Special Events


ISRAEL ARTS DC: A CELEBRATION OF CONTEMPORARY ISRAEL THROUGH WORDS AND MOVEMENT
Presented in partnership with The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington

This November, we are proud to host an Israeli Arts and Culture Festival aimed at revealing and celebrating the vitality of the cultural scene in Israel and the diversity of it's creators and participants. For an immersive experience, purchase a full festival pass.


Sunday, November 6, 7:00 PM
ISRAEL STORY

Israel Story is the English-language version of Sippur Yisraeli, a podcast inspired by This American Life, one of the most popular radio shows on NPR. The podcast tells stories about the people of Israel, each episode focusing on a different theme to show the many faces of Israel society. This presentation is a multimedia experience that brings their stories to the stage.


Monday, November 7, 7:30 PM
DORIT SASSON'S ACCIDENTAL SOLDIER

At the age of nineteen, Israeli-American Dorit Sasson left her life as a college student in the US and joined the Israel Defense Forces. Her memoir Accidental Soldier depicts how this unexpected decision changed her life and her own sense of self - helping her to discover a sense of courage and conviction she didn't know she had.


Sunday, November 13, 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
ELLA ROTHSCHILD: RETROSPECTIVE AND GAGA CLASS

Experience the unique Israeli dance form Gaga in this special, two-part workshop. This participatory session will include a multi-level dance class, a lecture-conversation and a dance demonstration performed by Howard University dance students and choreographed by Ella Rothschild. Rothschild is a choreographer, Gaga dance teacher and former dancer with the renowned Batsheva Dance Company. The workshop will introduce participants to a movement language developed by Ohad Naharin-artistic director of Batsheva - which is now taught around the world. The lecture-conversation will explore how Rothschild sees the intersection of dance, personal experience, politics and social change in Israel and around the world. All are welcome to attend this FREE EVENT. No dance experience necessary.


Monday, November 14, 7:30 PM
MEIR SHALEV'S TWO SHE-BEARS

Celebrated Israeli author Meir Shalev discusses his latest book Two She-Bears, a story of village love and vengeance in the early days of British Palestine that is still being played out two generations later. Shalev has received many awards for his work, including the National Jewish Book Award and Israel's Brenner Prize, both for A Pigeon and a Boy.

Questions? Contact us for more information on any Jewish Life program, event, or class.


Sara Shalva

Director of Jewish Innovation
(202) 777-3249

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