Roe Green, Honorary Producer
CLEVELAND ISRAEL ARTS CONNECTION
January-July 2020 Season
JANUARY 22 Rami – Intimate & Live with the Piano 10 26 “Incitement” 4
visual arts 6
FEBRUARY 7-23 The Scottsboro Boys* 15 6 “You Only Die Twice” 4 7 Eli Degibri Quartet 10 11 The Making of Shtisel: A Jewish Odyssey 5 12 Informal Hebrew Discussion with Yehonatan Indursky 5 12 “Ponevezh Time” Film Screening & Discussion 5 21–Mar 1 Parade* 15 23 & 25 Art Galley Open House: Unfolding Nature: Dancing through Waves 6-7 MARCH 1 Leonard Bernstein: The Power of Music: Exhibition Closes* 18 5-11 O Jerusalem! 11 6-29 Kindertransport* 15 11-14 New World Revisited 11 13 – Apr 17 Shtetl in the Sun* 17 27 & 29 Shony Rivnay Artist Talk & Open House: Unfolding Nature: Dancing through Waves 6-7 25-Apr 5 Cleveland International Film Festival 4
17 Chagall for Children: Exhibition Opens* 18 19 Art Gallery Open House: Unfolding Nature: Dancing through Waves 6-7 19 & 21 Rothschild & Sons* 16 29 Yom Ha’atzmaut Celebration 13 30 Zehavi Piccolo Concerto 12
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MAY 2 Zehavi Piccolo Concerto 12 7 Beethoven in Jeans 11 10-11 V-E Day* 16 12 Exhibition Opening & Curator Talk: Growing a Garden for an Unknown Lover 8 27 Bauer* 16 JUNE 8-14 11-28 JULY 9-12
The Aronson Cello Festival (ACF)* 17 Carte Blanche! ChamberFest Season 9 13 The Tunnel 14
LO O K I N G A H E A D
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SEPTEMBER 13 Dafna Kaffeman Artist Talk & Open House 9 16 Stories of Survival: Object. Image. Memory. Exhibition Opens* 18 NOVEMBER 16 Israel Philharmonic Orchestra 14
Jewish-themed cultural events
The artistic viewpoints reflected in these programs do not necessarily represent the positions or opinions of the Jewish Federation of Cleveland.
Dear Friends, To create the vibrant array of Israeli Arts & Culture that you see in each brochure, the Cleveland Israel Arts Connection does a lot of work behind the scenes. We continually plant seeds for future collaborations and the offerings in this brochure celebrate their harvest. Following his residency at the Cleveland Institute of Music in 2015, composer Oded Zehavi will have the world premiere of his Piccolo Concerto performed by The Cleveland Orchestra (page 12). Our investment in theater will also realize the U.S. Premieres of two provocative Israeli plays. “The Tunnel” by Roy Chen, will enjoy staged readings this summer, followed by a fully staged production in 2021 at Dobama Theatre (page 14). And Cleveland Public Theatre is securing the rights to a U.S. Premiere by one of Israel’s most beloved playwrights; the production will be announced in our next brochure. Lovers of the visual arts will enjoy the current exhibition in the Roe Green Gallery of works by Shony Rivnay (page 6), followed by a photographic exhibit from Boaz Aharonovich (page 8). And in the fall an incredible exhibition of delicate glasswork by Dafna Kaffeman (page 9) will open. We look forward to seeing you at many of these events and look forward with anticipation to what next season’s harvest will bring. Warm regards,
You will enjoy “Meet the Artist” receptions, name recognition in the twice yearly arts brochures and on www.jewishcleveland.org, plus the satisfaction of knowing you are helping connect Cleveland and Israel through the arts. For more information about the Cleveland Israel Arts Connection Patron Society, please contact Hedy Milgrom at email@example.com or 216-593-2850.
