Post 229: Getting Younger as you Age You don’t have to lose quality of life as you age! Wednesday, 14th October 2015 8:00 p.m. Join us for a discussion about taking charge and managing our physical selves as we grow older. Learn how to: * Make exercise a part of daily life * Eat for maximum wellness * Drop excess pounds * And…think young and think fun! Guest speakers will be: Alan Freishtat, ACE certified Personal Fitness trainer & certified Wellness coach, Health and Lifestyle columnist for HaModia International Edition, Inyan Magazine, The Jerusalem Post, The Yeshiva World.com, and the OU Shabbat Shalom Newsletter, Director and Founder of 10 Weeks to Health. Miriam Botwinick, MS, MEd, RD. Staff dietician for Alan Fitness programs Chavi Kramer, RD, MS Staff dietician for Alan Fitness programs Location: Beit Knesset Hanassi 24 Ussishkin Street, Jerusalem For more information: 02.651.8502 info@alanfitness.com mailto:info@alanfitness.com My exercise routine summarized. Wall Art Israel Mural Artists- Second appeal for Odel- now we have a matching funds donor

I have always been in the “business” of restoring. My dad used that word. This post is mostly about attitude.

Getting Younger as you Age? How is that possible?
Yes, you restore yourself, every minute , every second, of every day whether you are conscious of it or not, that’s what our bodies do in a healthy state.

Don’t lose quality of life as you age!
Wednesday, 14th October 2015
8:00 p.m.

Join us for a discussion about taking charge and managing
our physical selves as we grow older. Learn how to:

* Make exercise a part of daily life
* Eat for maximum wellness
* Drop excess pounds
* And…think young and think fun!

Guest speakers will be:
Alan Freishtat, ACE certified Personal Fitness trainer & certified Wellness coach, Health and Lifestyle columnist for HaModia International Edition, Inyan Magazine, The Jerusalem Post, The Yeshiva World.com, and the OU Shabbat Shalom Newsletter, Director and Founder of 10 Weeks to Health.
Miriam Botwinick, MS, MEd, RD. Staff dietician for Alan Fitness programs
Chavi Kramer, RD, MS Staff dietician for Alan Fitness programs

Location:
Beit Knesset Hanassi 24 Ussishkin Street, Jerusalem
For more information:
02.651.8502

info@alanfitness.com mailto:info@alanfitness.com

The number one stress reducer is Exercise. I jump rope. At home I bolt to Gan Ha Atz Ma’oT  every morning by 7 or 8 and use a weighted 4 lb. rope jumping  600 reps. Takes about 40 minutes including a long stretch with a tight band.

Now that I am staying with my husband at Hadassah Hospital while he goes thru tests before going ahead with a heart valve replacement, I jump rope in the beautiful refreshing public space/room below. An Arab family member came by yesterday. He is visiting family. If he’s back tomorrow, I’ll open a conversation.IMG_20151013_093207

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Here’s part of the 270 degree view. I look out at the scene as my feet bounce.

Another stress reducer is opening a conversation with a stranger. Really, at Hadassah hospital now, and have the opportunity to speak with the workers and family members.

My husband was in the examination room getting an echo-cardiogram. It seemed like a few blocks distance from his room to the cardio unit.

My remark was very simple, “Hadassah is a big city”.  The lady was generous and she smiled. Most of the time they laugh at my Arabic, but I always get a smile out of them. It’s so elevating! I just walk away and say to myself,”Yes, that went well”. When I lack strangers, I talk to my fellow artists thru their work. In the next few posts I’ll be writing about Israel Mural artists. Below are some samples of the most renowned of Israeli artists.

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Yohanan Simon

Shalom Sebba Artist: Shalom Sebba (1897-1975)
A retrospective of the artist whose painting “The Sheep Shearing” (1947) became an inseparable part of the collective cultural memory of Israel. Although largely forgotten, Sebba’s work represents a fascinating chapter in Israeli art history

TAKE a look at the sheep shearer’s hands! This drawing , by Shalom Sebba (1897-1975) is so poetic! Almost all of the 20th CENTURY Israeli Artists were taken to the bosom of the KIbbutz movement as orphans, and stayed on that track. Notice the relaxed animal, the confident, attentive way of the capped shearer. The pose reminds me literally of Moses caring his  flock.
 Avraham Ofek (August 14, 1935 – January 14, 1990) was an Israeli sculptor, muralist, painter and printmaker. Born in Burgas, Bulgaria, he immigrated to Israel in 1949, where he lived in Ein Hamifratz, a kibbutz near Haifa. He studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Florence, as well as in Spain and in London, and later taught art in Jerusalem before being appointed head of the Art Department at the University of Haifa. He was one of the founders of the Levitan group of artists, and he exhibited internationally, receiving many prizes and representing Israel at the Venice Biennale in 1972.

