The best things to do in Israel this month

Your Israeli cheat sheet: quell your inner FOMO with our checklist of must-do events

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By Time Out Israel Editors |

Dig out your dancing shoes, throw on your finest classical concert-viewing attire or simply tuck in for a good night’s rest and save energy for daytime events. Either way, there’s something to do in Israel this month for every person. From outdoor festivals to indoor entertainment, Time Out’s got you covered with the hottest happenings this month. Start your month off with a bang and keep the good times rolling with our picks of the very best things to do in Israel this month.

The best things to do in Israel this month

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DLD Tel Aviv Innovation Festival 2019

We all know that Israel is considered the start-up nation, so there’s no better place for thousands of hi-tech professionals, entrepreneurs and investors from Israel and abroad to gather together to talk innovation, digital media, science and culture.

Sep 18-29, all day, Tel Aviv,

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Basel Theater Ballet's "Tevye"

Of all the characters in modern Jewish fiction, the most beloved and the only one to break beyond the borders of the Jewish world is the image of Tevye, the Dairyman, who had award-winning stage performances in theater and film ("Fiddler on the Roof" the most successful Broadway musical as well as the film that followed). Now, for the first time in Israel, and in a contemporary dance version with original music, Switzerland's Basel Ballet will perform "Tevye" The work of choreographer Richard Wherlock, the artistic director of the Basel Ballet, and specially written by composer Olivier Truan and performed live by the Swiss musician quintet "Kol Simcha".

September 25 at 20:00 and September 26 at 20:00, Opera House, Tel Aviv

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Day Zero Festival

Dedicated to sustainability, protection of the environment, unity and respect between peoples, The Day Zero Festival takes leave from its original venue in Tulum, Mexico and comes to Israel, to the lowest place on Earth, in the hope of raising awareness to Dead Sea issues. Immerse yourself in a16-hour emotional journey between the slopes of Masada and the shores of the Dead Sea, to the sounds of electronic music by DJ Damian Lazarus and other leading DJs, plus artistic displays, treatment complexes, lectures, and a veggie food area.

Sep 27, Dead Sea,

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Rosh Hashanah

Being in Israel during Rosh Hashanah is like being in Time Square for New Year’s Eve, and in Israel, in addition to traditional family dinners and religious gatherings, Israel has some of the most amazing festivals and parties for Rosh Hashana.

Sep 29-30

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Globally praised for presenting cutting edge underground dance music lineups, The BPM Festival Tel Aviv will see the world-renowned famous festival bring together an eclectic lineup of leading house and techno acts. Making its Israeli debut at HaYarkon Park, the open-air day into night event will feature Acid Pauli, me (live), Danny Tenaglia, DJ Koze, Honey Dijon, Mano Le Tough, Petre Inspirescu, Sasha, and more. Festival-goers can expect top level production for a new exciting chapter in HaYarkon Park’s storied musical history.

September 30, Gan Yehoshua (HaYarkon Park), Tel Aviv.

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The talented musical duo arrive in Israel for an intimate and exclusive event. The Italian djs and producers Carmine Conte and Matteo Milleri, who are on the top of the techno world's must-listen lists will be playing in one of the most beautiful locations in Israel, and will host the Israeli electronic duo Red Axes, and musician Jenia Tarsol.

 September 30 (Rosh HaShana), Ronit Farm,14:00-22:30;

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The Top Exhibits at the Jerusalem Science Museum

"Leonardo what’s your story", an exhibition for the whole family to mark the 500th anniversary of the passing of the artist and Renaissance man Leonardo da Vinci, which sheds light on Leonardo, who is considered by many to be the most curious man in the world.

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News, Music

The Jerusalem Baroque Orchestra

The Jerusalem Baroque Orchestra plays music in periodical instruments, and using techniques and performance methods to suit. The orchestra has a new fall concerts that will make you wish to you could dive back in time. When: September-December

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Cultural Events at The Agnon House

Agnon House celebrates 80 years for the publication of the book “A guest for the night”; one of Agnon’s best works and one of the top literary works in the Hebrew language in general. When: September-October

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Music, Jazz

7 Hot Spots to Catch a Jazz Show Every Single Night of the Week

Snap your fingers, tap your feet - because Tel Aviv is alive with beautiful be-bop and cross-rhythm from the jazz genre. As we see more and more special jazz nights popping up on the regular, we have rounded up our favorites, giving you the opportunity to take a hit of the stuff any night of the week. It’s time to add some scat and sax into your life, folks.

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