A joyous reprieve from the solemnity of the High Holy Days, the week-long Sukkot festival is part harvest celebration, part remembrance of the exodus from Egypt. Jews eat outside in decorated huts, called "sukkot," for a period of seven days, to remind themselves of the humble dwellings in which their forefathers lived while wandering the desert with Moses.
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SUCCOT AT THE TOWER OF DAVID
My Jerusalem Album (in Hebrew)
Sukkot inspired by the photography exhibition “The Camera Man”
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday | 18-19-20.10 between 10:00-17: 00
Free entrance for children! And a Lupa Album voucher as a gift for participants
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Rosh Hashanah 2016: October 2-4
Rosh Hashanah is both a celebration of the Jewish New Year and a day of Judgment for the Jewish people. Jews regard this as a day when God weighs their good deeds against the bad, and decides their fate for the coming year. It is a day of both celebration and intense prayer. To read more about the customs and traditions of Rosh Hashanah, including read more
Shavuot, meaning "weeks," is the sister holiday of Passover, the culmination of the seven-week Omer period that begins as Passover ends (the 49 days between the holidays led the Greeks to call Shavuot "Pentecost," meaning "50 days"). Although it hardly attracts as much attention as the street-emptying solemnity of Yom Kippur or the flagrant hut-building read more
GoJerusalem: Passover is the spring holiday on the Hebrew calendar which takes place in the month of Nissan, usually falling out on the Gregorian calendar in April.
The Pesach, or Passover holiday is both a commemoration and celebration of God's redemption of the Israelites from Egypt. Many miracles led to this redemption, including the Ten Plagues and the splitting read more
The holiday of Purim takes place in the Hebrew month of Adar, which usually falls out sometime in March on the gregorian Calendar.
In the story of Purim, Esther and her uncle Mordechai save the Jewish people from extinction, following a series of shocking twists. Purim is celebrated with more abandon than any other holiday in the Jewish calendar, including the consumption of read more
The holiday of Chanukah takes place in Kislev, the darkest month of the winter, usually falling out sometime in December on the gregorian Calendar.
The Chanukah holiday is a celebration of miracles. One miracle is that of the Jews’ triumph over Hellenist tyranny, “the few against the many, the strong against the weak.”
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Yom Ha'atzmaut (Independence Day) 2015 Events at Jerusalem's Museums and Cultural Institutions.
Jerusalem's museums cultural institutions will open their doors to the public on Yom Ha'atzmaut (Independence Day) with a wide variety of events read more
The Mystery of the Secret Potion
Passover activities for the whole family at the Tower of David Museum
April 5-8 (Sunday-Wednesday) from 10: 00-16: 00.
Last entrance for activity at 14:00
*(The activity is in Hebrew)
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Lunar Legends: Monthly performances for parents and children
The Month of Iyar
Two laborers, Sa and Har, are in charge of hanging the moon in the sky. However, during the month of light, the month of Iyar, the sky may remain dark, because Sa is not happy with his job and decides to stop time. Legends of light, darkness, and read more
The magnificent Mount Zion Hotel, located at the entrance to Jerusalem’s Old City, invites you to celebrate Shavuot at the hotel for the special discounted price of 1205 NIS per night for a couple between June 4-6, 2014. The hotel is located on the historic read more
Shavuot "Tikkun" (Study Night) at the Tower of David
Body and Mind: Health in Jerusalem, Between Heaven and Earth
Tuesday, June 3
Tikkun Shavuot at the Tower of David takes inspiration from the current exhibition Jerusalem: A Medical Diagnosis.
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Shavuot at BEIT AVI CHAI
Tuesday | Dawn of 6 Sivan | June 3 | 11:00pm-4:00am
An evening of study, discussion and presentations focusing on the topic of time.
What is "Jewish time"? How does it differ from others? How does philosophy and science fiction experience the passage of read more
Ammunition Hill continues its annual tradition of Jerusalem Day Eve sing alongs this year as well with an evening of Jerusalem-themed songs on May 27, 2014 at 19:00.
The sing along will be led by Tzlil Biran with the participation of Jerusalemite musicians including Ruchama Raz and Aharon Pereira.
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Kids Get Creative with Preservation: Heritage Sites Preservation Activities for Children at Ammunition Hill
The Society for the Preservation of Heritage Sites in Israel is celebrating 30 years and invites children and youth to a get creative with preservation. Over the intermediate days of Passover, Independence Day, and read more
Night Time Knockout: Independence Day Eve at the Tower of David Museum
Night Time Knockout is Back Again! 12 Hours of Independence Celebrations: An Alternative Yom HaAtzmaut at the Tower of David
Monday, May 5 at 8 pm
On the eve of Independence Day, the Tower of David Museum and the read more
Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra: Independece Day Concert
Mon, 5 May 21:30 | The Henry Crown Hall, Jerusalem
Yuval Zorn, conductor
Amit Dolberg, piano
Rusanda Panfili, violin
Arie Shapira - Concerto for Piano & Orchestra
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Independence Day Eve Events in Jerusalem
Independence Day Eve Events in Jerusalem: Monday May 5, 2013
Celebrate Yom Ha'atzmaut (Independence Day) eve in Jerusalem with live performances and parties around town.
Candle lighting ceremony at Har Herzl
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Yom Hazikaron (Remembrance Day) Events in Jerusalem
Yom Hazikaron Eve, Sunday May 4, 2013
Ceremony at the Western Wall at 20:00: Memorial Day opening ceremony at the Western Wall Plaza with President Shimon Peres, Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat, IDF Commander in Chief, VIPs, read more
Yom Hazikaron (Remembrance Day) Evening of Song at the Gerard Bechar Center
A memorial day sing along featuring independence fighters' songs will take place at the Gerard Bechar Center with special guest musicians Yoni Rechter, Din Din Aviv, Daniel Kolben. Ya’akov Naveh will lead a sing along, with Yehuda Hagar on keyboard and Peter Wertheimer on wind instruments. read more