Embassy of Israel - Cultural Calendar
April 6 - 30, 2016

Israeli Cultural Calendar: April 2016


Neuland by Eshkol Nevo
April 6
American University

Israeli writer Eshkol Nevo will read from his latest book, Neuland, described as a "New Age Odyssey to a Latin Zion".  The reading will be followed by a discussion and book-signing reception.To read more,click here.


Orli Shaham, Piano
April 10
JCC of Greater Washington

A consummate musician recognized for her grace, subtlety and vitality, Orli Shaham has established an impressive international reputation as one of today’s most gifted pianists, hailed by critics on four continents. To read more, click here.

The Atar Trio
April 12
Washington DC JCC

​The Atar Trio, a leading Israeli chamber ensemble follows their successful 2015  North American Tour with the Dream Within a Dreamprogram, featuring newly commissioned music by Israeli prodigy Talia Amar and acclaimed American composer Judith Shatin. To read more,click here.

Chiarina Chamber Players
April 24
Lutheran Church of Reformation

Chiarina's artistic directors, Israeli pianist Efi Hackmey and cellist Caroline Bean Stute,joined by violinist Ko Sugiyama and oboist Trevor Mowry, present a program featuring Maurice Ravel's unique and adventurous Piano Trio, as well as music for solo oboe by Silvestrini and piano music by Chopin. To read more, click here.

Offlines Project featuring Guy Mintus and Yinon Muellem
April 30
The Millennium stage

​For International Jazz Day, Offlines Project feat. Yinon Muallem & Guy Mintus presents a border-defying duet that marries influences from Turkish makam to Indian rhythms, Jewish melodies, and originals treated through the lens of jazz improvisation. To read more, click here.


The New Mediterranean Kitchen
April 14
The Hill center

Joyce Goldstein, author of The New Mediterranean Jewish Table, sits down with Vered Guttman, Israeli food writer and chef, to discuss the old world traditions of the Mediterranean Jews. The New Mediterranean Jewish Table is an authoritative guide to Jewish home cooking from North Africa, Italy, Greece, Turkey, Spain, Portugal, and the Middle East. 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.

Salt of the Earth
April 8 & 9
University of Maryland

Puppetry and hand-painted miniature sets combine with live filmmaking and projected video feeds, as a Lilliputian universe is created and destroyed before our eyes in Salt of the Earth. Inspired by the bestselling Israeli novel The Road to Ein Harod by Amos Kenan, Sahar and PuppetCinema show us a dystopic world in which our protagonist discovers the meaning of perseverance, survival, and ultimately, freedom. To read more, click here.


Rabin, the Last Day | Filmfest DC
April 16 & 19
E Street Cinema

Using dramatic reenactments, Israel's preeminent documentary filmmaker turns his penetrating eye on the yawning question of recent Israeli history: Who killed Yitzhak Rabin, the prime minister who signed the historic Oslo agreements and was gunned down following a peace rally in 1995?. To read more, click here.


Presenting Princess Shaw |Filmfest DC
April 21 & 23
E Street Cinema

By day, Samantha Montgomery cares for the elderly in one of New Orleans's toughest neighborhoods. By night, she writes and sings her own songs as Princess Shaw on her confessional YouTube channel. Across the globe, Ophir Kutiel creates video mashups of amateur YouTube performers. Known as Kutiman, he is a composer, musician, and pioneering video artist. Two strangers, almost 7,000 miles apart, begin to build a song. To read more, click here.


Apples from the Desert | Reel Israel DC
April 27
The Avalon Theatre

Rebecca Abravanel is an only child, living a cloistered existence with her strictly religious Sephardic parents in Jerusalem. She secretly starts attending dance classes where she forms a relationship with secular kibbutznik Dooby. After Rebecca runs away from home, the family conflict culminates in a moment of truth, forcing them to confront their beliefs and one another. To read more, click here.

Northern Virginia Jewish Film Festival
April 7-17
Angelika Film Center at Mosaic

The 16th annual Northern Virginia Jewish Film Festival, powered by the JCCNV, will screen 14 contemporary Jewish-themed and/or Israeli-made feature films that explore identity and place in the world. Israeli films to be screened are In Search of Israeli CuisineLaugh LinesSabena Hijacking-My Version,Suicide, and Wedding Doll. To read more,click here.


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