19 November 2003

Noa at the FAO Telefood TV Show in Spain (Spain)

A major five-hour broadcast event aired live worldwide by the Spanish television group RTVE on 19 November to raise funds on behalf of TeleFood and broaden public awareness about global hunger was an overwhelming success.

Over 8 000 people called in credit card donations totalling 585 00 euros during this year's RTVE "TeleFood Gala," and that figure will rise as contributions made by wire transfer are also tallied.

The gala – the seventh such broadcast sponsored by RTVE since TeleFood's launch in 1997 -- featured performances by a number of famed international musicians, including FAO goodwill ambassador Noa, Joan Manuel Serrat, Gloria Estefan, Miguel Bosé, Chenoa, Alex Ubago, La Oreja de Van Gogh and Atomic Kitten.

TV personalities Inés Ballester, José Ribagorda, Miguel Ángel Tobías and María San Juan hosted the show, and Spain's Minister of Agriculture, Miguel Arias Cañete, and FAO Deputy Director-General David Harcharik also participated.

Donations were handled by Spain's Banesto and Fundación Telefónica, the gala's two main cosponsors. Those still interested in making donations can do so up to 24 November by calling Fundación Telefónica (tel. +34 9 0210 0318) or making a direct money transfer to Banesto (acct. no. FAO 7270).

Through events such as the RTVE gala, TeleFood harnesses the talent of international celebrities in order to help the world's neediest communities help themselves. Donations are directly invested in small, self-sustaining agriculture, livestock and fisheries projects that help poor families in food-insecure regions produce more to eat.

FAO and partners like RTVE, Fundación Telefónica and Banesto have teamed up with hundreds of concerned international celebrities under the TeleFood banner since 1997 to reduce world hunger.

17 November 2003

Noa's concert in Jerusalem (Israel)

Noa's concert at the Jerusalem International Convention Center, Israel. At the 72nd UJC General Assembly's opening ceremony

GA Delegates See the Israel Beyond the Headlines. By Israel21c Staff November 17, 2003

Delegates from 156 federations and some 400 independent communities are taking part in the GA.

Over 4,000 North Americans are seeing a different side of Israel this week than they are used to viewing on their television screens. As delegates to the 72nd General Assembly of the United Jewish Communities, the 4,300 visitors are converging for 4 days to bond with their 2000 Israeli counterparts, to discuss issues related to the Jewish world, and to learn about Israeli society in all its facets including volunteerism, philanthropy, women's issues, absorption, hi-tech, biotech, museums, and kibbutzim.

Over 6,000 people filled the Jerusalem International Convention Center Sunday night for the gala opening of the GA. Following a moment of silence in memory of the victims of Saturday's Istanbul synagogue bombings, Israeli musical icons Achinoam Nini and David Broza performed and President Moshe Katsav and Prime Minister Ariel Sharon addressed the crowd.

Delegates from 156 federations and some 400 independent communities are taking part in the assembly. Representatives of dozens of organizations, institutions and movements will also be attending the GA, vying for the delegates' attention.

9 November 2003

Noa's concert in Catania (Sicilia, Italy)

This post is dedicated to Mariangela & Maurizio with endless love.

Noa's concert in Catania with the Solis String Quartet (Sicily, Italy) Nov 9th

1 November 2003

Noa's concert in Miami (USA)

Noa's concert in Miami at Alper JCC, Florida, USA. November 1st.

Noa's concert in Miami (USA) Date: Saturday, November 1, 2003
Noa performs at the opening of the Noreen Gordon and Steven Sablotsky Cultural Arts Bld.
The event starts at 8 am and ends at 10 am
Location: Dave & Mary Alper Jewish Community Center (JCC)
11155 SW 112th Avenue
Miami FL 33176
Phone Number: #05-271-9000x268
Contact: (Marcy Levitt)