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02/11/2015

BEIT AVI CHAI


Schedule
November - December 2015

Time

Event

Details

Admission

Sunday, November
1, 5:00 PM

Lunar Legends

The First Rain: A Play for


the Month of Cheshvan
When the rain doesnt fall,
Nakdimon signs a deal and
gets into trouble.

Admission: 20
NIS for children,
free for
accompanying
adult

Monthly
performances for
parents and
children
The First Rain

Geared to children age 4


8 years old
Director: Brachi Lifshitz

Advance
reservations are
advised

Cast: Galit Tzabari, Eran


Kraus
Sunday, November
1, 7:30 PM, 8:30 PM

Dance in the Room Following Between


Heaven and Earth's
Between Heaven
and Earth Festival collaborative [Ibid, Ibid]
project at Beit Avi Chai,
a Collection of
we present a collection of
Dance Works
dance works inspired by
Jewish texts that were
created especially for the
rooms at Beit Avi Chai.
These works are first
fruits: a short refreshing
creation; four aspects of
the body expressing a
landscape and place.
Using original media,
these creative works
explore the connections
between the body and
surrounding
environments, and the

Tickets for
performances:
Between Heaven
and Earth
website:
www.docodance.
com Phone: 026244582

One show: 20 NIS


Two shows: 30
NIS
Three shows: 40
NIS
Four shows: 50
NIS

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place that a person's body
fantasizes to be in.
Room 102
Tsipi Nir What You Get.
Created and performed by
Tsipi Nir
Room 104
Maayan Liebman-Sharon,
Shirel Safra 2D 3D.
Created and performed by
Maayan Liebman-Sharon
and Shirel Safra
Dancer and partner: Liron
Peles
Sunday, November
1, 8:00 PM, 9:00 PM

Dance in the Room Following Between


Heaven and Earth's
Between Heaven
and Earth Festival collaborative [Ibid, Ibid]
project at Beit Avi Chai,
a Collection of
we present a collection of
Dance Works
dance works inspired by
Jewish texts that were
created especially for the
rooms at Beit Avi Chai.
These works are first
fruits: a short refreshing
creation; four aspects of
the body expressing a
landscape and place.
Using original media,
these creative works
explore the connections
between the body and
surrounding
environments, and the
place that a person's body
fantasizes to be in.

Tickets for
performances:
Between Heaven
and Earth
website:
www.docodance.
com Phone: 026244582

One show: 20 NIS


Two shows: 30
NIS
Three shows: 40
NIS
Four shows: 50
NIS

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Room 102
Orit Shaul Wild Culture
Created and performed by
Orit Shaul
Room 104
Tamar Mayzlish and Noa
Atar Want to be There
Created and performed by
Tamar Mayzlish and Noa
Atar
Sunday, November
1, 8:00 PM

Practical Halacha
Halacha in Israeli
Society in the 21st
Century
First session

The Halacha is a legal


system that shapes and
directs all aspects of
religious Jewish life.
Halacha has also been
known to cause conflict
and debate in the State of
Israel.
This series will unravel
issues of Halacha vis--vis
the State of Israel and
address the ways in which
Halacha deals with
challenges facing Israeli
society in the 21st century.
Editor and Moderator: Dr.
Avinoam Rosenak,
Hebrew University of
Jerusalem
The Rabbinate and New
Israeli Judaism
How do we address the
Rabbi as a decider of
Jewish law vs. a secular
society not interested in
Rabbinic-based law? What
is the profile of the
religious, cultural and
judicial leader in Israeli
society? And can Sephardi

Entrance is free,
subject to
availability.
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Judaism provide us with a
new Rabbinic model?
With:
Author Yoav Sorek, author
of The Israeli Covenant,
Rabbi Ilay Ofran, Rabbi of
Kibbutz Yavneh
Monday, November
2, 5:00 PM

Lunar Legends
Monthly
performances for
parents and
children
The First Rain

The First Rain: A Play for


the Month of Cheshvan
When the rain doesnt fall,
Nakdimon signs a deal and
gets into trouble.
Geared to children age 4
8 years old
Director: Brachi Lifshitz

Admission: 20
NIS for children,
free for
accompanying
adult
Advance
reservations are
advised

Cast: Galit Tzabari, Eran


Kraus
Tuesday, November

3, 8:00 PM

The People of
Bereishit
Scripture. Midrash.
Literature.
Cain

Characters from the Book


of Genesis in Midrash and
Aggadah, Literature and
Poetry.
With: Author Haim Beer
and Prof. Hananel Mack
During the time in which
the Book of Genesis is
read, an in-depth study of
six of its major characters
and the way in which their
identities are reflected in
the worlds of Midrash and
Aggadah as well as in
contemporary literature
and poetry.

Entrance is free,
subject to
availability.
Tickets may be
reserved in
advanced
The event will be
broadcast live on
the Beit Avi Chai
website

In this session: Cain


Wednesday,
November 4, 8:00

Talmudic Sages
Confront the

How did Talmudic sages


interact with popular
beliefs and behaviour that

Entrance is free,
subject to
availability.

