Erica Hartman-Horvitz, Co-Chair, Cleveland Israel Arts Connection

Arts & Culture

Meet Erica Hartman-Horvitz and Roe Green, Co-Chairs, Cleveland Israel Arts Connection
Arts provides a common language spoken by every culture.
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Cleveland Israel Arts Connection

We bring Israeli arts and culture to Cleveland by working with the finest local arts organizations and institutions. We celebrate experiences that deepen our Jewish identity and share the beauty of Israel with everyone, exploring the human condition through dance, film, music, literature, theater and the visual arts.

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We present art where art belongs. If we bring in a theater company, they perform at an established theater; visual art is presented in galleries and museums; music is heard in recognized concert and recital halls. We survey venues across the community to identify and promote Israeli art and artists they are already presenting. We share that information with you, so you can easily access the beauty of Israel and its people through art.

100

When the Federation turned 100 years old, we celebrated by bringing world-class Israeli art and artists to Cleveland. Interest was outstanding and the idea for Cleveland Israel Arts Connection was born.

60+

Since this program’s inception, over 60 Israel-related arts and culture events have been presented here in Cleveland, all receiving popular acclaim.

9,000+

In just one year, over 9,000+ people from diverse backgrounds explored the beauty of Israel and Jewish life through Cleveland Israel Arts Connection.

Some examples of our success

On the Grill

On the Grill

On the Grill

Presented by Dobama Theatre
The American Premiere of Dror Keren’s “On the Grill” was a responding success. Capacity audiences were treated to an intimate look into the hopes and heartbreak, feelings and fears of an Israeli family and the community that surrounds them.

Did you know?  “On the Grill” won the 2015 Israeli Theatre Prize for Best Original Play.

The Desert Shall Rejoice and Blossom:
Photographs by Oded Balilty and Tal Shochat

The Desert Shall Rejoice and Blossom

The Desert Shall Rejoice and Blossom:
Photographs by Oded Balilty and Tal Shochat

Curated by Barbara Tannenbaum
Israeli artists Oded Balilty and Tal Shochat provide contrasting yet complementary metaphors for the spirit of their native country: the prickly pear and the fruit tree.

The Hazelnuts

The Hazelnuts

The Hazelnuts

Presented by Cuyahoga Community College
The Hazelnuts are a unique musical phenomenon in the Israeli music scene – sweeping large and varied audiences off and on their feet with the swing fever. In addition to performing before over 200 Jewish day school children, The Hazelnuts opened for The Manhattan Transfer in concert at The Ohio Theatre in Playhouse Square.

Religious Women in Contemporary Israeli Cinema

Religious Women in Contemporary Israeli Cinema

Religious Women in Contemporary Israeli Cinema

A Cleveland Israel Arts Connection Forum
From ‘Fill the Void’ to ‘The Women’s Balcony’ –attendees had the opportunity to experience religious women - their lives, their loves & and their conflicts through the lens of contemporary Israeli cinema
Eran Polishuk, the Director of Film and Media at Israel's Office for Cultural Affairs at the Consulate General of Israel, New York, led an informative conversation on the current state of Israel’s film industry; dealing with controversial subject matter, up and coming directors, trends in filmmaking, and more.

Vertigo Dance Company

Vertigo Dance Company

Vertigo Dance Company

Presented by DANCECleveland
One of Israel's most highly regarded contemporary dance companies; Vertigo takes the viewer on an exciting and challenging journey into unfamiliar territories with every performance. The company strives to bring people closer together and touch them through the language of the body and movement, which can be felt from their powerful performances.

JETC

J’etc. recognizes Jewish-themed events
We recognize the many wonderful Jewish-themed arts and culture events in our community and publicize them through J’etc. We also collaborate with The Mandel Jewish Community Center on the Jewish Arts and Culture Lab, the brainchild of Sara Hurand and Rabbi Zach Truboff, bringing together local Jewish artists for a year of art, learning and fellowship.

