The 22nd Israeli Annual
International Storytelling Festival
24 of September - 5 of October 2015
The Israeli Annual International Storytelling Festival will be held this year from September 24 until October 5, hosting 10 days of inspiring, intellectual and amusing stories at the Giv'ataim Theatre
Yossi Alfi, the founder and artistic director of the festival will be holding a one on one meeting with Shimon Peres
This year, the festival will host over 800 well-known personalities and storytellers: singers, musicians, artists, entertainers, and academics, including Eli Amir, Keren Peles, Gadi Soukenik, Hanny Nahmias, Haim Shapira and many more. The festival will host a special guest, originally from Iraq – Issam Arrabo – who will sing from a large repertoire of Iraqi songs. Another special event will be a performance of Ethiopian Jews portraying their music and culture.
The Israeli annual Storytellers Festival is the largest of its kind worldwide. It draws crowds by the thousands, arriving from all over the country. The festival stands in the forefront of all festivals and cultural events in Israel. The Festival produces a magnificent program, each year the festival produces more than 100 hours of radio and television programs, which are broadcasted regularly, for the last two decades on Israeli television and radio.
The Storytellers festival will open this year's program with an homage to Albert Einstein marking 100 years since the publication of Einstein's General Theory of Relativity. Original documents relating to the theory of relativity as well as handwritten manuscripts and scribbles will be on display, honoring the world most famous and influential Jewish scientist.
This year's festival will put the focus on two leading themes; Israeli academics discussing topics such as stories from the campus, marking the 90th anniversary of the Hebrew University as well as the 50th anniversary of the Ashkelon Academic College and Jewish communities across the globe with stories from places such as Iraq, Balkan Jewish communities, 'Yekkes' in Israeli diplomacy, The story behind Ladino, Bulgarian Jews, Georgian Jewish mothers, Longings for Greece, Romanian Mothers, Jewish Humor, The Hebrew language, funny stories from the court and a special evening in Yiddish.
The Israeli annual Storytellers Festival is the largest of its kind worldwide and is considered a unique cultural event
For the first time in the festival, Yossi Alfi will be performing two unique performances with the Givatron
Tickets can be obtained at Pashbar Ticket Office: 03-5745005, or online at stories.pashbar.co.il