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Address: Retsif Haaliya Hashniya- | Jaffa Port, Jaffa, Tel Aviv, Israel
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Phone Number: 97236330808
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

The Nalaga'at ("please touch" in Hebrew) nonprofit center is a...

The Nalaga'at ("please touch" in Hebrew) nonprofit center is a stage for arts and culture that promotes an equal dialogue and leads to social change, with the belief in the human spirit and its ability to touch and to make a difference. The center is home for: - Nalaga'at Theater - home to the only deaf-blind theater groups in the world. - Blackout Restaurant - where blind and visually impaired waiters accompany the guests to a meal in total darkness. - Kapish Event Center - where deaf and hearing impaired waiters invite the guests to communicate in sign language. - Workshop Center - glimpses to the world of deaf and blind people through once in a lifetime experiences.

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No words for this one..This center is where we watched a deaf AND blind woman put on a play for us. YES she acted for no less than 20 minutes on stage! After a brief introduction... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed August 25, 2016
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 25, 2016

No words for this one..This center is where we watched a deaf AND blind woman put on a play for us. YES she acted for no less than 20 minutes on stage! After a brief introduction on some basic sign language and then afterwards there was a question and answer period with the interpreter. Mind Blowing. At the conclusion, 200+... More 

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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 18, 2016 via mobile

I will never forget my evening at the Nalaga'at Center. It started by dining at Blackout, the pitch-black restaurant where the waiters are blind. This was probably the most unique dining experience of my life, and the food was fantastic as well. After dinner, I attended the show "Not By Bread Alone". I laughed, I cried, and I was continuously... More 

Thank CoryTravels
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 15, 2016

when the blind waitress said that "the darkness is the light of my life", my body was covered in goosebumps.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 15, 2016

NA LA'GAAT means "please touch" in Hebrew. This beautiful place in Jaffa is a cultural center for deaf and blind people. It has a very nice cafe inside who employs very friendly sign speaking waiters. The place makes you celebrate diversity and cherish life. One of a kind and worth visiting. There are also interesting educational activities for children

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 7, 2016

That's the English translation of Nalagaat, an experiential "museum" and performance center presented by visually impaired performers, giving the visitor a taste of life (nice restaurant) as experienced by by folks dealing with blindness or serious visual impairments. The performers also are a multi ethnic mix of Moslems, Christians and Jews hailing from many parts of the world.

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 1, 2016

This special center which is a home to disabled artists is worth a visit. The play Not on The Bread Alone is an exceptional different evening and when combined with dinner at the Black Out restaurant - makes a special evening out.

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 15, 2016

It was a very special experience... we took the first dinner and it was great. The food was very good.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 19, 2016

If you want a unique experience- visit this center where the deaf are your waiters and the blind your performers. Eat at their restaurant to get a very tactile sense of what it would be like to experience the world as they do

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 4, 2016

a must have experience. emotional, different, very professional in a beautiful venue and great area (Jaffa). Don't miss eating also at the blackout restaurant (eating in the dark)

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 16, 2016 via mobile

I have visited the Nalagaat Center with 4 of my best friends. First we ate at the dark restaurant- food was delicious and the experience was so powerful! Especially the eye opening conversation with Muhammad the waiter. Afterwards we watched "Through the Spirit", a new show with deaf-blind actors. Words cannot describe how we felt- so artistic, so inspiring!!!

Thank Mira G

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