Tuesday, June 25, 2019

Amazing Restaurant Deals - Jerusalem & the Merkaz

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Kosherfrugal.com and Janglo have teamed up to bring you some great GROO deals you don't want to miss!

Pre-purchase your vouchers and save up to 50%! This is a GREAT way to save when you want to splurge! Don't miss out on the savings - check below for savings in your area!

This post focuses exclusively on kosher restaurants and take-out food, so if you're going to splurge, you can now afford to splurge a little more, with discount vouchers and savings. I keep checking for new deals, as I know you've been waiting for some, and I am so excited that there were so many new deals this week - you definitely need to check this list out if you are planning to eat out! Also, be sure to check the Facebook group so you don't miss out on new additions all the time!

The Whole Country:

Olive Oil deal from Meshek Aloni - delivery is not included in the deal. 2 liters for 79 nis, or 4 liters plus a jar of olives for 144 nis.
Or this olive oil deal from Meshek Achiya - 5liters plus 250 mk bonus bottle, for 199 nis plus shipping!

Handmade Chocolates from La Poem. Delivery available throughout the country. Various gift packages available for 40-52% off!

Pizza Hut: Get this voucher for a personal pizza and a soft drink, for 25 NIS. Valid at almost any Pizza Hut in the country. (Not valid in Umm Al Fachem and Tira. At Malcha, only valid at the taken-away counter). Voucher valid thru Aug. 30, 2019 

BONUS DEAL! Cherry Picking - at Odem - 18 NIS per person (family deal available, too!) or at El-Rom for cherries and berries for 18 NIS per person!


Jerusalem and nearby:

Dinner for 2 at Montefoire (Yemin Moshe, Jerusalem), for 229 nis (or 259 nis for the premium deal). Voucher valid thru July 31, 2019. Be sure to show your voucher before you order. Cannot be combined with other deals. Redeem Sun - Thurs, 11 am - 8 pm, and Fri, 11 am - 2 pm. Reservations required. Limit one voucher per couple. Max 6 diners at a table. Anyone in your party without a voucher will be required to order a main dish off the menu.

Dinner for 2 at Agas V'Tapuach (Jerusalem), for 129 NIS! Voucher valid thru Sept. 26, 2019. Redeem 5-10:30 pm. Reservations required. Max 2 vouchers per table.

Breakfast starting at 19 nis for a dessert-style breakfast, or 35 nis for one (65 for 2) for a full breakfast off the menu at Cafe Gourmand (at the Shani Hotel) . Voucher valid thru June 30, 2019. Redeem Sun - Thurs, 8am - 2:30pm, and Fri, 8-11am (dessert breakfast ends at 1:30pm Sun- Thurs). Reservations required.

Breakfast buffet at the TRYP Batsheva Hotel by Wyndham - 69 nis for 1, 135 nis for 2! Voucher must be redeemed by August 31, 2019. Reservations required. Limit one voucher per person. Anyone age 2+ must have a voucher.

Workshops (meat cooking/butchery) at Ktzizot - including a "Carnivore's meal" and a glass of wine, for 139nis! Voucher valid for 60 days from date of purchase. Reservations required. Workshops take place on Mon, Tues, and Thurs, at 6pm and last for 2 hrs. Plan to arrive 15 min before your workshop begins!

Pescados - (Badatz, Jerusalem) Lunch for two for just 139nis! Or the Dinner deal for 44% off regular price (your choice of party of 2, or party of 4). Vouchers valid for 60 days from date of purchase. Reservations required. Blackout dates apply.

Pescados also offers an "Italian Chef's Dinner for 2" deal - Italian meal for 2 for 189 nis (normal price 403 nis)! There's also a less pricey option - choose a meal that normally is priced at 282 nis, for just 155 nis! Voucher valid for 60 days from date of purchase. Reservations required (some blackout dates may apply). Redeem Sun - Thurs, noon - midnight, and Sat nights from when Shabbat ends until midnight.. Limit one voucher per couple, and limit 2 couples with vouchers per table.

Half off cheese platters at Maccabi Gvinot in Givat Shaul (mehadrin) - choose a 2 kg platter for 149 nis, or a 3 kg platter for 219 nis. Voucher valid thru July 11, 2019. Place your order a day in advance, and pick up in Givat Shaul, Mondays or Thursdays. Blackout dates apply. Bring your printed voucher!

La Bonita chocolates, Givat Shaul (Badatz) - choose your gift package, starting at 25 NIS! Valid for 60 days from date of purchase (blackout dates apply). Limit one voucher per person.

Sheyan Asian restaurant (Rechavia) - 249 NIS for a two person meal. Voucher valid thru Sept. 26, 2019. Redeem Sun - Thyurs, noon - 3 pm, 6-11pm, and Sat. nights from one hour after Shabbat ends until 11pm. Reservations required. Max 3 vouchers per table. If anyone at your table does not have a voucher, they will be required to place a min. 130 NIS order off the menu. Voucher not valid on sushi deals.

