Hanukka 2007 events and happenings

hanukkah mall 298.88 (photo credit: Ariel Jerozolimski [file])
hanukkah mall 298.88
(photo credit: Ariel Jerozolimski [file])


AACI ENGLISH-SPEAKING WALKING TOURS IN JERUSALEM - Several tours especially suitable for children and youth. Fun for the entire family. 2.5-3.5 hours. No reservations required except for Treasure Hunt. Friday: Perfect Garden Neighborhood - A Stroll through Beit HaKerem, meet 10 a.m., Denya Square, Herzl Boulevard, Beit HaKerem. Sunday: Russian Compound including the Museum of the Underground Prisoners, for children 9+, meet 10 a.m., Beit Sergei, corner Monbaz and Heleni HaMalka. Secrets of Lev Ha'ir Unfolded - A Stroll through Nachla'ot as the Chanukah Lights Emerge, meet 2:45, Gerard Behar, Bezalel. Monday: Dead Sea Scrolls and the Model of Second Temple Period Jerusalem at the Israel Museum, for children 8+, meet inside entrance museum 11 a.m. Me'ah She'arim and the Bucharian Quarter as the Chanukah Lights are Kindled, meet 2:45, Davidka, Jaffa Road and Hanevi'im Street. Tuesday: Scavenger Hunt through Nachla'ot and Machaneh Yehudah for All Ages, meet 1, front Gerard Behar, Bezalel, pre-register. Wednesday: Ammunition Hill for the Whole Family, meet 2, new entrance Ammunition Hill. www.aaci.org.il & 566-1181, ext. 318 SHOSHANA THE SHEEP - Moshe Datz. Jerusalem Theater, Sherover, Sun., 5:30 TRAIN THEATER - Silly Goose (Friday, 11 a.m.). Two Ladies and a Pepper (Sat., 11 a.m.). About Three Bears and One Goldilocks (Sun., 11 a.m. and 3). The Rain Bird (Mon., 11 a.m. and 4:30). I Dreamt About Animals at night (Tues., 11 a.m.). Grandma Embroiders Stories (Wed., 11 a.m.). Liberty Bell Garden, Train Theater A CHINESE OPERA - In cooperation with Opus Focus. Merav Barak tells the story of Chinese ice princess Turandot who finds true love in the Forbidden City. Scenes from productions of Puccini's opera based on that story and from traditional Chinese operas, will be screened, and singer Hila Baggio will perform arias from Turandot. For ages 7+.; NIS 25 for children, NIS 45 for adults. Israel Museum, Mon. and Tues., 11 a.m. & 677-1302 ISRAEL MUSEUM - Entrance free for children on Hanukka (charge for workshops). Puppet and Shadow Theater, Sun.-Wed., 12. Hanukka Workshops, Sun.-Wed., 10:30 a.m.-2:30. Museum hours: Friday, 10 a.m.-2; Sat.-Mon., Wed. and Thurs., 10 a.m.-5; Tues., 10 a.m.-9 HANUKKA ACTIVITIES AT THE TOWER OF DAVID MUSEUM - I Am a Maccabee: Interactive tour from the Phasael Tower overlooking the Old City through the Museum's exhibition rooms. Characters tell stories and experiences under Greek rule. Mysteries and missions connected to Hanukka to be solved and a creative arts workshop. For ages 6-11. Tower of David Museum, Sun.-Tues., 11 a.m., 12 and 1 & 626-5333 HANUKKA CELEBRATIONS - Ethiopian Young Leadership event, Lev Ha'ir, Sun., 6. Hamadregot Band, Pisgat Ze'ev, Community Center, Mon., 8. Violin, cello and piano, Neve Ya'acov, Tues., 6. THE TISCH FAMILY BIBLICAL ZOO - Sweet Things, Friday, 10 a.m.-1; Sat.-Wed., 11 a.m.-2. King Solomon and the Bee, Sun., Mon. and Wed., 11 a.m. and 12. Bugs, Friday, 11 a.m., Sun. and Mon., 2; Tues., 11 a.m. The Great Coin Race, Friday, 11 a.m.; daily, 11 a.m. and 2. Malha & 675-0111 KEF TZUBA PARK - Kapla Building National Competition, each day, 12-3. Kibbutz Tzuba, Friday-Wed. & 534-7090 BOTANICAL GARDENS - Children's Hanukka workshops, 10 a.m.-3. Train, 10 a.m.-2. Guided walking tours, Friday, 10 a.m.; Sun.-Wed., 10:30 a.m. Givat Ram, Botanical Gardens HANUKKA EVENING FAMILY TOURS - Meet Beit Shmuel, till Mon. HANUKKA FAMILY FUN - Actors in Search of the Lost Temple Treasures and the story of Hanukka. Tours every half hour from 10:30 a.m.-1:30 (Free). For ages 5-9. Innovative creative workshops, self-guided tour booklets for ages 9+. Holiday show - Musical Stories - instruments and tales from around the world. Free daily guided tours for adults - English 10:30 a.m., Hebrew 11 a.m. Free entrance for children, 50% for adults. Bible Lands Museum, till Wed.

