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2017-18 SEASON

Fall & Winter 2017-18 Season


SEPTEMBER Hineni – Here I Am: Israeli Works of Art in Cleveland Collections (thru December 2017) 11 7-17 11th Mandel JCC Cleveland Jewish FilmFest 8-9 13 “Mr. Gaga” 8 Dear Friends: It is with great excitement that we present our most vibrant array of Israeli arts and culture in celebration of the 70th anniversary of the State of Israel. During the next year you will enjoy a full spectrum of experiences. In May, The Musical Theater Project will present a program around the classic musical “Milk & Honey” from 1961, and next summer, Dobama Theatre will stage the American Premiere of “On the Grill,” a contemporary Israeli play written in 2015. Music will range from one of the hottest jazz groups from Israel, The Hazelnuts, performing this October, to classical pianist Ran Dank in concert next June. Visual Arts at the Roe Green Gallery will include “Cleveland Collects Israel,” a selection of post-1948 Israeli art from local collections, as well as emerging artists in photography and other media. We will present acclaimed writer David Grossman in two iterations: he will speak about his latest novel at a communitywide lecture in April; and the play, “To the End of the Land,” based on another of his best-selling works, will be staged in October 2018. On the following pages you will find all of these offerings and many more–including theater, music, visual art, film, dance, archaeology, and special events designed specifically to celebrate Israel at 70. We look forward to seeing you on this wonderful cultural journey!

17 Glorious Music 13 17-18 “Ulysses on Bottles” 4 thru December From Riches to Rags: American Photography in the Depression* 12 OCTOBER 1 Koresh Dance Company 4 3 “My Hero Brother” 10 4-8 Chagrin Documentary FilmFest 10 8 Beyond Chicken Soup: Jews & Medicine in America (thru April 2018) 12 15-19 TO BE: Assaf Boker 16 17 The Hazelnuts in Concert with The Manhattan Transfer 13 21-Nov 12 “The Diary of Anne Frank”* 6 22-27 IN OUR LAND: Robbie Gringras 16 23 The Making of the Balfour Declaration 16 30 Martha Argerich and Sergei Babayan in Concert* 14 NOVEMBER 13 Dead Sea Caves: New Archaeological Discoveries 17 13-21 Mandel JCC Cleveland Jewish Book Festival 18 14 “Angels in the Sky: How a Band of Volunteer Airmen Saved the new State of Israel” 18 14 Excavating and Rebuilding Ruins in Jerusalem’s Jewish Quarter 17

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18 “Still Standing”* 7



JANUARY 21-26 PEOPLE: Oren Ailam 16 FEBRUARY 20-26 FREE: Amichai Pardo 16 MARCH 1-4 Nikolaj Znaider, conductor Yefim Bronfman, piano* 15 13 “When the Omelet Touches the Salad” 4

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14-18 Two Faiths: One Spirit 14 21 In My Father’s Footsteps – A Daughter’s Search for Answers* 15 Foot Wear Art 11 APRIL 4-15 42nd Cleveland International Film Festival 9 An Evening with David Grossman 18 19 Yom Ha’atzmaut Celebration of Israel@70 Gala Concert

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MAY 1 Remembering & Forgetting 11 6 Let’s Not Waste a Moment: The Impact of “Milk and Honey” 5 JUNE 7 Ran Dank and Soyeon Lee in Concert 14 21- July 8 “On the Grill” 6 7-17 “Hershey Felder as Irving Berlin”* 7 JULY

visual arts 11-12

7-Sep 20 FRONT International: Cleveland Triennial for Contemporary Art OCTOBER “To the End of the Land” 7

music 13-15 *

Jewish-themed cultural events


THEATER & DANCE Staged reading of

“ULYSSES ON BOTTLES” by Gilad Evron (1955-2016) Presented by Interplay Jewish Theatre

September 17 – 18, 2017 @ 7 pm Dobama Theatre 2340 Lee Road, Cleveland Heights

A man given the nickname “Ulysses” has just sailed a raft made of plastic bottles through a naval blockade off the coast of Gaza. His cargo: cartons of Russian literature. Israeli authorities must charge him for his act of defiance, but in so doing, they have to hear what motivated it. The Jerusalem Post called “Ulysses on Bottles” an allegory on the definition of freedom – what it entails and what it demands. It won the 2012 Israel Theatre Prize for Best Original Play. Talkbacks follow both performances, led by director, Scott Miller. • Readings are free and open to the public, however reservations are recommended. • For reservations, contact or call 216-393-PLAY.


