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Fairy Tales atmosphere, with a breathtaking view
of the walls of Jerusalem. Exhibition Holy Week in
Street runs until October 2010.
Alrov Mamilla Avenue, near the Jaffa Jerusalem –
Exhibition Gate, Jerusalem. For additional
information Tel: (02) 6360000 www.
Alrov Mamilla, Jerusalem
Mar 28 – Apr 5

Thousands of Christian pilgrims
from all denominations and ethnic

backgrounds travel to Jerusalem,
as they complete what is for some
A New and Unusual Family the spiritual journey of a lifetime and
Attraction partake in the most important event in
the religious calendar of the Western
This unique botanical-ecological World - the Passion of Christ.
garden includes an indoor, air- Holy Week recounts and re-enacts
conditioned orchid park in which the events leading up to and including
some 20,000 orchids from different the death of Christ with a host of
species grow; a rain forest with tens of processions, services, masses and
thousands of tropical plants including liturgies. The ancient city of Jerusalem
carnivorous plants, waterfalls and is the stage where the final days,
lush greenery; a butterfly garden death and resurrection of Jesus Christ
where hundreds of beautiful butterflies were played out.
flourish; an animal park with a wide On Sunday beginning the Holy Week,
variety of animals and birds and two crowds congregate on the Mount of
plant mazes, one designed in the Olives to re-enact Christ’s triumphant
classical English style and the other, entry into Jerusalem. A focal point of
a more challenging ficus maze on two interest on Wednesday of Holy Week
levels and spread over 2000 meters. is the Coenaculum, better known as
The large, well-shaded outdoor area the place of the Last Supper. Good
includes relaxation areas and play Friday, as in history, is a time of
equipment for children. high drama for modern-day Easter
Café Utopia, located at the entrance visitors. Throngs of worshippers
to the park, serves breakfast and (many of them carrying modern-day
light lunches and the park’s nursery crosses) follow in Jesus’s footsteps
Alrov Mamilla Avenue is the unique has orchids and other tropical plants on his last journey down the street
setting for an exhibition of art for sale. “Via Dolorosa” stopping for worship
works inspired by fairy tales and Kibbutz Bahan, Emek Hefer. For at each of the 14 “Stations of the
legends from various cultures and additional information, including Cross”, locations commemorating
traditions. Some of the characters on opening hours and entrance fees incidents that happened during that
display range from classic fairy tale Tel: (09) 8782191 last fateful walk ending in Church of
characters to characters from Jewish the Holy Sepulcher, traditional site of
literature, the Bible, Greek myths and the crucifixion, burial and resurrection
Nordic mythological heroes. of Jesus.
This creative spectacle brings For a full list of Holy Week sites,
enjoyment to young and old alike activities and services, please contact
and is a rare opportunity to expose the Christian Information Centre, Jaffa
children to great works of art with Gate, Jerusalem. Tel: (02) 6272692
which they can identify drawing from
their knowledge of the tales they are
familiar with.
A year in planning, this exhibition
showcases the work of 54 renowned Holocaust
artists who have displayed their
works galleries and museums Martyrs’
throughout the world. Most of the
pieces were created especially for and Heroes’
this exhibition and include bronze and
stone sculptures and oil paintings. In

addition to the name of the art work,
a quote from the story of the featured
character brings it to life and adds
to the wonder, magic and mystery of (Yom Ha’Shoah)
their stories.
This exhibition is a rare opportunity to Eve of Apr 11 - Apr 12
see and experience art in an inviting
and interesting space, in a vibrant This national Day of Remembrance

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is dedicated to the memory of Jewish before Israel’s Independence Day is of the independent State of Israel by
Holocaust victims and those who devoted to the memory of those who David Ben Gurion in Tel Aviv on May
fought to save them. have given their lives so the State of 14, 1948.
On the eve of this day an official Israel can exist today. Days before the celebration, Israelis
ceremony is held at Yad Vashem, a Ceremonies are held throughout the adorn their houses and cars with the
massive complex which is Israel’s country at schools, cemeteries, and Israeli flag and a festive atmosphere
official memorial and a historical memorial sites. A one-minute siren fills the air.
institute devoted to the Holocaust, is blown on the eve of Memorial Israel’s Independence Day begins
and is attended by many dignitaries, Day heralding the start of the official the minute Memorial Day ends, and
including the Israeli President and events at 8pm and a two-minute siren the switch from sorrow to joy is quite
Prime Minister, as well as survivors of is blown on the morning of Memorial sudden and dramatic. Fireworks
the Holocaust and their children. Day at 11am. During the siren, the displays all over the country fill
During the ceremony six torches are lit whole country comes to a standstill the night and are a sure sign that
in memory of the millions of Jews who - people stop working, children stop Memorial Day has ended and
were murdered during the holocaust playing, and even drivers stop driving. Independence Day has begun. Tel
(1939-1944). Everyone stands at attention in Aviv’s Rabin Square is famous for its
All business and public entertainment silence as the siren wails in memory holiday festivities and the huge crowd
venues are closed from around 4pm of the fallen. It is an emotional time as sings and dances during a night-long
on April 11until the next morning. On Israelis unite in their sorrow and this outdoor party.
April 12 at 10am a one minute siren is a day of collective and personal Parties are held around town all night
is sounded and the whole country anguish mingled with awe and honor long and the streets are packed with
effectively stops and citizens stand for the fallen soldiers and victims of crowds the next day celebrating and
silently in remembrance. terrorism. enjoying the street attractions in the
Yad Vashem, Har Hazikaron, city centers.
Jerusalem. On Independence Day, which is a
Tel: (02) 6443400 Israel’s 62nd public holiday, the favorite pastime is
packing a picnic basket, finding the

perfect spot in one of the many parks

Israel’s and forests, enjoying a traditional

barbeque meal, family time and the

Memorial Day
If you are in Tel Aviv, join the
(Yom Ha'Zikaron) (Yom Ha'Atzmaot) crowds standing along the Tel Aviv
promenade and beaches of the
Evening Apr 18 – Apr 19 Evening Apr 19 – Apr 20 Mediterranean Sea to witness an
impressive display of a flyby show
Israel’s Memorial Day (Yom The celebration of Independence by the Israeli Air force and a naval
HaZikaron), commemorated the day Day commemorates the declaration parade by the Israeli Navy.

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Sites &
These magnificent windows of the
Abbell Synagogue at the Hadassah
University Hospital in Ein Kerem
represent Marc Chagall’s unique

interpretation of the blessings Jacob
gave to his twelve and Moses gave
to the twelve tribes of Israel.
Hadassah Medical Center, Ein Kerem.
Pre-booking recommended
Rokach House Tel: (02) 6776271
The house of Shimon Rokach, one of
the founders of Neve Tzedek, is now
Bauhaus Center a charming museum. Mini Israel
36 Simon Rokach St., Neve Tzedek. Mini Israel miniature city features
Tel: (03) 5162531 Groups by over 350 beautifully crafted
appointment. exact-replica models, of historical,
religious, archeological and modern
Latrun, Tel (08) 9130000 or 1-700-
Bloomfield Science Museum
Ramparts Walk
A walk around the Old City walls
providing an elevated view of
Damascus Gate and Yaffo Gate Tel:
(02) 6277550
A resource center, gallery and store
highlighting the uniqueness of Tel Aviv Tower of David Museum
as “the Bauhaus architecture capital”.
99 Dizengoff St. Tel: (03) 5220249

Bialik House
This charming museum was the Fascinating, thoughtful and intelligent
home of Israel’s national poet, Chaim interactive exhibitions for both
Nachman Bialik, from children and adults.
1925-34. 22 Bialik St., Tel: (03) Rupin St. (02) 6544888

Israel Children’s Museum Cardo - The Jewish Quarter of the

Children and parents can enjoy Old City.
a variety of unique creative
Located in the medieval citadel near
interactive experiences in a realm of
the Yaffo Gate, the museum details
imagination and fantasy.
the major events in Jerusalem’s
Mifraz Shlomo St., Peres Park, Holon.
Tel: (03) 6503010
Yaffo Gate, Old City. Tel: (02)
Museum of the History of the IDF
A popular history of the Israeli armed Via Dolorosa (Way of the Cross)
forces. Tel Aviv Promenade, Yehezkel Christendom’s most holy road, it
Kaufmann St. (corner of Hamered St.) follows the route taken by Jesus from
Tel: (03) 5161346 the Antonia Fortress where he was
condemned to the Hill of Golgotha
where he was crucified. The Via
Old Yaffo
Dolorosa is marked by 14 stations,
Remains of a Roman road dating
the last five being within the Church
back to the 5th century C.E, which is
of the Holy Sepulcher. Old City.
now a busy shopping street.
Jewish Quarter of the Old City Yad Vashem
The world’s most famous Holocaust
Chagall Windows museum is a sobering learning
Har Hazikaron, Tel: (02) 6443400

Haifa & Northern Coast

Acre (Akko)
Significant archaeological
discoveries and numerous historical
An ancient city with Ottoman and Arab
sites can be found within the
architecture, a thriving artists’ quarter
massive walls of Acre (Akko), as
and a flea market not-to-be-missed.
well as beautiful beaches, excellent

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fish restaurants and a traditional Capernaum (Kfar Nachum) served as a beautiful thickly forested nature
covered market. Jesus’ home base during his ministry reserve and archeological site.
in the Galilee and was a thriving Tel: (04) 6902577
Bahai Shrine and Gardens
Christian community. After the Arab
conquest around 700 CE the town was Tel Dan Nature Reserve
destroyed. The town’s synagogue and Tel Dan is a beautiful hiking area
house of St. Peter have been restored where the Dan River flows.
and made into a museum. Tel Dan

Cana Tiberias
The traditional site of the wedding Named after the Roman emperor,
feast where Jesus performed his first Tiberius is one of four holy cities
miracle of turning water into wine and in Judaism. Tiberias was once the
the hometown of the disciple center of Jewish life in Israel with the
Nathaneal. The modern town of Kfar establishment of Rabbinical academies
Cana is built on this site. attracting Jewish scholars and sages.

Mount of the Beatitudes Tsfat

The World Center of the Bahai Faith
The traditional site of the Sermon on An important spiritual center,
is located in Israel and includes holy
the Mount is today is tranquil garden particularly noted for being the place
places and beautiful gardens in both
with a Franciscan church featuring where the Kabbalah was written. Visit
Acre and Haifa.
the eight beatitudes in stained glass the ancient synagogues that
80 Hatzionut Ave., Haifa and North
and provides a good vantage point to lie alongside the Artists’ Quarter.
Acre Intersection, Acre. Reservations
view the Sea of Galilee.
Required. Tel: (04) 8313131
Negev & Arava
This ancient port city is located Dead Sea
mid-way between Tel Aviv and Haifa
on the Israeli Mediterranean coast.
Along with ancient ruins, including
an amphitheatre which hosts regular
music concerts, modern Caesarea,
an upscale residential development,
offers a choice of restaurants,
galleries and lush golfing fairways.

