Israel: Small Country. Big Accomplishments.

tlvmarathon Want to check out Tel Aviv? Put on your sneakers and run for it

Non-Israelis running in the Tel Aviv marathon Friday may get a glimpse of the city, but marathon tourism doesn’t leave much room for spontaneity. Enter running tours. Runners from Addis Ababa, Berlin, Istanbul, Paris and Zurich will get a glimpse of Israel’s culture capital during the Tel Aviv marathon Friday, as they run along the […]

February 26, 2015
VIDEO: Apple CEO Tim Cook Tells President Rivlin: ‘We Have Enormous Admiration for Israel’

Apple CEO Tim Cook told Israeli President Reuven Rivlin on Wednesday that his company greatly respects the Jewish state. “We have enormous admiration for Israel not only as a huge ally to the US, but as a place to do business,” Cook said during a meeting with Rivlin at the presidential compound in Jerusalem. He […]

February 26, 2015
TimCookRivlin Apple’s Tim Cook pledges more growth in Israel during meeting with Israeli president

A meeting this week between Apple chief executive Tim Cook and Israeli President Reuven Rivlin reportedly included assurances from Cook that the company intends to continue growing its operations in the region, a large part of which are focused on chip design. “We’ve hired our first individual in Israel in 2011 and we now have […]

February 26, 2015
graph-tlv ‪Tel Aviv is world’s third best “Tech City”

Savills’ research looked at business environment, tech environment, quality of life, talent pool and property affordability to come up with an overall score. Tel Aviv is the third best place in the world for technology business, according to a new report by property consultants Savills. Austin took the top spot, followed by San Francisco. Savills […]

February 25, 2015
bamba Popular snack Bamba may explain why so few Israeli kids are allergic to peanuts

Israeli children suffer from peanut allergies at only one-tenth the rate of Western counterparts with similar genetic backgrounds. Israeli children suffer from peanut allergies at only one-tenth the rate of their Western counterparts with similar genetic backgrounds, and medical researchers think they know the reason: Eating Bamba, an iconic peanut-flavored snack considered a staple of […]

February 25, 2015
Fruit Israelis among the healthiest eaters — study

Israel ranks 9th out of 187 countries in dietary quality, according to a new Lancet medical journal survey A new study in this month’s The Lancet Global Health Journal places the diet of the average Israeli among the healthiest in the world. The study, which looked at dietary habits — both good and bad — of […]

February 25, 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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