ISRAEL: LAND AND IDENTITY
a program of the Jewish Federation of Cleveland
Jewish Federation OF CLEVELAND
CLEVELAND ISRAEL ARTS CONNECTION
Erica Hartman-Horvitz and Roe Green Federation Co-Chairs,Jewish Cleveland Israel Arts Connection
Dear Friends: The Fall and Winter Cleveland Israel Arts Connection filled our senses with music and images of the ground-breaking “Violins of Hope." We hope you were able to enjoy many of the programs. We are also delighted that the latest exhibition in the Roe Green Gallery, “Israel: Land & Identity," artworks from the Levin Collection, Jerusalem,” has been extended through June. We encourage you to make plans to view this collection that is on display for the first time outside of Israel. In addition to a variety of musical offerings, this coming Spring and Summer will be a feast of literature, language, and theater. The first ever “Hagigat Ivrit, “ a two-week festival of Hebrew language and culture, will be presented in February. In April, renowned Israeli author Eshkol Nevo will visit Cleveland for a two-day residency filled with lectures and learning opportunities surrounding his novels. Theatrical presentations include play readings, experimental theater, and fully staged productions – all making their regional debuts in Cleveland. Whatever your cultural taste, the Cleveland Israel Arts Connection has something to please your palate. B’tayavon/Bon Appetit
2016 S P R I N G /S U M M E R
4 – 6
Vladimir Jurowski* 4 – 7 Sephardic Journey: Wanderings of the Spanish Jews*
1 & 3
4 – 16 Hagigat Ivrit
We Are Still Here–Mir Zaynen Do*
Operation Finale: The Capture & Trial of Adolph Eichmann: Exhibition Opens
28 Israel: Land and Identity Community Open House
5 – 7 Kirill Gerstein* 5 – 22 Wrestling Jerusalem
9 Homeland and Promised Land: Exhibition Opens*
Hidden Gems: Exhibition Opens
4 – APR 3
Rita in Concert Yom Ha’atzmaut Celebration
5 – 6 Bernstein on Broadway*
24 – 26
30 – APR 10 Cleveland International Film Festival
4 An Evening with Eshkol Nevo 5 Home and Wandering in the Fiction of Eshkol Nevo
17 Israel: Land and Identity Community Open House
30 Hidden Gems: Exhibition Closes
10 Homeland and Promised Land: Exhibition Closes* 12 Operation Finale: The Capture & Trial of Adolph Eichmann Exhibition Closes*
J U LY
10 – 11
* Jewish Themed Cultural Events
F E B R UA RY
ISRAEL: LAND AND IDENTITY
Artworks from the Levin Collection, Jerusalem Presented by the Jewish Federation of Cleveland’s Cleveland Israel Arts Connection through June
Roe Green Gallery, Jewish Federation of Cleveland, Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Building 25701 Science Park Drive, Beachwood
COMMUNITY OPEN HOUSES 1 – 4 PM SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 28 SUNDAY, APRIL 17 SUNDAY, MAY TBD “Israel: Land and Identity” focuses on the ways Israeli identity has been shaped in local and visual culture in the past century by exploring manifestations of the country’s land and landscape—a seminal theme in Israeli art history. A selection of 46 works from the Levin Collection, Jerusalem offers a historical panorama; a mosaic of identities and styles, which indicates a yearning for selfdetermination, both national and personal, essentially found on a bond with the land. To schedule group tours, email email@example.com or call 216-593-2856.
