Between Heaven and Earth is a center for creativity and culture operating in Jerusalem since 2008. The center is the base for a new interface between Judaism and contemporary culture. The center's core activities include training, guidance and production for young artists who are the partners to the creative process and actors of the intercultural and interdisciplinary artistic dialogue.
Between Heaven and Earth also seeks to reveal, create and nurture connections between creativity and Jewish tradition. The center produces contemporary dance events, an annual cultural festival, original productions, performances and workshops in Israel and abroad. The center fosters a community of young artists as well as seasoned members. The Ka'et ensemble is an integral part of the center – a cooperative dance group of men for which Ronen Izhaki serves as artistic director.
Between Heaven and Earth's friends association is a group of people who are interested in creating new connections between contemporary culture and Judaism. For this purpose, they invest their energy and funds in Between Heaven and Earth's activities and development.
What is the work of Between Heaven and Earth's friends?
The purpose of the network is to expose Between Heaven and Earth's activity among the public in Israel and abroad, and to assist in resource development.
What grants the membership in our friends association?
A ticket for two to three of our productions during 2016.
20% discount for friends of our supporters.
Personal mailing and updates on our shows and special events.
Participation in events designed to our friends.
Saving particularly good seats in our shows.
An invitation to the studio for rehearsals with Ka'et Ensemble.
Mentions of the names of our supports in Between Heaven and Earth's publications.
For joining us:
Fill the following form and we will contact you.
* Minimum donation amount: 1200 NIS for 2016.
Adina Shapiro - Chair of Between Heaven and Earth.
She is an associate at Israel's leading law firm Herzog Fox Neeman, and has a wide experience in advising non-profit entities and organizations. Adina grew up in a Jewish national religious community in Jerusalem, and founded and headed several Associations and other philanthropic activities in the Jewish and Arab sectors in Israel. She is a Director at Bader Philanthropies, the Jerusalem YMCA, and a member of the Purchase Committee for Contemporary Israeli Art at the Israel Museum and many more Committees (JDC Committees such as for Unregulated Daycare Centers for Migrant and Asylum Seeker Infants in Israel etc.).
Rabbi Shlomo Vilk
Married to Shoshana and father of five. Graduate of Yeshivas and universities, MA in Talmud and philosophy. Rabbi of Emek Refaim community in Jeruslaem and Rosh Yeshiva of Mahanayim yeshiva in Gush Etzion. Film and television advisor in Avi Chai Foundation, and memeber of the ethics committee of the Israel Fertility Association (IFA). Board member of Between Heaven and Earth.
Ronen Izhaki- manager
Eyal Ogen- School director
Ruth Ziv Eyal
Janice Ross - Scholar in residence
Professor in the Department of Theatre and Performance Studies and Faculty Director of ITALIC, Immersion In The Arts Living In Culture, a new freshman residential program. Former director of the Dance Division, she has a BA with Honors from UC Berkeley and MA and PhD degrees from Stanford. Teaches classes in Dance Studies, Dance History, Dance in Prison and Dance and Conflict, and author of four books. For ten years she was the staff dance critic for The Oakland Tribune and for twenty years a contributing editor to Dance Magazine. Her articles on dance have appeared in numerous publications including The New York Times and The Los Angeles Times. Past President of the international Society of Dance History Scholars and past President of the Dance Critics Association and a former delegate to the American Council of Learned Societies.
Studied at the Haifa Training School for Dancers and then joined the Vertigo Dance Company. Has worked with choreographers Noa Dar, Dafi Altabeb, Leo Lerus and Anat Cederbaum, Gil Kerer. In recent years studies anatomy and biomechanics in the context of the Axis Syllabus, and is currently in training to become certified in the Feldenkrais method.
1994 Graduate from Conservatoire National Supérieur de Paris - option classical BALLET. From 1994 to 1999 he danced at Les Ballets de Monte Carlo .During the summer of 1999 he joined Batsheva dance company as a dancer. 2005 winner of Yair Shapira prize for the best dancer of the year in Israel. Since 2008 Stefan is teaching Classical Ballet, Gaga and Repertory Batsheva in Israel and around the world.
Photograph: Moranne Mintz