The AICF Presents the 73rd Annual Gala

On October 28th, The America-Israel Cultural Foundation‘s 73rd Anniversary Gala promises to be a culturally stimulating afternoon in many ways.  AICF’s annual gala concert has long been considered one of the finest showcases of Israeli talent, with performances by leading classical and jazz artists, as well as the opportunity to hear a 12-year-old phenom, direct from Israel!  Before and after the 70-minute concert, guests will have the chance to speak with dozens of other Israeli artists across a variety of disciplines in the Israeli Artist Experience, featuring artists from the worlds of film, dance, music, and the visual arts.

Sponsors of our Gala (at or above the A Cappella ticket level) will join hosts David Broza and Nili Lotan for an exclusive pre-concert event in Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Allen Room, featuring a special performance by AICF recipient violinists Masha Mershon and Semion Gavrikov, accompanied by pianist Renana Gutman, the opportunity to meet Aviv Award honoree Boaz Vaadia, a preview of the Israeli Art Experience, and other VIP-only surprises.

To recognize all of artists involved in our Gala, we encourage you to read more about many of the artists we’ve been featuring each week.  Our Gala will feature more than 75 different artists, of all disciplines:

Leat Klingman – Puppeteer, Filmmaker
Zvi Sahar – Puppeteer, Director, Actor
Other Israel Film Festival

Classical Music 
Semion Gavrikov – Violinist
Renana Guttman –  Pianist
Israeli Chamber Project 
Michael Katz – Cellist
Itay Lantner – Flutist
Nadav Lev – Guitarist, Composer, Educator
Masha Mershon – Violinist
Osnat Netzer – Composer, Pianist
Noam Sivan – Composer, Pianist
Ziv Stein – Orchestral Percussionist, Timpanist, Marimba Player

Contemporary/Jazz/World Music 
12th Night Klezmer
Roy Assaf – Pianist, Composer
Haggai Cohen Milo – Bassist, Composer, Educator
Oran Etkin – Saxophonist, Clarinetist, Bass Clarinetist, Composer, Educator
Tal Gur – Saxophonist, Composer
Uri Gurvich – Saxophonist, Composer
Mika Hary – Singer, Composer
Reut Regev – Trombonist, Composer
Tammy Scheffer – Vocalist, Composer
Trio Shalva
Gil Talmi – Composer
Eyal Vilner – Saxophonist, Clarinetist, Flutist, Composer, Arranger, Educator
Daniel Weiss – Guitarist, Composer, Arranger
Alon Yavnai – Pianist, Composer

Visual Art
Inbal Abergil – Photographer
Ido Abramsohn – Photographer
Maya Barkai – Photographer, Public Art
Natan Dvir – Photographer
Niv Rozenberg – Photographer
Shirley Wegner – Photographer, Installation Artist, Painter

Nurit Bar-Shai – Multimedia Artist
Meital Gueta – Graphic Designer
Yael Kanarek – Media Artist
Roy Rub – Graphic Designer
Alona Weiss – Painter, Moving Image & Collage Artist

Boaz Vaadia – Sculptor and Aviv Award Honoree
Alexandra Ben Abba – Glass Artist
Tirtzah Bassel – Painter, Installation Artist
Guy Ben-Ari – Painter
Miriam Cabessa – Visual Artist
Anat Even-Or – Illustrator
Naomi Lev – Painter, Illustrator, Art Writer, Curator
Shai Zurim – Sculptor

For more information on our Gala, please visit

The AICF Presents the 73rd Annual Gala