Last updated September 24th 2015


Sunday 20/9:

English Pub Quiz @ Saloona Bar – Night Life for Smart People!

Selichot @ The Nemal Tel Aviv – The Ashdod Israel Andalusian Orchestra will perform a special Selichot concert. Free.

* Romano Open Air Cinema @ Teder – showing the Finding Fela documentary, which was nominated for Sundance.


* The Swellegant Swing Set Perform @ Abraxas North – Hip Jazz-lovin’ cats, Swingin’ Sisters, and Jitterbuggin’ Jacks.


Monday 21/9:

* For the adventurous, a trip to the Kotel in Jerusalem the night before Yom Kippur is a really special event – slichot starts around midnight (Tuesday morning), attended by the Chief Rabbis of Israel.

An Iliad – Israeli Revival (also on Thursday 24/9) – The English National Theatre of Israel return to the stage with a revival of Homer’s classic poem @ Jaffa Theatre.


BPM Take Over Teder – expect top tunes!


* Researchers Night @ The Weizmann Institute – every year Israel’s leading science institute opens its doors to the public – with lectures and tours (in Hebrew).


Tuesday 22/9 – Erev Yom Kippur & Wednesday 23/9 – Yom Kippur

The fast comes in at 6.16pm on Tuesday evening in Tel Aviv and finishes at 7.13pm on Wednesday. Gmar Chatima Tova!

A reminder that everything is closed on Yom Kippur – if you are really really desperate you might be able to find a few naughty shops open in Jaffa, but we don’t recommend it.

All roads are also closed to traffic, so make sure you have a bike to join in with the fun!

Click here for our guide to Olim Friendly Synagogues.

Wednesday Night 23/9:

Post Kippur Party @ Alphabet Bar. 


Thursday 24/9:

Exhibition Opening: The Kutiman Orchestra @ The Tel Aviv Museum – The Show will mark the launch of the platform Mix the City, a website that initiates an interactive musical experience of Tel Aviv, which was made in collaboration with the British Council. The audience will be able to produce their own mix of Tel Aviv via the 12 pre-recorded musicians which have been sampled for the original Mix the City compilation, selected and mixed By Kutiman.

Special screening of the cult musical from the 80’s Little Shop of Horrors @ Rav Hen Dizengoff.


* Funk Supreme @ Pasaz – combining old school hip-hop with colourful funk. Free entry.


Friday Day 25/9:

* Get ready for Succot with the Four Spices Fair @ Kikar Rabin – get everything you need from Sukkot in this three day fair. Friday 8am-3pm. Saturday 10pm-11.30pm. Sunday 8am-3pm.

* Bad Kaymar Monthly Clothes Exchange Event – bring what you can, take what you want. No money is involved, no questions asked.

* OneDay Social Volunteering Sukkah Building – meet in Herzliya to help decorate a Sukkah in a special needs school.

Friday Night 25/9:

* Kabbalat Shabbat and Dinner @ Pele – the beautiful Pele Community are back with a singing circle and vegan pot-luck dinner.

Kabbalat Shabbat @ TAIS – join hundreds of Olim and Israelis at the Tel Aviv International Synagogue.

* White City Shabbat Communal Shabbat Dinner @ Alexander Hotel. 150 NIS.

Saturday 26/9:

* Kuli Ate What We Created @ Kuli Alma – from the Batsheva Dance Workshops – a little dance about ‘The most important things’ in life, like babies or Instagram. Batsheva dancers Billy Barry, Bret Easterling, and Olivia Ancona aren’t afraid to dive deep into questions of ‘what is art?’.


* Hoodna’s Monthly Second Hand Bazaar Returns – everything priced up to 30 NIS – clothes, things for the home etc – with alcohol and cool music.


* Joe Bonamassa @ The Mann Auditorium – the Guitar Event of the Year – tickets still remain, although prices are a little steep (starting at 504 NIS).

