Israel: Small Country. Big Accomplishments.

VIDEO: Americans try out Israeli snacks

BuzzFeed video shows average Americans nosh on Israelis’ favorite treats, including Bamba, Crembo and Milky. We’re all well aware by now of BuzzFeed’s affinity for intermingling culture and religion, particularly concerning Jews and Israelis. Thus far, we’ve seen Jews decorate Christmas trees and awkwardly explain Christmas, and of course, Christians explain Hanukkah. With their latest […]

January 30, 2015
Brett Favre, Terrell Owens show their goofy sides in Wix’s first Super Bowl ad

What’s Brett Favre been up to lately? It turns out he’s started a charcuterie called Favre and Carve. And Terrell Owens? He’s pushing “T.O.’s Humble Pies.” Franco Harris, known for his “Immaculate Reception” in 1972, is now hosting a wedding site called Immaculate Receptions. That’s the gist of Israeli website creation platform Wix‘s first Super […]

January 30, 2015
SporlightonIsraeliCulture Spotlight on Israeli Culture

Spotlight on Israeli Culture kicks off this weekend with 2 months of exciting events including musical performances, theatre productions, dance pieces, visual arts, films and letters. The lineup features some of the breakthrough talents transforming Israel’s vibrant cultural scene today.  SDM is excited to be a media sponsor this great event, stay tuned for exclusive […]

January 30, 2015
The 55,000-year-old anatomically modern human skull found in the cave. 55,000-year-old human skull uncovered

The rare find indicates that today’s human population originated in Africa and migrated from there c. 65,000 years ago, making it, according to researchers, one of the most important discoveries in the study of human evolution. A team of researchers from the Tel Aviv University, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev and the Israel Antiquities Authority […]

January 29, 2015
ABBA ‘Mamma Mia!’ is returning to Israel

Successful musical based on ABBA songs will arrive in Tel Aviv for 16 shows this August. Good news for ABBA fans: “Mamma Mia!“, the musical based on the successful Swedish pop group’s songs, is returning to Israel this summer. The production will arrive in the Holy Land in August for 16 shows at the Tel […]

January 29, 2015
RivkaCarmi University President Builds Negev Desert School Into Powerhouse

(Bloomberg) — Rivka Carmi says her penchant for short skirts almost torpedoed her chance to become the first woman dean of an Israeli medical faculty. Now she’s the country’s first and only female university president. The pediatric geneticist’s next goal is to turn Ben-Gurion University of the Negev into an internationally recognized research institution and […]

January 29, 2015


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 early career. In 1992, she […]

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

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 part of the Spotlight on […]

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

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

Marathon Marathon

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 as they spiral into the […]

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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