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2012-13 Season

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A vibrant array of Israeli arts and culture

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Dear Friends:

Jewish Federation OF CLEVELAND

The Cleveland Israel Arts Connection is a program of the Jewish Federation of Cleveland. The 2012-2013 season is brought to you by:

Roe Green Foundation Cleveland Foundation – The Leonard Kreiger Fund Richard Horvitz & Erica Hartman-Horvitz Toby Devan Lewis

Welcome to the exciting second season of the Cleveland Israel Arts Connection. This year we are delighted to showcase works from emerging Israeli artists nurtured at the Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design in Jerusalem. Opening at the Maltz Museum this October, Bezalel on Tour will feature a variety of disciplines such as ceramics, fashion and industrial design. The focus on visual arts continues with exhibitions at the Roe Green Gallery of the Jewish Federation’s Mandel Building. From David’s Journey, a visual interpretation of the life of King David by artist Ivan Schwebel, to Belief, photographs by Natan Dvir, whose images focus on political, cultural and social issues. Documentary films play an important role in enhancing cultural offerings. The Return of the Violin provides the fascinating back story behind virtuoso Joshua Bell’s Stradivarius, while Incessant Visions explores the life and inspirations of Erich Mendelsohn, architect of The Park Synagogue in Cleveland Heights. If music piques your cultural appetite, then you will savor the sounds of world musician Idan Raichel, jazz sensation Anat Cohen and singer/songwriter David Broza. We know you will find inspiration through Israeli arts and culture. Join us!

The Consulate General of Israel to the Mid-Atlantic Region 2

Roe Green and Erica Hartman-Horvitz Co-chairs, Cleveland Israel Arts Connection


Cleveland Israel Arts Connection 2012

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SEPTEMBER thru Nov. 4 David’s Journey

JANUARY 16 The Return of the Violin 17-19 Joshua Bell 13 Bezalel on Tour Closes

OCTOBER 3-7 Chagrin Documentary FilmFest 7 Fluchkes and Ameer Got His Gun 18-28 Leonard Krieger Cleveland Jewish FilmFest 18-20 Pinchas Steinberg 19 Follow Me: The Yoni Netanyahu Story 21 A Bottle in the Gaza Sea 23 Bezalel on Tour Opens (See page 9 for events) 23 The Flat 28 Orchestra of Exiles 28 An Afternoon with Sheldon Harnick* 29 Frédéric Brenner NOVEMBER 2-25 The Whipping Man* 4 David’s Journey Open House 4-18 Mandel JCC Festival of Jewish Books & Authors 8 Dr. Daniel Gordis 12 Dr. Moshe Arens DECEMBER 2 Yoni Levyatov 7&9 The Music of Chanukah*

* J’etc Jewish Themed Events can be found on pages 22 - 26.

FEBRUARY 3 Belief Opens 16 The Idan Raichel Project MARCH 9 Architecture & Religious Observance 10 Incessant Visions APRIL 3-14 10-21 15 16-19 19-29

37th Cleveland International Film Festival The Reel Israel 2013 David Broza Uzu and Muzu from Kakaruzu Tri-C JazzFest featuring Anat Cohen

JUNE 5

The Jewish Role of Islamic Art*

FALL 2013 GroundWorks Dance Theater All events subject to change. The views and opinions expressed by the artists do not necessarily reflect those of the Jewish Federation of Cleveland.

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David’s Journey

Exhibition runs through November 4 Roe Green Gallery Jewish Federation of Cleveland, Mandel Building 25701 Science Park Drive, Beachwood Presented by the Jewish Federation’s Cleveland Israel Arts Connection Experience the renowned Israeli-American artist Ivan Schwebel’s interpretation of the life of King David, drawn from the Books of Samuel and Kings. Beautifully melding images of the past and present, Schwebel has placed David and his Biblical associates within contemporary settings, be it modern-day Jerusalem, the Judean Hills or New York City. The superbly textured surface of his canvases, layered with a rich impasto of oil, shimmer and ripple with life. Schwebel’s brilliant drawing technique and dynamic placement of color add deeper layers to the narratives. •

In Schwebel’s best work, the paint speaks for itself: the pools and explosions of rich color…luminous figures emerging out of dark shadows, the quirky, dramatic compositions. – The Jerusalem Post 4

To schedule group tours email israelarts@jcfcleve.org or call 216.593.2866

Sponsored with support from The Consulate General of Israel to the Mid-Atlantic Region.


