Hot Dogs and Cholent? Celebrate the Fourth of July Israel-style

From Jerusalem to Eilat, a roundup of some of the best ways to celebrate America's 237th Independence Day in Israel.

Haaretz Staff
Share in Facebook
Send in e-mailSend in e-mail
Haaretz Staff

Fire up the barbecue, the Fourth of July is upon us. For those who were left off the guest list for the U.S. ambassador’s private party or didn’t score tickets to Alicia Keys’ sold-out concert in Tel Aviv, there are a variety of other ways to celebrate America’s 237th Independence Day in Israel.

Wednesday, July 3, 2013


Nefesh B’Nefesh, the immigrant assistance organization, is hosting an “Erev July 4” BBQ for young adults in their 20s and 30s in Gan Gozlan (the park behind the King David Hotel) from 7:30-10 P.M. There will be food and sports, including Ultimate Frisbee and volleyball. Cost is NIS 30. Register here.

Thursday, July 4, 2013


In honor of both the Fourth of July and Canada Day (which falls on July 1), the Association of Americans and Canadians in Israel is hosting a picnic in the courtyard of Beit Yehudit (Emek Refaim 12) from 4-7:30 P.M. There will be a yard sale; a screening of a Major League Baseball game; a dog-adoption run by the Jerusalem Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals; plus face painting and a bounce house for the kids. Admission is free; food and drinks for sale.

Jerusalem/Tel Aviv/Herzliya/Eilat

All six branches of Mike’s Place bar will celebrate with BBQ and blues. For NIS 60, patrons will get a burger or hot dog, chicken wings, coleslaw, corn on the cob, French fries and an ice-cold beer. The Tel Aviv-Tayelet branch (Herbert Samuel 86) will have an outdoor bar and music by the blues band Trask. The full list of bands can be found here.

Tel Aviv

American lone soldiers are invited to a BBQ dinner hosted by Nefesh B’Nefesh at the Cabina restaurant (Hayarkon 145) beginning at 8 P.M. The event is free, but advance registration is required. Register here.

Friday, July 5, 2013

Tel Aviv

The Dancing Camel Pub (Ha’Taasiya 12) will serve up cholent made with the bar’s homebrewed IPA from noon to 5 P.M. There will also be live American folk music. No cover charge.

Up and down Israel, Americans are planning a host of Fourth of July festivities.Credit: AP