Entries by Mitchell Price

MGSDII Partners with Tel-Hai College to offer Summer Course

The MGSDII is partnering with Tel-Hai College to offer a course in Israel this summer! Religions and Interreligious Dialogue in the Galilee is a theoretical and experiential course designed to give students a deeper understanding of the historical, political, and religious background of Galilee communities, and to experience interreligious dialogue. The course takes advantage of […]

MGSDII Offers San Diego Student Scholarship to Pursue M.F.A. at the Prestigious Tisch Film and Television School at Tel Aviv University

The MGSDII is proud to offer San Diego student, Alexandria Rivetti, a scholarship to pursue her M.F.A. in Documentary Cinema at the Tisch School at Tel Aviv University. An undergraduate of U.C. Berkeley, Alexandria moved back to San Diego where she began honing her craft. Alexandria shared her excitement for the program, saying, “After watching […]

See What’s Happening in MGSDII University Classes

The MGSDII staff recently had the opportunity to see our visiting Israeli professors in action in the classroom! Susan Lapidus, MGSDII Director, visited Ronit Weiss-Berkowitz, Marik Shtern, and Gilad Shtienberg’s classes. Ronit is currently teaching The Techniques of Screenwriting at SDSU, Marik is teaching Urban Sociology: The Case of Israel at UCSD, and Gilad is teaching Coastal […]

MGSDII Partners with Tel Aviv University to Offer an M.F.A. in Documentary Cinema

Application Deadline: May 1, 2019 Located at the Tisch School at Tel Aviv University, the M.F.A. in Documentary Cinema gives International students access to state of the art equipment and editing facilities. This unique program deals exclusively with documentary filmmaking. Recently, documentary cinema has become a powerful tool for spreading stories and ideas. The Tisch […]

Photo Updates from USD Class Studying in Israel

The MGSDII awarded a grant to the University of San Diego to offer the first ever course on modern Israel at the university. As part of the grant, 20 students in the USD class “Water in California and Israel: Challenges and Solutions” traveled to Israel during their Spring Break with Professor Frank Jacobitz to study […]

Interested in How Students are Learning in the Classroom?

The MGSDII sat down with Visiting Israeli Professor, Luba Levin-Banchik, to discuss her teaching techniques. Read the interview below. MGSDII: Jumping in, do you have any unique teaching styles, which lead to better learning in the classroom? Luba: Funny you should ask. Just this week, thepolitical science students enrolled in my “Politics and Conflict” course […]

SpaceIL (Israel’s first Lunar Spacecraft) Launches

In November 2016, Yonatan Winetraub, Co-Founder of SpaceIL, was invited by the MGSDII to come to San Diego to speak to engineering students and faculty at UCSD, SDSU, and USD. He spoke about Israel’s dream to make history by placing an unmanned spacecraft on the moon’s surface! As an added benefit for the community, Winetraub spoke at an […]

Watch MGSDII Visiting Israeli Professor on San Diego News Channel

Ronit Weiss-Berkowitz, MGSDII visiting professor at SDSU, was featured on San Diego KUSI News. Check out the full interview HERE. Ronit is one of the most powerful women in Israeli cinema. She has been a writer on several television series, directed documentaries and also served as a script editor on two series. She is well […]