Sponsored with support from the Jewish Federation’s Cleveland Israel Arts Connection and Cuyahoga Arts & Culture
F E B R UA RY
the.festival.of.hebrew.language.and.culture Presented by the Jewish Education Center of Cleveland, @AKIVA, and the Jewish Federation of Cleveland
FEBRUARY 4 – 16 Various Venues Hagigat Ivrit , a festival of Hebrew, celebrates the Hebrew language with a variety of artistic and academic events, and workshops designed to engage a wide range of audiences in the beauty of the language and culture of Hebrew. Through comprehensive programming, Hagigat Ivrit aims to strengthen the importance of Hebrew for enthusiasts of all backgrounds and levels of familiarity with the language. F E AT U R E D S P E A K E R S
Ruvik Rosenthal, Ph.D. Born in Tel Aviv, prize-winning linguist Dr. Ruvik Rosenthal is a writer, editor, lecturer, and expert in modern Hebrew. His talks will explain how the Hebrew language developed and survived through millennia of diaspora, how it was revived in modernity, and how it is thriving and changing in the contemporary global world. Dr. Rosenthal has received awards for journalism, children’s literature, and creativity in the Hebrew language.
PHOTO: AVIK SULTAN
Vadim Blumen Vadim Blumen is an Israeli educator, activist, and polyglot who formerly headed JAFI’s Education Department in St. Petersburg, Russia. He is one of the founders of the “1.5 Generation – Russian-speaking Israelis.” Blumen’s workshops will introduce us to the ever-changing, ever-adapting language of the State of Israel, and ask; If the language keeps changing, and Israel keeps changing, how can we keep up?" For complete schedule, venues, and information, visit www.hebrew4all.org
or call 216-371-0446.
Presented by the Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage
FEBRUARY 19 – JUNE 12 Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage 2929 Richmond Road, Beachwood The dramatic story behind one of the world’s most notorious escaped Nazi war criminals being brought to justice is told using recently declassified artifacts from the Mossad, Israel’s Secret Intelligence Service. The first exhibition in the United States to fully document the pursuit, capture, extradition, and April 1961 trial of a principal perpetrator of The Final Solution, this exhibition is a co-production of Beit Hatfutsot – The Museum of the Jewish People, Tel Aviv, Israel, The Mossad – Israel Secret Intelligence Service, and the Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage. 4
For more information, visit www.maltzmuseum.org or call 216-593-0575.
PHOTO: DEBRA YASINOW
Beit Shean & Valley of Springs Photo Exhibit Presented by the Overseas Connections Committee of the Jewish Federation of Cleveland and the Mandel Jewish Community Center of Cleveland through April 30
Mandel JCC 26001 South Woodland Road, Beachwood
EXHIBITION OPENING WEDNESDAY, MARCH 2 @ 5:30 PM Cleveland has a sister. She lives in Israel, and her name is Beit Shean, which means House of Tranquility. Beit Shean lies within Emek Hamayanot, Valley of Springs, located in the Galilee region up north near the Jordanian border. There are some real gems to be discovered in Beit Shean; in its surrounding nature, in its history, and its people. This year we are celebrating the 20th anniversary of Clevelandâ€™s partnership with Beit Shean; 20 years of connections, friendships, and meaningful contributions. This juried photo exhibit, which runs through April 30, will feature a few of those hidden gems captured by our community members. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 216-593-2861.
A workshop production created and performed by Yuval Boim (Israel/NYC) and directed by Shaker Heights native Darren Katz (NYC) Regional Premiere Presented by Cleveland Public Theatre as part of the Out of the Box guest artist series
MARCH 24 – 26 @ 7:00 PM James Levin Theatre 6415 Detroit Avenue, Cleveland Daniel can't write. He can't keep a boyfriend. He can't stand the thought of moving home to help his Israeli parents with their failing business. The only thing he can do, it seems, is spiral deeper into a mysterious relationship with a potentially dangerous stranger. Told in a narrative-movement style with virtuosic elegance and a touch of wry humor, SeXcurity explores our deep need to define ourselves and the challenges of finding a safe corner of the world – and our minds – in which to do so. For tickets, visit www.cptonline.org or call 216-631-2727, ext. 501. Use code “JFED” for ticket discounts.
**For mature audiences only**
MARCH 30 – APRIL 10 Tower City Cinemas 230 West Huron Road, Cleveland The Jewish and Israeli sidebar is one of the Festival’s longest running traditions. It features films from – or about – Israel and the Jewish diaspora enlightened with their unique cultural perspective. At the CIFF40 a dozen films made up the sidebar and visiting filmmakers were on-hand for post-film Q&As. 6
For tickets and schedule, visit www.clevelandfilm.org.
