Public Events

Wednesday, September 9th

MEET ME IN THE MARKET: LIVE STREAM DANCE PERFORMANCE FROM MAHANE YEHUDA MARKET, JERUSALEM

10:55 AM – 12 PM | LIVE Stream| Share on Facebook

In 1962, on Valentine’s Day, Jackie Kennedy (Ori Lenkinski) invited the world, via camera lens, into the White House for a tour. At that moment, she established a new image for women; refined yet powerful, fabulous yet humble, famous yet completely unknown. Nearly sixty years later, she invites you on an unusual, presidential night out in the Mahane Yehuda market, a site which is, like her, rich in history, secrets and life.
 
Join the Berkeley Institute as we travel (virtually) to Jerusalem for an exclusive show, as part c.a.t.a.m.o.n. Dance Grooup’s ‘From Jaffa to Agripas’ Festival. We will be guided through the show by c.a.t.a.m.o.n. founder and choreographer Elad Schechter.
 
About c.a.t.a.m.o.n Dance Group:
c.a.t.a.m.o.n. is a cultural organization based in Jerusalem. The group’s shows are based on and encourage diverse intercultural collaborations and creating intense body-to-place experience. This leaves a movement and conceptual imprint in the Jerusalem physical and nonphysical sphere, that can be dragged around the world.
Wednesday, September 16th

ISRAEL AND THE GREAT POWERS: THE CASE OF CHINA

Israel Institute Visiting Professor Ehud Eiran (Haifa University) joins Professor Ron Hassner, the Helen Diller Family Chair in Israel Studies, for a conversation exploring Israel’s new alliance with China and what this might mean for geopolitics as we know it. This is the first in a series of talks examining Israel’s relationships with global powers.

 
Wednesday, October 21st

LUNCH TALK: “WAS THE BIBLICAL JOSEPH ON THE SPECTRUM?”

Samuel J. Levine, Director, Jewish Law Institute; Professor of Law Touro Law Center

Stephen Rosenbaum , Berkeley Law Lecturer and Disability Studies Scholar and Advocate will serve as discussant.

The biblical Joseph’s behaviors, interpersonal relationships, and personal development are often difficult to understand, and at times seem to defy explanation. Professor Samuel J. Levine’s book, Was Yosef on the Spectrum? (Urim Publications, 2019), offers a coherent and cohesive reading of the well-known Hebrew Bible story, presenting a portrait of Yosef (Joseph) as an individual on the autism spectrum. Viewed through this lens, Yosef emerges as a more familiar and less enigmatic individual, exhibiting both strengths and weaknesses commonly associated with autism spectrum disorder.

Wednesday, November 18th

DIASPORA-ISRAEL RELATIONS AND THE U.S. PRESIDENTIAL ELECTIONS: A CONVERSATION WITH DAVID HOROVITZ, FOUNDING EDITOR OF THE TIMES OF ISRAEL

David Horovitz joins us as the Morton and Amy Friedkin Scholar-in-Residence. In conversation with Sue Fishkoff, he will reflect on the potential ramifications of the U.S. presidential elections on diaspora-Israel relations and U.S.-Israel bilateral relations. He will also address other hot topics in the media as well as the role of the Times of Israel, as an English language newspaper, in covering the news in Israel.

 
To view the full recording of the event via Facebook, click here.
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