Last updated September 11th 2023

A new year is a blank canvas, waiting for you to fill it with your dreams and goals. We’ve put together a list of 10 most common resolutions for internationals living in Tel Aviv, like learning Hebrew, meeting friends and exploring the country. 

1. Learn Hebrew 🗣️

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. 

2. Get out of the house more! 🍻

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 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.

3. Find Your Soulmate ❤️

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!

4. Check out the local music scene 🔥

As well as the classics like Shlomo Artzi, Idan Raichel, and Ehud Banai, Tel Aviv now has an excellent up-and-coming indie rock music scene (Dennis Lloyd, TheAngelcy, Asaf Avidan, Garden City Movement, Vaadat Charigim), hip hop scene (Balkan Beat Box, Lucille Crew, Tuna, Red Band), and Middle Eastern scene (A-WA, Riff Cohen, Yemen Blues)… plus loads more! Check the Secret Tel Aviv Events Calendar for a list of up-coming concerts.

5. Go to a Festival 🕺

Did you know Israel has one of the World’s Best Festival Scenes? From the psytrance nature parties in the North, to amazing music festivals like InDNegev and the Tamar Festival, to the incredible Midburn Festival (Israel’s Burning Man), there’s amazing festivals going on all year round! Check the Music Festivals page in our Events Calendar to stay up to date with new festivals coming up.

6. Volunteer 🌍

Volunteering is one of the best ways to give back to the community, plus it is fun and you get to meet awesome people in the process! There are loads of great organizations and charities that need your help in Tel Aviv – one of our favourites is Plastic Free Israel, a grassroots movement founded and run by amazing olot chadashot. They regularly organize beach cleanups and other fun and important events. You can check them out on their website, and keep up to date with all their events by joining their WhatsApp Group.

7. Meet New People 🫂


There is so much going on in this city – from cool parties to diverse meetups. Whatever your interest, check out our Guide to Meeting New People, and find some more awesome people just like you, and our Events Calendar to stay up to date with Tel Aviv’s top events.

8. Explore Israel 📸

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 code STORY10 for 10% 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 ❤️!

9. Learn New Skills 👩🏻‍💻

Start the new year with a new career in tech! If you’ve always wanted to know how to code, but you’ve never known where to start, this is a great solution. Developers Institute have helped hundreds of Olim Chadashim break into the Israeli hi-tech market with their cutting-edge 3-month “study now, pay later when you get hired” Full Stack courses in Python and Javascript. Take the first step towards your new career now!

10. Find your Dream Job 💻

Make the most of the Startup Nation! There are so many cool companies looking for internationals all the time. Check out our guide to the Best Companies to Work for in Israel and check the Secret Tel Aviv Jobs Board for the most comprehensive up-to-date list of open jobs for internationals in Israel.

Secret Tel Aviv wishes all our amazing community a happy, healthy, and fruitful New Year! Thank you for being so awesome!

– The Secret Tel Aviv Team

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