In the News


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
March 12, 2019 -

Leading Israeli composer Aviya Kopelman, the Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra composer-in-residence since 2013, will teach at University of California Berkeley during the 2019 spring semester, thanks to the Visiting Israeli Artists Program. “The Israel Institute is thrilled to have one of Israel’s leading composers-in-residence with us this year. Aviya is a ground-breaking artist of distinction, a woman who has reached unparalleled achievement in her field, and a generous teacher,” says Flo Low, Associate Director, Arts Programs, the Visiting Israeli Artists Program.

Arutz Sheva
Article - Arts & Culture
March 7, 2019 -

Author Gad Yair is an Israel Institute visiting researcher at M.I.T.'s Sloan School of Management and a faculty member at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

Scientific American
Article - Israel & The Middle East, Society, Economy, & Law
March 5, 2019 -

Ms. Rasooly—who is currently in residency at Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut, through the Israel Institute’s Visiting Israeli Artists Program—explained during an interview Saturday that she came to puppetry after being a classical pianist and classical singer from a very young age.
Interview - Arts & Culture
February 19, 2019 -

Choreographer Gil Kerer and dancer Alon Karniel are working in the school’s department of dance as part of the Israel Institute’s Visiting Artists Program, according to a news release from the Institute.

The Morning Journal
Article - Arts & Culture
February 15, 2019 -
Israeli screenwriter and filmmaker Ronit Weiss-Berkowitz will teach at San Diego State University during the spring 2019 semester, thanks to the Visiting Israeli Artists Program. Watch Ronit speak about her experience with KUSI News.
Kusi News
Interview, Video - Arts & Culture