Shavuot 2024 in Jerusalem

Shavuot 2024 in Jerusalem

autor iconBy Evelyn Shor , July 10, 2023

The Feast of Shavuot, also known as the feast of Matan Torah is always a cause of nationwide celebration and a variety of events and fun spring festivals all around Jerusalem. It is also one of the three Jewish Holidays in which it is historically accustomed to ascend to the Holy City.

Shavuot is the best time to go outside, to enjoy the lovely weather and participate in fun activities for the whole family, whether it's the traditional celebration at Ramat Rachel, the Abu Gosh Musical Festival, or just a tour of the city.

In 2022, Shavuot will be held on June 4-5.

Shavuot 2022 Events in Jerusalem

Tikkun Leil Shavuot at the Menachem Begin Heritage Center

Photograph: Courtesy Menachem Begin Heritage Center

The Menachem Begin Heritage Center invites you to join the annual Tikkun Leil Shavuot celebration that will take plan on Saturday, June 4th. The evening will be accompanied by sign language simultaneous translation and will include study circles.

The plans for the night:

11 PM - Rebecca Miriam, author, and poet

The confidence and the yearning for the absolute

Midnight - Kobi Arieli, journalist and satirist

And all the people stand before you – Mosses and the Patterns of Leadership

1 AM - Dr. Sharga Bar On, Shalem College and Shalom Hartman Institute

The Debate over the cancellation of the fallow

2 AM - Rabbi Dr. Benny Lau, Head of Project 929

Hezekiah King of Judah welcomes Rabbi Yochanan Ben Zakai - Extremities trying to benefit the people

03:15 AM - A guided tour to the Western Wall for “Vatikin” ' Prayer

When? Saturday, June 4, from 11 PM Where? That street.A. Correct 6, Jerusalem

Shavuot Celebrations at the First Station complex

First Station Complex PR

The Jerusalem First Station complex invites families to special Shavuot celebrations. What's planned for you this Shavuot?

Friday: 11 AM- 4 PM – Shavuot festive Workshop creating floral wreaths 11 AM- 4 PM- Kite Workshops 11 AM- 4 PM – Game Workshops 11 AM- 4 PM – Foam cannon activity

In addition, a petting zoo will be set up in the area

Saturday: Workshops Gymboree Complex Children's Show

Sunday-activities will be held until 6 PM Kite Workshops Creative Workshops Gymboree Complex

Monday: Kite Workshops More details on the event page >> Where? 4 David Ramez Street, Jerusalem When? Friday-Monday June 3-7

A fascinating seminar in the House of Avi Chai

Courtesy of Beit Avi Chai

Beit Avi Chai invites you to a unique symposium. Enjoy the company and expand your horizons on a special day leading to the Shavuot holiday!

Among the various contents that await you:

  • Lectures
  • Tunes
  • A tour of the new exhibition "The Opening of the House"
  • A show featuring a workshop
  • And more!
Full Program details >>

When? Tuesday, May 31 from 9 AM Where? Beit Avi Chai, Jerusalem

Gifts baskets and boutique workshops in the Cocoa Forest


Photo courtesy Cocoa Forest

As every holiday the chocolate boutique Cocoa Forest presents a festive collection that will upgrade any dairy feast and meal. And of course, the packages can serve as a perfect holiday gift!

This year, the boutique offers holiday packages consisting of fruit bars filled with nuts, and limited-edition pralines - Triolade, Alfajor, and Melby. Another interesting package is the DIY homemade Triolade cake kit, containing everything for an impressive and unique cake, even the mold and a chocolate bow for decoration. All the boutique products are kosher and the deliveries are made to all over the country, so this is the most delicious, useful, and beautiful gift for the holiday. Where? 2 Hapoalei Tzedek, Jerusalem When? Throughout the holiday. Prior arrangement is required.

