MUSIC Ever Green – The Ever Green band takes you on a journey through
the green landscapes of traditional Irish and original Celtic music. The concert
combines the best of Irish songs, along with original instrumental compositions,
that showcase a wide picture of the world of Celtic music. • 12:30 p.m. at Yad
Hashmona Hotel (10-minute drive from Jerusalem).
Info and reservations:
Nino Biton – The singer,
oud and banjo player performs Andalusian music with accompanying
• 2 p.m. at Avram Bar-Café, 97 Jaffa Rd. Info: 077-445-0701.
Drunken Donuts – Irish and other drinking songs.
• 11 p.m.
at the Blaze Bar, 23 Hillel St. (across the Dublin pub). Info:
ART Leaves: Cutting Landscapes – A new
exhibition at the Botanical Gardens, where the public is invited to see the
unique art form of cutting leaves, with guest Spanish artist Lorenzo Duran. The
exhibition will be open through October 31. • 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the
Botanical Gardens, Givat Ram. Info: 679-4012. NIS 20/30.
8 MUSIC Jerusalem Folk Music Evening – September features: Caanan Country – Judi
& Lynn, Dvir & John (blues, Beatles and ballads). The Heeby Gee Bees –
Guy Dagan & Assaf Barak (blues and classic rock music). Also with Tamar
Elkamias, Ron Kean and Jordan Zell. Including light refreshments. • 8:30
p.m. at Beit Yehudit, ICCC, 12 Emek Refaim St. Info: Philippa
054-752-1239. NIS 35.
Marsh Dondurma & Berry Sakharof – A first time
joint show on Beit Avi Chai’s stage, where Marsh Dondurma will host Berry
Sakharof. Their collaboration began two years ago while recording Shalom
Hanoch’s children’s song “Wind Wind.” Now, two years later they will perform
together. • 10 p.m. at Beit Avi Chai, 44 King George St. Info and reservations:
621-5300. NIS 30/70.
Makam Yerushalem: A Musical Fantasy – A musical
journey between different cultures and into a new sound, new Israeli culture.
Ancient and contemporary, a circle of Israeli composers and producers, along
with 18 musicians, vocalists, a group of paytanim, singing in different
languages connected to Jerusalem of the heavens and of the earth. • 10 p.m. at
the Tower of David Museum, Old City (near Jaffa Gate).
reservations: *6226. NIS 30/70.
The Jerusalem African Rave – The Jali
Ensemble in an Afro-Jerusalem celebration. Original music that combines Hebrew,
English and Mandincan (West Africa) in a cry for unity and return to the simple
joys of life. Five musicians on stage in an exciting, rhythmic, moving and
colorful show. Also enjoy the after party with DJ Dabadi. • 10 p.m. at the
Yellow Submarine, 13 Harechavim St., Talpiot. Info and reservations: 679-4040.
Kool Klezmer – Live nigunim of old Hassidic melodies,
Yiddish songs, Carlebach nigunim and more treasures from the klezmer repertoire,
accompanied by a le’chaim. • 10 p.m. at YUNG YiDiSH, 52 Yermiyahu St. Info and
reservations: 500-1395. NIS 35.
COMEDY Stand-up: Kandi Abelson – David
Kilimnick, Jerusalem’s comedian, performs with Israel’s top talent. Starring:
Kandi Abelson, Canadian, American, Israeli comedienne, headlining comedy clubs
from Las Vegas to London to Tel Aviv.
Lineup may change and other
comedians may be added. • 10 p.m. at Off The Wall Comedy Basement, 34 Ben-Yehuda
(corner of King George, down the stairs, near Hamashbir). Info and reservations:
050-875-5688. NIS 40/50.SUNDAY 9
THEATER Play It Again, Sam – Play by
Woody Allen, translated and adapted by Eli Bijawi. The play’s protagonist, Alan,
is a neurotic film critic and diehard Humphrey Bogart fan. Hurt and depressed
after his wife leaves him, Alan’s good friends do their best to set him up with
all sorts of women. In Hebrew. • 8:30 at the Jerusalem Theater, 20 Marcus St.
Info and reservations: 560-5755. NIS 200.
ART Holiday Offerings:
Paintings to Nourish Heart and Soul – Featuring artists Sara Sefton Shore and
Ivan Goldstein. The gallery will be open during September and October with a
festive opening day. • 6 to 9 p.m. at the AACI, 37 Pierre Koenig St.,
TOURS Shuk Mahaneh Yehuda – Take a
one-hour fun walk to learn the ins and outs of shopping and saving money with
Sybil Kaplan, knowledgeable shuk shopper, food writer and cookbook author. •
11:30 a.m. Info, registration and meeting place: 671-5135.
