Thursday June 25-Thursday July 9, 2015 Film and Lincoln Plaza Cinema
|A BORROWED IDENTITY|
Sunday August 9, 2015 6:30pm
Monday August 10, 2015
Hello Dear Friends
Here below for your review is copy of invitation card for an historical program on the occasion of the issuing of new Israeli stamp for Cyrus Declaration.
This program will be held on Monday August 10,2015 at the United Nation in Manhattan New York .
Would you please inform all your business associate, friends and family members about the program for Cyrus stamp (Read below ) at United Nation and encourage them to join you and attend at this historical and important program . Thank You
The Cyrus Declaration Stamp was issued by Israel government through Israel postal authority on April ,2015 and is presently available for sale at all the post offices in Israel (Israel Dohar) for 8.30 NIS each (about $2.00) . Please note that for the first time in history of Israel there is Farsi writing on an Israeli stamp ! ( There is Farsi writing on Cyrus Declaration stamp ! )
If anybody would like to attend at this program they should call Iranian American Jewish Federation in New York at
1-516-466-8947 and reserve their seats.
PROGRAM ON LONG ISLAND - August 11, 7:30pm / PLEASE POST
South Huntington Jewish Center
2600 New York Avenue
is hosting a terrific program addressing anti-Israel groups and anti-semitism on college campuses. We will see the short film "Crossing the Line 2" and have speakers from StandWithUs, Hofstra Hillel, and SHJC college students. This promises to be a very informative program, appropriate for high-school age students, college students and all adults with or without kids. Please see our flyer at http://www.shjc.org/special_event/what-is-it-like-to-be-a-jewish- student-on-a-college-campus/,but most of all, come to the event to support SHJC and our youth.
Tuesday, August 11th at 7:30 pm.
RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Henry Kissinger is almost certainly the most influential and powerful Jew in the history of the United States. Now, Dr. Niall Ferguson, one of the most gifted historians of our age, will give the audience unprecedented insight into the man who has profoundly shaped the world we live in today.
Dr. Ferguson's new book,Kissinger 1923-1968: The Idealist, the first volume of the definitive Kissinger biography based on access to his private papers, will be available for sale at the event.
Suad Amiry and Susan Abulhawa: In Conversation
Monday October 19, 2015
Palestinian architect and author Suad Amiry and Palestinian American writer and human rights activist Susan Abulhawa will discuss their newly published books within a broader conversation around contemporary Palestinian literature.
Amiry's newly published Gold Slept Here traces the lives of individual members of Palestinian families and, through them, the histories of both Palestine and the emigre Palestinian community in other countries of the Middle East.
Abulhawa's novel, The Blue Between Sky and Water is a story of powerful, flawed women; of relocation, separation and heartache; of renewal, family, endurance, and love.
Suad Amiry is an author and also an architect living in the West Bank city of Ramallah. She studied architecture at the American University of Beirut, the University of Michigan, and the University of Edinburgh, Scotland. Her parents went from Palestine to Amman, Jordan. When she returned to Ramallah as a tourist in 1981, she met Salim Tamari, whom she married later, and stayed. Her book Sharon and My Mother-in-Law has been translated into 19 languages, which was a bestseller in France, and was awarded in 2004 the prestigious Viareggio Prize in Italy. She is Director and founder of the Riwaq Centre for Architectural Conservation, the center was founded in 1991; the first of its kind to work on the rehabilitation and protection of architectural heritage in Palestine.
Susan Abulahawa was born to Palestinian refugees from Jerusalem, where her family had lived for centuries. Susan is a human rights activist currently living in Pennsylvania, USA, with her daughter. She is a frequent political commentator and she is the founder of Playgrounds for Palestine, a children's organization dedicated to upholding the Right to Play for Palestinian children living under
ABOUT MANA CONTEMPORARY
Founded in 2011, Mana Contemporary offers exceptional services, spaces, and programming for
the greater creative community. Its integrated architectural design houses more than 75 studios
for well-known artists, community amenities - a café and bookstore, and ancillary art services
such as a supply store, framing, packing, conservation, restoration and storage.
ABOUT AMERICAN FRIENDS OF MUSEUMS IN ISRAEL
The American Friends of Museums in Israel recognizes, promotes, and honors its outstanding
partner museums in Israel by providing exhibition, program, project and financial support
through the generosity of its donors.
Our partner museums in Israel are the Design Museum Holon; Haifa Museums - the Haifa City
Museum, Haifa Museum of Art, Hermann Struck Museum, Mané-Katz Museum, the National
Maritime Museum and the Tikotin Museum of Japanese Art; and the Tower of David Museum of
the History of Jerusalem.