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A film by Yaron Zilberman Featuring a Talk-Back with Dalia Rabin and Ambassador Ido Aharoni Presented by Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage, Mandel JCC, and Siegal Lifelong Learning Program at CWRU
Sunday, January 26 @ 2 pm Mandel JCC, Stonehill Auditorium 26001 S Woodland Rd, Beachwood
“Incitement” profiles Yigal Amir in the year leading up to his assassination of Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin. The film was the Winner of the 2019 Ophir Award for Best Picture and selected as the Israeli entry for the Best International Feature Film at the 92nd Academy Awards. A talk-back by Dalia Rabin, Chair of The Yitzhak Rabin Center, former Israeli-politician, and Yitzhak Rabin’s daughter and Israeli Ambassador Ido Aharoni follows the film. • For tickets visit: www.maltzmuseum.org/program-calendar Dalia Rabin
Amb. Ido Aharoni
YOU ONLY DIE TWICE A film by Yair Lev and David Deri
Presented by Chagrin Documentary Film Festival and the Mandel JCC’s Cleveland Jewish FilmFest
Thursday, February 6 @ 7 pm Mandel JCC 26001 S Woodland Rd, Beachwood
Follow documentarian Yair Lev’s personal and historical journey to uncover the truth behind the man who stole his grandfather’s identity during WW2. Lev shares archival documents that peel back the layers of this mystery person. Why did he do it? What was he hiding? This ‘whodunit’ film not only contains a daunting mystery, but also evolves into a drama of survival and love.
Sponsored with support from the Jewish Federation’s Cleveland Israel Arts Connection a program of the Jewish Federation of Cleveland
• For tickets visit: www.chagrinfilmfest.org
44th CLEVELAND INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL March 25 – April 5
Tower City Cinemas 230 West Huron Road, Cleveland
CIFF will once again present their Jewish and Israeli Visions sidebar. These films from – or about– Israel and the Jewish diaspora enlighten and entertain with their unique cultural perspective. •C IFF44 program details will be announced in late February at www.clevelandfilm.org.
FILM YEHONATAN INDURSKY Visiting Filmmaker
Presented by Siegal Lifelong Learning Program at CWRU
February 11 – 12
Siegal Lifelong Learning Landmark Centre 25700 Science Park Drive, Beachwood Shtisel
Award-winning writer and director, Yehonatan Indursky is a graduate of the elite ultra-Orthodox Ponevezh Yeshiva, and later a top alum of the Jerusalem Sam Spiegel Film School. He wrote and created, with Ori Elon, the esteemed drama series “Shtisel,” which won 17 Israeli Academy of Television awards. The series is currently an international hit on Netflix. His fulllength documentary “Ponevezh Time,” competed at the was nominated for Best Documentary Film at the Israeli Academy Awards. “Driver” (2018), his first full-length film, won the Israeli Critics Award.
THE MAKING OF SHTISEL: A JEWISH ODYSSEY
Tuesday, February 11 @ 7 pm Shtisel co-creator Yehonatan Indursky was brought up at an orthodox house in Jerusalem. After he completed a prestigious Yeshiva he decided to become secular, leaving his Orthodox family and moving to Tel Aviv. In this lecture Indursky speaks about his Orthodox home, the inspiration for the show Shtisel, and how the show changed his relationship with his home and the orthodox community.
INFORMAL HEBREW DISCUSSION
Wednesday, February 12 @ 10 am
Indursky wrote and directed the series “Autonomies,” which received rave reviews and won Reflet d’Or for Best International Television Series in Geneva International Film Festival. “Autonomies” imagines an ultra-Orthodox autonomy in Jerusalem that is surrounded by a wall and operates strictly in accordance with Halachic laws. Indursky’s short film “The Cantor and the Sea,” won the best director prize in Jerusalem Film Festival 2015.
“PONEVEZH TIME”: FILM SCREENING AND DISCUSSION
Wednesday, February 12 @ 6:30 pm
“Ponevezh Time,” a documentary film directed by Yehonatan Indursky, provides an unprecedented glimpse into the largest ultra-orthodox seminary in the world. Amidst the constant prayer and scholarly study, we find fragile confused young men, with hopes, dreams and worries often not so foreign from our own.
• For more information visit www.case.edu/lifelongleanring or call 216-368-2091.
UNFOLDING NATURE: DANCING THROUGH WAVES by Shony Rivnay
Erica Hartman-Horvitz, Curator
Photo: Debra S. Yasinow
Presented by the Jewish Federation’s Cleveland Israel Arts Connection
Now through April 19
Roe Green Gallery Jewish Federation of Cleveland Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Building 25701 Science Park Drive Beachwood
“Unfolding Nature: Dancing Through Waves,” consists of a series of vibrant paintings, filled with characteristic biomorphic shapes that have been deliberately exaggerated and infused with harmony. The choreography of the work is laced with intense forms and unexpected colorations. The work is based upon the visual images derived from other disciplines, particularly that of music. The compositions are precisely correct and Rivnay succeeds in his efforts to find order in abstraction. Shony Rivnay is an interdisciplinary Israeli-American artist based in Tel Aviv, Israel. He works in various media including painting, sculpture, video, installation, and performance. He has exhibited solo shows in numerous locations around the globe including Berlin, Germany, Venice, Tokyo, and South Korea as well as Tel Aviv and New York City. Rivnay’s works are in private and public collections worldwide. He holds a BFA from Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design, Jerusalem, Israel.
