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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
Screen Shot 2015-03-30 at 2.34.52 PM Awesome SDM Green Event at Ryerson U

SDM hosted an event at Ryerson U featuring a tree installation made out of non-recyclable plastic bags. In exchange for bringing in bags, students received a reusable grocery bag with a I<3TLV planter box to plant their own tree, and an info card about green technology in Israel.

March 30, 2015
solar-edge-ipo_500_326 SolarEdge Surges in Trading Debut as IPO Raises $126 Million

(Bloomberg) — SolarEdge Technologies Inc., a maker of components for photovoltaic systems, surged in its trading debut after raising $126 million in an initial public offering. SolarEdge jumped 15 percent to $20.70 at the close in New York, after pricing 7 million shares at $18. The company is trading on the Nasdaq Global Select Market […]

March 27, 2015
f100426ns05-635x357 Extended daylight savings a major gain to economy

Israel saved NIS 100 million (about $25 million) over past 2 years as result of lower electricty use The Israeli economy has saved an estimated NIS 100 million (about $25 million) in the past two years as a result of the extension of daylight savings time in the corresponding period. In 2013, the Knesset passed legislation extending daylight savings […]

March 27, 2015
OutBrain Outbrain teams with ESPN

ESPN will bring Outbrain’s content recommendations to its digital audience of 116 million unique visitors per month. Israeli company Outbrain has signed a multi-year deal with ESPN to deliver sponsored content recommendations to its users around the world, while taking advantage of Outbrain’s real-time analytics and insights capabilities. The agreement will enable ESPN to fully […]

March 27, 2015


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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