Sunday, October 1, 2017 @ 3 pm The University of Akron’s EJ Thomas Hall 198 Hill St, Akron

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The opinions expressed in “Ulysses on Bottles” are those of the playwright alone. The inclusion of the play in this brochure does not reflect the position or opinions of the Jewish Federation of Cleveland.

Founded in 1991 by Israeli-born choreographer Ronen Koresh, this company brings a driving energy and innovative movement that awes audiences as these technically gifted dancers exude the essence of Israeli inspired dance at its finest. The company also presents works by guest choreographers including Ohad Naharin, and Itzik Galili, among others. • For more information, visit or call 330-972-7570. • Use code “JFED” for ticket discount–buy one, get one half off.

Staged Reading of

“WHEN THE OMELET TOUCHES THE SALAD” by Dr. Michael Morris-Reich Performed by Roy Horovitz Presented by @Akiva

Tuesday, March 13, 2018 @ 7 pm Mandel Jewish Day School Auditorium 26500 Shaker Blvd, Beachwood

Written by Dr. Michael Morris-Reich, playwright, “When the Omelet Touches the Salad” won the playwrights award at Israel’s Acre International Fringe Theatre Festival. This monodrama brings to life two stories about two lonely anti-heroes in one play. It will be performed by well-known Israeli actor and director Roy Horovitz. Roy Horovitz appears courtesy of the Schusterman Visiting Artist Program. • For more information, call 216-367-1388 or email 4


LET’S NOT WASTE A MOMENT: THE IMPACT OF “MILK AND HONEY” Presented by The Musical Theater Project

Sunday, May 6, 2018 @ 3 pm Tri-C Eastern Campus

When you fall in love as a middle-aged couple, how does that compare with a romance when you’re young? The 1961 musical Milk and Honey explores the question against the colorful, passionate backdrop of the State of Israel, then just 13 years old. Hosted by Bill Rudman and Nancy Maier. New arrangements by Ty Alan Emerson. Featuring Sheri Gross, Rob Ross and Kathy Wolfe Sebo. • For tickets, visit or call 800-838-3006. Sponsored with support from the Jewish Federation’s Cleveland Israel Arts Connection



ON THE GRILL by Dror Keren

Presented by Dobama Theatre U.S. Premiere Starring Dorothy Silver and directed by Leighann Delorenzo

June 22 – July 8, 2018 Dobama Theatre

Everything is ready for the Israeli Independence Day party at the home of Rochale and her husband Zvika. Their grown son is home from Berlin for the holiday and he’s brought an unexpected guest. Grandmother is frail and attended to by her newly hired, flamboyant, South American caretaker. News broadcasts on the television in the back room keep everyone on edge. Tensions mount on the home front, as on the front, in this intimate look into the hopes and heartbreak, feelings and fears of an Israeli family and the community that surrounds them. • For tickets, visit or call 216-932-3396. • Use code “JFED” for ticket discount. Sponsored with support from the Jewish Federation’s Cleveland Israel Arts Connection

THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK Presented by Cleveland Play House

October 21 – November 19, 2017 Outcalt Theatre, Playhouse Square 1407 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland

This must-see adaptation brings us into the secret annex where 13-year-old Anne and seven other Jews evade Nazi deportation. For over two years, all that will stand between them and the concentration camps is their trust in one another and the bravery of those harboring them. Anne’s compelling words come alive and urge us to stand up for one another in the face of intolerance, fear, and hate. • For tickets, visit or call 216-241-6000. • Use code “JFED” for ticket discount. 6


TO THE END OF THE LAND Adapted by Hanan Snir, from the novel by David Grossman Presented by Interplay Jewish Theatre, Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage, and Mandel Jewish Community Center Cleveland Premiere

October 2018

Stonehill Auditorium, Mandel Jewish Community Center “To the End of the Land” is Israeli novelist David Grossman’s unforgettable story about a mother who hikes across Israel to avoid receiving possible news of her soldier son’s death on the front lines. Mr. Grossman’s own son Uri, a soldier, died in 2006 in Lebanon, when a tank he was on was hit by a missile, while Mr. Grossman was still completing the novel. • For information, contact or call 216-393-PLAY. Sponsored with support from the Jewish Federation’s Cleveland Israel Arts Connection

ter & dance STILL STANDING

Written and performed by Anita Hollander Presented by Interplay Jewish Theatre & Anshe Chesed Fairmount Temple


