Masa Israel Journey Blog

April 11, 2011
I had the pleasure of taking part in the Masa Culture evening at ZOA last week, where I saw a performance by The Kibbutz Contemporary Dance Company. The hour long performance was spellbinding – highly talented dancers mixed with compelling choreography, vibrant costumes and music. The high energy piece confirmed why this company is one of the top contemporary dance groups, touring throughout the world.
The event also included a talkback with the artistic director and a number of his dancers (who hail from all over the world including Russia, Netherlands, and Japan) who provided background about the company, spoke about their unique kibbutz dance village in the north of the country, and talked about why so many talented dancers choose to come to Israel to dance with the company. It was great to see such a riveting performance and gain more of an understanding about the vibrant arts and culture scene in Israel.
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April 11, 2011
It’s not spring break—it’s better! Passover brings with it a dizzying number of festivals going on across Israel, so in between your seder and trying to come up with yet another way to eat matzoh for lunch, here are some of the coolest things going on during the chag:
April 19-23, 2011
This is the 15th year of the Festival, which makes it the oldest rock festival in Israel. Artists that performing in the festival include Yehuda Poliker, Eviatar Banai, Micha Shitrit, Yishai Levy, Arkadi Duchin, Ehud Banai, Moshe Levy, The Giraffes, Mush Ben-Ari, Hadag Nahash, Shlomi Savan and Shuli Rand.
April 21-23, 2011
Boombamela is an annual...
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April 10, 2011
Amy, a 10 month Tikkun Olam in Tel Aviv-Jaffa Coexistence track participant and Brandeis graduate originally from Massachusetts, had the following to say about her exposure to Coexistence in Jaffa. Visit for more participant testimonials.
Since arriving in Israel six months ago, and spending time both working and living in the mixed city of Jaffa, my views on the Israel- Palestinian conflict and Israeli policy have changed. Daily, my viewpoints sway both leftwards and rightwards – often at the same time, but regardless of politics, my understanding of Israel as home to so many different people deepens with every person I encounter. It is impossible to look at the conflict here, let alone any conflict, as a struggle...
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