In the News


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
February 9, 2019 -

During the spring semester, Shadur is teaching in Indiana University’s department of theater and contemporary dance. Based in Tel Aviv, she came to Bloomington as part of the Visiting Israeli Artists Program, which brings artists from various disciplines to North America for residencies.

The Hoosier Times
Article - Arts & Culture
January 22, 2019 -

Israel Institute Visiting Artist Yael Rasooly (Spring 2019, Trinity College, Hartford) joins Chicago International Puppet Theater Festival founder Blair Thomas for a WBEZ 91.5 Chicago radio interview on puppetry and the international festival.

WBEZ Chicago
Interview, Radio/Podcast - Arts & Culture
January 22, 2019 -

"And then, at the Chopin Theatre, there was “Paper Cut,” ingeniously imagined and exuberantly performed by Yael Rasooly, the multi-talented Israeli actress, comedienne, singer and cut-paper artist possessed of a phenomenal talent for capturing male and female voices and a slew of accents."

WTTW Chicago
Article - Arts & Culture
January 17, 2019 -

In “Paper Cut,” from Israeli theater artist Yael Rasooly, at the Chopin Theatre Jan. 18-20, a secretary (Rasooly) falls after-hours into a Hollywood daydream, which Rasooly brings to life through the clever manipulation of old stills of movie stars, using masks and paper dolls and tear-away sheets to create a Hitchcockian suspense tale (with a little “Gaslight” tossed in).

The Chicago Tribune
Article, Event - Arts & Culture
December 20, 2018 -

On Thursday, December 6, Professor Yitzhak Reiter's class on "Jerusalem in Regional Politics" culminated with a class simulation of the Israel-Palestine conflict. According to Dr. Reiter, "The simulation was a training tool for engaging the students in 'real politics,' understanding the complexity of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, and focusing on the special topic of Jerusalem as a city holy to the world’s three largest monotheistic religions and as a rallying point for opposing groups in the Middle East."

News from Emory College of Arts and Sciences
Article - Conflict Resolution, Israel & The Middle East, Politics & International Relations
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