Saturday, November 18, 2017 @ 8 pm Anshe Chesed Fairmount Temple 23737 Fairmount Blvd., Beachwood

Anita Hollander calls her award-winning “Still Standing”, a musical survival guide for life’s catastrophes. It was inspired by her own experience with cancer and the amputation of her leg at age 26. The New York-based actress/songwriter/singer/ director/teacher brings her most personal story back home to her native Cleveland. • For information, contact or call 216-393-PLAY.

HERSHEY FELDER AS IRVING BERLIN Presented by Cleveland Play House

June 7 - 17, 2018



September 7 - 17, 2017 Presented by the Mandel Jewish Community Center

For complete schedule and tickets visit Many screenings sell out – please purchase tickets in advance! For more information call 216-593-6278 or email


A film by Tomer Heymann

Wednesday, September 13, 2017 @ 7:30 pm Cedar Lee Theatre 2163 Lee Rd, Cleveland Heights

Friday, September 15, 2017 @ 12 pm Chagrin Township Hall 83 N Main St, Chagrin Falls

BEN-GURION, EPILOGUE A film by Yariv Mozer

Sunday, September 17, 2017 @ 10 am Mandel Jewish Community Center 26001 S Woodland Rd, Beachwood

In never-before-seen footage, 82-year-old former Israeli Prime Minister David Ben-Gurion is interviewed at his secluded desert home in 1968. He reflects on his life, political legacy and hopes for Middle East peace. The reels of silent footage were inadvertently uncovered in the Steven Spielberg Jewish Film Archive in Jerusalem, with the corresponding soundtrack later found in the Ben-Gurion Archives in the Negev. Presented in partnership with the Jewish Federation of Cleveland’s Community Relations Committee.



An eight-year collaboration between filmmaker Tomer Heymann and his complex subject Ohad Naharin, led to this exuberant feast for the senses, which illuminates the creative process of a bold Israeli choreographer known as a prickly taskmaster and charismatic genius, but hailed as an icon of modern dance. Documentary Audience Award winner at the SXSW Film Festival. Sponsored with support from the Jewish Federation’s Cleveland Israel Arts Connection

OTHER FILMS OF ISRAELI INTEREST A Quiet Heart A secular Israeli suffering a personal crisis threatens to derail her career as a concert pianist. Fleeing Tel Aviv, she moves to Jerusalem and rents an apartment in a Haredi neighborhood.

The Testament Yoel, a senior Holocaust researcher, is leading a debate against Austrian Holocaust deniers concerning a brutal massacre of Jews. In the process he discovers unknown family secrets.

Harmonia In this adaptation of the biblical tale of Abraham and Sarah, a childless Israeli musical couple seeks to have a family, leading to a culture clash reconciled through music.

The 90 Minute War After decades of strife and failed peace talks, the Israelis and Palestinians decide once and for all to end their feud, on the soccer field.

Dimona Twist The story of seven women who moved from North Africa to Israel in the 1950s with dreams of a harmonious Jewish Garden of Eden – and found themselves in Dimona, a recently established small town in the middle of the desert.

The Women’s Balcony A mishap at a Jerusalem synagogue causes a major rift in a devout community in this rousing comical feminist narrative about speaking truth to patriarchal power. Nominated for 5 Israeli Academy Awards.

Israeli Love Story Set in pre-state Palestine, Eli and Margalit are torn between their love for one another and where they see their own futures in the Jewish state.


Our Father In this gritty, visceral thriller, a morally conflicted nightclub bouncer dreams of becoming a father, as he faces a moral dilemma and tries to break free from a life of violent crime in the Israeli underworld. Nominated for 12 Israeli Academy Awards.



October 4 – 8, 2017

Various Venues, Chagrin Falls

The 8th annual Documentary FilmFest will bring compelling films for five exciting days. Events include a panel discussion and the opportunity to experience stories from around the world.