Rosh Hanikra

The largest church in the Middle

East, the Church of the Annunciation,
where it was revealed to Mary that
she would conceive and give birth
The lowest body of water on earth,
to the Son of God, is to be found
this salt lake has an important biblical
in this city, the childhood home of
history and is also the site of many
Jesus. Gaze in awe at the view of
tourist facilities. Health and beauty
the magnificent Jezreel Valley or
products are manufactured from salt
experience 1st century life at the
and minerals of the area.
Nazareth Village.
Tel: (04) 6456042
Situated in the Judean Desert with
Tabgha a clear view of Jerusalem, are
Visit the grottos, cableway and cliff-
top Snack-bar and restaurant at Rosh the remains of an ancient heavily
Hanikra’s Visitors Site. fortified palace including a luxurious
10km north of Nahariya Tel: bathhouse built by King Herod.
073-2710100 This complex was also used as a
command center during the Bar
Kochva revolt.
Galilee & Golan Heights
Ein Gedi

On the northern shore of the Sea of

Galilee, is the traditional site of the
multiplication of loaves and fishes,
a story found in all four Gospels.
The Hermon River Reserve
A source of the Jordan River and

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An oasis located in the Judean
Desert, mentioned several times in
the bible and famous for its caves,
springs, and rich diversity of flora
and fauna.


This world heritage site situated on a

mountain top, is famous for the heroic
last stand of Jewish zealots besieged
by the Romans. The magnificent view
of the desert panorama and the Dead
Sea, along with various activities
of the tourist center, make for an
extraordinary experience.

Underwater Observatory
Marine Park - Eilat

Enjoy the underwater observatory,

giant aquariums, underwater dive
simulator and glass submarine.
This marine park offers the richest
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art & culture
Please note that the events listed
in this section do not cover all the
cultural activities taking place
during this period in Israel’s major
cities. We recommend that you call
the telephone numbers listed for
reservations and further information.
Events may be subject to change.
Please confirm! Enjoy your stay.


Art Museums

Beit Hatfutsot, Museum of the

Jewish People
This museum tells the unique and
ongoing story of the Jewish People.
The museum presents thousands of
years of a flourishing, multifaceted
culture, bringing to life the unity that
underlies the diversity of the Jewish
Tel Aviv University Campus, Matityahu
Gate (#2), Klausner St., Ramat Aviv.
Tel: (03) 7457800
Opening Hours: Sun-Tues, Thurs
10am-4pm Wed 10 am-6pm, Fri
9am-1pm, Closed on Saturdays and Tel Aviv Museum of Art Paris. His sculptures focus on five
Jewish holidays Israel’s main art museum hosts more main themes, presented here as five than half a million visitors per year. chapters: dancers in motion, dancers
It features a dynamic program of behind the scenes, bathers, portraits
Bible Museum changing and permanent exhibitions, and horses. Exhibition runs from
Hosts constantly changing exhibitions cultural programs of classical and March 26 until June 26.
by Israeli and foreign artists on biblical jazz music, performance arts, lecture 27 Shaul Hamelech Ave, Tel Aviv.
subjects from a series, special events, children’s Tel: (03) 6077020. Opening Hours:
secular perspective. programs, dance, and cinema. Mon, Wed, Sat 10am- 4pm, Tues,
16 Rothschild Blvd. Tel Aviv. 27 Shaul Hamelech Ave, Tel Aviv Thur 10am-10pm, Fri 10am- 2pm.
Tel: (03) 5177760 Tel: (03) 6077020. Opening Hours: Sun closed.
Opening Hours: Sun-Tues 9.30am- Mon, Wed, Sat 10am- 4pm, Tues,
12.30pm, Wed 9.30am-12.30pm / Thur 10am-10pm, Fri 10am- 2pm.
4pm-9pm, Thurs-Fri 9.30am-12.30pm Sun closed. Galleries

Nachum Gutman Museum New EXHIBITION Alon Segev

Tucked away on a small street in 6 Rothschild Blvd., Tel Aviv.
Neve Tzedek, this delightful little Tel: (03) 6090769, Mon-Thurs, 12pm-
museum tells the story of one of Tel Aviv Museum of Art
7pm, Fri 10am-1pm,
Israel’s most famous artists. THE SCULPTURE OF EDGAR DEGAS
21 Rokach Street (Neve Tzedek). The exhibition presents, for the
Tel: (03) 5161970 first time in Israel, Edgar Degas’
Artists’ House
Opening Hours: Sun-Wed 10am-4pm, (1834–1917) 74 sculptures in bronze.
9 Alharizi St. Tel: (03) 5246685
Thurs 10am-7pm, Fri 10am-2pm, Sat The bronzes were cast from plasters
Mon-Thur 10am-1pm, 5pm-7pm,
10am-5pm, made directly from Degas’ original
Fri 10am-1pm Sat 10am-2pm waxes. Degas worked in various
artistic media: oils and pastels,
Rubin Museum etchings and photography, painting
Recently renovated, this small on monotype plates and sculptures Chelouche Gallery
museum located in the home of in wax, as well as writing poetry. He “Good Little Thing”
Reuven Rubin tells the story of the exhibited only one sculpture in his This exhibition provides an off
famous artist’s life and work. lifetime: “The Little Dancer, Aged chance to display selected works in
14 Bialik St Tel. (03) 5255961 Fourteen” – a realistic wax sculpture small scale formats from the gallery
Opening Hours: Mon, Wed, Thurs, which he dressed in real clothes collection. 5 Chissin St.
10am-3pm, Tues 10am-8pm, Sat which aroused much curiosity and Tel: (03) 5289713 Mon-Thurs 10am-
11am-2pm criticism when presented in 1881 at 1pm, 5 pm-7pm, Fri 10am-1pm the sixth Impressionist exhibition in

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Dvir Gallery Tel: (03) 5225427 Tel: (03) 6837676,
11 Nachum St. Sun 10am-1pm, Sun-Fri 10am-4pm,
Tel: (03) 6043003 Tue-Thur 11am- Mon-Thurs 10am-1pm, 5pm-7pm, Sat 10am-6pm,
6pm, Fri-Sat 10am-1pm Fri 10am-2 pm, Sat 11am-2pm Minshar Gallery for Art
18 David Chachami St.
Gordon Gallery Tel: (03) 6887090
Engel Gallery 95 Ben Yehuda St. Tel: (03) 5240323
26 Gordon St. Tel: (03) 5225637 Sun-Thurs 12pm-7pm
Mon-Thurs 1am-7pm,
Fri 10am-2pm, Sat 10am-1pm Noga Gallery
Gallery 39 for Contemporary Art
39 Nahmani St. Tel: (03) 5666631 60 Ahad Ha’am St.Tel: (03) 5660123
Mon-Thurs.11am-7pm, Hakibbutz Gallery Mon-Thur 11am-7pm Fri-Sat
Fri 10am-2pm, Sat 10am-1pm 25 Dov Hoz St. 11am-2pm Tel: (03) 5232533
Sun-Thurs 12pm-7pm
Gebo Gallery Office in Tel Aviv (installation art)
35 Shaul Hamelech 1 Shlomo Hamelech St.
Tel: 052-2570792, 077-3300141 HAR-EL PRINTERS & PUBLISHERS Tel: (03) 5254191, Tue-Thurs
Mon-Fri 11am-2pm, 4pm-7pm, Printers and publishers of fine art 2pm-7pm Fri, Sat 11am-1pm
Fri 11am-2pm limited editions and artists' books, this print work shop and gallery,
established in 1974 creates original Rosenfeld Gallery
graphics and hosts exhibitions of 1 Shvil Hamifaal St. Tel. (03) 5229044,
The Heder Gallery established Israeli and international Tue -Thurs 12pm-7pm, Fri 11am-2pm,
11 Gottlieb St. Tel: (03) 5222402, Sat 11am-1pm
Mon-Thur 12am-6 pm artists. Visitors are welcomed in
Fri 11am-2 pm English, French, German and Hebrew
Sat 11am-1pm and parking is plentiful. 8 Elizabeth Bergner St., Yaffo. Tel: Sommer Contemporary Art
(03) 6816834 or 0544-237320 Fax: 113 Rothschild Blvd.
Gerstein Gallery (03) 6813563 Tel: (03) 5166400
99 Ben Yehuda St. Tel: (03) 5293826 USA: 1888 481 9095;Germany: 0800 Mon-Thur 10am- 6pm
Sun-Thur 11am-7pm, 181 9114 Sun-Thurs 9am-5pm, Fri Fri 10am-2pm Sat 11am-1pm
Friday 10am-2pm 11am-2pm or by appointment.
The Center for Contemporary Art
Givon Gallery Ilana Goor Museum 5 Kalisher St. Tel. (03) 5106111
35 Gordon St. 4 Mazal Dagim St, Old Jaffa Mon-Thur 2 pm – 7 pm

Tel Aviv Museum of Art

- Degas: Little Dancer,
Aged Fourteen

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Fri-Sat 10 am – 2 pm, while flying in a helicopter. This Teddy Stadium, Tel. (02) 6792968 exhibition gives a very authentic Sun-Thu 4pm-7pm
picture of this downtrodden, but
Herzliya nevertheless wonderful country.
Exhibition runs until June, 2010. Ticho House
2 Hapalmach St. Tel: (02) 5661291 A lovely museum, garden and café,
Herzliya Museum of Contemporary Art Opening Hours: Sun, Mon, Wed right in the center of town. Harav
One of the most important contemporary 10am-3pm, Tue, Thur 10am-7pm, Fri Kook Street (near Zion Square)
art museums in Israel, this politically and holiday eves 10am-2pm, Sat and Museum and events: (02) 6245068
conscious, highly intelligent museum is holidays 10am-4pm Café: (02) 6244186, Sun, Mon, Wed,
well worth the 20-minute drive from Tel Thurs 10am-5pm, Tues 10am-10pm,
Aviv to Herzliya. 4 Habanim St. Fri 10am-2pm
(09) 9551011, Mon, Wed, Fri, Sat 10
am-2pm, Tues&Thurs 4pm-8pm Galleries Eden Gallery 
10 King David Street
Tel. (02) 6244831, Sun-Thur 9am- Art Museums
9pm, Fri 9am-2pm
ART MUSEUMS The Haifa Museum of Art
26 Shabbetai Levi St.
The Museum for Islamic Art Gerstein Studio/Gallery Tel: (04) 8523255
The Museum’s permanent collections 13 Harekhvim st. Talpiyot. Sun, Mon, Tue, Wed 10am-4pm,
constitute one of the foremost Tel: (02) 6781899 Thurs 10am-7pm, Fri/holiday eves
collections of Islamic art and Antique Sun – Thur 10am-5pm 10am-1pm, Sat/holidays 10am-3pm
Watches and Clocks.
2 Hapalmach St. Tel: (02) 5661291
Opening Hours: Sun, Mon, Wed Jerusalem Artists’ House The Tikotin Museum of
10am-3pm; Tue, Thur 10am-7pm; Fri 12 Shmuel Hanagid St Japanese Art
and holiday eves 10am-2pm; Sat and Tel. (02) 6253653, 89 Hanassi Ave
holidays 10am-4pm Sun-Thur 10am-1pm, Tel: (04) 8383554 4pm-7pm Fri 10am-1pm Sun-Thu 10am-4pm, Fri/holiday eves
Sat 11am-2pm, 10am-1pm, Sat/holidays 10am-3pm
The Israel Museum
The Israel Museum is the largest and Museum on the Seam
most important cultural institution in International contemporary art on the Haifa City Museum
the country. The museum includes theme of co-existence Sun-Thurs 10am-4pm,
some 500,000 archeological and 4 Chel Handasa St. Fri/holiday eves 10am-1pm,
anthropological exhibits, displays Tel. (02) 6281278, Sun-Thurs 10am- Sat/holidays 10am-3pm,
of Judaica and ethnography, Israeli 7pm, Fri 10am-2pm,
and international art. The Billy Rose
Sculpture Garden includes works by
Henry Moore and Picasso. The huge New EXHIBITION
permanent collection is documented The Municipal Art Gallery
with temporary world-class exhibits 17 Yaffo St. Tel. (02) 6256937 
Sun-Thur 8am-6pm Haifa Museum of Art
each month.11 Ruppin Blvd. near the SHELF LIFE
Knesset, Information: (02) 6708811 This exhibition is one in a cluster
Opening Hours: Sun, Mon, Wed, The New Gallery
The Jerusalem municipality’s of eight concurrent exhibitions
Thurs 10am-5pm, Tues 10am-9pm that explore the phenomenon of
Fri and holiday eves 10am-2pm Sat collaborative contemporary art gallery
collecting and collections. :”Shelf
and holidays 10am-5pm Life” investigates the growing

