Monthly Events

The ITA organizes ongoing meetings, workshops, courses and other events both for members and nonmembers in the areas of translation, editing, and other related fields. It offers its members the opportunity to enhance their expertise and knowledge and keep up-to-date with translation-related topics and fast-growing technology. Additionally, these events are a great opportunity to meet other translators and editors, exchange views and ideas and create and develop work connections.



Welcome to Esperanto

Welcome to Esperanto – photo by Uri Bruck

Bonvenon al Esperantujo!

Welcome to Esperanto!

We are pleased to announce that the next event to be held by the Israel Translators Association will take place in Tel-Aviv.

When: Sunday, October 28, 2018, at 17:00 21:00 hrs.

Where: Leonardo Beach (formerly Basel) Hotel, 156 HaYarkon St. (opposite Atarim Square), Tel-Aviv
Waze identifies this location, at:


Introduction to Esperanto (in Hebrew)

Esperanto was formulated about 130 years ago by Eliezer Zamenhof with the intent that it would serve as an international communication language. In the first part we shall hear about the current status of this language, what can be done with it, and how it became the most successful planned language (will be explained in lecture), with millions of speakers throughout the world. Among others, we shall see several examples of literary masterpieces translated into Esperanto, such as the Bible, Lord of the Rings, and Amos Oz.


And in addition: Tali Wandel, Amri Wandel’s daughter (see below), will speak, in her own words:


Growing up within the Israeli and international Esperanto community as an extended family, and how this has shaped my perceptions.

A language is also a form of thought process, and how Esperanto influenced my own thought process.

My profession is the art of eurithmy, which applies to languages and translation in several aspects: Eurithmy is speech and music made visible. Eurithmy differs for different languages by blending with the specific sound and accent of the specific language. Being a holistic practice, it also expresses the origin of a language and its influence on its speakers. Currently my main occupation is the application of eurithmy to Esperanto.

The second sesion will be a brief workshop in Esperanto. We shall see the properties that enable the acquisition of the language in relatively few lessons, up to ten times faster than learning any natural ethnic tongue. We shall conclude with a short self test that will illustrate this point.



Amri Wandel is a Professor of Physics at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and is an internationally acclaimed researcher in the fields of black holes, planets, and astrobiology. For the past 45 years he has been active in the Esperanto movement, both in Israel and internationally. Among others, he chairs the Israeli Esperanto Association ( and is a member of the International Esperanto Language Academy ( He is a prolific publisher and translator into Esperanto, mainly of scientific articles and science books for children, some of which have received prizes from international Esperanto organizations.


Tali Wandel, Amri Wandel’s daughter, applies the art of eurithmy to Esperanto, as expounded above in the lecture’s content.



17:00–18:00: Registration

18:00-19:10: Introduction to Esperanto

19:10-20:00: Dinner

20:00-20:50: Brief workshop in Esperanto



ITA members: 90 NIS

Nonmembers: 130 NIS



Please enter the registration form via the following link:.

After filling in the required fields (in Hebrew) and clicking “Send”, the appropriate links for paying the ITA member fee (90 NIS) or nonmember fee (130 NIS) will appear.

Receipts for payment will be emailed at a later date.


Please Note:

  • There is no need for you to open a personal Paypal account. Just enter this form or pay via the “Credit Card” link that appears below the fields for paying via Paypal. After filling all credit card details and other requested detailed, check the accept Paypal terms box, and then click “Send”.

  • You may cancel your registration and get a refund up to October 23. Later cancellation or not turning up at the event will not qualify for a refund.

  • Should you wish to register another person besides yourself, please reenter the registration form, fill in the other person’s details, and pay again for him or her. Currently we do not have an option for making a single payment for several people.

  • At the top of the registration form you have the link for renewing your annual ITA membership, or registering as a new member.


Getting to the the place and parking:


By car: Waze recognizes the place.
There are two paid parking lots on each side of the hotel.
Inside the hotel itself there are two paid parking spaces for vehicles for the handicapped, at a cost of 50 NIS.
Only if it is essential for you to park there, mention it in the Comments field of the registration form.

There is additional paid parking on Atarim Square, opposite the hotel.


Buses: From the New Central Bus Station – No. 4. Frequency: every few minutes. Get off at corner of Ben-Yehuda and Ben-Gurion. Walk a few minutes along Ben-Gurion Blvd. westwards to Ha’Yarkon St., and turn left to the Leonardo Beach Hotel.

From the Merkaz (Arlozorov) Train Station – No. 10. Frequency: every 15 minutes. Get off at corner of Ben-Yehuda and Ben-Gurion, and walk as above. (Can also take the more frequent No. 5, and get off at corner of Dizengoff and Ben-Gurion. Slightly longer walk).

Hope to see you there!

The ITA Committee