Tuesday, February 27
NOBEL PRIZE laureate, Prof. Daniel Kahneman, of the Woodrow Wilson School at Princeton University will give the annual Eitan Berglass Memorial lecture at the School of Economics, Tel Aviv University. His topic will be: The psychology of decision making: a retiree's perspective. The lecture will be held in room 012 at 6 p.m.
LIKUD MK Moshe Feiglin will lecture in English on Returning the State of Israel to the Jewish People. His lecture will take place at Israelight, 25 Misgav Ladach, Old City, Jerusalem at 8 p.m. For further information, call: Charlotte (02) 628-5873.
TO MARK the 15th anniversary of the passing of Prime Minister Menachem Begin, the Begin Heritage Center will host a symposium on Leadership and Leaders with the participation of Rabbi Benny Lau, writer Galila Ron-Feder and war hero and former politician Avigdor Kahalani at 6 p.m. The event will continue the following day, Wednesday, February 28 at 11 a.m. with the participation of Prof. Moshe Arens, General (Res) Yaacov Amidror, journalist Smadar Peri, Prof. Gerald Steinberg, Prof. Ephraim Inbar, Herzl Makov, director-general of the Begin Center, former Finance Minister Yoram Aridor, Prof. Giora Goldberg of Bar Ilan University, Ariella Ravdell, head of Project Renewal, Prof. Rachel Levi-Schiff Bar-Ilan University, retired Justice Yaacov Turkel, General (Res) Uzi Dayan, and Prof. Arye Naor of Ben-Gurion University who was Begin's first cabinet secretary. For further details, call (02) 565-2020.
FOOD SERVICE 2007, a conference on everything to do with food in terms of preparation, presentation, restaurants, catering for the masses, managing a menu, running a successful food enterprise and much more, will take place at the Avenue Conference Center, Airport City. For registration and details call: (03)-696-2143.
Wednesday, February 28
ONO ACADEMIC College will host a symposium on "The Future of Securities: The Stock Exchange: vs Trading Houses." The symposium will begin at 3 p.m. at the Sheraton City Tower Hotel, Ramat Gan. For registration and further details, call: 03-531-0946.
SUPERPHARM HAS jump-started International Women's Day by a week and has brought celebrated British journalist Allison Pearson to Israel to speak at a mega event at Cinema City. Pearson authored the bookI Don't Know How She Does It.
Thursday, March 1
"BLEEDING THE P.L.O." Brooklyn-born Rachel Saperstein, will discuss "Our Landmark Legal Victory Against the P.L.O. in US Terror Suit." An evacuee of Gush Katif, Rachel Saperstein and her husband Moshe, have lived in Israel since 1968. They have three children and nine grandchildren. She is also a successful teacher of English as a second language, author of four E.S.L. textbooks, founder of language libraries, and author of the booklet "My Fifteen Steps: A Guide for Families of Terror Victims." Her book Eviction, published by Pavilion Press and available through Amazon.com is based on her English.katif.net blogs. Her husband is also a talented writer. Rachel Saperstein is widely known internationally through her work as a spokeswoman for Gush Katif. She will lecture in English under the auspices of the Root & Branch Association at the Israel Center, 22 Keren Hayesod, Jerusalem at 8 p.m. Israel Center Non-Members NIS 25, Israel Center Members NIS 20, Students NIS 10, Israel Center Life Members NIS 5, Journalists Free.
Tuesday, March 6
Governor of the Bank of Israel Stanley Fischer and Prof. Leon Lederman of the Berglass School of Economics at Tel Aviv University will be the keynote speakers at the TAU Business Academic Club. The meeting will be held at 7:30 p.m. at the Marcel Gordon Club in the TAU complex, 24 George Wise Street, Tel Aviv. For reservations, call: (03) 640-6401 or (03) 640-6380.
