Beit Avi Chai’s Children’s Book Festival

  • Monday Jun 17, 2024 (4:00 pm - 8:00 pm)
  • Tuesday Jun 18, 2024 (4:00 pm - 8:00 pm)
  • Wednesday Jun 19, 2024 (4:00 pm - 8:00 pm)
  • Thursday Jun 20, 2024 (4:00 pm - 8:00 pm)

Tickets are now on sale for Beit Avi Chai’s Children’s Hospital Book Festival!

It’s a four-day experiential book festival for the whole family, celebrating some of Israel’s best-loved children’s books.

Coinciding with Hebrew Book Week, the festival offers great events focused on kids and families.

  • plays
  • writing and illustration workshops
  • daily book repair and restoration workshops
  • a colorful book fair
  • meetups with Israel’s famous children’s authors

Book Hospital

June 17-20, 4pm, 5pm & 6.30pm: Daily book repair and restoration workshops (6 year olds +)

Monday, June 17

5.30pm: Storytime in English with Susan Fried: Where children’s books come alive!
4pm-5pm: Things that only Meir Knows: Meeting with illustrator Yaniv Shimoni (8 years olds +)
4.45pm-5.45pm: Who Wants Super Powers?: Meeting with writer Shiri Tzuk & illustrator Eyal Khirorg (8 year olds +)
5pm-6pm: Musical Storytime with Sarit Szaltsman, Muriel Hoffman & Orit Gidli: A Rhinoceros type Unicorn! (5-8 year olds)
5.30pm-6.30pm: An Event That Must Not Be Named: A special meeting for young Harry Potter Fans.  (11 year olds +)

Tuesday, June 18

4pm-5pm: Good Night Tanina, a pyjama party with Nurit Tzarchi celebrating dreams & imagination. (5-10 year olds)
4.45pm-5.45pm: An Adventurous Meeting About Thrillers, with author Rinat Primo. (7 year olds +)
5.30pm-6.30pm: The Strangest Books in the World with Doron Fieshler (9 year olds +)
6pm-7pm: This is Really Nonsense! Songs for all the family with Daniel Charmes, in Hebrew & Russian (5 year olds +)

5.45pm: Special Reading with President Ruvy Rivlin who will read from his late wife Nechama Rivlin’s library – in the courtyard of Beit Avi Chai: FREE

Wednesday, June 19

4pm-5pm: How Stories Are Born, A meeting with the author Yanz Levy (6 year olds +)
4.45pm-5.45pm: How to Survive A Flood, with designer and illustrator Chanoch Piven. (8 year olds +)
5pm-6pm: Savta Turbo, a Show. Encounter the funniest, strongest and most excentic grandma, ever! (5-11 year olds)
5.30pm-6.30pm: Comic Launch of the Legendary Children’s Book, with author Glila Ron Feder and illustrator Racheli Shalev (8 year olds +)

Thursday, June 20 – Caramel Special!

4pm: Who Is Caramel? First Meeting! Amir Kariaf (the voice of Caramel) talks with series author Meira Barnea-Goldberg
4.45pm-5.45pm: Secrets from Chang’s Kitchen. Go behind-the-scenes and discover some series secrets.  (7 years olds +)
5.30pm: Who is Caramel? First Meeting! Amir Kariaf (the voice of Caramel) talks with series author Meira Barnea-Goldberg
5pm-6pm: What’s all this Rubbish?, a hilarious games workshop with actress Lirit Balvan AKA Giveret Bloom! (7 year olds +)
5.15pm-6.15pm: Celebrating Caramel’s 10th Birthday! Create birthday cards and wishes for Israel’s legendary wonder cat! (7-10 year olds)

Participating Authors

Galila Ron Feder, Meira Barnea-Goldberg, Yenz Levy, Orit Gidli, Miki Kam, Alon Ader, Lirit Laban, Hanoch Piven and more.


Beit Avi Chai
King George St 44, Jerusalem, Israel

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