Tel Aviv area

AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 DAYS - Musical starring Lior Ashkenazi, Eli Yatzpan, Michael Louis. Heichal Nokia, Yad Eliahu, Sun., 9:30 a.m., 12:15, 3:15, 6. Mon., 9 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 2:15, 4:45, 7:30. Tues., 9 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 2:15, 4:45. Wed., 9:30 a.m., 12:15, 3:15, 6 & 546-4333 FESTIGAL 2007 - Directed by Hanoch Rosen. Starring Miri Masika, Maya Buskila, Yuval Hamebulbal, Rinat Gabai, Adi Himmelbloi, The Pyjamas, Tom Avni and many others. Mercaz Hayeridim, Friday-Thurs. & 052-9999999. www.kidstv.co.il/festigal NARNIA: THE LION, THE WITCH AND THE WARDROBE - Starring Oshri Cohen, Henry David, Tal Musri and Hani Nachmias. Habama, Friday, 9 a.m., 11:45 a.m., 2:30, 5:15. Sat., 10 a.m., 1, 4, 7. Sun.-Wed., 9 a.m., 11:45 a.m., 2:30, 5:15, 7:30 & 524-7373 FUN TAZI KIDS - Multidimensional theater from Prague. Ness Ziona, Heichal Hatarbut, Sat., 11 a.m. and 4:30; Holon, Theater, Sun., 10 a.m., 12 and 5:30; Beit Lessin, Mon., 10 a.m., 12, 4 and 6; Herzliya, Arts Center, Tues., 10 a.m., 12 and 5:30 STORYBOOK CELEBRATION - Children's theater festival. David Grossman's Itamar's Stories, Friday, 11:30 a.m., Sat., 10:30 a.m., 12, Sun.-Wed., 11:30 a.m., 5:30. Puss in Boots, Friday, 10:30 a.m., Sat., Mon., Wed., 11 a.m., Sun. and Tues., 5. The Emperor's New Clothes, Sat., Sun., Tues., 10:30 a.m., Wed., 5. Givatayim, Theater, from Thurs. & 732-5340 SUFGANIYA SHEL HATZAGA - Children's theater festival. Premieres and old favorites. Motek (Friday, 10 a.m., 12:30, Sat., 10 a.m., 5, Sun., 10 a.m., 1). Shmaryahu (Mon., 10:30 a.m., 12:30). Mr. Tralalon (Friday, Sun. and Mon., 11 a.m., 12:30, Sat., 11 a.m., 5:30). Onion, Garlic (Wed., 10:30 a.m., 12:30). Holon, Mediatheque CINDERELLA - Tel Aviv Community Theater production, in English. Pantomime. T.A., Yad Lebanim, Sat., 8, Sun. and Mon., 7:30 TARARAM KIDZ - A musical combining songs, drumming and movement. With guest Hanoch Rosen and Tze'irei Tararam from children's television. Beit Lessin, Tues. and Wed., 4 shows & 604-5000 SHAKETAK - Movement, dance, rhythm and music for the whole family. Tenth anniversary year celebrations. Herzliya, Arts Center, Friday, 10 a.m. and 2, Mon., 10 a.m., 12 and 6 & 1-700-70-29-29; Holon, Theater, Sat., 10 a.m. and 12 MAYUMANA ADRABA - Beat, rhythm, lively music and dance for the whole family. Ness Ziona, Yad Lebanim, Friday, 10 a.m. and 12:30; Beit hahayal, Tues., 10 a.m., 12:30 and 6:30; Wed., 10 a.m., 