The Centennial Celebrations of Tel Aviv

Celebrate 100 years of Tel Aviv

“Tel Aviv itself, the "first all-Jewish city in modern times," was founded in 1909; built on the sand dunes that stretched northward from the Arab city of Jaffa, it has developed since then into a kind of "megalopolis" (complex of cities) extending from Herzliya in the north to Rehovot in the south, and merging in the east with such towns as Givatayim, Ramat Gan, Bene Berak and Petah Tikvah…”

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WEBSITES

Jewish Virtual Library – Tel Aviv Put simply, Tel Aviv is where the action is in Israel. The beaches are clean and white, the sea warm, the nightclubs hopping, the shopping plentiful and the restaurants appetizing. Stroll down the promenade along the sea or the beach itself during the day and down Dizengoff Street at night. Meet up at the sculpture fountain created by the acclaimed Israeli artist Yaacov Agam and go to a club, or just hang out and people-watch from an outdoor cafe. Tel Aviv is also a good base for exploring the northern and southern Mediterranean coasts.

Interactive, Annotated Map of Tel Aviv User-friendly annotated map of the city that allows students to click on historical sites and learn some intriguing historical information about their context in the development of Tel Aviv

Jewish Agency Tel Aviv Centenary Resources Collection of further resources

Tel Aviv/Yafo site Municipality site highlighting Tel Aviv, the “White City”

Tel Aviv/Yafo Centennial Handbook Digital brochure highlighting events celebrating the Centennial

TelAviv City is a website devoted to what’s happening in Tel Aviv. The headers of the site are aimed at those who truly want to experience every part of Tel Aviv and include sections on eating, drinking, sleeping, nightlife, shopping and much more.

Tel Aviv 100 is the ultimate website to go to if you ant to know more about what’s happening in Tel Aviv and around the world in honor fo the city’s 100th birthday. The site has clear headings to click on in order to find out history, what’s on and news about all of the different celebrations taking place.

Tel Aviv Insider Travel Guide Tel Aviv insider is a tribute to the great city of Tel Aviv - Yaffo. These pages are all about the genuine Tel Aviv experience, the "insider" stuff. The small places that only the locals would know about. It was written by Tel Aviv residents for those wishing to learn about or visit Tel Aviv.

WikiTravel – Tel Aviv Wikitravel is a project to create a free, complete, up-to-date, and reliable worldwide travel destination guides and other articles written and edited by Wikitravellers from
around the globe

Digital Archive on Tel Aviv The Robinson Tel Aviv Collection includes books, photographs, posters, postcards, business and architectural documents, and other materials. Approximately twenty-five percent of the collection has been digitized, and is available online; the remainder can be accessed through Stanford University Libraries' Department of Special Collections and University Archives.

Tel Aviv Guide Reviewing the best hotels, top restaurants and trendy nightlife spots.

Tel Aviv Stock Exchange The Tel Aviv Stock Exchange (TASE) in Tel Aviv (Hebrew: ìúá êøò úåøééðì äñøåáä áéáà , colloquially known as the Boursa) is Israel's only stock exchange. The TASE is the only public market for trading securities in Israel. It plays a major role in the Israeli economy.

Tel Aviv 100 Index Updated stock market data & investing information on Israel

Blog: “Partytime on Tel Aviv 100th”

Ynet News article “Tel Aviv festivities kick off with a bang”

Ha’aretz.com article "Soccer / Hapoel Tel Aviv captures first place from Haifa"

Haaretz.com article "Jaffa arts festival threatens to unseat Tel Aviv's centennial biennale"

J-Post article "What’s in a Name?"

BOOKS

City Guide Tel Aviv by Lisa Goldman (2008)
City Guide Tel Aviv is a sophisticated guidebook for discerning leisure and business travelers. This glossy, beautifully photographed book covers the very best dining, shopping, culture and entertainment offerings in a city that is rapidly gathering worldwide acclaim as a desirable vacation destination.

City of Oranges: An Intimate History of Arabs and Jews in Jaffa by Adam LeBor (2007)
A profoundly human take on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, seen through the eyes of six families, three Arab and three Jewish. The millennia-old port of Jaffa, now part of Tel Aviv, was once known as the "Bride of Palestine," one of the truly cosmopolitan cities of the Mediterranean. There Muslims, Jews, and Christians lived, worked, and celebrated together— and it was commonplace for the Arabs of Jaffa to attend a wedding at the house of the Jewish Chelouche family or for Jews and Arabs to both gather at the Jewish spice shop Tiv and the Arab Khamis Abulafia's twenty-four-hour bakery. Through intimate personal interviews and generations-old memoirs, letters, and diaries, Adam LeBor gives us a crucial look at the human lives behind the headlines—and a vivid narrative of cataclysmic change.

