Past Events

Hebrew Language and Arts Festival

October 27, 2021

Every Fall we offer a series of talks and events with various interesting guests to present on a variety of topics. This program is sponsored by the Hebrew Program at Brandeis University and by The Consortium for the Teaching of Hebrew Language and Culture, with support from the Department of Near Eastern and Judaic Studies and the Schusterman Center for Israel Studies.

For more information on any of these programs, please email

Ibrahim Miari "In Between"

November 6, 2022

The Hebrew Program at Brandeis University welcomes writer and performer Ibrahim Miari "In Between" at the Wasserman Cinematheque (IBS)
Sunday, November 6, 2022 @ 6:45 PM
Performance in English, followed by Q&A

Renen Schorr, the Director of the Israeli classic "Late Summer Blues," is currently filming a new personal documentary called "Rabbi Heller Blues." The hero of the film is his grandfather, a decorated hero of the War of Independence in Safed. Schorr will share his thought process in making this family saga.

Hebrew's Revival: A Lecture Series

How to Revive a Dead Language in 100 Years

Join us for a four-part series that explores this unprecedented lingual miracle being broadcast live via Zoom and Facebook live.

January 5, 2021 at 1 p.m. EST
Gil Hovav
My Great Grandfather, the Prophet

January 14, 2021 at 6 p.m. EST
Ghil'ad Zuckermann
Do Israelis really speak Hebrew?

January 21, 2021 at 6 p.m. EST
Guy Sharett
Text and the City:  Learning Hebrew in the Street

February 1, 2021 at 1 p.m. EST
Thamar E. Gindin
Pajamas in Paradise - The Iranian Connection

The Hebrew language was practically dead for 2000 years. It was revived almost single-handedly by one man: Eliezer Ben Yehuda, one of the founding fathers of Zionism.

Join us for a four part series of virtual conversations and lectures to explore the unprecedented story of this lingual miracle, that continues evolving and reinventing itself to this day. This series will be broadcast live via Zoom (requires registration) and on our Facebook page, Israel in Boston (does not require registration).

This series is organized by the Consulate General of Israel to New England, and co-hosted by Brandeis University's Hebrew Program, The Schusterman Center for Israel Studies, The Jewish Studies Program at Colby College, Middlebury Language Schools, Hebrew College, and Northeastern University Hillel.

Israeli photographer Adi Nes, virtual presentation and discussion in Hebrew & English

November 16, 2020

Monday, November 16th at 2:00-3:20 pm

Adi Nes is an Israeli photographer. He is notable for the series “Soldiers” in which he mixes masculinity and homoerotic sexuality, depicting Israeli soldiers in a fragile way.

Nes creates cinematic images that reference war, sexuality, life, and death with the kind of stylized polish you might expect from a photographer whose images have appeared in the pages of Vogue Hommes. His partially autobiographical work is deliberate and staged in an attempt to raise questions about sexuality, masculinity and identity in Israeli culture. “The beginning point of my art is who I am," he says. "Since I’m a man and I’m an Israeli, I deal with issues of identitywith ‘Israeliness’ and masculinity, but my photographs are multi-layered.

In 2005, Nes was chosen as an outstanding artist of theprestigious Israel Cultural Excellence Foundation. Nes lives and works in Tel Aviv.

For more information or for the link to this program, please contact Naomi Kielar at

Hebrew Talk and Walk

November 14, 2020

Meet at 1 p.m. or 2:30 p.m. next to the Sherman Function Hall. Number of people is limited due to Covd-19. Fill out the Google form to register or email Roe Keshet at

Registration closes on Friday, November 13th. More details will be sent out to participants ahead of time.

The Hebrew Language and Arts Week will be held the week of October 19, 2020 and a final event occuring on November 15, 2020.

Each guest's event is being held via Zoom at day/time noted and requires a link to participate.  To get a link, email the name of the guest artist you wish to see to Naomi Kielar ( at least 1 day prior to the event.