Pessah events

All of the activities out there during the spring vacation; Jerusalem, Tel Aviv, Haifa and other locations throughout Israel.

  • Read the complete Pessah 5767 Supplement JERUSALEM AACI ENGLISH-SPEAKING WALIKING TOURS IN JERUSALEM - Friday: New Scenic Promenades, Old Borders - A Walk Along the Pre-1967 Jerusalem Boundary Line, 10 a.m., Haas Promenade. Sunday: Palm Sunday in the Christian Quarter, 10 a.m., New Gate. Splendor and Sadness of 2nd Temple Period, 10:30 a.m., Mizrachi Bank, Jewish Quarter. Many Faces of Yemin Moshe - From King Menashe to Sir Moses Montefiore, 2, windmill, Yemin Moshe. Guide: Ruth Frank (054-6364108). Rechov HaNevi‚im and Environs, 2, Davidka. Wednesday: Perfect Garden Neighborhood - Stroll through Beit HaKerem, 10 a.m., Denmark Square, Herzl Blvd. Rediscovering Rehavia, 10 a.m., Prima Kings Hotel. Mt. Herzl and the Military Cemetery - Inspiring Stories of Patriotism, Heroism, and Sacrifice, 2, entrance to Mt. Herzl. Bucharian Quarter and Meah She‚arim, 2, Davidka. Thursday: 3000 years of Old City Gems, 10 a.m., Jaffa Gate. New and Old Discoveries in David's City, 10 a.m., inside the Dung Gate. In the Footsteps of the Women of Jerusalem (Rechov HaNevi'im and the Russian Compound, including the Underground Prisoner's Museum), 10 a.m., Beit Sergei, Heleni Hamalka. Highlights of the Four Quarters of Jerusalem's Old City, 2, inside Jaffa Gate. Magical Night Tour of the Tower of David Museum with "Soundscapes", 7:30, Museum entrance. All tours about 2.5-3.5 hours. & 050-2166775/ HAGADAH FESTIVAL - Pessah themed activities in the Old City, day and night. See or (02) 627-1155. TISCH FAMILY BIBLICAL ZOO - Sat. activities: elephants' performance, 12:30. Australia tours, 11:30 a.m. and 4. Tours, 10:30 a.m. and 3. Feeding times, 11:30 a.m., 12, 1, 1:30, 2, 3. Malha, today, 9 a.m.-4:30; Sat., 10 a.m.-6; Sun.-Thurs., 9 a.m.-6 & 675-0111 DAY-TRIPPING IN THE JUDEAN HILLS - Joint project of the Society for Protection of Nature in Israel, JNF, and others. Wed. and Thurs. & 1800-350-550 JERUSALEM THEATER HOSTS THE TRAIN THEATER - Two plays from the Train Theater will be shown in the Jerusalem Theater. At Night I Had a Dream About Animals - Based on a book by Mira Meir. The play is for ages 3-6 and there will be a behind the scenes after the play. Thu 11 am. Grandma knits Stories - Based on a book by Uri Orlev; after the play there will be a workshop for kids ages 5 and up. Thu 4 pm. PESSAH FAMILY FUN - Free entrance for all. A journey with costumed actors through the wonders of ancient Egypt. For ages 5 to 9. Plus: creative workshops, self guided tour on ancient Egypt (Eng. and Heb. for ages 9+). Adult guided tours: Eng., 10:30 a.m., Heb., 11 a.m. and 1, additional tour, Wed.: Eng., 5:30, Heb., 6. Bible Lands Museum & Wed. and Thurs. & 561-1066 TOWER OF DAVID MUSEUM - Soundscapes returns in the Courtyard. 'A Meal' - paper mache installation by artist Naama Aaronson, 'Crafts in the Courtyard' - arts and craft workshops for children throughout the courtyard of the citadel, 'Pilgrimages on Foot' - guided tours for the whole family. Special holiday prices. Daytime opening hours, Mon. and Tues., 10 a.m.