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The Hebrews Project

Hebrew Literature and Illustration – Past and Present

In films, discussions, readings, and children's worshops, the Hebrews Project will explore Hebrew literature and illustration past and present.

Film Series: The Hebrews

Over four days, we will be screening a retrospective of the award-winning project The Hebrews (Ha’ivrim) by the innovative producer and filmmaker Yair Qedar: one-hour poetic biographical documentaries about Hebrew-language authors of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries produced for Israeli television. Each “double feature” film screening will be accompanied by a conversation with present-day writers from Israel and Berlin.

On two of the days, we will also be holding additional special programming, to which you are cordially invited:

Filmstill: Bialik – King of the Jews; Courtesy of The Hebrews

Poetry Festival: The Hebrews in Berlin

At the poetry festival on Saturday evening, we will celebrate the life and work of poets who shaped Hebrew literature with guests from Israel and Berlin. The writers will present their favorite Hebrew poems as well as some of their own work.

The actor Ariel Nil Levy will serve as MC, accompanied by musicians Maya Belsitzman and Matan Ephrat from Israel.

Maya Belsitzman & Matan Ephrat, photo: Tamar Ido

Family Sunday: Illustrators from Israel at the Museum

On Family Sunday, four illustrators will be arriving from Israel to talk about their work and their country: Naama Benziman, Gil-ly Alon Curiel, Aya Gordon-Noy, and Ofra Amit. Each of the four women sets the artistic stage for stories in an unmistakably unique style.

In workshops, young visitors will have a chance to collaborate with the grown-up illustrators to create their own pictures to pair with poems and stories.

More information about the events:
Eine Collage aus bemaltem Hintergrund und Gegenständen wie Zitrone, Löffel, Wäscheklammer, Blume. Links steht ein Mädchen mit Brille und links sitzt ein Junge, der den Daumen hochstreckt

Alef Beit by Neomi Shemer, illustration Aya Gordon Noy, Keter Publishing House

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