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06 يونيو
2017 Pre-Departure Orientation Day
حزيران 6, 2017 -
11:00 حتى 19:30
- Beit HaTfutsot Museum – Museum of the Jewish People




United States-Israel
Educational Foundation


Embassy of the
United States


Pre-Departure Orientation Day

JUNE 6, 2017



Beit HaTfutsot Museum (Museum of the Jewish People), 15 Klausner St., Ramat Aviv, Tel Aviv

Tel Aviv University Campus


Waze: בית התפוצות – מוזיאון העם היהודי


Event Schedule:






Free networking by geographical area starting as early as 8:00


Welcoming Remarks

Zeevi Auditorium


Dr. Anat Lapidot-Firilla, Executive Director, USIEF
Mr. Thomas Genton, Counselor for Press and Cultural Affairs, US Embassy

Breakaway session:


Cultural Adjustment (Singles, General)

Zeevi Auditorium


Dr. Neta Kligler-Vilenchik
Dr. Hadas Skaat

Mr. George Deek
Mr. Zaki Djemal
Moderation by USIEF


Cultural Adjustment (Couples, Families)

Classroom 6


Professor Sheizaf Rafaeli
Mr.Ido Sivan Sevilla

Ms. Anat Szendro
Mr. Oded Oz
Moderator: Dr. Dimona Yaniv

Breakaway session:


Academic Adjustment (Studies)

Zeevi Auditorium


Professor Hanna Salman
Dr. Brian Rosen
Moderator: Mr. E. William Murad, Director, American Center Jerusalem


Academic Adjustment (Research)

Classroom 6


Dr. Lea David
Dr. Amit Sitt

Dr. Yasha Vilenchik
Dr. Samah Haiek
Moderation by USIEF

Breakaway session:


Scienceabroad- your home away from home

Zeevi Auditorium


Ms. Sigal Kish - Program Manager, Science Abroad


Back to Israel: Academy

Classroom 6


Same panel as Academic Adjustment (Research)






Free networking by discipline


Back to Israel: Your Rights

Zeevi Auditorium


Talk by representatives of Ministry of Aliyah and Integration


Professional Adjustment

Zeevi Auditorium


Dr. Hadas Raanan Kiperwas
Mr. Nissan Dar

Adv. Michal Harris
Ms. Tali Aronsky
Moderation by USIEF


Healthcare in the U.S.

Zeevi Auditorium


Mr. Haim Ohayon, VP Strategic Relations, David Shield, International Medical Insurance


Visa Information Session

Zeevi Auditorium


Talk by representatives of Consular Section, U.S. Embassy


End of Event



.EducationUSA advisor, Mr. Ralph M. Amelan, will be present at the event to answer questions


Registration Information:

Register by email: ahuva@fulbright.org.il

Register by phone: 03-5213800 (Ahuva), Monday-Thursday 09:00 until 16:00, Friday 9:00 until 13:00

To register, please provide us the following details in English:

•    Name
•    Phone number

•    Email address
•    US institution + State
•    Degree
•    Field of study

Fee: 100 New Israeli Shekels per person. Cash only, to be paid at the registration.

New Fulbright grantees and their guests (1 guest per grantee) are exempt from payment.

26 أبريل
سينترال فولبرايت مجتمع الخريجين يلتقي غورين غوردون
نيسان 26, 2017 -
18:00 حتى 21:00
- كبسولة بناء، مدرسة بورتر للدراسات البيئية، جامعة تل أبيب

Alumni from Tel Aviv University and Central Israel met up with US Fulbrighters based at TAU/Central Israel. The program featured a presentation by Fulbright postdoc alumnus and Head of TAU's Curiosity Lab, Dr. Goren Gordon, "On Curiosity of Robots and Children," and a tour of Israel's greenest building, TAU's Capsule Building, at the Porter School of Environmental Studies with the school's Professional Director, Dr. Arie Nesher.


Machine learning in the service of education- Alumnus Dr. Goren Gordon, Head of TAU's Curiosity Lab, presents his robot "Howie," who has learned to be curious.


"On Curiosity of Robots & Children"- Alumnus Dr. Goren Gordon, Head of TAU's Curiosity Lab, delivers a truly unique lecture to alumni & US Fulbrighters.



Alumnus Dr. Goren Gordon (far left) Head of TAU's Curiosity Lab, with alumni, US Fulbrighters, Fulbright staff, and his two curious robots. 



What is curiosity? Alumnus Goren Gordon has an equation! 




Alumni & US Fulbrighters get an intro to the greenest building in Israel, TAU's Capsule Building, Porter School for Environmental Studies, with the school's Professional Director, Dr. Arie Nesher.



On the green roof of TAU's Capsule Building, Porter School for Environmental Studies, with the school's Professional Director, Dr. Arie Nesher, Alumni & US Fulbrighters.


Gray-water recycling, solar tube energy collection- Dr. Arie Nesher shares with alumni and US Fulbrighters about the cutting edge green technology employed by TAU's Capsule Building, Porter School for Environmental Studies.


