Jerusalem Academy of Music & Dance

Here's a peek into the collaboration between The Jerusalem Academy Of Music And Dance and University of Georgia's Grady College in Athens, GA.

Adventure Narrative 
Jaime Conlan

On her 2019 trip, Jaime Conlan experienced something she never could have imagined. See through her eyes as she combines photos and writing to document the emotions and overall experience of the backStory trip to Israel.

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A Foxes Moon

We are thrilled to share A Foxes Moon, a compelling film by Yossi Medved, the School of Audio & Visual Arts at Sapir Academic College, which was featured in our most recent On the Cusp: Part 2!  Enjoy!


We were delighted to partner with the Bender JCC of Greater Washington to host an online screening Israeli student films. It was the North American premiere of one of them Reflections, written and directed by Yael Bibelnik, with score by Sapir Matityahu, and you can watch it here!

Rimon School of Music
SPring 2016 video

While on their trip in Israel, the backStorygroup participants had a great time making a short documentary. The documentary gives a quick glimpse into the lives of some super talented musicians at Rimon School of Music.

Israeli Street Food
India International

During her trip with The backStorygroup, YouTuber India Persaud, created a video highlighting some of the amazing street-food she ate on her Spring 2019 trip.

round two collaboration

Composer Katy Jarzebowski of Los Angeles, who participated in the backStorygroup’s first trip, scored “Round Two”, the graduate film of Hagai Adorian from Ma’aleh School of Television. Katy and Hagai met when the backStorygroup visited Ma’aleh and ended up with this wonderful collaboration.

Touching the sky:
navigator Tamar Ariel
A web series

From Neta Ariel, head of the Ma'aleh School of Film and Television, a new web series about the extraordinary life of her niece, Tamar Ariel, the first Orthodox woman to graduate from the Israeli Air Force as a combat navigator. 

first Trip to Israel 
Summer 2015 video

On our first trip to Israel, we were delighted that the backStorygroup participants created a video that follows our journey through the country. It introduces a group of highly creative people, content producers, and composers.

Doreen Ringer-ROss 
Travel Diary

We are so thrilled that Doreen Ringer Ross, Vice President of Film, TV and Visual Media Relations at Broadcast Music Inc., wrote a Travel Diary of her adventures with The backStorygroup on our Summer 2017 trip.