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


Jewish Federation’s Israel and Global Engagement department is excited to present a series of virtual events designed to bring Israel experiences to the community during the pandemic. These three fascinating webinars are direct from Tel-Hai College in our partnership region in the Upper Galilee. “The Best of Tel-Hai” features talks by Professor Gonen Sharon and Dr. Meirev Hen, two of Israel’s foremost scholars in their respective fields of archaeology and clinical psychology.

  • From Stone flake to iPhone - The tools that made us humans

    Sunday, October 25, 2020 I 11:00 a.m.
    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?

    November 22, 2020 I 11:00 a.m.
    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). A learning space should promote pedagogical goals and enable diverse effective forms of teaching and learning.

  • Life Domain Procrastination in Adults

    December 20, 2020 I 11:00 a.m.
    We’re all familiar with procrastinating when it comes to something we don’t want to do, but as we shelter in place, time management can be even more challenging. Dr. Meirev Hen shares of her illuminating findings about adult procrastination in relation to specific life domains, such as work and health.