Spotlight on Israel

Sunday, October 7, 1 pm Chagrin Valley Little Theatre 40 River Street, Chagrin Falls

October 3 - 7, 2012 The 3rd annual FilmFest brings compelling films from around the world for five exciting days. Events include filmmaker panel discussions and the opportunity to experience stories from around the world.

Fluchkes Fluchkes (Yiddish for flabby arms) chronicles a group of colorful and energetic elderly women as they prepare for a public dance performance. The women bravely confront the hardships and demands of the art of dance, while candidly sharing their feelings about getting old. Ameer Got His Gun Ameer, an Israeli citizen and Muslim Arab is about to enlist in the army. Although exempt from military service under the assumption that his enlistment may endanger Israel’s security, he believes that his induction is the way to equality, the way to belong to the state he lives in, the state he wants to love. •

For tickets, schedule and venues visit www.chagrinfilmfest.org

Sponsored with support from the Jewish Federation’s Cleveland Israel Arts Connection.

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Follow Me: The Yoni Netanyahu Story Wednesday, October 19, 2 pm Cedar Lee Theatre 2163 Lee Road, Cleveland Heights

Featured Film

Now in its sixth year, the festival showcases the best in International Jewish Cinema. Israeli films or films with an Israeli theme include the following:

Personal reflections of Yoni Netanyahu illustrate this Israeli hero’s life as the lead commando in Operation Entebbe. A Bottle in the Gaza Sea Sunday, October 21, 7 pm Cedar Lee Theatre 2163 Lee Road, Cleveland Heights

The Flat Tuesday, October 23, 7:30 pm Cedar Lee Theatre 2163 Lee Road, Cleveland Heights

An email correspondence between Israeli and Palestinian teens sheds light on the conflict through the eyes of the younger generation.

The emptying of an apartment after the family matriarch dies develops into a riveting adventure, involving unexpected friendships and deeply repressed family emotions.

Orchestra of Exiles: The Story of Bronislaw Huberman’s founding of the Palestine Orchestra Sunday, October 28, 7 pm Shaker Square Cinemas 13116 Shaker Square, Cleveland The compelling story of the creation of the Israel Philharmonic and its charismatic founder Bronislaw Huberman. •

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For tickets and complete schedule visit www.mandeljcc.org/ filmfest or call 800.838.3006.


Pinchas Steinberg

Conducts The Cleveland Orchestra October 18 - 20 Severance Hall 11001 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland Presented by The Cleveland Orchestra Critically acclaimed for his profound and deeply musical interpretations of the most demanding repertoire, both opera and symphonic, Pinchas Steinberg is one of the leading conductors performing today. Born in Israel, Steinberg studied violin under Joseph Gingold and Jascha Heifetz in the United States and composition under Boris Blacher in Berlin. In December 2001 Mr. Steinberg made a triumphant concert debut with The Cleveland Orchestra and returns to Cleveland on a regular basis. This October he will conduct works by Rimsky-Korsakov, Tchaikovsky and Prokofiev.

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For tickets visit www.clevelandorchestra.com or call 216.231.1111 Use code “12700” for ticket discounts, some restrictions apply 7


Bezalel on Tour

October 23, 2012 – January 13, 2013 Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage 2929 Richmond Road, Beachwood Presented by the Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage For more than a century, Jerusalem’s famed Bezalel Academy has nurtured and inspired students in the visual arts, and in doing so, helped shape Israel’s cultural and artistic legacy. Bezalel graduates create in media as diverse as painting, sculpture and drawing, jewelry and glass design, architecture, industrial design, video design and animation. They are among Israel’s best-known artists, many with internationally recognized reputations. •

For details visit www.maltzmuseum.org or call 216.593.0575

Sponsored with support from the Jewish Federation’s Cleveland Israel Arts Connection.

