Netanya of Light – Chanuka activities throughout Netanya

Come enjoy a variety of Chanuka events for the entire family throughout Netanya.

Candle lighting in the giant Chanukiah on the Herzl Promenade, "Light and Brightness" happening, plays and performances, lights in the neighbourhoods, Chanuka at the museum and more.

Light on the promenade

Lighting of Chanukah candles in the giant Chanukiah on the Herzl Promenade, every night at 6:00 p.m. by Netanya Chabad House.

Light and brightness happening –  December 10, 12 from 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., Heychal Hatarbut. Entrance is free. A festival of archaeology for the entire family: We’ll make and decorate candles out of clay, make ancient coins inspired by the Hashmonaim and personal models of menorahs, crush olives to make oil in a personal bottle and more. Run by the Israel Antiquities Authority.


Plays and performances

"The Nightingale" – December 10, 2012 at 11:00 a.m., Heychal Hatarbut. Goshen Theatre in an original, experiential and exciting adaptation of Hans Christian Andersen’s enchanting fairy tale. Tickets available for only NIS 25 at the Heychal Hatarbut ticket office.

"Dream Toy" December 12, 2012, at 11:00 a.m., Heychal Hatarbut. Kamea Dance Company in a performance for the entire family inspired by the Walt Disney movie, "Toy Story." Tickets available for only NIS 25 at the Heychal Hatarbut ticket office.

"Ice Cream Tears" December 12, 2012, at 10:00 a.m., Heychal Hatarbut. Entrance is free. Story hour for the little ones with the authors, Chaya Bentzel and Shoshana Vig.


Chanuka at the museum

Chanukah Gelt: "From the Pruta to the Shekel" December 11, 13, 2012 at 10:00 a.m., Netanya Museum (3 McDonald St.). Entrance is free. A workshop on making coins and bills. Children will learn about and play with the coins and bills their grandparents used.

"Putting the spotlight on Netanya’s lesser-known sites" December 13, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. Meet at Netanya Museum. Horseback tour guided by Yishay Shmidov. Cost of tour: just NIS 25. For more information and to register in advance, call 09-8840020.


Lights in the neighbourhoods

Procession of torches – performances and spectacular fire ceremony December 6, 2012 at 4:15 p.m. Meet at the Maccabi Tzair center in Ramat Poleg.

Giant Chanuka party for children December 8, 2012 at 7:30 p.m. at Netanya Academic College (amphitheatre), Kiryat Hasharon. Entrance is free. "Shlomi and Stam and the Miracle of the Oil," a play that will have you rolling on the floor laughing, jam doughnuts and more… Sponsored by Netanya Chabad House.

Procession of torches and magic shows December 10, 2012 at 5:30 PM a.m., Herzog School. Entrance is free.

Shachar Hasson in a stand-up performance December 10, 2012 at 8:30 p.m., Pais Center – Neot Golda Tickets available for only NIS 10 by calling 09-8355518.

Children’s stars "Tut and Katzefet" December 12, 2012 at 5:30 p.m., Bar-Ilan School (10 Olei Hagardom St.). Entrance is free. Mediterranean Andalusian Orchestra Ashkelon – From the Maghreb with Love December 16, 2012, at 8:00 p.m., Ramat Yadin Community Center (Dora). Tickets available for only NIS 40 by calling 09-8650004

For additional information, call the Neighbourhoods Department at 09-8605826

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