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AACI Sukkot Walking Tours in English 2009/5770
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Once again, AACI is delighted to offer organized walking tours for the English-speaking public before, during, and after Sukkot this year. The tours will take place on Friday Oct 2, Sunday –Friday Oct 9 and Sunday October 11 (Isruchag). They include archaeology, architecture, history, hiking – something for everyone!

Most of the tours are walking tours in Jerusalem and environs and last 2.5 - 3.5 hours. However, there will also be 2 tours in Tel Aviv and a bus tour from Beer Sheva to Arad arranged by the Central and Southern branches of AACI!

Registration for all tours is required with the guide for that tour.  You can register on the spot on the day of the tour, but if there are fewer than 5 pre-registrations, the tour will not take place. The cost (except for the Tel Avi and Arad tours) is NIS 35 for AACI members, NIS 45 for non-members. Children aged 5 and under are free, and there is a family discount price of NIS 120/150 for families of 4 or more. Participants pay entrance fees, if any. Tourists who are observing a second day of Yom Tov can arrange with the tour guide to pay later for the tour.

For more general info or questions, call, AACI Tourism Project Coordinator, Carol Caplan at 02-560-0918 or 050-216-6775, or email her at c_cap@netvision.net.il

AACI Celebrates Thanksgiving in the Dead Sea
Sunday - Thursday, November 22-26, 2009
Join us for 4 relaxing and refreshing autumn nights in Israel's favorite and warmest resort, the Dead Sea.  
 
We will be staying at the lovely 5-star Moriah Classic Dead Sea. 
  • 4 nights at the 5-star Moriah Classic Dead Sea
  • Half-board
  • Welcome reception
  • One-time coffee and cake
  • Traditional Thanksgiving Dinner with all the trimmings
  • Free Spa Entrance
The Opera House-Tel Aviv Performing Arts Center
Childen's Performances - Magic Flute 

Tuesday September 8, 2009 at 5pm.
Wednesday, October 7, 2009 at 10:30 and 12:30
Tuesday November 10, 2009 at 5pm

Location: The Opera House-Tel Aviv Performing Arts Center
www.israel-opera.co.il/Eng/   03-692-7777
Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra, IBA
The Marathon Series 
Wednesday September 9, 2009 at 7pm


Haydn - Ravel
Ilan Volkov, conductor
Yaron Kohlberg, piano
Maya Lahyani , mezzo-soprano
Gittit Boasson , harp
American Fanfare , in memory of Lukas Foss

Location: Jerusalem Theatre, Henry Crown Hall
http://www.jso.co.il/index-english.php 1-700-70-4000
The Israel Philharmonic Orchestra
Saturday Night Concert Series at the philharmonic
Concerts take place at the Mann Auditorium, Tel Aviv
phone: 1-700-70-30-30

For information about other concerts and
concert series visit the the Israel Philharmonic
Orchestra website: www.ipo.co.il 
 

01. Saturday 17.10.09 at 8:30pm
Zubin Mehta, conductor
Rudolf Buchbinder, pianist
Chen Reiss, soprano
Baritone
(to be announced)
The Gary Bertini Israeli Choir
Brahms: Piano Concerto no. 1
Brahms: A German Requiem

02. Saturday 14.11.09 at 8:30pm
Kurt Masur, conductor
Nikolaj Znaider,
Mendelssohn: Fingal's Cave Overture
Mendelssohn: Violin Concerto
Mendelssohn: Symphony no. 3 ("Scottish")
violinist

03. Saturday 5.12.09 at 8:30pm
Peter Schreier, conductor
Talia Or, soprano
Britta Schwarz, alto
Daniel Johannsen, tenor
Andras Scheibner, baritone
The Prague Philharmonic Choir
Bach: Cantatas no. 1, 2, 3 and 6 from Christmas Oratorio

04. Saturday 9.1.10 at 8:30pm
Ilan Volkov, conductor
Yuja Wang, pianist
Roman Spitzer,
Mendelssohn: Calm Sea and Prosperous Voyage Overture
Bartok: Piano Concerto no. 3
Berlioz: Harold in Italy for viola and orchestra
violist

05. Saturday 6.2.10 at 8:30pm
Zubin Mehta, conductor
Ilya Konovalov,
Berg: Violin Concerto
Mahler: Symphony no. 5
 
06. Saturday 6.3.10 at 8:30pm
Pietary Inkinen, conductor
Alisa Weilerstein
Pärt: Cantus in Memory of Britten, cellist
Dvorak: Cello Concerto
Sibelius: Symphony no. 2
violinist
07. Saturday 10.4.10 at 9:00pm
Roberto Abbado, conductor
Iréne Theorin,
Hindemith: Neues vom Tage Overture
Beethoven: "Ah, perfido!", scene and aria
Beethoven: Aria from Fidelio
Mahler: Symphony no. 1
soprano

