Jerusalem Festival of Lights A series of art installations using light throughout the western part of the Old City quite amazing. It’s up to you if its a good thing…most lively on Thurs nights crowded but quite manageable.
Festival of Books: Annual event across the country where publishers put out the wares at booths with significant discounts..always crowded. I’ll blog separately after starts June 7 I believe till June 10. Largest are in Tel Aviv Kikar Rabin and Jerusalem: Liberty Bell Park. The major chains run sales all month but the range of choices is larger at the fair. Oh and why this time of year…its right around Shavuot.
Carmen at Masada..I havent been but it sounds amazing. Several nearby hotels offer package deals. There is also free opera in Park Ha Yarkon in Tel Aviv later in the summer
One more of a different type
The incredible Bible teacher Avivah Zornberg teaches an english parshat hashavua class Mons 7 30 pm weds 9:00 am weekly at the OU center 23 keren hayesod street Jerusalem