Israeli military occupation in Palestine and in refugee camps elsewhere.
Moderated by Rashid Khalidi, Edward Said Professor of Modern Arab Studies and History Department Chair.
Free and open to the public.
This event is sponsored by the Center for Palestine Studies and the Middle East Institute.
August 13, 2015 Bnai Zion
Nefesh B'Nefesh Aliyah advisors are available for individual meetings to assist you with building your personal Aliyah plan and to help you prepare for your life in Israel. We can guide you regarding a wide range of topics, including:
Aliyah Rights & Benefits, Career Opportunities, Finding a Community, Schools and Education
Retiring in Israel, Go North and Go South Programs, Higher Education Opportunties, National Service and IDF.
These meetings are by appointment only, if you arrive without an appointment our staff will not be able to meet with you.
Sunday, August 16, 2015 NYC Federation of Indians in America host the India Day Parade. Madison Avenue. NY, NY.....
Monday August 17, 2015
Reel Israel Summer Film Series
Thursday August 27, 2015 A Special Evening with Miri Ben-Ari Presents Project B
Miri Ben-Ari, a Grammy Award-Winning violinist/producer/humanitarian, “UN Goodwill Ambassador of Music to the United Nations Associations of Brazil”, Global Brand Ambassador for Harman Kardon and a featured blogger for the Huffington Post. Originally from Israel, has created her own unique sound; a revolutionary fusion of classical, soul and dance music.
A classically trained violinist, who once studied under the late classical master Isaac Stern, Ben-Ari has helped sell millions of records by collaborating with other Grammy award-winning artists such as Kanye West, Jay Z, Wyclef Jean, Alicia Keys, Wynton Marsalis, Britney Spears, Maroon 5, Akon, Patti Labelle, Brandy, Donna Summer, Janet Jackson, John Legend and Armin Van Buuren. Her album “The Hip Hop Violinist“/ Universal Records features many of these collaborations.
Known for her captivating show-stoppers, Ben-Ari has wowed audiences around the world with performances such as: Aventura’s “Sold Out at Madison Square Garden” concert, VH1’s “Save The Music” Gala at Lincoln Center, “Fashion Rocks” at Radio City Music Hall, Sesame Street, Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton’s campaign, Viacom’s Dream Concert at Radio City Music Hall and the Martin Luther King Jr. Presidential memorial dedication in Washington, DC. She was invited by media icon Yue-Sai Kan for a special performance during “Miss Universe China” in Beijing, a live broadcast to millions of people.
Ben-Ari has been the face of many promotional campaigns, including; Reebok‘s “I Am What I Am” global print and TV advertisements, Vodafone, a Jimmy Hendrix PSA for BET, Pepsi , Coca-Cola and now Harman Kardon (products include headphones and home theatre systems).
Miri Ben-Ari loves to give back to the community and has supported different charitable organizations such as UNICEF, FIBA (Fellowship of Israel and Black America), Phoenix House, NRB Convention and Aglow, the Jewish Federation, Russell Simmons’ philanthropic arts foundation and the Emery Awards. Ben-Ari is the founder and CEO of GEDENK, a not-for-profit organization, dedicated to educate, raise awareness and encourage self-expression among youth about anti-Semitism, racism and their brutal consequences.
As a young role model, Ben-Ari has been privileged to receive many international accolades: she was honored as an “Apollo Legend” by the Apollo theater in New York City, “International Jewish Woman To Watch of 2007 Award,” “2008 Israel Film Festival Visionary Award, ”the American Society for Yad Vashem Award, “Young & Powerful for Obama”, “2011 Rising Star Award, the “Martin Luther King Award” from Israeli President, Shimon Peres, the “2012 Big Vision Awards”and in 2014, Ben-Ari was honored with the “Aviv Award” by The America-Israel Cultural Foundation (AICF) 75th Anniversary Gala at Lincoln Center, hosted by Itzhak Perlman.
Her single “Symphony of Brotherhood,” featuring the “I Have a Dream” speech by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., was the first instrumental single ever to hit on Billboard’s R&B/Hip Hop charts, MTV and VH1.
In 2011, Ben-Ari was invited by America’s First Lady, Michelle Obama to the White House for a special performance and to be honored as a “Remarkable Woman” and in 2012 Ben-Ari was invited to perform for President Barack Obama.
In 2013, Ben-Ari’s violin feature in Armin Van Buuren’s “Intense” was elected as the “Trance Tune of The Year” by the State of Trance.
In 2014, Ben-Ari was a special guest feature with Arianna Huffington’s THIRD METRIC LIVE and Armin Van Buuren ARMIN ONLY-INTENSE world tour.
