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Festivals, Concerts, and Special Exhibits

The Rappaport Collection at the Tel Aviv Museum

A new exhibit at the Tel Aviv Museum of Art features works from the Bruce and Ruth Rappaport Collection, which focuses on post-impressionism, intimisme, and the Paris school. Most of the works show a predilection toward themes that center on man and his immediate surroundings – family life, love, and motherhood.  Although most of the artists represented in the collection are French, such as Pierre-Auguste Renoir, the exhibition also includes works by Austrian Egon Schiele, Russians Marc Chagall, Mikhail Larionov, and Natalia Goncharova, and American William Zorach.

Where: Tel Aviv Museum of Art.

For details, call
 (03)-607-7020.

Pick Fruits and Vegetables for Charity

Table to Table invites the public to help provide fruits and vegetables to people in need. Its Project Leket organizes opportunities for volunteers to pick fruits and vegetables in various parts of Israel. Families, tour groups, and individuals are welcome. Volunteers usually pick for 1-2 hours.
Table to Table distributes all the fruits and vegetables that are picked to organizations serving Israelis in need of food. 

For details, call (09)-744-1757 or email eleanor@tabletotable.org.il

Surrealism and Beyond

The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, presents a comprehensive survey of surrealism, from its roots in the beginnings of the Dada movement in 1916 through recent manifestations in international contemporary art. Drawn from more than 1,200 works in the museum’s world-renowned holdings in these subjects, most notably the Vera and Arturo Schwarz Collection of Dada and Surrealist Art, “Surrealism and Beyond” includes 250 highlights by such artists as Dali, Duchamp, Magritte, and Man Ray, as well as a specially commissioned installation by American artist Mark Dion.
(Photo: Naomi Felicitas Wonnenberg)

Where: The Israel Museum, Jerusalem.
When: Until August 18.
For details, call (02)-670-8811.

The History of Israel in the Book of Psalms

Prof. Marc Z. Brettler, of Brandeis University, will deliver a lecture in English on "When Israel Went Forth From Egypt” (Ps. 114:1), the history of Israel in the Psalms.

Where: The Bible Lands Jerusalem Museum
When: May 2 14 at 7:30 p.m.
For details and reservations, call (02)-561-1066. (Reservations recommended since seating is limited.)

Opera in the Morning

This new concert series at the Bible Lands Museum Jerusalem, being offered in cooperation with the Opera Studio of the Israeli Opera, invites you to visit the museum, mingle with friends, and enjoy beautiful music, including arias, duets and ensembles from operas and operettas. The performances are narrated by Michael Ajzenstadt.

Where: The Bible Lands Jerusalem Museum
When: May 18 and June 1.
From 10:30 to 11:45 a.m.
For details, call (02)-561-1066

Klezmer Music in Tel Aviv

The Hahamei Tsfat Klezmer Band, with clarinetist Michael Gordetzky and his band, will perform in the charming hall at Leyvik House, the Yiddish cultural center in Tel Aviv.
Where: Leyvik House, 30 Dov Hoz Street, Tel Aviv
When: April  28 at 8 p.m.
For details and reservations, call (03)-523-1830.

Irish Music in Jerusalem

Embark on a journey to the green vistas of the Emerald Isles with Evergreen, one of the best local Celtic bands.Gal Shahar (violin, viola, and Irish drum), Moshe Avigdor (acoustic and classic guitar), and Abe Doron (Irish drum and percussion) present a blend of homegrown Irish music with Mediterranean influences at the Bible Lands Museum Jerusalem.

Where: The Bible Lands Jerusalem Museum
When: April 28, doors open at 8:30 p.m., concert begins at 9:30.
Wine and cheese served until show time.
For details and reservations, call (02)-561-1066.

Classical Music in a Special Atmosphere

Leyvik House, the Yiddish cultural center in Tel Aviv, will welcome the Sabbath by hosting a recital by pianist Yonathan Choen of works by Schubert.

Where: Leyvik House, 30 Dov Hoz Street, Tel Aviv
When: April 27 at 11:30 a.m.
For details and reservations, call (03)-523-1830.

Mark Rothko Exhibit in Tel Aviv

The Tel Aviv Museum  of Art is presenting, for the first time in Israel, a retrospective of works by Mark Rothko (1903-1970), one of the pillars of the New York School artists, who were identified in the late 1940s and early 1950s as the painters of abstract expressionism. The works of Tel Aviv-based photographer Barry Frydlender also are on display, providing a glimpse of daily life in Israel from the days of the first initfada to the disengagement from Gaza.
Another new exhibition at the Tel Aviv Museum of Art, “It’s a Small World After All,” was inspired by the 17 miniature rooms from the collections of Helena Rubinstein and was designed to delight children and adults alike.

Where: Tel Aviv Museum of Art
For details, call
 (03)-607-7020.

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