Avraham Ofek’s early paintings contained portrayals of landscape that were at once lyrical and rugged; later in his career, most depictions of the landscape appeared as undefined and receded into the background. Near the end of his life, however, the actual landscape of Jerusalem returned to assume an important role in Ofek’s work, this time embodied in images that reflect the loss and despair that engulfed the artist. Many of Ofek’s landscapes are laden with a sense of alienation and solitude, as well as nostalgia for the city of his birth, Sofia.[1]

His murals can be seen across Israel, notably at Kfar Uria and the Central Post Office Building (Jerusalem). His sculpture “The Binding of Isaac” is on view at the entrance to Safra Square.

In 1989 the Jerusalem Print Workshop issued a collection of reproductions of his prints edited by Uri Katz, with commentary in Hebrew and English.

For anyone thinking of buying Israeli Art, Information Center for Israeli Art at the Israel Museum is a place to visit. Art is not real-estate. However, if you consider it an investment there are factors to consider. I don’t buy art, I make it. But if I did, I’d look at the artist’s work in it’s entirety.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Information Center for Israeli Art
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The Information Center for Israeli Art, Israel Museum, Jerusalem
Established 1975
Location Main building of the
Israel Museum, Jerusalem
Library Level
Type Archives
Website Information Center site

The Information Center for Israeli Art is the largest collection of primary resources documenting the history of the Israeli art in Israel. Over 12,000 artists files are housed in the Center in the Israel Museum, Jerusalem.

Contents

As a research center within the Israel Museum, the Information Center for Israeli Art houses materials related to a broad variety of Israeli visual art and artists. All regions of the country and numerous eras and art movements are represented. In addition to the papers of artists, the Center collects documentary material from art galleries, art dealers, and art collectors. It also houses a collection of over 700 Israeli art-related videos and publishes a selection of over 5,800 Israeli artist biographies online.

The Information Center reopened in June 2011, after extensive museum renovations. The Center offers its visitors a wealth of material collected since 1975, now easily accessible through the computerized information system. Center visitors from all around the world can enjoy services providing them with digital information by email.

The Information Center for Israeli Art documents and catalogs information about Israeli artists and their work from the very beginning of Israeli art till today. The center encompasses over 12,800 artists – painters, sculptors, photographers, graphic designers, industrial designers, ceramicists, silversmiths and more. The material in the Center is collected into artist files, for prominent and well-known artists as well as those who have not been widely exhibited. The database and artist files include biographical information, newspaper clippings and articles regarding art shows in Israel and abroad, invitations to exhibitions, films, slides, catalogs and photographs or artwork.

The Information Center for Israeli Art contains important and unique collections from many galleries and artists. One example of this is the Debel Gallery Archives. The Debel Gallery was established in 1973 in Jerusalem. Since January 2007 the Debel Gallery Archive is housed within the Information Center for Israeli Art at the Israel Museum, Jerusalem. It includes background material, exhibition histories, photos of invitations from 1973 to 1990, recordings of interviews with artists, correspondence with artists, and much more. An additional collection of rich visual material documenting Israeli art is the Israel Zafrir Photographer Archive, containing over 10,000 photographs of Israeli artwork and artists. The Gabriel Talphir Archive consists of letters and photographs sent by artists to the well known art critic and author. The Nahum Zolotov Archive, also found in the Center, contains sketches and notations from the renowned Israeli architect. The Frank E. van Raalte Film Archive contains over 100 films interviewing Israeli artists. The Bat Sheva and Yitzhak Katz Archive contains personal writings and letters of artists including Sionah Tagger, Israel Paldi and Arieh Lubin. The Artifact Gallery[1] Archive contains exhibitions and artists files including Nahum Tevet, Philip Rantzer and Diti Almog. In addition, the Max (Mordechai) Farbmann Archive includes photographs, letters and newspaper articles about this Israeli sculptor.

As of January 2010, new information received by the Information Center for Israeli Art is filed digitally. In 2011, the Center database had been enriched with over 25,000 newspaper articles, and the number of exhibitions documented in the Center surpassed 15,000. The Center website offers bilingual information on 5800 selected Israeli artists and includes a short biography, thousands of Israeli works of art from the Israel Museum collection and other art collections from around the world as well as a comprehensive list of exhibitions for each artist.

General Exhibition, Art in Israel 1967 as found http://www.imj.org.il/artcenter/newsite/en/?artist=Ofek,%20Avraham

For example: AFTER THE ’67 WAR, the Tel Aviv Art Museum, Tel Aviv, ran a show. Just look at the explosion of art!
17 September, 1967 – 12 October, 1967
Artists:

