City Notes: Science in the South

All the news and events happening in Israel this week.

Children enjoy an interactive exhibit at the Carasso Science Park. ( (photo credit: CARASSO SCIENCE PARK)
Children enjoy an interactive exhibit at the Carasso Science Park. (
(photo credit: CARASSO SCIENCE PARK)
For an educational, fun and free activity suitable for the whole family, enjoy a visit to the Carasso Science Park in Beersheba. As part of the Mifal Hapayis national lottery’s “Culture Days,” where special events will be taking place all around the country, entrance to the museum will be free of charge from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Thursday, September 7, and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Friday, September 8.
The Carasso Science Park is the largest science and technology-based museum in Israel and is home to exhibits and interactive activities on topics such as genetics, light and sight, nuclear energy and microchips.
The museum is located at 79 Ha’atzma’ut Street, Beersheba. For more information about the event visit: or call (08) 625-2600.
Two stars, one stage
Pop singers Eliad and Nathan Goshen will perform together Thursday night, September 7, by the shore of Lake Kinneret at the Beit Gabriel outdoor amphitheater.
Eliad. (Flemming Leitorp)Eliad. (Flemming Leitorp)
Eliad started off his career as a child actor and has made major breakthroughs in the music scene in the past years. He was named 2016’s “Artist of the Year” by Israel Radio, personally chosen by international pop star Britney Spears to be the opening act for her Summer 2017 Tel Aviv performance, and his album Light went platinum, selling over 40,000 copies.
Nathan Goshen. (Elad Rubin)Nathan Goshen. (Elad Rubin)
Nathan is an internationally famous composer, songwriter and performer. His song “Thinking About You” from his third album was a major hit in Europe, going platinum in Holland and reaching gold status in Denmark, Sweden and Norway. At the start of his career, Goshen was named Israel Radio’s 2011“Breakthrough Act” of the year, and in 2015 it named him “Man of the Year.”
Beit Gabriel amphitheater is located adjacent to Tzemah junction. Doors open at 8 p.m. and the concert starts at 9:30. Tickets are on sale at www.zappa- or *9080 for NIS 144, and NIS 114 for soldiers and students.
Open house art show in Ramat Hasharon
A local art celebration in Ramat Hasharon will take place on two weekends in September, when artists will open their homes to the general public to view their artwork and participate in workshops. This “Open Studio” will feature 43 artists spread throughout the city, and is the 14th event of its kind.
A wide range of art will be featured at the display, ranging from paintings, sculptures and handcrafted jewelry to ceramics, mosaic art and photography, where some of the artwork will be available for sale.
The event will take place on September 8-9 and 15-16 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday, and 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturday. For more information about the artists participating in the event and their home addresses:
Can you spell Musical Comedy in Tel Aviv?
Relive your preteen days: ‘The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee.’ (Steven Winston Photography)Relive your preteen days: ‘The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee.’ (Steven Winston Photography)
The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee is coming to Tel Aviv this week for three musical performances. After hitting Broadway in 2005, The Stage, Tel Aviv’s premier English-language performing arts organization, brought together 22 cast and crew members from all over the country to perform the witty show in Israel.
The audience will relive what it is like to be a preteen through the enactment of six adolescents competing in a spelling bee, where only one will be named the champion. Make sure that you brush up on your spelling, because this show includes audience participation.
Shows will be performed on September 6, 7 and 9 at Beit Yad Lebanim, 63 Pinkas Street, Tel Aviv, at 8 p.m. Tickets are on sale at and range from NIS 79 for soldiers and students to NIS 119 for preferred seating. The show is appropriate for kids ages 10 and older.
Bike sharing or bike stealing?
A Tel-O-Fun bike rental in Tel Aviv. (Marc Israel Sellem)A Tel-O-Fun bike rental in Tel Aviv. (Marc Israel Sellem)
In 2011, Tel Aviv introduced the Tel- O-Fun bike-sharing service, similarly used by leading cities worldwide such as New York, London and Paris. Known for their convenience, these green bikes have become a staple of the city, with stations at almost every corner, making it easy for riders to rent and return. But it seems that some people have failed to return them.
It was recently reported by Hebrew media that many of these bikes have been stolen, and the police and Tel Aviv Municipality are starting to take action with special operations to prevent the thefts. According to a Channel 10 report, the municipality has reported 500 bikes stolen since March and 2,300 stolen in total in the past six years.
Thefts of such community bikes are not unique to Israel. In Paris there are an average of 750 bike-share thefts per month; in New York, 40; two in London and 100 in Tel Aviv.