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Bezalel on Tour - Related Events A Distinctive Jewish Style: Early Bezalel Arts and Crafts Sept. 7, 2012 - Jan. 13, 2013 The exhibition features classic Bezalel works from The Temple Museum of Religious Art’s world-renowned collection. Zionism and Early Bezalel Art Thursday, Oct. 25, 7 pm Explore the fascinating history and significance of both Zionism and the Bezalel Art movement, while examining the dynamic interaction between the two, with Rabbi Roger Klein and Museum Director Sue Koletsky. • •

Above events at The Temple-Tifereth Israel, 26000 Shaker Boulevard, Beachwood For information email skoletsky@ttti.org

Kakadu Workshops Nov. 5 - 7 Create your own artwork in this workshop with Israeli artist, Bezalel alumnus and Kakadu cofounder Reut Shahar. • •

Penello Gallery, 12407 Mayfield Road, Little Italy For details visit www.pennellogallery.com

Reut Shahar Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2 pm Meet Israeli artist, Bezalel alumnus and Kakadu co-founder Reut Shahar. Presented in collaboration with Pennello Gallery A Century of Israeli Art Part I: In the Sabra Land 1900-1960 Wednesday, Oct. 24, 7 pm Part II: I’m a Sabra 1960-2008 Wednesday, Nov. 7, 7 pm View the films then participate in the post-screening discussions with Samantha Baskind, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Art History, Cleveland State University. Community Day: Celebrate Israeli Arts and Culture Sunday, Nov. 11, 1 - 4 pm Israel is a global leader in the fields of art, music, technology and more. Tour the Bezalel exhibition, meet the Shin-Shinim–young Israeli cultural ambassadors, and share Israeli songs, stories and games during this family-friendly afternoon. Includes hands-on arts projects and Israeli snacks. Music for an Exhibition Timothy Beyer and No Exit New Music Ensemble Wednesday, Dec. 12, 7 pm Enjoy this performance of contemporary music inspired by the exhibition. • •

Above events at the Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage For details visit www.maltzmuseum.org or call 216.593.0575 9


Frédéric Brenner

Encounters with a World-Renown Photographer Monday, October 29, 7 pm Kiva Auditorium Risman Drive, Kent Presented by Kent State University, Jewish Studies Program Contemporary photographer Frédéric Brenner spent 25 years traveling the world documenting the lives of Jews in more than 40 countries on five continents. Born in Paris in 1959 and trained in social anthropology, Brenner, now living in Israel, also draws upon history and philosophy for his project to capture images of the Jewish Diaspora in such places as India, Italy, China, Ethiopia, Yemen, Mexico, Russia, Canada, the United States, as well as Israel. By establishing visual histories of Jewish communities in flux, Brenner records the evolution of Jewish civilization, debunking stereotypes and illuminating the concept of cultural diversity, while exploring myriad reinventions of the Jewish people. • •

Lecture is free and open to the public For more information email ckessle7@kent.edu or call 330.672.8926

Sponsored with support from the Jewish Federation’s Cleveland Israel Arts Connection and The Consulate General of Israel to the Mid-Atlantic Region.

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The annual festival features nationally celebrated authors and several special events. Israeli authors or books with an Israeli theme featured in the festival include:

David’s Journey

Open House Sunday, November 4, 2 - 4 pm Roe Green Gallery Jewish Federation of Cleveland Mandel Building Don’t miss this last chance to experience the renowned IsraeliAmerican artist Ivan Schwebel’s interpretation of the life of King David. See page 4 for details.

Dr. Daniel Gordis

The Promise of Israel: Why Its Seemingly Greatest Weakness is Actually Its Greatest Strength Thursday, November 8, 7:30 pm Dr. Daniel Gordis is Senior Vice President and a Koret Distinguished Fellow at the Shalem Center in Jerusalem. He is a regular columnist for the Jerusalem Post, a frequent contributor to The New York Times and a recent winner of the National Jewish Book Award.

Dr. Moshe Arens

Flags Over the Warsaw Ghetto: The Untold Story of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising Monday, November 12, 7:30 pm Moshe Arens is former Israel Defense and Foreign Affairs Minister and served as Israel’s ambassador to Washington. Dr. Arens recounts the true tale of courage and sacrifice by the handful of Jewish fighters who rose against the German attempt to liquidate the Warsaw Ghetto. • •

Both events at the Mandel JCC Stonehill Auditorium 26001 South Woodland Road, Beachwood For tickets and full schedule visit www.mandeljcc.org/bookfest 11


Classical Piano Series Sunday, December 2, 2 pm Gartner Auditorium, Cleveland Museum of Art 11150 East Boulevard Presented by Cuyahoga Community College Russian-born Israeli pianist and composer Yoni Levyatov is a gifted musician with a touch of the flamboyant. Levyatov made his New York concerto debut in 2005 as the winner of the Dora Zaslavsky Koch Competition performing the Schumann Piano Concerto under the baton of Philippe Entremont.

