Upcoming Events

National Arts Centre Orchestra

Spotlight on Israeli Culture presents Brahms: Double Concerto Brahms: Piano Concerto No. 2 Pinchas Zukerman, conductor Yefim Bronfman, piano Amanda Forsyth, cello Pinchas Zukerman makes his final Toronto appearance as Music Director of the National Arts Centre Orchestra. The hearty programme presents two Brahms concertos, the first featuring the soloists Zukerman and Principal Cello of […]

Dates: Sat. Feb. 7 – 8pm

Location: Roy Thomson Hall
60 Simcoe Street

The Matchmaker

Spotlight on Israeli Culture presents Israel 2010, 122 mins Hebrew with English subtitles Director: Avi Nesher Cast: Adir Miller, Maya Dagan, Dror Keren It’s Haifa in the summer of ’68. Sixteen-year-old Arik finds himself working for a mysterious matchmaker, a survivor. This is 1960s Israeli society, where echoes of the Holocaust meet the summer of […]

Date: Sun. Feb. 15 – 4:00pm & 7:30pm

Location: Al Green Theatre
Miles Nadal JCC
750 Spadina Avenue

Apples from the Desert

Spotlight on Israeli Culture presents Written by Savyon Liebrecht Translated by Shir Freibach Winner of Israel’s Best Play Award, 2006 A poignant drama about love and reconciliation adapted by one of Israel’s most beloved authors from her own short story, this hit Israeli play follows the young Sephardic Rivka, a religious teenager, who falls for […]

Dates: Sun. Mar. 8 – 2pm

Location: The Gallery Lounge
Toronto Centre for the Arts
5040 Yonge Street

Diwan Saz Interfaith Ensemble

Spotlight on Israeli Culture presents Diwan Saz is a multicultural group made up of Jewish, Muslim, Christian and Bedouin musicians, who perform ancient music from Central Asia, Turkey, Persia, and the Holy Land. The melodies and texts incorporate the spirit and music of Sufism and the musical heritage of the Holy Land. Diwan Saz explores […]

Dates: Thurs. Mar. 12, 8:00pm

Location: Aga Khan Museum Auditorium
77 Wynford Drive

Israeli Film Series

Spotlight on Israeli Culture presents The Israeli Film Series will present “Aviva, My Love” and “Jellyfish”, stories that have one distinct and dynamic leitmotif – a main female character, built and developed within complex emotional and social realities which are unique to each story. Each film in the series is a compelling artistic exploration of […]


Aviva, My Love
Mon. Mar. 16 – 5:30pm
Discussion to follow

Mon. Mar. 23 – 5:30pm
Discussion to follow

Location: Elizabeth Beeton Auditorium
Toronto Reference Library
789 Yonge Street

Israeli Jazz Showcase

Spotlight on Israeli Culture presents Kobi Hass Quartet Guy Mintus Trio Anat Cohen Quartet Toronto Downtown Jazz is pleased to present the second annual Israeli Jazz Showcase, this year featuring outstanding Israeli artists from at home and abroad. Toronto-based Kobi Hass leads a quartet of local musicians; New York-based pianist Guy Mintus leads a trio […]

Date: Wed. Mar. 18 – 6:30 pm

Location: The Rex Jazz and Blues Bar
194 Queen Street West