The Big Felafel

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
Free Entrance
More info

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
More info

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
More info

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

More info about the whole festival

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
More Info

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
More info

Eco Social Awareness Festival: The World is in your Hands

April 20-21, 2011

Rishon Letzion

Festival featuring recycled art and workshops to raise awareness and educate about being environmentally friendly.

Free Entrance
More info

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.

More info

Potato Festival

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]

More info

For more fun ideas for Passover activities in Israel



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  1. * Safraknit says:

    Potato festival got a very bad review last year…from either Quietus Leo or Treppenwitz.

    Thanks for the list.

    | Reply Posted 12 years, 1 month ago
    • * Rebecca says:

      Yeah… I had a funny feeling about that. How much fun could a potato festival be? A kugel festival maybe.

      | Reply Posted 12 years, 1 month ago

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