Shalom Tel Aviv!

Work hard… play hard… pray hard… we love this city!

Highlights for the week include:

* Yom Kippur cycling and services throughout Tel Aviv
* Hastudia’s craft fair at Teder tonight
* MidBurn Decompression tomorrow night (in Hadera)
* The Succot Fair at Kikar Rabin on Monday and Tuesday
* TelAvivian’s pop-up fashion store next Tuesday

Also, scroll down to the bottom for details of upcoming festivals in Israel!

Gmar Chatima Tova LeKoulam!

Secret Tel Aviv


Tonight (Wednesday):

* Two of Tel Aviv’s most innovative forces are combining tonight for a special one-off event – Teder will be hosting HaStudia for a special craft workshop! Drink and build shit people!

* Tune in to the sweet sound of Jazz with two of Israel’s top blues-rock musicians performing at Shablul

* “Always look on the bright side of life” – The Tel Aviv Council are screening the classic Monty Python film ‘The Meaning of Life’ outdoors at Independence Park

* The Nemal are hosting a special slichot concert, performed by the Ashdod Orchestra

* Celebrate another art studio opening in trendy South Tel Aviv with jazz and lots of alcohol


Tomorrow (Thursday):

* For the adventurous, a trip to the Kotel in Jerusalem the night before Yom Kippur is a really special event – slichot starts at 12.15am (Friday morning), attended by Chief Rabbis of Israel – Chief Rabbi Yitzhak Yosef and Rabbi David Lau – and the Rabbi of the Western Wall Rabbi Rabinowitz

* For those wanting to be part of a special slichot closer to home, there are both Ashenazi and Safardi events in Tel Aviv

* This is Tel Aviv, and the party must go on! Bars across Tel Aviv are hosting Last Sin parties, one of the larger ones is an 80s party at the Q-Hotel on HaArbaa

* There is also a large party at Haoman 17

* Fresh from Burning Man, the MidBurn crew have organized a Decompression Party in Hadera

* Looking for some cool live music? Old Man River is Ohad Rein’s eclectic and international musical project – performing at Levontin 7

* Group Exhibition Opening – Pupa – five artists strut their stuff, with music and alcohol


Friday and Saturday (Yom Kippur):

* Get your bicycles ready for Tel Aviv’s most beautiful day! If you are looking for synagogues check out theSecret Tel Aviv guide to Olim Friendly Synagogues


Rest of the week:

* Sunday 5/10Gilda Bar is hosting a philosophy night, with Dr Liat Ben David talking about Descartes (in Hebrew)

* Monday and Tuesday 6-7/10 – Kikar Rabin hosts its annual Succot Fair – head down there for your lulavs and etrogs!

* Monday 6/10 – Tel Aviv University is holding a career day (in Hebrew)

* Tuesday 7/10 – The awesome Telavivan – you can see their articles in the Secret Tel Aviv Magazine – is organizing a pop-up shop at the ArtSpace TLV Gallery with five top womenswear and accessories designers

* Tuesday 7/10 – Are you interested in hi-tech and communities? The Elevation Academy has organized an UnConference at the Google Campus exploring the power of communities


Upcoming Festivals:

This time of the year is traditionally festival season in Israel… here are some of the best:

* 10-11/10 – Neverland Music Festival – a 24 hour Electronic Music Experience – (220 NIS)

* 15-18/10 – Zorba Music Festival – A carnival embracing spirituality, special acquaintances and intriguing people, all happening in the outstanding wilderness of the desert (399 NIS)

* 23-25/10 – InDNegev Music Festival – a three-day music festival in the Negev featuring loads of Israeli bands (300 NIS)

* 23-24/10 – The Minus 424 Dead Sea Rave starring Paul Oakenfeld (254 NIS)


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