08. Saturday 24.4.10 at 9:00pm
Constantinos Carydis, conductor
Alexander Toradze,
Berlioz: Romeo and Juliet, Dramatic Symphony
Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto no. 1
pianist

09. Saturday 8.5.10 at 9:00pm
Gianandrea Noseda, conductor
Joshua Bell,
Sergiu Natra: Prelude - Commentary on Nehemiah
violinist
Bruch: Scottish Fantasy for violin and orchestra
Brahms: Symphony no. 4

10. Saturday 26.6.10 at 9:00pm
David Robertson, conductor
Emanuel Ax,
Prokofiev: Symphony no. 1 ("Classical")
Chopin: Piano Concerto no. 2
Ligeti: Concert Romanesque
pianist
Szymanowski: Symphony no. 4 for piano and orchestra

11. Saturday 24.7.10 at 9:00pm
Zubin Mehta, conductor
Micaela Carosi (Leonora), soprano
Anna Smirnova (Azucena), mezzo-soprano
Salvatore Licitra (Manrico), tenor
Alberto Gazale (Count di Luna), baritone
Maurizio Muraro (Ferrando), bass-baritone
Bracha Kol (Inez), mezzo-soprano
Joseph Aridan (Ruiz / Messenger), tenor
Sorin Semilian (Old Gipsy), baritone
The Gary Bertini Israeli Choir
Verdi: Il Trovatore
(opera in concert form)
Alrov Mamilla Avenue - Summer Nights Fun
Lively free street entertainment every Thursday evening through the end of August on Alrov Mamilla Avenue. 

Alrov Mamilla Avenue (Mamilla Mall) connects the Old and New City of Jeruaslem from the Jaffa Gate to King David Street.  Entertainment includes: jugglers, acrobats, street artists and live music.
more information 02-636-0000
Tel Aviv's Nahalat Binyamin Arts and Crafts
Arts, crafts, pottery, and street performances, Nachalat Binyamin offers a pleasant stroll and some pretty bits and pieces, vendors display their merchandise on little tables along the paved part of Nachalat Binyamin St.   
 
http://www.nachalat-binyamin.com/ArtPages.aspx 
Theatre Company Jerusalem
Tickets: 02-623-7000, 02-625-1139
for details go to - www.tcj.org.il

The Suzanne Dellal Centre for Dance and Theatre, Neve-Tzedek, Tel-Aviv
The Big Stage of Suzanne Dellal - May 14 -  June  6, 2009
Tickets 03-510-5656
www.suzannedellal.org.il / www.ticketnet.co.il
Global Premeire by Ohad Naharin
Saturday July 4th, Monday July 6th, Tuesday July 7th - 9pm and Wednesday July 8th
Simba's Story
Monday July 13th - 5:30pm
Waiting for Life
Wednesday July 15th - 5:30pm
Rocksy
Wednesday July 15th - 7pm
White Noise
Thursday July 16th - 9pm
Bible Lands Museum Jerusalem
AUGUST FAMILY FUN

Monday - Thursday August 9th - 27th 10:30am - 12:30pm
Plus on Wednesdays from 4:30pm - 6:30pm

Advance reservations required - Follow costumed actors on a guided tour through the treasure of the Museum, as they bring to life favorite Bible stories.
 
Ideal for children aged 5-9 and their parents.
  

25 Granot St. Museum Row Jerusalem
Adjacent to the Israel Museum
02-561-1066
http://www.blmj.org/en/index.php
End of the Summer Celebration at the Jerusalem Theatre. 
August 25th through August 27th 

Come join in the 3rd annual End of Summer Celebration at The Jerusalem Theatre from the afternoon into the night.  There will be a number of attractions that includes movie screenings, dance performances, music peformances and more.

For more information: http://www.jerusalem-theatre.co.il/manuy_summer3.asp

To see a short video: http://www.jerusalem-theatre.co.il/video/summer_festival.wmv
Sarit Hadad in Concert
Sarit Hadad is one of Israel's most succssful pop singers.  Sarit has produced over 14 albums, all of which have attained gold and platinum sales.  Sarit plays concerts in Israel, Europe and the United States.
Concert at the Chutzot HaYotzer Arts & Crafts Fair at the Sultans' Pool 
August 11, 2009 

 
Click below for Sarit Hadad's Official Website in English
http://www.sarit-hadad.com/english.html
Shlomo Artzi in Concert
Shlomo is one of the most succssful pop singers in Israel selling over 1.5 million albums.