Current Exhibition

The Museum for Islamic Art‬‬

“Afghanistan‬‬:‫‫‬‪ Landscapes from
Beyond the Horizon”
Photographed and curated by
Helmut R. Schulze a renowned
German photo journalist, this
photographic exhibition follows his
journeys across Afghanistan, a land
of wild landscapes and bitter wars,
Schulze portrays stunning views
and its people, their daily lives and
Visiting Afghanistan several times
between 2002 and 2008 during
all four seasons Schulze and his
small team travelled about 4.000
kilometers throughout the country.
The team accompanied military
patrols to desolate villages where
Schulze photographed breathtaking
landscapes from the ground and
From the "Shelf Life" exhibition at the Haifa Museum of Art
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interest in “collecting” expressed by Suzanne Dellal Center The Jerusalem Centre for
contemporary artists. The works in 5 Yeheli St., Neve Tzedek. Tickets: Performing Arts, Sherover Theatre
this exhibition reflect the aesthetics (03) 5105656 20 Marcus St., Jerusalem. Tickets:
of various “collections” and give (02) 5605755
expressions to acts of collecting and Tel-Aviv Performing Arts Center -
ordering. They raise questions such The Opera House
as what transforms an accumulation 19 Shaul Hamelech St., Tel Aviv. PERFORMANCES
of objects into a “collection,” and what Tickets: (03) 6927777
drives artists to collect. The exhibit Barak Marshal’s “Monger”
demonstrates how contemporary This physical-theatre work for 10
Israeli and international artists Tmuna Theatre dancers explores the dynamics of
relate in their work to various types 8 Shontziynu St., Tel Aviv. Tickets: hierarchy, power, dignity and the
of collecting, while examining the (03) 5611211 compromises one makes in order
aesthetic syntax of various kinds of to survive. The style is theatrical,
collections and the psychological physical, sharp, fast and contains
aspects of collecting and of the artist- HERTZILYA ethnic-contemporary motifs.
collector’s obsessive world. Suzanne Dellal Apr 2, 10pm and Apr
26 Shabbetai Levi St, Haifa. Tel: (04) Hertizlya Performing Arts Center 3, 9pm [120/140NIS]
9115990. Opening Hours: Sun-Wed Jabotinsky 15, Haifa. Tel: 1 700 70 29
10am-4pm, Thu 4pm-7pm, Sat 10am- 29 Batsheva Dance Company
3pm. “Mamootot”
Exhibition runs until July 17. One of Batsheva’s most unique and
HAIFA ground-breaking pieces, “Mamootot” is

a captivating experience of movement
Haifa Auditorium
and sound, performed in an intimate
138 Hanasi Boulevard, Merkaz
environment. Enjoy unique proximity
Carmel, Haifa. Tickets: (04) 8418411
with the dancers and feel devoured
TEL AVIV-YAFFO by their explosive gestures and
JERUSALEM & MODIIN sensual electricity.
VENUES Suzanne Dellal. Apr 15 & 17, 9pm
VENUES and Apr 16, 22pm [140NIS] www.
Clipa Theatre
38 Harakevet St., Tel Aviv. Tickets: Heichal Hatarbut Modiin
(03) 6879219 Emek Dotan 49, Modiin Maccabim Inbal Pinto and Avshalom Pollak
Reut. Tel: (08) 973-7333 Dance Company “Oyster”
Mayumana House This magical and mysterious work
15 Louis Pasteur St., Yaffo. Tickets: combining the dreamlike qualities of
(03) 6811787 The Lab Fellini and the keen intellect of Pina
momentum 28 Derech Hevron St., Jerusalem. Bausch, create a fantastic circus-
Tickets: (02) 6292001 world of wandering street acrobats
Nahmani Theatre and oddly beautiful creatures. The
4 Nahmani St., Tel Aviv. score is eclectic and the unique
Tickets: (03) 5624091

pick of the month

Paul Taylor Dance Company New York

More than a half-century ago, Arts Center, May 1-4. All performances
Paul Taylor became the youngest start at 9pm [149-299NIS] www.ptdc.
member of the pantheon that org
created American modern dance.
Now in his 80th year – an age when
most artists’ best work is behind
them – Mr. Taylor is acclaimed for
the vibrancy, relevance and power
of his dances. He may propel his
dancers through space for the
sheer beauty of it, or use them to
wordlessly illuminate war, spirituality,
sexuality, morality and mortality.
16 of the world’s finest dancers
display astonishing athleticism and
extraordinary dramatic range in a
program that features three of Paul
Taylor’s landmark works danced to
music by Bach, Piazzolla and The
Mamas & the Papas.
Heichal Hatarbut, Petach Tikva, Apr
27; Haifa Auditorium, Apr 28; The
Jerusalem Centre for Performing
Arts, Apr 29 and Tel-Aviv Performing

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artist Nic Sandiland, the Living Room
is an intimate dance set in what
appears to be the bare bones of a
living or rehearsal room. Yael Flexer’s
distinctive choreography effortlessly
intertwines witty delivery with dance
that is intricate and emotionally driven. 
Tmuna Theatre, Apr 9, 8.30pm

Yoram Karmi Fresco Dance

Company “Particle Accelerator”
This highly talented group’s style
varies and is made up of different
dance techniques with a strong
emphasis on technique, individual
style and character. “Particle
Accelerator” takes place in a
laboratory and during the high speed
movement, encounters are borne –
effecting the status and state of mind
of the figures.
Suzanne Dellal, Apr 22, 9pm
Yael Flexer and Nic Sandiland's "The Livingroom" a dance and digital effects performance.

choreography encompasses ballet, [159NIS]

contemporary, mime and acrobatics.
Suzanne Dellal, Apr 29, 21pm and Michal Herman’s “Fellowship” Theatre
Apr 30, 2pm and 10pm [130/110NIS] This site-specific creation is a humorously clever dance La Juive
performance based on Franz Kafka’s Jacques Halevy’s first major triumph
Kibbutz Contemporary Dance short story. This interesting, wild and and one of the most popular and
Company “Black White” awakening work is a very entertaining admired works of the 19th century
In a special project this prominent piece of dance theatre. written for the Paris opera, is the
dance company performs Clipa Theatre Apr 30, 9pm [ story is of a Jewish goldsmith Eleazar
works by two international 80NIS] and his daughter Rachel trying to
guest choreographers from The celebrate the Passover Seder in
Netherlands. Noa Dar’s “Children’s Games” hiding in anti-Semitic Middle Age
The rich choreography of Itzik Galili’s Intended for children of all Germany. An international cast
“Until.With/Out.Enough” echoes the ages and based on Pieter of soloists, accompanied by the
stirring music, forming dynamic trails Brueghel’s masterpiece of the same Israeli Opera Chorus and the Israel
of ebb and flow and Krisztina de name, this rich and lively production, Symphony Orchestra Rishon LeZion
Châtel’s “Pulse” shows strict lines which consists of different disciplines present his grand operatic spectacle,
and whirling movements but also such as dance, live music, acting, sung in French with subtitles in
passionate solos where the individual circus and video, focuses and English and Hebrew.
breaks out of the collective. magnifies the microcosms of the The Opera House, 19 Shaul
Hertizlya Performing Arts Center, Apr playground. The atmosphere in this Hamelech Blvd, Tel Aviv. Various
8, 9pm and The Jerusalem Centre playground shifts rapidly between dates. For information and tickets Tel:
for Performing Arts, Apr 22, 9pm violence, friendship, fantasy and (03) 6927777
[100/120NIS] humor. Suzanne Dellal, Apr 17,
11.30am 26 [70NIS] The Matchmaker
Maria Kong Dancers Company The Jerusalem English Speaking
“Fling” Theatre presents Thorton Wilder’s
This new contemporary dance Remanger Flamenco Dance “The Matchmaker”, a comedy
company comprising seasoned and Company “EntreDos” centering on a highly spirited young
talented dancers who work together After achieving international success widow who makes ends meet through
as a team sharing ideas, values and around the world, Keren and Avner matchmaking, among other things.
thoughts and achieve goals by, by Pesach present a spectacular Get ready for mix-ups, laughter and
constant dialogue and discovery. show telling for the first time their some groovy feelings as this story is
This performance follows characters own love story, with glimpses of taken to the 1960’s!!!
representing a wide range of their life together. The language of Kibbutz Ramat Rachel, Jerusalem.
emotional elements. The plot wends this love story is flamenco dance, Apr 21, 28 at 6pm and Apr 22, 26, 27
dynamically through the forces and and is told by 14 artists including at 8pm. Tickets: (02) 6230000
conflicts of these elements. dancers, guitarists and singers. This
Nahmani Theatre, Apr 22, 24, 25 at is flamenco with no boundaries -
9pm [100NIS] captivating and powerful. Heichal Hatarbut Modiin, Apr 10, 9pm
[110NIS] and Hertizlya Performing
Mayumana “Momentum” Arts Center, Apr 17, 9pm
Multi-talented performers delight with [139NIS]
a unique dance and percussion show
based on skill, rhythm, visual effects Yael Flexer – Nic Sandiland
and humor, a smashing production Company UK “The Livingroom”
with a vivacious beat. Directed by award winning
Mayumana House. Various dates. choreographer Yael Flexer and digital
La Juive at the Israeli Opera
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TEL AVIV-YAFFO Ozen Bar Bible Lands Museum
48 King George St, Museum Row, 25 Granot St. Tickets:
Venues Tel Aviv (02) 5611066
Tel: (03) 6215208
Concert Halls Reading 3
3 HaTaarukha St., Music Clubs & Cabaret
Tel Aviv Museum of Art Tel Aviv.
27 Shaul Hamelech Ave, Tel Aviv. Tickets: (03) 762 4000 Yellow Submarine
Tickets: (03) 6077020 13 Erkevim St., Industrial Area, Talpiyot, Jerusalem.
Tmuna Theatre Tel: (02) 6794040 www.
The Opera House - Tel-Aviv 8 Shontziynu St., Tel Aviv.
Performing Arts Center Tickets: (03) 5611211
19 Shaul Hamelech St., Tel Aviv.
Tickets: (03) 6927777 FEATURED PERFORMANCES
Zappa Club
Ramat Hachayal, Tel Aviv. Diotima String Quartet - France
Music Clubs & Cabaret Tel: (03) 7674646 Experience an exhilarating journey through a variety of sound worlds
Jazz Alley and periods with France’s acclaimed
8 Mazal Dagim Alley, Old Yaffo. Diotima String Quartet. Alongside
Tickets: (03) 6812126 an impressive classical repertoire, JERUSALEM AND AREA the Quartet entertains with music
of the late 20th century, resulting in
Mike’s Place a performance of great range and
86 Herbert Samuel St. Venues
virtuosity, with a program juxtaposing
Tel: 054-9292553 an European classical repertoire with
24 Raoul Wallenberg St. Concert Halls bold new commissions.
Tel: 054-4373259 Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Apr 7, 8.30pm