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Yoni Levyatov

The Return of the Violin

Attended by Special Guest, Joshua Bell Wednesday, January 16, 7 pm Gartner Auditorium, Cleveland Museum of Art 11150 East Boulevard Presented by Cleveland Museum of Art This Israeli documentary follows the remarkable story of a 1731 Stradivarius violin, owned by Israeli Philharmonic founder Bronislaw Huberman. In 1936 while Huberman played Carnegie Hall it was stolen and remained “lost” for nearly 50 years. The violin was eventually put up for sale as a museum piece in 2001. Unable to see such an instrument remain silent, the Huberman Stradivarius was purchased by American virtuoso, Joshua Bell. • •

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Recital is free and open to the public For information call 216.987.4444

For tickets visit www.clevelandart.org/film or call 216.421.7350 Use code “JFED” for ticket discounts

Made possible with support from Cleveland Museum of Art, The Cleveland Orchestra, The Mandel JCC Cleveland Jewish FilmFest and the Jewish Federation’s Cleveland Israel Arts Connection.


Joshua Bell

Performs with The Cleveland Orchestra Thursday, January 17, 8 pm Friday, January 18, 7 pm Saturday, January 19, 8 pm Severance Hall 11001 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland Presented by The Cleveland Orchestra Often referred to as the “poet of the violin,” Joshua Bell is one of the world’s most celebrated violinists. He continues to enchant audiences with his breathtaking virtuosity, sheer beauty of tone and charismatic stage presence. His restless curiosity, passion, universal appeal and multi-faceted musical interests have earned him the rare title of “classical music superstar.” In 2011 Bell received the Huberman Award from Moment Magazine. Bell will perform the Beethoven Violin Concerto on his 1713 Huberman Stradivarius violin. • •

For tickets visit www.clevelandorchestra.com or call 216.231.1111 Use code “12700” for ticket discounts; some restrictions apply

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Natan Dvir’s Belief

Public Opening and Artist Gallery Talk Sunday, February 3, 2 pm NEW TIME - 11am Roe Green Gallery Jewish Federation of Cleveland, Mandel Building 25701 Science Park Drive, Beachwood Presented by the Jewish Federation’s Cleveland Israel Arts Connection Join Israeli photographer Natan Dvir in this special tour of his exhibition and view the dramatic documentary images that explore the multi-faceted concept of “Belief.” Dvir focuses on the human aspects of political, social and cultural issues, using his camera as a tool for examination and explanation. His images have been published internationally by New York Times Magazine, Newsweek and Glamour, among many others. Dvir’s acclaimed work, recently awarded Picture of the Year Award by the Israeli press, has been exhibited at venues across Israel, Europe, South American and the United States, including the Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland. •

To schedule group tours email israelarts@jcfcleve.org or call 216.593.2866

Who Are Those Israelis?

Spring 2013 Location to be announced Presented by Write On For Israel Cleveland This photography exhibition highlights the Israeli people and culture as seen through the eyes of Cleveland Write On For Israel participants. Area high school students participating in this seven-month leadership program traveled to Israel last June. While there, they joined photographer Natan Dvir for on-site workshops. 14

For details visit www.akivacleveland.org


The Idan Raichel Project

Saturday, February 16, 7:30 pm Gartner Auditorium Cleveland Museum of Art 11150 East Boulevard, Cleveland Presented by the Cleveland Museum of Art’s VIVA! & Gala Performing Arts Series Recently voted Israel’s musician of the decade in polls conducted by Israeli news media, Idan Raichel is no ordinary ambassador for his country. He has worked with about 100 different musicians and singers to fuse traditional Middle Eastern instruments with electronic sounds, and to combine Jewish music with that of regions ranging from West Africa to Latin America and India. And while Hebrew dominates his lyrics, his songs are peppered with languages including Arabic, Amharic, Swahili, Spanish and Creole Portuguese. Appearing with a seven-member ensemble, Raichel makes his Cleveland debut in a special acoustic performance. • •

For tickets, visit www.clevelandart.org/raichel or call 216.421.7350 Use code “JFED” for ticket discounts

Sponsored with support from the Jewish Federation’s Cleveland Israel Arts Connection.