VISUAL ART COMMUNITY OPEN HOUSE & ARTIST TALK Sunday, March 27 @ 1 – 3 pm Tuesday, March 29 @ 6 – 8 pm
Roe Green Gallery, Jewish Federation of Cleveland Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Building 25701 Science Park Drive, Beachwood Join artist Shony Rivnay for an interactive conversation about his work and the exhibition on display at the Roe Green Gallery. Talks will be given in English and Hebrew. GALLERY OPEN HOUSES The gallery is open on the following dates or by appointment. Sunday, February 23 @ 1 – 3 pm Tuesday, February 25 @ 6 – 8 pm Sunday, April 19 @ 1 – 3 pm • To schedule group tours email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 216.593.2845. • Free and open to the community. Sponsored with support from Cuyahoga Arts & Culture
GROWING A GARDEN FOR AN UNKNOWN LOVER by Boaz Aharonovitch Aya Goshen, Curator Presented by the Jewish Federation’s Cleveland Israel Arts Connection and Friends of Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design, Jerusalem
May 12 – August 25
Roe Green Gallery, Jewish Federation of Cleveland Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Building 25701 Science Park Drive, Beachwood “Growing a Garden for an Unknown Lover”, Boaz Aharonovitch’s ongoing photo-diary, documents a gardening project that took place in his studio. Incorporating photographic works and a single-channel video art installation, the archived garden is created from flowers, vegetation, and containers Aharonovitch collected from his immediate surroundings. Committed to the process , he cultivated his plants, staged them to create the most appealing image and photographed them- hoping the image will attract an unknown lover. The outcome of the process is a meditation on the ephemerality of the garden as a metaphor for the passage of time and longing. Boaz Aharonovitch was born in in Israel in 1970, and currently lives and works in Tel Aviv - Jaffa. His main practice is photography, but his works also include drawings, installations and video works. He received both his MFA and BFA from the Bezalel Academy of Art and Design in Jerusalem. His work appears in numerous museums and private collections worldwide. Aya Goshen, born and raised in Israel, is an experienced, independent curator currently living in New York. She received an M.A. in Contemporary Art from Sotheby’s Institute of Art and an MBA from Tel Aviv University.
COMMUNITY OPEN HOUSE & CURATOR TALK Tuesday, May 12 @ 6 – 8 pm
Roe Green Gallery Jewish Federation of Cleveland Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Building 25701 Science Park Drive, Beachwood Join curator Aya Goshen for an interactive conversation about Boaz Aharonovich’s work and the exhibition on display at the Roe Green Gallery. Talks will be given in English and Hebrew. GALLERY OPEN HOUSES The gallery is open on one Sunday and Tuesday each month or by appointment. • To see open house dates, please visit www.jewishcleveland.org/israelarts • To schedule group tours email email@example.com or call 216.593.2845. • Free and open to the community. Sponsored with support from Cuyahoga Arts & Culture
VISUAL ART LO O K I N G A H E A D
a program of the Jewish Federation of Cleveland
IF YOU THIRST FOR A HOMELAND Glass by Dafna Kaffeman Trudy Wiesenberger, Curator Presented by the Jewish Federation’s Cleveland Israel Arts Connection
Opening September 13, 2020
Israeli born glass artist Dafna Kaffeman has been challenging viewer’s notions about tolerance, the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, and morality in Europe, the United States and Scandinavia. Her exquisitely crafted plant specimens, made in flame-worked glass from Israel’s natural world, are combined with embroidered texts. Handkerchiefs, often associated with mourning, are the backdrops for many of the glass plants. Inspired by nature, her pieces convey the complexities of life in Israel. Her work ignites an intellectual and emotional response.
