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SUKKOT SAMEACH 🍋
Seven days of festive events, starting on Friday
Sukkot starts on Friday night! Get ready for seven days of fun – from communal dinners and amazing concerts to crazy parties! Sukkot celebrates the traditional gathering of the harvest, and also commerates the 40 years the Jews spent walking through the dessert after escaping Egypt. The main traditions are building and living in a Sukkah, and shaking lulavs and etrogs. Looking for a place to buy your Sukkot kit? Head over to the Four Species Sukkot Market starting today at Sarona (until Friday morning). Check out our Sukkot Guide for all the best events!
TOP PARTIES TONIGHT 🐺
Kick off the celebrations with a bunch of cool events
Grab your dancing shoes and get into the holiday mood with great events tonight! Belgian star Oscar and the Wolf fuses electronic pop with emotional soul music @ Reading 3; Aviv Guedj rocks the house at Barby; Jasmin Moallem will serenade you @ Vista Bar (Jaffa Port); and Radio Baghdad grooves to the rhythm of alternative music at Rafi. Looking for something more chilled? Gan HaPisga concludes its weekly outdoor movie screenings season with cult-classic ‘Back to the Future‘! Find more cool events on the Secret Tel Aviv website!
HAPPY THURSDAY 🍄
Start the holiday weekend in style with loads of fun events!
There’s loads going on tomorrow night! World famous Israeli psytrance duo Infected Mushroom take over Barby; get ready for a whole night of live electronic performances and lots of new music with Pettra @ Hangar 11; chill with a free sunset jazz concert @ Jaffa Port; shake your booty to a mix of club, afrobeat, dancehall, and hip-hop music at free party @ Rafi; and Midburn Camps Sunrise Kingdom and Camp Craziness team up to say konnichiwa for a Japanese themed party (more Midburn parties here). For more cool events check out out the Secret Tel Aviv website.
FRIDAY NIGHT – SUKKOT 🫂
Join a communal dinner to meet new people and get delicious food
Start your Sukkot celebration with a delicious meal in a sukkah and meet loads of amazing people at communal dinners. On Friday night head to the Tel Aviv International Synagogue, JTLV, or Ichud Shivat Zion for a festive evening in a Sukkah. Next Wednesday, The Tribe is hosting a Sukkot Party with live music and an open wine bar, and next Friday there are loads of Simchat Torah events, find them here! Make sure to check out our Guide for Olim Friendly Synagogues and Sukkot Guide for more great events!
From Israeli techno to Brazilian samba, you’ll find a lot of cool events!
It’s officially Sukkot – let the parties begin! During the afternoon Israeli techno legend Offer Nissim takes over Park HaYarkon and Teder hosts a free Pan Africa party to celebrate Ethiopian new year; in the evening get into the South American vibes with Argentinian rock legends Babasonicos in concert at the Barby, and local Brazilian band Sambadobom have a free show@ Jaffa Port. Also in Jaffa, Israeli folk and contemporary band Jane Bordeaux have a free concert @ Kikar Kdumim. Check out then Secret Tel Aviv Sukkot Guide to find more cool parties!
BRUNO MARS 🔥
You’re amazing just the way you are…
Can you already feel the 24k magic in the air? Global superstar Bruno Mars has two sell-out shows at Park HaYarkon next week (next Wednesday and Saturday). With over 200 million singles sold worldwide and 14 Grammy Awards to his name, this show is going to be HUGE! Tickets for both concerts sold out within 6 hours, but you can still find people selling second hand tickets on Facebook. More details and more amazing concerts on the Secret Tel Aviv website.
COMEDY FOR KOBY 🫂
Starring hilarious American-Israeli comedian Modi Rosenfeld
Voted one of the top 10 comedians in New York City by The Hollywood Reporter, Modi is one of the comedy circuit’s most sought after performers. He’s coming to Israel next week for several shows as part of the Comedy for Koby initiative – an amazing foundation that raises money for relatives who have lost loved ones to a terror attack. He’s got two shows in Tel Aviv – on Sunday (Oct 1st) and next Wednesday (Oct 4th). Find more info and more standup comedy shows on the Secret Tel Aviv website.
ICON FESTIVAL 🦹🏻♀️
Get nerdy at Israel’s premier sci fi fest starting on Tuesday @ Cinematheque
The Icon Festival for Science Fiction, Fantasy and Role-Playing takes place on October 3-5 at the Cinematheque. This year’s festival theme is “Antiquities”, and includes many exciting events, such as lectures, RPG sessions, panel discussions, cosplay contests, comical and musical shows, providing a huge celebration for science fiction and fantasy lovers and even much broader audiences. Find more info and more cool events in Secret Tel Aviv Sukkot Guide!
VINTAGE FAIR 🛒
Shop till you drop with our community partner Vulvalle Market
Come and discover the crème de la crème of businesses that live and breathe fashion, sustainability, art, and innovation at Vulvalle Market @ Jaffa Port on October 3-4! Over 40 independent artists, designers, and fashionistas will gather to showcase their unique creations, from vintage clothing and fine textiles to handcrafted accessories. Each stall will be a treasure trove of style and creativity, with one-of-a-kind items that you won’t find anywhere else. Check out the Secret Tel Aviv website for more details and more shopping events. Keep up to date with all Vulvalle’s events by following them on Instagram and WhatsApp.