The atrium of Israel's greenest building-TAU's Capsule Building, Porter School for Environmental Studies, with the school's Professional Director, Dr. Arie Nesher, Alumni & US Fulbrighters.



23 أبريل
فلتا جلسة التوعية يضم الخريجين
نيسان 23, 2017 -
11:30 حتى 13:00
- الكلية العربية الأكاديمية للتربية، حيفا

Fulbright- Foreign Language Teaching Assistant (FLTA) alumni, Iyad Malouf and Haya Khaldy, shared their experiences with students in an Outreach Session in cooperation with Fulbright Program Manager, Mr. Yaron Pearl, and Dr. Randa Abbas, Dean of The Arab Academic College of Education in Haifa.







08 نوفمبر
فولبرايت الخريجون المؤلفون: Dr. مايا كاهانوف
تشرين الثاني 8, 2016 -
06:30 حتى 09:00
- مكتب وسيف، 1 شارع بن يهودا، الطابق 10، تل أبيب




A panel discussion & launch of a new book by Fulbright alumna

Dr. Maya Kahanoff






Jews and Arabs in Israel Encountering Their Identities: Transformations in Dialogue reveals the powerful potential of inter-group dialogues to transform identities and mutually negating relations. Using meetings with Israeli Jewish and Palestinian Arab students who attend the Hebrew University of Jerusalem as case studies, Kahanoff examines the hidden psychological dimensions of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and illustrates how dialogue shifts participants' sense of identity as they encounter conflicting perspectives. Kahanoff contends that an awareness of the limitations of dialogue, without the renunciation of its value, is the most realistic basis upon which to build a sustainable agreement. (Lexington Books & The Van-Leer Jerusalem Institute, April, 2016)


Moderator: Dr. Anat Lapidot-Firilla, Executive Director, United-States Israel Educational Foundation

Panel Participants:


Mr. Bassam Aramin, Co-Founder, Combatants for Peace & Parent Circle-Families Forum (PCFF)  

Bassam Aramin lives in Anata-East Jerusalem and is a father of six. Bassam started his struggle against the Israeli occupation when he was thirteen years old. In 1985 at the age of seventeen, he was incarcerated and spent seven years in Israeli jails between1985-1992.  While in jail, Bassam came to learn and understand the Jewish narrative underlying the Israeli state. He went on to study history and holds an MA in Holocaust studies from the University of Bradford, England. In 2005, Bassam co-founded Combatants for Peace. He is also the Chairman of Al-Quds Center for Democracy and Dialogue since 2006. Bassam is a member of the Israeli Palestinian Bereaved Family Forum since 2007, after losing his ten- year old daughter Abir, who was killed by an Israeli border policemen in front of her school in Anata on January 16th, 2007.



Ms. Yudit Oppenhiemer, Director, Ir-Amim, Jerusalem

Yudith Oppenheimer is a long time human rights activist, feminist and educator.  Before assuming leadership of Ir Amim in 2008, Yudith was a fellow at the Mandel School for Educational Leadership in Jerusalem.  From 2000 to 2006, she served as Executive Director of Kol Ha-Isha - The Jerusalem Feminist Center.  During extended stays in South Africa and New Zealand, Yudith engaged in various communal and gender-related projects and among positions early in her career, served at the Association of Civil Rights in Israel.  Yudith holds an MA in Development Administration from the University of South Africa and is a Doctoral candidate in the Department of Hermeneutics and Cultural Studies at Bar-Ilan University.



Dr. Ofer Shinar Levanon, Sappir College and The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Ofer Shinar Levanon is a political psychologist and a legal scholar. He teaches courses on the psychology of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, Israeli society and human rights. Ofer has worked at the International Center for Transitional Justice, was in charge of research at the Israeli-Palestinian Bereaved Families Forum and served as an advisor to Israeli-Palestinian organizations on reconciliation. These days his research focus is the ethos of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and the changing role of the collective memory of the Holocaust in the context of the conflict.



Dr. Maya Kahanoff, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Maya Kahanoff is a lecturer at the Graduate Program for Conflict Research, Management & Resolution and an associate research fellow at the Truman Institute for the Advancement of Peace at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. She holds a PhD in Sociology and Anthropology from the Hebrew University and continued her postdoctoral studies as a Fulbright fellow at the School for Conflict Analysis and Resolution (S-CAR) at George Mason University, Virginia. Kahanoff is a facilitator of inter-group dialogues, and has more than a decade’s experience as an academic consultant and evaluator for conflict transformation, dialogue and reconciliation-aimed programs run by various institutions and peace-building NGOs. Her fields of interest include: psychological aspects of prolonged conflicts; dialogue and recognition in social conflicts; reconciliation and peace-building.


This event is free and open to the public. Kindly R.S.V.P. to dkaufman@fulbright.org.il





28 يونيو
حفل ومعرض ذكرى الستون للصندوق
حزيران 28, 2016 - 21:00 حتى حزيران 29, 2016 - 01:00
- معهد فان لير في القدس
07 يونيو
Pre-Departure Orientation Day
حزيران 7, 2016 -
11:30 حتى 19:00
- The Eretz Israel Museum,Tel Aviv