Steak dinner at Hakatzavim (Machane Yehuda, Jerusalem) - Steak dinner - choose your deal - 85 NIS for one person, or 165 NIS for 2 people, or a Meat Platter dinner for 2 for 179 NIS. Voucher valid thru August 10, 2019. Redeem Sun - Wed, noon - 11pm, Thurs noon - 1 am, Sat. nights from one hour after Shabbat until 1 am. Reservations required on Wed & Thurs, and highly recommended at other times. Limit one voucher per person/couple. Max 2 couples' vouchers per table. Any member of your party without a voucher will be required to place a min. 80 NIS order. 

Japan Japan (Jerusalem - new branch on Derech Hebron) - Get a sushi roll for 20 NIS! Voucher valid thru Sept. 26, 2019. Redeem Sun - Thurs, 11 am - 11 pm, Fri 11am - 3pm, and one hour after Shabbat until 11:30pm. After 6pm, valid only for Take Away. Max 3 vouchers per person per day.

The Merkaz (Tel Aviv and nearby):


Sushi Platters from Oshi Oshi Sushi (Rechovot) - get a sushi platter (12 rolls) for 199nis, or the premium platter for 219 nis! Voucher valid thru July 31, 2019. Order your platter at least 3 hrs in advance of pick up. Redeem Sun - Thurs, 11 am - 11 pm, Fri 11 am - 3 pm, and Sat nights from half an hour after Shabbat until 11pm. Valid only at the Rechovot branch, and on at the Nes Tziona branch on Fridays. Limit one voucher per person per visit. No substitutions.

HaChomah Hasinit (The Great Wall of China) (Tel Aviv) - dinner for 2 for 109 nis or the choose an upgraded dinner for 2 for 169 nis! Voucher valid for 60 days from date of purchase. Redeem Sun - Thurs, 11:30am - 11 pm, Fri 11:30 am - 4 pm, and Sat. nights until 11pm. Reservations required for parties larger than 6 people. One voucher per couple. Valid for sit-down service.

Nagisa (Tel Aviv)- Sushi platters starting at 169 nis. Voucher valid for 60 days from date of purchaseRedeem your voucher Sun - Thurs, noon - 6 pm, and Fridays noon - 5 pm. Call in your order for a platter at least 3 hrs in advance. Delivery not included.

Alfredo (Petach Tikvah) - Israeli breakfast deals - 45 NIS for 1, 84 NIS and up for 2. Voucher valid for 90 days from date of purchase, blackout dates may apply. Redeem Sun - Fri, 9 am - noon. Limit one voucher per person/couple. Max 3 vouchers per table.

Chachapurix (Tel Aviv, Georgian food) - 49 NIS for one person, or 95 NIS for 2, for a traditional Georgian meal. Voucher valid for 60 days from date of purchase. Redeem Sun - Thurs, 11am - 7pm, Fri 11am - 4pm. Limit one voucher per person or couple.

Chumus Shaykele (Mehadrin, Rishon) - 25% off chumus vouchers. (starts at 9 NIS). Voucher valid thru July 30, 2019. Takeaway only. Redeem Sun - Thurs, 10 am - 4pm and Fri 9 am - 2 pm. Limit one voucher per person.

Hamikdash in Kfar Saba - Meat platter meals for 2, starting at 229 NIS or for 4 starting at 449 NIS. Voucher valid thru June 30, 2019. Redeem Sun - Thurs, noon -10 pm, and Fri noon - 3:30pm. Reservations required. Limit one voucher per couple/group of 4. Anyone in your party without a voucher is required to place a min. 150 NIS order from the menu.

Chef Kabob in Rishon - Dinner for two starting at 109 NIS. Voucher valid thru July 30, 2019. Redeem Sun - Thurs, noon - 11pm, Fri 11am - 4pm, and Sat nights till midnight. Limit one voucher per couple. Max 2 vouchers per table. 

Little Naples, TLV  (mehadrin  - Machpud) - Italian meal for 2 starting at 69 nis! Voucher valid thru July 15, 2019. Cannot be combined with any other discounts. Redeem Sun-Thurs, noon - 6 pm, when space is available.

Pita specialties at HaShamen in Rechovot - starting at 29 nis! Voucher valid thru Aug. 30, 2019. Redeem Sun - Thurs, 11:30am - 11 pm. Valid only the Rechovot location.

Deli Sandwiches at Bis Bis (Rothschild, Tel Aviv) for just 15 nis (reg. price 26 nis). Voucher valid for 60 days from date of purchase. Valid for sit-down service or take out. Redeem your voucher Sun - Thurs, noon - 5 pm. Limit one voucher per person.

Discount vouchers for takeout food for Shabbat from Le Folie's Restaurant in Tel Aviv. Voucher valid for 60 days from date of purchase. Redeem on Fridays from 8:30 am - 2pm, for self pick up only. Limit one voucher per person.

Get a 50 shekel voucher for just 25 shekels, for your purchase of vegan cheeses from The Nuts Chef! Pick up from their store in Rosh Ha'Ayin or Namal Tel Aviv. Limit one voucher per purchase. Voucher valid for 5 years from date of purchase.