MY HERO BROTHER A film by Yonatan Nir

Tuesday, October 3, 2017 @ 7:30 pm Chagrin Valley Little Theatre 40 River St, Chagrin Falls



What began in 2011 when Enosh Cassel decided to take his brother Hannan to Nepal on a three-week trek in the Himalayas, led to the creation of “My Hero Brother,” a project with the goal of taking a group of brothers and sisters of young adults with Down syndrome on a similar trek. Through the eye of the camera, we catch a glimpse into the internal world of those with Down syndrome, and are led on our own journey of discovery and admiration, as their inspiring natural qualities begin to emerge; wholesomeness, direct and honest emotional expression, and the capacity to feel and communicate unconditional love. • For tickets, schedules and venues visit Sponsored with support from the Jewish Federation’s Cleveland Israel Arts Connection



Presented by the Jewish Federation of Cleveland’s Cleveland Israel Arts Connection Lisa Kurzner, Curator

September – December, 2017

Roe Green Gallery, Jewish Federation of Cleveland Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Building 25701 Science Park Drive, Beachwood Landscape and the human soul, place and spirit, the collective and the individual experience, are topics that form a line through the arc of Israeli art from 1948 through today. This selection of works from Cleveland collections (Part I) reveals the singularity of the artist struggling to define one’s position in relation to the surrounding natural and cultural landscape. Driven by differing attitudes and motivations, the artists share a profound connection to the diaspora portraying complex sensations of displacement and arrival. • To schedule group tours, email or call 216.593.2856. Sponsored with support from the Jewish Federation’s Cleveland Israel Arts Connection and Cuyahoga Arts & Culture

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March – July, 2018

May 1 – June 1, 2018

Presented by The Temple Museum of Jewish Art, Religion, and Culture at The Temple-Tifereth Israel

Remembering & Forgetting Presented by The Mandel Jewish Community Center



FROM RICHES TO RAGS: AMERICAN PHOTOGRAPHY IN THE DEPRESSION Presented by Cleveland Museum of Art Barbara Tannenbaum, curator

August 13 – December 31, 2017 Cleveland Museum of Art 11150 East Boulevard, Cleveland

Masterworks from the museum’s collection illustrate photographers’ responses to the social upheaval and economic distress that characterized American life in the 1930s. Approaches ranged from the harsh truth of social documentary work to the escapist, timeless images of modernism and the seductive consumerism of advertising photography. Artists include: Alfred Stieglitz, Arthur Rothstein, Walter Rosenblum, Helen Levitt, Paul Strand, Laszlo Moholy-Nagy, Doris Ulmann, Ralph Steiner.

BEYOND CHICKEN SOUP: JEWS & MEDICINE IN AMERICA Presented by the Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage

October 10, 2017 – April 8, 2018 Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage 2929 Richmond Road, Beachwood

Photo: WRHS

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• For more information, visit or call 216-421-7350.

For centuries, Jews have considered medicine a calling. Historians point out that “few occupations are as immediately linked to a group as medicine is to the Jews,” a connection that has become “the stuff of legend and stereotype, both positive and negative, and a source of pride, amusement, entertainment, and folklore.” The Maltz Museum will feature the rich history of Northeast Ohio’s medical community including the unique role of Mt. Sinai Hospital and its trailblazers and milestones. • For more information, visit or call 216-593-0575.



Gaddiel Dombrowner, conductor Presented by M.U.S.I.C. International Chamber Orchestra

Sunday, September 17, 2017 @ 1:30 pm Beechmont Country Club 29600 Chagrin Boulevard, Beachwood

Israeli conductor Gaddiel Dombrowner is a promising young artist on the brink of his professional career. He will conduct works by Haydn, Mendelssohn, and others. M.U.S.I.C. (Musical Upcoming Stars in the Classics) is committed to providing intimate performance opportunities for emerging world class musicians. • For tickets and information, call 216-702-7047 or email

Tri-C Presents

THE HAZELNUTS In concert with The Manhattan Transfer

Tuesday, October 17, 2017 @ 8 pm Ohio Theatre, Playhouse Square 1511 Euclid Ave, Cleveland

