4 MORE Fun Things To Do During Sukkot

September 25th 2010

Shavua Tov!

We hope you’re having a joyous holiday so far, and hope that the following fun things further enhance your Sukkot vacation.

1. Sukkot Extravaganza at Mitspe Hamasuot This event is designed to appeal to the whole family. Located at Beit Orot on the Mount of Olives Ridge, this Sukkot Extravaganza offers walking tours and hikes (free), Segway tours, inflatable rides for kids, a climbing wall, a zip line, and a unique Temple dirt sifting activity. The event takes place Sunday September 26 through Wednesday September 28 from 10:00am-5:00pm. Food is available for sale and there is a sukkah on-site.

2. Rock Ami Festival Into Jewish modern rock? You won’t want to miss this annual Sukkot festival featuring Soulfarm, Gershon Veroba, Hamakor, Aryeh Kunstier, and Y-Love and Sabbo. The concert will be held in Jerusalem at the Kraft Stadium near Gan Sacher on Monday night from 5:00pm-11:00pm.

3. Shemesh FestAlso taking place on Monday night is the annual Bet Shemesh concert, featuring Shlock Rock, Hamakor, Majuda, Yossi Piamenta, Chaim Dovid, Shtar, Shlomo Katz, and Shay Gabso. This free concert will be held at the Bet Shemesh Amphitheater on Ben-Ze’ev Street in Beit Shemesh on Monday night from 5:00pm-11:00pm.

4. Sukkot in Ancient ShiloEnjoy a guided tour (available in English and Hebrew) of the ancient city of Shilo and learn the biblical history and significance of our nation’s first capital. The “Biblical Street” in Shilo offers guests an opportunity to try out ancient craft workshops (like waving, basketry, beading, pottery and more), and the on-site sukkah offers a convenient place to stop for lunch. In Gush Shilo, you can take an ATV tour to experience the moving story of the Jewish pioneers, to see the modern communities of the area, and to take in the majesty of the local vineyards. You’ll also get a chance to tour the Meshek Achiya olive press and the Shilo Winery. The Shilo tours and events will take place on Monday September 27 and Tuesday September 28 from 10:00am-5:00pm.

Have fun touring Israel during this festive time – and be in touch if you need more touring or travel advice!