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Culture BLVD is a program of the Israel Center of the Minneapolis Jewish Federation and is co-sponsored by the Sabes JCC, Jewish Community Relations Council of Minnesota and the Dakotas, Consulate General of Israel to the Midwest and media sponsors The American Jewish World and TC Jewfolk.

“I realized at an early age that it is only going to be more complicated as I get older, and it did. Jewish, Canadian, French Canadian, American, Israeli, also husband, father, grandfather, lover.”

A rebellious boy in a strict Orthodox/Conservative community, Johanan Herson began questioning his identity at an early age. This lifelong quest inspired his artistic imagination and his latest exhibit, Who Am I, which incorporates images, drawings and collages spanning time, theme, and technique.
Lihi Lapid is an author and journalist whose books and weekly column deal with contemporary women’s issues. Her popular column has appeared in the Yediot Ahronot weekend edition for the past ten years.

The author of two best-selling novels, Secrets from Within and the newly translated Woman of Valor, her last book, I Can’t Always Be Wonderful, is a collection of the best columns from the past ten years.

Prior to becoming a writer, Lihi was a professional photojournalist and served in the Israel Defense Forces as a photographer for its Bamachane magazine. She lives in Tel Aviv with her husband, Member of Knesseth Yair Lapid, and their two children.

This event is co-sponsored by the Women’s Philanthropy of the Minneapolis Jewish Federation, Adath Jeshurun Women’s League, Adath Jeshurun Israel Committee, Bet Shalom, Masorti Fund of the Adath Jeshurun Foundation, National Council of Jewish Women, and Temple Israel Sisterhood
Ami Yares is a New Jersey-born, Jaffa-living, world traveling folk musician with a knack for making physically, spiritually, and politically moving music.

Influenced by the spectrum of Americana music, Ami’s music merges his Jewish Jersey roots into Israeli and Arab culture in a yet-to-be-named fusion of styles.

He has toured in over twenty countries teaching and performing about social action, Jewish identity, music, and more.
Tickets can be purchased online here.

This event is co-sponsored by Temple of Aaron and the St. Paul JCC.
For years we treated illness exclusively with medicine and chicken soup. But in 2002, at Hadassah Hebrew University Hospital in Jerusalem, the Dream Doctors put on their first red noses and started the successful new therapy of medical clowning. Today, 200,000 child and adult patients in Israel encounter a dream doctor, and a scientific community has developed and grown examining the contribution of medical clowns to the health and wellbeing of patients.

At this Culture BLVD and Twin Cities Jewish Humor Festival event, Dream Doctor and author Penny Hanuka will share her experiences as a Dream Doctor, both in hospitals and in emergency situations such as Operation Protective Edge.

This event is co-sponsored by Women’s Philanthropy of the Minneapolis Jewish Federation, the Jewish Community Relations Council, the Twin Cities Maimonides Society, and the Mount Sinai Community Foundation.

For more information:

Box Office: 952.381.3499 |

Buy Tickets Online:

Contact: Eilat Harel, 952.417.2321 |

Light reception provided at all events

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