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PM

World: Beyond the


Walls of the
Rabbinic Academy
Final session

frequently transcended
the strictly defined
worldview of the Beit
Midrash?
Prof. Isaiah Gafni, The Sol
Rosenbloom Professor
Emeritus of Jewish
History, The Hebrew
University of Jerusalem.
Rabbinic Attitudes and
Interaction with
Christianity

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Were the sages


conversant with the
emerging theological and
social ideas embraced by
the Church in its formative
stages, and how did they
choose to address this
phenomenon?
Wednesday,
November 4, 9:00
PM

70s Shows
The Beat Bands

They say it was happy


here before I was born
A Musical Tribute to a
Lively Decade of Israeli
Music
The delightful 70s will be
well remembered in the
history of the young
country as the period in
which fashion began to
blossom, and beat music
as well as overseas
influences seeped into
the up-and-coming Israeli
music scene. Artists and
bands that emerged and
played in this decade have
stood the test of time and
their songs have become
part of our national

Tickets may be
reserved in
advanced

The program will


take place in
English

The event will be


broadcast live on
the Beit Avi Chai
website

Admission: 60
NIS. Student: 20
NIS

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playlist. These four shows
will provide a glimpse into
the colorful Israeli musical
world.
The Beat Bands Hemi Rudner hosts the
Djamchid Sisters for a
magical journey back to
the start of Israeli Rock
to the moments and tunes
that won over Israelis.
Wednesday,
November 11, 8:00
PM

Kicking Off the


Month
Rosh Chodesh
Kislev: Shimon

In the month of Kislev the


focus will be on Jacobs
second son and the tribe
he established. A
discussion of Shimons last
will and the status of his
tribe's land, the Negev, in
Israeli consciousness.

Entrance is free,
subject to
availability.
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reserved in
advanced

Moderator: Journalist Tal


Rosner

The event will be


broadcast live on
the Beit Avi Chai
website

With:
Prof. Avigdor Shinan,
Hebrew University and
Beit Avi Chai, on Shimons
Last Will
Prof. Zeev Tzachor, BenGurion University of the
Negev and the Sapir
Academic College, on the
Negev in Zionist
Consciousness
Singalong: Yossi Lev
Communal singing: Michal
Naveh
Thursday, November

Words of Volume

12, 8:30 PM
Dikla

Artists Sing Their Own


Songs and Songs of Other
Poets and Songwriters

Admission: 60
NIS. Student: 20
NIS

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A new series of
performances delving the
depths of sound and lyrics,
in which artists perform
their popular songs and
interact with the songs of
those who inspire their
work.
In each performance,
artists focus on an
influential poet or
songwriter. Alongside
their own repertoire,
special arrangements of
their chosen writer's
music with their own
personal interpretation
will also be performed.
Dikla sings her songs and
the songs of Haviva Fadia
Sunday, November
15, 8:00 PM

Practical Halacha
Halacha in Israeli
Society in the 21st
Century second
session

The Halacha is a legal


system that shapes and
directs all aspects of
religious Jewish life.
Halacha has also been
known to cause conflict
and debate in the State of
Israel.
This series will unravel
issues of Halacha vis--vis
the State of Israel and
address the ways in which
Halacha deals with
challenges facing Israeli
society in the 21st century.
Editor and Moderator: Dr.
Avinoam Rosenak,
Hebrew University of
Jerusalem
The Familys Changing

Entrance is free,
subject to
availability.
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Boundaries
How can one define the
concept of family that
has undergone drastic
changes in recent years
and includes new
approaches, which are
different from the classic
family structure? How
does Halacha cope with
these changes? Can it
accept them?
With:
Halachist Malka
Puterkovsky
Rabbi Tamar Elad
Appelbaum, Zion: Eretz
Yisraeli Community
Monday, November
16, 5:00 PM

Lunar Legends
Monthly
performances for
parents and
children
The People of
Chelm and the
Moon

The People of Chelm and


the Moon:
A Play for the Month of
Kislev
In an attempt to
overcome the darkness,
the people of Chelm chase
after the light of the
moon.
Geared to children age 4
8 years old
Director: Brachi Lifshitz

Admission: 20
NIS for children,
free for
accompanying
adult
Advance
reservations are
advised

Cast: Galit Tzabari, Eran


Kraus and Avia Brosh
Monday, November
16, 8:00 PM

The Weekly
Portion in Film
A Cinematic Look
at the Weekly
Portion
Dreams

How are the heroes and


themes of the weekly
Torah portion presented
in Israeli and international
cinema?
A refreshing look at timely
and timeless topics.
Dreams

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A Cinematic Perspective
on the Portion of
Vayeitze
The dream of Jacobs
Ladder, which appears in
this week's portion, is one
of the fundamental events
in the history of the
Jewish people. Like other
dreams in the Tanach, it
bears critical importance
yet we are called to
approach dreams with a
certain skepticism since
dreams speak
falsehood. Are dreams
true or false? How does
cinema cope with
dreams? This session we
will focus on examples of
notable dreams in film,
from David Lynch and
Hitchcock through to
Michel Gondry. We will
also ask whether the
entire cinematic
experience is nothing but
one big organized dream.
Moderator: Doron Fishler,
film critic, Ein HaDag
website editor
Tuesday, November
17, 5:00 PM

Lunar Legends
Monthly
performances for
parents and
children
The People of
Chelm and the
Moon

The People of Chelm and


the Moon:
A Play for the Month of
Kislev
In an attempt to
overcome the darkness,
the people of Chelm chase
after the light of the
moon.
Geared to children age 4
8 years old

Entrance is free,
subject to
availability.
Tickets may be
reserved in
advanced

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Director: Brachi Lifshitz
Cast: Galit Tzabari, Eran
Kraus and Avia Brosh
Tuesday, November
17, 8:00 PM

The People of
Bereishit
Scripture. Midrash.
Literature.
Noah

Characters from the Book


of Genesis in Midrash and
Aggadah, Literature and
Poetry.
With: Author Haim Beer
and Prof. Hananel Mack
During the time in which
the Book of Genesis is
read, an in-depth study of
six of its major characters
and the way in which their
identities are reflected in
the worlds of Midrash and
Aggadah as well as in
contemporary literature
and poetry.