pick of the month Hank and Cupcakes - New York

Originally from Israel and now based
in Brooklyn, this duo armed only
with a drum kit, a bass guitar and
a complete disregard for their own

Dee Dee limitations, perform distinctivly edgy

sounds and the resulting performance

consists of a new-age poprock
repertoire, explosive and sexy with a
raw edgy twist.
Ozen Bar, Apr 12 and 15, 22.30pm
Returning to perform in Israel after
a very successful appearance at the
2009 Eilat Jazz Festival, Bridgewater
Magnifico – A Tribute to Queen
celebrates the release of her latest
This rich musical tribute brings to
album “Eleanora Fagan (1915-1959):
life the music of one of the all-time
To Billie With Love From Dee Dee”.
greatest bands. A show generating
Over the course of a multifaceted
energy and electricity with talented
career that has spanned four
musicians and singers transporting
decades, Dee Dee Bridgewater has
the audience to a time of “Mercury”
risen to the top tier of today’s jazz
vocalists, putting her own unique
Tmuna Theatre, Apr 30, 10.30pm
spin on standards as well as taking
intrepid leaps of faith in re-envisioning
jazz classics. In her latest recording
Sergei Stadler – Russia “Musical
project, Bridgewater honors an iconic
jazz figure, Billie Holiday and delivers
One of Russia’s leading musicians,
one of the most remarkable recording
this award winning virtuoso violinist
performances of her career. Her fans
who has performed as a soloist with
will also be treated to a selection of
the London Philharmonic and the
her hit songs from previous albums.
Russian National Symphony amongst
Amphi-Park Rananna, Apr 8, 9.00pm
others, treats classical music lovers
to a series of performances around
Tickets: (03) 6023619 www.
the country accompanied by Israeli
musicians and singers.
Various dates and venues. [150NIS]
For further information
Tel: (02) 5356954

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Banot – Loulou Liam Salon Malka 159 Dizengoff st., Tel Aviv.
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Women’s shoe designers 99 Dizengoff St. Ruby Star
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functional designs, Tel. (03) 5220249 Tel. 077-5606500
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Men’s fashion, 170 Dizengoff St. Antiquariat – M.Pollak TES
Tel. (03) 5298536 Israel’s oldest and most renowned Handbag designer 12 HaRakevet St. firm (1899) for antique maps and Tel. (03) 5601482
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Dorin Frankfurt and etching from 16th century;
Israeli women’s designer Art Deco, Jewish art, antiquarian Souvenirs
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Bulgari to Armani Green Vurcel 15 Achva St.
Silversmiths & Jewelers (on the corner of Shabazi St.),
Fashion 52 Heh B’Iyar St., Tel. (03) 5465661 Tel. (03) 5165224

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Fashion and accessories designed Gifts, Housewares
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Helga Design Mishkafayim
Imported premium brands for women Eyewear boutique
12 Heh B’Iyar St. 14 Shabazi St.,
Nachalat Binyamin Bazaar Tel. (03)5166202
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Colorful arts and crafts bazaar
Mika combined with street theatre, Ayala Bar
Leather wear for women musicians and jugglers. This is an Jewelry36 Shabazi St.
48 Heh B’Iyar St. excellent place to shop for unique Tel. (03) 5100082
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Fri: 9am-4pm Souvenirs
Imported premium brands for men Florentine Badim
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Tel. (03) 6967173 Accessories 42 Shabazi St. Tel. (03) 5164269

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Original designs of fine leather
6 Heh B’Iyar St., accessories, bags, purses and belts.
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Trendy international premium brand Gal Designs various framed memorabilia, and
store, 60 Sheinken St. Tel. (03) 560391 A special collection of unique modern and ancient coins and
garments and accessories made from jewelry. Open Sunday-Thursday 9
Hashmal 15 colorful, especially designed fabrics. am-6 pm, Friday 9 am-1 pm. Mamilla
Street fashion, 34 Sheinkin St., All items are handmade in limited Mall (near Jaffa Gate), Jerusalem.
Tel. (03) 6291119 editions. Bait Ba’Namal, Hangar 26, Tel.(02) 625-9294.
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Tel: (03) 5461568 Beauty
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Romantic, imaginary colorful jewelry AHAVA
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This unique shop is a true palace
37 Sheinkin St. Tel. (03) 5252752 Tel.(02) 6243929
of Israeli design, offering various Ein Bokek Beach
household items, appliances, fashion Ein Ha’tchelet Shopping Mall
accessories and more.
Tel Aviv Port Dead Sea – Israel, Tel. (08) 9952073
Bait Ba’Namal, Hangar 26, Tel Aviv Port. Massada Mountain Tel: (08) 6584319/27
Tel Aviv’s old port (“Namal Tel Aviv” Sun-Thur 10am-10pm, Fri 10am-4pm,
in Hebrew), dating back to 1936, has Sat 11am-10pm AHAVA Visitor Center
been renovated into a trendy complex Tel: 0544 627410 Dead Sea Laboratories Plant
where you can shop and eat; at night, Tel. (02) 9945117, (02) 9945123
go clubbing or bar hopping. Sisters Fax. (02) 9945122 A women-friendly sex shop.
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harvested from nature. Alrov Mamilla Avenue lechem St. Tel. (02)6232833
Bait Ba’Namal, Hangar 26, Tel Aviv
Port. Sun-Thur 10am-10pm, Fri Souvenirs
10am-4pm, Sat 11am-10pm Israel Government Coins
Tel: (03) 5442834, and Medals Hutsot Hayotzer This store carries special Jerusalem artists display their
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dining out
Tel (03) 5606385,
Price Level: Moderate

Authentic Georgian (Eastern Europe)
The index of restaurants listed 11am-1.00 am, 27 HaBarzel St, Ramat restaurant. After 10.30 pm it becomes a
below is a mere taste of the culinary HaChayal. crowded bar scene with excellent DJs.
experience that Israel has to offer. Reservations only, Sun-Sat. noon – last customer
These establishments represent Tel. (03) 6444345 28 Lilienblum St,
our selection of eateries that are Price Level: High Tel. (03) 5162254
really worth a visit. If you wish Price Level: Moderate
to add to this list with a personal Thai House
recommendation, feel free to drop us Authentic Thai cuisine. Sun-Sat. Kibbutz B’Ir
an email on: noon-midnight. 8 Bograshov St, Creating a familiar atmosphere of
Reservations optional, communal living with good music
Price Levels: Tel. (03) 5178568, and great food at excellent prices.
Inexpensive - up to NIS 70 Price Level: Moderate Sun-Sat from 8pm. 4 Kaplan St., Tel:
Moderate - NIS 80 to 150 050-6664722
High - NIS 160 and up Yakimono - upscale Japanese Price Level: Inexpensive
Sun-Fri-noon-5.00pm, noon-12.30am,
Sat. noon-12.30am, 19 Rothschild Sheila
Blvd, Reservations only, Trendy Sheila combines excellent
TEL AVIV-YAFFO Tel. (03) 5175171, cuisine and an easy, bar-style
Price Level: High ambience.
Sun-Thur. 7pm-midnight, Fri-Sat
Bar & Restaurant 1pm-midnight, 182 Ben Yehuda St
Sakura - Japanese
Reservations recommended
A tiny gem; authentic Japanese
Juz & Loz Tel. (03) 5221224,
restaurant, favoured by Japanese
The famously Lesbian chefs make Price Level: Moderate
ex-pats. Sun-Sat noon-midnight, 79
superb dishes from whatever they
King George St,
find fresh in the Carmel Market. The Tapeo
Tel. (03) 6212900, Price Level:
menu is hand-typed in Hebrew only. Tapas bar
Intimate, warm atmosphere with Sun-Sat. 19.00-last customer,
candlelight, flea-market furniture and Haarbaa 16, Reservations
Sushi Samba - Japanese fusion
Arab pop music. Sun-Thur. 12.30 pm recommended,
The Tel-Aviv branch of the
– 3.30 pm, 6.30 pm -3 am, 51 Yehuda Tel. (03) 6240484, Price Level:
successful restaurant chain.
Halevi St Moderate
Japanese, Brazilian and Peruvian
Reservations not accepted – and
cuisine. Sun-Fri noon-1.00am, Sat
there’s always a queue, Nana Bar
A romantic bistro with a charming
patio and a private room that
becomes a lively bar towards the
Cuciniamo Mangiamo e Parliamo smaller hours of the night.
S O LO ITA LI A N O Sun-Sat noon-1.00am. 1 Ahad Ha’am
St, Neve Tzedek, Reservations

recommended, Tel. (03) 5161915

Price Level: Moderate

Caffe Tazza D’oro
A charming café with good food and
the best coffee in town.
Sun-Fri 7.30am-midnight, Sat
8.30am- midnight, 6 Ahad Ha’am
St, Neve Tzedek. No Reservations
required, Tel. (03) 5166329
Price Level: Inexpensive-Moderate