Paradiso Cafe in Sarona Market - buy one get one free breakfast deal (79 shekels for breakfast for 2!). Redeem Sun - Thurs, 11am - 1pm, Fri 9-11am, and Sat. nights till 11:30pm. Voucher valid thru July 28, 2019. Max. 2 vouchers per table. Anyone at your table without a voucher will be required to place an order from the menu.

Sushi Platters from Tampopo Sushi Bar (Tel Aviv) - 40 pcs. for 99nis, 64 pcs for 169nis, or 96 pcs for 199nis! Voucher valid for 60 days from date of purchase. Order your platter at least 2 hrs in advance of pick up. Delivery is available for an additional charge. Redeem Sun - Thurs, 11:30 am - 11 pm, and Fri, noon - 3 pm.

Brunch at the Hilton (Tel Aviv) - 89 NIS per person. Voucher valid thru Aug. 1, 2019. Reservations required. Redeem weekdays 7am - noon, or Shabbat 8am - noon. Limit one voucher per person. Max 10 per table. Be sure that everyone has a printed voucher. NOTE: menu on Shabbat is different from the rest of the week

Hagrill Halohet (Tel Aviv - Badatz hechsher) - dinner for 2 for 99 nis (premium package is 165 nis). Voucher valid thru June 30, 2019. Redeem Sun - Thurs, 11am - 2am, and Sat. nights, from one hour after Shabbat until 2 am. Limit one voucher per person.

Souvlaki (Netanya) - Greek food for 2 for 219 (reg. price 432 nis). Voucher valid for 60 days from date of purchase (blackout dates may apply - such as New Year's Eve). Redeem Sun - Wed, 11am - midnight (last arrival 9pm), Thurs, 11am - 7pm, Fri, 11am - half an hour before Shabbat starts, and Sat. nights, from half an hour after Shabbat until midnight. Max 3 vouchers per table. Reservations required. Anyone at your table without a voucher is required to order a main course off the menu.

Sushixi (Rishon) - Asian-style meal for 2 for 79 nis! Voucher valid thru July 15, 2019. Redeem Sun - Thurs, 3 pm - 9:30 pm, and Fri 10 am - 3 pm. Limit one voucher per couple. Or, choose the party platter deal - get an 80 piece platter for 209 nis (regular price 350 nis)!

Cafe Greg, Givatayim (mehadrin) - eat out for 2 for 119 nis. Voucher valid thru June 30, 2019. Redeem Sun - Thurs, 8 am - 10 pm, and Fri. from 8 am - 2 pm. Good only at the Givatayim location. Limit one voucher per couple.

Hashovach (Tel Aviv) - dinner for 2 for 89 nis, or a premium package for 109 nis! Voucher valid for 90 days from date of purchase. Redeem Sun - Thurs, 11:30 am - 8 pm, and Friday 11:30 am - 3:30 pm. Limit one voucher per person.

Nusha (Petach Tikvah) - Italian meal for 2, starting at 99 nis. Voucher valid for 60 days from date of purchase. Redeem Sun - Thurs, 8 am - 6 pm, and Fridays 11:30 am - 2 pm. Reservations required.

Nusha (Petach Tikvah) - "Toast" or personal pizza with a drink, for 25 nis (48 nis for 2). Voucher valid for 60 days from date of purchase. Redeem Sun - Thurs, 8 am - last customer, or Fridays 8 am - 1:30 pm.

Cafe Itamar (Givat Shmuel) - breakfast for 2 for 89 nis. Breakfast is served all day. Voucher is valid for 60 days from date of purchase. Redeem Sun - Thurs, 7:30 am - 11 pm and Sat nights from one hour after Shabbat ends until 11 pm. Limit one voucher per person.

Lechem Basar, Netanya (mehadrin) - Dinner for 2 for 299 nis. Valid Sun-Thurs, 12:30 pm -11:00 pm. Reservations required. Valid thru June 30, 2019. Blackout dates may apply.

Lechem Basar, Herzliya (mehadrin) - Dinner for 2 for 299 nis. Valid Sun-Thurs, noon - 7 pm, and Sat. nights till 11pm. Reservations required. Valid thru July 30, 2019. Blackout dates may apply.

Lunch at Tzanani in Bnei Brak (Machpud) - 65 nis for 1, 129 for 2! Valid Sun-Thurs, 11:00 am -6:00 pm. Valid for 60 days from date of purchase. Some blackout dates apply.

Shabbat Takeout from Viki in Netanya - half price vouchers (pay 30 NIS for a 60 NIS voucher)! Limit one per person. Valid for 90 days from date of purchase, on Fridays only

Breakfast at the David Tower in Netanya, and then use the spa facilities (including indoor pool) for the rest of the day! 160 NIS for 1 person/319 NIS for two. Reservations required. Voucher valid for 60 days from date of purchase. Must be 16+ to use the spa facilities.

Fruit Platters from Ba-Li Pri in Ramat Gan, starting at 99nis. Limit 3 deals per person. Valid for 60 days from date of purchase. Order your platter in advance! Note they have blackout dates.