ART IST IN RESIDEN C E
Presented by The Laura & Alvin Siegal Lifelong Learning Program at Case Western Reserve University
APRIL 4 – 5 Siegal Facility Beachwood 26500 Shaker Boulevard, Beachwood
PHOTO: MOTI KIKAYON
Eshkol Nevo was born in Jerusalem in 1971. He studied copywriting at the Tirza Granot School and psychology at Tel Aviv University. Today, Nevo owns and co-manages the largest private creative writing school in Israel and is considered the mentor of many upcoming young Israeli writers. He has published novels, short stories, and nonfiction – all his novels have been bestsellers in Israel. Nevo, whose novels are very successful abroad, has received numerous awards, including the Book Publishers Association’s Gold and Platinum Prizes. To register for all events, visit www.case.edu/lifelonglearning or call 216-368-2091.
AN EVENING WITH ESHKOL NEVO Nili Adler Memorial Lecture
MONDAY, APRIL 4 @ 7 PM Spend an evening with renowned Israeli author Eshkol Nevo. Nevo is the author of Neuland, Homesick, and World Cup Wishes, – among others. His novels have been translated into many languages and have won critical acclaim worldwide.
HOME AND WANDERING IN THE FICTION OF ESHKOL NEVO
TUESDAY, APRIL 5 @ 10 AM Join Eshkol Nevo for a discussion about Homesick, his award-winning novel, which offers a complex portrait of contemporary Israeli life following the assassination of Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin.
MEET ESHKOL NEVO
An Informal Discussion in Hebrew
TUESDAY, APRIL 5 @ 4 PM At this information discussion for Cleveland’s Hebrew speakers, award-winning author Eshkol Nevo will speak about his work and life in contemporary Israel. Tea and pastries will be served. Registration required. Kosher dietary laws observed. Made possible through the generous support of the Herbert and Marianna Luxenberg Siegal College Israel Lecture Fund of the Jewish Federation of Cleveland and the Jewish Federation’s Cleveland Israel Arts Connection.
STAGED READING OF
– OH GOD!
by Anat Gov Presented by Interplay Jewish Theatre
SUNDAY, MAY 1 @ 2 PM TUESDAY, MAY 3 @ 7 PM DobamaTheatre 2340 Lee Road, Cleveland Heights A 42-year-old Israeli psychologist has her hands full as the single mother of a severely disabled teenage son. Her challenges mount on the day a new client arrives for a desperate, no holds barred therapy session. Seems this Almighty stranger has given up on the world, with “issues” dating back thousands of years. Oh God! is a probing, funny, and deeply moving work by beloved Israeli playwright Anat Gov (1953–2012). The play premiered at Tel Aviv’s Cameri Theatre in 2008. Dorothy Silver directs. Readings are free and open to the public; reservations strongly suggested. For reservations, contact email@example.com, or call 216-393-PLAY. For more information, visit www.interplaycleveland.com.
Written and performed by Aaron Davidman, directed by Michael John Garcés. Regional Premiere Presented by Cleveland Public Theatre
MAY 5 – 22 James Levin Theatre 6415 Detroit Avenue, Cleveland Set in America, Israel, and Palestine, Wrestling Jerusalem follows one man’s journey to understand the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Giving voice to seventeen different characters, writer-performer Aaron Davidman grapples with the complexities of identity, history, and social justice.
PHOTO: KEN FRIEDMAN & ALLEN WILLNER
For tickets, visit www.cptonline.org or call 216-631-2727, ext. 501. Use code “JFED” for ticket discounts.
