All Events

13 Jun
Pre-departure Orientation day
June 13, 2018 -
09:00 to 17:00
- Tel-Aviv Stock Exchange- 2 Ahuzat Bayit, Tel Aviv

As in every year, Israelis who were admitted to studies in the US, are invited to a Pre-Departure Orientation Day, where they will receive information, insights and tips about this big life-changing step, as well as get an opportunity to network among themselves and to meet and interact with our staff at Fulbright and the experienced panelists.
Registration fee: 100 ILS.
Fulbright fellows are free of charge.
There will not be a ticket booth on the day of the event.

Event Schedule:

08:30-09:00 Registration

09:00-09:15 Welcoming Remarks

Dr. Anat Lapidot-Firilla, Executive Director, The United States–Israel Educational Foundation

Mr. Terry R. Davidson, Counselor for Press and Cultural Affairs, Embassy of the US in Israel

09:15-10:30 Breakaway session:

  • Academic Adjustment (Studies)

Moderator: Mr. Ralph Amelan

Dr.Eli Cook- Harvard University  

Professor Shahar Dilbary – University of Alabama

Dr. Liat Gafni Lachter- Boston University

Dr. Neta Kligler Vilenchik- University of Southern California

  • Academic Adjustment (Research)

Moderator: Dr. Anat Lapidot-Firilla

Dr. Tali Haviv Reingewertz- University of Maryland

Dr. Rivka Neriya Ben Shahar- Brandeis University

Dr. Reuven Yeshurun- National Museum of Natural History-The Smithsonian Institution 

10:45-11:45 Breakaway session:

  • Cultural Adjustment (Singles)

Moderator: Ms. Gili Livne

Dr.Yaniv Brick- University of Texas at Austin

Ms. Laurabell Donigian- San Francisco State University

Mr. Fadi Kanaan- SUNY at Albany

  • Cultural Adjustment (Couples, Families)

Moderator: Dr. Dimona Yaniv – DAT Alumni

Dr. Eliran Halali-Stanford University

Dr. Tammy Harel Ben Shahar – New York University (NYU)

Dr. Eshbal Ratzon- Princeton University

12:00-12:30 Facing the BDS movement

Ms. Ronit Nudelman Perl, Director of Public &Civil Society Affairs Dep. At the Ministry of Foreign Affairs

12:30-13:00 Home and away

Ms. Monika Lev-Cohen, CEO ScienceAbroad

Representatives of Ministry of Aliyah and Integration

13:00-13:45 Lunch

13:45-14:45 Professional Adjustment

Moderator: Ms. Noa Turgeman 

Dr. Alex Altshuler- Harvard University

Mr. Naor R. Bitton - University of Minnesota-Twin Cities

Ms. Yael Magid- Duke University

15:00-15:45 Health Care in the US

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

15:45-16:30 Visa Information Session

Talk by representatives of Consular Section, US Embassy  




11 Apr
FLTA Webinar
April 11, 2018 -
16:00 to 17:00

Webinar session for potential candidates for the FLTA program.

The first part of webinar will include a presentation about the FLTA program: all the need to know details about the registration process, the program benefits, conditions and limitations.
Following the presentation we will introduce two program alumni:
Leena Hanna and Enas Khalaf
Both will share their personal FLTA experience.
Second part of the webinar will be an open session of Q&A from all participants. 
Questions will be answered by the program alumni and the USIEF team.

Click here to see the recording of the webinar together with the presentation about the program.

14 Mar
The Inaugural Fulbright Postdoctoral Symposium
March 14, 2018 -
09:00 to 16:00
- Mishkenot Sha’ananim, Jerusalem

The United States-Israel Educational Foundation, The Fulbright Commission for Israel, honored its Fulbright postdoctoral grantees of the last 7 years, an exclusive circle of Israelis and American fellows representing the very best of US and Israeli academia, with a one day Symposium. The event will be held on March 14th, 2018 at Mishkenot Sha’ananim, Jerusalem.

The Inaugural Fulbright Postdoctoral Symposium- Photo Gallery

Symposium program:

9:00-9:30 Registration and light breakfast

9:30-11:00 Parallel Session A

11:00-11:30 Coffee break

11:30- 14:30 Greetings, Discussion and Lunch

14:30-16:00 Parallel Session B

The report- "The Post-Doctoral Condition"  made especially for the event.

06 Mar
Opening of the exhibition Front Window - A Glimpse at What Makes Groundbreaking Scientific Innovation
March 6, 2018 - 13:05 to September 6, 2018 - 14:05
- The Knesset- Jerusalem

The United States–Israel Educational Foundation (USIEF) curated this exhibition especially for the Knesset Science and Technology Committee's room. The Foundation wishes to honor the contribution made by hundreds of Israeli scientists, alumni of the Fulbright program, to basic research, applied research, and to applications that contribute to society and humanity. The six scientists presented in the exhibition represent the diversity of Israeli society, a wide variety of disciplines, and the desire to break through the boundaries of human knowledge.

The images in the exhibit present outstanding researchers in their work environment, alongside objects that emerge from the picture in a separate window and relate to their research and the way they see the scientific-technological future that awaits us.

The front window images are conceptual, fusing the documentary photography genre with the museological tradition of presenting objects in display cases. The connection between image and object documents the researcher’s vision and ambition.

Photo Gallery (Photos by Ben Kelmer): Front Window - A Glimpse at What Makes Groundbreaking Scientific Innovation

Curator: Avi Muller

Production and Content: Avi Muller, USIEF Team

Photography: Ben Kelmer and Greg Solomon

The exhibition will be presented in the room for the next 6 month, go and see.

14 Feb
Online chat- Q&A about Fulbright MA programs
February 14, 2018 -
13:00 to 14:30
- Fulbright - United States-Israel Educational Foundation Facebook page

Live Chat on Fulbright MA fellowships in the United States with Alumni Aluma Zernik and the Fulbright Israel team.

Aluma received her LL.B. from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and was accepted to the Fulbright MA program at Harvard University, today she is studying towards her Phd in Law at Harverd University.

Wednesday February 14th, 2018 at 13:00 on our Facebook join us to ask and learn all there is to know about the Fulbright MA programs - the application process, preparation, travel and of course the experience itself.

Link to the event:

Hope you will join us

06 Nov
Prof. M. Adelaida Restrepo US Fulbright Grantee
November 6, 2017 -
16:00 to 18:00
- Bar Ilan University- The Gonda Brain Research Center