Hebrew Language and Arts Week

2021 Event Schedule

Arnon Shorr: The Process of Adapting Film from the Screen to the Page

October 27, 2021

In Hebrew and EnglishArnon Shorr

10 - 10:50 am and 12 - 12:50 pm

ASAC 209

Arnon Shorr, a Brandeis alum, is a writer/director of character-driven adventures and thrillers. In 2017, Arnon made a short film about Jewish pirates “the Pirate Captain Toledano” that has since been adapted as a graphic novel (due in bookstores May 2022). 

Topic: The Process of Adapting Film from the Screen to the Page

Iddo Gefen: Why do our Brains Love Stories?

October 27, 2021

In HebrewIddo Gefen

2 - 2:50 pm and 4 - 4:50 pm

ASAC 209

Iddo Gefen is an Israeli born writer. His first book, Jerusalem’s Beach, was published in the summer of 2017 to resounding reviews. Iddo works in neurocognitive research exploring how storytelling can improve our understanding of the human mind. 

Topic: Why do our Brains Love Stories? --בירושלים ים חוף יש אם: נושא

Noa Barankin: The Rhythm Connection

October 28, 2021

In HebrewNoa Barankin

10 - 10:50 am and 12 - 12:50 pm

Shapiro Multipurpose Room

Noa Barankin is an Israeli performing artist.She created "DrumatiX", a rhythm based dance company where participants explore making different rhythms and beats through percussion. Noa is an Assistant Professor of Tap Dance at the Boston Conservatory at Berklee.

Topic: The Rhythm Connection" - "הקצב קשר"

Ilan Barniv ~ Bonapita: Israeli Food Culture in the U.S

October 28th and November 1st

Ilan Barniv-Bonapita

Thursday, October 28th at  2 - 2:50 pm in Hebrew
Monday, November 1st at 10 - 10:50 am in Hebrew and English

ASAC 209

Ilan Barniv  ~  Bonapita - Born in Jerusalem to a family of bakers, Ilan brings 25 years of culinary experience and business acumen to BONAPITA, a restaurant that focuses on fresh ingredients, producing clean food with no preservatives or additives with locations in Boston and West Roxbury.

Topic: Israeli Food Culture in the U.S

Ohad Zeltzer Zubida: Life in Translation: An Exercise of Associations

November 1, 2021


Ohad Zeltzer Zubida12 - 12:50 pm in Hebrew and English
4 - 4:50 pm in Hebrew

ASAC 209

Ohad Zeltzer Zubida is an Israeli born writer. He is a regular contributor of book reviews to Haaretz Books, has written original essays on cinema, criticism, interpretation, and identity. Co-host of The Promised Podcast on Israeli politics, society, and culture, and translation. 

Topic: Life in Translation: An Exercise of Associations באסוציאציות תרגיל: בתרגום חיים 

Michal Ben-Josef Hirsch: Politics and Conflict Narratives

November 1, 2021

In HebrewMichal Ben-Josef Hirsch

2 - 2:50 pm

ASAC 209

Michal Ben-Josef Hirsch is a professor in politics at Brandeis. Her research includes international relations theory with a focus on the role of norms and ideas, transitional and historical justice and the contested narrative of the conflict in Israel/Palestine. 

Topic: Politics and Conflict Narratives