Entrance is free,
subject to
availability.
Tickets may be
reserved in
advanced
The event will be
broadcast live on
the Beit Avi Chai
website

In this session: Noah


Wednesday,

November 18, 8:00


PM

The Ruined House


An Evening in
Honor of Reuven
Namdars Book
Winner of The
Sapir Prize, 2015

Andrew Cohen, professor


and international
authority on Comparative
Culture, a handsome,
elegant and striking man,
is the embodiment of the
contemporary New York
experience, successful and
smug. However sudden
mystic hallucinations burst
into his consciousness:
inexplicable dreams and
nightmares about the
Tabernacle and the
Priestly service in the
Temple in Jerusalem,
exposing cracks in his
seemingly perfect life,
causing the suave
professor to have a

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breakdown of
psychological and
theological proportions.
Program:
[ABY12] :

Introduction: Dr. Avinoam


Rosenak
Writer Reuven Namdar in
discussion with Bilha Ben
Eliyahu, Kerem Institute
Jerusalem, David Yellin
College
Music: Ira Shiran and
Amitai Mann
Wednesday,
November 18, 9:00
PM

70s Shows

They say it was happy


here before I was born
Songwriters Songs A Musical Tribute to a
Lively Decade of Israeli
Music
The delightful 70s will be
well remembered in the
history of the young
country as the period in
which fashion began to
blossom, and nightclubs
and beat music as well
as overseas influences
seeped into the up-andcoming Israeli music
scene. Artists and bands
that emerged and played
in this decade have stood
the test of time and their
songs have become part
of our national playlist.
These four shows will
provide a glimpse into the
colorful Israeli musical
world.
Songwriters Songs
- The Victor Jackson Show

Admission: 60
NIS. Student: 20
NIS

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Thursday,
November 19, 5:00
PM

Lunar Legends
Monthly
performances for
parents and
children
The People of
Chelm and the
Moon

pays tribute to the songs


of the great songwriters
composed in rented
apartments in the 70s.
The People of Chelm and
the Moon:
A Play for the Month of
Kislev
In an attempt to
overcome the darkness,
the people of Chelm chase
after the light of the
moon.
Geared to children age 4
8 years old
Director: Brachi Lifshitz

Admission: 20
NIS for children,
free for
accompanying
adult
Advance
reservations are
advised

Cast: Galit Tzabari, Eran


Kraus and Avia Brosh
Sunday, November
22, 5:00 PM

Lunar Legends
Monthly
performances for
parents and
children
The People of
Chelm and the
Moon

The People of Chelm and


the Moon:
A Play for the Month of
Kislev
In an attempt to
overcome the darkness,
the people of Chelm chase
after the light of the
moon.
Geared to children age 4
8 years old
Director: Brachi Lifshitz

Admission: 20
NIS for children,
free for
accompanying
adult
Advance
reservations are
advised

Cast: Galit Tzabari, Eran


Kraus and Avia Brosh
Monday, November
23, 5:00 PM

Lunar Legends
Monthly
performances for
parents and
children
The People of
Chelm and the
Moon

The People of Chelm and


the Moon:
A Play for the Month of
Kislev
In an attempt to
overcome the darkness,
the people of Chelm chase
after the light of the
moon.
Geared to children age 4
8 years old

Admission: 20
NIS for children,
free for
accompanying
adult
Advance
reservations are
advised

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Director: Brachi Lifshitz
Cast: Galit Tzabari, Eran
Kraus and Avia Brosh
Monday, November
23, 8:30 PM

The Israeli Portion


Parshat Vayishlach

A monthly discussion of
well-known and more
obscure ancient texts
about the Land of Israel
relating to the weekly
Torah portion and
contemporary Israeli
society.

Entrance is free,
subject to
availability.
Tickets may be
reserved in
advanced

The event will be


broadcast live on
the Beit Avi Chai
Parshat Vayishlach:
Christianity and Crusaders website
Editor and Moderator:
Prof. Avigdor Shinan

Tuesday, November
24, 8:00 PM

Shtissel
Screening and
Discussion In Time
for the Second
Season

With: Yisca Harani,


lecturer and advisor
Shulom and Akiva Shtissel
(Dovale Glickman and
Michael Aloni), father and
son, are still sharing the
same apartment at the
edge of Meah Shearim,
the same cynical humor
and the same search for
love and motherly warmth
in a cold world.
Nocham and Libi land in
Israel after many years
abroad. Nocham is
Shuloms younger brother
and Libi, his beautiful
daughter, becomes the
focus of Akivas love.
Nocham and Shulom,
loving and hating each
other, fight between
themselves for their
mothers love and their
childrens future.

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Somewhere deep inside,
beneath all the layers of
humor and cynical jibes,
lies a great love.
A screening of the first
episode of the season,
followed by a discussion
with the creators.
With:
Yuval Rivlin, Film
Researcher
Series creators Ori Elon
and Yehonatan Indursky
Admission: 60
NIS. Students: 30
NIS

Composer and arranger


Gilad Efrat with his
ensemble and singer Ilana
Eliya in a tribute evening
to the work of composer
and songwriter Emanuel
Zamir, the troubadour of
Hebrew song, to mark 90
years since his birth.
Singer Din Din Aviv will
join the performance.
Together they will sing
Zamirs Folk and
Canaanite-European songs
in classic and modern
ethnic arrangements,
especially created for this
evening.
Zamir, also known as the
father of Shepherds'
Songs, viewed it as his
mission to disseminate
Hebrew song. Among his
songs: Debka Hamor,

A Tribute to
Emanuel Zamir
The Gilad Efrat
Ensemble with
Ilana Eliya and Din
Din Aviv

Tuesday, November
24, 8:30 PM

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BeArvot Lachish, Erev
Sach, Ruach Yam VeHod
Galim, Beer BaSadeh, the
Nachal anthem and many
more.
Admission: 50
NIS. Students: 30
NIS

