THE NEW WINTER/FALL FESTIVAL
THE NEW WINTER/FALL FESTIVAL SEPTEMBER 2021
The Jacob’s Ladder fabulous Winter Festival was last held at Nof Ginosar in 2019 before the covid outbreak.
The festival will begin again in September 17-18, 2021 at the PASTORAL HOTEL, KFAR BLUM in a slightly different format. The concerts will be held in the Opera Hall in the grounds of the hotel. The Maximum number of seats in the hall/tickets for the festival, is 500.
On Saturday early morning and at midday, weather permitting, other activities such as a guided walk, Irish and Jam sessions, Tai Chi/Chi Kong, a craft fair and children’s activities will be held outside.
We are choosing a wide range of fabulous live music to bring you joy. The full program and the schedule will be finalized and published by the end of May.
People with rooms onsite will pay for their tickets together with their room bill at Check out.
People who do not have rooms onsite must order tickets before the festival via the Festival website. This will happen as soon as the Health Ministry allows 100% attendance in Cultural Halls.
The delightful and extremely popular PASTORAL HOTEL tends to be filled up several months before the festival. To reserve a room or to join the Waiting List please call 04.6836611
The hotel is reserved exclusively for Jacob’s Ladder and therefore online reservations are not possible.
Many places in the nearby vicinity offer accommodation including Kfar Blum Hostel great for groups or families 04.6948608 (10 minutes’ walk from the hotel), Neve Karni Camping at nearby Kibbutz Amir 052-3793377 (20 minutes’ walk from the festival), Gonen Holiday Village 04.6955220 (12 minutes’ drive) and the Thai Holiday Village 04.6883040 (33 minutes’ walk/4 minutes’ drive).
Jacob’s Ladder Festival takes no responsibility for the level or condition of the above-mentioned alternative accommodation.
The festival continues to be organized by the founders, Yehudit and Menachem Vinegrad.
SPRING FESTIVAL 1976-2019
This annual event which started at Kibbutz Machanayim took place in many different venues for 43 years. It began as a one night happening for English speaking immigrants and volunteers and developed over the years into an international three-day extravaganza for people of all ages at Nof Ginosar.
Sadly, due to rising expenses and excessive demands from authorities and other organizations, the festival no longer exists in this format.
Jacob\'s Ladder Folk Festival and Winter Weekend are organized by Yehudit and Menachem Vinegrad.
Menachem presents a weekly radio program of World Music on Radio Upper Galilee 105.3 FM.
He is the Main Stage MC at both JL events and is responsible for finances and contacts with overseas musicians. He also coordinates Sound, Security, camping and concert facilities.
Yehudit devotes most of her time to running the two festivals. She is responsible for contacts with artists and performers in Israel, managing the festival office, planning the program and publicity and designing the venue layout. She also coordinates manpower and all connections with the venue and its staff.
All major decisions are made by Yehudit and Menachem when they can find time to sit down together between their various roles as Festival organizers, Radio presenter (Menachem), NLP Practitioner (Yehudit), parents and grandparents. Fortunately, they live in the same house!