Cultural Department

Cultural Affairs

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    Welcome to the Office of Cultural Affairs. The Office of Cultural Affairs at the Embassy of Israel is proud to present Israel’s vibrant culture and lifestyle to Singapore. Israel is a diverse society, with a culture rooted in a blend of traditions from around the world. 
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    Israel’s energetic and innovative artists specialize in a wide variety of areas from fashion to cuisine, and the performing, visual, literary and cinematic arts. Israeli artists continually push the boundaries of their art forms. They inspire self-reflective and communal examination and spark social change, while expressing the essence of the people and the land of Israel.

    We collaborate with the area’s numerous cultural and academic institutions to organize a vast array of events, such as concerts, plays, film screenings, exhibitions, literary programs and much more. Through these partnerships, we celebrate Israeli culture, encourage cultural dialogue, and foster a multifaceted understanding of contemporary Israeli society.



    Cultural Staff

     

    Mrs Michal Sarig-Kaduri

    Deputy Chief of Mission

    Cultural Attache

    Michal Sarig-Kaduri holds the position of Deputy Chief of Mission at the Embassy of Israel in Singapore where she heads the cultural and political department. Armed with a Master's degree with Honors in Government Law and Society from the Tel-Aviv University and LL.B with Honors, Michal is also equipped with a Bachelor of Arts with Sociology and Anthropology. Prior to joining the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) Israel, Michal spent several years as a Legal assistant Michal and being an active member of the Editorial Board of “Law Review” Legal Journal in Israel She was also assigned to the Department for combating Antisemitism in the MFA - a member of the organizing committee of the Global Forum for Combating Antisemitism. During her time in Tel Aviv University, Michal was a Member of the Refugee Rights Legal Clinic and served as a Research assistant as Part of research sponsored by MINERVA- Center for Human Rights - research focused on Sudanese Refugees in Israel.

     
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    Ms Magdelene Ng

    Cultural Officer
     
    Magdelene is the Cultural officer at the Embassy, promoting the exchange of cultural relations between Singapore and Israel.  Creative and passionate about arts, she is equipped with a strong grasp of knowledge in event planning and programming. Her portfolio includes brainstorming and implementing cultural events - liaising with local festivals and Israeli artists, directors, films, performers and writers traveling from across the globe to our lovely island for events - that include film showcases, talks, exhibitions, workshops & performances. She reports to Deputy Chief of Mission Mrs Michal Sarig Kaduri and works hand in hand with the Press Officer.
    Prior to joining the Embassy, Magdelene spent some years working in the arts sector, including a 1.5 year stint at the Asian Civilisations Museum where she was a Programmes Officer.
    Magdelene holds a Bachelor of Arts (1st Class Honours) in Arts Management from LASALLE College of the Arts as well as a Diploma in Tourism Management from Temasek Polytechnic.
    In her leisure time, Magdelene pursues her other interests which include traveling, photography, theatre, volunteering, touch rugby and yoga.
     
     
     
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