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Jerusalem and Ramat Bet Shemesh - Multiple Events

Ramat Bet Shemesh - March 8-11 (Thurs night concert, Shabbaton, Motzei Shabbat Concert)

Jerusalem: March 11: Sunday workshops and sunday night concert

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March 8-10 in Ramat Bet Shemesh; Sunday March 11-12 in Jerusalem. Adar 21-24.

Pre-Conference: Tuesday night, March 6 - Concert & Dance Party with Women's Band Tofa'ah! 9pm

  • Discounted tickets for women participating in ATARA conference events: www.elhalev.org

Thursday, March 8 – Women’s Concert in Collaboration with Iryat Bet Shemesh

  • Featuring Judith Gerzi, Jezliah Villareal, Sapir Mendlowitz, Shaked Sebbag and the RBSDMA Performance Troupe, along with comedienne songwriter Chanale Fellig!

SHABBAT Parashat Parah 23 Adar, March 9-10 - ATARA SHABBATON - RAMAT BET SHEMESH

  • Parshat Vayakhel Pikudei Parshat Parah 23 Adar, Candle lighting 5:03pm
  • Check-in/Registration & snacks, 2-4pm Friday afternoon at the Pilzno shul, Rehov Tiveria, Ramat Shiloh
  • Limited space - pre-registration required

Friday night, March 9

  • Davening with Rabbi and Rebbitzen Gerzi at the Pilzno Shul, Rehov Tiveria, Ramat Shiloh
  • Dinner to follow davening. Registered guests only. Nachal Sorek 25, RBS A - Cater
  • Hear from leaders and pioneers in the arts community in Israel
  • Evening program Oneg for the Arts, 8-11pm featuring comedy, Improv acting, vocal harmonizing, and community building exercises with fellow creative and artistic women from around Israel and North America!

Shabbat day, March 10

  • Morning davening in local shuls. Approx 7am or later depending on choice of shul
  • Lunch meals in small groups relating to artistic genre, 11:15am
  • Afternoon programming 3-7pm featuring Torah and Chassidic ideas on the arts and music, plus interactive drama. Hear the fascinating stories of artists with decades of experience in the professional industry.
  • Third meal (Seudat Shlishit) included for registered guests only, 5-6pm
  • Havdallah Kumsitz, 6:30pm.

Motzei Shabbat, March 10 – Motzei Shabbat Women’s Concert! 8:30pm

  • Featuring professional female performing artists from all over Israel and the U.S. and Canada.
  • Ariella Zeitlin - Tziona Achishena - Smadar Morag - Rachel Hutner - Avital Macales - Miriam Eliwatt -Hadassah Haller - Batya Taylor and More! Matnas Gvanim RBS - Nachal Dolev 16, RBS A

Sunday, March 11 – A Day of Master Classes, 8:30am - 5pm. JERUSALEM

Emunah College for Women & Arts. Derech Beit Lehem 104, Jerusalem

Workshops in the creative & performing arts taught by industry professionals. Light lunch included with pre-registration.

  • Musical theater dance & voice with Adina Feldman
  • Vocal technique with Judith Gerzi of RBS Dance & Music Academy
  • Stagecraft with Jerusalem artist/director S. Kim Glassman
  • A Journey towards voice: sing your body, sing your soul with Ana Elya
  • The spirit, power and healing in collaboration/Drumming with Yona Saslow Yakobovitz of "Tofaah"
  • Jazz master class with Jezliah Villarreal from the RBS Dance and Music Academy
  • Modern dance master class with Sharona Florsheim of "Noga Dance Company"
  • Contemporary master class with Shaked Sebag from the RBS Dance and Music Academy
  • Playback Midrash with Toby Klein Greenwald of Na'na Playback Theater Dance Troupe and Raise Your Spirits Theatre
  • Improv Acting with Leah Bassett
  • Presentation with Adv. Barry Schuman on music licensing in secular law & halacha

Sunday, March 11 - Evening Concert, 7-9pm

El Halev, Po'alei Tsedek St 2, Jerusalem

  • Featuring award-winning Noga Dance Company, dancers/choreographers Maayan Haller and Gitty Porgesz, symphony cellist Ina Esther Joost Ben Sasson, Songwriter Sarah Spielman, Raise Your Spirits performers Bracha Daniel and Audelia Zagury and more!

Post Conference Monday, March 12 - Art & Music History

  • Networking lunch and art history program at the Plaza Hotel
  • Learn about Jewish musician-king on private Tour of the Davidic Dynasty Legacy Museum


Sunday, March 11 - Workshops in Crown Heights, Brooklyn, 10:30am-3pm

  • Workshops and lunch together with ATARA artists in CH Brooklyn.
  • Featuring live stream/conversation with Israel, Baltimore & Pgh PA
  • Register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/atara2018heights-tickets-42684845522

Sunday, March 11 - Classical Concert in Manhattan, 7:30pm

  • Featuring Laileet chamber ensemble of flute, piano, cello & violin. Rivka Nahari, Laura Melnicoff, Devra Siedel & Stephanie Kurtzman, along with other professional religious female musicians
  • Register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/atara2018nyc-tickets-42684610820

Sunday, March 11 - Dance Workshop and gathering in Baltimore, MD, 11am-4pm

  • Featuring Shelly Dembe at Soulstir Dance workshop from 1-3pm.
  • Light dinner and performances 3-4

Sunday, March 11 - Evening programs in North American cities

  • LOS ANGELES – Emek Theater Program, March 10, 8:30pm, March 11, 2 & 7pm
  • BOSTON, MA – March 11 – Mosesian Center for the Arts in Watertown
  • PITTSBURGH, PA – March 11 – Presentation by Tzohar Seminary
  • SCOTTSDALE, AZ – March 11 – Piano concert by Elizabeth Prodonoff
  • BOCA RATON, FL - March 11 - Women's Concert with Tzirel Mitzman


For more information, please www.artsandtorah.org/conference2018

Contact conference@artsandtorah.org

Or call Rochel Grudman (Israel) 050-7640911, Leah Bassett (Israel) 058-690-5948, or Henya Storch (NY) 862-206-9978.


Program Partners & Sponsors
  • The Leo and Hannah Storch Foundation
  • The Myrna Zisman Foundation
  • The Eshet Chayil Foundation
  • Raise Your Spirits Theater Company
  • Spotlight on Women
  • The Ramat Bet Shemesh Dance & Music Academy
  • The Storch Agency International
  • World Emunah
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