A Place in History: Modernism, Tel Aviv, and the Creation of Jewish Urban Space (Stanford Studies in Jewish History and C) by Barbara E. Mann (2006)
A Place in History is a cultural study of Tel Aviv, Israel’s population center and one of the original settlements, established in 1909. It examines the city by exploring places which have been central to its history. Each chapter is devoted to a particular place in the city, and includes literary, artistic, journalistic, and photographic material relating to that site. The book describes how a largely European Jewish immigrant society attempted to forge a home in the Mediterranean and
explores the difficulties and challenges of this endeavor.

Tel Aviv: From Dream to City by Joachim Schlor (1999)
Schlör brings the reader closer to this "most talked about city." The author interviewed numerous inhabitants and gathered information from books, travel accounts, newspaper articles and memoirs. He looks at the city from its origins right up to the present: Tel Aviv as a centre of immigration that contains reminders of each immigrant's mother country; as a catalyst between East and West; and – not least – as a place of transformation for Jews who fled the Nazi terror.

Tel Aviv: Mythography of a City (Space, Place, and Society) by Maoz Azaryahu (2006)
Offers an innovative approach to understanding the cultural history of Tel Aviv by exploring the mythical dimension and texture of the city. Founded in 1909 as a "garden suburb" of the Mediterranean port of Jaffa, Tel Aviv soon became a model of Jewish self-rule and was celebrated as a jewel in the crown of Hebrew revival. Over time the city has transformed into a lively metropolis, renowned for its architecture and culture, openness and vitality. A young city about to celebrate its 100th anniversity, the mythic Tel Aviv continues to represent a fundamental idea that transcends the physical texture of the city and the everyday experiences of its residents.

Tel Aviv Short Stories by Shelley Goldman and Joanna Yehiel (2009)
A fiction anthology of 52 short stories set in Tel Aviv, written in English by 37 authors, and published in 2009, to mark Tel Aviv's centenary.

FILM

Blaumblich Tunnel (Ta’alat Blaumblich) A slapstick comedy lampooning bureaucracy and the madness of everyday life in Israel centers on an escaped lunatic who digs up the streets of Tel-Aviv with a drill. (1969)

The Bubble (Ha Bu-ah) The movie follows a group of young friends in the city of Tel Aviv and is as much a love song to the city as it is an exploration of the claim that people in Tel Aviv are isolated from the rest of the country and the turmoil it's going through. (2006) STRONG ADULT CONTENT

Desperado Square (Kikar Halomot) In a neighborhood that time forgot, the first anniversary of Morris Mandabon's death is approaching, and his youngest son, Nissim has a dream. In the dream his father orders him to re-open the old neighborhood movie-theater thus breaking the vow Morris had made years ago never to screen movies again. (2001)

Friends of Yana (Ha Chaverim shel Yana) Three parallel stories of immigrants in Tel Aviv during the Gulf War and about coming together while sealed in a room during the Scud attacks (1999)
House on Chelouche Street (Ha-Bayit Berechov Chelouche) In 1946 Tel-Aviv. Sami's day-to-day efforts to provide for his family are placed in context with the ongoing struggle to establish the State of Israel. One of the most intensely personal of historical films, House on Chelouche Street was nominated for the "Best Foreign Picture" Academy Award. (1973)

Jelly Fish (Meduzot) Meduzot (the Hebrew word for Jellyfish) tells the story of three very different Israeli women living in Tel Aviv whose intersecting stories weave an unlikely portrait of modern Israeli life (2007)

Kazablan An adaptation of a popular Israeli stage musical. Kazablan is an army veteran turned gang leader in the Israeli port of Jaffa who masks his feelings of bitterness with a lot of bravado (1974)

Pick a Card (Afula Express) David is a garage electrician, who dreamt all of his life of becoming a magician, but had no luck in it. His girlfriend Batya wants an ordinary life, but David is still looking for his dream, so he links up with Romanian immigrant Shimon, who is an expert magician (1997)

Rocking Horse (Sus Etz) Ami Susetz, an Israeli artist, abandons his wife and daughter in New-York, and comes back to his home land after years of absence. Susetz wishes to decipher his constant feeling of failure as a human being, as a family man, as an artist. (1978)


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