Israel: Small Country. Big Accomplishments.

41226980100690640360no Israel still world leader in patents

According to new data, Israel is third in world for US-registered patents, with local branches of American firms leading the way. Israel remains a world leader when it comes to registering patents in the United States. According to Israel’s largest business information group, BDICoface, Israeli companies and entities registered no less than 3,555 patents in […]

March 31, 2015
lg-screen-635x357 Roll-up TV screens on the way, Tel Aviv U researchers say

Why settle for a tiny image when you’re on the road? Israeli tech will soon let you unfurl a screen and watch in full-size, living color Today, you can watch TV on a tablet or a smartphone, using networked apps offered by cable TV companies. But the viewing experience leaves a lot to be desired, […]

March 31, 2015
porcupine Porcupine finds 1,400-year old oil lamp in Israel

This could only happen in Israel: a porcupine digging a burrow unearthed a perfect 1,400-year old oil lamp – only to have its prize seized by “archaeology cops” on a routine patrol to frustrate robbers. Specifically, Israel Antiquities Authority inspectors were on their routine rounds to thwart thievery from archaeological sites, which is about as […]

March 31, 2015
moovit Transport app Moovit has arrived in Australia

There’s a new player in town that plans to get us moving at a faster pace, using the power of people and public transport. Moovit, a startup founded in Tel Aviv, Israel, has launched its transportation app in Australia. The app is much like other transport apps available in Australian cities, but the company hopes […]

March 31, 2015
DamianMarley Damian Marley to serenade Rishon

Bob Marley’s DJ son to make Israel debut. Damian Marley, the hip-hopping dancehall DJ youngest son of reggae legend Bob Marley will be making his Israeli debut on June 24 at Live Park, the recently opened amphitheater in Rishon Lezion. The 36-year-old Marley was only two years old when his father died in 1981. Marley […]

March 30, 2015
Chaim Topol, best known as Fiddler’s Tevye, wins Israel Prize

Renowned actor, who also starred in landmark ‘Sallah Shabati’ film, to be given lifetime achievement award Israel’s Education Ministry announced Monday that it will award the Israel Prize for lifetime achievement to actor Chaim Topol. Topol, now 79, is best known for his groundbreaking and long-running role as Tevye the milkman in “Fiddler on the […]

March 30, 2015
Events

PRAYER Prayer

Spotlight on Israeli Culture presents Artist: Dvora Barzilai Barzilai’s Prayer series explores the Hebrew language in prayers, liturgy, songs, contemporary Hebrew proverbs and forgotten texts — brought to life through mixed media including gold leaf, tempra, sand, cement, ashes, oils and canvas. Originally from Tel Aviv, Barzilai trained with several prominent Israeli artists throughout her […]

Dates: Jan. 29 – Feb. 19
Mon. – Fri. 9am to 9pm
Sat. – Sun. 9am to 7pm

Location: Gallery, Miles Nadal JCC
750 Spadina Avenue
(at Bloor)

AyeletTsabari In Conversation with Ayelet Tsabari

Spotlight on Israeli Culture presents Join IFOA at Ben McNally Books for a special evening with Ayelet Tsabari, who will be reading from and discussing her short story collection, The Best Place on Earth. Tsabari will be interviewed by Eufemia Fantetti. This FREE event is presented with Koffler Centre of the Arts and Ben McNally Books, as […]

Date: Tuesday, February 3, 2015 - 6:00 PM

Location: Ben McNally Books
366 Bay Street
Toronto, ON
Toronto M5H 4B2

Marathon Marathon

Spotlight on Israeli Culture presents Conceived, Directed & Choreographed by Aharona Israel Text: Aharona Israel, Asa Wolfson Actors / Dancers / Vocals: Ilya Domanov, Merav Dagan, Gal Shamai Music: Udi Berner Costumes: Liat Ezra Stage Design: Aharona Israel Performed in: English & Hebrew Duration: 60 minutes Three figures run in a circle, struggling to continue […]

Date: Wed. Feb. 4 – 7:30pm (English)
Thurs. Feb. 5 – 7:30pm
(Hebrew w/ English subtitles)
Fri. Feb. 6 – 7:30pm (English)

Location: The Theatre Centre
1115 Queen Street West


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