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BEIT AVI CHAI

Schedule

May June 2017

Time Event Details Admission

Sunday, April 30th , Remember An event to mark Memorial Free admission,
9:30 PM Day for Israel’s Fallen exclusively by prior
Soldiers and Victims of online reservation
Terrorism
Special screening of the
The event will be
animated films created for
broadcast live on
BAC’s A Face. The Day. A
the Beit Avi Chai
Memory project,
website
accompanied by music
presentations and personal
memories.

Hanan Ben-Ari, Aviv Bahar
and Hadas Kleinman, Mark
Eliyahu
Moderator: Hadas Yaron
Thursday, May 4th , Wisdom of the Law in the Ethics and the Free admission,
7:30 pm Sages/Pirkei Avot Ethics in Law – Opening exclusively by
2017 Lecture advanced
reservation
Judge Elyakim Rubinstein,
Vice President of the
Supreme Court of Israel The event will be
Opening Comments: Prof. broadcast live on
Avigdor Shinan the Beit Avi Chai
website
The evening is in memory of
Sari Rubinstein-Mandel z”l

Thursday, May 4th , When Something With: Bilha Ben-Eliyahu ǀ Dr. Admission: 20 NIS
9:00 pm Happens Oded Wolkstein ǀ Yair
Agmon ǀ Amichai Chasson ǀ
An evening to mark Avigail Koevary
Yair Agmon’s new
novel
Friday, May 5th, 9:00 A Spade for Digging The Torah and Archeological Admission: 60 NIS,
AM- 1:30 PM Archeological Discoveries Students 30 NIS
Excursion 3 With Bible scholar Dr Nili
Wazana and archeologist Dr
Doron Ben Ami
On the interface between
Tenach and Archeology.

A tour of Tel Lachish in the
Shfela
*Group departure from
Jerusalem, return by 1:30PM
Bring a hat, water and a
Tenach
Friday, May 5th , 11:00 Vayikra Stories The Israel Museum Hosts Program is
AM Beit Avi Chai included in the
Parshat Achareimot- Each week, Prof Avigdor price of entry to
Kedoshim Shinan meets curators in the the museum
galleries of the Israel
Museum for a discussion on
the weekly Torah portion
and the world of art.

“And you shall honor the
presence of a Sage”
With Mira Lapidot, Chief
Curator of the Arts (Bezalel
Wing)
The Gallery for Modern Art
(Leon Kossoff, “Father Sits in
the Armchair”)
Sunday, May 7th , 7:30 Zion Through Prof. Jonathan Sarna, Admission: 20 NIS
PM American Eyes Professor of American
The event will be
Jewish History, Brandeis
broadcast live on
University
the Beit Avi Chai
website
The relationship between
Americans, Jews and others,
Zionism and the Holy Land

Making Zion in America –
George Washington's letter
to the Jews of Newport

The series is in English.
Monday, May 8th , Wisdom of the What shouldn’t one say to a Admission: 20 NIS
8:00 PM Sages/Pirkei Avot person whose deceased
2017 relative lies before him or
her?
Racheli Sprecher Frankel,
mother of Naftali Frankel z”l
and teacher at Nishmat and
Matan
//
The Syrians on the Fences
Jewish Enlistment for the
Syrian Refugees
Shivi Froman
Moderator: Rabbah Prof.
Dalia Marx
Monday, May 8th , The Teacher An evening to mark Michal Admission: 20 NIS
8:30 PM Ben-Naftali’s latest book,
Winner of the 2017 Sapir
Prize

Author Michal Ben Naftali,
Bilha Ben-Eliyahu
Music: Ruth Dolores Weiss
Wednesday, May 10th, Discourse in Depth A platform for the discussion Admission: 20 NIS
8:30 PM of current affairs with young
intellectuals who often take
The event will be
opposing positions on
broadcast live on
burning issues affecting
the Beit Avi Chai
Israeli society.
website

