Friday, March 24, 2017

Recall - Chocolates

Ornat Industries announced a recall of the following products, due to tests showing possible contamination with dairy:

Chunky - Dark chocolate (68% cacao solids) with almonds and cranberries (pareve)

Chunky - Dark chocolate (68% cacao solids) with walnuts and raisins (pareve)

Skinny Dark Chocolate Cherry - Dark Chocolate sheets with cherries and roasted cacao nibs

Rollers Kisses - Dark Chocolate Kisses with dried fruit and nuts

ALL of these products with ALL expiration dates up to and including 20.6.17 are being recalled.

The products are NOT labeled as containing any dairy nor do they say "may contain dairy", but tests show they contain dairy. Anyone with a dairy allergy or sensitivity is warned NOT to eat these products.

If you have questions or want to return a product you purchased, please call customer service at 09-891-3399

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Recall - Frozen Vegetables

Sunfrost announced a recall of the following products this week, due to insect infestation:

Frozen Green Broad Beans ("Ful" in Hebrew), 800g bags

Barcode 7290000104713

with use-by dates between 12.5.2019 and 8.9.2019

The product is imported, and was found to be bug infested following several consumer complaints.

The product is safe to eat but should be checked carefully for bugs.

Sunfrost is offering credit towards a future purchase to any customers who wish to return the problematic product.

Please call customer service at 1-800-282-844 to request a credit.

Free Attractions for Pesach (part 1) - "Mapa U'Matzah"

For Pesach 2017 / 5777 there are a few different initiatives to bring free culture and entertainment to the public. This is really great news, as we know that many of us feel stressed by the regular expenses of the holiday, without even beginning to think about entertainment!

These free sites are sponsored by the Ministry of Cultute and Sport, and the Council for the Conservation of Heritage Sites.

On Chol Hamoed, April 12 and 13, 2017, twelve historic sites will be open to the public, for free, and will offer various activities and presentations. Most of the sites will be open from 10am - 4pm.

I have done my best to translate the information that appears online in Hebrew, and find websites in English for the museums whenever possible. I put significant energy and time into doing this, and I ask that when sharing the information I have written here, please do so by linking back to this page. Thank you in advance.

The FREE sites are:

Yad Mordechai Museum
The Train Yard (Engine 70414) in Be'er Sheva
Givat HaTachmoshet
The Museum of Italian Jewish Art
Ben Gurion House in Tel Aviv
The Gush Katif Visitors' Center in Nitzan
The Rishon L'Tzion Museum
The Kfar Etzion Visitors' Center
The Glass Factory Museum in Kibbutz Nachsholim
The Etzel Museum at Shuni

Sorry I could not find a website for these:

The Founders Museum in Maalot 04-957425
Zinati House in Pekiin 050-7713357

I'll be posting more information about free and discount entertainment on Pesach in the coming days, so be sure to follow me on facebook or sign up to get email updates (link on the right hand side of this page) from this website. 

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Discount Eye Exams and Glasses - 23/3/2017

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Residents of Far Northern Israel - it's back! Here's another chance to get a really affordable eye exam and glasses if you missed it a few weeks ago.

Tomorrow, Thursday, March 23, 2017 you have another chance to get subsidized eye exams and glasses, this time in Chatzor Haglilit. You'll be able to get a pair of glasses - frames + lenses for just 100 shekels! There is an option to have this fee waived in case of need. Please send a text to 050-326-7501 to request a waiver.

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The event will take place at Mercaz Ohel Moshe (this is a Matnas) on Rehov HaHistadrut in Chatzor. This event is sponsored by "Pitchon Lev" and "Ezra Ba'Re'iyah".

Eye exams are available from 10am - 8pm.
If you have glasses already (even old ones - they will help narrow down what you need even if you need an updated prescription) or a prescription for new glasses, please bring them with you to save time.

Hope this helps some of you out there! There's been a lot of discussion about the cost of glasses lately. 

I'm sure there will be similar programs in other towns - please let me know if you know of any!