Shirhagira Entrance is free,


subject to
availability.
Tickets may be
reserved in
advanced

The closing event


will be broadcast
live on the Beit
Avi Chai website

Devoted to Russian
literature and language
among Jewish authors and
poets writing in Israel and
Russia, and moderated by
Prof. Roman Katsman of
Bar-Ilan University.
Throughout the day,
sessions with some of the
best writers in Israel and
Russia; with award
winning author Liudmila
Ulitskaya from Moscow;
the Matanel Prize winner,
a young and promising
author writing in Russian;
the young generation of
writers; and with poets,
authors and editors Igor
Bialsky, Michael
Grobman, Miriam
Gamburd, Irina VerobelGolovkina (Grobman),
Gali-Dana and Nekuda
Zinger, Mikhail Yudson,
Elizaveta Mikhailichenko,
Yury Nesis, Dennis
Sobolev, David Rozenson
and Victoria Reicher.
8pm: The Kisufim
Festival's Closing Event: A
Family Story
Liudmila Ulitskaya
(Russian), Gabi
Gleichmann (Norwegian),
Etgar Keret, Gabi Avigor-

Kisufim: Sympathy
and Strangeness
The Jerusalem
Conference of
Jewish Poets and
Writers

Thursday,
November 26, 8:00
PM

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Rotem and Nava Semel.
Five authors discuss the
influence of the Jewish
family story in their
literary works. On the
tension between their
Jewish identity and their
environment, as it
expresses itself and
impacts their writing.
The conversation will
bring the difference and
similarity between the
biographical story of
Liudmila Ulitskaya from
Russia and Gabi
Gleichmann, born in
Hungary but writing in
Norwegian; Etgar Keret,
born in Israel with a short
family story; Gabi AvigorRotem with an uplifting
multi-generational, multicontinental story; and
Nava Semel whose family
story has already become
part of the Israeli
narrative.
10pm: Shirhagira
Generation 1.5 young
Russian speakers read
immigration poetry
The evening is in
partnership with
Generation 1.5.
Readings and music of the
generation of young poets
and writers, children of
the large Aliyah of the
1990s.
Moderator: Alex Rif

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*Program subject to
change
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The Halacha is a legal


system that shapes and
directs all aspects of
religious Jewish life.
Halacha has also been
known to cause conflict
and debate in the State of
Israel.

Practical Halacha
Halacha in Israeli
Society in the 21st
Century Third
session

Sunday, November
29, 8:00 PM

This series will unravel


issues of Halacha vis--vis
the State of Israel and
address the ways in which
Halacha deals with
challenges facing Israeli
society in the 21st century.
Editor and Moderator: Dr.
Avinoam Rosenak,
Hebrew University of
Jerusalem
Halachic Infertility and
Menstrual Laws
Renewed Thinking
Does obeying the Halacha
influence and woman's
pregnancy? Do Halachic
stringencies pose
dangers? Are there
solutions through Halachic
means?
With:
Dr. Daniel Rosenak,
Hadassah Medical Center
Rabbi Shlomo Hecht,
Director of Beit Hillel
organization
Entrance is free,
subject to

More than 100 years have


passed since the

Oh, Aggadah!
Bialik, Sefer

Tuesday, December
1, 5:30 PM

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publication of Sefer
HaAggadah, edited by
Bialik and Ravnitzki.
This remarkable
publication sought to
make the treasures of
Jewish wisdom accessible
to all, giving Jewish
wisdom life outside the
confines of the Beit
Midrash.
The success of this goal
continues to illuminate
and provide knowledge
and inspiration for
readers, writers and
artists.
The Oh, Aggadah!
exhibition provides an
understanding of the
relevance and meaning of
Sefer HaAggadah to
contemporary times:
spinning the thread from
its first edition through its
most recent publication,
edited by Prof. Avigdor
Shinan. Israeli artists
display their work, dealing
with the tension and
renewed bonds between
the religious and secular
societies. In addition, the
exhibition opens a
window to the world of
Aggadah for young people
using modern techniques,
illustrations and film clips.
The "Oh, Aggadah!"
exhibition is in association
with Bialik House in Tel

HaAggadah and Us
Exhibition Opening

02/11/2015
Aviv.

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The event will be
broadcast live on
the Beit Avi Chai
website

[ABY13] :

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Curator: David Ivgi


Characters from the Book
of Genesis in Midrash and
Aggadah, Literature and
Poetry.
With: Author Haim Beer
and Prof. Hananel Mack
During the time in which
the Book of Genesis is
read, an in-depth study of
six of its major characters
and the way in which their
identities are reflected in
the worlds of Midrash and
Aggadah as well as in
contemporary literature
and poetry.
In this session: Heroes of
the Binding of Isaac
On the tensions and
relationships in the
story and life
appearing in two of Amos
Ozs classic works: The
Same Sea and A Tale of
Love and Darkness.
The first in a series of
lectures dealing with
prominent
autobiographies in
contemporary Hebrew
literature. The lecture will
examine biography as the
starting and focal points
for the act of creation.
The lecture will be
accompanied by clips from
the film A Tale of Love

The People of
Bereishit

Tuesday, December

1, 8:00 PM

Scripture. Midrash.
Literature.
Heroes of the
Binding of Isaac

Story, Life
Amos Oz
Autobiography as a
Work of Art

Wednesday,
December 2, 8:00
PM

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Admission: 60
NIS. Student: 20
NIS

and Darkness (Natalie


Portman, 2015, 95 min.)
Lecturer: Bilha Ben
Eliyahu, Kerem Institute
Jerusalem, David Yellin
College
They say it was happy
here before I was born
A Musical Tribute to a
Lively Decade of Israeli
Music

70s Shows
Middle Eastern
Sounds

Wednesday,
December 2, 9:00
PM

The delightful 70s will be


well remembered in the
history of the young
country as the period in
which fashion began to
blossom, and beat music
as well as overseas
influences seeped into
the up-and-coming Israeli
music scene. Artists and
bands that emerged and
played in this decade have
stood the test of time and
their songs have become
part of our national
playlist. These four shows
will provide a glimpse into
the colorful Israeli musical
world.
Middle Eastern Sounds Liron Amram & the
Panthers in a tribute to
the great Middle Eastern
stars who broke into the
Israeli consciousness with
a rare and beautiful Israeli
combination instruments
and sounds from the East
and the West.
Entrance is free,
subject to
availability.

