JERUSALEM, ISRAEL – At the upcoming three-day session, starting Sunday, February 17th, Masa participants will be able to meet and learn from actress Irit Sheleg of the Cameri Theater; performer and composer, Shlomi Saban; authors Eshkol Nevo, representatives of the Vertigo contemporary dance company; Israeli “Idol” television singing contest winner, Harel Skat, and others.
Sheleg, who adopted an Orthodox lifestyle, will hold a film screening  dealing with Orthodox culture, with a master class set for after the film.
Shaban, a classically-trained pianist who has performed extensively with the Israel Philharmonic, decided to break with that career path and enter the popular music world as a singer, songwriter and composer .
Jerusalem-born Nevo is the grandchild of Levi Eshkol, a former prime minister and pre-state Jewish Agency treasurer. His novel "Noyland" nominee for the 2011 Sapir Prize for Literature .
Nevo, who spent his childhood years in both Israel and Detroit, Michigan, studied creative writing with author Yael Hedaya, studied literature at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, and has participated in workshops with authors Amos Oz, Haim Be'er, Nurit Zarchi and Uri Bernstein.|
The Jerusalem-based Vertigo Dance Company has won an immense number of awards, and is celebrating  its 20th anniversary.
Register for the sessions via the Masa website: http://twitter.com/MasaIsrael/status/300332736302952448/photo/1 Attendees will have a rare opportunity to to meet with a bevy of Israel's top talents