La Place in Netanya - Breakfast for 2, for just 59nis. Limit 2 vouchers per table. Show your voucher before ordering. Use your voucher Sun - Fri, 8:00 am - noon. Valid thru July 30, 2019.

Breakfast Buffet at the Rimonim Tower in Ramat Gan - 59nis for 1, or 115nis for 2. Valid for 30 days from date of purchase, but blackout dates apply. Reservations required. Breakfast buffet is open from 7am - 10am, Sun- Fri 

Herod's Hotel (Tel Aviv) Breakfast Buffet - 5 star breakfast buffet for 1, for 79 nis, or for 2 for 155 nis! Voucher valid thru July 30, 2019. Redeem your voucher Sun - Thurs 6:30 am - 10:30 am, and Fri 6:30 - 11:00am. Reservations required. Limit one voucher per person or couple.

If you didn't find the restaurant you were looking for, be sure to check out additional deals at eLuna - click here for info!

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Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Orlah Update: Sivan 5779

Here's the latest Orlah update, so you can shop for fruit in Israel with confidence!

If you haven't seen the Kashrut for New Olim post yet, please check it out -- there's important information there! 

FRUITS AND VEGETABLES in Israel - Specific Kashrut Issues





Unlike in other parts of the world, in Israel, fruits and vegetables are NOT automatically "kosher" - here we need to make sure that they are not "orlah" fruits (harvested during a tree's first 3 yrs, with other rules applying to year 4) and that trumot and ma'asrot have been taken (from both fruits and vegetables). Without these basics, these fruits and vegetables are NOT acceptable in a kosher kitchen!

If you shop at a market that doesn't have an ishur kashrut (kosher certification) on their produce, you'll need to investigate these issues further, if you are interested in adhering to the halachot of the Land of Israel OR if you regularly host people who assume the food in your home is kosher! I must say that it's important to familiarize yourself with these special halachot, as they are part of keeping kosher in Israel! (If you say you keep Kosher in Israel, everyone assumes that you have taken care of these issues; and if you don't, then you may be unwittingly putting someone in a situation they don't want to be in!) 

It's definitely possible to take trumot and maasrot on your own (I do it often), so vegetables are easiest to buy without a teudah, as that is all you need to do (and very often, it would be without a bracha). Some of the fruits on the market may be ok to purchase even from a non-certified establishment and just take trumot and maasrot, because of the extremely low percentage of orlah fruits being sold, but those lists change frequently, so you'll constantly need to stay up-to-date.

Other fruits can be a problem, because of orlah (from the first 3 years after the tree was planted). I try very hard to post a monthly update here on my site with a list of the fruits where the percentage of orlah fruits on the open market is greater than 0.5%. These fruits should only be bought from a reputable source that does not sell orlah fruits (i.e. a place with a teudah). This orlah issue is a serious issue for kosher consumers:

ORLAH Update for Sivan 5779

Fruits to AVOID buying without a teudah:
  • Avocado - Haas and Reid varieties
  • Blueberries
  • Peach (Omer, White Lady, Sperling, Yellow with pink)
  • Grapefruit (White)
  • Olives for curing
  • Olives for oil (Barnea)
  • Lemon
  • Apricot (large red. Ra'anana)
  • Nectarine (Red, White, Gali-Binyamina, Snow - white with red speckles, Yellow)
  • Grapes - SBS 125+, oval green grapes, red, dark red, Big Pearl green varieties
  • Pitaya
  • Papaya
  • Prickly Pear (Sabra Fruit)
  • Plum - large yellow, green-yellow
  • Oranges - Choice Valencia
  • Starfruit
  • Passionfruit
  • Almonds
  • Figs


Please be sure to speak with your personal Halachic Authority about purchasing fruit in Israel without a teudah. Not everyone holds by the 0.5% threshold, and there are differences of opinion about certain fruits and whether they are subject to Orlah. This information is just for informational purposes and is not a halachic psak! Even if you follow a psak that relies on the 0.5% threshold, you still must take trumot and maasrot on all produce grown in Israel (or be sure it has been taken), in order to fulfill your halachic obligations.


Also, be aware that this list does NOT apply to fruit grown by an individual. If your friend has a fruit tree, you'll need to find out how old it is! 

I hope you find this helpful! Please follow or like my Facebook page and don't miss out on updates and other posts!

Monday, June 17, 2019

Deals: Save on Summer Fun!

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Summer Fun Deals - everyone's asking about them!

This post is a round-up of my favorite summer fun deals available at discount prices on Groo - Israel's most popular group buy site!

Here are some of the great deals I've found! Check 'em out, and buy your tickets before they get sold out!

Indi Park at Yesod HaMaaleh - this deal gets you an all inclusive pass to the park. Includes a boat ride, bike riding, workshops, rides and other attractions, and a slushie! There are blackout dates, so please check carefully before you buy! The ticket is admission for one person, and costs 86 NIS, or choose the family ticket for 4 people, for 336 NIS. Definitely a great discount! Highly recommended!

Yamit 2000 water park - For June admission, 79 NIS for one ticket, or family ticket (4 people) for 309 NIS. For July admission, the deal is 81 NIS for one ticket, or a family ticket for 320 NIS. Check dates carefully before you buy! Does not include admission to the spa - you can upgrade at the park.

