Hebrew Language and Arts Week

Events

My Great (and Short), Great-Grandfather Eliezer Ben Yehuda, and the Revival of the Hebrew Language

October 15, 2018

10 - 10:50 a.m.
Lown 201

Lecture by Gil Hovav, a leading culinary journalist and TV personality who comes from one of the most respected families in the Jewish world. Gil Hovav is the great grandson of Eliezer Ben Yehuda who was the driving spirit behind the revival of the Hebrew language in the modern era. (In English)

 

Lecture: Wartime Cooking in Jerusalem (In Hebrew)

October 15, 2018

12 - 12:50 p.m.
Lown 201

Lecture by Gil Hovav (see above).

Lecture: Jewish and Arab Women's Perception of the "Other"

October 15, 2018

2 - 3:20 p.m.
ASAC 209

Lecture by Randa Abbas, PhD, a Druze Israeli woman who lives in Nahariya in the north of Israel. Dr. Abbas is the Academic Dean of the Arab Academic College in Haifa, and a lecturer in the Education Department at Western Galilee College in Akko, Israel.  (In Hebrew)

Hebrew Music Jam

October 16, 2018

6:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Chum's Coffeehouse with light refreshments and Kosher pizza

Hosted by Tami Machnai, singer, pianist, composer. She specializes in contemporary interpretations and traditional performances of Middle Eastern, Israeli and Jewish folk music. Bring your instrument and play music. (In Hebrew and English)

One-Woman Play: Conflict Zone

October 16, 2018

7:45 - 9:15 p.m.
Note:  Location changed to Chum's Coffeehouse
Play is 50 minutes (in English)
Q&A is 40 minutes (in Hebrew)

Leahy Ardon is a musician, actress, playwright, and theatrical director. She will present a one-woman play exploring the connection between internal (mental health) and external war.

Lecture: Current trends and tendencies in Israeli popular music

October 17, 2018

10 - 10:50 a.m.
Lown 201

Singer, song-writer Tami Machnai discusses Israeli popular music. (In Hebrew and English)

Lecture: Of Lutes and Tablas

October 17, 2018

12 - 12:50 p.m.
Lown 201

Tami Machnai, singer, song-writer discusses Jewish and Islamic musical intersections through history. (In  Hebrew)

Hebrew Lunch Table--Meet the Artist

October 17, 2018

1 - 1:50 p.m.
Sherman Cafeteria

Tami Machnai hosts a Hebrew-speaking table at lunch.

Lecture: Challenges in translating Israeli music

October 17, 2018

2 - 3:20 p.m.
ASAC 209

Tami Machnai discusses Israeli music. (In Hebrew)

Poetry Reading Workshop

October 18, 2018

10 - 10:50 a.m.
Lown 201

Meir Dadon, an Israeli high-tech professional and a poet. His publications include: I was close/I was far (2009), Short about love (2010), Dark chocolate (2015), The House Shivered in the Shade (2018).  He will conduct a poetry reading workshop. (In Hebrew)

Poetry Writing Workshop

October 18, 2018

11 - 11:50 a.m.
Lown 201

Meir Dadon, an Israeli high-tech professional and a poet. His publications include: I was close/I was far (2009), Short about love (2010), Dark chocolate (2015), The House Shivered in the Shade (2018).  He will conduct a poetry writing workshop. (In Hebrew)

Slide Show--Painting & Poetry

October 18, 2018

12 - 12:50 p.m.
Lown 201

Meir Dadon presents a slideshow, The Interpretation of Painting and Poetry. (in Hebrew)

Hebrew Lunch Table--Meet the Artist

October 18, 2018

1 - 1:50 p.m.
Sherman Cafeteria

Meir Dadon hosts a Hebrew-speaking table at lunch.  (In Hebrew)