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Happy Hanukkah everyone! This week we are highlighting some amazing communities run by Olim Chadashim and Internationals in Tel Aviv. They’ve all got Hanukkah events going on this week, come down, check them out, and meet some awesome people! Also in this newsletter we’ve got details of our own amazing community initiatives – we have another date night next Wednesday, the Jobs Board is overflowing, and the results are in for our Best Donut poll! There’s all the amazing concerts, parties and shopping pop-ups… and FREE CINEMA TICKETS!
PLASTIC FREE ISRAEL 🌍
Beach cleanup tomorrow in Jaffa
There’s nothing better than meeting amazing people and doing something good! That’s what Plastic Free Israel is all about. Started and run by amazingly inspirational women, Plastic Free Israel is the leading English-language environmental community in the country. They regularly organize cleanups and educational events, and tomorrow they are taking part in the World’s Biggest Beach Cleanup with a Beach Cleanup @ Park Medron in Jaffa. Follow Plastic Free Israel on Instagram and Facebook for more events.
THE STAGE 🎙
Comedy sketchfest this Saturday
The Stage isn’t just Tel Aviv’s premier English-speaking performing arts community, it’s also a hub for young interationals and Olim Chadashim to meet, get inspired, and have fun. Throughout the year they put on amazing productions, workshops, meetups, and a hilarious poetry and slam series that is open to everyone to perform! This Saturday they have their First Annual Hanukkah Sketchfest @ The Prince, a merry festival of 8 original sketch comedy pieces written, acted and directed by their very own community talent. Buy tickets here and follow them on Facebook for regular updates.
KEEP OLIM IN ISRAEL 🇮🇱
Two Hanukkah Parties this week
KeepOlim started as a Facebook Group and registered as an NGO in 2015. Run by the amazing Liami Lawrence and Tzvika Gravier they’ve helped thousands of Olim with their Group, KeepOlim Feeds Olim Food Program, Tikva for Olim Mental Health Program, No Oleh Alone for the Holidays Program, and more. Their work in mental health is vital, as well as campaigning tirelessly for Olim mental health support in the Knesset, I’ve seen first-hand Liami help people that no-one else would. They have two fun Hanukkah parties this week @ the Tel Aviv International Synagogue on Saturday (35+) and Sunday (18-35) – meet amazing people! You can also make donations here.
SAVE A CHILD’S HEART ❤️
Party with Tel Aviv’s young leadership community!
Save a Child’s Heart TLV Young Leadership team are a group of young professionals based in Tel Aviv who believe in the important work that SACH carries out. They regularly arrange fundraising and awareness events in Tel Aviv for the charity and help to support its life saving activities. This Sunday you’re invited to celebrate the last night of Hanukkah with a Candle Lighting and Hanukkah Party @ Haiku Bar – all ticket proceeds will go towards three life-saving heart procedures for children. Get involved with the SACH Young Leadership here, and learn more about the amazing Save a Child’s Heart here.
COMMUNITY DATE NIGHT 💕
We’re back with another amazing event next Wednesday
Since we started Secret Tel Aviv in 2010, there have been quite a few couples who found each other through the Group and events we’ve organised. This is one of the best things about running this community! For a long time we’ve been searching for a solution to make this even more effective, and we are really excited about our new Secret Tel Aviv Date Night online speed-dating partnership. The first event last month was amazing – 140 people logged in and over half the people found a match (they both wanted to meet up again)! We’ve got our next event next Wednesday between 8-9pm. It’s free, you can read more here and register here. Good luck!
COMMUNITY JOBS BOARD 🥇
Loads of new jobs this week
Looking of a new job in hi-tech? The Secret Tel Aviv Jobs Board is overflowing with new jobs! Cool new jobs this week include: Good Deeds Day are looking for part-time temporary logistics coordinators for 3 months from the end of December; looking to get into the VC world?… check out positions at iAngels, OurCrowd, JVP, and Team8; and New sales jobs at Namogoo, Lusha, Incredibuild, Riverside.FM, GeoEdge and vCita. When searching for jobs, try to use the category buttons at the top! For over 3,900 more jobs check out the Secret Tel Aviv Jobs Board. Looking for inspiration? Check out our Guide to the Best Companies to Work in Israel.