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Incessant Visions – Israeli Documentary, Conversation & Architectural Tour March 9 - 10 The Park Synagogue 3300 Mayfield Road, Cleveland Heights Presented by The Park Synagogue

Not only are German Expressionist architect Erich Mendelsohn’s buildings stunning but his drawings pulsate with dynamic energy. Among his many accomplishments are the Einstein Tower in Germany, the Mt. Scopus Campus of Hadassah Hospital in Israel and The Park Synagogue in Cleveland Heights. This two-part event celebrates Mendelsohn’s vision as realized in The Park Synagogue’s iconic design. Architecture and Religious Observance Saturday, March 9, service begins at 9 am, sermon at 10:45 am

Incessant Visions Film, Conversation and Tour Sunday, March 10, 1:30 - 5 pm

Attend the service and hear Rabbi Joshua Skoff, Leighton A. Rosenthal Chair on Rabbinics, deliver an engaging sermon on the relationship between architecture and religious observance.

Israeli documentary filmmaker Duki Dror’s Incesssant Visions, illuminates the life of Erich Mendelsohn through letters exchanged by the architect and his wife Louise, a young cellist. Dror breathes life into the correspondence of two passionate artists who helped each other weather a turbulent time in history.

Mendelsohn’s initial sketch for the domed synagogue

Screen the film; then join filmmaker Duki Dror and moderator Jay Geller, Ph.D., Samuel Rosenthal Professor of Judaic Studies, CWRU in a conversation; followed by a tour of the synagogue. • •

Both events are free and open to the public For more information email epetler@parksyn.org

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The Reel Israel 2013: Films & Conversations 37th Cleveland International Film Festival

April 3 - 14 Tower City Cinemas 230 West Huron Road, Cleveland The Jewish and Israeli Visions sidebar will feature films from or about Israel and the Jewish Diaspora. Schedule to be released in early March 2013. • •

For tickets and schedule visit www.clevelandfilm.org Use code “JFED” for ticket discounts

Beyond the Center: A Celebration of the Hidden Gems in Israel April 10 - 21 Presented by The Laura & Alvin Siegal Lifelong Learning Program at Case Western Reserve University The documentary-based series showcases the emerging Israeli film industry. The 2013 theme offers a glimpse of the communities outside of Tel Aviv and Jerusalem; those communities in the so-called periphery of Israel, geographically and metaphorically. Beit Shean, one of the cities in Israel’s periphery, has maintained a partnership with the Jewish Federation of Cleveland since 1995. The partnership focuses on creating deep and meaningful personal connections between Clevelanders and individuals in Beit Shean and the surrounding Valley of Springs in an effort to increase connections to Israel, Jewish identity, community development and volunteerism. The Reel Israel will dedicate three of its films to celebrate Cleveland’s relationship and dedication to the people and communities of Beit Shean and Valley of Springs. •

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David Broza in Concert

Yom Ha’atzmaut Celebration Monday, April 15, 8 pm Location to be announced One of the most dynamic singer-songwriter instrumentalists in the world, multi-platinum Israeli icon David Broza has won the hearts of audiences with magnetic performances and soulful lyrics. His virtuosic guitar playing fuses Israeli, Spanish and English musical influences; his flamenco rhythms blend with intricate rock-and-roll finger picking. His enduring career has been defined by more than 25 successful albums and numerous awards. A powerful musician, passionate peace advocate and music industry innovator, Broza awes and inspires audiences with his sincere message and musical allure. • •

Free and open to the public For location and details, visit www.jewishcleveland.org/israelarts

Sponsored with support from the Jewish Federation’s Cleveland Israel Arts Connection.

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Uzu and Muzu from Kakaruzu

Orchestrated by Avner Dorman and based on the children’s book by Ephraim Sidon April 16 - 19, 10 am Venues include: Mary Queen of Peace, Old Brooklyn Shrine Church of St. Stanislaus, Cleveland Anshe Chesed Fairmount Temple, Beachwood Presented by CityMusic Cleveland Uzu and Muzu are brothers whose love was so great, “They had never known bitterness, anger or hate.” Yet one day the two fought and built a giant wall–splitting their house in two. For generations the dreadful legend of the hideous people on the other side of the wall is embellished but no one remembers who built the wall and why. Two small great-great-great grandchildren bring the wall down in a hilarious tongue-in-cheek ending. Israeli-born composer Avner Dorman will join the CityMusic Cleveland Chamber Orchestra to bring this vibrant book to life through music and narration. •

For tickets and specific location details visit www.citymusiccleveland.org

Sponsored with support from the Jewish Federation’s Cleveland Israel Arts Connection.