Yehuda Yifrach and Sharon
Mayevski discuss gender.
Thursday, May 11th , Lunar Legends Monthly performances for Admission: First
5:00 PM parents and children, ages 4 child 40 NIS, each
to 8 extra child 30 NIS.
The Tailors and the
Accompanying
Moon – a play for
adult free of
the month of Iyar
charge.
Thursday, May 11th, My Story Band soloists Orit Shachaf Admission: 60 NIS,
9:00 PM Songs, Singers and and Tom Petrover host Eran students 30 NIS
Their Stories Mitelman

The event will be
Performances this season
The Jews host Eran broadcast live on
will deal with the
Mitelman the Beit Avi Chai
relationship between the
website
artist and his or her close
circle, roots and the creative
process.
Moderator: Yoav Kutner
Friday, May 12th, Vayikra Stories The Israel Museum Hosts Program is
11:00 AM Beit Avi Chai included in the
Parshat Emor Each week, Prof Avigdor price of entry to
Shinan meets curators in the the museum
galleries of the Israel
Museum for a discussion on
the weekly Torah portion
and the world of art.

“And the seventh day is a
day of complete rest”
With Sharon Weiser-
Ferguson, Deputy Curator,
Jewish Art and Culture Wing
The Jewish Art and Culture
Wing (The Shabbat Area)
Sunday, May 14th, Lunar Legends Monthly performances for Admission: First
3:00 PM, 5:00 PM (Lag parents and children, ages 4 child 40 NIS, each
BaOmer) to 8 extra child 30 NIS.
The Tailors and the
Accompanying
Moon – a play for
adult free of
the month of Iyar
charge.
Sunday, May 14th, Zion Through Prof. Jonathan Sarna, Admission: 20 NIS
7:30 PM American Eyes Professor of American
The event will be
Jewish History, Brandeis
broadcast live on
University
the Beit Avi Chai
website
The relationship between
Americans, Jews and others,
Zionism and the Holy Land

Visiting Zion from America –
Ulysses S. Grant and the
Holy Land

The series is in English.

Sunday, May 14th, A Spade for Digging The Torah and Archeological Admission: 20 NIS
8:00 PM Discoveries
With Bible scholar Dr Nili
Session 7 / Vayikra
Wazana and archeologist Dr
Doron Ben Ami
On the interface between
Tenach and Archeology.

On economic gaps,
corruption and social
injustice
Monday, May 15th, Wisdom of the Appoint yourself a Rabbi? Admission: 20 NIS
8:00 PM Sages/Pirkei Avot On the differences between
2017 a Hassidic and a traditional
The event will be
Rabbi
broadcast live on
the Beit Avi Chai
Prof. David Assaf,
website
Department of the History of
the Jewish People, Tel Aviv
University

Presumption of Innocence
in the Open Media Era
Former Judge Ayala
Procaccia, Supreme Court of
Israel
Moderator: Prof. Avigdor
Shinan
Wednesday, May 17th, Made in Jerusalem – Story Club series for children Admission: 30 NIS,
5:00 PM A Festival of Arts and parents accompanying
and Culture adult free of
Editor and Moderator: Sarit charge
Queen in Jerusalem Zussman
Music: Moriel Hoffman

With author Rachella
Sandbank

For ages 4-8
Wednesday, May 17th, Made in Jerusalem – An evening to mark 20 years Admission: 30 NIS
7:00 PM A Festival of Arts since the publication of Haim
and Culture Be’er’s The Pure Element of
Time
The Pure Element of and the release of a new
Time – a New Look edition

With: Haim Be’er, Gidon
Ticotsky, Bilha Ben-Eliyahu
Musical accompaniment:
Gershon Leizerson and
Yoshio Otsuka
Wednesday, May 17th, Made in Jerusalem – A historical-musical journey Admission: 30 NIS
8:30 PM A Festival of Arts into the subconscious of the
and Culture majestic street in Jerusalem
The event will be
broadcast live on
“The” King George Moderator: Marik Shtern
the Beit Avi Chai
Music: The Hazelnuts
website

Wednesday, May 17th, Made in Jerusalem – Opening Show: Yair Lehman Admission: 30 NIS
22:00 PM A Festival of Arts
and Culture

