Lectures & Courses

ESRA organises lecture series, or workshops, or courses throughout the year. Watch this space for other series or courses.
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Art Lectures and Guided Tours at TAMA


ESRA at TAMA - the Tel Aviv Museum of Art

Art Lecture Series for 2017 / 2018

All lectures are accompanied by visits to new exhibitions and galleries.

8 Lectures & Guided Tours    Mondays & Thursdays: 10:00 - 12:30

NB: The Monday series will always start with the lecture, but the Thursday series could be either with the lecture or the guided tour.

Entry is with subscription card only for the same series, and cannot be interchanged Monday for Thursday or vice versa.   This Museum rule is strictly enforced.

Cost for series of 8 lectures: NIS 650; ESRA members NIS 500
Reservations and info: ESRA Raanana 09-748 2957


Venue: Tel Aviv Museum of Art, 27, Shaul Hamelech Blvd., Tel Aviv (short walk from Arlosoroff Railway Station)

PROGRAM:
Monday
6 Nov 2017


Thursday
2 Nov 2017
BIENNALES, DOCUMENTAS AND OTHER GREAT INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITIONS

Today our world is flooded with events which bring together the world’s leading artists to one city.   The Venice Biennale and Kassel Documenta are the largest and most important of these. 

The lecture will introduce the astonishing history of both these events and show highlights from their latest edition.
Monday
4 Dec 2017

Thursday
7 Dec 2017
WITCHES SABBATH: WITCHES IN ART.

Some of the most terrifying supernatural imagery from centuries ago doesn’t feature demons and devils.  Instead, it shows us what we did to people who were accused of witchcraft.   A lecture which dives into the unnatural world of witches – how they were depicted, what social functions they have assumed, why they terrified the people.   From early descriptions until modern and post-modern art, witches continue to fascinate us, and we will try to understand why.
 
Monday
1 Jan 2018

Thursday
4 Jan 2018
GIACOMETTI: A UNIQUE HANDPRINT

His work selling for record-setting prices, Switzerland’s national currency currying his image, having had his work shown and praised at the Venice Biennale, Alberto Giacometti is without dispute one of the most important sculptors of the modern era.  The lecture follows his chronology and biography to introduce his key works.
Monday
5 February 2018

Thursday
8 February 2018
DEGENERATE ART: THE NAZI INTERNATIONAL ART EXHIBITION

In July 1937, four years after it came to power, the Nazi party put on two art exhibitions in Munich.   The Great German Art Exhibition was designed to show works that Hitler approved of – depicting statuesque blond nudes along with idealized soldiers and landscapes. The second exhibition, just down the road, showed the other side of German art – modern, abstract, non-representational - or as the Nazis saw it, “degenerate”. The Degenerate Art Exhibition included works by some of the great international names – Paul Klee, Oskar Kokoschka and Wassily Kandinsky and more.
Monday
5 March 2018


Thursday
8 March 2018
PICASSO’S SCULPTURES: A MAGNIFICENT BODY OF WORK

When the name of Pablo Picasso is mentioned, phrases such as: ”A tremendous painter” or “relentless lover” naturally come to mind.   Rarely will the word “sculptor” be mentioned.
In 2016 the Museum of Modern Art curated a major exhibition intended to correct this unjustified impression.  The lecture follows Picasso’s amazing life to introduce his incredible sculptural works.
Monday
9 April 2018


Thursday
3 May 2018

AI WEIWEL: CHINESE CONTEMPORARY ART

Ai Weiwel is easily one of the most famous Chinese artists living today.   As a political activist, he calls attention to human rights violations on an epic scale; as an artist, he expands the definition of art to include new forms of social engagement.  
Monday
28 May 2018


Thursday
31 May 2018

ROCCOCO AND NEO-CLASSICISM: THE START OF THE MODERN ERA

This lecture will show the roots of modernism in the works and thoughts of 18th century enlightenment.   When we return to focus on the  present day, we shall have a deeper more understanding of our current situation.
Monday
25 June 2018


Thursday
28 June 2018

EMIL NOLDE: GERMAN EXPRESSIONISM

Emil Nolde was a German Expressionist known for his paintings of flowers, landscapes, and folkloric iconography.   Nolde was a member of the Dresden-based German Expressionist group Die.   Nolde was master of color, knowing how to play with its diverse expressive possibilities.   He stood out with the radical character and radiance of his coloration.