Chof Gai Water Park - Get a discount ticket for 79 NIS (regular price is 119 NIS)! Good thru the end of June ONLY. An excellent way to cool off in the Kinneret area!

Biblical Museum of Natural History - the discount is back! Get your single ticket for 20 NIS (19 if you hurry!), or a family ticket (5 people) for 95 NIS. I haven't been there, but I've heard great things abou this place! Good thru the end of August - reservations are required.

The Valley Museum and John Deere exhibit - get your discount tickets for 20 NIS (admission Sun- Thurs), or a family admission (4 people) for 79 NIS. Good thru the end of September.

Neot Kedumim - get discount admission here - child tix for 17 NIS, and adult tix for 20 NIS. Valid for 90 days from date of purchase. Be sure to print your vouchers!

Spend a day at the Hamat Gader Hot Springs - ticket options include Sun-Thurs passes for 79 nis, or Fri-Sat passes for 89 nis. If you want to eat at the restaurant, you can choose a pass that includes lunch. There are also passes that include massages.

VR games at Laser Street in Raanana - for just 15 NIS! Valid for 60 days from date of purchase. No limit to the number of games you can purchase at the discount price!

Jordan River Kayaks - for 55 NIS per person! (you can also choose a ticket for 2 for 105 NIS, or for 4 for 205 NIS)

Laser Tag and 7D movie at the Dead Sea Leonardo - get a 4 person ticket for 250 NIS! Reservations required.

These deals are a great start - I will keep updating the post to expand the options! Bookmark this page and come back often!

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Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Help Yourself to Restaurant Deals - North and South edition!

(This post contains affiliate links, and I may be compensated if you make a purchase after clicking a link. Thanks in advance for your support!)  

Kosherfrugal.com and Janglo have teamed up to bring you some great GROO deals you don't want to miss!
I know it's been a really long time since I posted - I've had to scale back on my blogging to focus on some other things lately, but I am planning to get back to posting deals and other great content! I really appreciate your patience and understanding!

This post focuses exclusively on kosher restaurants and take-out food, so if you're going to splurge, you can now afford to splurge a little more, with discount vouchers and savings. Pre-purchase your vouchers and save up to 50%! This is a GREAT way to save when you want to splurge! Don't miss out on the savings - check below for savings in your area! 

I keep checking for new deals, as I know you've been waiting for some, and this week there are some changes, so check carefully! Also, be sure to check the Facebook group so you don't miss out!

The Whole Country:

Olive Oil deal from Meshek Aloni - delivery is not included in the deal. 2 liters for 79 nis, or 4 liters plus a jar of olives for 144 nis.
Or this olive oil deal from Meshek Achiya - 5liters plus 250 mk bonus bottle, for 199 nis plus shipping!

Handmade Chocolates from La Poem. Delivery available throughout the country. Various gift packages available for 40-52% off!

Pizza Hut: Get this voucher for a personal pizza and a soft drink, for 25 NIS. Valid at almost any Pizza Hut in the country. (Not valid in Umm Al Fachem and Tira. At Malcha, only valid at the taken-away counter). Voucher valid thru Aug. 30, 2019 

BONUS DEAL! Cherry Picking - at Odem - 18 NIS per person (family deal available, too!) or at El-Rom for cherries and berries for 18 NIS per person!

Haifa and North:

Dinner for 2 at Sinta Bar in Kiryat Ata, for about half price! Get the voucher for just 175 NIS. Valid thru Aug. 31, 2019. Redeem Sun - Thurs, 11 am - 10pm, Fridays 11 am - 2:30pm, and Sat. nights from one hour after Shabbat until 11 pm. Please note: August hours are Sun - Thurs, 5-10pm, Fridays 11am - 2:30pm. Reservations required. One voucher per couple. If anyone in your party does not have a voucher, they will be required to place a min. 80 NIS order.

Breakfast at the Nahariya Carlton Hotel - 65 NIS for one, or 129 NIS for 2 people. Reservations required. Redeem Sun - Thurs, 7 - 10 am. Valid through Dec. 31, 2019

Breakfast for 2 at HaBimah Cafe, Kiryat Ata, for 68 NIS. Voucher valid for 60 days from date of purchase. Redeem Sun - Thurs, 9:30 am -7 pm, Fridays 9:30 am - 3pm, and Sat. nights, from half an hour after Shabbat until midnight. Reservations required. Not valid during "events". Limit 1 voucher per couple. Max 2 couples with vouchers per table. Anyone at your table without a voucher will be required to order an entree from the menu. There's also a lunch/dinner for 2 deal - for 78 NIS or 108 NIS.

Pizza deals at Mama Pizza (Kiryat Ata) - 59 NIS gets you a pizza deal for 2 - medium size pizza served with a salad, garlic bread, and a drink. Or choose a medium size ("mishpachtit") pizza for 25 NIS (the 39 NIS deal gets you a topping and a drink with that). Vouchers valid for 60 days from date of purchase

Hamezach (Tiberias) - premium breakfast deal: 85 nis for 2)! Voucher valid for 60 days from date of purchase. Redeem Sun - Thurs, 10am - 5pm, and Fri, 10am - 3pm. Limit one voucher per couple.

