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

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Arielle L
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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Efrat
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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Thank smsolomon22
Tel Aviv, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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Thank Tal L
Tel Aviv, Israel
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5 of 5 stars 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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 stars 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 stars 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!!!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

We attended Nalagaat for a theater and dining experience with our tour group. The performance was fascinating, seeing how these performers were able to communicate with each other and the audience. The opportunity to hear fro the director and meet actors at the end of the performance was very moving. Dinner in the cafe was delicious and fun. At the... More 

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2015 via mobile

The Blackout restaurant is an experience not to be missed. Your meal is served in pitch black by blind waitstaff. It's a surreal experience to try to pour your water, find your food, and even make conversation in complete darkness.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2015

Why deprive visitors of a first hand experience with a Deaf-run restaurant experience. This WAS an interesting place to visit.

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