Rita in CONCERT Yom Haâ€™atzmaut Celebration
THURSDAY, MAY 12 @ 7:30 PM Executive Caterers at Landerhaven 6111 Landerhaven Drive, Mayfield Heights RITA is by far the most celebrated and successful singer in Israel. In 2008 she was voted number 1 female singer in a special countdown for Israel's 60th anniversary. Twenty-five years after her career began, RITA continues to prove, with crowded theatres and stadiums alike and with multi-platinum albums, that she is by far the biggest female vocalist Israel has to offer. A true performer, she continues to explore new and exciting musical territories, trying out new sounds and testing her vocals to the limit. Free and open to the public, reservations requested. For tickets, visit www.jewishcleveland.org.
Sponsored with support from the Jewish Federationâ€™s Cleveland Israel Arts Connection.
VLADIMIR JUROWSKI, CONDUCTOR Presented by The Cleveland Orchestra
FEBRUARY 4 – 6 Severance Hall 11001 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland
PHOTO: SHEILA ROCK
Vladimir Jurowski was born into a Jewish Family — all of whom are musicians — in Moscow, where he began his musical studies at the Music College of the Moscow Conservatory. In 1990 he relocated with his family to Germany and in 1995 he made his international debut at the Wexford Festival conducting Rimsky-Korsakov’s May Night, and the same year saw his debut at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, with Nabucco. Jurowski was appointed Principal Guest Conductor of the London Philharmonic Orchestra in 2003, becoming the Orchestra’s Principal Conductor in 2007. He is a regular guest with many leading orchestras in both Europe and North America. For tickets, visit www.clevelandorchestra.com or call 216-231-1111. Use code 24648 for ticket discounts.
SEPHARDIC JOURNEY: WANDERINGS OF THE SPANISH JEWS Presented by Apollo’s Fire Baroque Orchestra
FEBRUARY 4 – 7 Celebrating Apollo Fire’s debut at the Maltz Performing Arts Center on February 6! Additional performances in Fairlawn, Cleveland Heights, and at Baldwin Wallace University Cast out of Jerusalem, cast out of Spain, the Spanish Jews in their travels absorbed the colorful musical accents of Italy and the Middle East, including exotic percussion. Our musical journey interweaves Sephardic folk songs with the Monteverdi-like Hebrew choral work of Salamone Rossi – the Songs of Solomon. The daily rhythms of life – love, rejection, feasting, and celebration – culminate in the mystical prayers of Shabbat. For tickets and venue information, visit www.apollosfire.org or call 216-320-0012.
Presented by Dobama Theatre Regional Premiere starring Dorothy Silver and directed by Leighann Delorenzo
MARCH 4 – APRIL 3 Dobama Theatre 2340 Lee Road, Cleveland Heights Young writer David arrives in Poland with a crippling case of writer’s block and a desire to be left alone. His seventy-five-year-old second cousin Maria welcomes him with a fervent need to connect with her distant American family. As their relationship develops, she reveals details about her postwar past that test their ideas of what it means to be a family. For tickets, visit www.dobama.org or call 216-932-3396. Use code “JFED” for ticket discounts, valid on telephone orders only.
BERNSTEIN ON BROADWAY
Presented by The Musical Theater Project
SATURDAY, MARCH 5 @ 7 PM SUNDAY, MARCH 6 @ 2 PM Mixon Hall, Cleveland Institute of Music 11021 East Boulevard, Cleveland
The Musical Theater Project takes a close look at the man behind the music of such hits as West Side Story, On The Town, Wonderful Town, and Candide. Bernstein always kept one foot in the classical world and the other in theater. This concert features new arrangements for a small chamber ensemble along with wonderful vocalists. It's co-hosted by Bill Rudman and Nancy Maier and features local favorite Sheri Gross. For tickets, visit www.musicaltheaterproject.org or call 216-245-8687.
Choral reading of GOOD by C.P. Taylor Presented by Interplay Jewish Theatre and the Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage
SUNDAY, APRIL 3 Location & Time TBD John Halder is a novelist and professor of German literature living in Frankfurt during the early days of National Socialism. An intellectual unconcerned with politics, he finds himself recruited for the coming war effort. Ignoring all the warnings â€“ including those of his best friend, a Jewish psychoanalyst â€“ Halder heads off to the moral abyss. Good is a gripping tale about our human capacity for evil. A partnership with the Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage to accompany the exhibition OPERATION FINALE: The Capture & Trial of Adolf Eichmann. For tickets, visit www.musicaltheaterproject.org or call 216-245-8687.
