Chanuka in Netanya

Netanya of Light – Light in the Neighborhoods and Community Centers

Monday, December 4, 5:30 p.m.

Heftziba Community Center
Entertaining play for the entire family, “The Miracles and Wonders the Happened to the Candles /
Rimon Theater

Tuesday, December 5, 5:30 p.m.
Ofek Community, Sports and Recreation Center
Story theater
“Mrs. Cutting Board and Mr. Rolling Pin”

Monday, December 11, 5:00 p.m.
Gan Ovadia – Neot Ganim
Parade of Light
Parade of torches with Alumot School

Tuesday, December 12, 6:00 p.m.
Raziel School Auditorium – Givat Hairusim Community Center
Performance by children’s star, Nofiki

Tuesday, December 12, 4:30 p.m.
We’ll leave from the university parking lot and go towards the Kiryat Hasharon Cultural and Community Center
Parade of torches, fire juggling, sufganiyot and more…

Tuesday, December 12, 5:30 p.m.
Poleg Ir Yamim Cultural and Community Center
Children’s play, “Sigi the Jelly Donut and Ron the Dreidel”
Candle lighting, arts & crafts, bingo, quiz, sufganiyot and more

Wednesday, December 13, 6:00 p.m.
Galei Yam Community Center
Family navigation contest

Wednesday, December 13, 5:30 p.m.
Ofek Community, Sports and Recreation Center
Festive candle lighting together with Chabad

Wednesday, December 13, 6:00 p.m.
Kiryat Nordau Community Center
Candle lighting with parents and children, sufganiyot and lots of surprises

Wednesday, December 13, 4:30 p.m.
Shikun Mizrahi Community, Sports and Recreation Center
Drumming workshop

Thursday, December 14, 8:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.
Roey Klein School playground
East Netanya Community Center
Hannukah party for teens with singer Moti Taka and DJ TAMANO

Saturday night, December 16, 7:30 p.m.
Netanya College – Amphitheater
Giant Hannukah party for kids, including a play and sufganiyot

Sunday, December 17, 6:00 p.m.
Kiryat Nordau Community Center
Hannukah play/
Playback Theater
Candle lighting, sufganiyot and more

Sunday, December 17, 5:00 p.m.
Neot Shaked Community, Sports and Recreation Center
Children’s play
“Hannukah on the Children’s Island”

Sunday, December 17, 6:00 p.m.
Givat Hairusim Community Center
Oil making and Hannukkah menora workshop

Monday, December 18, 4:30 p.m.
Givat Hairusim Community Center
Nighttime tour of Safed with lanterns

 Monday, December 18, 5:00 p.m.
Neot Shaked Community, Sports and Recreation Center
Hannukah party for the entire family with Chicolulu

Monday, December 18, 5:30 p.m.
Neve Itamar Community Center
Hannukah happening: Make your own Hannukah menorahs out of foam sheet cuttings and lighting elements, make Hannukah menorahs from paper, contest for the most “illuminated” project, music and sufganiyot

Monday, December 18, 5:30 p.m.
Galei Yam Community Center
Dreidel and latke making workshops

Tuesday December 19, 5:30 p.m.
Givat Hairusim Community Center
Superhero happening for the entire family: Games, food stalls and more

Tuesday, December 19, 4:00 p.m.
Kochav Hatzafon Community, Sports and Recreation Center
Netanya’s first TAKI tournament! Special prizes for winners! For elementary schoolers and junior high students.
Register by Wednesday, December 13, by writing to
or call 09-8321902.
In cooperation with the Northern Netanya Committee, Young Maccabi and the Youth Department

Wednesday, December 20, 5:30 p.m.
Eshkol Payis – Kiryat Nordau Community Center
African Circus

Wednesday, December 20, 5:30 p.m.
Neot Herzal Community Center
Hannukah happening: Dancing for children, arts & crafts, activities and games

Wednesday, December 20, 12:00 p.m.
Aharoni School – Ramat Efraim
Hannukah workshops for children and juggling performance

For information, call the Neighborhoods Department at 09-8605826, tickets available at community centers.

Netanya Celebrates 2017 Aliyah Week

Clock change – Fall back – 29 October 2017

Early reminder about the upcoming clock change.

In Israel, Daylight Saving Time comes to an end on the last Sunday of October, when clocks are set back, by one hour.

Oct 29, 2017 – Daylight Saving Time Ends when local time is about to reach Sunday, October 29, 2017, 02:00:00 clocks are turned backward 1 hour to
Sunday, October 29, 2017, 01:00:00 local standard time instead.

Sunrise and sunset will be about 1 hour earlier on Oct 29, 2017 than the day before. There will be more light in the morning.

Mandatory driving regulations and road safety tips for Israel

In Israel, from November 1st when the winter months officially begin, it is mandatory for all drivers to turn their vehicle headlights on when driving on inter-city roads. (Bus drivers, taxi drivers and truck drivers must keep their headlights on city roads as well as inter-city roads).
This requirement remains in effect until March 31st.
For a full list of tips see

The Netanya Triathlon (and road closures) 20.10.17

The 15th Netanya Triathlon will be held on Friday, 20.10.17 from 06:30 on the Lagoon Beach (Argaman).