MIXED BAG Exercise 50+ – Led by Marilyn Cohen, graduate of the
Wingate Institute with certification in physical activity for seniors. Wear
closed shoes and comfortable clothing. • 11 a.m. at the AACI, 37 Pierre Koenig
St., Talpiot. Info: 566-1181. NIS 35/45.
Israel & US Tax Review –
Reviewing tax-related oleh rights, how the Israeli tax system works, and what to
report here and in other countries; Issues for those with additional exposure to
other countries such as Canada, France and the UK. • 6 p.m. at the AACI, 37
Pierre Koenig St., Talpiot. Info and registration: 580-7013; firstname.lastname@example.org.
NIS 25/35.MONDAY 10
MUSIC Sounds from the East – A concert that combines
classic compositions from across the Middle East with melodies and piyutim of
Jewish composers presented by the Eastern Music Center Ensemble of Musrara.
Musical guide and manager: Elad Gabai. • 10 p.m. at Beit Avi Chai’s courtyard,
44 King George St. Info and reservations: 621-5300. Free (based on available
THEATER Collected Stories – Collected Stories is set in New York
City. Jewish professor Ruth Steiner reluctantly allows her student, Lisa
Morrison, into her barren social life. Steiner has enjoyed success as a short
story writer, which brings on adulation from Lisa. Over the four years of their
relationship, Lisa progresses from fan to protégé to colleague and to friend,
resulting in an explosive conclusion. • 6 p.m. at Kibbutz Ramat Rahel. Info and
reservations: JEST 642-0908; email@example.com. NIS 80.
Shir-Vishinsky – A benefit event for WIZO Jerusalem for at-risk girls. A
musical, comical, intimate, funny, and moving performance. In Hebrew. • 7 p.m.
at the Jerusalem Theater, 20 Marcus St. Info and reservations: 560-5755. NIS
COMEDY Women-Only Karaoke – Monday is girls’ night out. Join the
jewels of Jerusalem with DJ Simone. • 8 p.m. at Off The Wall Comedy Basement, 34
Ben- Yehuda (corner of King George, down the stairs, near Hamashbir). Info:
050-875-5688. NIS 15.
TALKS Sefer Yonah – In preparation for the High
Holy Days, the AACI invites the public to read the complex book of Yonah
(Jonah), including insights from the classical commentaries. There will also be
a discussion on its themes and the questions it raises. With Rabbi Avraham
Fischer. Please bring a copy of Yonah. • 4 p.m. at the AACI, 37 Pierre Koenig
St., Talpiot. Info: 566-1181.
Iran – The biggest exercise in verbal
guerrilla warfare and spin since the Cold War, with Jim Lederman, political and
economic analyst. • 8 p.m. at the Fuchsberg Center for Conservative Judaism, 8
Agron St. Info and registration: 625- 6386 Ext. 22. NIS 20
MIXED BAG Feldenkrais for Healthy Backs – In each Feldenkrais
class, Shoshanna will guide participants through a sequence of movements to
discover ways of moving that are easier and give relief from aches and pains.
The goal is to achieve greater flexibility, while reducing pain and limitations.
• 10:30 at the AACI, 37 Pierre Koenig St., Talpiot. Info and reservations:
566-1181. NIS 40/50.
A Financial Guide to Aliya and Life in Israel –
Baruch Labinsky’s time-tested and proven approach is finally available in
written form. Come and hear his insights into Israel’s financial system and the
major financial concerns facing potential and veteran olim living in Israel. • 7
p.m. at the AACI, 37 Pierre Koenig St., Talpiot. Info: 566-1181.
MUSIC From India to Israel – An evening of psalms from
the Bible with original compositions based on the principles of classical Indian
music, special singing from Rajasthan and ancient Jewish piyutim from
Afghanistan. Musician Yaron Pe’er will be accompanied by a group of musicians
and unique singers and will integrate between the Hebrew word to Indian music,
starting with a deep Jewish prayer and ending with a sweet celebration. • 7:30
p.m. at Beit Avi Chai, 44 King George St. Info and reservations:
Rock Brings Peace: Orphaned Land – A powerful
show that integrates East and West, heavy rock, psalms, tunes and Koran verses.
