Craig Taubman, the singer/composer/maestro known for bringing large-scale cultural events to synagogues and other venues across town, is hoping for an audience of 2,000 for his upcoming interfaith concert at Sinai Temple on Nov. 15.
Michael Oren, the Israeli ambassador to Washington, hosted Hispanic leadership for a cultural evening, the latest in a series of engagements with U.S. minorities.
"David Broza at Masada: The Sunrise Concert," starts at 3:30 a.m. at the foot of Masada, and as dawn breaks in the east, the outlines of the Dead Sea and the Moav Mountains beyond come into stunning view. PBS has caught the spirit and will show this different side of Israel in a 90-minute program airing Dec. 2 on KCET.
Can the history of a nation be told through its music? If that nation has only been around for about 60 years, it's conceivable.
"It's terrible being far away," said Israeli-born photographer Elinor Milchan, about watching the news of last summer's Israel-Hezbollah war on CNN or Fox. "They only show you brief moments of terror. They don't show you in-between moments that give you strength."