Photo: Debra S. Yasinow
Roe Green Gallery Jewish Federation of Cleveland Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Building 25701 Science Park Drive, Beachwood
Kaffeman began her studies at Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design, Jerusalem and received her BFA at the Gerrit Rietveld Academy in Amsterdam. In 2002 she received her MFA from the Sandberg Institute in Amsterdam. She now heads the glass department at Bezalel. Her work has been exhibited in the Corning Museum of Glass, the Montreal Museum of Contemporary Art, and the Victoria & Albert Museum in London. Sponsored with support from Cuyahoga Arts & Culture
RAMI - INTIMATE & LIVE WITH THE PIANO Presented by Siegal Lifelong Learning Program at CWRU
Wednesday, January 22 @ 7:30 pm Maltz Performing Arts Center 1855 Ansel Rd, Cleveland
Rami Kleinstein is one of Israel’s most renowned pop superstars, known for his beautiful love songs, soothing voice and delicate piano-playing. A native New Yorker, Rami moved to Israel with his family in 1970 at age 8. He aptly and cleverly weaves his songs together with rich anecdotes laced with a poignant, delicate humor, that give the audience insight into his life as well as tidbits of Israeli history. Rami’s piano playing is stellar, as is his soulful and captivating voice.
Rami’s Piano Concert is an intimate performance featuring a selection of original songs from Rami’s enormous personal repertoire. He is a triple platinum and gold album award winner and many of his songs became the foundation of Israeli culture. • For tickets visit www.case.edu/lifelonglearning/rami. • Use code “JFED” for ticket discounts. Sponsored with support from the Jewish Federation’s Cleveland Israel Arts Connection a program of the Jewish Federation of Cleveland
ELI DEGIBRI QUARTET Co-Presented by Nighttown and Tri-C JazzFest
Friday, February 7 @ 8 pm
Nighttown 12387 Cedar Road, Cleveland Heights An internationally recognized saxophonist-composer-bandleader, Eli Degibri possesses many gifts as a musician. He boasts a seemingly bottomless fount of artistry as a composer and a bandleader, and is a recipient of the honorary Israeli “Prime Minister Award for Jazz Composition“, recognizing his great talent as a melodic composer, and the “Landau Award for Jazz Performance”, recognizing his achievement as a remarkable bandleader. Degibri was invited to be a part of UNESCO’s first International Jazz Day at the UN General Assembly in New York, alongside many of the finest jazz musicians in the world. • For tickets visit, https://www.nighttowncleveland.com/music-performances/ or call 216-795-0550. • Use code “JFED” for ticket discounts. 10
“The caliber of which is a rare find in jazz today.” – Herbie Hancock
CROSSROADS OF THREE FAITHS
“The place where brothers and strangers are one…”
Presented by Apollo’s Fire
March 5 – 11
Various Venues, including The Temple-Tifereth Israel, Beachwood
~ Jalal al-Din Rumi, 13th-c. Persian poet
Premiered last year to sold-out crowds, Jeannette Sorrell’s evocation of Old Jerusalem blends music and poetry from the Jewish, Christian, Arab, and Armenian quarters of the Old City. Medieval harp, oud, and exotic percussion blend with Arabic love songs and Sephardic ballads. The performers, including musicians of Jewish, Palestinian, Persian, Muslim, and Christian backgrounds, join in celebration of brotherhood and sisterhood. Tel Aviv native, Daphna Mor, returns as a featured performer on recorders and ney • For tickets and venue information, visit www.apollosfire.org or call 216-320-0012. • Use code “JFED” for ticket discounts. View of Damascus Gate with Camel Drivers, Jerusalem, c.1844 (oil on board), Caffi, Ippolito (1809-66) / Galleria Internazionale d’Arte Moderna, Ca’ Pesaro, Venice, Italy / © Mondadori Electa / Bridgeman Images
AMIT PELED, Conductor Presented by CityMusic Cleveland
Raised on a kibbutz in Israel, Amit Peled began playing the cello at age 10. A virtuoso on the cello, Peled also found a home on the podium, winning conducting competitions at Yale University and New England Conservatory. 2019-20 marks Peled’s inaugural season as Music Director of CityMusic Cleveland.
New World Revisited
Beethoven in Jeans
Various Venues, including The Maltz Performing Arts Center, Cleveland
Various Venues, including The TempleTifereth Israel, Beachwood
March 11 – 14
Antonín Dvorák’s “New World” Symphony was profoundly influenced by the music of the old plantations, which he learned from Henry T. Burleigh, his student from Erie, Pennsylvania. Dvorák’s great Symphony is complemented by a work commissioned from acclaimed jazz bassist and composer John Clayton.
