Hapoel Jerusalem basketball player Amar'e Stoudemire attends a special basketball workshop with Israeli kids in Jerusalem. (Flash90) (Flash90)
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Israeli basketball fans danced with former New York Knicks forward Amar’e Stoudemire during a practice open to the public; The annual Tamar Festival (Oct 17-20) near the Dead Sea is one of Israel’s largest music festivals, and much more. 

By: Michael Ordman

 

CULTURE, ENTERTAINMENT & SPORT

Fans celebrate with Stoudemire

Israeli basketball fans danced with former New York Knicks forward Amar’e Stoudemire during a practice open to the public. Stoudemire signed a two-year deal in August to play for Hapoel Jerusalem.

http://www.algemeiner.com/2016/08/28/israeli-fans-mob-dance-with-basketball-player-amare-stoudemire-at-first-jerusalem-team-practice-video/

Tamar festival of music

The annual Tamar Festival (Oct 17-20) near the Dead Sea is one of Israel’s largest music festivals. It features sunrise concerts on the top of Masada and a free concert at Kibbutz Ein Gedi. There are also hikes, tours and children’s activities.

http://www.tamarfestival.com/tamar-festival

Rockefeller exhibits Ashkelon treasures

The often overlooked Rockefeller Archaeological Museum in Eastern Jerusalem is featuring an exhibit entitled “Ashkelon: A Retrospective 30 Years of the Leon Levy Expedition”. It displays, for the first time, marble statues, coins, jewelry, figurines, and pottery from the 5000-year history of Ashkelon.

http://www.imj.org.il/exhibitions/presentation/exhibit/?id=1103

Jerusalem’s Hebrew Music Museum

Laurent Levy and Eldad Levy (from the tribe of Levy) both had a vision of creating an interactive, state-of-the-art museum in the heart of Jerusalem that would celebrate Jewish music. Five years ago they met and started planning the museum. Today, it attracts 1000 visitors a month.
http://www.jns.org/latest-articles/2016/9/1/two-levys-make-hebrew-music-museum-dream-come-alive

Craig David’s comeback continues in Israel

2016 is proving a busy year for singer Craig David. In April he performed in Tel Aviv and made his first visit to Jerusalem. Craig’s manager Colin Lester is a board member of the charitable organization Creative Community for Peace that promotes the arts in Israel and counters BDS.
http://www.thejc.com/arts/music/164056/craigs-bid-a-serious-comeback

 

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