The Israeli metalrock band Orphaned Land has garnered countless fans throughout
the Arab world. The band gained success and exposure from playing death-metal,
progressive metal and authentic Middle-Eastern music combined with verses from
Psalms and the Koran. In honor of this event, there will also be special guests
Kobi Aflalo and the Amram Brothers. • 9:30 p.m. at Zappa at the Lab Jerusalem,
28 Derech Hebron St.
Info and reservations: 621-5300; *6226. NIS
Jazz in the Submarine: Kaze – Israeli debut of Kaze, a
Japanese-French quartet of piano, trumpets and drums. Their free-flowing,
unexpected and uncompromising attitude blends well with their virtuosity,
creativity, inventiveness and sense of humor.
• 9:30 p.m. at the Yellow
Submarine, 13 Harechavim St., Talpiot. Info and reservations: 679-4040.
To the Sounds of the Baglama – A moving musical project that
centers around the baglama, a stringed instrument used mostly in Turkey,
Kurdistan, Eastern and Central Asia. With the baglama, the performance will take
the audience through a journey of hundreds of years of Jewish traditions, songs
and piyutim, various rhythmic tunes and for the peak, a crescendo of eight
baglamas playing together. • 10 p.m. at Beit Avi Chai, 44 King George St. Info
and reservations: 621- 5300. Free (based on available space).
Collected Stories – See Monday’s listings (8 p.m.).
ART Wise at Night:
Unique Nighttime Event – Expand your horizons through study sessions and
creative activities with artists, lecturers, curators and instructors. Context:
guided tours of the galleries.
Talking culture: gallery talk on the
subject of remembrance and forgetfulness in the exhibition “Beuys/Kantor:
Remembering.” Meet artist Naomi Leshem in the “Good Night” exhibition. Lecture
in the Springer Auditorium. • 7 to 11 p.m. at the Israel Museum, Ruppin Blvd.
Info: 677-1300. Museum admission fees.
Traveling Artist Series: Jerusalem
Is Our Palette – Explore the creativity that Jerusalem has to offer and be
inspired to create your own works of art. Site visits will be followed up by a
creative arts workshop using various media, with a theme connected to what we
saw. With teaching artist Avigayle Adler, director of the Open Studio, who
teaches art and English literacy.
For ages 16 and up. This session:
Workshop, glass painting. • 7 p.m. at the AACI. Info and registration: 566-1181.
NIS 290/350 + site fees (cost for two sessions).
COMEDY Open Mic: Music
with Comedy – Music with Mike Perry (Jerusalem’s King of the Music Open Mic).
All performers welcome. Later at night, English comedy with guest Shachar Chason
(from Israeli TV). • 9 p.m.
(sign up 8:45 p.m.) at Off The Wall Comedy
Basement, 34 Ben-Yehuda (corner of King George, down the stairs, near
Hamashbir). Info and reservations: 050-875-5688. Free (one drink minimum
TOURS Mahaneh Yehuda & Beit Ya’acov – What started out as
a dusty plot between two 19th-century neighborhoods has turned into the beloved
shuk Mahaneh Yehuda of today. Tour the two historic neighborhoods bordering the
market that gave the market its name. Learn about the history, trials and
tribulations, and many interesting personalities of the shuk throughout the
years. • 9:30 a.m. in front of Bank Discount outside the shuk, 121 Jaffa Rd.
Info and registration: Miriam 054-521-6933. NIS 50.
TALKS Breast Care,
Breast Health and the Center – With Dr. Tamar Sella, director Marlene Greenbaum
Multidisciplinary Breast Center of Hadassah Ein Kerem, sponsored by Nachama
Hadassah-Israel. • 7:30 p.m. at Ramot Zion Synagogue, 68 Bar Kochba St., French
Hill. Info and registration: 673-0533.
CHILDREN Tuesdays in the
Illustration Library – A Happy and Illustrated New Year: Explore the
Illustration Library’s collection of Rosh Hashana cards and make one of your
own, with artist Michal Kerer. For ages 4- 8. In Hebrew. • 5 p.m. at the Israel
Museum, Ruppin Blvd. Info: 677-1300. NIS 20.
Micky – Micky is a funny
girl who lives in a magical room with her beloved dog Punch. In her Grandpa
Natti’s toy store she finds a special sign that, when pressed, sends her on a
series of adventures. For ages 2-8. In Hebrew. • 5:30 p.m. at the Jerusalem
Theater, 20 Marcus St. Info and reservations: 560- 5755. NIS
FILMS All Star Film Club – The AACI All Star film club
is proud to invite you to the first movie in the series of Jewish in America
with The Jazz Singer, directed by Alan Crosland. Preceded by an erudite
introduction by Gary Levine, a longtime movie buff. • 7:30 p.m. at the AACI, 37
Pierre Koenig St., Talpiot. Info: 566- 1181; firstname.lastname@example.org.
