Archive for March, 2010
Save yourself from parking headaches and fines on chol ha-mo’ed Pesach (31/3-1/4, 07:00-24:00). The Old City will be closed to cars and buses on these days.
The Jerusalem Municipality is offering free/low-cost parking and free transportation to and from the Old City from various points around Jerusalem:
Teddy Stadium car park – free parking
Ammunition Hill car park – free parking
Russian Compound car park – free parking
Old Train Station car park – free parking
Le’om car park (opposite the Supreme Court) – 20 NIS for parking
Safra Square car park – 20 NIS for parking
Regular buses to the Old City (1,2,3,38) will run more frequently during cho ha-mo’ed.
For more information, call 106.
Pinuk (soap and shampoo company) are hosting a special event during chol ha-mo’ed Pesach (31/3-1/4) at the Port of Tel Aviv. The activities are geared for children aged 5-10 and entry fee including all activities is 15 shekels per person (from 5 and over). The event last 1.5 hours (you choose the time slot you wish to participate in).
Art and craft activities: Mobile of scents, pillow making, silk flowers, organza perfumed bags
Fair games: Wheel of scents, bubbles, memory game, bullseye
Scientific stations teaching about scents
Multi-senses multi-media show (only persons aged 5 and above will be allowed to enter this show)
Every family will receive a free gift upon entry. Hurry and book your space now!
For more details and to order tickets click here.
Mekorot, Israel’s national water company, has various visitors’ centers around Israel, and they will be open to the public on chol ha-mo’ed Pesach (for free). The different centers will offer activities related to water, suitable to all ages and for the whole family. The centers will be open on 31/3 and 1/4 from 08:30-15:00 and on 2/4 from 08:30-13:00.
If you plan to visit one of the centers, make sure to book before you go. The free-call number for booking at all centers is: 1800-250-270.
For more information on the various centers and their locations, click here.
Shilav and Yoplait Shtoozim are offering a free Pesach event for members of Shilav’s club. If you are not a member of the Shilav club, you can join here for free.
Once you have joined the club, you can print out a coupon to present at the event. To get the coupon, click here.
The event will take place at the Shilav Center at the Port of Tel Aviv, from 31/3-2/4 (Wed and Thurs 10:00-19:00; Fri 09:00-14:00). Activities will start every hour on the hour; registration is at the event.
There will be spring arts and crafts for older children (ages 3-7) and a play center for younger children (ages 0-3).
Toys R Us will be offering activities in most of their stores around Israel during chol ha-mo’ed Pesach. The activities will include entertainment by a clown, a make-up artist and sparkly tattoos.
For more details and to see the dates and times for your particular area, click here.
Beit Ha-Tza’atzua is offering special discounts on toys in honor of Pesach:
30% off all Playmobil toys
25% off all Playskool toys
25% off Lego brand
25% off Tomy brand
(Stores are situated in Malcha and in Talpiot, next to Achim Yisrael Mall)
Shilav are offering 50% off the second toy (buy one, get the second half price), in all toy departments (excluding Comfy keyboards, 3-wheeler recliners and Bimba Molto).
The offer is valid until 7/4/10.
Just in time to buy Afikoman gifts, Toys R Us are offering specials and discounts on lots of items.
Buy one item and get the second one for 50% on selected brands (you have to buy two of the same brand unless specified otherwise), including:
- Mega Blocks
- Bratz, Barbie and Moxie Girlz Dolls (you can mix between these brands)
- Spring/Summer 2010 clothing range
- Baby toys, including Fisher Price, Tomy, Playgro, Taf Toys, Sassy, Lamaze, Bob the Builder, Thomas and Fun Years
1 + 1 on Disney puzzles (24/48/99 piece puzzles)
25% discount on water pistols
During Chol Ha-Mo’ed Pesach, there will be a spring festival at Ein Yael in Jerusalem, near Malcha (31/3-1/4 10:00-18:00), including arts and crafts, activities with animals, a play, and a tour. Ein Yael will be open with regular workshops for the rest of Pesach (2/4-6/4, 10:00-16:00).
To print a coupon for a 10% discount to Ein Yael during Pesach, courtesy of FunInJerusalem.com, click here.
Thanks to the sponsorship off Bank Ha-Po’alim, 46 museums and attractions around Israel will be offering free entry during Pesach (31/3-2/4).
The sites include: Beit Ha-Tefutzot, Tel Aviv Art Museum, Airforce Museum, Gan Guru, Haifa Museum, Israel Museum, Jerusalem Botanical Gardens, Bloomfield Science Museum, Bible Lands Museum, Italian Jews Museum, Chavat Ha-Tukim (Parrot Farm), Petach Tikva Art Museum, Hetzliya Museum, Ashdod Museum, Ir David, Emek Tzurim Archeological Experience, Yad La-Shiryon (Armored Corps Museum) at Latrun, Tikotin Museum of Japanese Art, Amat HaTaninim (Crocodile Park), Ein Hod Museum and the Ghetto Fighters’ House Museum.
For more information, call *2406 or click here.
Hadad silver stores are offering up to 40% off all kiddush cups as well as discounts on other silver items for the chag.
This offer is valid until 10/4/10.
If you spend 300 shekels today in Mister Zol stores, you can choose to purchase one of the following items for 1 shekel:
- a 6-pack of Pepsi/Pepsi Max/Seven Up/Mirinda
- 3 packets of Sugat rice (1 kg each)
- a bottle of olive oil (750 gm, Etz Ha-Zayit, katit)
- a 2.5 kg box of Carmel matza (regular, not shemura)
The offer is only valid on 25/3/10.
Daylight savings time begins tonight in Israel!
Tonight at 02:00 (Friday morning) we move the clocks forward by 1 hour to 03:00 – and we lose 1 hour of sleep!
Don’t forget to change your watches and alarm clocks.
Spend 600 NIS in Mega Bool and get an 18-piece dinner set for free!
The offer is valid until 29/3/10, while stocks last.
Tzomet Sefarim is offering a 2 + 1 deal (buy 2 and get 1 free) on children’s books, English books and cookbooks. They are also offering 50% off a large selection of bestsellers.
Steimatzky has a large range of books on special: Buy one book and get 20% off. Buy two books and get 30% off (both books). Buy three books and get 50% off (all three books).
They also have DVDs and games on sale – buy one and get 50% off the second one. There are various other discounts of 25-30% off books in various categories.