Wednesday, March 7
THE SHENKAR Forum for Culture and Society will convene an international two-day conference focused on the sites of Hebrew modernism. Speakers will note the place of these sites in Zionist culture before and after the establishment of the state and will compare them to similar European phenomena. Participants will include Israeli and British researchers and Czech architects who played a leading role in the "Modernism" exhibition at the Victoria and Albert Museum, London. The conference will be accompanied by two exhibitions: "Modernism in Israeli Fashions to the 1960s" and "Jewish Architects and Modernism in Czechoslovakia." The Israeli exhibition will open on Thursday, March 8, 2007 at 8:00 p.m, at the Lorber Gallery in the Mitchell Building at Shenkar. The Czech exhibition will open on Friday, March 9 at 2 p.m. at the Architects' House, 15 Migdalor St., Jaffa. The first day of the conference will be held at the tel Aviv Museum of Art from 3:30-9:30p.m.
On March 8, lectures will be delivered at the Lorber Auditorium at Shenkar, in the Mitchell Building at the corner of Yeda Street and Melacha Street in Ramat Gan from 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Entrance is free of charge. For reservations and further details, call (03) 611-0039.
IN RECOGNITION of International Women's Day, the academic track of the College for Management will host a Women for Women symposium in which several successful women will share the stories of what they do and how they got to where they are. Among them will be Orit Moskovitch who runs the Little Women catering service out of a Ramat Hasharon hostel which provides a normative environment for teenage girls at risk. The 10 girls who are being channeled towards a more positive and promising future are dividing their time between catching up with their studies and working in the catering service. Also on the program is Mira Gabai, a single mother set up a successful cleaning service in which she employs other single mothers. Karam Biloum, the head of the women's sector in the Jewish-Arab Center for Economic Development oversees 3,000 enterprises owned by Arab women, most of whom she has trained. Einat Wilf of Ken, a not-for-profit organization which is an acronym for Koach Nashim (Women's Strength) and which as a word means yes, will discuss what her organization does to advance women towards political leadership. Howla Ruhani of the Movement for the Economic Empowerment of Women will talk about how she helps women to develop the skills to become financially independent. Rabbinic pleader and social worker Shulamit Wallfish, will discuss the plight of women whose husbands refuse to give them a bill of divorce and some of the possible solutions to this problem. Film director Anat Zuria, who came from the secular world to that of religious observance made the two controversial films "Sanctity" and "Purity," which deal with married women during the period in which they are halachically forbidden to have sexual relations with their husbands. The films paved the way for new discussions on the status of women in Judaism. Ibn addition to these personal stories, there will be lectures by legal expert Prof. Frances Raday who, chairs the Israel Association of Feminist Studies, and symposium organizer Prof. Sylvia Fogel-Bajawi of the College for Management's Department of Behavioral Sciences. The symposium will held from 3 p.m. in auditorium 227 of the College of Management, 7 Yitzhak Rabin Boulevard, Rishon Lezion. For further details, call: (03) 963-4217.
Monday, March 12
PROF. DARRELL L. Bock of the Dallas Theological Seminary, Dallas, Texas, will lecture on "The Newest Gospels: Hype, History and the Media," with specific emphasis on The Da Vinci Code and the media. This is the first in a series of five lectures by Prof. Bock that will take place over a three-day period. The above-mentioned lecture will be held at 5:45 p.m in Conference Hall B of the Zlotowski Student Center under the auspices of the Deichmann Program for Jewish and Christian Literature of the Hellenstic-Roman era.
Tuesday, March 13
AN INTERNATIONAL three-day conference on "Germany in Jerusalem" will be held at Mishkenot Shaananim, Jerusalem opening at 6 p.m. The conference will deal with Jerusalem's German architectural heritage, German explorers of Palestine in the 19th century, education and health activities including the setting up of a number of hospitals, Jerusalem as depicted by German artists, evangelical activities and offshoots of all the above. For information and tickets, call: (02) 629-2212. The conference will be conducted in Hebrew and German with simultaneous translations.