Israel: Small Country. Big Accomplishments.

WazeAmberAlert Waze now alerts you to nearby child abductions

Waze is mostly meant to help you avoid traffic snarls and speed traps, but it’s now performing a valuable public service. Effective immediately, the navigation app will notify you about AMBER Alerts for abducted children wherever you’re driving. Stop for at least 10 seconds and you’ll get details for both the victims and any vehicles […]

March 5, 2015
Purim in Tel Aviv: Then and Now

From parties to parades, carnivals and more, Purim has always been a time to celebrate. We at SDM dug up a few pictures from both long ago and more recently of Purim in Tel Aviv. Then: Now: Want to do something fun this Purim in Tel Aviv? Here are some awesome events happening around town: […]

March 5, 2015
13 Stem-cell Therapy for ALS, Diabetes

Israel’s Kadimastem is testing its technology for differentiating pluripotent stem cells into a range of functional human cells. A new stem-cell technology with the potential to treat neurodegenerative diseases including amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is now in development by the Israel Prize laureate responsible for the blockbuster multiple sclerosis (MS) drug Rebif. Prof. Michel Revel’s […]

March 4, 2015
Beit-Hamishalot-635x357 HBO gobbles up Israeli TV drama

Soap Beit HaMishalot, about a psychiatrist who makes client’s dreams come true, set to get an American makeover American cable network HBO acquired Israeli television show “Beit HaMishalot,” or House of Wishes, Israel Hayom reported Tuesday, joining a list of other popular Hebrew shows being reproduced for American audiences. The drama follows a clinical psychiatrist who […]

March 4, 2015
Waze Waze Added To Google’s Mobile Services Package

The Israeli-invented crowdsourced navigation application Waze will now be included as an integral part of Google’s Mobile Services, the pre-installation software package that Google offers to Android users. The new designation will join Google Maps, Google Chat (now known has ‘Hangouts’) and Google Drive as part of the pre-installed apps on Google-powered devices. Read more […]

March 4, 2015
The Israelis Behind The Wildly Successful ‘Pebble Time’ Smartwatch

It’s only been a week since Pebble began its new crowdfunding campaign for the second-generation of its smartwatches, ‘Pebble Time’ and the company has already raised a colossal $12 million dollars—an amount that is expected to skyrocket following today’s announcement of a sleeker version of the watch ‘Pebble Time Steel.’ With the tremendous success of […]

March 3, 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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