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Address: Retsif Haaliya Hashniya- | Jaffa Port, Jaffa, Tel Aviv, Israel
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+972 3-633-0808
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09:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Thu 09:00 - 23:00
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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Private Tour: Old Port of Jaffa, Tel Aviv City and Nalagaat Center
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This experience will change your mind about disabilities. Blind and deaf and mute (combinations thereof) people perform nd engaging, well acted play. I saw it in Israel and they... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We went to the Nalagaat Center for a nighttime play and dinner. The play was conducted with actors who were blind, deaf, or both, and it was incredible to see their talent and how even with no spoken words, they were able to get meaning across. Only bad part was they provided subtitles in only Hebrew and Russian, and I... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This experience will change your mind about disabilities. Blind and deaf and mute (combinations thereof) people perform nd engaging, well acted play. I saw it in Israel and they brought the show to Boston and NY. Was afraid it would be about pity or morality. No way. A testament to talent and grit. I won't tell the whole background. But... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 January 2017

A friendly center for the blind mute and deaf with a restaurant where all waiters are mute and deaf. A dark (light-less) restaurant where you are guided by the blind. People say it is the best place for a "blind date." with local theater of actors who are all either blind or deaf or mute or with all 3 disabilities.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 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 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 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 15 July 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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Efrat, Palestinian Territories
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 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 1 July 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 15 June 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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