BEST DONUT 2021 🍩
The results are in, do you agree?
We’re celebrating Hanukkah here in Tel Aviv with amazing donuts… or sufganiyot in Hebrew. You can find AMAZING donuts all across Tel Aviv at this time of the year, but to be sure we have the most reliable information on the best ones, we asked the Secret Tel Aviv community for their opinion, and we are happy to say we’ve found the winners! Thanks everyone for voting, check out the results here!
HANUKKAH SHOPPING 🛍
Two huge vintage fairs this weekend
We won! We are now officially the most expensive city to live in the world! Thank the lord for second hand markets and vintage fairs! Starting at midday today and tomorrow the Prince is hosting Vintage Me Up – A crazy fashion event with 14 vintage stores from all over the country in one dream location (pic above from Shani Marom’s collection); and tomorrow head down to Florentin for a huge vintage and second hand fair. For loads more amazing shopping events check out the Secret Tel Aviv website.
GRATEFUL DEAD PARTY ❄️
Tonight join the Deadheads @ Abraham Hostel
Tonight Abraham Hostel are teaming up with Israel’s Grateful Dead Fan Club for a huge Winter Party! Celebrate one of America’s greatest rock bands with top DJS, Deadheads from all around the country, and all the amazing surprises that you’d expect from a party at Abraham Hostel! Sing and dance to the legendary music into the wee hours of the night, with Jerry Garcia’s other-worldly chords to Bob Weir’s lulling mouth sounds! More details about the event here, more parties on the Secret Tel Aviv website.
GET DOWN 🕺
Saturday: A huge party @ Teder!
Get down with flavorful music! On Saturday the new Color Red Records label will launch @ Teder, bringing 3 legendary performances. The Hoodna Orchestra – an 11-piece group of young musicians who took the Tel Aviv groove scene by storm with their fusion of African and Ethiopian music, Afrobeat, and Ethio-Jazz; The Flavors – a funky revival band that captures the sounds of American Blues and Soul; and special guest Eddie Roberts – guitarist for the New Mastersounds, and an integral part of today’s Funk & Soul scene! More details about the event here, more parties on the Secret Tel Aviv website.
OUZO BAZOOKA 💥
Wednesday: An explosion of music @ Kuli Alma!
On Wednesday the city’s favorite bar hosts the city’s most precious musicians – Ouzo Bazooka @ Kuli Alma! Ouzo represents everything that is beautiful in Tel Aviv: Cultural coexistence, vigorous creation, and an always happening urban scene. Drawing influences from Israel’s melting pot and exotic Middle Eastern feel, along with classic hard rock, psychedelic art, garage rock and surf – Ouzo Bazooka’s sound is a dizzying concoction of east-meets-west! More details about the event here, more concerts on the Secret Tel Aviv website.
YASMIN MAOLUM ✨
Wednesday: The queen @ Barby!
One of Tel Aviv’s top music venues is hosting a legendary name this week… on Wednesday, Yasmin Mualem finally arrives @ Barby with the performance that so many have been waiting for! The queen of beats will showcase her exciting world of influences from Bob Marley to Umm Kulthum to Mozart, speaking to your emotions with her authentic voice and flood of fusion hip-hop, RnB, and pop! More details about the event here, more concerts on the Secret Tel Aviv website.
WIN CINEMA TICKETS 🍿
We’ve got 10 pairs of tickets to give away to West Side Story
We are back with a cinema tickets giveaway! This week we’ve got 10 pairs (2) of tickets to give away to the pre-premier of Steven Spielberg’s musical remake of West Side Story happening next Tuesday, December 7th, 9 pm at Yes Planet Ayalon. It’s been getting amazing reviews so far, see what the fuss is all about! To win, post in the group “This week’s Secret Tel Aviv newsletter is awesome”, the first 10 people to post will win 2 tickets! Good luck!