In 2015, following the great success of its first year, Ben-Ari continues to promote “The Gedenk Award For Tolerance” campaign, now in its second year partnership with “Scholastics Art and Writing”, sponsored by Ben-Ari’s non-profit organization GEDENK. Ben-Ari received the first-ever “Girl Up Advocate Award” to celebrate international Women’s Day from the United Nations Foundation. She was also a recipient and given the Ellis Island Medal of Honor.
- See more at: http://highlineballroom.com/show/2015/08/27/miri-ben-ari/?utm_source=2015+Aug+Blast+current&utm_campaign=Aug+15&utm_medium=email#sthash.6OiEhs6U.xAvpAqpQ.dpuf
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|Israel September 7-10, 2015|
Wednesday, September 9, 2015
Wednesday September 9, 2015
The Iran Deal and Déjà Vu: Are we living through another resurgent anti-Semitic age?
Thane Rosenbaum is a novelist, essayist, and law professor, the author of the critically acclaimed novels, How Sweet It Is!, The Stranger Within Sarah Stein, The Golems of Gotham, Second Hand Smoke, and the novel-in-stories, Elijah Visible.
His articles, reviews and essays appear frequently in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Times of Israel, Huffington Post, Haaretz, Slate, and the Daily Beast, among other publications. He moderates an annual series of discussions on culture and politics at the 92nd Street Y called The Talk Show. He is a Distinguished Fellow at NYU School of Law, where he directs the Forum on Law, Culture & Society.
His nonfiction books include, Payback: The Case for Revenge and The Myth of Moral Justice: Why Our Legal System Fails to Do What’s Right. He edited the anthology, Law Lit, from Atticus Finch to “The Practice”: A Collection of Great Writing about the Law. His forthcoming book is entitled The High Cost of Free Speech: Rethinking the First Amendment.
More information is available at www.thanerosenbaum.com
USI Tech Series in Partnership with
OurCrowd and LeumiTech
Please join the USI community at the Tech 2015 Series where Industry leaders, accredited investors and top executives will conduct an interactive discussion about investment trends and industry changes. Top Israeli startups will demo their technologies for a peek into the most competitive and investment worthy industries in Israel.
Skadden Arps- 4 Times Square New York, NY 10036
Thursday September 10, 12:30 p.m.
225 West 34th Street,
New York, NY 10122
We are pleased to invite you to five opportunities to hear from leading experts who will share their insights and varied perspectives to help you gain a deeper understanding of the Iran nuclear deal.
These opportunities were arranged by UJA-Federation of New York in partnership with JCRC-NY.
There is no charge to participate in these conference calls. Register now below. For more information, please contact Jessica Chait at or 212.836.1269.
Monday September 21, 2015
Sunday, October 4, 2015 12:30pm Madison Square Garden.
Macabbi Tel-Aviv Basketball.
Thursday, October 8, 2015
TICKETS FOR THE 9TH ANNUAL OTHER ISRAEL FILM FESTIVAL WILL GO ON SALE ON OCTOBER 8, 2015. www.otherisrael.org
Jerusalem Oct 12-16, 2015
The International Astronautical Congress 2015, the global most important space event, shall take place in Jerusalem, Israel, from 12 to 16 October 2015.
Regarding the IAC
The IAC is the one place and time of the year when all space actors come together. Global, multidisciplinary and covering all space sectors and topics, it offers everyone the latest space information, developments but above all contacts and potential partnerships. Each year, the IAC changes country, theme and local organizer, enabling all to learn more about, and be a part of the world space scene.
The IAC is the platform by which over 40 administrative and technical committees support the Federation in its mission to advance knowledge about space and to foster the development of space assets by facilitating global cooperation.
At its annual International Astronautical Congress (IAC) and other thematic conferences, the IAF brings its multidisciplinary and international network to life.
October 14, 2015
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Post-screening discussion with producer/director Gloria Greenfield
For more info, contact Ellen.Masters@HADASSAH.org
Sponsored by Berkshire Hills Hadassah and Jewish Federation of the Berkshires
Sunday, October 18, 2015 92Y
Sunday, October 18, 2015
October 21, 2015 www.zoaphilly.org Philadelphia ZOA presents its 5th Annual Gala: come celebrate Israel, America and Zionism, hear inspiring speeches from our honorees, mingle with leading Zionists and enjoy delicious kosher food and drink. For information, call 610-660-9466. Venue: Hilton Philadelphia City Avenue, 4100 City Avenue, Philadelphia, PA;
Israel October, 20-23 2015 World Zionist Congress Jerusalem;
Sunday October 25, 2015 3pm 76th Anniversary Gala Celebration
Join AICF for a memorable afternoon celebrating the best in Israeli culture. AICF's annual gala concert has long been considered one of the finest showcases of Israeli talent, with performances by leading artists.