Haiku is the shortest form A Slow Blink of an


Eye
of poetry in the world.
Haiku originates in the Zen

Thursday,
December 3, 9:00

02/11/2015
Tickets may be
reserved in
advanced

doctrine and Japan and


more recently is becoming
popular in Hebrew. An
encounter with Haiku
writers and translators.

An Evening
Devoted to
Hebrew Haiku
Poetry

PM

Light of Chanukah

Tuesday, December
8, 10:00 AM, 12:30
PM, 3:00 PM

Editor and Moderator:


Amichai Chasson
With:
Alex Ben-Ari, Liat Kaplan,
Yonadav Kaplun

Admission:
First child 40 NIS,
every additional
child 30 NIS.
Accompanying
adult free of
charge.

Music: End of West


Hila Lahav and Marina
Tushich
Through stations,
characters and clues, the
children discover the past,
Chanukah and light
Yael and Yonatan arrive in
Jerusalem the day before
Chanukah to visit their
grandfather. Jerusalem is
cold and they become
bored: there arent any
smart devices or Internet
to while away the time.
Suddenly the lights go
dark. Frightened, Yael and
Yonatan wait for lights but
it turns out its not that
simple
Under cover of darkness,
the children travel on a
journey in time, to the
Jerusalem of their
grandfathers childhood.
Together with the
audience they pass
through stations, meet
characters, gather clues
and learn new things
about light, Chanukah and

A Play and a
Journey in Time

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their grandfather.
Length of play: Approx. 90
mins (including moving
through interactive
stations)
Ages: 4 years old and
older
*Recommended for
grandparents to
accompany their
grandchildren.
Admission:
First child 40 NIS,
every additional
child 30 NIS.
Accompanying
adult free of
charge.

Through stations,
characters and clues, the
children discover the past,
Chanukah and light
Yael and Yonatan arrive in
Jerusalem the day before
Chanukah to visit their
grandfather. Jerusalem is
cold and they become
bored: there arent any
smart devices or Internet
to while away the time.
Suddenly the lights go
dark. Frightened, Yael and
Yonatan wait for lights but
it turns out its not that
simple
Under cover of darkness,
the children travel on a
journey in time, to the
Jerusalem of their
grandfathers childhood.
Together with the
audience they pass
through stations, meet
characters, gather clues
and learn new things
about light, Chanukah and
their grandfather.
Length of play: Approx. 90

Light of Chanukah
A Play and a
Journey in Time

Wednesday,
December 9, 10:00
AM, 12:30 PM, 3:00
PM

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mins (including moving
through interactive
stations)
Ages: 4 years old and
older
*Recommended for
grandparents to
accompany their
grandchildren.
Admission:
First child 40 NIS,
every additional
child 30 NIS.
Accompanying
adult free of
charge.

Through stations,
characters and clues, the
children discover the past,
Chanukah and light
Yael and Yonatan arrive in
Jerusalem the day before
Chanukah to visit their
grandfather. Jerusalem is
cold and they become
bored: there arent any
smart devices or Internet
to while away the time.
Suddenly the lights go
dark. Frightened, Yael and
Yonatan wait for lights but
it turns out its not that
simple
Under cover of darkness,
the children travel on a
journey in time, to the
Jerusalem of their
grandfathers childhood.
Together with the
audience they pass
through stations, meet
characters, gather clues
and learn new things
about light, Chanukah and
their grandfather.
Length of play: Approx. 90
mins (including moving
through interactive

Light of Chanukah
A Play and a
Journey in Time

Thursday,
December 10, 10:00
AM, 12:30 PM, 3:00
PM

02/11/2015
stations)
Ages: 4 years old and
older
*Recommended for
grandparents to
accompany their
grandchildren.
Admission: 60
NIS. Student: 30
NIS

The event will be


broadcast live on
the Beit Avi Chai
website

The month of Tevet will be


devoted to the character
of Levi and his priestly
descendants. In honor of
Chanukah, an examination
of the image of the
Hasmonean priests and
focus on the images of
priesthood in Jewish art.

Kicking off the


Month

Sunday, December
13, 8:00 PM

Rosh Chodesh
Tevet: Levi

Moderator: Clinical
Psychologist Avner
HaCohen
With:
Rachel Sarfati, Curator of
the Jewish Art and Culture
Division at the Israel
Museum, on TempleYah Images of Temple
and Priesthood in Jewish
Art in the Middle Ages.
Prof. Eyal Regev,
Department of Eretz Israel
and Archeological Studies,
Bar-Ilan University, on the
Hasmoneans, High Priests
and Religious Leaders of
the Jewish people.
Singalong: Michal Nave
Entrance is free,
subject to
availability.
Tickets may be
reserved in

Moses: A Moral Leader


How does Moses
introductory chapter, in
which he is depicted both

Biblical Leader

Monday, December
14, 9:00 PM

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advanced
The program will
take place in
English.

as a helpless infant and as


a fiery young man, explain
why he is chosen to lead
the people out of Egypt?

