About us


Maataf is a non-profit organization. It is public fellowship recognized and assisted by government ministry of Israel: Ministry of Science, Culture and Sport.

 

Mr. Yosef Ben Israel founded the fellowship in 1985.

 

Mr. Zion Shlomi the former Director of Maataf.

 

Mr. Zion Shlomi is also the Director of FIDAF European Section.

 

The Aims of the Fellowship:

 

1. Preservation, Cultivation and Encouragement of different Israeli ethnic customs

    and folklore.

 

2. Propagating Israeli folklore throughout the world.

 

3. Engendering fraternity among various nations by means of culture.

 

4. Bringing world folklore to Israel's cities, towns and settlements.

 

The functions of the Fellowship:

 

1. The International Folklore Festival.

 

2. Cultural Exchanges - dispatching of Israeli ensembles to represent the State of

    Israel in functions and festivals around the world. 

 

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