Festival of the Three Holidays/Duet in Jaffa
The festival is held once a year and marks the celebration of three holidays: Chanukah, Christmas and the Feast of the Sacrifice. The festival hosts thousands of people from across the country and offers an array of cultural, music, dance, song and theater performances by and for members of all religious groups, as well as activities for entire families in both Hebrew and Arabic. The festival’s events are listed in local and national newspaper and are widely publicized in Israel and the world.
Every year, during the month of Ramadan, the AJCC hosts a large Iftar meal attended by community representatives, school principals and teachers, local residents and numerous guests. The joint meal is a tradition that has been in place for several years and it is especially exciting to witness everyone seated around the tables together enjoying special holiday dishes.
Children’s Purim Party
Purim is a children’s holiday and every year we hold a carnival with costumes, performances, games and many festivities. All of the children dress up, regardless of religion, and enjoy the Purim attractions, surprises and prizes.
The Jaffa Convention serves as the central stage for public debate on the issue of equality between Israel’s Jewish and Arab citizens, and for submitting proposals to amend the inequalities in this realm. Politicians as well as representatives from universities, research centers and the media all convene under one roof to discuss these matters. The convention, which has been held annually since 2005, is planned in collaboration with the Citizens’ Accord Forum.
The Center celebrates Arab Mother’s Day ever year, in March. The event includes music and dance performances, a fashion show and many other surprises…
The AJCC hosts a large sporting event that includes performances by children’s sports clubs – gymnastics, rhythmic gymnastics, debka and martial arts - from around the country (Jews and Arabs alike). The event boasts performances as well as social and sporting activities between the groups.
Over the summer vacation, the Center offers a summer camp for local children. Some 400 Arab and Jewish children, aged 4-12 attend the camp, which includes sports and arts activities, field trips and more. We also offer a unique camp for youths, with computer, sports and science activities.
End of Year Recitals
In June, all enrichment activities at the Center have end of year performances.
Concerts – Students take part in organ, oud, guidar, darbouka, bouzouki and violin recitals.
Dance Recitals – All dance troupes take part in a varied program that includes jazz, modern and classic dance styles.
Sports – A sporting festival includes judo and capoeira, a basketball game and gymnastic and rhythmic gymnastic performances.