Israel Calendar

Israel-Related Events

Upcoming Israel Related Events:

A series of lectures by Dr. Richard Freund, a world renowned archaeologist, in February. 

Professor Richard Freund is the director of the Maurice Greenberg Center for Judaic Studies and Greenberg Professor of Jewish History at the University of Hartford. He has directed over one dozen archaeological projects in Israel and in Europe, including sites associated with the beginning of Christianity and Judaism at: Bethsaida, Qumran, the Cave of Letters of the Dead Sea scrolls, Nazareth, Yavne, Har Karkom (Mount Sinai). He has also participated in archaeological projects in Burgos and Cadiz, Spain, and research projects at the extermination camp at Sobibor, Poland. Dr. Freund is the author of six books on archaeology, two books on Jewish ethics, and over one hundred scholarly articles. In addition, he has appeared in fifteen television documentaries from National Geographic, CNN, Discovery History channel and PBS.

The Good Nazi
Premiering on PBS in April 2019, “The Good Nazi” is a documentary that chronicles the scientific work of a multinational research team. In July 2017, on the site of a former Nazi labor camp outside of Vilnius, Lithuania, the dig uncovered evidence related to where many Vilna Ghetto Jews survived thanks to the efforts of a compassionate Nazi officer, Major Karl Plagge. This presentation reveals a remarkable and unknown story of the Holocaust.
Date:   Monday, February 11
Time:   6:00 – 8:00 PM
Location: College of Liberal Arts, Towson University, Room 4310

The Archeology of the Holocaust
In 2017, using cutting-edge technology, Professor Freund’s archeology project made international news as he discovered a Holocaust Escape Tunnel in Lithuania. In 2019, a Russian documentary film based on his work at Sobibor death camp is nominated for an academy award at the Oscars. In this lecture, Freund shares the backstories of his discoveries including the mass burial pits in Ponar, the tunnels, and much more.
Date:   Tuesday, February 12
Time:   6:00 – 8:00 PM
Location: College of Liberal Arts, Towson University, Room 4310

Finding Matilda: The Anne Frank of Lithuania
This lecture reveals the story of Matilda Olkin, a Lithuanian college student, who was a victim of the Holocaust and known as the “Anne Frank of Lithuania”. The amazing story and the recently discovered diary of Matilda is features in this documentary and lecture. The diary and writings were found hidden in a local church in Lithuania years after she and her family were murdered by Nazi collaborators in 1941.
Date: Monday, February 11
Time: 3:30 – 4:45 PM
Location: College of Liberal Arts, Towson University, Room 4310


Israel's Theatrical Scene: Welcome to Theaterland, presented by Roy Horovitz, internationally acclaimed Israeli actor.

Horovitz will discuss Israeli theater today, its multiculturalism with plays in Hebrew, Arabic, English, Russian and Amharic and the distinctive features of the repertoire it presents.  A question and answer session will follow the presentation.
The presentation if free and open to the public.
Date: Monday, February 4 Noon-1:00pm
Where: Library of Congress, Madison Building, West Dining Room, 6th Floor, Room LM621

A series of lectures at the Center for Israel Studies at the American University which are open to the public

Israel in the American Mind with Shaul Mitelpunkt
Shaul Mitelpunkt from the University of York will discuss his new book, Israel in the American Mind:: The Cultural Politics of US-Israeli Relations, 1958-1988. RSVP>>

Date: Tuesday, February 5th, 7:00-8:00PM
Where: Butler Room,
4400 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Washington, DC

Golda Meir: A Life in Politics with Francine Klagsbrun
Books available for sale and signing at a reception after the event.
Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Lecture by former MK Einat Wilf
Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Israeli Elections Program
Thursday, April 11, 2019












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