In the News


November 28, 2018 -

2012-2013 Visiting Artist Sharon Ya'ari was named a 2018 Laureate of the Emet Prize, an annual prize given for excellence in academic and professional achievements that have far reaching influence and significant contribution to society. “The Emet Prize is awarded to Sharon Ya'ari for his in-depth work in the field of creative photography and his contribution to the promotion of excellence in teaching in the field, in which he is unsurpassed; and for his scholarly work in the field of photographic media, the corporeality of photos and the impact of time and place on photography in our culture.”

Emet Prize for Science, Art, and Culture
Award - Arts & Culture
November 20, 2018 -

The 2019 Chicago International Puppet Theater Festival will feature two works by Yael Rasooly (2018-2019 Visiting Artist at Trinity College), Paper Cut and Glamour in the Dark.

Chicago Tribune
Article - Arts & Culture
November 8, 2018 -

Moshe Zonder, 2018 Visiting Israeli Artist, recently spoke with the Asbury Park Press and the USA Today Network via email about "Fauda," teaching at Rutgers and how the film festival can combat hate and intolerance.

Asbury Park Press
Interview - Arts & Culture
November 8, 2018 -

Moshe Zonder, 2018 Visiting Israeli Artist, speaks with Rutgers Today about what it takes to write a compelling drama that makes viewers think deeply about real-world conflicts, and how those lessons benefit students of his course at the School of Arts and Sciences.

Rutgers Today
Interview - Arts & Culture
September 27, 2018 -

Moshe Zonder noticed it quickly: “My students are completely serious. They are writing. They are doing the assignments. All of them. It’s great teaching here.”

The Times of Israel
Article - Arts & Culture
September 19, 2018 -

This semester, Zonder is teaching “Screenwriting for Television” in the creative writing program in the School of Arts and Sciences at Rutgers University-New Brunswick.

Rutgers Today
Article - Arts & Culture
August 29, 2018 -

Moshe Zonder will teach “Screenwriting for Television” in the Creative Writing Program, as part of the Schusterman Visiting Israeli Artists Program.

Cleveland Jewish News
Article - Arts & Culture
June 7, 2018 -

The Center recently hosted its inaugural Undergraduate Scholars Conference in Israel Studies, which included 15 presentations on a wide range of Israel-focused topics from students from UCLA and several other California colleges and universities. Israel Institute support of two professors' courses at UCLA and UC Berkeley contributed to student's participation in the conference.

UCLA | Y&S Nazarian Center for Israel Studies
Article - Israel & The Middle East