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Fall Market TLV – together with fashion-designers Ira Kiperman (Dvarim) & Denis Ryabko (Havie MNFCT), party-line Saturday Overground and photo-video-project Insiders we are making a big Fashion Market – FALL.MARKET.TLV.


Dance Tel Aviv’s Ballroom and Latin Street Party in Florentine


* Kanye West Art Exhibition @ Ktovt. Free.


Sunday 27/9 to Tuesday 28/9 – First two days of Succot

Succot starts on Sunday evening.

In Israel the holiday only lasts for 7 days (not eights days as in the diaspora).

The first two days (Sunday evening through to Tuesday sunset) are chagim. People are not expected to work, and kosher shops and restaurants will be closed (like on Shabbat).

Click here for our guide to Olim Friendly Synagogues.

If you are looking to buy equipment for Succot, check out the Four Spices Fair @ Kikar Rabin – get everything you need from Sukkot in this three day fair. Friday (25/9) 8am-3pm. Saturday (26/9) 10pm-11.30pm. Sunday (27/9) 8am-3pm.

Succot time is also traditionally a festival time in Israel, with art and music festivals the following week.

Tuesday 28/9:

* Tamar Festival (till 2/10) @ Massada – This year’s Tamar Festival has performances from some of Israel’s top singers – including The Idan Raichel Project, Ehud Banai Balkan Beat Box, The Angelcy, Asaf Avidan, Mosh Ben Ari, and lots more!

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* 5th International Coffee Day – Coffee lovers around the world, rejoice, for the day has come to celebrate Coffee in its entirety!


* Poetry Slam @ Bascular (in Hebrew) – Poetry Slam is back for its September edition.


Wednesday 29/9:

Kanye West in Israel! @ Ramat Gan Stadium – there are still tickets left, available from the Secret Tel Aviv website.

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* Octoberfest Israel @ Herzliya Pituach – the world’s greatest beer festival is coming to Israel, with live German music, various assortment of Bavarian beer flavours and dishes, as well as fair-themed game stands. Free entrance.


* Succot Wine Wednesday @ The Nemal – An excuse to drink wine with friends (both old and soon-to-be) while raising money and awareness for important grassroots projects in Israel.


* Zorba The Buddha Festival (Sold Out) (till October 3rd) – This is a festival where all the edges meet- the great celebration of life, dancing, movement, music, deep yoga, the spirit of meditation and the silence of the desert.

* Fresh Paint for the Whole Family @ Ticont (till October 3rd) – with activities for all the family.


* OneDay Social Volunteering Hike in the North – with volunteering in the fields first followed by a fun hike.

Friday Night 2/10:

Kabbalat Shabbat @ TAIS – join hundreds of Olim and Israelis at the Tel Aviv International Synagogue.

Saturday 3/10:

Bon Jovi live in Tel Aviv @ Park Hayarkon – there are still tickets remaining, starting at 345 NIS.

* Stussy Tribe Called Quest @ Kuli Alma – Stussy launches its new clothes range to celebrate the 35th anniversary of the formation of ATCQ – cool band and cool brand!

Sunday 4/10 to Monday 5/10 – Shemini Atzeret/ Simchat Torah:

In Israel Shemini Atzeret and Simchat Torah are merged into one day, starting on Sunday evening and continuing to sunset Monday evening.

During the chag you are not expected to work – although you can cook (as long as you take the fire from an existing flame). Kosher shops and restaurants will be closed (like on Shabbat).

Click here for our guide to Olim Friendly Synagogues.

Tuesday 6/10:

* Symphony of the Heart @ The Mann Auditorium – amazing charity Save A Child’s Heart celebrates it’s 20th anniversary with a special concert with Asaf Avidan and others. Tickets start at 220 NIS, proceeds go to Charity.


Wednesday 7/10:

Riff Cohen @ The Barby – Riff Cohen is an Israeli singer, songwriter, actress, and musician who performs songs in Hebrew and French. Her work is varied – ranging from French pop through avant-garde music.

Friday 9/10:

* Malki’s 4th Birthday Party Street Party – with really good music, food stands, and lots of alcohol. 


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