Hamezach (Tiberias) - lunch or dinner for 2, starting at 99 nis (upgraded and premium meals are also on Groo!). Voucher valid for 60 days from date of purchase. Redeem Sun - Thurs, 10am - 11pm, and Fri, 10am - 3pm. Limit one voucher per couple.

Trumpeta Restaurant (Kiryat Bialik) - meal for 2, starting at 109 nis. Valid for 60 days from date of purchase. Redeem Sun - Thurs, 11 am - 11 pm, and Fridays from 11am - until 1 hr before Shabbat. Limit one voucher per person.

Morgenfeld (Achziv) - S. American Grill meal for 2, starting at 199 nis. Voucher valid thru June. 30, 2019. Redeem Sun - Thurs, noon - 11 pm. Reservations required. Limit one voucher per person.

Sinta Bar Kenyon Sha'ar HaTzafon (Kiryat Ata) - 50% off burger meal for 2! Voucher valid for 60 days from date of purchase. Redeem Sun - Thurs, 11 am - 10 pm, Friday 11 am - 2:30 pm, Sat. night 1 hr after Shabbat ends until 11 pm. Reservations required.

Japan Japan, Yokneam - Sushi Deal is 49 nis, Stir-Fry Deal is 69 nis. Limit one voucher per person, and limited to 3 vouchers per party. Max 4 people at a table with vouchers. Not valid for delivery orders. They ask that you call ahead. Redeem your voucher Sun - Thurs, 7 pm - 11 pm, Friday 11 am - 3 pm, and Sat . nights till 11 pm. Voucher valid thru June 30, 2019.

Shytel in Nahariya (Badatz/Machpud meats) - Dinner for 2 starting at 135nis. Max. 3 vouchers per table (3 couples). Good for 60 days from date of purchase. Reservations required (blackout dates may apply).

El Rancho, Tiberias - Lunch for 2 (regular or premium meal - 149 or 169 shekels). Valid every day before 6pm. Reservations required. Voucher valid for 90 days from date of purchase.

Iskander (Mehadrin) at Nahar Hayarden (upper Galilee) - dinner for 2 for 219nis. Valid for 60 days from date of purchase. Max. 3 vouchers for table (3 couples). Reservations required. Redeem Sun - Wed, noon - 8pm, Thurs. noon - 9:30pm, or Friday noon - half an hour before Shabbat.

Breakfast Buffet at the Crown Plaza in Haifa - 59nis for 1/109nis for 2 (69/129 on Fridays). You must buy the deal that is valid on the day you want to go (Sun-Thurs OR Friday). Reservations required. Breakfast is served 6:30-10:30am. Voucher valid thru Sept. 30, 2019.

Shela Restaurant (Kiryat Motzkin), for 79nis per couple. Limit 2 vouchers per table. Voucher valid for 90 days from date of purchase, with advance reservations. Valid Sun-Wed, 10:30am - midnight, Thursdays, 10:30am - 5pm, Fridays, 8am - 2pm. Max 2 couples with vouchers per table.

Two Felafels with French Fries at Olam HaOchel, (Haifa) or two omelet pitot with french fries) for just 19nis! Valid for 60 days from date of purchase. Can be redeemed Sun-Thurs till 9am - 5pm, Fridays 8am - 3pm. Or choose the chumus platter deal, starting at 12.50 nis (valid for 90 days from date of purchase).

Olam Ha'Ochel in Haifa (meat restaurant, with tons of salads for the table) for just 39nis per person (77nis for 2!). Voucher valid for 60 days from date of purchase, and only from 9am - 5pm (Sun-Thurs) or 8am - 3pm Fridays.


South:

Leonardo Hotel (Beer Sheva) Breakfast deals - Breakfast for one, 59 NIS or for 2 - 115 NIS. Voucher valid thru July 30, 2019. Redeem Sun - Fri, 7-10:30 am, reservations required. Children under 2 do not need a voucher.

Dinner for two at Tebilisi in Beer Sheva, for 119 NIS. This dinner includes unlimited laffahs, by the way! Voucher valid thru July 27, 2019. Reservations required. Redeem Sun, Mon, noon - 10pm, Tues-Thurs, noon - 6pm, Fri noon - 2pm. One voucher per couple. Max 3 couples per table.

Dessert Sushi Platters from Pri-Sushi in Be'er Sheva, for 99 NIS instead of 180 NIS. I checked in with the company, and they are kosher, even though that's not specified in the deal! Voucher valid for 60 days from date of purchase. Redeem Sun-Thurs, 9am - 8pm. Call in advance! Limit one voucher per person. Delivery within Beer Sheva is available for an additional charge, payable directly to the company. Also available - exotic fruit platters for 99 NIS

Dinner for two at RIBS in Ashdod, for less than half the regular price! Voucher valid thru Aug. 29, 2019. Redeem Sun - Tues, noon - 11pm, Wed & Thurs, noon - 9pm, and Sat. nights from one hour after Shabbat until 11pm. Reservations required. Limit one voucher per couple. Anyone in your party without a voucher will be required to purchase a min. 100 NIS order. Cannot be combined with other discounts. Max. 3 vouchers at a table.