The Hazelnuts are a unique musical phenomenon in the Israeli music scene – sweeping large and varied audiences off and on their feet with the swing fever. The Hazelnuts’ tight vocal harmony – inspired by the jazz close-harmony-singing trios of the 1930’s are accompanied by their vintage band. Together, they take us on a journey back to good old New Orleans, along with their own original songs and surprising arrangements for up-to-date hits, with the 3 “sisters” being personally responsible for writing and arranging all songs. Ever since releasing their debut EP in 2014, The Hazelnuts have been performing nonstop and gaining critical acclaim in Israel and abroad, performing in festivals in Marseilles, Paris, Nairobi, Prague, New Orleans, and Belgrade. • For more tickets, visit or call 216-241-6000. • Use code “JFED” for ticket discounts. “They sing in breathtaking synergy & conquer the stage.” – Maariv Newspaper Sponsored with support from the Jewish Federation’s Cleveland Israel Arts Connection



TWO FAITHS: ONE SPIRIT Presented by CityMusic Cleveland

March 14 – 18, 2018

The musical centerpiece of Two Faiths: One Spirit is “Sarajevo Haggadah: Book of Songs” by the acclaimed Bosnian composer and accordionist Merima Klujčo. Georgian-born Israeli composer Josef Bardanashvili has reimagined the Klujčo’s original composition and created a new piece for chamber orchestra.

RAN DANK & SOYEON KATE LEE Presented by Cleveland International Piano Competition

Thursday, June 7, 2018 @ 8 pm

Born in Israel, Ran Dank has appeared as a soloist with the orchestras throughout Israel. Prizes in competitions in Israel include the Voice of Music Competition, and first prize, the Rafi Goralnik Award, at the Aviv Competitions in 2002, considered the most important musical competition in Israel. Dank and Lee, married in 2013, will play works for piano solo and piano four hands.

MARTHA ARGERICH AND SERGEI BABAYAN Presented by Cleveland International Piano Competition

Monday, October 30, 2017 @ 7:30 pm Severance Hall 11001 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland

Experience the magic of a once-in-a-lifetime concert event when legendary pianist Martha Argerich and 1989 CIPC first prize winner Sergei Babayan join forces onstage in Severance Hall. The virtuosos will present a spectacular program that includes works for two pianos by Mozart and the U.S. premiere of Mr. Babayan’s two-piano transcriptions of works by Prokofiev. • For tickets, visit or call 216-231-1111. 14



March 1 - 4, 2018

Severance Hall 11001 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland

Photo: Roger Mastroianni

Grammy Award-winning pianist Yefim (“Fima”) Bronfman is among the most talented virtuosos performing today. Born in Tashkent in the former Soviet Union in 1958, Bronfman immigrated to Israel with his family in 1973, where he studied with pianist Arie Vardi, head of the Rubin Academy of Music at Tel Aviv University. Nikolaj Znaider performs at the highest level as both conductor and virtuoso violin soloist with the world’s most-distinguished orchestras. He has been Principal Guest Conductor of the Mariinsky Orchestra Saint Petersburg since 2010. • For tickets visit or call 216-231-1111.

Photo: Lars Gundersen

IN MY FATHER’S FOOTSTEPS – A DAUGHTER’S SEARCH FOR ANSWERS Presented by Cleveland Institute of Music

Wednesday, March 21, 2018 @ 8 pm Mixon Hall, Cleveland Institute of Music 11021 East Blvd, Cleveland

Join acclaimed pianist Sandra Shapiro as she embarks on a remarkable journey, “Musical Roots: Exploring Cultural Heritage and Influences.” In the first of a four-part series, Ms. Shapiro traces her father’s life and journey, which began in Russia in 1923, traversed four continents, and ended in America. The program includes music of Liadov, Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninoff, and Schubert. • The concert is free and open to the public. • For details, visit or call 216-791-5000.



TO BE • FREE • PEOPLE • IN OUR LAND Four for 4 Hatikvah Questions Presented by @Akiva

October 2017 – February 2018

In honor of Israel at 70, @Akiva is presenting a series of Scholar-in-Residence workshops for teens, designed to explore the 4 Hatikvah Questions – “To Be Free People in Our Land”

TO BE Assaf Boker October 15 - 19, 2017

Assaf is a specialist in geopolitical tours and seminars that handle the hard issues regarding the State of Israel and the Middle East. His workshops will examine: Can we have a Jewish democratic state in the Land of Israel; Israel’s security challenges from the past to the present; Jerusalem as a metaphor for Israeli life.