12:30, 3:30 and 6:30 AN APARTMENT TO RENT - Actress Gila Almagor lends her talents to the Teatron Shelanu production of Leah Goldberg's beloved story. She plays the part of Grandmamma reading the story to her grandson before he goes to bed, and the story comes to life before his eyes. Ramat Gan, Yahalom Theater, Sun. and Mon., 10 a.m., 11:45 a.m., 1:30, 4:15 and 6 OTZ LI GOTZ LI - Rumpelstilskin. Grimms' fairy tale about a poor miller's daughter who weaves gold from straw with the help of a dwarf - but she has to guess his name. Cameri 1, Friday, 10 a.m. and 12:30; Ness Ziona, Heichal Hatarbut, Sun., 5 JOURNEY TO THE SOUND OF MAGIC - Clipa Movement Theater. Harakevet 38, Mon., 4 & (03) 687-9219 JUNGLE BOOK - The well-known story of Mogli. Herzliya, Arts Center, Sat., 10 a.m. and 12 BAMBONI EIN KAMONI - Ganei Tikva, Wed., 5:30 HABAMA HOLON ORCHESTRA - Family concert - Orchestra on Safari. T.A. Museum, Sat., 11 a.m. and 12:30 SHOSHANA THE SHEEP - Moshe Datz. Cameri, Friday, 10 a.m., Rishon Lezion, Heichal Hatarbut, Mon., 4 and 6:30, Ra'anana, Yad Lebanim, Tues., 6 ORNA PORAT CHILDREN'S THEATER - Derech Hashir (Suzanne Delllal Center, Mon., 11:30 a.m. & 510-5656). Zlil Meshutaf (T.A. Museum, Tues., 11:30 a.m.). STORY HOUR - Holon, Mediatheque, Sat., 12, Mon. and Wed., 5 & 502-1555 HASMONEAN RE-ENACTMENT - Time tunnel. Free. Herzliya Pituah, Arena Kanyon, Friday, 10 a.m.-2, Sat., 4-8, Sun.-Wed., 10 a.m.-2 ISRAEL CHILDREN¹S MUSEUM ­ - Tza'atzu'a Shel Galleria, ages 5-9. Creative workshops and special activities. Arts and crafts with recycled material, scented mobiles. Nature, life and thinking and feeling pavilions. Two tour groups: ages 4-8 and ages 8-11. Holon, Mifraz Shlomo, Peres Park, Friday and Sat., 9:30 a.m.-1; Sun.-Wed., 9:30 a.m.-5, tours every 15 minutes & 1599-585858 [reservations required]. Invitation Into the Quiet - an interactive tour by deaf guides, Friday and Mon., 9 a.m.-1, Sat., 10 a.m.-1, Sun., Tues. and Wed., 9 a.m.-1 and 4-8, every 15 minutes. From age 9. www.childrensmuseum.org.il BEGOVA EINAYIM - Branch of the Israel Children's Museum. Special exhibit 'My House.' Holon, Sat.-Wed., 10-11:15 a.m. (tots); 11:30 a.m.-1:30 (for ages 4-8) MIRACLES AND OPPOSITES - Changing liquid to solids and back, dark and light, scientific paradox. Weizmann Institute of Science, Sun.-Wed., 10 a.m.-5 & (08) 934-4401 BETH HATEFUTSOTH - Hanukka 'time machine' meeting characters from history. Workshops, quizzes, stories. Beth Hatefutsoth, Friday, 9 a.m. 1, Sun.-Wed., 10 a.m.-4:30