May 7 – 10
Frédéric Chopin said, “Beethoven embraced the universe with the power of his spirit,” and Beethoven’s serious qualities are embodied in the powerful Coriolan Overture. His genial side is heard in the Romances for Violin, two of his most lyrical pieces. The program concludes with the Symphony No. 7.
• For more information, visit www.citymusiccleveland.org. 11
ZEHAVI PICCOLO CONCERTO WORLD PREMIERE Presented by The Cleveland Orchestra
Thursday, April 30 @ 7:30 pm Saturday, May 2 @ 8 pm Severance Hall 11001 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland
Oded Zehavi’s music runs the gamut from atonality to neo-romanticism and has won international accolades from both audiences and critics for its appealing and emotional content. His tonal language draws from music traditions of the Middle East (Jewish and Arabic), European art song and contemporary techniques, exploring the fusion of western and ethnic musical heritages. Zehavi’s first concerto for piccolo and orchestra will be premiered by The Cleveland Orchestra, Matthias Pintscher conducting, in Severance Hall: a commission by its principal piccolo Mary Kay Fink and music director Franz Welser-Möst. A Jerusalem native, Zehavi is well versed in a wide variety of musical styles (pop/rock arrangements, soundtracks, electronic, chamber and orchestral music) and is renowned for his vocal scores and textual affinity for classics of Hebrew literature. He is the recipient of numerous prizes and residencies, most recently the 2015 Schusterman Visiting Artist Residency (Case Western Reserve University and Cleveland Institute of Music, Ohio, USA) as well as the 2014 Prime Minister’s Prize for Composition. Zehavi began piano studies at an early age, and during his teen years worked as an arranger and programmer for the Israel Broadcasting Authority. He served as a tank commander during the First Lebanon War, an experience which profoundly affected his world view and musical direction. Zehavi is Professor of Music at Haifa University, where he founded the Department of Music in 1995. He resides in Tel Aviv with his wife and two children. • For tickets visit www.clevelandorchestra.com or call 216-231-1111. • Use code “JFED” for ticket discounts. Sponsored with support from the Jewish Federation of Cleveland and the Cleveland Israel Arts Connection a program of the Jewish Federation of Cleveland
Photo: Debra S. Yasinow
Composed by Oded Zehavi Mary Kay Fink, piccolo
YOM HA’ATZMAUT CELEBRATION Presented by Jewish Federation of Cleveland
Wednesday, April 29 @ 5:30 – 9:30 pm
Photo: Marco Borggreve
• For more information visit www.jewishcleveland.org.
CARTE BLANCHE! CHAMBERFEST SEASON 9 Presented by ChamberFest Cleveland
June 11 – 28 Various Venues
ChamberFest Cleveland launches Season 9 of its wildly successful chamber music festival founded by Franklin Cohen, Principal Clarinet Emeritus of The Cleveland Orchestra and his daughter, Diana Cohen, Concertmaster of the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra. Between 25 and 30 world-class musicians from around the globe will perform concerts throughout Cleveland including Israeli pianists Roman Rabinovich and Shai Wosner.
• For more information visit www.chamberfestcleveland.com or call 216-471-8887.