MIR ZAYNEN DO
An exploration of the Holocaust through song and memory Presented by The Western Wind and Congregation Shaarey Tikvah
THURSDAY, MAY 5 @ 7:30 PM Congregation Shaarey Tikvah 26811 Fairmount Boulevard, Beachwood
PHOTO: REBECCA FAY
We Are Still Here presents songs depicting the vibrancy of Jewish life in prewar Europe, songs of premonition, songs describing the brutality, songs by musicians whose careers were shattered, music by composers forced into exile, and songs from Terezin and Auschwitz, and songs that emerged from genocide. We Are Still Here! concludes with defiant songs of the resistance, and songs of hope and redemption. Since 1969, The Western Wind Vocal Sextet, known for its Judaica Series of recordings, has devoted itself to the special beauty and variety of a cappella music. For tickets, visit www.westernwind.org or call 212-873-2848.
KIRILL GERSTEIN, PIANO
Presented by The Cleveland Orchestra
MAY 5 – 7 Severance Hall 11001 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland Pianist Kirill Gerstein has rapidly ascended into classical music’s highest ranks. Born into a Jewish family in Russia, Gerstein studied classical piano at an early age and taught himself to play jazz by listening to his parents’ extensive record collection. He was awarded First Prize at the 2001 Arthur Rubinstein Piano Competition, received a 2002 Gilmore Young Artist Award, and a 2010 Avery Fisher Grant. He is the sixth recipient of the Gilmore Artist Award presented to an exceptional pianist who possesses profound musicianship and can sustain a career as a major international concert artist.
PHOTO: MARCO BORGGREVE
For tickets, visit www.clevelandorchestra.com or call 216-231-1111. Use code 24648 for ticket discounts.
HOMELAND AND PROMISED LAND
Cleveland Jewish Arts & Culture Lab Exhibition Presented by Cleveland Jewish Arts & Culture Lab, Mandel JCC, and the Federation’s Cleveland Israel Arts Connection through June 10 Mandel JCC 26001 South Woodland Road, Beachwood
EXHIBITION OPENING MONDAY, MAY 9 @ 7PM The national award-winning Jewish Arts and Culture Lab enables the arts to be a Jewish source of expression and inspiration for local artists and the broader community. This is achieved by integrating traditional Jewish texts, values, and history into the arts. Their original works have been inspired by the theme, "Homeland and Promised Land." The exhibition runs through June 10. Free and open to the public. For information, visit www.mandeljcc.org or call 216-831-0700.
Sponsored with support from the Jewish Federation’s Cleveland Israel Arts Connection
Staged reading of JERICHO by Jack Canfora Presented by Interplay Jewish Theatre
SUNDAY, JULY 10 @ 2PM MONDAY, JULY 11 @ 7 PM Dobama Theatre 2340 Lee Road, Cleveland Heights Set in the aftermath of 9/11, Jericho introduces two strangers paralyzed by the tragedy: one lost a young husband; the other escaped a burning tower. Jericho was named a winner of the National New Play Network (2010) with three regional premiere productions, and ran to critical acclaim off-Broadway in 2013. 12
Readings are free and open to the public, reservations strongly suggested. For reservations, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 216-393-PLAY.
THE CLEVELAND ISRAEL ARTS CONNECTION IS A PROGRAM OF THE JEWISH FEDERATION OF CLEVELAND.
THE JEWISH FEDERATION OF CLEVELAND’S 2015-16 CLEVELAND ISRAEL ARTS CONNECTION IS BROUGHT TO YOU BY THESE GENEROUS INDIVIDUALS, CORPORATIONS AND FOUNDATIONS:
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.
