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HAPPY NEW YEAR 🍏🍯
Rosh HaShanah kicks off High Holiday Season this Friday Eve
Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, is upon us! This year it starts on Friday evening, September 15th and there’s no better place to celebrate than Tel Aviv. The city is alive with festivities, from communal dinners and concerts to parties that go all night long. We’ve picked the best events to celebrate in a traditional or a more modern way, find all of them in Secret Tel Aviv Rosh HaShanah 2023 Guide! Happy New Year!
MEET NEW PEOPLE 🫂
There are loads of fun Rosh HaShanah community dinners!
Celebrate Rosh Hashanah with a delicious meal, good company, and plenty of excitement at one of Tel Aviv’s many communal dinners. One of our favorite synagogues, the Tel Aviv International Synagogue is hosting a gourmet Seder dinner, featuring all your favorite traditional dishes and some modern twists. There are also communal dinners with JTLV, Ichud Shivat Zion, Chabad on the Coast, and the LGBTQ Center! Check out our Rosh Hashanah Guide for even more events, and find your new favourite community in our Best Synagogues Guide for Internationals in Israel.
PARTY LIKE IT’S 5784 🕺
Celebrate the New Year with three days of partying starting Thursday
Tel Avivi’s don’t need much excuse to party, so New Year is a big 3 day festival here! Finish the year in style with loads of parties on Thursday night – highlights include a fire rave with top Brazilian DJ and star of Tomorrowland Öwnboss @ Barby (pic above), the Bagatelle crew have a top party @ Reading 3, and dance the whole night with Israeli favorite electronic DJ Duo Red Axes @ Haoman 17. Start the year like you mean to continue on Saturday – Famous DJ Solomun will be headlining at the party @ Park HaYarkon, there’s an open-bar funky rooftop party @ Allenby 49, and dance the night away @ Reading 3. And on Sunday have more fun with Rumors team @ Expo Rooftop. Find more cool parties in our Rosh HaShanah Guide!
DISCOVER NEW MUSIC 🔥
Check out some local Israeli bands
What better way to celebrate than with a great concert? Tonight indie superstar Hila Ruach performs at the Barby and local jazz favourite Noa has a concert at Shablul; and tomorrow Efrat Gosh has a vinyl launch show @ Barby. Thursday is huge with concerts by Dudu Tassa and Jonny Greenwood @ Hangar 11, Gal De Paz gives a stunning piano recital at Hahashmal 18, Girafot bring their high-energy rock show to Barby, and Ravid Plotnik takes over the Menorah Arena. On Saturday, catch iconic Israeli rock band Mercedes Band @ Barby. More cool concerts on the Secret Tel Aviv website!
LAUGH MORE 🤣
Laugh your way into the new year with the funniest Stand Ups in town
It’s a great week for standup comedy! Tonight hear cringe dating and relationship stories at Fadichot Night @ Collabo (in Hebrew). On Wednesday there are two hilarious events – the Bearfoot Improv Crew have a fundraising show in English @ Lincoln 16 and Radio EPGB host their weekly Hebrew standup show; and on Thursday Benji Lovitt leads an all-star cast at TLV Laughs @ Hoodna (in English). Find more stand up shows on the Secret Tel Aviv website.
IMPROVE YOUR HEBREW 🤌
Start your year with a new Hebrew word
Whether it’s to chat up girls and/or guys, argue with Hot and Cellcom, or avoid being ripped off in a Tel Aviv taxi, mastering Hebrew is essential to surviving in this crazy city. Check out our new WhatsApp Group in collaboration with Citizen Cafe Ulpan for all the latest slang words and Gen Z memes. Want to take your Hebrew to the next level? Check out Citizen Café Ulpan’s amazing 10-week hebrew courses – and get a special 10% discount with our exclusive Secret Tel Aviv discount code! Schedule a free one-on-one introduction call to see what all the fuss is about.
