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October 18, 2019 -

"Sophomore Yaim Steinberg said it was the first time any of the students had done post-dramatic work that excited them but also pushed them out of their comfort zones. After this experience, they feel better prepared for whatever comes next."

Jewish Journal
Article - Arts & Culture
October 6, 2019 -

In this episode, Israel Institute Teaching Fellow Jason Lustig interviews Dr. Shayna Weiss, associate director of the Schusterman Center for Israel Studies at Brandeis University, about Israeli television, the representation of ultra-Orthodox Jews in this medium, and why this matters when examining Israel in a global context.


Jewish History Matters is a podcast dedicated to exploring why Jewish history matters through in-depth discussions of new research and enduring debates about Jewish history and culture.

Jewish History Matters
Interview, Radio/Podcast - Arts & Culture, History & Religion
October 2, 2019 -

During the fall semester, the Emory Dance Program has had the honor of hosting Israeli guest artist Dafi Altabeb. So far this semester, she has held a creativity talk with Dance Program Director Lori Teague, while also teaching the Modern IV technique course and choreographing a piece for Emory Dance Company. Altabeb’s impressive career includes performances of her work in major international venues. She is a three-time recipient of the Israeli Ministry of Culture Excellence Award. Although Altabeb’s schedule is fairly busy, she took some time for an interview about her life as a choreographer.

Emory Dance
Blog - Arts & Culture
July 24, 2019 -

Students of top US universities like The Juilliard School, UCLA, and Emory University will be able to learn from leading Israeli artists in visual arts and dance in the upcoming academic year thanks to the eleventh Visiting Artists Program by the Israel Institute, a Tuesday press release said.

The Jerusalem Post
Article - Arts & Culture
April 25, 2019 -

"Eytan Gilboa, who is Director of the Center of International Communication at Bar-Ilan University in Israel and Visiting Israel Institute Professor at the Annenberg School for Communication, said that the mock press conference was highly successful as it allowed his students to "experience" both the complicated issues involved and the work diplomats and journalists pursue in international conflicts."

Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Pennsylvania
Article - Conflict Resolution, Israel & The Middle East, Politics & International Relations
April 8, 2019 -

Spring at Oberlin College means different things to different people, but for the dance students, it means being able to showcase a semester’s worth of hard work and dedication. This spring, there is the added bonus of performing the choreography and teachings of visiting teachers Gil Kerer and Alon Karniel at the Spring Back performance.

The Chronicle
Article - Arts & Culture
March 27, 2019 -

“I think for something so emotional and complicated, the only way to deal with this can be music,” she said. “If I have to talk about it, no way I would find any way out of it. Music, which is for me the natural way to deal with ideas and wide spectrum of emotions and complex things, is exactly the place where I can deal with all the subjects." - Aviya Kopelman, Israel Institute Visiting Artist

The Jewish News of Northern California
Interview - Arts & Culture
March 25, 2019 -

"The Israeli political realm is gearing up for elections, and some of the voices that dominate the public sphere are women, but not in the ways they have in the past. This year, the traditional roles of models, actresses and politicians seem both blurred and upended." -Dr. Tally Kritzman-Amir, Israel Institute Visiting Associate Professor in Harvard's Department of Sociology.

Fresh Ideas from HBI: The HBI Blog
Article - Gender & Women's Studies, Israel & The Middle East, Politics & International Relations