Sushi from Togarashi, Eilat - 2 sushi rolls for 35 NIS. Valid for 60 days from date of purchase. Redeem Sun - Thurs, 11 am - 9 pm, Friday, 11 am - 3 pm, and Sat. nights from half an hour after Shabbat until 10:30 pm. Reservations required. Limit one per person per visit. Not valid on menu "specials".

Leonardo Club (Eilat) Buffet deals - Breakfast for one, 55 NIS or for 2 - 99 NIS / Lunch for one for 69 NIS or for 2 for 135 NIS. Voucher valid thru Dec. 31, 2019. Redeem any day of the week, reservations required. Breakfast served from 7 - 10 am, lunch served from 1-3pm. Children under 2 do not need a voucher.

Ashkera (Eilat) - shipudim meal, including unlimited salads, for two for 129 nis. The deal doesn't specify if they are kosher, but I checked in with the establishment and they said they have a Teudah. Voucher valid for 60 days from date of purchase. Redeem Sun - Thurs 11 am - 6 pm, and Fri 11 am - 3 pm. Limit one voucher per couple.

Paradiso, Ashkelon - Breakfast for 2 for 69 nis! Redeem Sun - Fri, 9 am - 1 pm. Reservations required. Max 2 Groo deals per table. Anyone sitting at your table without a deal voucher will be required to order from the menu. Voucher valid thru July 29, 2019

Cafe Wifi, Eilat (Ice Mall) - 25 nis for your choice of meals: "toast", bourekas, or malawach, plus a drink. Limit one voucher per person. Redeem Sun - Thurs, 9 am - 11 pm, Friday 9:00 am - 1 hour before Shabbat, and Sat. night beginning one hour after Shabbat. Voucher valid for 60 days from date of purchase

Fifth Avenue, Eilat - Dinner for two for over 30% off the regular price! Voucher valid for 60 days from date of purchase. Redeem your voucher on Sun - Thurs, 7 pm - 1 am, and Sat nights from 1 hr after Shabbat ends until 1 am. Be sure to show your voucher to the host/hostess before you are seated. Reservations required. Max 3 couples at a table with vouchers.

Breakfast Buffet at the Central Park Hotel, Eilat (I checked, the hotel is kosher, even though Groo doesn't specify) - 59 shekels for 1, or 109 shekels for 2. Valid Sun- Fridays, 7:30 -10:30am. Children under 2 eat free with an adult. Reservations required. Limit one voucher per person or couple. Voucher valid thru June 30, 2019.

Lunch at "Space" in Moshav Emunim - 139nis for 1 person, 279nis for 2, or 549nis for 4. Voucher valid thru September 29, 2019. Check for blackout dates, and reservations required. Generally valid Sun-Thurs noon - 5:30pm or Fridays noon - 2pm. Anyone in your party without a voucher will be required to order 100nis minimum from the menu, and children under 10 will be required to order a 40nis children's meal. According to the info posted, you can use their gardens (and pool, maybe) before and after your meal.

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Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Low Cost Glasses!



Residents of Northern Israel - it's back! Here's another chance to get a really affordable eye exam and glasses!

Tomorrow, Wednesday, May 22, 2019, the Pitchon Lev Optical is offering special hours for a one-day event. 


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, just ask at the event. You can also buy sunglasses, for 50 NIS.

The event will take place at the Pitchon Lev Optical Center, Rechov HaLevona 1, Karmiel. Eye exams are available from 10am - 7pm. 

Please bring your glasses if you just need new glasses with the same prescription as your old ones, OR if you have a written script for your new prescription, bring that in order to save time. If you don't have an up-to-date prescription, you can have an eye exam done there, but there may be a line.

Some notes from my experience with them: You'll be able to get a pair of glasses (standard frames + standard lenses!) for just 100 shekels! Specialty lenses are subsidized on a different scale (multifocals, for example, will cost about 600nis and transition lenses for most prescriptions will cost 300nis - still a really awesome deal! My high index lenses cost an extra 200nis, the cost varies by exactly what you need), and some frames are a bit more expensive, but still affordable. Subsidies are available - ask the person in charge if you cannot afford the 100 shekel fee.

Please note: Glasses are not made on the spot. Be prepared to go back and pick them up in a couple of weeks.

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

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



P.S. I am not affiliated with the organizations sponsoring this or any similar events. I was not compensated to post this information. I received a press release, and have passed this information on as a public service. 

Sunday, May 19, 2019

International Museum Day 2019 - Free Museums on Lag Baomer!



Lag Ba'Omer, May 23, 2019, is International Museum Day in Israel, and many museums around Israel open to the public for free!


The museums on this list are usually quite pricey for a family to visit, so getting in for free is a great way to learn, experience, and see new things, but I will warn you now - get there early or risk having the doors closed due to overcrowding!