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Tri-C JazzFest Cleveland

Featuring Anat Cohen April 19 - 29 Presented by Cuyahoga Community College Anat Cohen Born in Tel Aviv, Anat grew up with accomplished musical siblings; her older brother Yuval is a saxophonist and her younger brother, Avishai, is a trumpeter. She began clarinet studies at age 12 and played jazz on clarinet for the first time in the Jaffa Conservatory’s Dixieland band. After high school, she discharged her mandatory Israeli military service duty playing tenor saxophone in the Israeli Air Force band. An established bandleader and prolific composer, idiomatically conversant with modern and traditional jazz, classical music, Brazilian choro, Argentine tango and an expansive timeline of Afro-Cuban styles, Anat established herself as one of the primary voices of her generation on both the tenor saxophone and clarinet. She has been voted Clarinetist of the Year six years in a row by the Jazz Journalists Association, and the 2012 Multi-Reeds Player of the Year. “With the clarinet she becomes a singer, a dancer, a poet, a mad scientist, laughing—musically—with the sheer delight of reaching that new place, that new feeling, with each chorus.” – JazzTimes 20

For tickets and location visit www.tricpresents.com/jazzfest

Sponsored with support from the Jewish Federation’s Cleveland Israel Arts Connection.


GroundWorks Dance Theater

A World Premiere by choreographer Noa Zuk Fall 2013 Allen Theatre Complex, Playhouse Square Presented in partnership with Cleveland State University Noa Zuk joined the Batsheva Ensemble in 1997 and was a member of Batsheva Dance Company from 2000 to 2009. She has worked extensively with noted international choreographers and is a teacher of Ohad Naharin’s Gaga Movement language. Zuk received the Yair Shapira Award prize for dance excellence. •

For more information visit www.groundworksdance.org or call 216.751.0088

Sponsored with support from the Jewish Federation’s Cleveland Israel Arts Connection.

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Jewish Themed Cultural Events

An Afternoon with Sheldon Harnick

Sunday, October 28, 3 pm Mixon Hall, Cleveland Institute of Music 11021 East Boulevard, Cleveland Presented by The Musical Theater Project in association with Beck Center for the Arts Hosted by Bill Rudman and Sheldon Harnick with vocalists George Roth, Jessica Cope and Jared Leal, this concert brings to Cleveland the great lyricist Sheldon Harnick, whose Broadway musicals include Fiddler on the Roof, She Loves Me and the Pulitzer Prize-winning Fiorello! The 87-year-old Harnick and Bill Rudman will take the stage to introduce and discuss Harnick songs chosen for the occasion by the lyricist, including Sunrise, Sunset and If I Were a Rich Man. • •

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For tickets visit www.musicaltheaterproject.org or call 216.529.9411 Use code “JFED” for ticket discounts


The Whipping Man

November 2 - 25 Second Stage, Allen Theatre Complex 1407 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland Presented by Cleveland Play House As the Civil War comes to a bloody close, a Passover Seder in a shattered antebellum mansion in Virginia reveals hidden truths about the nature of freedom and the frailty of family. Confederate officer Caleb DeLeon has returned from the war to find his family missing and only two former slaves remaining. With Caleb badly wounded, the two men are compelled to care for him. As we witness this uneasy reunion during three stormy days in 1865, we must ask ourselves who among them is free and who is enslaved? • •

For tickets visit www.clevelandplayhouse.com or call 216.241.6000 Use code “10ORG” for ticket discounts

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Friday, December 7, 10 am Sunday, December 9, 12:30 pm The Temple-Tifereth Israel 26000 Shaker Boulevard, Beachwood Presented by The Cleveland Orchestra Explore the historic traditions and stories of Chanukah and get your family into the holiday spirit with this special 40-minute PNC Holiday Rainbow program, recommended for children ages 3 and up. •