Avnieli, MordechaiAbramovich, PinchasAdam, ShaiUllman, GadOfek, AvrahamOrenstein, JacobIglinsky, JoelEisenscher, JakobEinhorn, MiriamIssayick, AngelineItzkovitch, ShlomoRita, AlimaEliaz, UriEliraz, ShlomoAlexander, StefanAlperowitz, HayaAlcalay, AharonAmitai, YitzhakMarcus Ephraim, KatheArbitman, IraArieli, MordechaiArion, RuthEhrman, ZviAschheim, IsidorBan, BelaBeeri, TuviaBehiri, NetanelBogen, AlexanderBauernfreund, YehushuaBinder, AvrahamBinder, ZillahBlum, LudwigBamberger, RuthBen David, YaaraBen Haim, MulaBentwich, MurielBenjamini, BrachaBen Menachem, YitzhakBen Sira, RivkaBak, AlizaBacon, YehudaBekerman, AdamBargal, ChaimBerger, GeniaBarth, HeleneBrenner, ZipporaBernstein, MosheJana, MosheGivati, MosheGiskin, GwenGilboa, DavidGilboa, NahumGiladi, AharonGrebel, JoelGross, MichaelGrossbard, BatiaGrossbard, YehoshuaGranoth, YeshayahuGat, EliyahuDawidowitsch, GershonDilian, MenasheHoram, RuthHalevi, JosephHeller, JaquesHack, KalmanHar Even, JudithHarpazi, LenaVaginsky, ShmuelWoodnitzky, ShmuelWeil, ShragaWeiss, JosephWallersteiner, YehudaWanetik, MalkaSisselman, MinaZalayet, NissimZeligfeld, ArieHazan, PninaHasak, AbrahamCheshin, LeaTauber, BlankaTwersky, ChanaTal, ShulamitTepler, ShmuelTeichman, HeniaYellin Ginat, JudithYaniv, ClaireSchleimer Janitzky, SteffiYarden, PiriYaskil, ZeevYaskil, AmosKagan, MosheLaufer, MiliaLavie, RaffiLavi, ShlomoLabkovski, DavidGrossman Lehmann, HedwigLoven, JosephLevin, RuthLurie, EstherLieblich Weingrun, AnnaLifshitz, EphraimLamm, ShmuelLange Ascheim, MargotLander, MuniaLapidoth, CocaLerner, HannahMeir, ShlomoMaestro, DavidMedzini, DovMuenz, RafiMessag, AharonMeshulam, DavidNahor, AlisaNaseti, AbrahamSiani, ItamarSzilard, ClaireSalomon, EdwinSlonim, SimaSeliktar, AngelaSamuel, ChavaOkashi, AvshalomIrshay, PesachEfron, SheineAzemon, AbrahamPoseq, AvigdorFuchs Eidinger, Sidonia (Sidi)Pierre, YizchakFenichel, AbbaPascal, DorelFaktor, ShirleyPeralta, DanielPeretz Arad, EstherPshikorski Avigdory, ChasiaCegla, RachelCesana, ShmuelZimmerman, LeahChaplin, JosephKossonogi, JosephKook, NachumKisselov, SofiaKimhi, YehezkelKandel, HediKaplan, MalvinaKaplan, NataWolf Krakauer, GreteRubin, RachelRozov, JoramRosenthalis, MosheReisman, OriRichter Rauch, TovaRa’Ayoni, ShmuelRakosh, TessaRakia, DavidShaten, BaruchLahav Chaaltiel, OraShuval, MatyaShorr, ZviStenzel, NehemiaStern, YossiShilis (Shilath), Zvi H.Schiffer, MelitaSchloss, RuthSchlezinger, ShmuelShemi, NaomiShneur, MosheShapir, HayaSchatz, LouiseTadmor, ZviTamari, AmiramAbramson, MatanyaOdes Stern, ZehavaIlan, EliBen Jacov, NoamHeimann, ShoshanaHeichman, ZviTene, JoelJuster, TuviaLehmann, Rudolph (Rudi)Loebel, Ya’acovLishansky, BatiaMajaro Mintz, LeaNatra, SoniaNir, DinaSaidi, MosheEshet, PinchasPitkin, MordecaiPeiser, HannaPriver, 
And every one of these artists will be featured in theInformation Center for Israeli Art.

I am repeating the appeal for Odel Manet, the widow of Aharon Banet a”h. An anonymous donor in Nachlaot, Jerusalem has offered to match any funds collected by this Friday. So far over $7,000 has been pledged and we hope to reach 10,000 by Friday. Please post this message in your local Yahoo group site and inform your shul friends

Shalom u’verachah, from Yehudis Golshevsky. Please keep in mind Odel Banet, the young widow of Aharon Banet a”h, who was murdered on Hoshanah Rabbah this Sukkos in a stabbing attack in the Old City.

She is someone that I have known since she was the age of her own little baby, Shulamit. Her mother Miriam and I have been friends for over twenty years.

We are raising money to help Odel (who was herself a multiple-stabbing victim) and her children (one of whom was shot by the terrorist) so that they can recover physically and emotionally from their terrible, terrible losses. My good friend Sara Melman runs a reliable tzedakah organization called Shlomzion, which is functioning as a channel for funds right now for the Banet family so that we can help them. Even though they haven’t left the hospital yet, the expenses are already adding up–look at the site so you can get an idea of what’s going on. http://www.rootfunding.com/campaign/shlomzion-benet-family

 Odel is very strong, thank G-d, but she’s been through a terrible nightmare and she has not really yet absorbed the fact that she’s a widow. We have a long road ahead of us. Please go to the site and see if you can contribute something to help her.

 And please daven for Odel bat Miriam and Natan ben Odel.
 Wishing you every good, and may we merit to greet Moshiach tzidkeinu in rachamim immediately.

 
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