Celebrating Sukkot in Netanya
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
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Guitar Gems, the 13th International Classical Guitar Festival, is dedicated to Israel’s 70th anniversary and Netanya’s 90th anniversary - and therefore the program includes tributes both to Hebrew songs as part of a festive concert, Guitar and Song - from Argov to Shemer, and a tribute concert to Netanya and its artists. The Netanya Conservatory Choir will also participate. Aside from Israeli music, the program includes concerts that combine classical, flamenco, fusion and world music.
Entrance to festival events is free of charge, but tickets must be reserved in advance. Tickets will be available in advance at the Netanya Heychal Hatarbut box office - 09-8308811.
During Chol Hamoed Sukkot, Netanya will host a spectacular outdoor exhibition of menorahs. It is an exhibition of menorahs that were designed by artists who are members of the Netanya Artists Association, celebrities, teens and art lovers in a joint venture between
Netanya Municipality and Laniado Hospital. The menorah, as the symbol of the State of Israel, signifies unity, connection to our roots and long-standing traditions. The main objective of the project is to raise funds for construction of a new NICU at Laniado Hospital. The exhibition will be open from September 25-27, at the Heychal Hatarbut courtyard and at Kikar Ha’atzmaut. Entrance is free.
All of the menorahs will be sold on the website: http://www.lightingisrael.com.
Proceeds will be dedicated to construction of the new NICU at Laniado Hospital.
Planetanya - Center for Science, Space and Culture will host a variety of activities for the entire family during Chol Hamoed Sukkot with a range of scientific demonstrations, science and astronomy, motion and sound workshops, as well as workshops about astronauts and space flights, friends from other planets and space tourism.
Among the workshops, you will be able to learn about the four species and their connection to our senses, exhibitions at the planetarium and guided tours of the science park and Japanese park. A special activity to mark the New Year will be held on September 26, from 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m., with telescope viewings for the general public. For more information and to order tickets: www.planetanya.org.il
The Netanya History Museum will host an array of activities including: On September 25th, a tour - Windows to the Past - learning about the past through the present, on an experiential tour for the entire family, on a route that goes through the Netanya Museum, Beit Habe'er Museum, the Belgian neighborhood, Machane Yaakov, the city’s polishing workshops and a tour of Sergeant's Forest. On September 26th, a workshop titled, Good Years with a Nostalgic Feel, and another titled, Photography Coming to Life - all of our nostalgic postcards come to life from the Museum’s collection.
On September 27 - a morning of fun experiences for the entire family - first is the race on Herzl Street with riddles, where you can win prizes. Then continue with more riddles using your smartphone to discover enchanting secrets, and we’ll end with a recreated photo and costumes with the new theatrical camera. For information about additional events at the museum and to register, call 09-8308851.
A happening for the entire family will be held in the City Center on September 26, as part of the event launching Herzl Street, with the participation of the Havatzalot dance troupe, Netanya Kibbutz Chamber Orchestra, the international percussion center, Tremolo, and a fun happening for the entire family from Herzl Street (corner of Stampfer) to the promenade.