Mixed – Stand-Up
on Jerusalem with
Eli Haviv
Wednesday, May 18th, Made in Jerusalem – Story Club series for children Admission: 30 NIS,
5:00 PM A Festival of Arts and parents accompanying
and Culture adult free of
Editor and Moderator: Sarit charge
Queen in Jerusalem Zussman
Music: Moriel Hoffman

With author Tami Shem-Tov

For ages 4-8
th
Wednesday, May 18 , Made in Jerusalem – A magical workshop led by Admission: 30 NIS
6:00 PM A Festival of Arts members of the Alliance7
and Culture Collective
Duration of workshop: 3
Integrated hours
Expression – Urban
Photography
Workshop
Wednesday, May 18th, Made in Jerusalem – A tribute evening to the Admission: 30 NIS
8:00 PM A Festival of Arts poetry of Israel Eliraz z”l
and Culture With: Rivka Miriam, Zali
Gurevitch, Amichai Chasson
“The Unbelievable is and Yehoyachin Friedlander
Right Here” Moderator: Yali Shner
Music: Daniela Spector

Wednesday, May 18th, Made in Jerusalem – A musical performance by Admission: 30 NIS
9:30 PM A Festival of Arts Hadas Balas and Dan
and Culture Salomon with the Jerusalem
The event will be
Street Orchestra
broadcast live on
This Night will Write Guests: Hadas Kleinman and
the Beit Avi Chai
Us Aviv Bahar
website

Sunday, May 21st, Forever Pure The story of Beitar Admission: 20 NIS
9:00 PM Film Screening and Jerusalem’s most dramatic
Discussion season

Following the screening,
discussion with:
Filmmaker and director
Maya Zinshtein, City Council
member Hanan Rubin
Moderator: Tomer Naor

Sunday, May 21st, Zion Through Prof. Jonathan Sarna, Admission: 20 NIS
7:30 PM American Eyes Professor of American
Jewish History, Brandeis
University
The relationship between
Americans, Jews and others,
Zionism and the Holy Land

Zion as a Projection of
American Ideals – The
Zionism of Louis Brandeis

The series is in English.

Monday, May 22nd, Wisdom of the Astrology through the Prism Admission: 20 NIS
8:00 PM Sages/Pirkei Avot of Judaism
2017 Poet Yonadav Kaplun
The event will be
broadcast live on
Black Money, White Money
the Beit Avi Chai
On the slippery path of
website
establishment corruption
Journalist Haim Rivlin
Moderator: Dr. Gila
Vachman
Thursday, May 25th, Lunar Legends Monthly performances for Admission: First
5:00 PM parents and children, ages 4 child 40 NIS, each
The Tailors and the to 8 extra child 30 NIS.
Moon – a play for Accompanying
the month of Iyar adult free of
charge.

Thursday, May 25th, Kicking off the With: Ziona Kipnis, The Levin Free admission,
8:00 PM Month – Israeli Kipnis Center for Children’s subject to
Personalities Literature; Leah Naor, poet, availability
author and translator, and
The Month of Sivan Avner Hacohen
The event will be
– Levin Kipnis
broadcast live on
Music: Yehuda Greenbaum
the Beit Avi Chai
website
Tuesday, May 30th , Emet – Truth In Search of Truth Free admission,
11pm-4am subject to
Dr. Orit Avnery ǀ Prof. availability
Elisheva Baumgarten ǀ Bilha
Ben-Eliyahu ǀ Prof. Yaara
Bar-On ǀ Nir Baram ǀ Dr.
Daniel Gordis ǀ Rabbi Amnon
Dokov ǀ Prof. Aviad Hacohen
ǀ Dr. Aviva Zornberg ǀ
Amichai Chasson ǀ Prof.
Yoram Yovel ǀ Prof.
Yerachmiel Cohen ǀ Amit
Segal ǀ Nava Semel ǀ Prof.
Avigdor Shinan ǀ Tzur Shezaf
and more…
Sunday, June 4th, 8:30 Discourse in Depth A platform for the discussion Admission: 20 NIS
PM of current affairs with young
intellectuals who often take
The event will be
opposing positions on
broadcast live on
burning issues affecting
the Beit Avi Chai
Israeli society. website