CINDERELLA'S DANCE - ­ Concert no 4 of Festival of Festivals: Chamber performance based on Prokofiev's music to Cinderella for children ages 3-10 and dancers. Museum of Japanese Art, 89 HaNasi Blvd. Sat., 11 a.m. & 04-838-4777. NIS 60/135 NARNIA: THE LION, THE WITCH AND THE WARDROBE - See T.A. Haifa, Congress Center, Thurs., 6:30 & (04) 838-4777 FUN TAZI KIDS - See T.A. Haifa, Congress Center, Friday, 10 a.m. and 12:30 TARARAM KIDZ - See T.A. Theater North, Friday, 4 shows & (04) 866-8296 MAYUMANA ADRABA - See T.A. Theater North, Sun., 11 a.m. and 4 OTZ LI GOTZ LI - See T.A. Theater North, Tues., 5

Beersheba and south

FESTIVAL - Jazz music, dance with Liat Dror and Nir Ben Gal, yoga, workshops, candles, late night after dance party. Mitzpe Rimon, Hangar Adama, Friday, from 4, Sat. & (08) 659-5190 OTZ LI GOTZ LI - See T.A. Kibbutz Ein Gadi, Mon., 5

Other Locales

SANDY CASH for KIDS - A one- hour family concert (in English) for kids age 4 - 10 and their parents, celebrating Hanukka, as well as the release of Sandy's newest CD: Waltzing With Bears! 19 Hashita St. (Feldman home). Friday, 11 a.m. & 991-9686 or write [email protected] NIS 20, Maximum NIS 70 per family. Family entrance plus a "Waltzing With Bears" CD - NIS 100 ADOPT-A-PET - Dogs and cats. Moshav Shilat, near Modi'in, Friday, 10 a.m.-1 & (08) 974-7755 MINI FARM - Various trip options for groups and families. Guided tour of ancient ruins, ancient olive and wine press, mini zoo and botanical garden with biblical explanations. Moshav artists, aromatherapy, spices. Moshav Mavo Modiim & 0544-283646 FUN TAZI KIDS - See T.A. Ashkelon, Heichal Hatarbut, Wed., 10 a.m. and 4:30 PIM PAM PO - A kind-hearted, lovable giant looks for his dream-princess. From the creators of Dig Dig Doog. Modi'in, Heichal Hatarbut, Sat., 11:30 a.m. and 6:30 MAYUMANA ADRABA - See T.A. Kfar Blum, Sat., 11 a.m. and 4; Ashkelon, Heichal Hatarbut, Mon., 1 and 5 SHAKETAK - See T.A. Kfar Blum, Tues., 11:30 a.m. TEA PARTY -Givat Brenner, Nursery, Friday, from 10 a.m. & (08) 944-3952. www.gardens.co.il OTZ LI GOTZ LI - See T.A. Gan Shmuel, Wed., 10 a.m. and 12:30 MONKEY PARK - Colorful Happening. Sufganiyot, candlemaking, teas. Ben Shemen Forest & (08) 928-5888 HANUKKA TOURS AND ACTIVITIES - Biblical nature reserve. Neot Kedumim, Sun.-Wed., 9 a.m.-3:30 & (08) 977-0770 PA'ALTON - Dance mats, spinning tops, candlelighting and lots of games. Ashdod, Power Center Kanyon, Sun.-Wed. BEIT HALOMOTAI - Special Hanukka activities include latke cooking workshop, artwork with wax and more. Beit Halomotai, Friday, 9 a.m.-3, Sat., 10 a.m.-5, Sun.-Wed., 9 a.m.-5 & (08) 944-3338 ASHDOD CITY KANYON - Five days of fantasy with knights and fairies. Free. Crafts, 11 a.m.-2. Characters from tales, 4-7