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Chava Alberstein is a Actor and Sound Israelienne born on 8 december 1947 at Szczecin (Pologne)

Chava Alberstein

Chava Alberstein
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Nationality Israel
Birth 8 december 1947 (73 years) at Szczecin (Pologne)

Chava Alberstein (Hebrew: חוה אלברשטיין‎, born December 8, 1947, in Szczecin, Poland) is an Israeli singer, lyricist, composer, and musical arranger.


Chava Alberstein, born in Szczecin, Poland, moved to Israel with her family in 1950. She grew up in Kiryat Haim.

In 1964, when she was 17, she was invited to appear at the Hammam Nightclub in Jaffa. She sang four songs accompanied by herself on guitar and her brother Alex on the clarinet. The program was broadcast live on the radio. After a guest appearance on Moadon Hazemer, recorded on Kibbutz Beit Alfa, she signed a recording contract with CBS. Early in her career, she appeared at the Amami Cinema in Haifa's Neve Sha'anan neighborhood. Haaretz columnist Neri Livneh describes her as "a little slip of a thing in a blue youth movement shirt, her face covered by huge glasses".

Alberstein was drafted into the Israel Defense Forces in 1965, and became one of many Israeli artists to rise to stardom by entertaining the troops.

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Filmography of Chava Alberstein (4 films)

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No Names on the Doors, 1h24
Directed by Nadav Levitan
Origin Israel
Genres Drama
Themes Films about religion, Films about Jews and Judaism
Actors Chava Alberstein, Mosko Alkalai, Assi Dayan (אסי דיין), Dan Wolman
Roles Adina
Rating68% 3.404433.404433.404433.404433.40443
The film is set on a modern kibbutz as the spectre of an Arab invasion lurks in the background and financial pressures are breaking down traditional communal values. A series of fragile, interwoven stories mirror this disintegration of collective ideals: a longstanding friendship between two 40-year-old bachelors (Danni Bassan and Meir Swissa) ends tragically when one decides to get married; a bereaved father is embarrassed to find himself attracted to his dead son's girlfriend (Dorit Lev-Ari); and a mother (Chava Alberstein) perpetuates the memory of her dead son by tending to his room as a memorial. At the same time, an elderly man (Mosko Alkalai) discovers a new, more loving relationship with his intellectually-disabled adult son (Avi Pnini).
An Intimate Story, 1h27
Directed by Nadav Levitan
Origin Israel
Themes Films about religion, Films about Jews and Judaism
Actors Chava Alberstein
Roles Leah Gootman

The film follows a married couple, Leah (Chava Alberstein) and Ya'akov (Alexander Peleg), who live on a kibbutz in the 1970s. Over a period of ten years, all of their attempts to conceive a child have been unsuccessful and their marriage begins to disintegrate as each suffers silently and blames the other. Their difficulties are compounded – and the damaging effects of the lack of privacy in an insular communal environment underscored – when their inability to conceive becomes a matter of public knowledge and gossip among the kibbutz members.


Foreign Letters, 1h40
Origin Israel
Genres Drama, Comedy
Themes Films about religion, Films about Jews and Judaism
Rating68% 3.425113.425113.425113.425113.42511
Ellie (Noa Rotstein) has come to the United States from Israel with her father, mother, and little brother in 1982. After her uncle was killed by friendly fire during the 1982 Lebanon War, her parents decided to leave the country in protest. Feeling homesick, Ellie keeps in touch with her best friend in Israel telling her about their new television and shopping in thrift stores. But as time goes on, she gets more and more frustrated about not knowing English.
Stalin's Disciples, 1h35
Directed by Nadav Levitan
Origin Israel
Themes Films about religion, Films about Jews and Judaism
Rating69% 3.479543.479543.479543.479543.47954
The death of Joseph Stalin in the 1950s leads to an ideological crisis on a kibbutz that identifies with communist principles. The blind faith of three elderly shoemakers, who previously abused a young boy daring to criticize Stalin, begins to disintegrate when they learn of the Soviet leader's crimes and the manifest antisemitism on display at the Prague Trials.