Aluf Benn & Jeffrey Goldberg: Foreign Affairs
Thursday, February 20, 7:00 pm
Jewish Community Center, SF
Haaretz's editor-in-chief Aluf Benn and Middle East expert Jeffrey Goldberg of the Atlantic will discuss the relationship between Prime Minister Benjamin "Bibi" Netanyahu and President Barack Obama, the U.S. role in the renewed Israel-Palestinian peace negotiations, U.S. aid to Israel, the implications of a nuclear Iran, the civil war in Syria and more.
2/22: Aluf Benn at Oshman Family JCC (in Hebrew)
Three New Israeli Films at SFJewish Film Festival
Sunday, February 23
San Francisco (Check times at individual theaters.)
Three Israeli films showcased in San Francisco this year, Bethlehem, Cupcakes, and S#X ACTS.
Omer Avital Quintet at Yoshi's
Sunday, February 23, 7:00 pm
Yoshi's, San Francisco
Israeli composer, virtuosic bassist and oud player, Omer Avital, is a force in world music. Hailed as "a pioneer in combining jazz with myriad world music elements," by the LA Times, The New York Times wrote: "Mr. Avital and his group are producing some of the most original music being heard in New York." Don't miss his Quintet at Yoshi's Jazz
Aeolus Quartet with Assaff Weisman
Monday, February 24, 7:30 pm
Congregation Emanu-El, San Francisco
Join the Israel Center and Congregation Emanu-El for their Music at Meyer concert series. Praised for their "high-octane" performance, the Aeolus Quartet is among the finest young string quartets performing today.
Documentaries: Inside Envelopes & Let's Dance
Thursday, February 27, 7:00pm
Magnes Museum, Berkeley
Inside Envelopes highlights two dancer sisters and two musician brothers who come together to create a performance piece. Glimpse into their creative process, replete with fiery arguments and moments of wordless beauty in this documentary.
Exhibit: Moments of Presence with My Beloved by YoHana Bat Adam
March 4-May 29
Reception: Sunday, March 9, 6:30-8:30 PM
Palo Alto JCC
YoHana Bat Adam's art touches the realm of the mysterious phenomenon we call God. YoHana uses her art as a platform to make viewers more aware of human spirituality and potential.
Asaf Avidan - Solo Acoustic
March 7, doors at 8:00pm, show at 9:00pm
Bimbo's 365, San Francisco
While Asaf Avidan has drawn comparisons to Janis Joplin, Jeff Buckley and Nina Simone, he possesses a voice that is utterly singular. As London's The Independent recently put it, "If you haven't heard Avidan's music, prepare to be astounded."
East Bay Jewish Film Festival
East Bay (check times at individual theaters)
Wrestling Jerusalem, A Play
March 12 - April 6, 2014
Intersection for the Arts, San FranciscoSet in America, Israel and Palestine, Wrestling Jerusalem follows one man's journey to understand the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Solo performance by Aaron Davidman
A Recital with Roman Rabinovich
Saturday, March 15, 1:00 pm
Marines' Memorial Theatre, San Francisco
Don't miss this phenomenal Russian Israeli pianist "whose mature, self-assured playing belies his chronological age" (SF Classical Voice), followed by the Haifa Orchestra Ensemble. Roman Rabinovich was the top prize winner at the 2008 Arthur Rubinstein International Piano Master Competition and took 1st prize at the 2007 Animato Competition.
Oded Bality, Photojournalist
March 19-March 27
La Boutique, San Francisco
To Build and Be Build: Kibbutz History
Ongoing until July 2014
Contemporary Jewish Museum, San Francisco
More local Israeli events on Federation Community Calendar
More local Israel related events on Consulate site
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More Great Events Coming in March
3/6-10: "Di Megileh, a Yiddish Musical" at JCC East Bay
3/8: The Wonders
3/9: Hunting Elephants
3/10: American Jerusalem
3/17: Pianist, Gilead Mishory
3/20: Dudu Tassa at Yoshi's San Francisco
3/21: "Two Room Apartment" dance at ODC
3/27: Dov Elbaum in Conversation with Rabbi Menachem Creditor