KEEP UP WITH TEL AVIVIS 👀
Find the Best Events with Secret Tel Aviv
Be the go-to person for all things Tel Aviv. Whether your friend is celebrating a birthday or your family is coming to town, you’ll be able to plan the perfect night out with Secret Tel Aviv. We’re your one-stop shop for the best events in town, from underground concerts to secret rooftop parties. Our Events Calendar on our website is updated daily, so you can always find something new to do. And if you’re looking for a little more guidance, our WhatsApp Events Group is your go-to for the best events of the day. But we don’t just help you find the coolest events, we also show you the best places in town. Our Instagram reels will take you to hidden gems that you wouldn’t find unless you knew where to look.
NEW YEAR, NEW LOVE ❤️
Flirt, chat, and find your soulmate at Secret Tel Aviv Online Date Night
Are you tired of swiping right and left? Are you ready to meet someone special? Start the new year in style – we’re back with our next Secret Tel Aviv Date Night on October 9th – online free speed dating with the best community in town! You’ll have 7 minutes to flirt, chat, and connect with 5-7 other singles. No awkward introductions or boring small talk. Just pure, unfiltered conversation. And with a 50% match rate, you’re sure to find someone you click with. Sign up now and start your love story!
EXPLORE ISRAEL 📸
Get out of the Tel Aviv bubble
Leaving Tel Aviv is hard, but there are so many more amazing things to see in Israel, a tiny country with a BIG personality… isolated beaches, enchanting desert, green countryside, biblical sites, we even have a ski resort in the winter! Plus some world class hotels to get a weekend away and awesome tours to explore every corner of the country. We’ve teamed up with our favourite tour provider Abraham Tours, they offer you some of the best tours of the Dead Sea and day trips to nearby destinations – and we even have a special discount codeSECRETTLV for 5% off any tour booked through our website. And remember, when you book through our links, we get a small commission, which helps us keep creating more amazing content ❤️!
FIND A NEW JOB 💪
We’ve added over 100 jobs in the last two weeks
We’ve added over 100 new jobs to the Secret Tel Aviv Jobs Board over the last couple of weeks. Highlights include: Riskifed are looking for an Account Executive; Goldfarb Gross Seligman are looking for a US Corporate Immigration Attorney; Payoneer are looking for a Customer Care Associate with either Spanish, Portuguese, or Arabic and a Contact Center Shift Manager; and the Elkonin Boutique Hotel have loads of open positions. For inspiration check out our Guide to the Best Companies in Israel. It’s also a great time to study – learn to code with Developers Institute and Study in English in Israel at Tel Aviv University.
LEARN NEW SKILLS 👩🏻💻
Break into Israeli Hi-Tech market with Developers Institute
NEW YEARS RESOLUTIONS 📝
Start your year with some inspiration
New year, new goals to achieve! Take the opportunity to reflect on all the things you want to do this year. Are you ready to take on the world? Check our post on New Year’s Resolutions for Internationals in Tel Aviv for some inspiration. Are you looking to learn a new skill, meet someone special, get a better job, do some volunteer work, travel, or learn hebrew? Check out our Guide!
SEE A NEW MOVIE 🍿
Win a pair of 2 cinema tickets for a ‘A Haunting in Venice’
Win a pair (2) of cinema tickets to a special pre-screening of the new supernatural thriller ‘A Haunting in Venice’ Tomorrow night (Tuesday, September 12th), at Planet Rishon LeZion (general release 19th September)! Based on the novel Halloween Party by Agatha Christie, it is directed by and stars Oscar winner Kenneth Branagh as famed detective Hercule Poirot! You’ve got three chances to win the tickets: 1. Head over to our Instagram and tag your cinema buddy in the comments on this post – we’ll choose 5 winners ; 2. Join our Competitions WhatsApp Group, we’ll be giving away tickets over the next few days; 3. Look out for our post in Secret Tel Aviv Facebook Group! Good luck!