President Rivlin’s schedule for week beginning Sunday, 16 October 2016 / 14 Tishrei 5777
(Communicated by the President’s Spokesperson)
Tuesday, 18 October – President’s ‘Mobile Sukkah’ visits Akko
During the festival of Sukkot, President Rivlin will continue the tradition he began when he took office of taking the President’s Sukkah on the road, visiting this year the city of Akko where he will meet with local residents and community leaders.
10:00 – President Rivlin will visit the International Alternative Theater Festival in the city and meet some of the performers. Open coverage, please coordinate in advance with director of the theater, Moni Yusef at 052-6617707.
10:40 – President Rivlin will go on to the central event of the visit in the plaza in front of the Akko Municipality, where he will be welcomed by first grade children from the city, before meeting Jewish and Arab students of the city’s music conservatory.
The President will participate in a conversation about the way in which the different communities live together in the city, addressing issues of religion and education. Also participating in the discussions will be MK Zuhair Bahloul, rabbis snd Sheikhs of the city, educators and local leaders.
Open coverage, please coordinate in advance with municipality spokesperson, Sharon at 052-6189850.
Wednesday, 19 October – President’s Open Sukkah, Jerusalem
President Rivlin will host the traditional Open Sukkah at the President’s Residence when the President’s Sukkah is open to the public, welcoming thousands of visitors from across the country. This year the Sukkah is being held in partnership with the Economy Ministry’s ‘Blue & White Initiative’, the Israel Manufacturers’ Association, promoting Israeli manufacturing. The Sukkah will be decorated – as is traditional for the festival which marks the harvest season - with produce, fruits and vegetables from Israel and around the world. The day includes exhibitions, and musical and festive performances for all ages.
09:45 - President Rivlin will make short welcome remarks, and greet visitors to the Sukkah together with Agriculture Minister Uri Ariel and other figures from the Economy Ministry and the Manufacturers Association. Open coverage (GPO card holders only). Media arrival from 3 Hanassi St. (Main Entrance) between 07:30 and 09:00. Journalists must register with Jason at 0526328795.
11:00 – President Rivlin will again greet visitors to the Sukkah.
Thursday, 20 October – President Rivlin will visit Israel’s Chief Rabbis in their Sukkot
10:00 – President Rivlin will visit Ashkenazi Chief Rabbi David Lau in his Sukkah at his home in Modi’in. Open coverage. Media must coordinate with Eliezer at 050-2222775
11:00 - President Rivlin will visit Sephardi Chief Rabbi Yitzhak Yosef in his Sukkah at his home in Jerusalem. Open coverage. Media must coordinate with Yitzhak at 050-6247215.