90 Ben Yehuda St. Tel-Aviv, (Between Mapu& Gordon St.) Mediterranean cuisine by the young
Tel: (03)5273394 and promising Chef Avi Biton. Mon-
Thur. noon-5pm, 7pm-midnight, Fri.
noon-4pm, 9pm-midnight, Sat. 9am-
5pm, 7pm-midnight. 226 Ben Yehuda
St, Reservations only, Tel.
(03) 6050896,
Price Level: Moderate

Brasserie M&R
Tel Aviv’s most popular brasserie is a
consistent favorite with the critics
70 Ibn Gvirol St, Dinner Reservations

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Dining out
Tel. (03) 6967111 Du Monde. Sun-Fri. 12.30 pm-3.30 Yoezer Wine Bar
Price Level: Moderate pm, 7.30 pm-11pm Sat. 1.00pm-4.00 Located in an Ottoman-era Jaffa
pm 7.30 pm-11 pm, Hangar 24, Tel building, Yoezer has one of the most
Dallal Aviv Port, Reservations only, Tel. (03) comprehensive wine menus in Israel.
Well-prepared, imaginative comfort 5469920, Price Level: High French-inspired cuisine. Sun-Fri.
food served in an elegantly renovated 12.30pm-1.00am, Sat 11.00 am-1.00
Ottoman-era home. Turqouise pm, 2 Yoeser IshHabira, Jaffa (near
Sun-Sat. noon-midnight. Kol Israel Changing menu with local and the Clock Tower). Reservations
Haverim St (corner of Shabazi St), imported fish and seafood, good wine recommended, Tel. (03) 6839115
Neve Tzedek Reservations menu and attentive staff has made Price Level: High
recommended, Tel. (03) 5109292 this restaurant a favorite. Sun-Thurs.
Price Level: Moderate 10am-midnight, Fri-Sat. 9.30am- Italian
midnight. 6 Rosenblum Herzl St,
Fish & Seafood Sea& Sun Complex Reservations Bellini
only Tel (03) 6996370, Price Level: The Bellini restaurant is located in
Beni HaDayag the Suzanne Dellal Centre, in Neve
(Beni the fisherman) Tzedek.
Middle Eastern salads (mezze) and It features a selection of antipasti
a variety of fish and meat, always and classical Italian starters, followed
grilled to perfection. by dishes starring pasta, fish, meat
Sun-Sat. 10am-1.00am. 1Yorday Messa
and seafood.Open Daily from noon to
HaSira St, Tel Aviv Port, Reservations One of the most beautiful restaurants
midnight. 6 Yechieli st. Suzanne Dellal
optional ,Tel (03) 5440518, Price in Israel with an impressive white on-
Centre, Neve Tzedek,
Level: Moderate white dining room and an equally
Tel Aviv. For reservations (03)5178486
lavish all-black bar. This Levantine
Carmela BaNachala chef’s kitchen evokes the flavors of
The beautifully renovated, early the Middle East with fancy continental
An Italian restaurant that is a
twentieth-century building is flourishes.
hangout for local celebs, Sun-Sat
the perfect setting for the chef’s Sun-Sat. noon -3.30 pm, 7 pm-12 am
noon-midnight. 71 Rothschild Blvd.
Mediterranean cuisine. Sun-Thurs. 19 HaArba’a St, Reservations only,
Reservations only, Tel. (03) 6205051,
noon-11pm, Fri 9am-9pm, Sat Tel. (03) 6856859, Price Level: High
Price Level: Moderate-High
10am-10pm. 46 HaTavor St, (on the
outskirts of the Carmel Market)
Reservations recommended, Tel (03)
5161417, Price Level: High

Located in Ramat-Gan’s diamond
district, 5 minutes’ from Tel Aviv, this
exclusive chef’s restaurant is one of Mediterranean
the best fish restaurants in Israel.
Sun-Fri noon – 11.30 pm, Sat. noon Cuisine
– 4 pm 16 Abba Hillel St, Ramat Gan
Reservations only, Tel. (03) 5752445 Meat, Fish & Seafood,
Price Level: High

Fortuna Del Mar

With its fabulous location and array
of exciting dishes, this restaurant Live music every Friday night
offers a memorable seaside dining
experience. Open daily. 9.30 am – 106 HaYarkon St. Tel-Aviv (Free parking) Tel: (03)5246837
11pm 14 Peri Eliezer St (Tel O p e n : 12 p m t o 12 a m , w w w . r e s t . c o . i l / b o ccacci o
Aviv’s marina, near the Carlton Hotel)
Reservations recommended.
Tel. (03) 5236730, Price Level:
Moderate L a ve ra c u c i n a i t a l i a n a
Manta Ray

One of the most popular restaurants
in Tel Aviv, this excellent seafood
restaurant is famous for its opening
mezze (Mediterranean appetizers)

da Fiorella
Open Daily. 9am-midnight
Alma Beach (by the Etzel House
Museum parking lot), Reservations
only, Tel. (03) 5174773, Price Level:

Mul Yam Si mangia come in Italia

The restaurant creative kitchen
offers fine plates using premium sea 148 Ben Yehuda St. Tel Aviv, Tel. 03-5248818
products from around the world. The
first and only Israeli restaurant to be
included in Les Grandes Tables

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Dining out
Ernesto Tel. (03) 6810222 Delicious pastries and cakes and
A great authentic Italian restaurant Price Level: Inexpensive excellent (mostly fish& dairy) dishes,
with a charming balcony for outdoor Pasha Sun-Sat 8am-midnight, 252 Ben
sitting. 90 Ben Yehuda St. Turkish and Kurdish cuisine Yehuda St, 117 Dizengoff St/
Tel: (03)5273394, Sun-Thur. noon-midnight, Fri. 12p,- 57 Weitzman St, Price Level:
Price Level: Inexpensive-Moderate 5pm, Sat. 8pm-1am, 8 HaArba’a St Inexpensive-Moderate
Tel. (03) 5617778, Price Level:
Herbert Samuel Inexpensive-Moderate Caffe Tazza D’oro
Jonathan Roshfeld’s elegant A charming café with good food and
restaurant is a critics’ favourite Meat the best coffee in town.
Sun-Sat. 12.30pm- 12.30am. Sun-Fri. 7.30am-midnight, Sat
6 Koifman St, Reservations only A Place for Meat
8.30am- midnight, 6 Ahad Ha’am
Tel. (03) 5166516, True to its name – a carnivore’s
St, Neve Tzedek. No Reservations
Price Level: High heaven serving the finest cuts of
required Tel (03) 5166329
home-aged meat.
Price Level: Inexpensive-Moderate
Osteria da Fiorella Mon-Sat. noon-16pm, 7pm-midnight,
Serves delicious authentic Italian 64 Shabazi St, Neve Tzedek,
cuisine, in a quaint and elegant style. Reservations optional, Tel (03)
Slick and trendy, this café by day
148 Ben Yehuda St. 5104020, Price Level: Moderate-High
becomes a happening bar scene at
Reservations recommended. night. Sun-Thur. 8.30am-12.30am, Fri
Tel: (03) 5248818 Boccaccio
8.30am-6pm, Sat 10am-12.30am,
Price Level: Moderate Mediterranean-Italian cuisine
38 Shlomo HaMelech St
An intimate dining experience with
Price Level: Inexpensive-Moderate
a glimpse of the sea. Sun-Sat.
noon-midnight. 106 Hayarkon St (in
Top recommendation for fine
front of Dan Hotel). Reservations Jerusalem
northern Italian cuisine, Sun-Sat.
recommended, Tel (03) 03.5246837
12.30pm-1.00am. 26 Nachmani St,
Price Level: Moderate Asian
Reservations recommended,
Tel (03) 5660915,
Charcuterie Sakura
Price Level: High
Home-made sausages and fine meat Sun-Sat. noon-midnight 31 Jaffa St,
dishes complemented by the old Reservations optional
Tony Vespa market streets of beautiful Jaffa,
Excellent “Rome Style” rectangular Tel. (02) 6235244
Mon-Sat. noon-5pm, 7pm-2am, Price Level: Moderate-high
shaped pizza slices sold by weight. 3 Rabbi Hanina St, Jaffa,
Sun-Sat. noon-2am. 267 Dizengoff St Reservations only, Tel (03) 6828843
(03) 5460000, Bar & Restaurant
Price Level: Moderate-High
Price Level: Inexpensive Adom
Stefan Braun Wine bar with a good menu of
Toto Levantine-style kebabs and salads Mediterranean meat and fish dishes.
Critics love the Mediterranean- served in a romantic, Ottoman- Sun-Fri. 12.30pm-4.30pm, 7pm-2am,
influenced cuisine at this airy, stylish style setting, Sun-Sat. noon-2am, Sat. 1pm-2am, 31 Jaffa St
restaurant, Sun-Sat. noon-midnight. 99 Allenby St (in the courtyard), Reservations optional 057.9382169
4 Berkovitch St (behind the Tel Aviv Reservations recommended, Tel (03) Price Level: Moderate-High
Museum of Art), Reservations only, 5604725, Price Level: Moderate
Tel (03) 6935151, Colony
(03) 6935152, Price Level: High Mid-Eastern In an industrial building this bistro
becomes a lively bar in the smaller
Kosher Abu Hassan hours. Sun-Sat. noon-last customer
One of the most famous hummus 7 Beit Lechem Rd. Tel. (02) 6729955
Bruno joints in Israel Sun-Fri. 8am - till the Price Level: Moderate-high
Mediterranean cuisine with an open hummus is finished (usually around
kitchen and a great view. 2pm), 1 HaDolphin St, Jaffa, Price Bistro
Sun-Thur 12, Level: Inexpensive
11 pm, Azrieli Center, 3rd floor
Reservations recommended, Chakra
Dr. Shakshuka Bar-restaurant serving upscale meat
Tel. (03) 6093030, Tripoli cuisine, with an emphasis on
Price Level: High and fish dishes with an imaginative
the baked egg-and-tomato dish called Mediterranean twiSt Sun-Sat.
shakshuka Sun-Thur. 8am-midnight, 6pm-3am, 41 King George (under
Liliot Fri. 8am-5pm, Sat. 8pm-midnight,
Meat dishes with Californian and Cafe Joe) Reservations optional
3 Beit Eshel, Jaffa, No reservations Tel. (02) 6252733
Mediterranean influences. required, Price Level: Inexpensive
The restaurant hires and trains Price Level: Moderate-High
at risk youth from disadvantaged Pini BaHatzer Fish & SeaFood
backgrounds. Sun-Thur noon Facing the beach where Jaffa and
- 11pm, Fri 11am-4.00 pm, Sat- Tel Aviv meet, this restaurant serves Dolphin Yam
8.00 pm-11p.m, 4 Weizmann St Turkish and Kurdish cuisine. Enjoy A Jerusalem landmark for seafood.
(AsiaHouse)Reservations only, Tel. the outside terrace at sunset.Sun-Sat. Sun-Sat. noon-1am. 9 Ben Shatach St
(03) 6091331, Price Level: High 9am-11.30pm, 6 Nahum Goldman Reservationsz recommended
Boardwalk, Jaffa. Reservations Tel. (02) 6232272
Shmulik Cohen recommended Tel (03) 6822111 Price Level: Moderate
Traditional dishes that your Polish Price Level: Moderate-High
grandmother used to make. French
Mon-Thu 10am-10pm, Friday till 4pm. Cafes
146 Herzl St Arcadia
10 Idelson One of Israel’s top gourmet

