Embassy of Israel - Cultural Calendar
March 3, 2016 - April 17, 2016

Israeli Cultural Calendar: March 2016


Israeli Dance Festival DC
March 5-6
B'nai Israel Synagogue & Bullis School

This years festival includes the Community Israeli Dance Party and Israeli Dance Performances followed by folk dancing for all ages. To read more, click here.



Israeli Films | Richmond International Film Festival
March 3-6
Byrd Theatre and Bow Tie Cinemas

With more than 20 countries represented, the RIFF Official Selection consists of a diverse range of films (features and shorts), music videos, and screenplays across all genres — all while providing a fun atmosphere for film enthusiasts and patrons and an excellent networking platform for talent from around the globe. Israeli films include NoraThe Visit, and For Better, For Worse. To read more, click here.

Israeli Animations | DC Independent Film Festival
March 5, 12 & 13
US Naval Heritage Center

As the oldest independent film festival in Washington, the DC Independent Film Festival has a storied history of presenting extraordinary films. Showcasing cutting edge features, shorts and documentaries on every subject from every country with every budget and subject imaginable. This year's films from Israel include Journey Birds and Within Thy Walls. To read more, click here.

Baltimore Jewish Film Festival
March 12 - April 17
Gordon Center for Performing Arts

This year's films take us through space and time, making stops throughout history at points around the globe. The stories and characters shine a light on unsung heroes, tragedies, cultural history, and the varied landscape of Jewish life. Films from Israel include A Borrowed Identity, short film First Born, and docu-drama Sabena Hijacking - My Version. To read more, click here.

I Am Bialik | Reel Israel DC
March 23
The Avalon Theatre

The (mostly) true story of Aviv Talmor, a frustrated poet and literature teacher from Tel Aviv. While researching his family’s background, Aviv discovers a surprising bloodline to Hayim Nahman Bialik, Israel’s acclaimed national poet. In an obsessive attempt to prove his relation to Bialik, Aviv risks losing his job, girlfriend and sanity. To read more, click here.


Amit Peled: The Journey of My Jewishness
March 7
Towson University

From the United States to Europe to the Middle East and Asia, Israeli cellist Amit Peled, a musician of profound artistry and charismatic stage presence, is acclaimed as one of the most exciting instrumentalists on the concert stage today. He will  be joined by pianist Elizabeth Borowsky ‘05. To read more, click here.

Jennifer Koh + Shai Wosner
March 13
JCC of Greater Washington

Dynamic violinist Jennifer Koh and virtuoso pianist Shai Wosner continue their recent partnership, exploring the impact and significance Beethoven has had on contemporary composers, as a universal, culture-crossing source of inspiration. To read more, click here.

Mosh Ben-Ari
March 20
The Howard Theatre

Mosh Ben Ari is recognized as one of the most successful and fruitful singer-songwriter and musician who burst from the Israeli world music scene into the mainstream. Born in Israel to a Yemenite Iraqi family, his original music combines traditional Jewish ethnic chants with rock, soul, reggae and pop.To read more, click here.

Guy Mintus Jazz Trio
March 28
Location TBA

Formed in 2013, the Guy Mintus Trio is a New York-based group featuring three international musicians. Together, they draw on their diverse backgrounds to bring to life a unique and improvisational musical language. To read more, click here.

Adventurous Originals by Guy Mintus Trio
March 31
Trinidad Theater

Israeli Jazz pianist and composer Guy Mintus will be bringing his trio to the Fringe for an evening of adventurous originals, re-imaginations of standards and traditional melodies as well as a collaborations with some of DC’s finest artists. To read more,click here.


Falling Out of Time
March 17 - April 17
Washington DC JCC

From David Grossman's novel, Derek Goldman adapts this haunting tale of loss, solace, and hope into a world premiere stage production.  In this incandescent fable, a grief-stricken man takes leave of his bewildered wife to embark on a beautiful and poetic journey that will change him forever. This astonishing and one-of-a-kind theatrical experience promises to be the season’s most moving event. To read more,click here.

After the War
March 24 - April 17
Mosaic Theater

Joel, a world-renowned concert pianist and Israeli anti-war expatriate, returns to Tel Aviv after 18 years to perform with the Israeli Philharmonic. As protesters agitate to cancel the performance, deep ideological differences between Joel, his estranged son Izzy, and his hot-tempered brother Freddie quickly turn the family homecoming to all-out battle. To read more, click here.


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