MUSIC LO O K I N G A H E A D
ISRAEL PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA Lehav Shani, Music Director
Presented by the Jewish Federation of Cleveland
Monday, November 16, 2020 Severance Hall 11001 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland
“It is impossible to imagine Israel without its Philharmonic Orchestra.” - Shimon Peres: Israeli President, Prime Minister & Nobel Prize Laureate
The Israel Philharmonic Orchestra returns to Severance Hall this November under the direction of Music Director Designate Lehav Shani, successor to Maestro Zubin Mehta. The Israel Philharmonic Orchestra (IPO) was founded in 1936 by Bronislaw Huberman and its inaugural concert, on 26 December 1936, was conducted by Arturo Toscanini. The orchestra plays in subscription series in Tel Aviv, Jerusalem and Haifa and regularly tours the world’s cultural centers and prestigious festivals. The IPO has also contributed to the absorption of new immigrants and includes in its ranks new immigrant musicians. • For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
THEATER Staged readings of
THE TUNNEL by Roy Chen Directed by Leighann Delorenzo A Dobama Theatre Production
July 9 – 12
Dobama Theatre 2340 Lee Road, Cleveland Heights
Photo: Original Gesher Theatre Production, Israel
Two Israeli soldiers are suddenly trapped in a tunnel at the Gaza border. When two Palestinian soldiers make their way into the same tunnel from the other side, these enemies find themselves at a stand-off as they try to find their way out. To kill or to save each other? Meanwhile, above ground, an absurd political and media circus is attempting to cover the event. An award-winning hit in Tel Aviv, “The Tunnel” is a thoughtprovoking and humorous dramatic satire about the human struggle 14
of this unending conflict and the bizarre world of politics and mass media that are a part of daily life in Israel. •Free, but reservations required. Suggested donation $10. •For tickets, visit www.dobama.org or call 216-932-3396. Sponsored with support from the Jewish Federation’s Cleveland Israel Arts Connection a program of the Jewish Federation of Cleveland
THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS
February 7 – 23
Presented by Kent State University School of Theatre and Dance
Produced by Beck Center for the Arts
Beck Center for the Arts 17801 Detroit Ave, Lakewood
Directed by Fabio Polanco
February 21 – March 1
Nominated for 12 Tony Awards®, “The Scottsboro Boys” is based on the Scottsboro Boys’ trial. Set in the framework of a Vaudeville show, and a show within a show, with big musical numbers ranging from flashy and exuberant to mournful and delicate that will feed your soul. Like “Cabaret,” this musical creates a dynamic social critique. Music & lyrics by John Kander & Fred Ebb. • For tickets visit www.beckcenter.org or call 216-521-2540 x10. • Use code “JFED” for ticket discounts.
E. Turner Stump Theatre 1325 Theatre Drive, Kent
“Parade” tells the heart-wrenching, true story of Leo Frank: a Brooklyn-raised Jewish man living in Atlanta who was wrongfully convicted of the rape and murder in 1913. The momentous case, tried amid religious intolerance, political injustice, and racial tension, drew national attention to Anti-Semitism and was pivotal to the founding of the Anti-Defamation League (ADL.) • For tickets visit https://www.kent.edu/theatredance/parade.
Presented with the support of FGI Foundation, a supporting foundation of Jewish Federation of Cleveland, Francine M. Gordon, President.
KINDERTRANSPORT by Diane Samuels
Presented by Ensemble Theatre
March 6 – 29
Ensemble Theatre 2843 Washington Blvd, Cleveland Heights The Kindertransport was a British rescue mission that took place at the beginning of WWII. Over 10,000 Jewish children from various countries were placed in British foster homes. ‘Kindertransport’ depicts the agony of separating a child from her parents and wrestles with the consequences of that choice, an act of sacrifice that also wreaks devastating results.” Starring Cleveland’s own Dorothy Silver and Laura Perotta Ford. • F or tickets and information, email email@example.com call 216-321-2930 • Use code “JFED” for ticket discounts. “’Kindertransport’ is an important play to see whether you know about these children or not. It allows you to see that the result of how we treat any children fleeing persecution spans generations, and that mark, good or bad, reflects our own humanity.” - DC Metro Theatre Arts
ROTHSCHILD & SONS In Concert Musical with special guest: Hal Linden
Presented by The Musical Theater Project in a co-production with Kent State University
Sunday, April 19 @ 2 pm Kent State University
Tuesday, April 21 @ 7 pm
Fairmount Temple 23737 Fairmount Blvd, Beachwood It’s a true story: how Mayer Rothschild and his sons break out of the Frankfurt ghetto in late 18th-century Europe and create a financial dynasty that exists to this day. “The Rothschilds” was the last musical with a score by “Fiddler on the Roof” songwriters Jerry Bock and Sheldon Harnick. Both musicals are about Jewish families facing oppression, but as Harnick tells us, “In Fiddler, Tevye’s people were resigned to their poverty; the Rothschilds were determined to conquer theirs.” Directed by Terri Kent; Musical direction by Jen Korecki; Musical supervision by Nancy Maier; and featuring members of Kent State University’s Musical Theater Program. • For tickets to the April 19 performance, visit www.Kent.edu/theatredance or call 330-672-2787. • For tickets to the April 21 performance, visit www.musicaltheaterproject.org or call 800-838-3006. • Use code “JFED” for ticket discounts.
