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High holiday to celebrate when the Jews received the Torah!

On Thursday night and Friday we celebrate Shavuot – where the Jews celebrate receiving the Torah on Mount Sinai by eating cheesecake! Shavuot also means weeks in Hebrew, and the holiday marks seven weeks since Pesach. There are loads of parties and communal cheesecake feasts to celebrate the holiday, and also all night learning sessions in local synagogues – check out our Shavuot Guide for loads of great events!


Thursday: Communal dinners to meet new people and eat delicious food

The Olim-friendly synagogues are in full swing with loads of communal dinners on Thursday night! The Tel Aviv International Synagogue hostx a lavish dairy and cheesecake feast followed all night learning and a sunrise service on the beach; Chabad on the Coast hosts a dairy buffet followed by all-night learning pods (they also host an ice-cream party on Friday); and JTLV hosts Sleepless in Tel Aviv with a dairy banquet and all night learning. More details in our Shavuot Guide.


Loads of big parties on Thursday night and Friday day

Tel Avivi’s don’t need much excuse for a party, but a chag is definitely a great one! There are loads of fun parties in Tel Aviv on Thursday night (highlights include Shavuot at Ozen and Lost Shavuot at BSide) and Friday afternoon (Blues and Booz Fest at Kuli and Motivo Positivo at Teder); plus a few festivals outside of Tel Aviv. Check out Shavuot Guide for loads of great parties!


Where to get your mouth around some delicious creamy cake

No-one quite knows the origin of eating cheesecake on Shavuot, but we’re glad it happened anyway! Our favourite Tel Aviv deli Delicatessen hosts a huge cheese fair on Thursday at Beit Panorama; for more great cakes check out the amazing Magazinno cake shop (check out our Instagram video) and our favourite Cafe Xoho also make a delicious cheesecake (Instagram video). 


Opening of a new graffiti wall in Jaffa + huge hip hop party!

Join Ennis Cultural Center and the U.S. Embassy Jerusalem for a grand party unveiling Jaffa’s giant Graffiti Wall. Created by 40+ local residents led by renowned American artists PEYTON and AM, this community project embraces cultural diversity and empowers through art. Check out more details here and more cultural events on the Secret Tel Aviv website.


Tuesday: Tel Aviv University offers 60 programs in English, with loads of scholarships

Are you burning with curiosity? Do you never take the simple answer for granted? Tel Aviv University could be the perfect place for you! They host a huge open day this Tuesday at their campus to showcase their undergraduate programs, and TAU Lowy International School will also be there waiting for you! It’s also a great opportunity to learn more about their Summer Programs including their famous Summer Ulpan and their TESOL program. They also have loads of scholarships available, check out our blog post to see if you qualify. Read more about Tel Aviv University here, and register for their open day here.


Wednesday: Free outdoor screening of classic Dirty Dancing at the Namal

Every Wednesday during the months of May-June (10.5 to 21.6), Tel Aviv Port is offering free outdoor movie screenings of some classic musical films from the last decade on a giant screen under the stars. This week get ready to be transported to the summer of ’63 with the iconic film “Dirty Dancing”. More info and more fun events on the Secret Tel Aviv website.


Wednesday: An immersive group exhibition from KakdelArt community

Check out the final exhibition of 20 talented artists from KakdelArt community in their Jaffa art residence. Transformed into immersive spaces, each of the 10 rooms of a beautiful old building near Jaffa Shuk reflects the artist’s mind and dreams. Sneak Peek into one of art pieces at the exhibition – here. Find all the details here and more exhibitions on the Secret Tel Aviv website.


Saturday: American standup comedian Nikki Glaser performs in Tel Aviv

If inappropriate, raunchy humor is your cup of tea, you will absolutely kvell over Nikki Glaser! She is one of the most prominent comedians in the new generation of stand-up, and comes to Israel for the first time performing at Charles Bronfman this Saturday. Her hilarious set revolves around her life as a woman in the modern world without any filters or self-censorship whatsoever. We have a special 15% discount on tickets, get tickets here


Craving live music? We’ve got you covered!

This week is packed with amazing musical performances! On Tuesday, legendary Israeli metal band, Orphaned Land, will be jamming out to celebrate a decade of their album “All is One” at Reading 3. There’s more! The temple of Israeli rock and roll fame, Barby, has two very happening concerts; the talented purple puppet of Red Band returns to the stage for an electric stand-up show on Wednesday, and Noga Erez will be singing her heart out to her latest pop hits (including songs featuring Missy Elliot!) this Saturday. Check out the Secret Tel Aviv website for more concerts!


Shopping is my cardio!

Tons and tons of shopping happening this week that you will want to be checking out! Vintage and thrifting lovers – this one’s for you – on Saturday, and in the holiday spirit, Vuvalle Market is back at Park Hatachana for a Shavuot fair. Not only will you find over 20 second-hand booths of the absolute coolest clothes and accessories, but there will also be wine, cheese and music to help you shop til you drop. More details and more shopping events on the Secret Tel Aviv website. Join the Vuvalle WhatsApp group for more updates!


Tel Aviv’s trendiest hot spot!

From beer garden to radio station, popular pizzeria, live music venue and absolutely everything (and we really mean everything) in between, Teder is the place to be this week! Starting on Tuesday night, Teder’s very own Romano is celebrating International Synthesizer Day, so if you’re a lover of electronic music this is certainly the event for you! Later in the week, starting Friday afternoon, Teder will be hosting Motivo Positivo as they take over Romano with their records. Outside, inside, upstairs and downstairs – this will be an all day and all night party! Then, last but not least, celebrate Haoneg Shabbat and their 20th anniversary the following day and evening. The music and culture blog’s anniversary party will surely share the contagious enthusiasm and shared excitement for music that they preach. Check out the Secret Tel Aviv website for more parties!


The Secret Tel Aviv Job Fair returns on June 20th to Abraham Hostel!

Are you looking for a new job? Are you thinking of studying in Israel in English? We are back with our 12th edition of the Secret Tel Aviv Jobs + Education Fair – Israel’s largest and most effective Careers Fair! This time we are super-excited to be back at Abraham Hostel for an evening of mingling and opportunities! The event includes top Israeli companies looking for employees and prestigious Israeli universities and tech schools with courses in English. We’re excited to ride the waves with you! Register here and hit attending on Facebook for regular updates. Can’t wait till then? Check out the Secret Tel Aviv Jobs Board for over 1500 amazing iobs!


Check out our page for the latest and greatest in the city!

Make sure to stay updated with all the best unkept secrets we post about on our Instagram page! Last week, the Secret Tel Aviv team hit up new store openings, Israel’s largest food festival and tasted Knafeh! All of this and so much more is showcased on the Instagram account! You can also find us on TikTok and YouTube Shorts


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