To close a circle with the old high school, to open the head in a preventive manner. This is Talasha’s town

To close a circle with the old high school, to open the head in a preventive manner.  This is Talasha’s town

Dizengoff center

A place that for most people is a maze, I had a home for a very long time, during times when I didn’t really understand that home is a feeling and not a place. I found a refuge with other “home seekers” like me who found belonging amidst all the lack of belonging, I found a place for my hobbies, for the hours I used to spend in the guitar department of musical instruments back in the days when I only knew four chords, which also gave me the freedom to vent. I experienced a lot of constructive moments in Chinter, and also some that I would rather forget, just like at home.

The most Tel Aviv there is. Dizengoff Center (Photo: Dean Aharoni Ronald)

Tamune theater

Forever will be the place where I was reborn. There I launched my debut album “Good Thing”, I was surrounded and wrapped in so much love and support, I managed to overcome the fear of failure, and I met (almost) all the standards I had imagined in my head since I was a child. Apart from that, this wonderful place has exposed me to so much culture and music over the years, and I really see it as a milestone in Tel Aviv culture.
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Tamune theater.  Photo: Ilan Bashor

Tamune theater. Photo: Ilan Bashor

Ben Gurion Avenues

In my day job I am an educator, and for years I worked in a kindergarten very close by, Ben Gurion Boulevard was one of the places we used to pass on our weekly trip with the children. In general, I believe that seeing life through the eyes of a child makes us fall in love differently with those around us, a bit like showing a tourist Israel. Thanks to them I fell in love with this place, thanks to the so pure and magical experiences we had there together, like finding leaves in beautiful shapes, or eating popsicles together on a hot day. The magic is in the little details.

Ben Gurion Avenues.  Photo: shutterstock

Ben Gurion Avenues. Photo: shutterstock

Beit Ariela (Hebrew, not the library)

Ariella has been in my life for almost 20 years. Ever since the days of Minerva, the first lesbian bar in Tel Aviv that she owned. Always sees the whole situation, always makes sure that everyone is comfortable in the space. The second incarnation in which Ariela entered my life was during the time I recorded. Ariela always gave me a platform to play everything I like, I never felt that I had to be something in particular, but simply play what you feel, even if I was in an evening where I just felt like picking it up, and even if I arrived in a melancholy mood with music accordingly. The greatest beauty in my eyes is her very obvious love for music and people, and somehow also for the audience she attracts.
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20 years that she is in the picture.  Ariela Landa at Ariela's house (Photo: Ilya Melnikov)

20 years that she is in the picture. Ariela Landa at Ariela’s house (Photo: Ilya Melnikov)

Anchory High School Tel Aviv

I moved to Anchorage in 10th grade, after staying a class in 9th grade and ended up getting kicked out of school. I wasn’t a “problem” girl, I just didn’t get along in a setting that let me down and left me alone too many times. After coming from schools where I went through years of boycotts that no one in the system addressed, that I felt engulfed in a night of not belonging, I arrived at Anchory. There I felt for the first time that my feelings, opinions, and thoughts were considered and important. There I realized that the cliche of “a child only needs one adult to believe in him” is so true. This is what introduced me to the desire and love for education, and today, in a perfect full circle, I teach 7th graders at the Ankuri Education Group.


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