BAG Exercise 50+ – See Sunday’s listings (9:30 a.m.).
Light Ballet –
Enjoy yourself while working on posture, balance, coordination, strength and
Practice easy classical ballet exercises standing and moving
with Dr. Michal Rambau. Open for men and women. • 1 p.m. at the AACI, 37 Pierre
Koenig St., Talpiot. Info and registration: 566-1181. NIS 35/40.THURSDAY
MUSIC Not Twins!!! – Sister duo Shiranne and Meytal Radzinski are Not Twins.
With a guitar and their folkstyle harmonies, Not Twins play original songs and a
mix of obscure and better-known covers. Currently residing in Jerusalem, the two
enjoy sharing their love of music and explaining to people that they are not
twins. • 8 p.m. at the AACI, 37 Pierre Koenig St., Talpiot. Info and
reservations: 566-1181. NIS 35/45.
Amir Benayoun in Concert: Tree on
Water – Accompanied by a new group of musicians, this performance celebrates the
release of Amir Benayoun’s latest album, Songs of Faith, which deals with
self-discovery and love in his simple, moving way. Seated performance. Warm
clothing recommended. • 8:30 p.m. at the Billy Rose Art Garden, Israel
Info and reservations: 677-1300. NIS 140/150.
– Jeremiah Lockwood and the Sway Machinery band present a debut show in
Lockwood, the grandson of a well-known Ashkenazi cantor, member
of the international Balkan Beat Box ensemble, is on a musical tour that brings
together classic Ashkenazi cantorship with the world of blues, rock and New York
jazz. Be prepare for an energetic performance of progressive rock and Jewish
music from Western and Eastern Europe with special guests Daniel Zamir and Tomer
Tzur. • 10 p.m. at the Yellow Submarine, 13 Harechavim St., Talpiot. Info and
reservations: 679-4040; 621-5300. NIS 30/60.
THEATER Stempenyu –
Stempenyu, a talented fiddler and leader of a klezmer band, is unhappily married
to Friedl. He falls in love with the beautiful but (alas) married Rochaleh. But
Rochaleh is also unhappy.
When she hears Stempenyu play, a forbidden love
is ignited. At the same time, in a sort of malicious mirror, another impossible
love story unfolds between Rochaleh's friend Ethel Haya and the worldly
Binyamin. With English subtitles. • 9 p.m. at the Jerusalem Theater, 20 Marcus
St. Info and reservations: 560-5755. NIS 200.
ART Rescue: Opening
Exhibition, Wall Work III – Consisting of a suspended sculpture and a video
work, “Rescue” at the Israel Museum represents an additional stratum in Aya
Ben-Ron’s ongoing artistic investigation of the modern apparatus of medical care
and rescue. Ben-Ron’s steel sculpture hangs in mid-air, between life and death,
as in a rescue operation or, alternately, as in depictions of heavenly
ascension. • Open during museum hours at the Israel Museum, Ruppin Blvd. Info:
677-1300. Museum entrance fees.
COMEDY Frum from Birth: Religious
Manifest – In response to the need for change in the Jewish community, David
Kilmnick pulls out the rabbinic hat. Rabbi David will address the issues of your
community, being frum (religious) and how painful it can be to sit in shul for
12 hours. He will also share some of his rabbinic insights as he recounts his
religious childhood to move to the Holy Land. • 8:30 at Off The Wall Comedy
Basement, 34 Ben-Yehuda (corner of King George, down the stairs, near
Hamashbir). Info and reservations: 050-875-5688. NIS 40/50.
Hanevi’im Street and Environs – Explore the streets where Zionist thinkers,
poets, artists, doctors, fascinating women, Hebrew revivers, Ethiopian royalty
and European hospitals and consulates lived and mixed. • 9:30 a.m. at the corner
of Hanevi’im and Shivtei Yisrael streets. Info and registration: Miriam
054-521-6933. NIS 50.
MIXED BAG Feldenkrais for Healthy Backs – See
Monday’s listings.FRIDAY 14
MUSIC Nino Biton – The singer, oud and banjo
player performs Andalusian music with accompanying musicians.
• 2 p.m. at
Avram Bar-Café, 97 Jaffa Rd. Info: 077-445-0701. Free.