SUPER SUPER BOWL PARTIES: The Super Bowl is one of the world’s most viewed sports events – and watching the game has taken root in Israel as well. This Sunday night, there will be several options in Tel Aviv where you can see the showdown between the San Francisco 49ers and Kansas City Chiefs. Besides classic hangouts like Mike’s Place and Dancing Camel, Kerem House and Israel BBQ will also be hosting events. Kerem House is a community event space focused on new immigrants and the international community. To register, visit keremhouse.com. Israel BBQ, meanwhile, hosts meat-filled celebrations of Zionism. To register, visit TLVSuperBowl.eventbrite.com. Mike’s Place in Jerusalem will also be hosting a Super Bowl party. In Petah Tikva, GSC – Givat Shmuel Community, will be hosting a Super Bowl party as well. For more info, visit The GSC’s Facebook page. All doors will be opening at 11 P.M., save for Israel BBQ and GSC, whose events kick off around midnight.
FIGHTING THE WILDFIRES: The ongoing wildfires in Australia horrified people worldwide, and groups in Israel with ties to Australia have put together a musical fundraising event – in Tel Aviv’s Hangar 11 this Monday – to help restore the damaged wildlife and nature. “Everyone is performing free of charge,” Israel-Australia Chamber of Commerce head Paul Israel told Haaretz. He added that the venue’s Australian-born owner, Zev Eizik, donated his space for the event. Guest performances include Koolulam. Israel, who hails from Melbourne, said Koolulam was in Australia two months ago, and he got their number through a woman they befriended there. “I just rang them, and they said yes on the spot.” Hagit Yaso, the 2011 “Star is Born” winner who was a guest of the Australian community a year ago, will also perform, along with Australian-Israeli singer-songwriter Savannah Zwi and trumpeter Arik Davidov. The co-sponsors are JNF-KKL, JNF Australia, Zionist Federation of Australia and Tel Aviv University. To register, visit Hangar11.co.il/events/
A BIG HANDICRAFT EXHIBITION: A new art exhibition opened at the AACI (Association of Americans and Canadians in Israel) this month, “The Work of Our Hands.” It includes “a whole variety of handwork and fabric work,” the AACI’s Donna Grushka told Haaretz. She noted that the Jerusalem exhibition comes in the wake of its quilts exhibition in 2018, which she said “was a huge success.” This year’s slate of artists includes quilts by Ruth Lenk and Maxine Forman; weaving by Ja’el Batyah Hatch; needlepoint by Chana Weiss, May Schulz and Sheila Bauman; knitting by Sara Levene; fabric design by Ruchie Glattstein; and crochet mostly by Gale Phaff. There are also a few anonymous pieces, like one purchased in Sinai. The exhibition will be on display through March. For more info, call 02-566-1181.
Rank and File was compiled by Steven Klein.
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