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  • Israeli Dance Company Going to Rumania First Dance Troupe in Communist Country

    The Batsheva Dance Company of Israel, which has gained world-wide fame for its classical and modern performances, will go to Rumania late next month, it was learned here. It will be the first Israeli dance troupe to visit a Communist country, and will be going there shortly after Israeli Premier Golda Meir makes her unprecedented… More ▸

  • Jewish-arab Folkloric Group to Tour Denmark

    The Jewish-Arab folklore and dance group, “Hora,” has arrived here for the third time in a few years to perform in various Danish towns. “Hora,” which is sponsored by the municipality of Jerusalem and under the patronage of Mayor Teddy Kollek, arrived as guests of the Jewish Danish community and the international organization, “People to… More ▸

  • 350 Dancers Participate in Israel Folk Dance Festival; 16 Groups Participate

    More than 350 dancers in 16 Israeli folk dance groups participated today in the two performances of the 20th annual Israel Dance Festival at Madison Square Garden’s Felt Forum. The performances of the dance pageant, “Highlights of the Past,” were sponsored by the American Zionist Youth Council. Dr. Arnulf Pins, chairman of the AZYF, praised… More ▸

  • Soviet Cultural Group to Be Picketed by Jewish Students; Request for Emigration Given

    Several hundred Jewish students from Baltimore area universities are expected to picket the opening performance of the Siberian Dancers and Singers of Omsk at the Lyric Theater here tonight, according to Leon Sachs, executive director of the Baltimore Jewish Council. They will hand members of the audience entering the theater copies of a letter from… More ▸

  • Catholic Coed Joins Jews in Protest at Moiseyev Show in Washington

    A New York Catholic coed joined last night with a score of representatives of the Jewish Community Council in a demonstration on behalf of Soviet Jewry at the opening of a two-night stand here by the Soviet Union’s Moiseyev dance company. Similar protests have been staged under Jewish sponsorship in other cities where the Moiseyev… More ▸

  • Rabbis to Conduct Special Services to Call Attention to Plight of Soviet Jews

    Southland rabbis will call attention to the plight of Jews in the Soviet Union during religious services on the weekend of August 7 at the urging of the Southern California Board of Rabbis and the Commission on Soviet Jewry of the Jewish Federation-Council of Los Angeles. All congregants will be asked to participate in the… More ▸

  • Gov. Rockefeller Proclaims May 11 Israel Independence Day in New York State

    Governor Nelson A. Rockefeller has proclaimed May 11 as “Israel Independence Day” in New York State. His proclamation noted that Israel created a “new member of the family of free nations in the world.” The establishment of Israel, he stated, was a “consummation of decades of struggle and heartache and centuries of aspiration which often… More ▸

  • Chanukah Festival for Israel Bonds Ends Season with Total Attendance of 54,000 Persons

    This season’s third and last Chanukah Festival for Israel Bonds, an annual series of events sponsored by the Greater New York Committee for the State of Israel Bonds, was performed here tonight at Madison Square Garden before an enthusiastic capacity audience of 18,000 persons. Two other festivals were conducted last month. Since the previous performances… More ▸

  • Communist States, India, Boycott Israel Music, Drama Festival

    The Seventh Annual Festival of Music and Drama opened yesterday although part of its original program was changed by the six-day Arab-Israeli war. An Indian dance group cancelled its three appearances at the request of the Indian Government, an ardent supporter of the Arab cause. Similar cancellations were sent by choirs from Bulgaria and Yugoslavia…. More ▸