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Dancers, thinkers that dream and act, musicians, sculptors, poets, producers, rabbis, designers and other people who together create a new narrative in the world of Israeli discourse. This new narrative challenges accepted boundaries between the different sectors of Israeli society, and constitutes a new opportunity for a cultural encounter between the different parts of Israeli society.

We engage in contemporary culture, with a focus on dance, visual arts, and music, in order to foster connections between different worlds: The ancient and the modern, the holy and the mundane, the flesh and the spirit. In doing so, we add a new voice to Jewish renewal in the context of Jerusalem, a unique and multi-cultural city that mixes different worlds and forges new bonds between them.


We dance on the shoulders of giants and enjoy a cultural richness that stems back to antiquity, transforming ancient pearls into platforms for contemporary culture. We invite you to an encounter between different sectors, that challenges existing boundaries. We invite you to be partners in forging new connections, creating a new Israeli reality.

Board of Directors

Hanan Rubin - Member of the Board of Directors

Served as a member of the Jerusalem City Council, held the portfolio of young people and families and served as chairman of the municipal support committee, member of the local planning and construction committee, member of the board of directors of the Moriah Jerusalem Development Company and member of the board of the Israel Museum.

Jean-Marc Lilling - Member of the Board

Originally from France / Switzerland, resident of Jerusalem for over 20 years, attorney in the profession and specializes in immigration and refugee issues in Israel, consultant to the JDC and other non-profit organizations operating in the fields of Jewish society, education and culture in Israel. All my bones will be said and one of the dancers of the band "from her brother" in the framework of "Between Heaven and Earth".   

Appraiser Eisenman - Member of the Board of Directors

Married and father of five. He holds a bachelor's degree in computer science and bachelor's and master's degrees in business administration from the Hebrew University. A graduate of the All My Bones Dance School will say. Member of the board and one of the founders of the Citizens' Association in the Res. Board member and volunteer in the group association. Works for a high-tech company.

Joe Cohen - Member of the Board of Directors

Director of grants at a philanthropic foundation operating in the field of education. Holds a bachelor's degree in communications and television production and a master's degree in contemporary Judaism from the Hebrew University. Member of the Board of Directors of the Association for the Promotion of Ethiopian Creation. Immigrated to Israel from England, mother of four.

Avital Hochstein - Member of the Board of Directors

Researcher and teacher of Talmud, president of the Hadar Institute in Israel and researcher at the Hartman Institute.

The staff

Ronen Yitzhaki - Founder and CEO

He holds a bachelor's and master's degree (M.mus) from the Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance in collaboration with the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, a student of Prof. Ruth Ziv Eyal. As a choreographer working with Tami Yitzhaki, his partner in life and creativity, his works have been exhibited throughout the country and abroad since 2002. He has taught in the Department of Dance Theater at the Kibbutzim Seminary College, in the before and after program of Herzog College, and at the Hebrew University.

Eyal Ogen - Principal of the All My Bones School will speak and director of her brother group

Married to Yael and father to Yuval and Tuvia. Graduate of Ateret Cohanim Yeshivot and Yeshivat Tekoa. He has a bachelor's degree in education and a master's degree in movement therapy.

Director and teacher at the "All My Bones Will Tell" school, manages the project from her brother, currently dancing in the ensemble.


Prof. Ruth Ziv Eyal - pedagogical tutor

Director, choreographer and teacher. Creates and teaches in the field of movement theater. Teaching and creation for many years at the Beit Zvi Acting School, professor at Tel Aviv University in the Faculty of Arts majoring in theater and at the Kibbutzim Seminary. Created in the institutional theater and with the band "Ruth Ziv Eyal Band".

Prof. Janice Ross - Academic Guidance

Leading cultural researcher and historian in the world. She has a bachelor's degree from the University of Berkeley, USA and a master's degree and a doctorate from Stanford University, where she currently teaches as a professor in the Department of Theater and Dance. A four-book author and dance critic whose articles have been published in the New York Times.

Prof. Gideon Levinson - Director of Music

Composer, plays cello and double bass. His works have been commissioned and performed by orchestras such as the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, the Jerusalem Broadcasting Authority Orchestra, and the Stuttgart and Zurich Chamber Orchestras. Winner of the Prime Minister's Prize for Acquisition, winner of the ACUM Prize. His works were recorded at ECM and SONY and published by PEERMUSIC HAMBURG CLASSICAL.

Tami Yitzhaki - artistic accompanist

Creates a dance theater. Graduate (BfA) of the Rietveld Academy of Art in Amsterdam. Winner of a full scholarship from JMW. Additional studies in the Interdisciplinary Program in the Arts at Tel Aviv University and the School of Visual Theater. Her work has been staged at leading festivals and theaters in Israel and abroad, creating with Ronen Yitzhaki. Served as a facilitator and coordinator of dance in a national cultural basket, teaches artist workshops for dance teachers within the Ministry of Education, examines first in dance matriculation.

