The Sheraton Tel Aviv’s prime location is a stone’s throw from the beach – that’s one good reason to celebrate. But more than that, in 2017 the hotel celebrates its 40th anniversary at its present location. (Sheraton’s first property in Israel opened way back in 1961 – nearly 60 years ago!)

Eran Zahavi: "I was the last person to be named an Ambassador for Peace in Sport of the Peres Center by the late Ninth President Shimon Peres. I am committed to the Center and to promoting its activities and its message. As we approach the events marking one year since the passing of President Peres - I feel very emotional by this closure as we came full circle here today."

Mozart’s Requiem and Don Giovanni opera; Noam Sharif’s Song of Songs; Ullmann’s Emperor of Atlantis; Hungarian cellist Laszlo Fenyo; Czech pianist Lukas Vondracek; David D’or; Sassi Keshet; folk and artistic music from Brazil, Argentina and Russia. This season the concerts will be at the center of a rich cultural and artistic experience.

The Israeli Chamber Orchestra led by conductor Ariel Zuckermann marches forward to complete its renewed goals, including raising the quality of music, advancing Israeli creativity, and turning audiences into communities.

Bucolic Moshav Olesh in the northern Sharon is home to the family-owned A House in Olesh, a kosher Italian dairy restaurant, is now also a venue for private functions, which continues to operate as a restaurant on evenings when no event is booked.

Earlier this week, Ernesto 90 received an honor that no other Italian restaurant in Israel can brag about: the Diploma di Buona Cucina -- certificate of fine cuisine -- awarded by the Accademia Italiana della Cucina -- the Italian Academy of Cuisine, the foremost Italian cultural institution dedicated to preserving the traditions of Italian gastronomy.