Hillel at FIU presents
Israel WEek 2021
Tikkun Olam Makers
Monday April 12th @1:30pm EST
Tikkun Olam Makers is a global movement of communities that creates and disseminates affordable solutions to neglected challenges of people living with disabilities, the elderly and the poor. In this interactive workshop, participants will hear from TOM representative, Roy Goldenberg, while they create Dice Boxes which help people who lack fine motor skills play dice-based games. Supplies will be provided for all attendees.
In partnership with TOM: FIU community, The FIU College of Engineering and Computing, College of Communication, Architecture + The Arts, FIU Miami Beach Urban Studios, FIU’s College of Engineering and Computing, FIU's Department of Architecture
Politics & Feminism in Israel
Monday April 12th @ 2:30pm EST
A conversation with political correspondent, Tal Schneider, about women’s representation, the #Metoo movement, Israel’s women leaders on the 24th Knesset (in a political scene dominated by past military Generals), and gender issues in Israel’s political policy.
In partnership with the Steven J. Green School of International & Public Affairs
Global Art with Shai Baitel
Monday April 12th @ 6:30pm EST
Israeli Shai Baitel, current Artistic Director of the Modern Art Museum in Shanghai, sits down with CARTA Dean, Brian Schriner for a chat about the blossoming Israeli Art Scene, and Israel's impact on the global art scene. Born in Israel, Baitel co-founded Mana Contemporary, a cultural centre in New Jersey with affiliate centers in Miami and Chicago. He has consulted for the Whitney Museum of American Art and the Herzliya Museum of Contemporary Art, among other institutions. Shai will also give participants an inside scoop on his upcoming Bob Dylan exhibition at Frost Art Museum FIU—which opens at the end of November.
This event is in partnership with the College of Communication, Architecture + The Arts, Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum FIU
Post-Covid Strategy in the Hospitality Business
Tuesday April 13th @ 10:00am EST
Although the effects of COVID-19 have been felt around the world, different countries have dealt with the health crisis differently. This American and Israeli panel will compare and contrast our two approaches to the crisis and discuss what Americans can learn from their Israeli counterparts, the effects of the year-long quarantine on the tourism and hospitality industry, and what the industry looks like moving forward.
In partnership with the Chaplin School of Hospitality & Tourism Management
Yom Hazikaron Ceremony
Tuesday April 13th @ 12:45pm EST
Yom Hazikaron is the Israeli Memorial Day for fallen soldiers and victims of terror attacks. We will gather together to hear the siren traditionally heard throughout Israel on this day. Following the sounding of the siren, we will discuss the shared experience of life in the military and loss in Israel.
National Response to COVID-19 in Israel
Wednesday April 14th @ 10:00am EST
A conversation with Dr. Aileen Marty and the Deputy Consul General at the Israeli Consulate in Miami, Kasa Bainesai Harbor. Our panelists will discuss how the medical field in Israel has faced the challenges of COVID-19, covering everything from the initial spread of the disease to vaccine distribution.
In partnership with the Robert Stempel College of Public Health and Social Work, Nicole Wertheim College of Nursing & Health Sciences, Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine
What is the Color of Your Soul? (Hamsa Painting)
Wednesday April 14th @ 6:00 pm EST
Join us for a Hamsa painting workshop with Nerissa Balland, a visual artist, creative coach, and two-time cancer survivor. She is a visual storyteller who uses spiritual symbols and ancient text to communicate universal themes about self-love, acceptance, and personal identity.
Commercial Real Estate in Israel
Thursday April 15th @ 10:00am EST
As the prices of real estate rise globally, CFO of the Gazit Globe Group, Adi Jemini, joins us for a talk about the global real estate market, the differences between working in Israel and the US, and the growth of Gazit Globe in 2021 and beyond.
In partnership with The FIU College of Business, Hollo School of Real Estate
The Dead Sea Revival Project
Thursday April 15th @ 6:00 pm EST
The Dead Sea Revival Project was founded in 2016 by Noam Bedein, an Israeli photojournalist. Noam is an international speaker and environmental visual arts activist and has been recognized by CNN/VR, National Geographic and NASA for his Dead Sea educational and activism work. In this session Noam will discuss his work on the Dead Sea Revival Project and how to get more involved with environmental activism.