Nava Frenkel - Artistic Director, Festival between Heaven and Earth

Born in Jerusalem, she creates works for the stage. She is a graduate of the School of Visual Theater in Jerusalem and holds a bachelor's degree in Jewish psychology and philosophy. She teaches contemporary directing at the School of Visual Theater, at the Menasher Academy of Art, at the Kalim School of Choreography, and at the Jerusalem Academy of Dance. Fellow author of the research book on Israeli dance, founded by the 'Tools' group, which deals with formulating models of creative processes. Educates young artists in the 'Toolbox' project and in the Kibbutzim Seminary.

Porat Salomon - Plastic Art Curator

Artist and teacher, head of the Pardes High School of Art. Graduate of the Othniel and Tekoa Yeshivas, and studying for a bachelor's and master's degree at Bezalel. Artistic consultant for the Jerusalem Biennale, co-curator of the interdisciplinary project of Between Heaven and Earth. Lives and works in Bat Ayin, married and father of four.

Yuval Azulai - Member of the ensemble now

Dancer in the ensemble now and teaches movement as part of evening studies in all my bones will say. A graduate of the Raj Yeshiva and the "All My Bones Will Say" school. Lives in Tekoa, BSW social worker, works with people with special needs.

Hanania Schwartz - Member of the ensemble now

Dancer in the ensemble now, a graduate of the Othniel Yeshiva. He created works for the "Another Dance" festival and the "Dance Arena" festival, taught at the Hemdat High School as well as at the Othniel Yeshiva.

Rabbi Yehuda Miller - Facilitator of a Beit Midrash for artists

He is a graduate of the Ateret Cohanim Yeshiva and the Ra'ag Yeshiva. Dancing in the ensemble now. Today, R.M. in the adult kollel "In the Light of Your Face" Elazar and therapist in psychodrama, acupuncture and healing.

Alon Karniel - teaching staff

He studied at a dancer training workshop in Haifa and then joined the Vertigo dance troupe. In recent years he has been studying anatomy and biomechanics as part of Axis Syllabus. In addition, he is studying for a Feldenkrais certification.

Idan Forges - teaching staff

Dancer, creator, teacher of Gaga - the language of movement of Ohad Naharin. He joined the Batsheva Ensemble in 2005 and from 2007 to 2008 danced at RIKSTEATERN - the National Theater in Sweden, in a joint project with the Batsheva Band. In addition to being a Gaga teacher, he serves as the director of a Gaga teacher training course.

Stephen Perry - Teaching Staff

Graduate of the Conservatory of Paris, France. From 1994-1999 he danced in the Monte Carlo Ballet. In the summer of 1999, he arrived in Israel and began dancing in the Batsheva dance troupe. Received the Yair Shapira Award as the Outstanding Dancer in Israel for 2005. Today, Stefan teaches Gaga - the language of Ohad Naharin's movement in various dance centers in Israel and around the world.

Amir Castro - Technical director and lighting designer for dance and theater.

Lighting designer for the best cultural institutions in the country, including the Be'er Sheva Theater, the Tmuna Theater, the Haifa Festival of Children's Plays, a festival between heaven and earth and more.


מעגל הידידים

Members of the circle of friends:

Tammy and Shamai Eisenman

Jamal Foundation

Shosh and Joshua Levinson

Orit Levin

Jill and Barry Levenfeld

Gene Klitzner

Joseph and Lila Gillter

Ruth Cummings

Mendel Shapira

Avital Tsabari

Eli Wortman

Rina and Elad Anchor

And other members who have chosen to remain anonymous

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* Minimum amount for donation: 1200 NIS per year

מעגל הידידים

Between Heaven and Earth's friends association is a group of people who are interested in creating new connections between contemporary culture and Judaism. For this purpose, they invest their energy and funds in Between Heaven and Earth's activities and development.

What is the work of Between Heaven and Earth's friends?
The purpose of the network is to expose Between Heaven and Earth's activity among the public in Israel and abroad, and to assist in resource development.


What grants the membership in our friends association?

  •  A ticket for two to three of our productions during 2016.

  • 20% discount for friends of our supporters.

  • Personal mailing and updates on our shows and special events.

  • Participation in events designed to our friends.

  • Saving particularly good seats in our shows.

  • An invitation to the studio for rehearsals with Ka'et Ensemble.

  • Mentions of the names of our supports in Between Heaven and Earth's publications.

For joining us:

Fill the following form and we will contact you.

* Minimum donation amount: 1200 NIS for 2016.

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* Minimum amount for donation: 1200 NIS per year

Association documents and financial reports

גברים רוקדים במדבר - men dancing in the desert

צילום: מורן מינץ

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