Community Leaders

Welcome Community Leaders!

We believe you may be interested in the following materials:

Real Talk

Real Talk is a series of guided conversations to be held with lay and professional leadership in your community, in order to enable a more nuanced, considered approach to Israel engagement.

The Hatikvah Vision

This presents a way in which you might choose to frame the way your community engages with Israel, in all spheres.

Celebrating Israel

Is there a way to break out of an uninspiring cycle of Yom Ha’atzmaut events? We recommend a re-think…

Makom in Depth

A collection of our articles for various publications, offering deeper insights into the challenges facing Israel Engagement. You may find Creativity in Coalition of particular relevance, addressing, as it does, community change processes in Israel engagement.


Below you can also find all the materials posted that have been earmarked for your interest.


Beyond Hugging and Wrestling


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This piece appeared in the Autumn 2011 edition of Contact, the journal of the Steinhardt Center for Jewish Life.

Making an offer


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Like any “industry”, the value of an artist depends on many variables:

  • How big a name that artist is already in Israel, but also-
  • What kind of audience a name act will draw in your community
  • If the artist has other options for that period of time they might increase their fee accordingly. To Full Post



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When you are thinking about producing an event, payment is a key aspect of any deal you will structure. To Full Post

Structuring the formal agreement


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When booking an Israeli act to perform at your community event it is always recommended that a standard performance agreement is structured and signed by both you (the executive producer/promoter) and the artist/representative. To Full Post

Types of deals


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When making an offer to set up an engagement there are a few types of deals that are typically structured. Fully Delivered, Closed, Door Deals, etc. To Full Post

One-off engagement?


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The One Off engagement is the most costly show that you could possibly put on – this means that you have a specific date for a particular event and you have an artist/act from Israel that is flying to your community and doing the 12 hour transatlantic shuffle for a single performance and then returning back to Israel the next day. To Full Post

Settling the show


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At the end of the evening, after the last encore has been performed – you are all but finished with your production.

Before the artist leaves the venue – you will be expected to settle the show. To Full Post

Tear Sheeting


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It is customary to produce a clip book for the artist/tour manager of all the press and articles, reviews, and interviews as well as advertisements you achieved on behalf of the act. It’s best to provide this before the performance to impress upon the musician how much you invested in developing their career in your market. To Full Post

Creating a team


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As the executive producer of the your event you will need to form a team of people you trust to handle various aspects of the engagement. While many people (including yourself) may not be a professional full time producer/booking agent/promoters – it should not be too difficult to divide the time and work needed to complete the tasks ahead of you. In some cases you or your team will need to wear more than one hat in the production.

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Selecting the Artist


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Just before you book an act, take a second to ask yourself a few questions.

Why am I aiming to book this Israeli act and not a different Israeli act?

What are my criteria for choosing?

Bearing in mind the amount of time and money you are about to invest in this band, it’s important to remember that the impact of the live event should be measured by more than how many people came through the door. To Full Post

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