ISRAELI STAGE ANNOUNCES SEASON OF WORKS BY WOMEN

American Theatre Magazine features Season 6 | All Female Playwrights 

Szentendre, 2014. július 24. Jelenet Ági Anat Gov Happy Ending címû darabjának fotóspróbáján, a Szentendrei Teátrumban 2014. július 23-án. A színmûvet Gergye Krisztián rendezésében július 25-én mutatják be. MTI Fotó: Mohai Balázs
Szentendre, 2014. július 24.
Jelenet Ági Anat Gov Happy Ending címû darabjának fotóspróbáján, a Szentendrei Teátrumban 2014. július 23-án. A színmûvet Gergye Krisztián rendezésében július 25-én mutatják be.
MTI Fotó: Mohai Balázs

A series of readings and productions will celebrate and examine Israeli culture from the female perspective.

BOSTON: Israeli Stage has announced its 2015—16 season, entirely consisting of work by female playwrights in plays and readings about Israeli culture.

“This upcoming season, we are thrilled to introduce to our audiences the outstanding works of female playwrights, who present a new, less-known female voice of Israeli culture,” said board president Dalia Cahana-Amitay in a statement.

First will be a reading of Savyon Liebrecht’s The Strawberry Girl (Sept. 20), about how a German woman and her son’s lives change when they meet a young girl growing strawberries in Poland. Nancy E. Carroll will star.

Following will be a reading of Alma Weich’s Price Tag (Nov. 15), about the son of a senior member of the Israeli Parliament who is jailed for carrying out a terrorist attack. Will Lyman and Pat Shea will star.

Next will be a fully staged production of Anat Gov’s Oh God (April 14—30, 2016), about a psychologist whose newest client is God.

Following will be a reading of Gov’s Happy Ending (April 18, 2016), about a woman who encounters three women in an oncology office—a Holocaust survivor, a middle-aged divorcée, and a young Orthodox woman—who make her rethink her life.

Also part of the season will be a production by Hanna Azulay Hasafri as part of the “In Residence at Israeli Stage” program. The brand new play will receive a workshop and will tour colleges.

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Israel Information Center Ithaca Pictorial Views

Israel Information Center Ithaca Pictorial Views Pinterests board launched.

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Beyond the political scene – which is at times is very hard to take as complete truth’ism there is always the human side which many will forget in the heat of passionate political debates.  Thus the pinterests board is to depicted the following.

A warm, loving and giving peoples whose cultural center, and thus the focus of their societies [ Note the Plural ] is child rearing based, and thereby establishing the real principles of a Jewish-Israeli National Homeland,

Hebrew University Cultural Academic Programs

Hebrew University – Hebrew & Israeli Culture Year

Program Description

The Rothberg International School of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem is pleased to introduce an innovative option designed for recent high school graduates entitled The “Hebrew and Israeli Culture Program.” This academic program will enable students on all Hebrew levels to achieve a high degree of fluency in Modern Hebrew through exposure to the language and culture of Israel. In addition to 8–14 weekly hours of Hebrew language instruction, students will take courses in Israeli politics, culture, history and society.
All courses are accredited and upon completion of the program, students will receive a transcript in order to transfer credits to universities abroad, including Australia, Europe and North America. Students at the Rothberg International School hail from over 60 countries.

Highlights

Participants also enjoy study trips, guest lectures and tours of Israel. The program is held on the beautiful Mt. Scopus campus of the Hebrew University 15 minutes from downtown Jerusalem.

For more information, contact:

 

United States:
Tel: 1 800 404 8622 or (212) 607 8520
E-mail: ugrad@hebrewu.com
Canada:
Tel: 1 (888) HEBREWU or (416) 485-8000
E-mail: admissions@cfhu.org
Israel and all other countries:
Rothberg International School
The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Boyar Building, Mount Scopus
91905 Jerusalem, Israel
Tel: 972 2 5882610
Fax: 972 2 5882363
E-mail: risundergrad@savion.huji.ac.il

– See more at: http://www.masaisrael.org/programs/hebrew-university-hebrew-israeli-culture-year#sthash.vEUoyD60.dpuf

Haza Ofra

Remembering Haza Ofra

Ofra Haza (Hebrew: עפרה חזה‎, ; born Bat-Sheva Ofra Haza; 19 November 1957 – 23 February 2000) was an Israeli singer, actress and international recording artist.

Her voice has been described as mezzo-soprano,[1] of near-flawless tonal quality, capable of lending itself to a variety of musical styles with apparent ease.[citation needed]

Inspired by a love of her Yemenite and Hebrew culture, her music quickly spread to a wider Middle Eastern audience, somehow bridging the divide between Israel and the Arab countries. As her career progressed, Haza was able to switch between traditional and more commercial singing styles without jeopardizing her credibility. Her music fused elements of Eastern and Western instrumentation, orchestration and dance-beat. She became successful in Europe and the Americas; during her singing career, she earned many platinum and gold discs.