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Israel Friends of BH Annual Gala Dinner


Gideon Hamburger (Chair) and Irit Admoni Perlman (Director) hosted on December 22, 2013 the annual Gala dinner of the Friends of Beit Hatfutsot, an evening dedicated to celebrating flavours and sounds.


Moroccan and Iranian cuisine


Among the attendees: Gideon and Hanna Hamburger, Irina Nevzlin Kogan (Chair of Beit Hatfutsot) and her husband Michael Kogan, Leonid Nevzlin, Eitan Ben Eliahu (Chair of the Board of Governors), Ami and Lisica Sagy, Dan and Ronit Lahat, Sami and Tova Sagol, Rami and Yael Unger, Gad and Talia Zeevi, Moshe and Bat-Sheva Bublil, Ziva and Shalom Zeidler, Osnat and Yaacov Peri (formely Chair of Beit Hatfutsot), Yair and Ilana Hamburger,Jenny and Hanina Brandeis, Tamy and Ori Slonim, Attorney Yehuda Raveh, Hedva and Gil Sharon, Ilan and Tal Birenfeld, Gad and Eti Propper, Nurit and Yoav Manor, Nurit Jaglom and many more.
Circa 300 guests attended the Gala which took place at Hilton Tel Aviv. The evening marked the end of a year filled with many events and exhibitions initiated by the Friends of Beit Hatfutsot. The dinner was a salute to the music and food of the Jewish home.  Flavors and Sounds are childhood memories, longings for our roots, celebration of holidays, joys, traditions and family customs all of which brings us together to be a part of the story.



Osnat & Yaacov Peri, Leonid Nevzlin, Irina Nevzlin Kogan

Members of the “Nashim Mevashlot” Organization, literally meaning “cooking women”, prepared, together with the Chief Chef of the Hilton, ethnic foods in the best tradition. The organization consists of 24 women from the four corners of Israel, each one a long standing immigrant, who is an expert in her field. Six of them represent six different communities. Guests enjoyed various traditional dishes from the Persian, Bukharian, Iraqi, East European, Turkish and Moroccan cuisines. Janna Gur, editor in chief of the gastronomic Magazine “Al Hashulchan” spoke of the sources of Jewish kitchen and its characteristics. The dinner was accompanied by the “Street Philharmonic”, new immigrants, street musicians who joined together to form this unique orchestra that performs music from around the world.


Gideon and Hanna Hamburger


Ami & Lisica Sagy

“2013 was fruitful and filled with many events. The highlight was the exhibition `Here Comes the Bride – Bridal Gowns Embroidering the Jewish Story` (on display till April 2013), says Irit Admoni Perlman, director of Israel Friends of Beit Hatfutsot and added ”Tonight, together with Gideon Hamburger, Chair of Friends of Beit Hatfutsot, we continue the tradition that your donations will enable us to continue our efforts and in hosting IDF soldiers and officers as well as children at risk, to guided tours, special programs and educational workshops at Beit Hatfutsot – The Museum of the Jewish People”.

The event was generously sponsored by Harel Insurance, the Nadav Fund and the Sagy Group.


טל בירנפלד, אירית אדמוני פרלמן, אילן בירנפלד

Tal Birenfeld, Irit Admoni Perlman, Ilan Birenfeld


Dan & Ronit Lahat


Gil & Hedva Sharon


Gad Zeevi & Enia Zeevi Kupfer


Moshe & Bat-Sheva Bublil


Sami & Tova Sagol


Yael Unger, Eitan Ben Eliyahu, Rami Unger


Liora Shani, Nurit Jaglom


Gad & Eti Propper, Ori & Tammy Slonim


Yoav & Nurit Manor


Eitan Ben Eliyahu, Ami Sagy



"The Street Philharmonic”



Photography: Rafi Deloya