Rehovot is home to the world famous Weizmann Institute of Science, the Robert H. Smith Faculty of Agriculture, Food & Environment (HUJI) and various hi-tech and biotech businesses that define the character of this “science-centric” modern city. Home to two academic institutes in addition to universities like Bar-Ilan and Tel-Aviv, Rehovot has adopted a young, trendy “University town” vibe. The ongoing influx of visiting academics from abroad helps to infuse the city with a truly international flavor
Bustling main street where locals can find a plethora of restaurants, bars, shops, boutiques, and a mingling of people’s from all over
Ayalon Institute was an underground ammunition factory disguised as a kibbutz that ran a laundry service located on Kibbutz Hill in Rehovot. The factory was established in 1945 and manufactured ammunition until 1948; today it is a museum and national historical site
While most museums warn visitors “Do not touch the exhibits”, this place does just the opposite! The Clore Garden of Science and Museum is the first open-air science museum in the world where visitors are welcomed and encouraged to touch, experiment, and play with the dozens of exhibits dotting the 2.5 acres compound
The Weizmann House was the home of the first President of Israel, Chaim Weizmann, and first First Lady, Vera Weizmann. The house sits atop a hill in Rehovot, and is now part of the Weizmann Institute of Science. The house was designed by Jewish architect Erich Mendelsohn, and recognized as a masterpiece
Funky “beach vibe” joint serving up some amazing Mediterranean fare. Fresh, locally made humus, falafel, fries and salad with outdoor garden seating always available for those looking for a sunny spot to enjoy their eats *vegan friendly*
Palmachim may not be the biggest beach, but what it lacks in facilities it makes up for with unparalleled beauty. With stunning low cliffs to the south and picturesque views of Tel Aviv to the north, Palmachim Beach is a secluded escape close to it all. There is plenty of room for beach sports as well as ample opportunities to find that quiet sandy spot. Pack a picnic and enjoy a stunning sunset accompanied by the serenity of this magical spot.
Herzl Bar Cafe
Funky outdoor/indoor gastropub located on Rehovot’s “main street” Herzl. This is the place where all the locals hangout during the day and well into the night. Good drinks, good service, good food, and open on Sabbath….it even serves fresh smoothies during the day
Hear what some of our past participants had to say about their experience!
“I loved living in Rehovot, because I felt I got an “authentic” Israel experience. I discovered a lot of hidden gems, such as little hole-in the wall restaurants, places to read a book, and more. My favorite place to go to at night during the weekend in Rehovot was Herzl street. There were so many great restaurants and cafes to sit at, people watch, and enjoy the night. Other participants and I would try a new place out every few days and it was a lot of fun. It’s definitely a good place to practice Hebrew too! I would say “hello” to the bus driver, order my meal in Hebrew, admire dogs as they walked by, etc. Everyone I met living in Rehovot was incredibly friendly and it was just fun to get out of my comfort zone and talk to people. I had an incredible time participating in Onward this past summer!”
Apply now for an Onward Israel program based in Rehovot to explore everything the city has to offer
Science & Health Tech - Theme Based Program
Gain real world experience in science and health related positions through an international internship in Rehovot, Israel’s ‘City of Science’. Participants will be placed in a variety of positions in the region’s leading research centers, med-tech, bio-tech, pharma companies and other prominent institutions