I have tried to list phone numbers and opening hours as accurately as possible. However, I cannot take responsibility for any errors, so please call the museums you plan to visit to verify this information before you go.

I have tried, wherever possible, to link to websites in English. There were some museums/historical sites that only had Hebrew websites, though. My apologies in advance.

The list below represents many hours of work translating and researching, and I request that if you want to share this information, you link to this blog post. Thank you for your cooperation and understanding.

Here's the list (the list in Hebrew is available here)


Please note: Generally, free admission will not apply to large groups.

North


The Open Museum in Tefen open 9am - 4pm 04-9109609

The Chaim Shturman House - at Kibbutz Ein Harud, open 9am - 3pm 04-6486337 | 04-6486328

Bar David Museum for Jewish Art and Judaica - Kibbutz Baram, 04-6988295 open 10am - 4pm

Ein-Dor Museum of Archaeology, Kibbutz Ein-Dor, open 10am -3pm 04-6770333

The National Maritime Museum, open 10am - 7pm 04-8536622

Wilfrid Israel Museum, Kibbutz HaZorea, 04-9899566 open 9am - 2pm 


Watchman's House Museum - Kfar Giladi 04-6941565 open 8am - 4pm

The Haifa Museum of Art 04-9115997 open 10am - 7pm - some exhibits close earlier

The Herman Struk Museum 04-6359962 open 10am - 9pm

The Haifa City Museum, 04-9115888 open 10am - 7pm

The Tikotin Museum of Japanese Art,  04-8383554 open 10am - 7pm

Mane Katz Museum, Haifa 04-9119372 open 10am - 7pm

The National Maritime Museum, Haifa, 04-8536622, open 10am - 7pm

The Clandestine Immigration and Naval Museum in Haifa - 04-8536249, open 10am - 4pm

MadaTech, open 10am -5pm, 04-8614444



Center


HaGedudim Museum, Moshav Avichail 09-8822212 open 8:30am - 4pm

The Khan Museum, Hadera, 04-6322330 open 10 am - 2 pm

Museum of Archaeology and Glass, Kibbutz Nachsholim, 04-6390950, open 9am - 2pm

The Kfar Saba Museum09-7640868 open 9 am - 7pm

Ramat Hasharon Geological Museum , open 10 am - 1 pm

Eretz Israel Museum, Tel Aviv 03-6415244 open 10am - 8pm

Rishon L'Tzion Museum,  03-9598862, 03-9598890 open 9am - 2pm

Museum and Archives of the History of Holon 03-5050425 open 10am - 1pm
The Hosmasa Museum - Holon - 03-5050425 open 10am - 1pm

Ilana Goor Museum, 03-683-7676, ext. 20, 10am - 4pm

The Petach Tikvah Museum of Art 03-9286300 open 4pm - 8pm

Nahum Gutman Museum of Art, Tel Aviv 03-5161970 open 10am - 4pm

Yemenite Heritage Center, Rehovot, 073-3946150 open 9 am - 5 pm

Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Tel Aviv 03-6077020 open 10am - 9pm pre-registration required at: https://tickets.tamuseum.org.il/calendar/2019-05-23

Agam Museum, Rishon, 03-555-5900 open 10 am - 7 pm

The Hagana Museum - 03-560-8624 open 8am - 4pm

Palmach Museum, 03-5459800 By reservation only


Etzel Museum, Tel Aviv 03-5284001 open 8am - 4pm

The Etzel 1948 Museum, Tel Aviv 03-5177180 , 03-5172044 open 8am - 4:30pm


Toldot Tzahal Museum, Tel Aviv 03-5172913 open 8am - 4pm 


The Lechi Museum 03-6820288 open 8am - 4pm

The Steinhardt Museum of Natural History 073-3802000 open 10am - 6pm

Diaspora Museum, Tel Aviv, 037457808, 10am - 4pm


Jerusalem


Museum of Italian Jewish Art, 02-6241610, noon - 7pm


Bloomfield Science Museum, Jerusalem 02-6544888 open 10am - 6pm

The Old Yishuv Court Museum, 02-6276319, 052-4002478 open 10am - 5pm

Museum on the Seam, 02-6281278 open 10am - 5 pm

The Bible Lands Museum, Jerusalem 02-5611066 open 9:30am - 5:30pm

The Museum for Islamic Art in Jerusalem 02-5661291/2 open 10am - 7pm

The Underground Prisoners Museum in Jerusalem 02-6233166 ' open 9am - 5pm

Tower of David Museum 02-6265333 open 9am - 4pm 11am & 1:30pm guided tours in English  (2 different topics)


The Israel Museum 02-6708811 open 10am - 5pm


South 


The Museum of Philistine Culture 08-6224799 open 9am - 4pm


Yad Mordechai, 08-6720559  open 9am - 5 pm 

The Negev Museum of Art, Beer Sheva 08-6993531 open 10am - 4pm

The Museum of Islamic and Near Eastern Culture 08-6993535 open 10am - 4pm



Let me know where you decide to go! I'd love to hear which museum you chose, and what you thought of it!

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