First session

Dr. Yael Ziegler

Entrance is free,
subject to
availability.
Tickets may be
reserved in
advanced
The event will be
broadcast live on
the Beit Avi Chai
website


,
[ABY14] :

Entrance is free,
subject to
availability.
Tickets may be
reserved in
advanced

Characters from the Book


of Genesis in Midrash and
Aggadah, Literature and
Poetry.
With: Author Haim Beer
and Prof. Hananel Mack

The People of
Bereishit

Tuesday, December

15, 8:00 PM

Scripture. Midrash.
Literature.
Rachel

During the time in which


the Book of Genesis is
read, an in-depth study of
six of its major characters
and the way in which their
identities are reflected in
the worlds of Midrash and
Aggadah as well as in
contemporary literature
and poetry.
In this session: Rachel
Eliezer ben Yehuda
dedicated his life to
restoring Hebrew to its
rightful place as a spoken
language and yet, was
very active in other areas.
A journalist, educator and
visionary who dreamed of
a Jewish State years
before the first Zionist
Congress, Ben Yehuda
formulated a secular
Israeli identity in an
environment that was

Beyond the Word


An Evening
Devoted to Eliezer
ben Yehuda and his
Work

Wednesday,
December 16, 8:00
PM

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mostly traditional and
conservative.
From his familys
memories, writings and
letters, we will shake the
dust off Ben Yehudas
image and examine how,
almost 100 years after his
premature passing, the
first Hebrew secular Jew is
alive in our language and
consciousness.
Editor and moderator:
Yuval Rivlin
With: Ruvik Rosenthal
and Jehoiachin
Friedlander.
Music: David Lavi
Admission: 60
NIS. Student: 20
NIS

They say it was happy


here before I was born
A Musical Tribute to a
Lively Decade of Israeli
Music
The delightful 70s will be
well remembered in the
history of the young
country as the period in
which fashion began to
blossom, and beat music
as well as overseas
influences seeped into
the up-and-coming Israeli
music scene. Artists and
bands that emerged and
played in this decade have
stood the test of time and
their songs have become
part of our national

70s Shows
The Womens
Years

Wednesday,
December 16, 9:00
PM

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playlist. These four shows
will provide a glimpse into
the colorful Israeli musical
world.
The Womens Years - The
Hazelnuts with their
versions of the great
female performers: the
women singers,
producers, composers and
songwriters behind the
sounds that made the
decade.

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The Oh, Aggadah!
exhibition provides an
understanding of the
relevance and meaning of
Sefer HaAggadah to
contemporary times:
spinning the thread from
its first edition through its
most recent publication,
edited by Prof. Avigdor
Shinan. Israeli artists
display their work, dealing
with the tension and
renewed bonds between
the religious and secular
societies. In addition, the
exhibition opens a
window to the world of
Aggadah for young people
using modern techniques,
illustrations and film clips.

Oh, Aggadah!
Bialik, Sefer
HaAggadah and Us

Wednesday,
December 17, 5:00
PM

Gallery Discussion
with the Exhibition
Curator

The "Oh, Aggadah!"


exhibition is in association
with Bialik House in Tel
Aviv.
Curator: David Ivgi
Admission: 20
NIS for children,
free for
accompanying
adult
Advance
reservations are
advised

A Play for the Month of


Tevet:
Key Soup
On a snowy winters eve,
the doors open thanks to
some wondrous magic and
a bowl of piping hot soup.
Geared to children age 4
8 years old
Director: Brachi Lifshitz
Cast: Galit Tzabari, Eran
Kraus

Lunar Legends
Monthly
performances for
parents and
children
Key Soup

Sunday, December
20, 5:00 PM

02/11/2015
Entrance is free,
subject to
availability.
Tickets may be
reserved in
advanced

The Halacha is a legal


system that shapes and
directs all aspects of
religious Jewish life.
Halacha has also been
known to cause conflict
and debate in the State of
Israel.
This series will unravel
issues of Halacha vis--vis
the State of Israel and
address the ways in which
Halacha deals with
challenges facing Israeli
society in the 21st century.
Editor and Moderator: Dr.
Avinoam Rosenak,
Hebrew University of
Jerusalem
Convert and Cry
What are the
requirements of a
convert? Is conversion an
urgent Halachic need or a
Halachic tragedy?
Conversion annulment
when was this expression
coined and what is its
connotation?
With:
Rabbi Dr. Yoel Bin-Nun
Rabbi Avraham Sherman,
Member of the Main
Rabbinical Beit Din
(retired)
Dr. Netanel Fisher,
Department of Sociology,
Political Science and
Communication, Open

Practical Halacha
Halacha in Israeli
Society in the 21st
Century Fourth
session

Sunday, December
20, 8:00 PM

02/11/2015
University
Entrance is free,
subject to
availability.
Tickets may be
reserved in
advanced

The program will


take place in
English.

Joshua: An Unexpected
Success

Biblical Leader

How does any leader take


over Moses role? The
portrait of Joshua in the
Bible does not suggest
leadership. Why is Joshua
chosen to lead the people
into Israel?

Second session

Monday, December
21, 8:00 PM

Dr. Yael Ziegler

Entrance is free,
subject to
availability.
Tickets may be
reserved in
advanced
The event will be
broadcast live on
the Beit Avi Chai
website

More than a century after


Sefer HaAggadah, edited
by C. N. Bialik and Y. C.
Ravnitski, first appeared in
print, this canonical book
is presented to the
contemporary Israeli
reader in a new edition,
enriched with original
commentary by Prof.
Avigdor Shinan.
Beit Avi Chai and Bialik
House are holding special
launch evenings in honor
of the book's publication.
Moderator: Efrat ShapiraRosenberg, Avi Chai
Foundation
Among the participants:
David Blumberg, Prof.
Yonatan Halevy, Rabbi Dr.
Benny Lau, State Attorney
Shai Nitzan, Shoham

Old Wine in a New


Decanter
An Evening to
Launch the New
Edition of Sefer
HaAggadah

Monday, December
21, 8:00 PM

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Smith, Zeruya Shalev
Entrance is free,
subject to
availability.
Tickets may be
reserved in
advanced

How are the heroes and


themes of the weekly
Torah portion presented
in Israeli and international
cinema?
A refreshing look at timely
and timeless topics.
The Ends of Journeys are
only Longings
A Cinematic Perspective
on the Portion of
Vayechi
Upon our arrival at the
end of Bereishit, when
the patriarchs family
wakes to discover they
have become a people, we
will examine the ways in
which the cinema treats
moments of family
separation. We will also
assess life accounts from
leader figures in cinema
(The Lion in Winter) and
in theater (Crown
Crazy).
Why is a Torah portion
filled with deaths
nevertheless called
Vayechi ("and he
lived")? And how does a
film dealing with the end
of one familys journey
(Sh'chur) spark the
beginning of another