FREE Amichai Pardo February 20 - 26, 2018

Amichai is an actor at the Orna Porat Theater for Children and Youth in Tel Aviv. He has portrayed many significant historical figures and turns them into sources of inspiration for the next generation. During his residency, Amichai will perform: “Herzl: A Dream that Came True;” and “Korczak’s Ten Matchboxes.”

PEOPLE Oren Ailam January 21 - 26, 2018

Illustrations: Shay Charka

Jonathan Schneer, Professor of History and Sociology, Georgia Tech-Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts Presented by Siegal Lifelong Learning Program at Case Western Reserve University

Monday, October 23, 2017 @ 7 pm Landmark Centre 25700 Science Park Dr, Beachwood

Exactly 100 years ago, Great Britain issued the Balfour Declaration, which promised to support the establishment of a national home for the Jewish people in Palestine. Professor Jonathan Schneer will explain why the British government made this vow and the historical impact of this commitment. British motives were not so straightforward as one might think. • For tickets and details, visit lifelonglearning or call 216-368-2091.


A graduate of Jerusalem’s Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design, Oren is a street artist and industrial designer. His work focuses on eliciting strong emotions and responses from ordinary situations. Oren’s hands-on workshops are: “The Israelis, A Community Art Installation.”


IN OUR LAND Robbie Gringras October 22 - 27, 2017

Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage

Robbie is a British-born Israeli and graduate of Oxford University and a Mandel Jerusalem Fellow. He has taught and published widely on the arts in Jewish and Israeli Education. Robbie is currently the Creative Director of Makom, the Israel Education Lab at the Jewish Agency. Robbie’s workshops will explore: How do we relate to our territory? Where are our borders? Who should we allow to cross them? Can we exploit our land or only sustain it? • For details, visit or call 216-367-1388.



Presented by the Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage

Opening Fall 2018

This world premier exhibit takes a multifaceted approach to presenting the State of Israel on its 70th birthday. This sensory and intellectual experience will bring visitors as close to Photo: David Rubinger Israel as they can come without actually being there! • For more information, visit or call 216-593-0575.


Oren Gutfeld, Archaeologist and Researcher at the Hebrew University’s Institute of Archaeology Presented by Siegal Lifelong Learning Program at Case Western Reserve University

Monday, November 13, 2017 @ 7 pm Landmark Centre 25700 Science Park Dr, Beachwood

The Dead Sea scrolls, found in the 1940s, offered groundbreaking new information about the history of the Hebrew Bible and the origins of Christianity. This past winter, archaeologist Oren Gutfeld discovered a new scroll cave. Although the contents were looted, jug-shards, textiles, and parchments that were left behind shed new light on an old and intriguing history.


• For tickets and details, visit or call 216-368-2091.


Oren Gutfeld, Archaeologist and Researcher at the Hebrew University’s Institute of Archaeology Presented by Siegal Lifelong Learning Program at Case Western Reserve University

Tuesday, November 14, 2017 @ 10 am Landmark Centre 25700 Science Park Dr, Beachwood

When Jordan occupied Jerusalem’s Old City in 1948, the Hurvah Synagogue and Tiferet Israel Synagogue were bombed, leaving behind only rubble. In recent years, both sites have been excavated and rebuilt. Archaeologist Oren Gutfeld, who directed the dig at Tiferet Israel, presents the rich finds discovered on location, dating back to the Second Temple era. • For tickets and details, visit or call 216-368-2091.



Presented by the Mandel Jewish Community Center



“ANGELS IN THE SKY: How a Band of Volunteer Airmen Saved the New State of Israel” By Robert Gandt

Tuesday, November 14, 2017 @ 7:30 pm Mandel Jewish Community Center 26001 South Woodland Rd, Beachwood

Angels in the Sky is the exhilarating account of a ragtag band of volunteer airmen from around the world who fought for Israel during the war of independence. Briskly written and based on first-person interviews and extensive archival research, here is a modern-day David-and-Goliath tale and popular history at its best. Robert Gandt is a former U.S. Navy fighter pilot, airline captain, and the award winning author of sixteen books of military and aviation history. • For tickets and full schedule, visit • For more information, contact or call 216-593-6216.


