Beresheet LaShalom Rainbow Theatre


Beresheet "In the beginning. . ."

During the course of the performance - a drama with music and movement - only 5 sentences are recited.

Chosen by the actors after much deliberation, they reveal what young people who are born in a country constantly struggling for its survival, really feel:

"Freedom no longer exists."
"It's so routine, that nothing surprises me anymore – not even death."
"No place is safe – not even my home!"
"With them, you can't talk!
"There has to be a solution, a hope. . ."


The play "Beresheet" is a vibrant presentation that reflects the emotions and yearnings for peace of these special youngsters. It is the product of co-operation by all the participants, resulting from training, monologues, and a journey into the very soul of each and every actor.

Using their bodies, through music and pantomime, the actors, from the Arab villages, the kibbutzim, the moshav and the settlements in the area, express their inner thoughts and burning desires to accept people and be accepted as they are.

The actors wanted to convey a message of tolerance and a deep aversion to war. The joy of creativity resulted in a sense of cohesion and deep kinship among the actors. The process they underwent gave them meaning and hope for a better future.

All issues relating to the performance - costumes, colours, the name of the play - were decided upon by the group after thought-provoking, in-depth discussions.
The name “Beresheet” comes from the hope that their message will bring about change in the world.

The play is valuable for its message to a wide-ranging audience: high-school students, community centres, organisations and youth overseas, Jews and non-Jews, in Israel and in the world. It conveys a message of criticism as well as optimism and great hope.

The play is significant for anyone who wants to know what youngsters in Israel, and also in many other parts of the world, really feel.


Anne in the Sky


Anne in the Sky is a dance theatre performance dedicated to Anne Frank and to all children who live in places where it is still difficult to dream.  It was conceived and written by Angelica Edna Calò Livne from Kibbutz Sasa, Israel and Roberto Malini from Milan, Italy. The music was written by Amir Yaakoby and Rami Harel.

The performance, through music and dance, revisits the tragedy of the Holocaust and raises awareness of the violence and suffering in all parts of the world today. 
The message is clear and strong. Its theme weaves the significance of alleviating this suffering by means of tolerance, non-violence and mutual respect. 

The actors/youngsters by their very participation with one another, confirm and demonstrate the extraordinary value of the message they have chosen to impart to the audience.


The most famous and most translated story in the world, after the Bible.

"The Adventures of Pinocchio" by the Arcobaleno-Rainbow Theatre is the fruit of a collaboration with the Italian Cultural Institute and the Italian Embassy in Israel who invited Beresheet LaShalom to contribute in honour of the publication of a new translation of Pinocchio in Hebrew at the International Book Week in Jerusalem.

A presentation for children, parents and the entire family. It is a dynamic performance, accompanied by music that is stimulating to the senses and the imagination. There is a large and varied group of actors, and guidance in several languages according to the location of the performance (Hebrew or Arabic or English, combined with Italian).

The story of Pinocchio is a pedagogical poem, touching with gentleness and humour, upon the most sublime and profound of human values: respect for parents and family, friendship, social involvement, truth and honesty, loyalty and industriousness.

The young spectators will experience, during a magical journey together with the young actors, the miracle by which the wooden puppet without a conscience transforms into a human being, possessing values and a soul.

Music Scores
The making of our soundtracks encompassed intensive workshops in the recording studio. . .

Soundtrack of the opera  BERESHEET Soundtrack of the opera ANNE IN THE SKY

The "program value" of our theatre project, for the players and the addressees, can be summed up as follows :

For Students & Teachers | curriculum based fulfilling standards in:

  • History
  • Social Studies
  • Literature & Language Arts
  • Multi-Cultural Studies
  • Performing Arts Framework
  • Ecological Consciousness & Preservation
  • Peace Education

For Students

  • Education to Dialogue
  • Self-expression
  • Boosts self-esteem & confidence
  • Teaches teamwork & coaching
  • Cultural Exchange & Out Reach
  • Public Communication Skills
  • Trust

For Audiences

  • Exposure to quality theatre
  • Stimulates awareness
  • Enhances interest in further study
  • Fun and memorable way to learn
  • Participation !




Beresheet LaShalom Rainbow Theatre






"Education at all levels is one of the principal means to build a culture of peace."
[United Nations, Res/53/243/1999]


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