2016 – 2017


Fall 2016


Thursday, September 8

Welcome Back Event

Meet and greet event for new students and faculty, introducing the Berkeley Institute

5:30 PM in the Warren Room, 295 Boalt Hall


Tuesday, September 27

First Screening: “The Band’s Visit”

Event for the Art and Film: Isreali Film Series

Directed by Eran Kolirin
Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life
2121 Allston Way, Berkeley, CA


Thursday, October 27

American Judaism 2016: From Theory to Practice and Back

A Robbins Collection Lecture on Jewish Law and Thought  

Arnold Eisen
Chancellor, Jewish Theological Seminary in New York

Bancroft Hotel, 2680 Bancroft Way


Tuesday, November 1

Second Screening “Gett: The Trial of Viviane Amsalem”

Event for the Art and Film: Israeli Film Series 

Directed by Eran Kolirin
Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life
2121 Allston Way, Berkeley, CA


Wednesday, November 16

Threats to Democracy in Israel

Public Lecture

Itzhak Galnoor, Herbert Samuel Professor of Political Science (emeritus)
Hebrew University of Jerusalem; Senior Fellow, The Van Leer Jerusalem Institute

5:30 PM Reception, 6 PM Lecture
Bancroft Hotel, 2680 Bancroft Way


Tuesday, November 29

Third Screening “Late Marriage”

Event for the Art and Film: Israeli Film Series 

Directed by Dover Koshashvili
Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life
2121 Allston Way, Berkeley, CA


Wednesday, November 30

Is Israel Stuck Forever with its Political Fault Lines? A Project to Reorient the Left-Right Chasm

Nissim Mizrahi and Eilon Schwartz, Moderated by Claude Fischer

Warren Room, 295 Boalt Hall


Spring 2017


Thursday, February 9

Poetry with Shlomi Hatuka

Shlomi Hatuka, Moderated by Ilana Szobel and Chana Kronfeld 
Barrows 254, UC Berkeley Campus


Monday, February 13

Film Screening: “On the Banks of the Tigris,” with Yair Dalal 
Moderated by Prof. Ben Brinner 

Event for the Art and Film: Israeli Film Series 

6 PM Reception, 6:30 Screening
Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life
2121 Allston Way, Berkeley, CA
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Thursday, February 22

Film Screening “A Borrowed Identity,” In Conversation with Sayed Kashua 

Directed by Eran Riklis
Warren Room
295 Boalt Hall, UC Berkeley School of Law


Monday, February 27

Film Screening “East Jerusalem/ West Jerusalem,” Performance and Conversation with David Broza and Ali Paris 

Directed by Dover Koshashvili
Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life
2121 Allston Way, Berkeley, CA


Tuesday, March 7

Till We Have Built Jerusalem

Public Lecture with Adina Hoffman

Warren Room
295 Boalt Hall, UC Berkeley School of Law


Tuesday, March 14

Film Screening “Wedding Doll” In Conversation with Filmmaker Nitzan Gilady

Directed by Dover Koshashvili
Warren Room
295 Boalt Hall, UC Berkeley School of Law