Thursday, August 8th, Kiryat Shomna - 04-694-1196
Monday, August 24th, Ashkelon - 08-665-5942
Saturday (motzei Shabbat), October 3rd, Rananna. 09-741-5566

Tickets; www.tkts.co.il   03-604-5000

Click below for Shlomo Artzi's fan club website
http://www.shlomoartzi.org.il/ 
The IDAN RAICHEL PROJECT

Thursday August 27th, 9:30pm, Bet Gavriel
Saturday (motzei Shabbat), September 5th, 9:00pm, Kochav Yair,
Saturday (motzei Shabbat), September 12th, 9:30pm, Modiin

Tickets: www.tkts.co.il   03-604-5000
Madonna's World Tour to include Israel

Madonna will add to her world tour one show in Israel.  The queen of pop is not coming to tour Israel or to attend a Kabbalah conference this time. Madonna will give one concert at Hayarkon Park on September 1, 2009.  Madonna has toured Israel in the past and performed in Israel 16 years ago. 
Madonna's last visit to Israel was in 2007, when she came to Israel to visit the Kabbalah Center with her husband at the time Guy Richie.  Demi Moore and Ashton Kutcher came along with her. Read Madonna tour to Israel article.
Off the Wall Comedy
Ben Yehuda 34
City Center
02-624-3218

http://www.israelcomedy.com/eindex.html 

The Train Theater Presents
The International Festival of Puppet Theater
Jerusalem

August 9 - 14, 2009
More info: http://www.traintheater.co.il/english/index.php

Tickets: klaim: 02-622-2333 www.klaimonline.co.il

The program of the 2009 festival will include 29 different productions with over 120 perfomances:

The best of Israeli creation:
Performances of the Train Theater's artists as well as other Israeli artists such as Shlomi Center for Alternative Theater, Etgar Theater and more...

Foreign productions:
11 shows from different countries.
Most of the shows will be raised in the framework of Euro-Puppets - the best of European creation in the field. This year the Festival will host:
Rigolo Nouveau Cirque (Switzerland) - Balance
Compagnie A (France) - Mauvaise Graine
Opolski Teatr Lalki Aktora (poland) - DRUMS – 4 DANCE/S/
Theater September (Germany) - Circus Huckepack
Compagnie Gare Centrale (Belgium) - Degage, Petit!
Karromato (Czech Republic) - Wooden Circus
Babok (Holland) - NAP
and more...

The Klezmer Festival in Safed
Festival entrance free
Perfomances throughout the city on many stages.
August 10. 11, 12 2009
Info Center Ovirurim: 04-6927484/5

More information: www.klezmerf.com
 
Bloomfield Science Museum
Hebrew University, Givat Ram
02-654-4888
www.mada.org.il  
The Israel Museum
 
Exibition From April 8, 2009: Many Faces: Masks from Many Times and Many Places
Wearing a mask means assuming a different identity, thus masks are an important element in both cultic traditions and the world of the artist. Most of the masks displayed here were used for ceremonial purposes in cultures across the globe, and were believed to have magical properties. 
From April 8, 2009 - Beningson Gallery, Ruth Youth Wing 
 
The Israeli Wine Festival
The Garden Statues, at the Israel Museum, Jerusalem
4-5-6 August 2009
Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday
7:00pm - 11:00pm
Over 35 Israeli Wineries
Price: 60NIS including a wine glass & unlimited tasting

More information:
The Israel Museum on Ruppin Road, Jerusalem.
www.imj.org.il  
The Tower of David Museum
Permanent Exhibition

The museum's permanent exhibition tells the 3,000 year long story of Jerusalem.

Call 02-6265331.
website: Tower of David Museum click here

Night Spectacular - show runtime - 45 minutes
Sound and Light at the Citadel - nightime show of sight and sound.  The story of Jerusalem unfolds through giant virtual reality show using multi-sensory media. click here for schedule
Beit Avi Chai - Jerusalem
July - August 2009 Events and Activities
44 King George St., Jerusalem / Tel. (02) 621-5300 / Tickets: (02) 621-5900
All the events are held in Hebrew unless otherwise specified.

website: http://www.bac.org.il/About-en.aspx 

BEIT AVI CHAI, established by the AVI CHAI Foundation is located in the heart of Jerusalem. There are a broad spectrum of ongoing activities and events at the BEIT AVI CHAI that include experience-symposiums, lectures, workshops, performances, and diverse cultural events. 
 
Full Events Listing in English Click Here
In the North
There are many nature offerings in the north this time of year with beautiful bounties and amazing sites from running rivers, waterfalls, nature reserves and parks.  

Hula Nature Reserve, see thousands of birds stop on their migration routes.
Hula Nature Reserve click here
 
Tel Dan Nature Reserve Dan Springs, flowing streams into a river with shade throughout offered by tall trees.
Tel Dan Nature Reserve click here
 
Hamat Gader on the Southern Golan Heights thermo-mineral baths and crocodile farm.
http://www.hamat-gader.com/

Har Meron offers family friendly hiking routes.
The Israel Monkey Park
Website: http://www.monkeypark.co.il/
Phone: 08-928-5888
Hours: daily from 10am to 6pm.

Located at Kfar Daniel (off of highways 1 and 6) in the Ben-Shemen Forest, the Israel Monkey Park, is home to 250 monkeys from 20 species.  Included in admission is entry to the new water park and sports challenge areas.  Some of the fun activities include the Tarzan tree house and various workshops.
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