-2; Wed. and Thurs., 10 a.m.-4. Opening hours for Soundscapes: Tues., from sundown-10, Wed. and Thurs., 7-10 (admission to Soundscapes for children under 12) & 626-5333/626-5310 PYRAMID BUILDING - With Kapla. Kanyon Malha, from Wed., 11 a.m.-7 TEL AVIV AND AREA INTERNATIONAL SPRING FESTIVAL - 8th annual celebration. A fusion of cultures - music and dance from around the world. Cuba, Romania, Brazil, Spain and Israel. Highlights: Romanian Gypsies, Mahala Rai Banda, today, 1:30. African Circus, Sat., 9, Sun., 11 a.m. and 5. Rishon Lezion, Heichal Hatarbut & 948-8666 YALDUTI FESTIVAL - Sixteen performances of 7 different shows. Theater and dance, for ages 3-10. Free activities, 10:30 a.m.-7. Movement workshop, 11:30 a.m. Disco kids at 5. Suzanne Dellal Center, Wed. and Thurs., from 10:30 a.m. & 510-5656 SCIENCE FAIR - Creating marionettes, science and cooking (for Pessah), acrobalance, Prof. Kesem. Music with Chen Zimbalista, flying egg tournament, science in 3 minutes, educational workshops, screening of films. Rehovot, Weizmann Institute of Science, Wed. and Thurs., 10:30 a.m.-6 & (08) 934 6090/ FESTIVAL SHELANU - Storybook heroes. Twenty shows including The Emperor's New Clothes, An Apartment to rent, The Fisherman and the Goldfish. Admission free to some events - drums, mini luna park. Tel Aviv Museum and Beit Ariella, from Wed., 9 a.m.-7 & (03) 571-0005/ YOTZRIM BAHUTZ - Sculptures and artists move their crafts and sculptures outside. Free, and free admission to the city's museums. Petah Tikva, Kfar Sirkin Junction, from Wed., 10 a.m.-5 & (03) 905-3000 YAMEI ZEMER - Festival of Israeli singers. Tributes, special performances by Miri Masika, Arik Berman and many others. Young generation of Israeli singers. Holon, Theater, from Thurs. GOVAH EINAYIM CENTER - Journey for spring through pictures, games, music and crafts. For ages 3-9. Holon, Ussishkin 11, Wed., 10:30 a.m. and 5; Thurs., 10:30 a.m. & (03) 503-9139 ISRAEL CHILDREN'S MUSEUM - Folding - fun with anything that folds, paper, balloons, chairs, clothes and people! Creative workshops and special activities. Nature, life and thinking and feeling pavilions. Two tour groups: ages 4-8 and ages 8-11. Holon, Mifraz Shlomo, Peres Park, from Wed. & 1599-585858 [reservations required] KENES OLAMOT - Third annual event. Beyond man - characters from science fiction stories and fantasy. Holon, Mediatheque, Tues.-Thurs. DIALOGUE IN THE DARK - Participants are given a walking stick and taken on a tour by blind guides, in pitch darkness, through a 'park', 'market place', 'boat ride', 'coffee shop', and more. From age 9. Mifratz Shlomo 1, Peres Park, today-Tues., 9:30 a.m.-1; Wed. and Thurs., 9:30 a.m.-5 [reservation required] & 1599-585858 CHILDREN'S FESTIVAL IN NATURE - Jumping castles, petting corner, crafts, ponies, farmner's market, flower and vegetable picking. Main events daily at 10:30 a.m., 1:30 and 4:30. Kibbutz Givat Hashlosha, from Wed., 9 a.m.-7 & (03) 732-0350 FAMILY FESTIVAL AT THE KIKAR - Free admission to all activities. With the participation of museums, artists, actors, singers, TV stars, musicians, photographers, dancers, acrobats. Creative activities and circus acts. Kikar Rabin, Wed. and Thurs., 11 a.m.