Poets Festival Kfar Saba – for Children & the Whole Family


The beloved works of Hebrew poetry become a celebration of song and fun for the whole family at the Poets Festival in Kfar Saba! Now in its 4th edition, the festival will take place from March 31 – April 6, 2019. Leading artists and singers, such as Shlomi Shaban, Maor Cohen, Efrat Gosh, Daniel Salomon, Gil Shohat and many more, will perform the poems of the best Hebrew poets, from Leah Goldberg to Meir Ariel, works written for children, and those written for the child within. The festival features performances for children and the whole family, film screenings, children’s story hour and more. The festival is produced by the Kfar Saba Municipality and the Kfar Saba Leisure Culture Company and is supported by the Ministry of Culture and Sport and the Kfar Saba Water Company.

Shlomi Shaban/Photo: Orit Pnini

Four premiere productions, performed at the Kfar Saba Cultural Center, will be featured at the festival:

Pianist and composer Shlomi Shaban hosts Maor Cohen and Efrat Gosh

Gil Shohat hosts Hanan Ben Ari, Daneil Salomon, Keren Hadar and others

Songs that Children Love – performed by Rinat Gabay, Moshe Datz, Shai and Roy, Gili Comes to Visit and Dr. Libi

Indie Yeled hosting Moni Moshonov

The festival will be accompanied by a fair on April 5 & 6, that includes local artists’ stalls, workshops, and more – the entrance to the arts fair is free of charge!

Indie Yeled/Photo: Asaf Cohen

The Festival Program:

“Pilpelim” / Orna Porat Theater

Sunday, March 31st at 17.30, in the school of Rachel the poet

Recommended for ages 3 – 5

If I Suddenly Meet a Lion / Haifa Theater

Monday, April 1st, at 17:30 at the Geller Center Auditorium

Recommended for ages 2 – 5

Songs that Children Love – children’s songs of all time

Wednesday, April 3rd at 17:30 at the Kfar Saba Cultural Center

Recommended for ages 4 and up

“There is Courage Sometimes to Mix” – the life and songs of Meir Ariel

Dr. Moti Zeira and Meital Trabelsi

Wednesday April 3rd at 20:00 in the Central Library Hall

Secrets in a Jar – songs of  Miriam Yelan-Steklis

Thursday April 4th at 17:30 in the Central Library Hall

Recommended for ages 3 – 5

Shlomi Shaban and the piano hosts Maor Cohen and Efrat Gosh – mainly singing poets’ songs

Thursday April 4th at 20:30 at the Kfar Saba Cultural Center

“Indie Yeled” Sing Gidi Gov and Host Moni Moshonov – Premiere!

Saturday, April 6th at 11:00, at the Kfar Saba Cultural Center

Good news – Gil Shohat hosts Hanan Ben Ari, Daniel Salomon and others

Leading singers, a symphony orchestra and choir, conducted by Gil Shohat, will perform songs of poets inspired by the Bible.

Saturday, April 6th at 21:00, at the Kfar Saba Cultural Center

For tickets and further information call: * 6775