30 hello ISRAEL
Dining out
restaurants, serving French cuisine French cuisine, Sun-Thur. 12.30pm- Reservations only 054.6381687
in a beautifully renovated classic 4pm, 6pm-11pm, Fri. 12.30pm-4pm, Price Level: Moderate
Jerusalem stone building, Sun-Fri. Sat. 7pm-midnight, 34 Beit Lechem
12.30pm-3pm, 7pm-10.30pm, Sat. Way, Reservations only, Tel. (02) Mid-Eastern
1pm-4pm, 10 Agrippas St (in the 6232322, Price Level: Moderate-High
alley), Reservations only (02) Abu Shukri Lebanese Restaurant
6249138, Price Level: High The restaurant specializes in Middle
Eastern cuisine, with a large verity
Occupying part of a Templar
Italian of local meat specialties, including
building midway down Emek Refaim
Palestinian-style chicken on a bed
Street is Olive, the quintessential
of rice, stuffed vegetables, Hummus
Cielo Germany Colony restaurant, offering
and all the Arab salads you could
North Italian cuisine in an intimate international-styled kosher meat
want (techina, tabouleh, moussaka)
atmosphere.Sun-Thur, Sat. 1pm-4pm, menu with Mediterranean flair.
and more. Sun.- Fri. 9:30am until last
6.30pm-11.30pm, Fri. 6.30pm- Sun- Thu, 12:00 to midnight; Sat
customer; Sat. 9am to 9pm. 5 Ein
11.30pm, 18, Ben Sira St, motzaei Shabbat to midnight. 36
Kerem St., Ein Kerem.
Reservations only, Emek Refaim St., German Colony,
(02) 643-9499 Price Level:
Tel. (02) 6251132 Jerusalem.Kosher/Rabbinate, Tel
Price Level: Moderate-High (02)5611102 Price Level: Moderate
Paradiso Olive & Fish
An Italian café that is a Jerusalem Located on Jabotinsky Street right Herzliya & Netanya
establishment. Sun-Thur. noon- across the street from Liberty Bell
midnight, Fri. 10am- midnight, Sat. Park and affording a view of Yemin Asian
11am-midnight, 36 Keren Hayesod Moshe’s famous windmill and the
St, No Reservations, Kyoto
Old City, Olive & Fish specializes in Sun-Thur. 12.30pm-4pm, 7pm-1am,
Price Level: Moderate various preparations of fish, beef. Fri-Sat. 1pm-1am, 7 Shenkar St,
Non-carnivores might have to make Herzilya Pituach, Reservations only
Kosher do with soup and salad. Tel. (09) 9587770,
Sun. -Thur., 12am to midnight; Price Level: Moderate-High
Buffalo Steakhouse Saturday, one hour after sundown. 2
A serious name for a serious game: Jabotinsky St.,Yemin Moshe/Talbieh, Yakiniko Tanka
the enthusiastic consumptions of Jerusalem. Exclusive Japanese grill restaurant
thick slabs of deliciously seared Kosher/Rabbinate, (02) 566-5020 offering a unique experience in
animal flesh. Buffalo is next logical Price Level: Moderate private rooms each with a center grill.
step in the fairly recent development
Diners cook their own cuts of
of a genuine kosher steakhouse Scala meat or fish.Sun-Fri. 7pm-midnight,
culture in Jerusalem. Sun.- Thur. Chef kitchen and upscale bar Sat.12.30pm-4pm, 7pm-midnight
12am to Last Customer; Sat. One combining true elegance and urban 9 Maskit St, Herzilya Pituach
hour after sundown until Last lifestyle with contemporary taste. Reservations only
Customer. 54 Emek Refaim st., The David Citadel Hotel, 7 King David Tel. (09) 9580322 Price Level: High
German Colony, Jerusalem. Kosher/ St., Jerusalem
Rabbinate. Tel (02) 5611325 Reservations (02) 6212030 Zozobra
Price Level: Moderate Sun-Sat. noon-midnight 7 Shenkar
St, Herzilya Pituach, Reservations
Eucalyptus Meat optional Tel. (09) 9577077
Biblical - Israeli cuisine. Sun-Thur. Price Level: Moderate
12.30pm-11pm, Sat. 7.30pm-11pm Piero’s Table Restaurant
7 Horcanus St , Reservations only In this tiny joint with one table only, Bistro
Tel. (02) 6232864 Piero has served for the past 40
Price Level: Moderate years a changing menu of great Rocca
meat dishes. Sun-Thur 6pm-1am, Beautiful sea-front location on
La Guta Sat 8pm-1am. 82 Agrippas St Herzliya, Sun-Sat. noon-midnight
8 Ramat Yam St, Hertzilya Pituach
Reservations recommended
Tel. (09) 9515122
Price Level: Moderate-High

Sun-Thur. 8am-2am, Fri. 9am-3am,
Sat. 9am-2am, 33 Maskit St, Herzilya
Pituach, Reservations recommended
Tel. (09) 9513939,
Price Level: Moderate

Sun-Sat. 7pm-1am 16 Shenkar St,
Considering a Real Estate Herzliya Pituach Reservations only
Tel. (09) 9580410 Kosher
Purchase in Tel Aviv? Price Level: High

Fish & Seafood

Tel. (03) 544 2525
196 Ben Yehuda St. Tel Aviv (Near the Hilton Tel Aviv) Shuri-Buri
Sun-Sat. 12.30pm-12.30 am
122 Medinat HaYehudim, Herzilya

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Dining out
Pituach Reservations recommended meat / fish / diary casseroles. Ideal Israel. Mon-Sat. noon-1am
Tel. (09) 9543194, (09) 9565115 for cold winter dinners accompanied Industrial area (look for the signs),
Price Level: Moderate by a good bottle of wine. Ramat Yishay, Reservations
Yam-7 Sun. 10am-11pm, Mon-Thur. noon- recommended,
Sun-Thur. 12.30pm-2am, Fri-Sat. midnight, Sat. 10am-midnight Tel. (04) 9533173
1pm-2am 122 Ramat Yam St, Price Level: Moderate-High
Herzilya Pituach, Reservations Moshav Nimrod
optional, Tel. (09) 9566950 Ramat Hagolan, Tzel HaTamar (Palm Tree’s
Price Level: Moderate Reservations highly recommended shadow)
Tel (04) 6870049, Tranquil location offering primarily
Kosher Price Level: Moderate-High meat and fish.Sun-Sat. noon-midnight
At the entrance to Kibbutz Ashdot
Meat and Wine Co. Mid-Eastern Ya’acov, just outside Tiberias
Kosher grilled meat complemented Reservations recommended
by a good selection of wines. Sun- Sela HaNotrim Tel. (04) 6756688,
Thur. noon-1am, Sat. 7.30pm-1am Gourmet food with private dining at a Price Level: Moderate-High
15 Shenkar St, Herzilya Pituach charming Arab family. Minimum of 4
Reservations recommended guests.Moshav Rama in the northern HaTachana (The Station)
Tel. (09) 9567006, Galil Reservations Reservations only One of the best steak restaurants in
Price Level: Moderate Tel (04) 9986483, 050.5434454 Israel. People make special trips up
Price Level: Moderate-High north just to eat here.
Italian Sun-Sat. noon-midnight, 10
El Rida HaRishonim, Metulla, Reservations
Joya recommended, Tel (04) 6944810
Sun-Sat. noon-midnight, 9 Shenkar Good Levantine cuisine restaurant
located in a beautifully renovated Price Level: Moderate-High
St, Herzilya Pituach, Reservations
recommended, old house.Sun-7pm-1am, Mon-
Tel. (09) 9566299 Sat.1pm-1am 23 El Bishra St (across
Price Level: Moderate from the clock tower), Nazareth
Reservations optional, Eilat & South
Cafes Tel (04) 6084404, Price Level:
Moderate Bistro
Max Brenner’s Chocolate Bar Josephine
Fish & Seafood The best French cuisine in town.
Decadent desserts, homemade
chocolate, excellent coffee Uri Buri Mon-Sat. 6pm-midnight, 3 Eilat St,
Sun-Sat. 9am-2am, 8 Ha Menofim One of the most famous restaurants Reservations recommended
St, Herzilya Pituach, No Reservations in Israel, Uri Buri serves imaginative Tel (08) 6323787,
needed, Price Level: Moderate fish dishes inspired by local produce. Price Level: Moderate-High
Sun-Sat. noon-11pm, HaHagana St
(Lighthouse Courtyard) Akko (Old Asian
City) Reservations optional,
Haifa & North Yakimono (kosher)
Tel. (04) 9552212,
A kosher Japanese restaurant
Price Level: Moderate-High
Bistro located on the 12th floor of the Hilton
Kosher Sheba Hotel,Sun-Thur 4pm-midnight,
The Witch’s and the Milkman’s Sat 7.30pm-midnight, 8 Antib St
Casserole Roberg (Hilton Sheba Hotel), Reservations
Perched on a high peak in the Golan, Mediterranean cuisine with recommended,
this restaurant serves excellent international influences. The Tel. (08) 6306793,
restaurant has a marvelous view of Price Level: Moderate-High
the Kinneret and the Golan
Heights. Sun-Thur 12.30pm-10pm, Fish & Seafood
Fri. 12.30pm-7pm Moshav LeBanim
(neat the northern-west side of the Edi’s Hiding Place
Kinneret) Reservations Sun-Sat 6pm-midnight, 8 Eilat St
recommended, Reservations optional,
Tel. (04) 6715656 Tel (08) 6371137,
Price Level: Moderate
Price Level: Moderate
Muskat The best gourmet kosher cuisine in
Gourmet dishes made from the Eilat.Sun-Thur, Sat. 7pm-11pm
freshest products (the restaurant North Promenade, Herods Vitals
is supervising its own cattle farm Hotel Reservations recommended
and organic garden). A romantic Tel (08) 6380115,
décor with a superb view. Mon-Fri. (08) 6380000
6.30pm-10pm, Sat. 1pm-midnight Price Level: Moderate-High
Mitzpe Haymim Spa Hotel, Rosh Pina
Reservations recommended, Meat
Tel. (04) 6994523,
Price Level: High Pedro
Mon-Sat. 6pm-11pm 14 Ye-Elim Blvd
Limousine (the old city center), Reservations
One of the best steak houses in recommended, Tel (08) 6379504
Price Level: Moderate-High

