Milk and Honey Shavuot Fair
What: Get in the holiday spirit at the Jerusalem Mall (Malcha)'sShavuot fair from Sunday-Tuesday, offering a wide array of festive made-in-Israel products featuring country-style tastes and scents. Customers who spend 499 NIS or more at the mall in one day can receive a home air freshener set or a cake/cheese serving platter.
When: June 1-3
Tikkun Leil Shavuot
What: The Shavuot Holiday is traditionally associated with the giving of the Torah to the Jewish People on Mount Sinai. Several cultural institutions around the city will be hosting all night long study sessions known as "Tikkun Leil Shavuot"- choose from Beit Avi Chai, the Tower of David Museum, or the Menachem Begin Heritage Center.
When: Tuesday night June 3
Shavuot at the Mount Zion Hotel
What: Those interested in a less scholastic, more luxurious Shavuot experience are invited to take advantage of the magnificent Mount Zion Hotel's Shavuot Special: perched just above the Old City, the hotel is offering a special discounted price of 1205 NIS per night for a couple between June 4-6, 2014.
When: June 4-6
Think with your hands
What: The Jerusalem Mini Maker Faire is a once a year opportunity that will take place at the Bloomfield Science Museum this Thursday and Friday. Dozens of inventors from Israel and around the world will display amazing inventions and offer interactive creative workshops for the whole family.
When: June 5-6
A Celebration of Psalms
What: The City of David is proud to host an evening of creativity, music, theater and study inspired by the Book of Psalms and King David on Thursday evening June 5th. In light of last year’s success, the festival is back with a wealth of shows and creative sessions, featuring top-notch Israeli musicians and artists, teachers, and media personalities.
When: June 5th at 18:30
The Abu Gosh Festival returns
What: The bi-annual Abu Gosh Festival of Vocal Music will take place in Abu Gosh over the Shavuot holiday, from May 3-7, 2014. Click here for tickets to Saturday's concert in the Crypt, "Spanish Soul," featuring music by García Lorca, De Falla, Bizet and Handel.
When: May 3-7
Study group theater
What: As part of the Israel Festival, the Incubator Theaterpresents Breslav/Beethoven next Tuesday-Thursday at the Hartman Institute. The study-group theater performance is a new, unique form of Jewish Theater in which the non-costumed actors serve as messengers of the audience and present texts of Rabbi Nachman of Breslav set to the music of Beethoven.
When: June 10-12
Taking Center Stage
What: This is the fifth year of Center Stage!, featuring twelve new challenging and thought-provoking monodramas over the course of two weeks. The Israel Festival hosts the festival for the second year in a row. All performances are in Hebrew. The festival continues this week at theGerard Bechar Center.
When: May 28-June 12
One of the trendiest avenues in Jerusalem, Shlomtzion Street suffers no lack of dining options. But there's dining, and then there's Canela. Even from first glance, it's hard not to be impressed by the sophisticated interior design - dark wood tables and leather-upholstered chairs sit atop the exquisite hardwood floors, and one entire corner is occupied by an ivory baby grand piano. The glassed-in second floor, which looks out over the main dining area is perfect for private events for up to 120 diners as well as a private room for small events up to 16 diners. Canela's menu offers a wide selection of main dishes, tapas and wine that combined with great music, offers a pleasant and light atmosphere. The restaurant's lunch special is served from 12:00 to 17:00 (see Lunch tab above for more details). Canela's outdoor seating is a wonderful place to dine during Jerusalem's cool summer nights.