   
   
   
   
   
   


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ESRA & Raanana Moadon Hazahav Lecture Series

ESRA, together with Raanana Moadon Hazahav, continues its series of weekly lectures commencing Monday 5 September 2016 and continuing through till July 2017

Venue: 'The Mishkan' Arts and Performing Centre, Palmach Street, Raanana.


Lectures cover a wide range of topics and include experienced lecturers from the fields of academia, art, music, politics, travel and more...

Weekly on Monday mornings:    First lecture      09:00 - 10:00
                                                   Coffee break    10:00 -10:30
                                                   Second lecture 10:30-11:30


Registration at the Moadon Hazahav offices, 2 Opsterland St. Raanana
Sun-Thurs 8:30-13:00 & Sun & Wed 16:00 - 18:00.
Cost per month: NIS 75 for Raanana resident, NIS 94 others. Registration fee for series NIS 25 - bring bank details and ID card.
Further information from Tami 09-761 0606 or ESRA 09-748 2957.
Entrance charge at the door (open to all):  Two lectures NIS 35; One lecture  NIS 25.



SEPTEMBER 2017

4 09:00-10:00
 
Dr. Anat Gueta ‎Otto Warburg - A Notable Jewish Botanist and Active Zionist  ‎   
10:30-11:30 Omri Lior ‎"Words with a View": The impact of childhood on the ‎writing of Israeli writers and poets (with video segments).‎
11  09:00-10:00 Elliot Jager The Balfour Declaration – 100 Years of Conflict‎   
10:30-11:30 Naftali Hilger Meso American Cultures (part 2)‎   
18 09:00-10:00 Giora Eiland ‎The State Budget- Emphasis on the Defense Budget   
10:30-11:30 Omer Shomroni An Introduction to Operatic Singing    
25 09:00-10:00 Harry Amdurer ‎ The Rama Of Krakow   
10:30-11:30 Karin Eden The WOW Effect of Art  ‎     
       
     

OCTOBER 2017

Viva Italia   
2 09:00-10:00 Dr. Isaac Noy The “Secret Kibbutz" and the Yishuv Democracy (Part 1)‎   
10:30-11:30 Dr. Isaac Noy    The “Secret Kibbutz" and the Yishuv Democracy (Part 2)‎   
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16 09:00-10:00 Roi Aloni  
10:30-11:30 Ron Fogel British humor in cinema ‎  
23 09:00-10:00 Dr. Miri Krymolowski  ‏Toilet or Fountain? 100 years of DADA   
10:30-11:30 Eyal Offenbach Theodor Herzl ‎‏-‏‎ The Beginning     
30 09:00-10:00 Yonit Kimchi Brazil - Roberto Burle Marx - Brazilian Modernist   
10:30-11:30 Prof. Uzi Rabi ‎Israel and  the Arab World  

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ESRA Raanana Music Lectures with Harvey Bordowitz

Event Date and Time: 
Repeats every 2 weeks until Tue Mar 13 2018 .
16. January 2018 - 19:30
30. January 2018 (All day)
13. February 2018 (All day)
27. February 2018 (All day)
13. March 2018 (All day)

ESRA RAANANA presents

ALLEGRO! – ALL ABOUT MUSIC
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A Series of 5 Music Lectures

Fortnightly on Tuesdays at 17:30

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with conductor and music lecturer Harvey Bordowitz
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Following the success of his series last year, Harvey invites you for another season. One of this ‎country’s most innovative and creative maestros, Harvey was the founding music-director and conductor ‎of the Herzliya Chamber Orchestra for 31 years.  For 40 years he has lectured both in English and in ‎Hebrew on a vast range of musical topics with humor, erudition and a deep love of music.‎
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16 January – CHERCHEZ LA FEMME – LOOK FOR THE WOMAN!‎
Women’s night – entirely devoted to women, including heroines and villainesses, witches, murderesses, ‎monarchs and mothers, seductresses and abandoned women: Madam Butterfly, Delilah, Tosca, the ‎Queen of Sheba and the Queen of the Night, Evita and My Yiddishe Mamma…‎

