Deep into the summer, the city of Jerusalem still offers many family attractions, while Jerusalem restaurants offer special treats. A few suggestions follow.
The 23rd International Festival of Puppet Theater – August 10-14
The largest puppet theater production in Israel is hosting this year the most interesting domestic and foreign artists for five days of visual experiences, featuring modern and traditional approaches that will keep kids and adults fascinated. (The Train Theater, The Khan Theater, The First Station)
Bloomfield Science Museum CAPTCHA Exhibition (curator: Nathan Zeldes)
The Bloomfield Science Museum is one big playground for both kids and adults, with many objects, installations and exhibitions to explore. The CAPTCHA exhibition, curated by Nathan Zeldes, deals with many questions regarding the relationship between humans and computers. One of which is – can computers think?
Lavan restaurant at the Cinematheque
The modern white restaurant coincides with Jerusalem's beautiful views. Lavan's kitchen offers Italian dishes, as well as the full Israeli breakfast experience, pastries, salads and fish. During the summer, Lavan offers a fixed menu for NIS 88 which includes one starter and one main. From the menu: vegetable salad, burger and fries, pappardelle with forest mushrooms and cream sauce, chicken liver and more.
Teresa restaurant at the new Cinema City
Authentic Mehadrin Kosher Italian menu, featuring pizza, pasta, salads, fish and more. Teresa is available for private events in a special VIP area. During the summer, Teresa offers a meal for 2 diners for NIS 118. From the menu: grilled eggplant with chickpeas, tomato-mozzarella-basil focaccia, curry rice and more.
Tali Friedman's Atelier
The Jerusalem chef leads culinary tours in the Machane Yehuda market, followed by a wonderful meal on top on the atelier's rooftop. Enjoy the beautiful spices, oils, fish, cheese, pastries and sweets.