 10p.m.Abu Gosh Vocal Music Festival
Vocal music fans should not miss out on the bi-annual Abu Gosh Vocal Music Festival
this Succot. The concerts are performed in striking locations including
the Benedectine Monastery of Abu Gosh in the heart of the village and
the Kiryat Ye’arim Church at the top of the hill overlooking the
village. Tickets are available during the festival at the box office in
the churches (cash only).Address: Abu Gosh
Phone: 054-640-7144 (info during the festival only) or *6226 (tickets)
When: October 5 to October 8,11:30a.m. – 6:30p.m.
Derech Beit Lechem Festival
The Baka Community and Jerusalem Municipality is organizing a colorful and lovely evening on the quaint Beit Lechem Street
in trendy Baka. Browse the boutiques, dine in a succa at one of the
many cafes lining the street, enjoy music, take part in a Hasidic
farbrengen and soak up the village-like atmosphere. There are activities
on offer for all ages.Address: Beit Lechem Road, Baka
Phone: (02) 673-4237
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