Netanya Beer Festival! 10 and 11 July
Wednesday and Thursday 10-11 July from 18:00 into the night…
New Independence Square, Netanya ■ Admission free – Entry for 18+ only
Beer from breweries within Israel and abroad
Special food stands
Seating areas, Nightly tables
DJs every night
Come and enjoy, invite friends and of course spread the word!
Jerusalem Festival of light – 26 June to 4 July
(Except Friday June 28th)
(Saturday night 21:00–00:00)
Celebrate Shavuot in Netanya – Sunday 9 June
From village to city – celebrating Shavuot in Netanya
Come wearing white and everything will be perfect – sisters Hadas and Yasmin, Didi in Wonderland, Tuti Superwoman, decorations, photo magnets, milking and butter churning stations, fresh pita – all this and more waiting for you throughout the city.
Additionally, on June 10, 2019, at 10:00 a.m., an event titled, All About Water and Cheese in the Village of Netanya, will be held at the Netanya Museum. NIS 10 with advance registration required. Call 09-8308851.
Entrance is free. For further information and details of areas where activities are happening, click here or call 09-8605826
Join the fun – crazy Purim celebrations in Netanya Thursday 21 March 2019
Netanya celebrates Purim on 21 March – with a crazy “Adloyada” (literal English translation “until one doesn’t know”) based on the custom of being so happy (and often a little drunk) for the Jews being saved from death (by order of Haman) by Queen Esther, the Jewish wife of King Ahashverus, and Mordechai, her uncle. No school, a family day, music, entertainment, kids and adults galore in fantastic innovative costumes, special exhibits, giant dolls, jugglers, clowns, 1,500 dancers from schools and dance groups – all in the spirit of an upside-down, confused and crazy world.
A street party for teenagers will take place on March 19 at the new Independence Square, which will turn between 12 – 4pm into a “paper square” with a variety of DJ’s and surprises.
On Thursday, March 21 from 12 – 3pm. down the length of Shalom Aleichem St. (from west to east – Ben Gurion Blvd. to Ben Zvi Blvd) with Yuval Hamebolbal (Crazy Yuval – entertainer).
Free shuttles back and forth will operate from 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
* from Beit Feldman on Ben Gurion Blvd
* from the western parking lot of Netanya Stadium
* from the corner of Weizmann and Sokolov, near the public park
* from Neot Ganim Ovadia Park
* from Agamim neighborhood, 8 Agam Kinneret St., near the bus stop.
On Friday, March 22, a colourful ‘happening’ will take place in “Herzl Street mall” in the city centre (between Stampfer and Dizengoff) with dozens of street artists, stilt walkers , jugglers, live sculptures, drummers from Tremolo percussion center, graffiti shows, dance groups, magic and children’s shows starring Livluvit, Nofiki, Nati and more.
On Friday, March 22, 2019, from 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m
Entrance is free – everybody’s invited!
Chanukah Sameach – Candle lightings and events every night in Independence Square
Light in the Square.
Candle lighting of the giant Hanukkah menorah (Chanukiah) in the new Independence Square (screens) and distribution of sufganiyot (doughnuts) every evening at 6:00 p.m. by Netanya Chabad House – Gad Machnes St 6, and workshops for the entire family, beginning at 5:00 p.m.
For more details of daily Chanukah events in Netanya click here
Netanya celebrates Sukkot 2018 (5779)
Netanya Municipality is host to a multitude of events during Chol Hamoed Sukkot: Guitar Gems with artists and ensembles from around the world, an exhibition of menorahs designed specially by artists and celebrities, observations of the planets and science workshops at the Planetanya Center for Science, Space and Culture – Ushpizin in Netanya with a variety of activities for the entire family
For detailed information of all events, please click here http://www.netanya.muni.il
Information about Rosh Hashanah
Rosh Hashanah, the holiday that marks the beginning of the Jewish year, is in the Hebrew month of Tishrei, which coincides with late September and early October. This year Rosh Hashana begins on the evening of 9th September 2018.
Unlike the other holidays, which have one holy day on which businesses are closed, Rosh Hashanah is a two-day holiday, and businesses are closed on both days. The holiday is two days according to tradition started in the Diaspora when the onset of the new moon – which traditionally was decreed by the High Court in Jerusalem – was not known.
According to Jewish tradition, Rosh Hashanah commemorates the culmination of the creation of the universe and acceptance of God’s sovereignty over the world. These are also the days on which God judges people’s deeds throughout the year and decides their future for the coming year – death for the sinners, life for the pious and a repentance period until Yom Kippur for people whose status is uncertain.
The period between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur is called “The Ten Days of Repentance,” during which people have the opportunity to atone for their sins.
Rosh Hashanah traditions and Customs
Prayer – Religious Jews attend lengthy synagogue services, and recite special prayers and liturgical songs written over the centuries. The versions of the prayers and liturgical songs vary slightly from one ethnic group to another.
Like on Shabbat and other Holidays, kosher bars and restaurants are closed and there is no public transportation.
Take the kids – indoors – see Rhythmania in their lively show on 21 August
If you want to be out of the heat, take the kids, and enjoy a morning with the band “Rhythmania” In their show “Green Drumming” – special lighting, whetting stones, vibrant costumes and tons of rhythm! Their lively show is on Tuesday, August 21, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. at the Arik Einstein Cultural Center (6 Benny Berman St., Ir Yamim) http://www.netanya.muni.il/Eng
Tickets are available for only 10 NIS at the Absorption Department – Sunday-Thursday, 11:00 am-1:00 pm , Tel: 09-7880570 (Irena) or 09-8308811 (Heichal Hatarbut).