AN EVENING WITH DAVID GROSSMAN Presented by Siegal Lifelong Learning Program at Case Western Reserve University

Monday, April 9, 2018 @ 7 pm Maltz Performing Arts Center 1855 Ansel Rd, Cleveland

David Grossman is a best-selling Israeli writer of fiction, non-fiction and children’s literature, whose works have been translated into 36 languages. He has been the recipient of numerous global awards, most recently the 2017 Man Booker International Prize, celebrating the finest global fiction in translation, for his latest book, “A Horse Walks into a Bar.” Unfolding over the course of one final show by a standup comedian, and with themes that encompass betrayal between lovers, the treachery of friends, guilt and redress, A Horse Walks into a Bar is a shocking and breathtaking read.


• For tickets, visit • For more information, visit or call 216-368-2091. Sponsored with support from the Jewish Federation’s Cleveland Israel Arts Connection

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. Gary L. Gross, Board Chair Stephen H. Hoffman, President

CLEVELAND ISRAEL ARTS CONNECTION ADVISORY GROUP Roe Green and Erica Hartman-Horvitz, Co-Chairs Gabe Adler Edna Akrish Leslye Arian Ziona Austrian Samantha Baskind Miriam Becker Michael Belkin Zeda Blau Richard Bogomolny Amy Budish Rebecca Carmi Joanne Cohen Natalie Epstein Lauren Rich Fine Marc Freimuth Mady Friedman Barbara Galvin Peter Galvin Matthew Garson Jay Geller Valerie Geller Jane Glaubinger Rochelle Gross Rebecca Heller Joan Horvitz Sara Hurand Robert Immerman Robert Jackson Roseanne Kadis Susan Koletsky

Karen Krause Donna Kurit Rachel Lappen Daniel Levin Karen Levinsky Toby Lewis Irwin Lowenstein Deborah Ratner Barbara Robinson Sharon Rosenbaum Bill Rudman 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 Herbert Wainer Penni Weinberg Elie Weiss Judy Weiss Trudy Wiesenberger Ruth Wolfson Scott Zeilinger

STAFF Hedy P. Milgrom, Senior Vice President/Chief Development Officer Israel Wiener, Israeli Arts & Culture Consultant Debra S. Yasinow, Director, Cleveland Israel Arts Connection


Roe Green, Honorary Producer STAR PATRONS Roe Green Foundation Richard Horvitz & Erica Hartman-Horvitz Robert & Susan Immerman PLATINUM PATRONS Miriam Becker, Ph.D. The Jean, Harry and Brenda Fuchs Family Foundation Karen & Alan M. Krause Toby Devan Lewis Robert Stark & Marla Comet-Stark GOLD PATRONS Stanley I. and Honnie R. Busch Memorial Endowment Richard Bogomolny & Patricia Kozerefski Sara Hurand & Elie Weiss Abe & Idelle Wolf David and Inez Myers Foundation Robert & Eileen Sill Family Foundation SILVER PATRONS Zeda W. Blau Barbara Robinson Stanley G. Blum Sharon & Bruce Rosenbaum Rebecca & Irad Carmi Charna E. Sherman Marc Freimuth Michael & Anita Siegal Family Barbara & Peter Galvin Foundation Harley & Rochelle Gross Marjorie Simon Jewish Arts Endowment Fund Margaret Singerman Roseanne Kadis Herb & Jody Wainer

PLATINUM SPONSORS The Leonard Krieger Fund of the




Jewish Federation of Cleveland Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Building 25701 Science Park Drive Cleveland, Ohio 44122

HIGHLIGHTS Siegal Lifelong Learning Presents

AN EVENING WITH DAVID GROSSMAN Monday, April 9, 2018 @ 7 pm PAGE 18 @Akiva Presents

TO BE • FREE • PEOPLE • IN OUR LAND October 2017 – February 2018 PAGE 16

Dobama Theatre Presents Tri-C Presents


In concert with The Manhattan Transfer

Tuesday, October 17, 2017 @ 8 pm


Written by Dror Keren

June 22 – July 8, 2018 PAGE 6


Israel at 70 is a community-wide celebration to mark Israel’s 70th birthday. The Jewish Federation of Cleveland, together with local synagogues, agencies and organizations, will bring Israel to Cleveland through a variety of art and educational events for all ages from August 2017 through December 2018.

Cleveland Israel Arts Connection | Fall & Winter 2017-2018  
Cleveland Israel Arts Connection | Fall & Winter 2017-2018  

Cleveland Israel Arts Connection The Cleveland Israel Arts Connection is a program of the Jewish Federation of Cleveland, connecting our com...