The Roe Green Gallery

Located at the Federation’s Mandel Building, the Roe Green Gallery is devoted to showcasing exceptional visual art by Israeli artists. The gallery hosts a range of exhibitions including paintings, drawings, photography, collage, and prints. Some are guest-curated, like the successful exhibit Prints from Kibbutz Cabri

See images from past gallery shows

Meet our Cleveland Israel Arts Connection Staff

Debbie Yasinow

Contact Debbie Yasinow, Director, Cleveland Israel Arts Connection

216-593-2890
dyasinow@jcfcleve.org
Israel Weiner

Meet Israel Weiner, Arts & Culture Consultant

216-593-2900
iweiner@jcfcleve.org
Hedy Milgrom

Contact Hedy Milgrom, Senior Development Officer

216-216-593-2850
hmilgrom@jcfcleve.org

Patron Society

By becoming a Patron, you help ensure that Clevelanders will be exposed to high-quality, thought-provoking and emotion-evoking Israeli arts programming right here in our hometown.

For more information about the Cleveland Israel Arts Connection Patron Society, please contact Hedy Milgrom.

Roe Green, Honorary Producer

Star Patrons

Roe Green Foundation
Richard Horvitz & Erica Hartman-Horvitz
Robert & Susan Immerman

Platinum Patrons
Miriam Becker, Ph.D.
The Jean, Harry and Brenda Fuchs Family Foundation
Drs. Jane Glaubinger & Eric Baer
Karen & Alan M. Krause
Toby Devan Lewis

Gold Patrons
Stanley I. and Honnie R. Busch Memorial Endowment
Richard Bogomolny & Patricia Kozerefski
Gary & Cari Gross
Harley & Rochelle Gross
David and Inez Myers Foundation
Robert & Eileen Sill Family Foundation
Sara Hurand & Elie Weiss
Abe & Idelle Wolf

Silver Patrons
Zeda W. Blau
Stanley G. Blum
Rebecca & Irad Carmi
Marc Freimuth
Barbara & Peter Galvin
Florence Goodman
Amy & Steve Hoffman
Jewish Arts Endowment Fund
Roseanne Kadis
Barbara Robinson
Sharon & Bruce Rosenbaum
Linda M. Sandhaus, M.D.
Charna E. Sherman
Michael & Anita Siegal Family Foundation
Marjorie Simon
Margaret Singerman
Herb & Jody Wainer
Susan Wasserman
Judith Weiss


Cleveland Israel Arts Connection
A vibrant array of Israeli arts and culture

Corporate Sponsors

Platinum Sponsor

Cleveland Arts Foundation

Gold Sponsors

Cuyahoga Arts & Culture

Glenmede

Silver Sponsors

Northern Trust

Zinner & Co

Bronze Sponsors

BNY Mellon

Consulate General of Israel NEW YORK

Cleveland Israel Arts Connection Advisory Group

Roe Green and Erica Hartman-Horvitz, Co-Chairs

Gabe Adler
Edna Akrish
Leslye Arian
Ziona Austrian
Samantha Baskind
Miriam Becker
Zeda Blau
Richard Bogomolny
Amy Budish
Rebecca Carmi
Joanne Cohen
Deena Epstein
Natalie Epstein
Lauren Rich Fine
Marc Freimuth
Mady Friedman
Barbara Galvin
Peter Galvin
Matthew Garson
Jay Geller
Valerie Geller
Jane Glaubinger

Florence Goodman
Rochelle Gross
Rebecca Heller
Joan Horvitz
Sara Hurand
Robert Immerman
Susan Immerman
Robert Jackson
Roseanne Kadis
Susan Koletsky
Susan Krantz
Karen Krause
Donna Kurit
Rachel Lappen
Daniel Levin
Karen Levinsky
Toby Lewis
Irwin Lowenstein
Debbe Deutch Rabinowitz
Deborah Ratner
Barbara Robinson
Sharon Rosenbaum

Bill Rudman
Linda M. Sandhaus, M.D.
Nancy Schwartz-Katz
Charna Sherman
Anita Siegal
Scott Sill
Marjorie Simon
Margaret Singerman
Ivan Soclof
Marilyn Soclof
Cathy Stamler
Marla Comet-Stark
Robert Stark
Barbara Tannenbaum
Herbert Wainer
Susan Wasserman
Penni Weinberg
Elie Weiss
Judith Weiss
Trudy Wiesenberger
Ruth Wolfson
Scott Zeilinger

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