The Weekly
Portion in Film
A Cinematic Look
at the Weekly
Portion
The Ends of
Journeys are only
Longings

Tuesday, December
22, 8:00 PM

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journey.
Moderator: Yuval Rivlin,
film researcher
Entrance is free,
subject to
availability.
Tickets may be
reserved in
advanced

The festival will present


the home with all its
echoes: the family home,
the home of poetry and
creation, the national
home and also the empty
home. Rooms will be
opened one after another
to offer intimate
hospitality and movement
between outside and in,
between living room,
kitchen, study, family
room and the security of a
shelter.
Poems from the Shelter
The flickering of reality
within the imaginary
is like a sign of calm after
the siren. (Avot
Yeshurun)
Poems from the physical
shelter and from the
shelter of writing in the P7
space that serves as an
actual underground bomb
shelter.
With poets: Ron Dahan,
Shachar-Mario
Mordechai, Yael Levi,
Batel Kolman, Dael
Rodriguez Garcia, Nadia

Days of Love for


Poetry
Mashiv HaRuachs
Poetry Festival
HOME

Wednesday,
December 23, 7:30
PM

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Adina Rose, Elnatan
Maya, Nadav Halperin
Music: Albert Sofer
Editor and Moderator:
Amichai Chasson
Entrance is free,
subject to
availability.
Tickets may be
reserved in
advanced

The festival will present


the home with all its
echoes: the family home,
the home of poetry and
creation, the national
home and also the empty
home. Rooms will be
opened one after another
to offer intimate
hospitality and movement
between outside and in,
between living room,
kitchen, study, family
room and the security of a
shelter.

Days of Love for


Poetry
Mashiv HaRuachs
Poetry Festival

Wednesday,
December 23, 9:00
PM

HOME - Living
Room

A Poets Living Room With poets: Raquel Chalfi,


Zali Gurevitch, Bacol
Serlui and Adi Keissar
Music: Shai Tzabari
accompanied by Asaf
Talmudi
Editor and Moderator:
Eliaz Cohen
Admission: 20
NIS for children,
free for
accompanying
adult

A Play for the Month of


Tevet:
Key Soup
On a snowy winters eve,
the doors open thanks to
some wondrous magic and
a bowl of piping hot soup.

Lunar Legends
Monthly
performances for
parents and
children

Thursday,
December 24, 5:00
PM

02/11/2015
Advance
reservations are
advised

Geared to children age 4


8 years old
Director: Brachi Lifshitz

Key Soup

Cast: Galit Tzabari, Eran


Kraus
Admission: 60
NIS. Student: 20
NIS

The event will be


broadcast live on
the Beit Avi Chai
website

Artists Sing Their Own


Songs and Songs of Other
Poets and Songwriters
A new series of
performances delving the
depths of sound and lyrics,
in which artists perform
their popular songs and
interact with the songs of
those who inspire their
work.
In each performance,
artists focus on an
influential poet or
songwriter. Alongside
their own repertoire,
special arrangements of
their chosen writer's
music with their own
personal interpretation
will also be performed.
Hebrew classics like the
songs of Rachel, Naomi
Shemer, Ehud Manor,
Natan Zach and Tirza
Attar, will be joined by
contemporary
presentations from artists
Shalom Chanoch,
Yehonatan Gefen, Haviva
Fadia, Chana Goldberg,
Meir Banai and others.

Words of Volume
Matti Caspi

Thursday,
December 24, 8:30
PM

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Matti Caspi sings his songs
and the songs of Ehud
Manor
Entrance is free,
subject to
availability.
Tickets may be
reserved in
advanced

The festival will present


the home with all its
echoes: the family home,
the home of poetry and
creation, the national
home and also the empty
home. Rooms will be
opened one after another
to offer intimate
hospitality and movement
between outside and in,
between living room,
kitchen, study, family
room and the security of a
shelter.
On the Edge of the World
- Home Office
Between the song of the
soul and the singing of
literature Rafi Weichert
on necessities for a young
poet
Graduates of the Mashiv
HaRuach poetry class
Mizmor 12 read their
work
With: Avital Vizer, Ossi
Noik, Miriam Aloni, Modi
Rotenberg, Noa Barkat,
Naama Edrei, Ido
Vakhnin, Kobi Heina,
Reuvi Komer
Class Moderators: Eliaz

Days of Love for


Poetry
Mashiv HaRuachs
Poetry Festival
HOME

Thursday,
December 24, 7:30
PM

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Cohen and Yoram
Nissinovitch
Music: Efrat Apter
Entrance is free,
subject to
availability.
Tickets may be
reserved in
advanced

The festival will present


the home with all its
echoes: the family home,
the home of poetry and
creation, the national
home and also the empty
home. Rooms will be
opened one after another
to offer intimate
hospitality and movement
between outside and in,
between living room,
kitchen, study, family
room and the security of a
shelter.

Days of Love for


Poetry
Mashiv HaRuachs
Poetry Festival

Thursday,
December 24, 9:00
PM

HOME

Poetry in the Family


Room
There grows the bread of
my life (Roni Somekh /
Wheat)
With poets Erez Biton, Tal
Nitzan, Liat Kaplan and
Yosef Ozer
On a Full Stomach a
unique puppet show by
Nirit Neuman-Greenberg
Music: Liora Yitzchaki
Editor and Moderator:
Efrat Bigman
The tour begins
at Beit Avi Chai.