Dr. Tomer Persico and Yoav
Sorek talk about the 50th
anniversary of the Six-Day
War.
Tuesday, June 6th, Jazzing with Ofer Jerusalem Launch of a New Admission: 60 NIS,
8:30 PM Portugaly Album students 30 NIS

With: Ofer Portugaly – The event will be
piano, arrangements and broadcast live on
musical production ǀ Eli the Beit Avi Chai
Magen – contrabass and website
vocals ǀ Iris Portugaly –
drums and vocals ǀ Ofer
Ganor – guitar ǀ Juka
Perpignan – percussion

Guests: Leah Shabbat, Sagiv
Cohen, Alon Eder, Din Din
Aviv, singers from the
Gospel Choir
Tuesday, June 8th, Leaving Sinai: The Dr. Aviva Zornberg, noted Admission: 20 NIS
8:00 PM Spies, Before and author and lecturer per session
After
Midrashic, Hassidic and
The event will be
literary sources uncover the
broadcast live on
complex inner world of the
the Beit Avi Chai
Israelites in the aftermath of
website
the Exodus

Desire in the Desert

Leaving Mount Sinai –
surprising sources depict
rebellion and desire

The series is in English.
Sunday, June 11th, Lunar Legends Monthly performances for Admission: First
5:00 PM parents and children, ages 4 child 40 NIS, each
The Brothers and to 8 extra child 30 NIS.
the Fox – a play for Accompanying
the month of Sivan adult free of
charge.
Sunday, June 11th, A Spade for Digging The Torah and Archeological Admission: 20 NIS
8:00 PM Discoveries
With Bible scholar Dr Nili
Session 8 /
Wazana and archeologist Dr The event will be
Bamidbar
Doron Ben Ami broadcast live on
On the interface between the Beit Avi Chai
Tenach and Archeology website

“It is a land of livestock”

The eastern bank of the
Jordan and its link to Israel –
Tel Deir Alla and the story of
Bilaam as a test case.
Monday, June 12th, Lunar Legends Monthly performances for Admission: First
5:00 PM parents and children, ages 4 child 40 NIS, each
The Brothers and to 8 extra child 30 NIS.
the Fox – a play for Accompanying
the month of Sivan adult free of
charge.
Tuesday, June 13th, To Ask “Why?” Beit Avi Chai and the De’ot Admission: 20 NIS
8:30 PM Journal invite you to
question and wrestle with The event will be
ideas raised in the latest broadcast live on
issue of the journal. The the Beit Avi Chai
discussion includes: website

Why has Religious Zionism
switched from Socialism to
Capitalism? Aviad Houminer
– Dvir Schwartz
Why are Religious
Homosexuals not
Threatening the Family
Institution? Uriah Mevorach
– Nir Menussi
Why do we Need a new
Gender in Israeli Society?
Regev Ben-David – Yair
Yaakov
Fighting Tooth and Nail: Ro’i
Ravitsky – Zvia Margaliot
Separating the Fighters: Ariel
Horowitz, Editor of the De’ot
Journal
Wednesday, June 14th, Lunar Legends Monthly performances for Admission: First
5:00 PM parents and children, ages 4 child 40 NIS, each
The Brothers and to 8 extra child 30 NIS.
the Fox – a play for Accompanying
the month of Sivan adult free of
charge.
Thursday, June 15th, Lunar Legends Monthly performances for Admission: First
5:00 PM parents and children, ages 4 child 40 NIS, each
The Brothers and to 8 extra child 30 NIS.
the Fox – a play for Accompanying
the month of Sivan adult free of
charge.
Thursday, June 15th, Leaving Sinai: The Dr. Aviva Zornberg, noted Admission: 20 NIS
8:00 PM Spies, Before and author and lecturer per session
After
Midrashic, Hassidic and
literary sources uncover the
complex inner world of the
Israelites in the aftermath of
the Exodus

Bewilderments: The Sin of
the Spies

What drives those wishing to
return to slavery?

