Guide to Passover Activities in Israel 2011
To get you in the mood, here’s an awesome Passover video that asks, What if Moses had facebook?
Bezalel Street Arts and Crafts Fair
Opens April 1, 2011
Artists show off their crafts, jewelry, photography and more at this funky street festival.
9am to 3pm
Shatz St., downtown Jerusalem
AHAVA festival 2011
April 19-23, 2011
at the Dead Sea featuring Yehuda Poliker, Ehud Banai, Eviatar Banai, Mosh Ben Ari, Hadag Nachash, and more
Free museum entrance sponsored by Bank Hapoalim to 46 museums throughout Israel
Some of the museums included:
- Israel Museum, Jerusalem
- Diaspora Museum, Tel Aviv
- Tel Aviv Museum of Art
- Art museums in Ramat Gan, Haifa, Herzliya
- National Parks Authority: Yotvata, Nimrod Fortress, Nahal Taninim, Ovdat
- Air Force Museum, Be’er Sheva
- Merkavot Latrun
- Haifa Zoo
April 22-24, 2011
Stage One- Amateur English Theater Festival
April 20 to April 22 2011
This Passover, Beit Avi Chai in collaboration with Merkaz Hamagshimim Hadassah will spotlight the finest English-language drama, music, comedy, and more that Jerusalem has to offer.
If you can only make it to one event, make sure to come to Hahafuch’s hilarious improv comedy show on April 21, 2011 at 11pm!
More info about the Hahafuch show
Zorba Buddha Festival in the Negev
April 21-25 2011
This is an hippie-esque festival where you camp out and can partake in meditation and spirituality workshops, yoga, dance and theater workshops, and djs who’ll be playing a huge variety of music.
Cost: 317 NIS
Boombamela Festival in Eilat
April 21-23, 2011
Celebrating its 13th year, Booombamela is another camp-out, hippie-type festival with big name music performers such as UselessID, Mooke, and Knesiat Hasechel.
The festival offers various workshops and entertainment such as street theater, body painting, interactive art, pottery, holistic and meditation workshops, and more.
Cost: 250 NIS
Eco Social Awareness Festival: The World is in your Hands
April 20-21, 2011
Festival featuring recycled art and workshops to raise awareness and educate about being environmentally friendly.
Passover at Mini Israel
April 19-25, 2011
The Biggest Matzah in Israel: made with 5.5 kilograms of flour, 2 liters of water, it is 6 meters by 1 meter long, weighs approximately 6 kilograms, 3-4 millimeters thick, and has 119,000 holes.
The Hagada Comes to Life: Actors and singers perform the Hagada. A unique show presents the “Hagada” story in a humorous way with a combination of actors, singers, music instruments, and live music. The audience will meet the characters from the “Hagada” as they “come to life”, and will enjoy live interaction with the characters.
Circus Show: Once a day, there will be a special show with appearances by comedians with amazing acrobatic skills, unicycles, fire juggling, and much more.
April 21, 2011
Hevel Habasur (south)
Doesn’t sound like a rockin’ good time but apparently there’s contests, food workshops and more.
[Update: My gut feeling on this was right. People mentioned that this “festival” didn’t get such great reviews]
For more fun ideas for Passover activities in Israel
- Achbar Ha’ir Guide to Pesach – Huge and complete listing of activities around Israel (in Hebrew)
- Fun in Jerusalem for kids activities in Jerusalem
- Jerusalem Blueprint for a listing of activities around Israel geared toward people in their 20′s -40′s
- GoJerusalem.com for a guide to events in Jerusalem
- Restaurants open on Pesach in Israel with eLuna discounts