The festival will present


the home with all its

Days of Love for


Poetry

Friday, December
25, 10:00 AM

02/11/2015
Early registration
(and suitable
weather)
required (call
050-6417519).

echoes: the family home,


the home of poetry and
creation, the national
home and also the empty
home. Rooms will be
opened one after another
to offer intimate
hospitality and movement
between outside and in,
between living room,
kitchen, study, family
room and the security of a
shelter.

Mashiv HaRuachs
Poetry Festival
HOME

A Poem Starts at Home


A tour around poets
homes in Jerusalem
Guide: Tamar Cohen
Admission: 20
NIS for children,
free for
accompanying
adult
Advance
reservations are
advised

A Play for the Month of


Tevet:
Key Soup
On a snowy winters eve,
the doors open thanks to
some wondrous magic and
a bowl of piping hot soup.
Geared to children age 4
8 years old
Director: Brachi Lifshitz

Lunar Legends
Monthly
performances for
parents and
children

Sunday, December
27, 5:00 PM

Key Soup

Cast: Galit Tzabari, Eran


Kraus
Entrance is free,
subject to
availability.
Tickets may be
reserved in
advanced
The event will be
broadcast live on
the Beit Avi Chai

A monthly discussion of
well-known and more
obscure ancient texts
about the Land of Israel
relating to the weekly
Torah portion and
contemporary Israeli
society.
Parshat Shemot: Births

The Israeli Portion


Parshat Shemot

Sunday, December
27, 8:00 PM

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website
Editor and Moderator: Dr.
Gila Vachman

Admission: 20
NIS for children,
free for
accompanying
adult
Advance
reservations are
advised

With: Tova Karni, home


midwife
A Play for the Month of
Tevet:
Key Soup
On a snowy winters eve,
the doors open thanks to
some wondrous magic and
a bowl of piping hot soup.
Geared to children age 4
8 years old
Director: Brachi Lifshitz

Lunar Legends
Monthly
performances for
parents and
children

Monday, December
28, 5:00 PM

Key Soup

Cast: Galit Tzabari, Eran


Kraus
Entrance is free,
subject to
availability.
Tickets may be
reserved in
advanced

Zelda the poetess, one of


Zelda: A Simple
Monday, December
Woman
28, 8:00 PM
the more mysterious
figures in Hebrew culture, Film and Discussion
published her first book of
poetry at the age of 53.
She was the Lubavitcher
Rebbes cousin, a modest
religious woman who
didnt often leave her
house yet was surrounded
by admirers. Though she
wasn't raised in literary
surroundings, she shaped
an unprecedented, unique
and wonderful poetic
language. Thirty years
after her death, her profile
is sketched using archival
material from the 1970s,
unpublished diaries and
conversations with Zeldas
inner court. Zelda, the
poetess who called herself

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a simple woman.
Program:
Screening the film: Zelda:
A Simple Woman
A conversation between
poetess Bacol Serlui and
poet Shachar-Mario
Mordechai
From the Hebrew Films
series.
Executive Producer and
Series Creator: Yair Qedar
Entrance is free,
subject to
availability.
Tickets may be
reserved in
advanced

The program will


take place in
English.

Saul: Why Did The First


King Lose the Kingship to
David?

Biblical Leader

Monday, December
28, 8:00 PM

Final session

Why is there such an


unusual focus on Sauls
death in battle? What do
the stories of Sauls death
teach us about his
abbreviated kingship?

Dr. Yael Ziegler

Admission: 20
NIS for children,
free for
accompanying
adult
Advance
reservations are
advised

A Play for the Month of


Tevet:
Key Soup
On a snowy winters eve,
the doors open thanks to
some wondrous magic and
a bowl of piping hot soup.
Geared to children age 4
8 years old
Director: Brachi Lifshitz
Cast: Galit Tzabari, Eran

Lunar Legends
Monthly
performances for
parents and
children
Key Soup

Tuesday, December
29, 5:00 PM

02/11/2015
Kraus
Entrance is free,
subject to
availability.
Tickets may be
reserved in
advanced
The event will be
broadcast live on
the Beit Avi Chai
website

Admission: 60
NIS. Student: 30
NIS

The event will be


broadcast live on
the Beit Avi Chai
website

Characters from the Book


of Genesis in Midrash and
Aggadah, Literature and
Poetry.
With: author Haim Beer
and Prof. Hananel Mack

The People of
Bereishit

Tuesday, December
29, 8:00 PM

Scripture. Midrash.
Literature.
Joseph

During the time in which


the Book of Genesis is
read, an in-depth study of
six of its major characters
and the way in which their
identities are reflected in
the worlds of Midrash and
Aggadah as well as in
contemporary literature
and poetry.
In this session: Joseph
The Balladino Band with
New Arrangements of
Ladino Songs and Piyutim
Guests: Shai Tzabari,
Mumin Sasler (Turkey)
A stirring musical voyage
through Ladino-speaking
communities: from
Morocco to the Balkans,
from Spain to Turkey.
Everyday songs, songs of
yearning for Zion and
Jerusalem and piyutim
written hundreds of years
ago, presented in
contemporary, refreshing
and rhythmic
arrangements. Shai
Tzabari and Mumin Sasler

Dos Amantes

Wednesday,
December 30, 8:30
PM

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(Turkey) will join the
Balladino band and
together embark on a
special journey in Ladino.
Admission: First
child 20 NIS,
every additional
child 10 NIS

The Oh, Aggadah!


exhibition invites us to
enter the magical world of
the Sages legends
through the gate opened
by Chaim Nachman Bialik.
The activity takes
We will hear stories about
place in a small
group, number of the book, view the
artwork it inspired and set
participants
limited. Advance sail to a place of
registration
imagination and creation.
recommended
Exhibition tour, story and
arts activity moderated by
storyteller Sarit Zussman
Artistic Direction: Brachi
Lifschitz
* For ages 4-8

,
-
"

Adventures at the
Exhibition

Thursday,
December 31, 5:00
PM