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Farm in the Valley: Soaking up nature in the Valley

Jerusalem Walls National Park-The Farm in the Valley (Photo: Eliyahu Yanai)


A short walk from the First Station Complex, at the foot of the Old City Walls lies a hidden treasure of nature: the Ben Hinnom Valley farm in the National Park around the walls of Jerusalem. The farm works throughout the year to preserve the ancient agricultural crafts according to the seasons, as in ancient times. There are activities such as olive-picking, grape-treading, picking, agricultural construction and honey-grazing. The magical farm is a captivating wilderness with seasonal vegetables, fruit trees, wheat fields, and all kinds of herbs. In honor of Jerusalem Day, throughout the month of May there is a Friday fair called "Friday on the Farm" serving hummus, beers and an amazing Jerusalem Friday atmosphere.

The admission to the site is free. Additional activities can be booked for a fee.

More details and tickets >>

Where? Jerusalem Walls National Park, Dror Eliel, Jerusalem

Sleep in the heart of Jerusalem nature - camping and leisure resort at the Peace Forest


A camping experience in Jerusalem's Peace Forest (Photo: Eliyahu Yanai)


If you’re Looking for a green and well-equipped place to have a holiday family picnic, enjoy a perfect camping vacation in a pastoral and peaceful forest in a central, easy location in Jerusalem. The Jerusalem camping site of the City of David in the Peace Forest. This unique leisure spot is located in the green heart of the forest within a walking distance from the First Station complex and the Old City. Make your vacation in Jerusalem a unique experience! The guests are provided with a variety of accommodation solutions: well-equipped accommodation units, tents, or authentic encampments – just choose your adventure!

Where? 2 Hapoalei Tzedek, Jerusalem When? Throughout the holiday. Prior arrangement is required.

Party at Abraham Hostel before the holiday


Photo: Avi Tischler

Abraham Hostel pumps it up before Shavuot arrives with a joyful Friday afternoon party! So what's on the menu?

  • Chani's traditional and delicious weekly foods from the Euphoria Deli
  • The bartenders will pour wheat beers straight from the barrel and DJ Ron Shprot will come from Tel Aviv to play 90’s POP-HOUSE set.
  • And as usual: zero plastic and maximum love.
  • Everyone is invited to participate and the admission is free – even if you’re lactose intolerant and don't wear white. Come as you are!
More details on Abraham Hostel Facebook Page>>

Where? 67 Haneviim Street, Jerusalem When? Friday, June 3, 1 PM (doors open at noon)


Independent theatrical Tour on Jaffa Road with DGUIDE's Independent Tour app


A tour of Jaffa Road (Photo: D-Guide)

Take on a fascinating independent tour with Dguide and the group of Beit Mazia Theater actors who will sweep you to a unique journey in Jerusalem. We'll experience a city that’s divided between two sides of the train along Jaffa Street, the seam between the ultra-Orthodox and secular world.

During the tour, you’ll visit numerous interesting points and discover the people who make Jerusalem the wonder that it is. The tour will go through the ultra-Orthodox Mekor Baruch neighborhood, the old Shaare Zedek building, a house in the Beit Yaakov neighborhood where an ancient water well is found, where the underground heroes hid weapons under the Holy Ark, the Jerusalem Theaton and recycling artists.

The tour takes about two hours long but you can do it at your own time and pace, all through your phone.

When? The tour is independent, and you can take whenever you like. Where? City Center.

Independent tours and Virtual tours from BeeTravel

Photo: Doron Yusha

If you want to discover other independent tours of Jerusalem on your own time, pace, and style, Bee Travel's independent tours are the right choice for you!

Visit the Old City, the best hummus places, join theatrical tours around the neighborhoods, play treasure hunt, and more – all with a virtual tutorial that will guide you at your own pace.

What is Tikkun Leil Shavuot?

Tradition tells us that Shavuot is the day on which the Jews received the Torah on Mount Sinai. The legend says that the nation of Israel slept in on this important day, and therefore, we must stay up all night learning Torah as a “Tikkun,” a reparation. This custom is called "Tikkun Leil Shavuot." To find out about different "Tikkun" locations, click here (Hebrew).

Accommodation in Jerusalem

Visiting Jerusalem on Shavuot? Check the city's lodging and accommodation options:

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