Global Diaspora Week The Global Diaspora Week was founded by the Israeli government in order to strengthen ties between the State of Israel and the Jewish people living abroad. This year, the event is crucial as Jewish communities from around the world have been facing the struggles of war, COVID-19, and the closing and opening of Israel's borders. The event gives Jews around the world the ability to connect through culture, education, and more. Most importantly, the event will teach Jews around the world that they are never alone. The Global Diaspora Week is organized by the Diaspora Affairs Ministry of Israel in conjunction with other organizations and government departments, including the President’s House, the Jewish Agency, the Education Ministry, AMI, Masa, ANU Museum of the Jewish people and other organizations. Several of these organizations will be holding events throughout Israel. Those abroad can participate virtually and post to social media using the events hashtag, #Forever_Am . "Am" in Hebrew means "nation".
Millions of dafim, millions of tests, endless hours of ameilus and dedication, will all culminate at the World Siyumim held in 7 locations across the globe. Throughout the limud of shas over 25,000 lomdim immersed themselves in the world of gemara with the Dirshu system of accountability, to ensure that they truly retain the knowledge they acquire. Gedolei Yisroel, Rabbonim, family members of the Dirshu lomed and yidden from all walks of life will join in an uplifting celebration of Ameilus B’Torah. Be in the moment, be inspired forever. Dirshu is an Orthodox Jewish international organization whose goal is to strengthen and encourage Torah study. Founded in 1997, the organization produces study cycles, sponsors shiurim (Torah lectures), furnishes and grades tests, and offers financial incentives to individuals and groups to learn and master Talmud, Halakha, and Mussar texts. It has also published new editions of traditional Jewish texts, and sponsored major gatherings to celebrate the completion of its study cycles. As of 2018, more than 150,000 people have participated in its programs, which have spread to 26 countries on five continents. Participation in the siyumim (celebrations of completion) of the various programs is on the rise around the globe. In 2012, Dirshu held a small Siyum HaShas in New York. In 2020, the organization planned 11 separate Siyum HaShas events. These include three events for a total of 20,000 attendees in the U.S., two events for 15,000 in Israel (Jerusalem and Tel Aviv), two events for 5,000 in Manchester, England; and siyumim in Paris, France; Cape Town, South Africa; Minsk, Belarus; and Pinsk, Belarus, which attracted thousands more. 2022 Live Stream from Israel 2022 Live Stream from Paris 2020 Live Stream from the USA 2020 Live Stream from Manchester
During the OpenRestaurants™ events, many of Jerusalem’s finest restaurants will open their kitchens for special workshops and dinners, among them Mona, Adom, and Kadosh. Along with the rare and unique opportunity to enter behind the proverbial curtains of this exclusive culinary society, the festival presents a variety of one-off events that range from gastronomy to history and everything in between – art, design, music, tech & innovation and naturally the passionate consumption of all culinary aspects – events that emerge from the kitchens and encompass every corner the city. Chefs, artisans, multidisciplinary artists, performers, intellectuals and local culinary personalities – all will take part in our riveting culinary journey in order to lead us to new and fascinating adventure.
Just a short drive from the center of the country, this rural festival takes place in an area abundant with beautiful views and nature- Mate Yehuda. This exceptional festival has a different vibe from typical food fairs, as local cooks open their homes and hearts to serve traditional dishes from many cultures. The personal and unique adventure of eating at a host family's home, makes the experience that much more authentic and enjoyable, and is something unobtainable in any store or restaurant. This area of the country has a diverse population, which is reflected in this fascinating and flavorful culinary event.
Hutzot Hayotzer, is an arts and crafts lane in Jerusalem, Israel, located west of the Old City walls. Its name means "the potter's section" (compound) or "the potter's hedge" in Hebrew and Aramaic.Since 1976, Hutzot Hayotzer and the Sultan's Pool area have been the site of the annual International Arts and Crafts Fair or Festival, a 12-day event in August featuring the work of local and international artists. There are also open-air concerts, workshops for children and food booths. Many of Israel's leading pop and rock stars have performed at Hutzot Hayotzer. During the festival, the artist studios along the lane stay open late and the artists offer public demonstrations of their work.
The Jerusalem Beer Festival is the largest and most diverse festival in the country. Every year at the festival, you can find hundreds of brands of beer from Israel and the world, live performances by the leading artists in Israel, quality food stalls that fit right next to the beer, accessory stalls, and other attractions!