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night life
Hours: Bars open at about 21:00 TLV Lima Lima
and Clubs open at midnight and stay One of Tel Aviv’s biggest nightclubs Red interior, talented DJ’s and a fun
open until dawn. with state of the art sound and atmosphere.
Dress Code: Casual and trendy. lighting systems. 42 Lillienblum St. Tel: (03) 5600924
Reservation: Advance reservations Tel Aviv Port. Tel: (03) 5444194
for bars and clubs are not customary. Irish Pubs
World’s best DJs in the trendiest Leo Bloom’s
Tel Aviv-Yaffo dance club in Tel Aviv. Ziv Towers, 24 Raoul Wallenberg St.
7 Carlebach St. Tel: (03) 5611597 Tel: (03) 6482126
Gay Molly Bloom’s
Cat and Dog
23 Carlebach St. 2 Mendele St. Tel: (03) 5221558
Vibrant bar/club that hosts an Local Bars
HaOman 17 impressive selection of parties.
Mega dance club that hosts famous 10 Rothschild Blvd. Tel: 077-5600503
international DJs. Armadillo
88 Abarbanel St. Tel: (03) 6813636 51 Ahad Ha’am St. Tel: (03) 6205573
Dance Bars
Maxim Bar Giora
Blackbook 2 Bar Giora St. Tel: 054-8027736
The place to go on Friday nights 37 Menahem Begin Rd.
(after 11 pm). 48 King George St.
Hachalonot HaGvohim 174 Dizengoff St. Tel: (03) 5293277
Theater Club (High Windows)
This large club offers many Stylish 3-floor mega bar.
entertainment areas including a stage Iika
113 Ha’Hashmonaim St.
and three large bars. 148 Dizengoff St. Tel: 054-8030706
Reservations Tel: 077-4000600
10 Yerushalaim Blvd, Jaffa

pick of the month

Shushka Shvili
Located in the recently opened
“Hatachana Complex” in the old
railway station of Yaffo, Shushka Shvili
is definitely one of the trendiest spots
in Tel Aviv Yaffo this summer.
Housed in a restored and renovated
templar home, you can choose to
enjoy the unique atmosphere of the
indoor bar or relax in the extensive
outdoor porch overlooking the entire
complex and enjoy the Mediterranean
The beautiful crowd in this
establishment, combined with its
classic location in the trendiest cultural,
entertainment and shopping complex
in Israel, makes Shushka Shvili an
experience not to be missed.
Shushka Shvili’s specialty lies in
the incredible variety of beers from
around the world (100 different types)
accompanying a colorful menu of
more than 40 tapas dishes and great
Shushka Shvili is currently open from
10am until the bar closes, serving
breakfast, lunch and dinner (bear in
mind that in the meantime the complex
closes at 10pm but guests that are
already in are able to stay till later).
Hatachana Complex,
Building 8, 1 Koifmann St.
Tel Aviv Yaffo.
Tel: (03) 5160008

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night life
60 Allenby St. Tel: (03) 5173015 Wine Bar Frangelico
An intimate wine bar with excellent 132 Moria Rd. Tel: (04) 8248839
Mike’s Place food.15 Montefiore St.
86 Herbert Samuel St. Tel: (03) 5102923 Maidler’s Pub
Tel: 054-9292553 126 Moria Rd. Tel (04) 8248754

Mike’s Place Jerusalem Morrison

24 Raoul Wallenberg St. Yefe Nof, Carmel Center.
Tel: 054-4373259 Dance Bars Tel: (04) 8383828

Peacock Studio 72 Stella

14 Marmorek St. Tel: (03) 6868259 A party club with special nights for the 60 Moria Rd. Tel: (04) 8112000
much younger crowd. 72 Yaffo St.
Pinxos Tapas Bar Lounge Bars
57 Nahalat Binyamin St. 17
Tel: (03) 5665505 Excellent sound and lighting, hosting Beit HaBira
the best DJ’s. 16 Hanasi St, Carmel Center.
Levontin 7 17 Haoman St. Tel: (02) 6781658 Tel: 050-8229750
Ultra-hip Bar & performance space.
7 Levontin St. Tel: (03) 5655084 Local Bars
M.A.S.H Baktana
275 Dizengoff St. King George St. opposite
Independence Park Ice Space
Tel: (03) 6051007
-7°C ice bar, sculptures and slide.
Scheduled events for groups, tours
Nanouchka Gula and parties.
Georgian Food 30 Yaffo St. Yam Suf Tower Spiral House.
28 Lillienblum St, Tel: (03) 5162254 Tel: (08) 6332225
Lounge Bars
Saloona Clubs
17 Tirza St. (Noga Quarter), Jaffa. Birman
Tel: (03) 5181719 Live performances are held every Blanco
evening. Great Middle Eastern King Solomon Hotel,
Shalvata kitchen. 8 Dorot Rishonim St. King Solomon’s Promenade.
Tel Aviv Port. Tel: (03) 5441279 Tel: (02) 6236115 Tel: (08) 6364444
Lounge Bars Cavalier Bar HaTa’asiya 54
A classy establishment attracting 4 HaMasger St. (Industrial Zone)
Abraxas stylish clientele.
Crowded lounge-bar with live 1 Ben Sira St. Tel: (02) 6242945 Irish Pubs
performances and star DJs and a
pool table on the second floor. Chakra Paddy’s
40 Lillienblum St. Tel: (03) 5104435 A resto-bar serving good food with a Tourist center on the northern
calm atmosphere. promenade.
Apartment 98 41 King George St. Tel: (02) 6252733 8 Beit HaGesher St.
A hip bar designed like a residential Tel: (08) 6376237,
apartment. Mirror Bar 057-8834066
98 Dizengoff St. Tel: (03) 5228697 Chic decor and shimmering
ambience, an elegant yet casual 3 Monkeys
Gana 71 haven to enjoy classic drinks and The best place to meet fellow visitors
Newly opened stylish venue. exclusive cocktails. from abroad.
71 Ibn Gvirol St. Mamilla Hotel, 11 King Solomon St., Royal Beach Hotel.
Tel: (03) 5290507 Jerusalem, Tel: (02) 5482230 Tel: (08) 6368888

Messa Bar Shlomtzi Lounge Bars

Exclusive, stylish & intimate, Trendy venue with two massive bars.
extension of Messa 5-star restaurant. 8 Shlomzion Hamalka St. Metta Bar
19 Ha’arba’a St. Tel: (03) 6856859 Tel: (02) 6254999 KOSHER Tourist center on the northern
223 The Lab 8 Beit HaGesher St.
Trendy bar owned by six star Hip performance/exhibition space for Tel: 050-7955819,
bartenders that have managed some live music & art. 057-5503636
of the city’s top places 28 Hebron Rd., Old train station.
offering specialty cocktails. Tel: (02) 6292000 KOSHER Park Avenue
223 Dizengoff St. 20 Tarshish St. Ofira’s Park. Tel (08)
Tel: (03) 5446537 6333303 or 6338343
Wine Bars Red Bar
Local Bars Tourist center on the northern
Jajo Vino promenade.
Small, chic and stylish. 8 Beit HaGesher St.
44 Shabazi St. Tel: (03) 5164557 Tel :052-5779910
8 Pika St, Ahuza. Tel: (04) 8721988

36 hello ISRAEL
tourist information
Hotels Center of Town
Three Arches
(02) 6523121
(02) 5692692
Gai Beach
Golan Tiberias
(04) 6700700
(04) 6711555
Tzuba (02) 5347090 Golden Tulip (04) 6714444
JERUSALEM Yad Hashmona (02) 5343956 Holiday Inn (03) 5390804
Kinar (04) 6738888
Pilgrims Palace DEAD SEA Kinneret Spa (04) 6723444
Golden Wall (02) 6272416 Lavi (04) 6799061
Addar (02) 6263111 Crowne Plaza Maagan Eden (04) 6654411
Al Kazzar (02) 6281111 Dead Sea (03) 5390804 Moriah Gradens (04) 6700800
Ambassador (02) 5412222 Daniel Dead Sea (09) 9528254 Moriah Plaza (03) 6213333
Azzahara (02) 6282447 Dead Sea Gardens (08) 6689090 Nof Ginosar (04) 6700320
Caesar (02) 5005656 Eretz Ein Gedi, Prima Tiberias (04) 6791166
Capitol (02) 6282561 Kibbutz Ein Gedi (08) 6594222 Ramot Resort (04) 6732636
Christmas (02) 6282588 Golden Tulip Club Rimonim Galei Kinneret (04) 6728888
Commodore (02) 6271414 Dead Sea Deluxe (08) 6689444 Ron Beach (04) 6791350
Dan Boutique (02) 5689999 Hod Hamidbar Royal Plaza (04) 6700000
Dan Panorama (02) 5695695 Resort and (08) 6688222 Spa Village
David Citadel (02) 6211111 Isrotel Dead Sea Hamat Gader (04) 6655555
Eldan (02) 5679777 and Spa Resort (08) 6689666 The Scots (04) 6710710
Gloria (02) 6282431 Le Meridien Dead Sea (08) 6591234 Tulip Inn Sea of Galilee (04) 6774444
Grand Court (02) 5917777 Lot Spa , Dead Sea (08) 6689200 Vered Hagalil
Harmony (02) 6219999 Moria Classic Holiday Village (04) 6935785
Hashimi (02) 6284410 Dead Sea (08) 9553333
Holy Land (02) 6272888 Moria Plaza, Dead Sea (03) 6213333 EILAT
Inbal , Jerusalem (02) 6756666 Prima Oasis Dead Sea (08) 6688666
Jerusalem Gate (02) 5008500 Prima Spa Club (08) 6688000 Oasis Red Sea (08) 6372171
Jerusalem Gold (02) 5013333 Tulip Inn Dead Sea (08) 6684666 Adi (08) 6388111
Jerusalem (02) 6283282 Tzel Harim, Dead Sea (08) 6688111 Americana (08) 6303777
Jerusalem Pearl (02) 6226666 C (08) 6366777
Jerusalem Plaza (02) 6213333 HAIFA Caesar (08) 6305555
Jerusalem Tower (02) 6209209 Club (08) 6361666
Kikar Zion (02) 6244644 Beit Oren, Mt. Carmel (04) 8307444 Club Inn (08) 6385555
King David (02) 6208888 Beit Shalom (04) 8373480 Club Med Coral Beach (08) 6350000
King Solomon (02) 5695555 Carmel Forest Resort (04) 8307888 Crowne Plaza (08) 5390808
Lev Yerushalayim (02) 5300333 Crowne Plaza (04) 8350835 Dalia (08) 6334004
Little House in Dan Carmel (04) 8303030 Dan Eilat (08) 6362222
Bakah Boutique (02) 6737944 Dan Gardens (04) 8302020 Dan Panorama (08) 6389999
Maale Hachamisha (02) 5331331 Dan Panorama (04) 8352222 Express Beat (08) 6380877
Mamilla (02) 5482200 Eden Haifa (04) 8664816 Golden Tulip Club (08) 6363636
Meridian (02) 6285212 Gallery (04) 8616161 Golden Tulip (08) 6300666
Montefiore (02) 6221111 Leonrado (04) 8508888 Herods (08) 6213333
Moriah Classic (02) 5320000 Mount Carmel (04) 8381414 Hilton Eilat Queen
Moriah Gardens (02) 6558888 Nachsholim (04) 6399533 of Sheba (08) 6306666
Mount of Olives (02) 6284877 Nir Etzion (04) 9845555 Holiday Inn Patio (03) 5390808
Mount Scopus (02) 5828891 Nof (04) 8354311 Isrotel Agamim (08) 6300300
Mount Zion (02) 5689555 Shulamit (04) 8342811 Isrotel King Solomon (08) 6363444
Neve Ilan (02) 5339339 Isrotel Lagoona (08) 6366666
Neve Shalom (02) 9917160 NAZARETH Isrotel Riviera Club (08) 6303666
New Imperial (02) 6282261 Isrotel Royal Beach (08) 6368888
New Victoria (02) 6274466 Plaza (04) 6028200 Isrotel Royal Garden (08) 6386666
Olive Tree (02) 5410410 Nof Tavor (04) 6408000 Isrotel Sport Club (08) 6303333
Palatin (02) 6231141 Rimonim Nazareth Isrotel Yam Suf Beach
Panorama (02) 6284887 Mary's Well (04) 6500000 and Diving Resort (08) 6382222
Park Jerusalem (02) 6582222 Le Meridian Eilat (08) 6383333
Prima Kings (02) 6201201 TIBERIAS & SEA OF GALILEE Magic Palace (08) 6369999
Prima Palace (02) 5311811 Magic Sunrise Club (08) 6305333
Prima Royal (02) 5607111 Eden (04) 6790070 Moriah Plaza (03) 6213333
Ramada (02) 6599999 Ariston (04) 6790244 Nova (08) 6382444
Ramat Rachel (02) 6702555 Astoria (04) 6722351 Orchid (08) 6360360
Regency (02) 5331234 Aviv (04) 6712272 Pierre (08) 6326601
Riboli (02) 6284871 Bali (04) 6676666 Prima Music (08) 6388555
Seven Arches (02) 6267777 Berger (04) 6715151 Rimonim (08) 6369369
Shalom (02) 6752222 Berzik (04) 6720127 Rimonim Marina Club (08) 6334191
Shoresh Green Hills (02) 5338338 C Hotel (04) 6717888 Royal Park (08) 6337010
Shoresh (02) 5338338 Caesar (04)6727272 Royal Tulip (08) 6366000
St. George (02) 6277232 Club Hotel (04) 6728000 Siesta (08) 6382333
Strand (02) 6280279 Dona Gracia (04) 6717176 The Reef (08) 6364444
The American Colony (02) 6279777 Ein Gev, Vista (08) 6303030
The House in the Kibbutz Ein Gev (04) 6659800

