If you've ever wondered what Bank of Israel Governor Stanley Fischer's favorite work of art is – apart from, of course, George Washington's portrait on the $1 bill – you'll soon be able to find out while doing a good deed.
On November 19, for just NIS 1,400 ($365), you'll be able to participate in the annual gala event organized by the Friends of the Israel Museum organization. All proceeds will be dedicated to educational activities for youth and adults at the museum.
As part of the event, Israeli officials and public figures – including Osem Chairman Dan Propper, Prof. Anita Shapira, journalist Dana Weiss and Israel Museum director James Snyder – will lead guided tours of the museum's halls and reveal their personal outlook on art in general and on specific works in particular.
In addition, guests will enjoy a show by Sharon Eyal (formerly of the Batsheva Dance Company) and Gai Behar's new dance group, prepared especially for the event.
In the culinary area, a unique market buffet will introduce a variety of Jerusalem food traditions to the friends of the museum. The meal will comprise of the best dishes offered by restaurants at the Mahane Yehuda Market and will be based on fresh ingredients from the Jerusalem vicinity.
Many businesspeople have already expressed an interest in the gala event, and not necessarily for themselves. Willi Food CEO Zvi Williger, real estate agent Yair Bushari, publicists Tuzki and Yigal Galai and many others who asked to remain anonymous, have bought dozens of tickets to the event and donated them to art and design students, who they believe should also be exposed to such cultural events.