IAC National Summit

The IAC National Summit 2021 takes place on December 9th-11th 2021, at the Diplomat Beach Resort, South Florida. The summit brings together a diverse group of thousands of Israeli-Americans, Jewish Americans, and Israelis for critical dialogue, and inspiring sessions as part of an event that shapes the Jewish communal conversation, year after year.

One of the most high-profile and largest gatherings in the Jewish world, The IAC National Summit features change makers and thought leaders across a range of fields, from business and philanthropy, to education, language and community building, technology, and social change.

Holiday of Holidays

The Holiday of Holidays Festival will run for its 27th year in Haifa, city of religions, cultures, food, and views.

The festival is an initiative of Beit Ha’Gefen – Arab-Jewish Cultural Center, and the Haifa Municipality, which was founded in 1993 and takes place in Beit Ha’Gefen and Wadi Nisnas and the German Colony in Haifa.

The aim of the festival is to promote and foster tolerance and mutual respect through culture and art.

The festival presents art exhibitions, artist meetings, and various performances with an emphasis on cultural diversity in Haifa and Israel.

The works are displayed both in the public space – the alleys of the Wadi Nisnas neighborhood coming to the German Colony, Haifa, and in the Beit Hagefen Gallery and this year also on billboards throughout the Hadar neighborhood – a special exhibition by Haifa artists!

This year we will celebrate together from 10-20 December – and due to this year’s unique circumstances we will have most of our events On Line.

The Holiday of Holidays festival is the culmination of the year of activity at Beit Ha’Gefen, and is designed in the spirit of the values of Beit Ha’Gefen.
Our activities are based on the belief that interpersonal acquaintance and encounter with another culture, its stories, cultural and spiritual assets, are important for breaking down barriers and building trust between different nationalities, ethnic and religious groups in Haifa and Israel.

Photo credit: Shaula Haitner Pikiwiki Israel

Karmiel Dance Festival

The Dancing Festival of Karmiel is an annual Summer fiesta filled with incessant dancing over the period of three days and nights. Five hundreds dancers from all over the country and the world perform in dozens of shows in front of thousands of visitors. The festival includes more than 80 shows in multiple venues and contains various dancing styles such as classical, modern, jazz, hip-hop, ethnic, and more. The festival starts with a colorful parade of 3,000 dancers accompanied by authentic orchestras. There are a variety of competitions that take place throughout the festival based on choreography, popular dancing, and particular dance sytles such as Jazz. People of all ages from all over are invited to join in this joyous festival and dance away!

Jewish Book Week

“Jewish Book Week is an annual international literary festival, held in London.

Every year, the festival brings together writers and speakers – from the most eminent to the first-time published – from the worlds of history, journalism, philosophy, science, art, music, poetry and fiction in a celebration of ideas.

The festival features Jewish themes and writers, as well as discussions on the most important issues of the day, and is open to everyone.

Over eighty events are presented during the festival itself. A number of special events are also organised over the course of the year, outside the festival period.

Jewish Book Week is organised by the Jewish Book Council, a registered UK charity.” -JBW

International Belly Dancing Festival

“On February 24-27   2021  the world’s biggest oriental dance festival will celebrate 17th edition- the Eilat Festival.  It’s a unique event- combining Deluxe resort hospitality with an intense schedule, full of shows, classes, parties, & competition- for fans of oriental & Latin dance in any age.
This mega event is organized by Orit Maftsir & Yael Moav in Israel, located in the Isrotel Sport Hotel on the Red Sea shore in Eilat.
For 4 full days guest are dancing everywhere in the hotel, enjoying full board hospitality, free drinks and free alcohol at night parties. It’s a paradise- and the hotel is designed specially to match the heaven concept of ALL INCLUSIVE event under the summer sun of Eilat- in February!
Find here at the TOOLBAR all the information about the progam, teacehrs, registration and prices.” -IBDF

The International Online Bible Contest for Adults

This annual contest takes place at the International Convention Center in Jerusalem and is also broadcast live, in the presence of the Prime Minister and the Minister of Education. Participants must be Jewish and over the age of 22. A live quiz is held is several countries throughout the world and two candidates from each country are selected for the international contest  held during Hanukkah. All contestants of the Hanukkah International Bible Contest will be entitled to full hospitality, including flights, as guests of the Ministry of Education.

Images by יעקב via Wikimedia