Israel: Small Country. Big Accomplishments.

Blackberry-Logo Last, but not least, BlackBerry acquires Israeli R&D center

With the acquisition of WatchDox, the device maker joins Apple, Google, Samsung, and other majors doing development in Israel In a pre-Independence Day “gift” to Israel, Canadian device maker BlackBerry announced Tuesday that it was acquiring Israeli security start-up WatchDox. The deal is worth $100 million, according to industry reports. With the acquisition, the company joins […]

April 24, 2015
Beach Israel ranked 11th happiest country in the world

The annual World Happiness Report published on Thursday by the Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) has ranked Israel as the 11th happiest country in the world in 2014 for the second year in a row. Switzerland was the happiest country on earth in 2014, followed closely by Iceland, Norway, Denmark and Canada. Rounding out the […]

April 24, 2015
science Israeli researchers propose link between gluten and ALS

Team from Tel Aviv Medical Center believes sensitivity to gluten experienced by people with celiac disease could cause a syndrome that looks like Lou Gehrig’s disease. Could sensitivity to gluten cause a syndrome that looks like ALS? Researchers from Israel think it might be possible. But, cautioned senior researcher Dr. Vivian E. Drory in an […]

April 24, 2015
WATCH: The history of Israeli music, lip-synced in a tiny car

An Israeli trio marks Independence Day with a local version of the musical medley video that went viral. Taking a leaf out of the playbook of SketchShe, the Australian trio whose video of American songs through the ages has gone viral with over 23 million views since March, three Israelis are celebrating Independence Day with […]

April 24, 2015
VeganBBQ Vegans celebrate Independence Day with meatless BBQ in Ra’anana

Thousands of people participate in variation of traditional holiday cook-out, substituting schnitzels, hamburgers and hot dogs with soy and mushroom-based lookalikes. Substituting schnitzels, hamburgers and hot dogs with soy and mushroom-based lookalikes, Israel’s vegan population refused to forgo the national tradition of Independence Day barbecues this Thursday. About 4,000 people attended the third annual Vegan […]

April 23, 2015
IMG_20150422_125747 The Foodie List – Tel Aviv bloggers welcome international culinary TV show

By: ‪ Kristof Steiner Camera‬ on, cuz somethin’ is ‪‎cooking‬! I’m excited to share with you the great news – ‪Canada‬’s latest ‪culinary‬ revolution, ‪#‎TheFoodieList‬ ‪TV show‬ is coming to town. Stay tuned‬ for more, foodies of the world, I’m sharing the juicy details.* I’m ‪‎happy‬ and ‪proud‬ to be one of the ‪foodies‬ presenting […]

April 23, 2015
Events

Shlomi_EMAIL_postcard_2015 Motek’s 4th Annual Gala Featuring SOULFIRE Shlomi Shabat LIVE

This May 7th, MOTEK will host the SOUL of Israeli sound, accompanied by a 12-piece ensemble, SHLOMI SHABAT! Doors Open: 7:30 PM Concert 8:00 PM ALL AGES VIP TICKETS ARE AVAILABLE AS AN EXCLUSIVE BENEFIT TO MOTEK’s FAN CLUB MEMBERS (Visit www.motek.cafor more information) Order tickets today at www.motek.ca. *Tickets are tax receiptable as permitted […]

May 7th @7:30PM
Queen Elizabeth Theatre, 190 Princes' Blvd, Toronto
PRAYER Prayer

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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