Israel: Small Country. Big Accomplishments.

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
Saturn Elusive answer to length of Saturn’s day reached with TAU, Weizmann team

Team finds the length of day of Saturn to be 10 hours, 32 minutes and 45 seconds. Israeli scientists have solved the longtime puzzle of when the sun rises on the planet Saturn. Planetary sciences experts at Tel Aviv University and the Weizmann Institute of Science in Rehovot published a paper on the matter in […]

March 26, 2015
GalGadotGucci Gal Gadot is the new face of Gucci fragrance

Israeli ‘Wonder Woman’ wins prestigious campaign previously advertised by Hollywood stars Blake Lively and James Franco. Ever since she landed the role of Wonder Woman in “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice,” Gal Gadot has been unstoppable, keeping herself busy with new and exciting projects. The Israeli model and actress, who will celebrate her 30th […]

March 26, 2015
Microsoft-Haifa Microsoft inaugurates new Haifa R&D center

The new building houses 150 engineers and Microsoft is recruiting dozens more employees in Israel. 24 years after selecting Haifa for its first R&D center outside the US, Microsoft is inaugurating a new R&D center in the city on the Matam Park site, owned by Bayside Land Corp. Ltd.(Gav Yam) (TASE: BYSD1). The new building […]

March 26, 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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