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Hotels NETANYA Real Estate in Tel Aviv

Blue Bay (09) 8600100 A beautiful 98m apartment, 3.5
TEL AVIV YAFFO Blue Weiss (09) 8603939 floor with elevator on Gordon St.
Galil (09) 8624455 Tel Aviv. $ 632,000
Abratel (03) 5169966 Ginot Yam (09) 8341007 Sun Tel Aviv (03) 5442525
Adiv (03) 5229141 Green Beach (09) 8656166
Alexander (03) 5452222 King Koresh (09) 8613555 2.5 rooms, Ground floor + garden
King Solomon (09) 8338444 in Geula St. Tel Aviv. $ 447,000
Ami (03) 5249141
Margoa (09) 8624434 Sun Tel Aviv (03) 5442525
Armon Hayarkon (03) 6055271
Mizpe Yam (09) 8623730
Art (03) 7971700
Neurim Holiday Village (09) 8663232 A Fully renovated, 90m, 3rd floor
Basel (03) 5207711 apartment on Shprintsak St. Tel
Palace (09) 8620222
Best Western Aviv. $ 632,000
Park (09) 8623344
Regency Suites (03) 5173939 Residence Beach (09) 8301111 Sun Tel Aviv (03) 5442525
Carlton (03) 5201818 Shefayim,
Center (03) 5266100 Kibbutz Shefayim (09) 9595577 On Ha'neviim St., Tel Aviv, in a
Cinema (03) 5207100 The Seasons (09) 8601555 building for restoration, 2.5 rooms,
City (03) 5246253 85m + elevator. $ 579,000
Crowne Plaza Sun Tel Aviv (03) 5442525
City Center (03) 7774000
A 100m Villa in a prime location
Crowne Plaza (03) 5390808 Tour-Phone 24/7 *3888 near Yehuda Maccabbi St., Tel
Dan Tel Aviv (03) 5202525 Ben Gurion Airport 24/7 (03) 9754260 Aviv. $ 1,550,000
Dan Panorama (03) 5190190 Tel Aviv (03) 5166188 Sun Tel Aviv (03) 5442525
David InterContinental (03) 7951111 Jerusalem (02) 6271422
De La Mer (03) 5100011 Dead Sea - Ein Bokek (08) 9975010 In Neveh Tzedek, Tel Aviv. 200m
Deborah (03) 5278282 Netanya (09) 8827286 duplex, 8 rooms. $ 1,550,000
Dizengoff Sea Suites (03) 5234363 Nazareth (04) 6570555 Sun Tel Aviv (03) 5442525
Grand Beach (03) 5433333 Haifa 1800 305090
Hilton Tel Aviv (03) 5202240 Eilat (08) 6309111 Near the beach, On Dizengoff/
Tiberias (04) 6725666 Nordau St., Tel Aviv, 90m 2nd floor
Hotel Montefiore (03) 5646100 +elevator. $465,000
Imperial (03) 5177002 Sun Tel Aviv (03) 5442525
Isrotel Tower (03) 5113636
Leonardo An amazing duplex on Ha’neviim
Egged Lines *2800
Boutique Hotel (03) 5110050 Railway *5770 St., Tel Aviv, 250m + 250m on the
Lusky Suites (03) 5163030 roof, 3 parking spaces + elevator.
Marina (03) 5211777 $ 1,980,000
TAXI SERVICES Sun Tel Aviv (03) 5442525
Maxim (03) 5173721
Melody (03) 5277711 TEL AVIV
Mercure B&P (03) 6288888 A beautiful 105m apartment on
To Ben Gurion Airport (03) 9871110 Frug St., Tel Aviv, 2nd floor.
Metropolitan (03) 5192727 Gordon (03) 5272999 $ 555,000
Moriah Plaza (03) 5216666 Habima (03) 5283131 Sun Tel Aviv (03) 5442525
Hotel Neve Tzedek 054-2070706 Kastel (03) 6332253
Nina Café
Boutique Hotel (03) 5161767 JERUSALEM
Olympia (03) 5242184 Hauma (02) 5389999
Orchid Park Plaza (03) 5197111 Beit Hakerem (02) 5000101
Prima Tel Aviv (03) 5206666
Renaissance (03) 5215555 Carmelit (04) 8664640
Savoy (03) 5140500 Bialik (04) 8713232
Sea.Net (03) 5171655 Hanassi (04) 9832053
Shalom (03) 5243277
Sheraton Tel Aviv (03) 5211111 PANORAMIC CITY TOURS
Tal (03) 5425500
The Bell (03) 5174291 Tel Aviv (03) 6394444
Vital (03) 7770000 Jerusalem 050-8422743
Groups 052-3572220
Dan Accadia (09) 9597070
Police 100 I S R A E L
Daniel (09) 9528282
Eshel (09) 9568208 First Aid 101
Nobu (09) 7474073 Fire 102
Shizen (09) 9528282 Rape crisis center,
Tadmor (09) 9525000 Women 1202 Your guide to the best of isr ael
The Sharon (09) 9525777 Rape crisis center, Men 1203

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A Free Gift* 15% Discount Free Delivery

Le'ela I.D.C Israel diamond Flam Winery
A unique gift shop dedicated to center
Israeli design. Cabernet Sauvignon
*a beautiful vase on every purchase
For special transportation call Reserve 2006
above 150NIS Akiva at Telephone (03) 5757979. 783 NIS per case of six.
Free delivery to your hotel.
Bait Ba'Namal – Hangar 26, Bring this coupon to I.D.C and
Tel Aviv Port receive up to 15% discount and
Sun-Thur 10am-10pm, Fri a special gift and V.A.T refund off Tel: (02)9929923
10am–4.00pm, Sat 11am–10pm any purchase.
Tel: 054-4627410
Valid until 31.12.2010 Valid until 31.12.2010 Valid until 31.12.2010

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Galilee's Tel Aviv Shmulik Cohen Skalski Leather
restaurant Boutique
Enjoy the very best of the Galilee.
Best Jewish Kosher cuisine.
Free Delivery To Your Hotel
Bait Ba'Namal – Hangar 26, Bring this coupon and receive 19 Aboulafya St., Tel Aviv.
Tel Aviv Port 10% discount on your meal.
Sun-Thur 10am-10pm, Fri Reservation required! Tel: (03)6834505
10am–4.00pm, Sat 11am–10pm
146 Hertzel St.
Tel: (03) 5461568 Telephone 03-6810222.

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Service "MAZAL TOV"
Boccaccio – Italian
Gottex Main Store
restaurant Jewelers and gifts
For details please call 159 Dizengoff St.
106 Hayarkon St. Backyard, Tel Aviv
050-3387710 between the hours
Telephone 03-5246837. Telephone (03) 5243419
62 Anilevich St. Tel Aviv Bring this coupon and receive a Bring this coupon to "Mazal Tov"
Sun-Thu 9am-7pm, Fri 9am-2pm 12% discount on your Italian meal. gift shop and receive
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cozy atmosphere.

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A special collection of unique Women friendly sex shop. ladies swimwear
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Factory products. Valid with every purchase
Bait Ba'Namal – Hangar 26, From the 2009 collection.
Tel Aviv Port Bait Ba'Namal – Hangar 26,
Tel Aviv Port TAX Refund for tourists.
Sun-Thur 10am-10pm, Fri Sun-Thur 10am-10pm, Fri
10am–4.00pm, Sat 11am–10pm 160 Dizengoff St. Tel Aviv,
10am–4.00pm, Sat 11am–10pm
Sun.-Thu. 10am-1pm, 5pm - 7pm
Tel: (03) 5461568 Tel: (03) 5466906 Fri. 10am - 2pm
Tel: (03) 5228558

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Shuttle Service*
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between the hours 10:00 - 17:00

16.5% V.A.T Refund

(For Tourists Only)

Gottex International Main Store uniquely providing you with the total summer look
Gottex Main Store: 62 Anilevich St. Tel Aviv Tel: 03-6888476
Opening Hours: Sun-Thu 09:00-19:00 Friday 09:00-14:00
*Free professional consultation in all languages *A free souvineer Gottex pareo
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