YAFOJAZZ FESTIVAL 🎷
Starting next Thursday: Three days of amazing jazz collabs @ ZOA House
Jazz fans are in for a treat next weekend! The largest jazz festival in Tel Aviv, YafoJazz, is back for three days of incredible shows at ZOA House starting next Thursday (Oct 5th). Featuring dozens of jazz musicians from all over the world, including the USA, Italy, Hungary, Belgium, Austria, Canada, Germany, Denmark, Latvia, Romania, and Israel. And don’t miss the special sets featuring exciting and innovative jazz interpretations of the classic songs. Find more info and more cool events in Secret Tel Aviv Sukkot Guide!
TLV COCKTAIL FEST 🍹
Starting next Thursday: Try over 20 special and classic cocktails
Enter a world of alchemy and mixology at the Tel Aviv Cocktail Festival 2023 on October 5-6th @ The Alchemist Bar in Jaffa. Discover a variety of over 20 special and classic cocktails, based on international brands, cocktails with extracts and herbs, potions from around the world, and drinks based on coffee and chocolate. In addition to the cocktails, there will also be 6 amazing culinary and mixology masterclasses. Find more info and more cool events in Secret Tel Aviv Sukkot Guide! Looking for more cocktail bars? Check out our Best Cocktail Bars in Tel Aviv Guide.
TAMAR FESTIVAL 🌴
Get out of Tel Aviv for this special music festival in Masada
The Tamar Festival kicks off next Monday in the most Instagrammable location on top of Masada. The amazing lineup includes Mosh Ben Ari, Berry Sakharov, Aviv Gefen, Jasmin Moallem, Omer Adam, Noga Erez, Tuna and lots more! Also next week, the Rock’n’Rolla Festival at Achziv Beach (North Israel) has as top line-up including Mashina, Eifo HaYeled, and Hila Ruach. More into raving? Check out the Renaissance Rave @ Caesarea; the Rising Spirit Festival by Unity @ Desert; and a 3-day fest at Balance Festival by Miri @ The Gamaliya . Find more fun events in the Secret Tel Aviv Sukkot Guide!
DJS MADDIX AND YVES V 🇳🇱
Dutch and Belgian DJs have a huge Sukkot Rave next Thursday @ Barby
Israel’s Raver Community is excited to continue the New Year’s celebrations and bring you a Sukkot rave Tomorrowland style next Thursday at Barby! They host two of the hottest artists in the EDM global scene on one stage: MADDIX (Netherlands) + YVES V (Belgium). Get your discounted tickets here!
KOSHER RESTAURANTS 🍽️
Check out our Guide for the best kosher places in Tel Aviv
An important tradition during Sukkot is to eat a meal in a sukkah! If you’re looking for restaurants with a sukkah – a great place to start is our Guide to the Best Kosher Restaurants in Tel Aviv. Forget the old stereotype of kosher food being limited to meat and milk. Tel Aviv’s kosher restaurant scene is booming, with amazing new options popping up all the time. From sushi and Asian fusion to Italian and burgers, there’s something for everyone. Even celebrity chef Eyal Shani has gotten in on the action with his own kosher spots! Check out Secret Tel Aviv’s Best Kosher Restaurants in Tel Aviv Guide to find your favorite sukkah!
FAMILY FRIENDLY GUIDE 👶🏻
Find some distractions for your kids for the school holidays
As any parent will understand, the Sukkot holidays can be challenging. To help you pass the time, we’ve pulled together some of our favourite kid-friendly activities in the city. From the beaches to the museums, the parks to the playgrounds, we’ve got you covered. Check out Secret Tel Aviv Top Things To Do With Kids in Tel Aviv Guide!
FIND YOUR SOULMATE ❤️
Save the Date: 9th October Secret Tel Aviv Online Date Night is back!
Are you tired of the mindless swipe? Ready to meet someone special and start the new year off with a bang? Join us for our next Secret Tel Aviv Date Night on October 9th, and experience the magic of online 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 required. And with a 50% match rate, you’re sure to find someone you click with. Sign up now and start your love story!
INSTAGRAM UPDATES 🔥
Hit up Secret Tel Aviv’s socials for all the hottest content
This week we will hit 40k followers on Instagram, thank you for your support! We try to share 2-3 reels each week of Tel Aviv’s hidden gems, and share the best events of the day in our stories. In the past week, we’ve checked out a new rooftop bar with incredible view in Neve Tzedek, tried unique coffees, found the best pizza in Tel Aviv and testied delicious Challah Schnitzel in Carmel Market! Follow us on Instagram, TikTok and YouTube shorts.
JOBS BOARD UPDATES 💪
We’ve added over 100 new jobs in the last week
We’ve added over 100 new jobs to the Secret Tel Aviv Jobs Board over the last couple of weeks. Some of our favourites include: Artlink are looking for an Art Curator; the Elkonin Hotel are looking for a lifeguard; Executive Butlers are looking for a cleaning specialist; an international fashion company are looking for a Social Media Manager; and Stonehenge Media are looking for a Marketing Coordinator. For more top jobs check out the Secret Tel Aviv Jobs Board. 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.