For tickets and details visit www. clevelandorchestra.com or call 216.231.1111

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The Music of Chanukah

The Jewish Role in Islamic Art Vivian Mann Wednesday, June 5, 7 pm Siegal Facility Beachwood 26500 Shaker Boulevard, Beachwood

Presented by The Laura and Alvin Siegal Lifelong Learning Program at Case Western Reserve University Vivian Mann is director of the Master’s Program of Jewish Art and Visual Culture and the Jewish Theological Seminary, and former chair of Judaica at the Jewish Museum. Dr. Mann has created numerous exhibitions and their catalogs, among them, Gardens and Ghettos: The Art of Jewish Life in Italy; Convivencia: Jews, Christians and Muslims in Medieval Spain; and most recently; Morocco: Jews and Art in a Muslim Land. She is the author of Jewish Texts on the Visual Arts and Art and Ceremony in Jewish Life: Essays in the History of Jewish Art. • •

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Lecture is free and open to the public For details visit www.case.edu/ lifelonglearning or call 216.368.2090


Expression & Inspiration Jewish Arts and Culture Lab New Artist Fellowships now available

A new program, the Jewish Arts and Culture Lab, kicks off this year offering fellowships for emerging artists through a partnership between the Cleveland Jewish Arts Collaborative (CJAC) and the Mandel JCC. The artists will study together, ultimately creating works tied to a specific and shared Judaic theme. The mission is to enable the arts to be a Jewish source of expression and inspiration for local artists, culturalists and the broader community. •

Cleveland Jewish Arts Collaborative (CJAC) A platform connecting young Jewish Clevelanders with cutting-edge Jewish and Israeli art, culture, local artists and arts initiatives. CJAC enthusiasts communicate with each other about local offerings including visual art, performance art, theater, dance, music, film, literature, fashion, architecture, digital technology, food and wine. •

For details visit www.facebook.com/groups/ CJACarts or contact dblain@jcfcleve.org

For details visit www.J-artsculturelab.org or contact admin@j-artsculturelab.org

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cleveland israel arts connection

A vibrant array of Israeli arts and culture

The Cleveland Israel Arts Connection is a program of the Jewish Federation of Cleveland. The Jewish Federation of Cleveland, founded in 1903, funds and supports a wide range of social service, educational and humanitarian activities that strengthen Jewish life in Cleveland, Israel and more than 70 countries worldwide. Michael Siegal, Board Chair Stephen H. Hoffman, President

Cleveland Israel Arts Connection Advisory Group Roe Green and Erica Hartman-Horvitz, Co-chairs

Samantha Baskind Mimi Becker Richard Bogomolny Joanne Cohen Natalie Epstein Matthew Garson Jay Geller Valerie Geller Rebecca Heller Joan Horvitz 26

Sara Hurand Simone Jowell Terry Kovel Irwin Lowenstein Deborah Ratner Barbara Robinson Sharon Rosenbaum Paula Schwartz Anita Siegal Naomi Singer

Ivan Soclof Marilyn Soclof Cathy Stamler Penni Weinberg Neil Weinberger Elie Weiss Trudy Wiesenberger Scott Zeilinger

Jewish Federation of Cleveland Staff Israel Wiener, consultant Daniel Blain Karen Wyman Debra Yasinow


Making the world a better place knows no religion.

That’s why last year, the Jewish Federation of Cleveland raised and allocated nearly $127 million to social service, educational and humanitarian organizations that support Cleveland’s Jewish and general communities, as well as those in more than 70 countries around the world. Through the generosity of our donors, the Jewish Federation of Cleveland is Ohio’s largest grantmaking organization. Together, we do extraordinary things.

Jewish Federation OF CLEVELAND

25701 Science Park Drive · Cleveland, Ohio 44122 216.593.2900 · www.jewishcleveland.org

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Jewish Federation OF CLEVELAND

Mandel Building 25701 Science Park Drive Cleveland, Ohio 44122-7302 www.jewishcleveland.org

A vibrant array of Israeli arts and culture

The Jewish Federation of Cleveland’s 2012-2013 Cleveland Israel Arts Connection is brought to you by:

Roe Green Foundation Cleveland Foundation – The Leonard Kreiger Fund Richard Horvitz & Erica Hartman-Horvitz Toby Devan Lewis

The Consulate General of Israel to the Mid-Atlantic Region

Email israelarts@jcfcleve.org for the latest arts updates


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