The series is in English.
Thursday, June 15th, My Story Performances this season Admission: 60 NIS,
9:00 PM Songs Singers, and will deal with the students 30 NIS
their Stories relationship between the
artist and his or her close The event will be
Rona Kenan circle, roots and the creative broadcast live on
Hosts her sister process. the Beit Avi Chai
Shlomzion Kenan website
Moderator: Yoav Kutner
Sunday, June 18th, A Journey to Experiencing different Admission: 20 NIS
8:00 PM Where? journeys through cinema:
The Straight Story (David
Cinema-Midrash on Lynch), No Country for Old
the Book of Men (The Coen Brothers),
Bamidbar Paris, Texas (Wim Wenders),
Sideways (Alexander Payne),
Bonnie and Clyde (Arthur
Penn) and, of course, Thelma
and Louise (Ridley Scott).

Lecturer: Aharon Feuerstein,
film researcher, Artistic
Director of the Nissan Nativ
Drama School

Tuesday, June 20th, Shlomo Gronich A special evening Admission: 60 NIS,
8:30 PM hosts The Hazelnuts highlighting Shlomo Gronich students 30 NIS
and his music
Songs and the The event will be
Stories behind them With: Shlomo Gronich – broadcast live on
piano and vocals ǀ Ron the Beit Avi Chai
Almog – Drums ǀ Eyal Mazig website
– Bass ǀ Omri Agmon –
guitars
Guests: The Hazelnuts
Thursday, June 22nd, Leaving Sinai: The Dr. Aviva Zornberg, noted Admission: 20 NIS
8:00 PM Spies, Before and author and lecturer per session
After
Midrashic, Hassidic and
The event will be
literary sources uncover the
broadcast live on
complex inner world of the
the Beit Avi Chai
Israelites in the aftermath of
website
the Exodus.

‘From Another Shore’:
Moses and Korach

The radical tension of
political rebellion

The series is in English.
Sunday, June 25th, Kicking off the Tammuz – Naomi Shemer Free Admission,
8:00 PM Month – Israeli subject to
Personalities With: Tal Rosner, Avraham availability
Zigman, musician and artist;
Prof. Dan Gutwein, The event will be
Department of Jewish broadcast live on
History, University of Haifa the Beit Avi Chai
website
Music: Michal Nave and
Assaf Armoza
Free admission, required “The Singing Communities” Yaffa and Tamma Tuesday,
advance booking Community choirs and star June 27th,
The event will be broadcast paytanim present piyutim 8:00 PM
live on the Beit Avi Chai from a variety of traditions:
website Andalusia to Babylon,
Arabian songs to Hassidic
nigunim
Admission: 20 NIS per Dr. Aviva Zornberg, noted Leaving Sinai: The Thursday,
session author and lecturer Spies, Before and June 29th,
After 8:00 PM
Midrashic, Hassidic and
literary sources uncover the
complex inner world of the
Israelites in the aftermath of
the Exodus.

Heart of Stone, Heart of
Flesh

Can Moses generate faith in
the hearts of his people?

The series is in English.
Free admission, subject to Celebrating the Publication Eicha Thursday,
availability. of “Megillat Eicha – A New (Lamentations) June 29th,
Israeli Interpretation” 8:30 PM
The event will be broadcast
live on the Beit Avi Chai Megillat Eicha and its
website expression in contemporary
Jewish-Israeli culture.

With publication co-authors
Prof. Yair Zakovitch and
Prof. Avigdor Shinan, author
Haim Be’er, artist Tamar
Messer, and Meital
Blumenthal Gordon
Music: Shuli Natan
Admission: 60 NIS, students The Torah and Archeological A Spade for Digging Friday, June
30 NIS Discoveries 30th,
With Bible scholar Dr Nili Archeological 9:00am-
Wazana and archeologist Dr Excursion 4 1:30pm
Doron Ben Ami
On the interface between
Tenach and Archeology

A tour of an ancient and
controversial Biblical city in
the Ella Valley

Group departure from
Jerusalem, return by 1:30pm
Please bring a hat, water and
a Tenach