What To Do in Tzfat?
Visit 16th Century Tzfat
Tzfat's "Golden Age" was in the 1500s when thousands of Jews, among them the great Kabbalists of the day, immigrated to Tzfat after the Spanish Inquisition. In the 18th and 19th centuries earthquakes triggered landslides that buried the old homes and synagogues of the 1500s but a Tzfat-based work-study program, Livnot U'lehibanot, has -- for over 35 years -- been excavating the 16th century ruins and making them habitable again. Visit the Livnot Visitors Center and descend into some of these ancient buildings that are buried under today's modern city of Tzfat. Located on Alkabetz street across from the Yemenite "lachuch" (Yemenite pancake stand) near the stairs that go up to the Ari Ashkanazi synagogue.At Livnot U'Lehibanot Tourist Information Center on Alkabetz Street in the Old Jewish Quarter (just below the Ari Ashkanazi synagogue.) 04-6924427
Subsidized Seminars at Ascent -- Kabbalah, Jewish studies, hikes, Shabbat Experience
Personalized smartphone photography workshop
VISITING TZFAT AND NORTHERN ISRAEL? Learn how to take and edit AWESOME travel photos of your visit that you, family and friends will treasure - all made with your own smartphone! Half and full-day mobile photography workshops can help you create amazing travel photos, and include a guided walking photo trek among the picturesque cobblestoned alleyways, synagogues, and lovely vistas of ancient Tzfat. Book your workshop today: www.davidbrianbender.com
Sheva Chaya Servetter has turned the art of blowing glass into a mystical experience of light, joy and depth. Sheva Chaya gives glass-blowing demonstrations for pre-arranged famlies and grups. If she has a glass-blowing demonstration scheduled, individuals can join. There is a small charge for this demonstration. Contact Sheva Chaya for more details
Israeli Dancing for Women
Wednesday nighta! Rivky teaches Israeli dancing at the Gold-Gym, Jabotinsky Street #1. Beginners (starting from very basic steps) 7.30-9 PM; after 9 the group continues with Interrmediate/advanced level. Instruction is in Hebrew but really simple. Admission is 30 shekels per evening Drinks and refreshments. Come enjoy great exercise and music and bring a friend!
Contact: Rivky Landesman email: email@example.com
Tzfat's Candle Factory is located next to the Ari Ashkanazi synagogue. In addition to a display of regular Shabbat, Havdallah and Chanukah candles the gallery displays wax sculptures depicting Biblical and other scenes of Jewish interest. Free.
The Safed Candle Factory displays a wide variety of wax sculptures and types of candles. It's located next to the Ari Ashkanazi synagogue on Najara Lane. Open from 10:00p.m. Sundays - Fridays. Not open during Chol HaMoed.
Cafe Michael -- Dairy Cafe/Gallery with karaoke/performances on Tuesday/Thursday evenings. On Tet Zayin (Rimonim) street, just after the turnoff from Alorsoroff street
Art Glass Workshop Create beautiful, unique pieces of fused glass art. Learn how ot cut glass, tour the studio for ideas and then build your necklace, mezuzzah cover, sun catcher, wind chime, dish, menorah, seder plate, picture.....prices start at 50 shekels. Your piece will be ready for pick-up or shipping in about 8 hours. Contact Kathleen Wasserman at firstname.lastname@example.org or 058-480-8501 for more information
Treat yourself to a massage! NetanYa:
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Tzfat's Doll Museum
Mila Rozenfeld's Historical Handmade Dolls. Each doll is show-cased in a period environment with period furniture, paintings and other props, all designed to express the personality of the individual doll.
The dolls represent periods ranging from Biblical stories and Queen Esther up to Queen Elizabeth and the Middle Ages.
Museum Hours: 10 till 2 Friday's and Mondays and 10 till 6 Monday thru Thursday.
Located just below the General Exhibition of the Artists Quarter, on the road across from Sheva Chaya's glassblowing exhibition. For more information 050-469-2767
Have Fun with Clay
For kids of all ages.
Come paint ready-made ceramics or design and create original pieces out of clay.
Family workshops, birthday parties, vacation activity, weekly classes – lots of options for you to experience the pleasure of working with clay in all of its forms.
Classes take place at Miriam’s Well Gallery, on the midrechov in Tzfat, Rechov Yerushalayim 64.
For further information or to schedule a fun time, please contact Judy Paikin at 0547805161 or JudyPaikin@yahoo.com .
Book a scavanger hunt! See Tzfat, learn the history and explore the sites while engaging in a fun-filled scavanger hunt activity! (Must book ahead of time!
Mystic Mountain is located at 2 Revitsky Lane -- up the stairs from Avraham's tent (near the Rimonim Hotel) or down the stairs on the lane across from Beit Yigal Alon Center. map
MM generally opens on Thursday nights and serves the Tzfat-brewed, award-winning Mystic Mountain beer plus food and entertainment
Create art like a Tzfat artist, taught by a Tzfat artist, feel like an artist. Paint a picture of a Tzfat alley in 2 hours. Fun group activity. You supply the wine, we supply the rest. Book a Painting Party for your friends and family. Jodi firstname.lastname@example.org
Priel Gallery Artist Workshop
Visiting Tzfat? Join us for a painting, jewelry or pottery workshop. Each workshop lasts one hour and you will take your creation home.
Options for individuals, families and groups
050-598-0959 or 072-2814-923
Rehov tet Zayin 41, Artists Quarter
Otzar HaStam Center
Amazing 16th century shuk! See artists live as they work and you can even take part! Bake bread in a 600 year old oven!! Open Sun-Thurs from 12-5 throughout July and August this is one event you and your family won't want to miss!!!