92nd Street Y
Kaufmann Concert Hall
1395 Lexington Avenue
New York, New York 10128
Monday Evening, October, 25 2015, 5:30 P.M.GALA BUFFET JOURNAL DINNERManhattan Beach Jewish Center –60 West End Ave Brooklyn, NY
Key Bridge Marriott, Washington, D.C.;
November, 3, 2015
Me, Myself, and Rita BUY TICKETS
Written and Performed by Almog Pail, ISRAEL
Tue 11/3 7:30pm
drama, comedy, storytelling, movement, music, multi-media, 50 min.http://unitedsolo.org/us/memyselfandrita-2015/
Thursday, November 5, 2015 9am-12noon NYC
India-Israel Innovation & Entrepreneurship in Healthcare & Lifesciences
India-Israel Innovation & Entrepreneurship in Healthcare & Lifesciences
On 17 September 1950, India announced recognition of Israel. Soon after India’s recognition of Israel, the Jewish Agency established an immigration office in Bombay. This was soon converted into a Trade Office and later a Consulate. Following the fall of the Soviet Union, India decided to establish diplomatic relations, Israel opened its Embassy in Delhi in February 1992 and India opened its Embassy in Tel Aviv in May 1992. Since then, warm relations have developed and a rapid growth across a broad spectrum has occurred.
RSVP required: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/india-israel-innovation-entrepreneurship-in-healthcare-lifesciences-tickets-17121918118
Details to follow
November 5-12, 2015 The Other Israel Film Festival see www.otherisrael.org .
November 12, 2015
Sunday, November 15, 2015 10am
On Passover we are commanded to retell the story of Moses leading the Israelites from slavery in Egypt to freedom in the Promised Land. When Moses led the Hebrew slaves out of Egypt, he catalyzed the birth of a nation. Every year on Seder night, we recount the great miracle of Exodus. Long before becoming God’s messenger, Moses killed an Egyptian taskmaster who was beating a Hebrew slave.
You are hereby summoned to fulfill your civic duty as a juror for a trial of epic proportions… The People vs. Moses. Join us for a unique event that brings together biblical scholarship and courtroom drama as we explore Moses’ guilt or innocence.
The trial begins with a text study. You will then enter the “courtroom” where Dan Abrams and Alan Dershowitz will serve, respectively, as prosecutor and defense attorney. The trial will be presided over by The Honorable Judge Alison J. Nathan. And then, ladies and gentlemen of the jury, you will cast your votes.
The Temple Emanu-El Skirball Centerstrives to create new Jewish experiences with compelling classes, seminars and special events to challenge, inspire and entertain. One East 65th Street | New York, NY 10065 www.emanuelskirballnyc.org
Sunday, January 17, 2016 Save the date.
December 13, 2015 Miami
American Friends of Magen David Adom "Event for Israel"
Description Magen David Adom provides a rapid and skilled emergency medical response, including disaster, ambulance and blood services to more than half a million Israelis each year. Through its support of Magen David Adom, AFMDA is saving lives.
Event Date 12/13/2015
Start Time 06:00 PM
End Time 11:00 PM
Address 1 Trump International Beach Resort
Address 2 18001 Collins Avenue
City Sunny Isle Beach
Audience All Audiences
Event Category Special Events
Contacts Joel Silberman
Phone (954) 457- 9766
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Friday May 8, 2015 9:30 pm. Theatre 3, Village East Cinema, 2nd Ave @ 12th street, NYC. New York Indian Film Festival (www.iaac.us/NYIFF2015/schedule.htm)
|Blue Like Me: The Art of Siona Benjamin (short)|
Producer/Director: Hal Rifken
India/USA 2015, 30 minutes, English
Post-screening discussion with Director Hal Rifken
Synopsis: Blue Like Me is a documentary that profiles Indian-American artist Siona Benjamin. Raised in the small Bene Israel Jewish community in Mumbai, India, Benjamin’s art fuses world religions with eastern myths and western pop culture to create vibrant new worlds. Blue Like Me travels with Siona to Mumbai, revisiting the Bene Israel Jews portrayed in her Fulbright project.
About the Director: Hal Rifken is a media producer who creates content and provides services for leading corporate, commercial, entertainment, non-profit and art organizations in the US and abroad. When not on assignment, Hal focuses his camera on subjects that reflect his interest in education, intercultural understanding, community development, and conflict resolution.