30 January – TCHAIKOVSKY – TORMENTED SOUL
The towering Russian composer Tchaikovsky wrote immortal works in every musical genre – operas, ‎symphonies, ballets, choral and chamber works. Ever tortured by his hidden homosexuality, even his ‎death was a mystery. Swan Lake, Sleeping Beauty, Eugene Onegin and so much more, are his enduring ‎legacy.‎

13 February – MYTHS, LEGENDS AND FOLKTALES
From Mount Olympus to the Black Forest, from Scheherezade to Hansel and Gretel, the stories which ‎have formed the folk memory of entire peoples. Meet Sinbad, Orpheus, the Erl-King, and even Eliza ‎Doolittle ("My Fair Lady"), in music by Schubert, Humperdinck, Weber, Offenbach, Mussorgsky and so ‎many more …‎

27 February – COME BLOW YOUR HORN – WOODWINDS AND BRASS
Meet the instruments that take center stage in the orchestra, and touch our souls – the soothing flute, the ‎clarion trumpet, the silken clarinet and the soulful French horn. We will come to know these instruments ‎both as soloists in great masterworks and in their place within the orchestra in the symphonic repertoire.‎

13 March – VIVA ESPAÑA!‎
Love and death under the blazing Spanish sun. Fiestas and flamenco, and the seductive sounds of the ‎guitar. Hear Spanish music as written by native composers (Albeniz, Granados, De Falla and Rodrigo) ‎and great foreign composers such as Bizet, Chabrier and Rimsky-Korsakov, who paid tribute to Spain’s ‎music and passion.‎

Cost for the series of 5 lectures: NIS 295; ESRA members NIS 225. ‎

Booking for this series will open in November 2017

         
Location: 

Raanana
Beit Fisher
5 Klausner St.
Contact Name: 
ESRA Beit Fisher
Telephone: 
09-748 2957
Price: 
₪295.00
Price per: 
series of 5 lectures
Price for Members: 
₪225.00
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ESRA Netanya Lecture Series 2017/18


ESRA Lecture Series in Netanya    2017- 2018 Season

Tuesdays at 10:00

The new season will open on 14 November 2017 - see full programme below   

Refreshments included. Come early or stay later and enjoy a chat and a drink

Cost per lecture: NIS 45; ESRA Members NIS 35

Venue: Yona Apartment Building, 1 Baruch Ram, corner Jabotinsky, Netanya

[The room is immediately on the right after walking up the stairs to the building - parking on Baruch Ram or Dankner Streets. There is an accessible entrance without steps through the Yona parking lot, 28 Jabotinsky.]

Contact: Ros 052-539 3274 or Norma 054-489 4431

Programme for the 2017/2018 season

14 Nov 2017        Rabbi Dov Lipman Religion and State in Israel – Where are we heading?
28 Nov 2017    Jeffrey Levy Old and Antique toys – The Jewish dominated toy industry in the 1930's and the effect that the Nazis had on it
12 Dec 2017      Eyal Offenbach 100 years to the Balfour Declaration - Part 1
"Right after Balfour…Implementation through passiveness"
26 Dec 2017 Eyal Offenbach 100 years to the Balfour Declaration - Part 2
"The British Mandate in the 1930's: Rethinking Balfour"
9 Jan 2018 Nitsa Reich Self Portraits
23 Jan 2018 Anat Gueta Golda Meir - the first 40 years
6 Feb 2018 Eyal Offenbach Winston Churchill – the bulldog with the cigar - Part 1
 
20 Feb 2018 Eyal Offenbach Winston Churchill – the bulldog with the cigar - Part 2
6 Mar 2018 Motti Kedar A deep insight into the Middle East – Challenges of today  - Cause and Effect - Part 1
20 Mar 2018 Motti Kedar A deep insight into the Middle East – Challenges of today  - Cause and Effect - Part 2
10 April 2018 Eyal Offenbach The Road to Dimona – The beginning of the Israeli Nuclear Project - Part 1
 
24 April 2018 Eyal Offenbach The Road to Dimona – The beginning of the Israeli Nuclear Project - Part 2
8 May
2018
Ben Dror Yemini Current Affairs (Title to be announced)
22 May
2018
Anat Gueta Patriotism and Poetry in the works of Leah Goldberg
                                                                                         
     
     

     
     
     
     
     
     
     

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