Things to do in Israel this week

Discover the very best things to do over the next seven days, from cultural events to live music and more

Tel Aviv during Yom Kippur © Shutterstock

Thought you’d sneak in a relaxing week? Well, think again. Israel’s got loads of culture-packed activities this week, and we’ve rounded up the best of the best. From new art exhibitions and restaurant openings, to the hottest musicians both visiting and local and secret speakeasies off the beaten path, you’ll be crawling to work come Sunday. See how many things to do in Israel over the next seven days you can check off your bucket list. After all, YOIO — “you only Israel once.”

What's on this week

Tel Aviv during Yom Kippur © Shutterstock

Yom Kippur

On Yom Kippur, you won’t find a bustling city like you would on any other day of the year. All businesses, restaurants and shops will be closed and the public transportation will not be running, so plan accordingly. The Kotel, however, will be busier than ever. Jews from Israel and all over the world travel to Jerusalem to pray at one of the holiest sites on one of the holiest days of the year.

Oct 8-9

The Jerusalem Baroque Orchestra
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

Leonardo Da Vinci art © Shutterstock
News, Events & Festivals

The Top Upcoming 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.

Courtesy of the Bauhaus Center © Soreg Brothers
News, City Life

Dizengoff Square - Through History

A new exhibit marks a triple celebration: 80 years for the iconic square and its renewal this year, 100 years for the Bauhaus School, and 20 years for the establishment of the Bauhaus Center in Tel Aviv The Tel Aviv Bauhaus Center presents a new exhibition spanning the history of Dizengoff Square, through historical photos from various collections, original vintage details from the square, architects and planners' stories with sketches, and offers an in-depth examination of the various details that make up the square from its inception until today. Closing: October 31st

Agnon House © Baruch Gian
News, Events & Festivals

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

Temple Mount © Shutterstock
News, Art

A photographic journey to the Temple Mount

The Tower of David Museum presents a new photographic exhibition: The Mountain, a photographic journey to the Temple Mount 1839 - Until our time. When: Until October. Where: The Tower of David Museum.

Jazz Show © Shutterstock
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. 

Art market
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Shopping, Markets and fairs

Nahalat Binyamin Arts and Crafts Fair

icon-location-pin Nachalat Binyamin

In one of the oldest districts in Tel Aviv, adjacent to the Carmel Market, Nahalat Binyamin Street has a wonderful now-not-so-well-known secret, which makes itself known twice a week.