CLEVELAND ISRAEL ARTS CONNECTION PATRON SOCIETY
Reneé Chelm, Board Chair Stephen H. Hoffman, President
CLEVELAND ISRAEL ARTS CONNECTION ADVISORY GROUP Roe Green and Erica Hartman-Horvitz Co-chairs Gabe Adler Edna T. Akrish Samantha Baskind Miriam Becker Michael Belkin Zeda W. Blau Stanley G. Blum Richard Bogomolny Amy Budish Joanne R. Cohen Natalie Epstein Matthew E. Garson Jay Geller Valerie Geller Rebecca L. Heller Joan Horvitz Sara Hurand Bob Immerman Robert H. Jackson Roseanne Kadis Terry Kovel Karen Krause Donna L. Kurit Rachel Lappen Karen Levinsky Irwin M. Lowenstein Deborah B. Ratner Barbara S. Robinson Sharon Rosenbaum Charna E. Sherman Anita H. Siegal Scott Sill Marjorie Simon Margaret Singerman Ivan A. Soclof Marilyn Soclof Cathy Stamler Barbara Tannenbaum Herb Wainer Penni Weinberg Neil L. Weinberger Elie Weiss Judith Weiss Trudy Wiesenberger Ruth L. Wolfson Scott E. Zeilinger
STAR PATRON S
Stanley G. Blum Roe Green Foundation Barbara & Peter Galvin Richard Horvitz & Erica Hartman-Horvitz Bob Immerman David and Inez Myers Foundation
PLATI N U M SPON SOR S
The Leonard Krieger Fund of the
P LATINUM PATR ON S
Miriam Becker, Ph.D. The Jean, Harry and Brenda Fuchs Family Foundation Karen & Alan M. Krause Toby D. Lewis GO LD PATR ON S
Robert and Eileen Sill Family Foundation Sara Hurand & Elie Weiss
SI LVER SPON SOR S
S ILVE R PATRON S
Zeda W. Blau Harley and Rochelle Gross The Nathan L. & Regina Herman Charitable Fund Roseanne Kadis Sharon & Bruce Rosenbaum Charna E. Sherman Marjorie Simon David & Robert Stein Family Foundation Herb & Jody Wainer Trudy & Steven Wiesenberger
BECOME A PATRON OF ISRAEL ARTS & CULTURE! Join our Patron Society and help ensure high-quality, thought-provoking, and emotional Israeli arts and culture continues in Cleveland. You will enjoy 'Meet The Artist' receptions, name recognition in the Season Brochure 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.
JEWISH FEDERATION OF CLEVELAND STAFF Israel Wiener, consultant Hedy P. Milgrom Debra S. Yasinow
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Consulate General of Israel MID-ATLANTIC REGION
LO O K I N G A H E A D
Jewish Federation of Cleveland Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Building 25701 Science Park Drive Cleveland, Ohio 44122
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ARCHIE RAND: SIXTY PAINTINGS FROM THE BIBLE Curated by Samantha Baskind, Professor of Art History at Cleveland State University
SEPTEMBER 1 – OCTOBER 18 The Galleries at CSU 1307 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland
SOLOMON, 1992 © ARCHIE RAND
Paintings from the Bible series (1992) exemplify Rand’s pioneering, playful, and always thought-provoking approach. Rendered in colorful tones and with everyday vernacular encased in comic book speech bubbles, each canvas portrays a familiar story from scripture, offering original, daring, and sometimes humorous interpretations of Judaism’s foundational stories. This exhibition features the entirety of Rand’s visually exuberant series together for the first time since the 1990s. Brooklyn-born Archie Rand has work in the permanent collections of the Art Institute of Chicago, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Museum of Modern Art, Israel Museum, and Victoria and Albert Museum, among many others. He is widely recognized as the most innovative and prolific painter on Jewish themes today. Free and open to the public. For more information, visit www.csuohio.edu/class/art-gallery/art-gallery or call 216-687-2103.
Published on Jan 29, 2016
Published on Jan 29, 2016
The Cleveland Israel Arts Connection is a program of the Jewish Federation of Cleveland. The Jewish Federation of Cleveland, founded in 19...