Details and registration on the triathlon website
The public is invited to watch and encourage the participants.

Please click here for information regarding the road closures this Friday 20 October 2017.

An important message to bathers and surfers at Netanya’s beaches

Due to the end of the bathing season Netanya Municipality informs bathers about the closure of the rescue stations on Netanya beaches (life guard stations) starting on Wednesday, 25.10.17 at the end of the bathing day.

Station No. 1 at Sanz Beach and Station No. 9 at Poleg Beach will be closed for bathing as of Thursday, 19.10.17 At the end of the bathing day, Sironit Beach A (Station No. 5) will continue to operate for the winter swimmers from 8:30 to half an hour before sunset and at winter time from 8:00 to sunset.
Unprotected bathing is prohibited and life-threatening
The public is asked not to approach the cliffs, both on the upper part as a lookout and at their base because of the danger of collapse!

For Hebrew version click here

Sukkot Celebrations 2017 in Netanya

Information from the Netanya Municipality

The City’s Succah

A Sukkah equipped with the four species will be open to the general public during the holiday in the new Independence Square.


Dancing Sukkot in the square

Yaron Carmel in a great folk dance celebration of all times, Saturday 7.10, New Independence Square, 20:00


The Netanya Wine Festival 2017

Monday – Tuesday, Chol HaMoed Sukkot, October 9-10

Between the hours of 18: 00-23:00 in the new Independence Square

Enjoy a wine tasting fair of 25 boutique wineries made in Israel. Cheese delicacies, quality breads and pastries, artist performances, an elegant atmosphere and more.


Samba Du Bon band, Compact Jazz band


The “Keys” group, Arkadi Duchin Live

An unlimited tasting cup for only 35 NIS. For ages 18+. Children up to age 10 accompanied by an adult


Simchat Beit Hashoeva in the Well House


Experiences of “water and fire”

Water activities and soap bubbles for children, guided tours of the museum exhibition, and watching the well working and drawing water: 9:45, 10:45

“Water and Fire” juggleries with stage artist Nitzan Hess, inspired by the story “The Story of the loss of the princess” / Rabbi Nachman of Breslov.

Entrance fee for children aged 4 and up. Details and tickets can be found at  or by telephone. 09- 7485760

Sunday, 08.10, Museum of the Well House (17 Sokolov St.) 09:30 -12:30 at the cost of only 10 NIS per child


“And you drew water with joy”

An experiential family tour on the subject of “water” throughout Netanya

On Monday, 09.10, we meet at the Museum of the Well House (17 Sokolov St.), 9:30 -12:30 at a cost of only 15 NIS per participant.

The number of places is limited!

Details and registration by phone: 09-8329940, 09-8826332 or at



The world is coming to Israel – Summer 2018

(TORONTO, ONTARIO) Stan Cockerton, President of the Federation of International Lacrosse (FIL) is delighted to officially confirm that Israel is the host nation for the 2018 FIL Men’s Lacrosse World Championship. The event, which will feature 50 participating countries and over 2,000 athletes, will take place 12-21 July next summer in the city of Netanya, Israel.

Netanya is proud to host this event and we at Israel Property Care and IPC Vacation Rentals look forward to hosting visiting fans.

Festivocali – Netanya salutes Israeli music

August 22-24, 2017, from 6:30 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.
Uzi Hitman-Ehud Manor Streets, Ir Yamim
Musical direction – Ilan Gilboa

Tuesday, August 22
7:00 p.m. Mr. Shoko
Lehakat Hatapuzim
Puts on a performance for children, with the songs of Arik Einstein

9:00 p.m. Kol Hakavod
Netanya Kibbutz Chamber Orchestra, conductor David Sebba
Hosts Kobi Aflalo, Roni Dalumi, Ohad Shragai, Liora and Breeza vocal ensemble, conductor: Amit Bar Tzedek
Emcee – Noam Gilor

Wednesday, August 23 
7:00 p.m. A Real Orchestra
Hani Nahmias and Friends in a musical performance, singing songs by Uzi Hitman
9:00 p.m. Oh My Country My Homeland
Yardena Arazi and the Gevatron in a moving performance that will take us all home

Thursday, August 24
7:00 p.m. Baby Oriental
A captivating musical performance of children’s songs for the entire family

8:30 p.m. A Song Is More than Words
Sing-along hosts: Efi Netzer, Sarah’le Sharon, Yossi Lev and Moshe Lahav, the Big Tish hosts Yehuda Elias and Adi Arad with a sing-along

Performances of choral groups from around the country – every evening, starting at 6:30 p.m.:
Tzur Moshe, Kolot Hakfar, Mallaleika, Yuvalim, Megilot / Amir Frohlich
Kolot Midbar, Hadarim, Eynaim Bagav, Nes Kolot / Ilan Gilboa, Sharim Bagat / Eyal Gilboa
Lilach / Avi Ben Oz, Hochit / Claudio Cohen Tarika, Hof Hefer, Hakol Hadvash / Yair Sadeh, Solsi / Itay Lev
Breeza / Amit Bar Tzedek, Gamilaron / Ben Ashuel, Syncopa / Itay Lev

Mahane Yehuda Market
Food stalls
with the finest Israeli delicacies

Entrance is free – open to all!