ARTOLERANCE at the 17th Annual Jewish Music Festival | Washi...
ARTOLERANCE at the 17th Annual Jewish Music Festival | Washington DCJun 15, 2016 7:00pm
The 17th Annual Jewish Music Festival in Washington DC:
COMMUNITY EVENING OF EDUCATION ON ARAB CITIZENS OF ISRAEL
Closing night: JUNE 15th
Jewish-Israeli cellist Udi Bar David, Arab-Israeli violinist Hanna Khoury, and Venezuelan/Syrian percussionist Hafez Javier Kotain performed a special concert fusing sounds from throughout the Middle East and Israel.
Following their performance, the musicians engaged in a conversation moderated by by Lucy Kurtzer-Ellenbogen, Director of Arab Israeli Programs at the US Institute of Peace, about the role of the arts in building a shared society in Israel.
Artolerance founder Udi Bar David has performed with Hanna Khoury in settings ranging from small Palestinian villages to major concert halls and IDF military bases – at the core of their work is the resolute belief that music can be a force for positive connection in a world too often polarized and divided by religious and social boundaries.
Sponsored by the Greater Washington Forum on Israeli Arab Issues
Lead Support provided by the Naomi and Nehemiah Cohen Foundation.
Co-presented by Adas Israel Congregation, Adat Shalom Reconstructionist Congregation, Am Kolel Jewish Renewal Community, Ameinu, American University Center for Israel Studies, American Jewish Committee Washington Region, Anti-Defamation League – Washington DC Regional Office, Embassy of Israel, Inter-Agency Task Force on Israeli Arab Issues, Jewish Community Center of Greater Washington, Jewish Community Relations Council of Greater Washington, Jewish Federation of Greater Washington, Lois and Richard England Family Foundation, New Israel Fund, Social Venture Fund for Jewish-Arab Equality and Shared Society, and University of Maryland Gildenhorn Institute for Israel Studies