The Best of Tel-Hai: Lectures from Our Partnership Region

If archaeological discoveries and human behaviour are topics that pique your curiosity, don’t miss an excellent opportunity to learn more from two of Israel’s foremost scholars, Professor Gonen Sharon and Dr. Meirav Hen.

As part of its series of virtual events designed to bring Israel experiences to the community during the pandemic, Jewish Federation’s Israel and Global Engagement department is excited to present three fascinating webinars, direct from Tel-Hai College in our partnership region in the Upper Galilee.

Register Today
Register here for all three of these free lectures. A Zoom link will be sent to you upon registration.

From Stone Flakes to iPhones: The Tools that Make Us Human
Sunday, October 25, 2020 I 11:00 a.m. PST

Ancient stone tools played a major role in human development. But how do we define what a tool is, and when, where and how were the first ones made? Professor Gonen Sharon explores this earliest technology and its significance in cultural evolution.

Designing New Learning Spaces: What is the educational value?
Sunday, November 22, 2020 I 11:00 a.m. PST

Recent years have been marked by the development of new pedagogical models, made possible by the rapid development of information technology, and the designing of new learning spaces (usually a flexible, dynamic open space where teachers and students work in collaboration). Dr. Irit Sasson discusses some of these developments.

Life Domain Procrastination in Adults
Sunday, December 20, 2020 I 11:00 a.m. PST

We’re all familiar with procrastinating when it comes to something we don’t want to do, but during COVID, time management can be even more challenging. Dr. Meirav Hen shares of her illuminating findings about adult procrastination in relation to specific life domains.

About the Lecturers
Professor Gonen Sharon is an archaeologist and head of the Galilee Studies Program at Tel-Hai College. He specializes in the prehistoric sites of the Hula Valley and has led some of the region’s most exciting excavations.

Dr. Meirav Hen is a practicing clinical psychologist and head of the Department of Psychology at Tel Hai College. She is well-known for her work with eating disorders and anxiety in youth, and her research in teacher education and life domain procrastination.

About Tel-Hai College
Tel-Hai College is the leading employer and public post-secondary institution in the Upper Galilee, and serves as an anchor for many educational and social welfare initiatives. The College plays an integral role in attracting and retaining young adults to live and work in northern Israel.

Through funds raised in the Annual Campaign, Jewish Federation invests strategically in programs that strengthen the region, and has supported and worked in partnership with Tel-Hai on many fronts. The College also receives support from donors in our community, who provide funding for capital projects and scholarships.

Have you Made Your Campaign Gift?
When you support the Federation Annual Campaign, you are supporting programs like these, which Jewish Federation organizes to connect our community with Israel and our partnership region in the Upper Galilee Panhandle.

For more information about this series and other Israel initiatives, contact Dafna Silberstein, Jewish Federation’s manager of Israel Engagement.