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What are some typical ways to socialize, either with local people or with other expatriates? Are there groups or clubs that you can recommend?

Plenty of groups and tours from the CLO. Volunteer groups are also abundant. - Oct 24, 2016
Clubs, bars, restaurants, beaches, and may activities are available. You will be fine if you are an active person. - Jul 25, 2016
The beach, bars, clubs and restaurants. Bar drinks can be expensive so many Israelis pre-party at home. - Apr 12, 2016
The beach. Huge clubbing scene. Mountain biking is growing in popularity. Barbecuing. - Mar 23, 2016
Outdoor activity at the beach, movies, eating out - plays, ballets, art galleries, sightseeing. We gather with close friends at least once a week. This is not a cohesive Embassy community - too big, too spread out. - Nov 18, 2014
Many bars, clubs, restaurants. You need to make your own fun sometimes. - Apr 10, 2013
If you are not outgoing, you won't be happy here. - Aug 14, 2010
Restaurants, bars, lots of cafés right on the beach. Israelis are not big drinkers, so good luck finding a decently-mixed cocktail, but beer and wine are plentiful and often good. - Jul 26, 2010
Clubs, music, bars, restaurants, sports- This is a first-world city with everything. - Feb 27, 2009
Local restaurants are plentiful and excellent. - Sep 19, 2008
One formal event a year, and your social life is up to you. - Jul 2, 2008