Mike Brant Avenue

Mike Brant Avenue
photo by Reuven Cohen

August. Mike Brant Avenue was inaugurated in Kiryat Eliezer, Haifa, not far from 10 Sarah St., where the singer grew up.

Read more ...

Haifa's 35th International Film Festival

Haifa's 35th International Film Festival
Photo by Reuven Cohen

October. Haifa's 35th International Film Festival has introduced a varied program of about 200 films, including premieres of Israeli films and award winners from the world's leading festivals, restored classics, international documentary films and so on.

Read more ...

TANDEM - HAIFA - BREMEN

TANDEM - HAIFA - BREMEN
Daniella Borchard, Untitled

November. The exhibition TANDEM - HAIFA - BREMEN opened at Pyramid Contemporary Art Center, featuring works of Haifa and Bremen artists.

Read more ...

Hecht Museum

Hecht Museum
(photo by Haifa University)

March. Hecht Museum, in collaboration with the Embassy of Switzerland and the Institute for Holocaust Studies at the University of Haifa, opens the exhibition

Read more ...

Yuval Center for Music

April. As part of foreign relations and exchange of delegations, Yuval Center for Music and Youth Orchestras hosted a delegation of musicians from a music center in the region of Mansfeld-Südharz District in Germany. The delegation comprised 15 people including music students, music teachers and accompanists.

Read more ...

The 7th So French So Food French Gastronomy Week

The 7th So French So Food French Gastronomy Week is the initiation of the French Embassy and the French Cultural Center.

It featured 17 French chefs led by Guillaume Gomez, Chef of the Palais de l'Elysée, and Shalom Kadosh, Chef of the Cow on the Roof restaurant, who collaborated with Israel's finest gourmet restaurants in Tel Aviv, Jerusalem, Haifa, Nazareth and Tiberias.

Read more ...

Short film created by Irony Hey's film studies students

Good Father (Abba Tov), a short film created by Irony Hey's film studies students, won accolades and first prize at the 7th MICE (Mostra Internacional de Cinema Educatiu) Film Festival in Valencia, Spain. The film tells the true story of a hard-working teacher (Yishai Tarragano, a teacher at the school and the main actor) who maneuvers between two jobs.  The filmmakers are Tomer Ben Shimol - directing, editing, photography; Rotem Albert - production, editing and sound; Tomer Golan - photography and script; Asil Bassis - production assistant; and the teachers Shahar Adi and Moshiko Hackman.

Watch it here: https://youtu.be/d85KzEFY2kw

DOWN TO A FINE ART

The cultural landscape in Haifa—and indeed, in Israel—will have looked very different without Haifa Arts Foundation

Haifa Arts Foundation, established in 1976 by Haifa municipality, the Ministry of Education and Culture in Israel and the Senate of the Free City of Bremen, Germany, is active in promoting art and culture in the city. It supports cultural and artistic projects in the fields of theater, literature, cinema and visual arts, and grants scholarships to outstanding students in the fields of dance and music. The Foundation helps artists to publicize and promote their work, putting emphasis on projects that will not have been realized without its help and involvement.

Read more ...

BECKETT IN CHINA

A local troupe brings absurd theater to Shenzhen

Founded in 1990 by Roni Kenan, Hai-Po is a community theater that staged many plays over the years. Its latest endeavor is Samuel Becket's "one-mouth" play, Not I, from 1972.

Read more ...

STAGE BY STAGE

Haifa Theatre fares well overseas, with its plays finding new venues in China, Toronto and Poland, among other places. Right from the very outset, the Haifa Municipal Theater loyally represented the spirit of place and time, and served in Israel as an example and role model for art that represents and demonstrates the diversity of Israeli society, its courage and its creativity.

Read more ...

A HALL NEW WORLD

The City Hall building celebrates 75 years to its establishment

During its first decades, Haifa Municipality resided in various rented buildings, but the growth of the municipal system and the expansion of its activity, aimed to fulfill the needs of the ever-growing population, made it necessary to have all its departments under one roof, if only for efficiency's sake.

Read more ...

GETTING THE BALL GOING

4,000 athletes from 80 countries, 600 competitions in various sports, and a boost to the city's economy; the Youth Maccabiah games was one of the largest and most significant events to take place in Haifa in recent years

Read more ...

THINGS ARE GOING SWIMMINGLY

With a new open water swim and the Maccabiah Games pre-camp and hub, Haifa is off to a head start on its way to become an international sports center. In the past year and a half, Haifa hosted several major sports competitions, including the 470 Open National Championships at the Reuven Sadnai Sailing Center, and an international Judo tournament, which is turning into a local tradition.

Read more ...

WAKE UP AND SMELL THE CARDAMOM COFFEE

Wadi Nisnas – a melting pot that generates a profusion of dishes

The locals refer to it simply as The Wadi, a deferential moniker that hints there is no other wadi before it; still, on the other hand, this kind of overfamiliarity might lead a person to take things for granted.

Read more ...

A CONSTANT IMPETUS

Haifa's relations with France and its institutions

By: Yaacov Bazak

Over the last two decades, the city of Haifa, Israel's northern capital, experienced a rapid and significant development that gained it reputation in Israel and throughout the world.

Read more ...

A SONG FOR ALL SEASONS

Bat Shir Choir gives voice to Chinese New Year.

The time is nearly midnight, and Tali Weisman is on a drive from Shanghai to Suzhou, after nearly 24 hours on the roads, yet she her voice is full of sizzling energy:

Read more ...

THE FRENCH CONNECTION

We work all year round to bring the best of France and expose the people of Haifa to events that make their life more interesting and meaningful.”In the French Carmel district of Haifa, below a French flag blowing in the wind, lies the Gaston Defferre French Cultural Center. The center brings French culture and initiatives to Haifa and exposes the city and its citizens to the finer aspects of life, as only the French truly know how to do.

Read more ...

CITY OF CULTURE

The  Museums of Haifa has an ambitious and bold vision for the future. In the meantime it houses 6 different museums scattered across the city. While many major cities have what you call a monumental museum, one that is a city landmark and that concentrates many exhibition spaces under one roof, Haifa adheres to the 2nd tier philosophy of smaller museums dispersed throughout the city.

Read more ...

THE BAHA’I – A RELIGION OF PEACE

TOLERANCE AND BEAUTIFUL GARDENING PRACTICES. Haifa is the holiest city to the Baha’i faith. We explore the special relationship between the city and this religion of peace, tolerance and beautiful gardening practices.

Read more ...

CO-EXISTENCE

There isno better symbol of Haifa’s tolerance and co-existence than Beit Hagefen, an Arab-Jewish Center that has been going strong ever since it was established in 1963 by then mayor, Abba Khoushi.

Read more ...