Tel-Aviv, Israel
Jacob, 25
Cloud Infrastructure Architect at Netcom
see his Tel-Aviv city guide

a bit about Jacob

What do you do and why do you do it?

I currently work in the High-Tech industry in Israel, designing cloud architectures for security sector customers. I’m also a student in the Open University, working my way to a bachelor’s degree in computer science and economics. In my spare time, I’m an aspiring opera singer, film producer, make-up artist and drag performer, who also loves writing about queer agenda in the middle east and cook for friends. TLV is in my soul, here I feel truly at home.

What TV show is a must watch?

Angels in America, OITNB, How to get away from murder, Queer as Folk.

What’s the best karaoke song of all times?

I will survive.

Which movie have you watched more than 3 times?

The Devil Wears Prada.

Are you a planned or a spontaneous shopper? What’s your go-to store in Tel-Aviv?

Totally planned! I think I’m the ‘Aderet’ type, it’s a vintage store down town, really nice, and you can always find something there.

What’s the one place in Tel-Aviv that you’re sure only you truly appreciate?

Easy, the corner of Levinsky and Ha’Shuk st. down south.

What’s your dream job?

That’s hard! I have so many! I think that I really like performing, but career-wise I would be better as a musical producer or maybe a conductor. Maybe the musical director of the Berlin Philharmonic? or Opera House?

What’s your favorite vacation city in the world and why?

I haven’t traveled so much, but definitely Amsterdam.

Where do you go in Tel-Aviv if you have two hours to kill?

Probably to a coffee shop near the market area.

What’s the thing you LOVE to do in Tel-Aviv but never actually do?

Furniture shopping? Not kidding! It’s easier to do it in IKEA, but there are so many places in TLV with amazing designs, though they’re located in different areas in the city and it’s hard to grab them all in a day.

Who’s your hero and where would you take them out for a bite or a drink in Tel-Aviv?

Beyonce of course, and I think to the Nile on Allenby st.

If you were given a choice, mayor of which neighborhood in Tel-Aviv would you be?

Florentin, for sure. My hood!

What’s the place in Tel-Aviv you’ll never be caught dead in?

Clara, a disgusting club on the beach; Benedict, kind of a breakfast-diner place, but only people from out of town love it.

Where do you and your drinking buddies meet for a casual night out in Tel-Aviv?

Shpagat, Beit Ha’Amudim, the Nile, Pasaz

Where would you go in Tel-Aviv to celebrate the best news EVER!?

Santa Catarina, a very nice restaurant near the great synagogue

It’s a Saturday night and the mood is right – where do you go in Tel-Aviv to party?

The Block, for sure, and also Pasaz, MiniClub & Ana Lulu

It’s your last day in Tel-Aviv – how do you spend your time?

On the beach

What’s the one place a first-time visitor in Tel-Aviv can’t miss?

The Block

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