Project of the Month

These programs allow talented underprivileged teenagers to fulfill their potential by providing them with a challenging program of enrichment and leadership training at the Ruppin Institute of Marine Science. Talented 7th graders from all backgrounds of Israeli society in the lower socio-economic levels are chosen - programs run for 2 years.

ESRA Rehovot 'The Immigrant Experience' based on West Side Story

Event Date and Time: 
28 December, 19:30
ESRA Rehovot Branch

invites you to a talk by

Louise Stobicki

on the hit musical 'West Side Story'

The Immigrant Experience

‎“West Side Story” is one of the great examples of the American musical theater.  The ‎show, with music by Leonard Bernstein, lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and choreography ‎by Jerome Robbins, is loosely based on Shakespeare's “Romeo and Juliet.” The setting ‎has been moved from Verona, Italy to the slums of New York City.  The feuding families ‎have been replaced by feuding gangs, one Puerto Rican, one white.  The show opened ‎on Broadway in 1957, and was followed by a movie version in 1961, which won 10 ‎Academy Awards.  ‎
Louise Haupt Stobicki entertained and enlightened us last year with her talk on “South ‎Pacific.”  She was born in Philadelphia, and made aliya with her Israeli-born husband ‎and the first of her three children in 1977.   She studied piano and clarinet, and ‎participated in school bands, orchestras and choirs.  She has a bachelors and a ‎masters degree from the University of Pittsburgh, and an MBA from the University of ‎Manchester.  She taught English as a foreign language for 33 years.‎

In honor of the launch of our expanded activities in our new venue
‎ ‎
‎*** There is no charge for this event ***‎

Light refreshments will be served


Rehovot HaHadasha  ‏
Rehovot Swiss Cultural Center
1, Yosef Kronenberg

Contact Name: 
08-941 0550 052-366 6156