Staged readings of
Staged reading of
by Faye Sholiton
by Lauren Gunderson Directed by Mitchell Fields
Presented by Interplay Jewish Theatre
May 10 – 11 @ 7 pm
Dobama Theatre 2340 Lee Road, Cleveland Heights On May 8, 2003, Evelyn Bergfeld receives an elderly gentleman in her Cleveland Heights home. He has come to deliver a carton of World War II-era newsletters. Seeing these pages – and this particular visitor – opens a floodgate of memories. But the more lasting gift: her care-taking daughter can see Mom young again, for a day. Sholiton’s multiple award-winning play was inspired by a box of “Hello Again” newsletters that circulated to Cleveland Jewish troops from 1942-45. It is presented to honor the 75th anniversary of V-E Day. • For reservations, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call (216) 393-PLAY. 16
Presented by Interplay Jewish Theatre and Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage
Wednesday, May 27 @ 7 pm Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage 2929 Richmond Road, Beachwood
“Bauer” is a story about love, betrayal, art, and defiance, inspired by true events. Painter/printmaker/theoretician Rudolf Bauer had been a European celebrity two decades before the Nazis jailed him in 1938 for his “degenerate art.” He was rescued and brought to America by art dealer Solomon Guggenheim, a move that proved devastating for Bauer. • For reservations and information, visit www.maltzmuseum.org or call 216-593-0575.
SHTETL IN THE SUN
Works by Photographer Andy Sweet Presented by the Cleveland Print Room
March 13 – April 17
Tu-Fr: 12 – 6 pm, Sa: 12 – 5 pm Cleveland Print Room The ArtCraft Building 2550 Superior Avenue, Cleveland Andy Sweet’s previously unseen color photographs documenting South Beach’s oncethriving and now-vanished Jewish community will make their Cleveland premier at the Print Room gallery. After his murder in 1982, Sweet’s negatives were lost, with only his original prints remaining. Recently developed technology allowed Sweet’s photos to be brought back to life, restoring the fading images back to their original state. • For more information visit: www.clevelandprintroom.com, or call 216-802-9441. “Andy Sweet’s photographs and a new film tell the story of a vanished Jewish community on the tip of Miami Beach that gave way to a glittering American Riviera.” – The New York Times
THE ARONSON CELLO FESTIVAL (ACF) Hosted by The Cleveland Institute of Music
June 8 – 14 Various Venues
As a young cellist, Lev Aronson had dreams of becoming an international soloist. But, history had other plans. After surviving two death camps during World War II, Lev Aronson made his way to the United States where he was appointed principal cellist of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra. Today Lev Aronson is remembered as an extraordinary teacher. He mentored young musicians who later became acclaimed soloists, principal cellists of the great orchestras of the world, and teachers carrying on his legacy. Now in its 7th Series, The Aronson Cello Festival (ACF) honors education, the arts, and the intersection between music and areas of influence from business to entertainment to sports. Join us for a festival with inspiring lectures, recitals, master classes and special guests. • For more information visit: www.AronsonCelloFestival.com. Making the world a better place through music.™ 17
THE MALTZ MUSEUM PRESENTS:
© Courtesy of The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts. Friedman-Abeles, Billy Rose Theatre Collection. Astor, Lenox, and Tilden Foundations.
Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage 2929 Richmond Road, Beachwood
LEONARD BERNSTEIN: THE POWER OF MUSIC Now through March 1, 2020 “Leonard Bernstein: The Power of Music” is the first large-scale museum exhibition to illustrate Leonard Bernstein’s life, Jewish identity, and social activism.
CHAGALL FOR CHILDREN April 17 – August 2020 “Chagall for Children” is a multi-sensory, hands-on exploration of one of the best-known and best-loved artists of the twentieth century, Marc Chagall. This world class exhibition is specifically designed to engage ages 2 – 12 and features multi-sensory exploration stations, each incorporating of one of Marc Chagall’s works encouraging children to explore art principles such as color, composition, light and texture.
STORIES OF SURVIVAL: OBJECT. IMAGE. MEMORY. September 16, 2020 – January 10, 2021 Through objects, photographs and personal reflections, “Stories of Survival: Object. Image. Memory.” reveals the individual stories of survivors of the Holocaust and genocides and conflicts including Armenia, Bosnia, Cambodia, Iraq, Rwanda, South Sudan, and Syria.
