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October 2020

“The Land that I Will Show You” Conference: Recent Archaeological & Historical Studies in Israel

October 25, 2020 - October 28, 2020

The MGSDII is pleased to invite you to a virtual community conference, produced by the NYU Department of Hebrew and Judaic Studies. The MGSDII's UCSD university partner, Professor Tom Levy, will give a talk titled, "David, Solomon and Edom: Reflections from the Edom Lowlands Regional Archaeology Project." Professor Levy leads the MGSDII funded UC San Diego-Scripps and University of Haifa marine archaeology and climate change research project. The project allows students from San Diego to investigate the impact of long-term…

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Meet the MGSDII Award-Winning Israeli Filmmakers from The Tel Aviv International Student Film Festival

October 26, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Link to Join Webinar https://zoom.us/j/95973302532 Webinar ID: 959 7330 2532   OCTOBER 23-25 | The Joyce Forum Jewish Short Film Festival, will feature the two MGSDII Emerging Israeli Filmmaker award winning shorts from the Tel Aviv International Student Film Festival. October 26, 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. | RSVP to watch the award winning shorts and hear from the two of MGSDII Emerging Israeli Filmmakers. Engage with the creators of these fabulous shorts and hear more about their films and the creative process behind…

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“Incitement” Film Screening & Filmmaker Discussion

October 28, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

An online discussion of the award-winning film, "Incitement", which chronicles the true events leading to the murder of Israeli prime minister Yitzhak Rabin. Acclaimed director and co-writer Yaron Zilberman and Professor Yoram Peri, author of "The Assassination of Yitzhak Rabin" (Stanford University Press) and a former political advisor to Prime Minister Rabin, will discuss the events depicted, their underlying causes and their meanings for today. To register, please click HERE.   About the Program Marking the 25th anniversary of the…

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November 2020

Jisr az-Zarqa and the Technion: Bringing Technological Capital to the Community

November 11, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Join Mor Shilon, MGSDII Visiting Israeli Professor at UCSD, and other Israeli educators who are advancing social change through campus-community partnerships. Using the Israeli Arab town of Jisr az-Zarqa as a case study, the panelists will discuss their research  and intervention in the poorest village in Israel, making technological capital accessible for Jisr’s residents. With the Covid-19 pandemic, and the use of technology becoming the most basic practice for daily living, the Jisr project is more relevant than ever. Co Sponsored…

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December 2020

Exclusive San Diego Virtual Screening and Talk with the Filmmaker of “Children of the Sun”

December 3, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

You're invited to watch “Children of the Sun" (winner of Israel’s “Oscar,” the Ophir Prize) and join the film’s creator, Ran Tal, for an in-depth discussion. Click HERE to view a trailer of the documentary. This brilliant film, made by one of Israel’s most important documentary filmmakers, tells the  story of 18 children born and raised in the first kibbutzim in Israel beginning almost two decades before the establishment of the state in 1948.  As the stories of the children’s lives unfold,…

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Shine the Light: Machane Yehuda Market

December 15, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

Join MGSDII and the Hive as we shine the light on the Machane Yehuda Market in the heart of Jerusalem with a screening of "Meet Me in the Market." In 1962 Jackie Kennedy invited the world on a tour of the white house. In this performance, just like she did then, Jackie Kennedy (played by Ori Lenkinski) invites the world via camera lens, on a tour of Machane Yehuda market – a site which is, like her, rich in history,…

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Exploration of Identity, Tradition and Complexity in Israel with Nitzan Gilady

December 16, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Hillel students will meet and hear from award-winning Visiting MGSDII Israeli Filmmaker, Nitzan Gilady, for a candid discussion of how sexual identity and societal expectations generate some of the edgiest, most compelling topics in international film. This is a private event for Hillel students, staff, and their community partners. Co-sponsored by:

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January 2021

San Diego Sneak Preview of “Our Natural Right”

January 26 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

David Ben Gurion reading the Declaration of Independence of Israel Registration is closed Join filmmakers Udi Nir and Sagi Bornstein for a sneak preview of their new documentary, "Our Natural Right," directed by award-winning director Yulie Cohen ("My Terrorist"),  followed by a discussion with special guests featured in the film: Yulie Cohen, director of "Our Natural Right" Nitzan Kahana, women's rights activist, lawyer, and granddaughter of Rabbi Kalman Professor Yoram Shacher, former Dean of the Harry Radzyner Law School at the…

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February 2021

“Here We Are” Director’s Talk with Nir Bergman

February 21 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Following the premiere of Nir Bergman’s film, "Here We Are," at the San Diego International Jewish Film Festival, join the filmmaker himself for an exclusive talk and Q&A. Bergman is one of Israel’s leading film and TV writers/directors, including one of the creators of HBO’s "In Treatment."  Two years ago, he was a MGSDII visiting artist at SDSU. Tickets are on sale for the film's screening at the San Diego International Jewish Film Festival. Use discount code "MGSDII" during checkout.…

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March 2021

Israel’s Space Innovation and Education with CEO of the Ramon Foundation, Ran Livne

March 4 @ 7:45 am - 9:00 am

This academic year, Professor Haim Suchowski (Tel Aviv University) and Professor Frank Jacobitz (University of San Diego) are co-teaching a course titled “Innovations in Israel” via Zoom. The course connects students and professors in Israel and San Diego using examples of Israeli innovation as a springboard for classroom learning and discussion. You're invited to "sit in" for a special experience when the class hears from guest speaker, Ran Livne, CEO of the Ramon Foundation. Israel's Ramon Foundation is named for Colonel Ilan…

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