The co-creator of Friends, Marta Kauffman, is turning hit Israeli TV drama series “Shtisel”, into “Emmis” and setting it in Brooklyn, USA; The Social and Environmental Hub at the Jerusalem Botanical Gardens is unique, and much more.
By: Michael Ordman
CULTURE, ENTERTAINMENT & SPORT
Israeli drama goes to Brooklyn
The co-creator of Friends, Marta Kauffman, is turning hit Israeli TV drama series “Shtisel”, into “Emmis” and setting it in Brooklyn, USA. The US version will be shown on Amazon Prime. It will closely resemble its Israeli parent, but will do more to explain Orthodox ritual to non-Jewish viewers.
A model for public gardens
The Social and Environmental Hub at the Jerusalem Botanical Gardens is unique. Israeli co-founders Lior Gottesman and Adi Bar-Yoseph travel to international conferences to speak about public gardens as agents of social empowerment.
World swuggling record
Over 10,000 participants took part in the annual open-water Sea of Galilee Swim. That wasn’t a record – but Shahar Cohen’s backstroke to cover the 3.5-km distance while juggling three balls, was sufficient to break the world “swuggling” (swimming while juggling) record.
Brazilian dance comes to Israel
The Opera House, Tel Aviv is hosting the Israeli Premiere of Baila Brazil from Nov 2 – 5. The dance company, founded by three friends from the slums and favelas, is wowing audiences all over the world in a show pulsating with Brazilian soul.
39th Kinneret bike race
The annual “Round the Kinneret” (Sovev Kinneret) bike race takes place on Nov 5. The complete course is 65km, but shorter courses can be done. http://igoogledisrael.com/events/sovev-kinneret
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