Post 399; Sovereignty Conference; Hebrew Language day: New Arts campus:

I’ve hardly been out of my house over the last 10 days. Nothing is as disappointing as looking at your watch at 9:30 AM and feeling another day going by without progress.  How many sofas can one ponder over? I researched furnishings and guess what?  English firms are very willing to ship to Israel,

In the end, I am not changing to a new sofa and chairs.  I started to get so dizzy. Decision making can do that to you. Stopped looking at furniture on the web when I confused “Chairs” and “Chesterfield” and mixed up the firms with an inquiry.

From Women in Green: 

Register today to the Sovereignty Conference!

From Women in Green:

Dear friends, all publications and detailed program for our upcoming Fourth Sovereignty Conference will please G-d be sent out to you by tomorrow. For the English invitation & program please see the attached files.

The conference will take place, PG, on Sunday February 12th at the Crowne Plaza hotel in Jerusalem from 6:00pm till 10:30 pm.


The entrance is free but places are limited and registration is a must.  Therefor we urge you all to hurry and reserve your seats by calling 03-9185554. If you need earphones for simultaneous translation to English, please make sure to mention that.


Yehudit Katsover 050-7161818 Nadia Matar 050-5500834




Hebrew Language Day 2017

Let’s celebrate the amazing rebirth of the Hebrew language! The Academy of the Hebrew Language will host an open house in honor of “Hebrew Language Day” on January 19, 2017, with lectures and workshops on a variety of language related subjects, including: narration, editing, and punctuation. A poetry slam with original pieces composed on and in the Hebrew language will conclude the festivities. All events are open to the public, many free of charge, beginning at 14:00 at the National Library of Israel located on the Hebrew University Givat Ram Campus.

Many activities are free, others require tickets with prices around 20 NIS, the full program and ticket information may be found on the Academy of the Hebrew Language website.

Photo courtesy UJAFedNY

Photo courtesy UJAFedNY

In a signature initiative marking UJA-Federation of New York’s 2017 centennial year and the 50th anniversary of the reunification of Jerusalem, UJA-Federation, the Jerusalem Municipality, the government of Israel and the Jerusalem Foundation are partnering to build the landmark Jerusalem Arts Campus, part of a broad plan to transform Israel’s capital city into a global arts and cultural center. The $50 million dollar project is slated to open in January 2020.

The Kirsh family, longtime UJA-Federation supporters, are making a $10 million gift toward the project.

The nearly 2.5 acre state-of-the-art campus, to be constructed near the Gerhard Behar Center on Bezalel Street, will include four distinct academic institutions including the Nisan Nativ Acting Studio, the Sam Spiegel Film and Television School, the School of Visual Theater, and the Center for Middle Eastern Music. The four schools have a current combined enrollment of 650 students.

In addition to housing Israel’s leading performing arts schools, the Jerusalem Arts Campus is designed to become a main thoroughfare through Jerusalem’s central neighborhoods featuring public spaces such as an outdoor plaza and new performance venues that will draw young people, academics, entrepreneurs, artists, and others to Israel’s capital, fostering a creative ecosystem in central Jerusalem.



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