-7 MIDRAHOV - Exhibitions, competitions, artists, designs inspired by the Seder. Nahalat Binyamin, till April 10 YAKOM ADVENTURE PARK - Many activities for the whole family to enjoy, including 3 circuses, 2 plays, hikes and more. Yakom nature reserve 3.4-10.4 9:00-18:00 HAIFA HAIFA INTERNATIONAL CHILDREN'S THEATER FESTIVAL - Four days of performances. Haifa, Theater (lack of info?) PYRAMID BUILDING - With Kapla. Haifa, Castra, from Wed., 11 a.m.-7 BEERSHEBA AND SOUTH PLANES AND PILOTS - Airshow, many attractions. Arava, Ein Yahav, from Tues. & 1-800-225-007/ ROPES AND CHALLENGE COURSE - Lahav Forest, Thurs., 10 a.m.-3 & 1-800-350-550/ JOE ALLON CENTER - Free admission. From Wed., 9 a.m.-5 FIND THE AFIKOMAN TREASURE HUNT - Paintball and other activities. Kibbutz Kramim, from Wed., 9 a.m.-00:00 & (08) 659-7188 COLORS OF SPRING FESTIVAL - Omer, Industrial Center, from Wed., 10 a.m.-3 & (08) 649-2692 DESERT EMBROIDERY - Lecture at 12. Lakiya, Bedouin Center, from Wed., 10 a.m.-3 OTHER LOCALES HORSE SHOW - Competitions, show jumping, food fair, arts and crafts. Gilboa, Hippodrome, Thurs., 10 a.m.-6 & (03) 524-7373/ ODEM MOUNTAIN WINERY - Guided tours and wine tasting. Golan, Odem Winery, Visitor's Center, today and Sat., 10 a.m.-6 & (04) 687-1122 PAINT YOUR OWN POTTERY - Painting on pottery, wood, glass, playground, coffee shop. Ornament, Rishpon, Hacharuv 1, today and Mon., 10 a.m.-3; Sat. and Tues., 11 a.m.-5; Sun., Wed. and Thurs., 10 a.m.-6 & 054-7682354, (09) 951-1964 ADAMA FESTIVAL - Spiritualism in nature. Kinneret, Hof Hokok, from Thurs. & 0547-400-011/ HAR MEROM MARCH - Three paths: hikers, families and nature lovers. Thurs., from 10 a.m./ HAMAT GADER - Alternative happening. Holistic treatments, Tai chi, massage, shiatsu and more. From Wed. & (04) 665-9999/ EIN GEV MUSIC FESTIVAL - Choirs and choral groups. Emek Hayarden, Ein Gev, from Wed. HAPPENING - Artists, jumping castles. Ein Gev, Tayelet, Wed. and Thurs. BEIT NAOMI SHEMER - From Wed., from 12 & (04) 675-9123 EMEK YIZRAEL - Archeological Museum, Kibbutz Ein Dor & (04) 677-0333. Tiyulatron & 0504-674-077. 4 x 4 Center & (04) 986-9888. Bees Dvorat Hatabor & (04) 676-9598. Cows and milk, Shvil Parot & (04) 983-2437. Ducks & (04) 654-0882. Afiko-dag & (04) 989-4095 THEATERNETTO 2007 - Monodrama theater festival. 17th annual event. Guest performances, competing performances and special performances only for the festival. 70 plays, 10 new shows dealing with a range of subjects. Acre, Old City, from Wed. EMEK HASHALOM - Workshops, introduction to citrus fruits, senses, trips, caves. Yokneam, 10 a.m.-1 & (04) 959-1808 BOOMBAMELA 2007 - Annual event. Music, holistic healing, comedy, x-treme, kid's events. Nitzanim, from Thurs./ BEIT LOHAMEI HAGETA'OT - Admission free on Hol Hamo'ed INDIANA JONES ADVENTURES - Appolonia National Park, from Thurs., 11 a.m.-3 EIN HEMED NATIONAL PARK - Kids participate in stories through theater and music. Ein Hemed, from Wed., 11 a.m.-3 YAVNEH FESTIVAL OF JUDAISM AND SONG - Hebrew vocal groups, large exhibition of Jewish Art, Star of David Symposium, and more. Wed-Thur., Yavneh.