Israeli dance chooses life

New Yorker Celine Alwyn stood outside of one of the venues at Lincoln Center chatting with a friend visiting from the West Coast. Alwyn, a dancer who has appeared on Broadway, goes out to see a lot of dance in …

Congressmen and senators raise a glass to Israeli wine

California Democratic Congressman Henry Waxman, center, samples Israeli wine at the ‘America and Israel Together’ wine-tasting evening. (Photo: Ron Sacks)Lawmakers on Capitol Hill may think they know a lot about Israel – and many of them do. But last week, …

Casting a vote for Israeli democracy

Students at Hunter College in New York partake in IsraelVotes’ online voting. (Photo: Ahron Shapiro)Ian Sherman is the kind of voter that gives political analysts fits. Like many first-timers in the Israeli elections, Sherman still finds himself among the ranks …

Rough by design

Zivia’s folding chair exemplifies the rough characteristics of all the designs on display.Israelis have studied design since long before the creation of the State. In fact, one of the premier design schools in the country, Jerusalem’s Bezalel Academy for Art …

Diverse Israeli artistry on display in the US

  Sergey Bunkov grew up in Russia and immigrated to Israel at the turn of the millennium. Buthina Abu Milhelm is from an Israeli Arab village in the Wadi Ara region. Both are artists, specializing in the decorative arts.No, they …

A modern-day chronicler

A portrait of Moby by Rahav Segev: Having been born [in Israel] and spending all those years there – that aspect of my personality, I wouldn’t trade for anything.It’s an unusually balmy evening for early April in Midtown Manhattan. Under …

Israeli dreams are made of this

Etty Abergel is one of the many Israeli artists whose work is represented in artis05.It was last spring, and the various exhibits from artis04, the first Israeli Contemporary Art Week, had just finished their run in several galleries around New …

An Israeli emissary via the commissary

Oren Pe’er poses with some of his culinary creations which guests to the Democratic Convention in Boston enjoyed this summer.Israeli Oren Pe’er is not on the staff of the Israeli Foreign Ministry, but in his role as executive chef of …

Israeli inventor develops a standup boat

Yoav Rosen: There is an undeniable capability that Israelis seem to have to dream and to create something out of nothing. (Photo: Dan McDonald)Don’t stand up in the boat! Anyone who has ever been in a canoe or small boat …

A little Israel in New York

Israeli musician David Broza is one of the many Israeli entertainers who make the Makor Cafe their American home.Strolling along West 67th Street in New York’s Upper West Side, you might never notice it. Yet just a few doors down …