“When you’ve lost everything, a single object can take on extraordinary meaning.”
The Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage is a proud partner of the Jewish Federation of Cleveland. • For a complete schedule of activities and tickets, visit www.maltzmuseum.org or call 216-593-0575. 18
CLEVELAND ISRAEL ARTS CONNECTION The Cleveland Israel Arts Connection is a program of the Jewish Federation of Cleveland, connecting our community with the most dynamic 21st century cultural experiences that Israel has to offer. Working in partnership with Northeast Ohio’s leading arts organizations, we strive to identify, enhance, promote, and create unique and engaging Israeli cultural opportunities. J. David Heller, Board Chair Erika B. Rudin-Luria, President
CLEVELAND ISRAEL ARTS CONNECTION ADVISORY GROUP Roe Green and Erica Hartman-Horvitz, Co-Chairs Edna Akrish Leslye Arian Ziona Austrian Eric Baer Samantha Baskind Zeda Blau Richard Bogomolny Amy Budish Rebecca Carmi Reneé Chelm Joanne Cohen Deena Epstein Natalie Epstein Marc Freimuth Mady Friedman Barbara Galvin Peter Galvin Matthew Garson Jay Geller Valerie Geller Jane Glaubinger Florence Goodman Rochelle Gross Lilli Harris Rebecca Heller Stephen H. Hoffman Joan Horvitz Sara Hurand Robert Immerman Susan Immerman Robert Jackson Roseanne Kadis Susan Koletsky Susan Krantz Karen Krause
Lisa Kurzner Leora Lanzola Rachel Lappen Daniel Levin Karen Levinsky Toby Lewis Sarah Liska Irwin Lowenstein Linda Olejko Debbe Deutch Rabinowitz Deborah Ratner Barbara Robinson Sharon Rosenbaum Bill Rudman Linda Sandhaus Nancy Schwartz-Katz Charna Sherman Anita Siegal Scott Sill Marjorie Simon Margaret Singerman Ivan Soclof Marilyn Soclof Cathy Stamler Marla Comet-Stark Robert Stark Barbara Tannenbaum Richard Uria Herbert Wainer Susan Wasserman Penni Weinberg Elie Weiss Judy Weiss Trudy Wiesenberger Ruth Wolfson
STAFF Hedy P. Milgrom, Senior Development Officer Israel Wiener, Israeli Arts & Culture Consultant Debra S. Yasinow, Director, Cleveland Israel Arts Connection
The Jewish Federation’s 2019-20 Cleveland Israel Arts Connection is brought to you by these generous individuals and foundations:
Roe Green, Honorary Producer STAR PATRONS Roe Green Foundation Richard Horvitz & Erica Hartman-Horvitz Robert & Susan Immerman Karen & Alan M. Krause PLATINUM PATRONS Stanley I. and Honnie R. Busch Memorial Endowment Drs. Jane Glaubinger & Eric Baer Toby Devan Lewis GOLD PATRONS Richard Bogomolny & Patricia Kozerefski The John and Peggy Garson Family Foundation Harley & Rochelle Gross Robert & Eileen Sill Family Foundation Sara Hurand & Elie Weiss Idelle Wolf SILVER PATRONS Zeda W. Blau Sharon & Bruce Rosenbaum Rebecca & Irad Carmi Linda M. Sandhaus, M.D. Marc Freimuth Charna E. Sherman Barbara & Peter Galvin Michael & Anita Siegal Family Foundation Florence Goodman Marjorie Simon Amy & Steve Hoffman Margaret Singerman Shachar Israel Herb & Jody Wainer Jewish Arts Endowment Fund Susan Wasserman Roseanne Kadis Judith Weiss Hedy & Michael Milgrom Trudy & Steve Wiesenberger Gloria Plevin Barbara Robinson FRIENDS The Edna & Yair Akrish Family Leslye Arian Deena & Richard Epstein Jonathan Freilich Debra S. Yasinow
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Jewish Federation of Cleveland Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Building 25701 Science Park Drive Cleveland, Ohio 44122
The Jewish Federationâ€™s 2019-20 Cleveland Israel Arts Connection is brought to you by these generous Sponsors:
Roe Green, Honorary Producer PLATINUM SPONSOR
The Leonard Krieger Fund of the