The Teimani Experience, which closed on 5 June, continues in part with a photographic exhibit in our Leon Levy Gallery and an art exhibit in the Myron Habib, A”H, Memorial Display.
On view until September
Center for Jewish History
15 West 16th Street
New York City
Yemenite Faces and Scenes: Photographs by Naftali Hilger
Intrepid photographer and photo-journalist Naftali Hilger traveled extensively in Yemen in the late 1980s and early 1990s photographing structures, street scenes, and the last remnants of Jewish life. These images—including of Yemenite children learning to read Torah upside-down in their father’s shop and a family relaxing in their diwan (salon)—depict an existence that has faded into history as the ever-shrinking community has found refuge in a government compound at Sana’a.
Episodes in Yemenite History: Paintings by Tiya Nachum
A series of eight paintings by the artist and sculptor Tiya Nachum of Encino, CA. The paintings reflect the tragedies and triumphs of Yemenite Jewish history, from the Mawza exile to the founding of the Inbal Dance Troupe by Sara Levy. Each painting tells a story and each story is a history onto itself.
MASHAV and Israel’s Agency for
International Development Cooperation with
The Golda Meir MASHAV “Carmel”
International Training Center
invite professionals who speak English to participate in the
International Course on:
Innovations in Women’s Health
October 28th – November 16th, 2018
About the Course
The incidence of inequality in accessing health care services between men and women is a well- known phenomenon around the world. In many countries, women have no or limited access to health care.
When we speak of women’s health, we need to use a holistic approach. We know that women are not a homogenous group: they represent different ethnicities, cultures, and socio-economic groups, yet we can find common characteristics among them: exposure to poverty, violence, and chronic illness, sometimes little or no health insurance; they are more likely to die from heart disease, cancer, alcohol abuse, suicide, cigarette smoking, and obesity.
It is important that health care professionals and all levels of government be aware of these disparities and find ways of reducing these health inequalities in women, specially those living in remote areas. In the next decades, the international community is set to focus on Universal Health Coverage (UHC) and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) such as goal number 3
– “Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages”. These goals promote access for all for safe, effective, quality and affordable medicines and vaccines. Both of these major global agendas deal with health, including its economic and social aspects. In building and strengthening health services and systems for women, these issues need to be taken into account with regard to Primary Health Care (PHC). This course will focus on challenges in Health Care services, systems, and policies that affecting women.
During the course, we will tackle issues such as scarcity of medical facilities, lack of primary health care, societal and cultural norms, and inadequate policies and funding that often make women reluctant to seek services. Furthermore, we will examine the human resources needed in different settings to provide the care and support needed by women.
The state of Israel has succeeded in meeting challenges in the field of healthcare, due to a combination of innovation, technology, and national commitment, including policies and funding. These topics will be explored through different methods, such as lectures, professional visits and sharing of case studies.
• To broaden the understanding of the gender gap and inequality in access to health care services for women
• To spread awareness and provide tools and skills for creating better health care services, policies, financing, and management of those services
• To view Israel’s models for accessing health care services for women.
• To learn about support programs that provide outreach and education
• Policy making and governmental responsibility for improved health care
• Maternal mortality as an overall indicator of the performance of a health system
• Health Services Access: current initiatives to improve management of health services
• Maternal and Child Health Medical ICT: offering technological solutions for women
• Primary Health Care
The course’s target participants are professionals in the health management area such as physicians, caregivers, nurses, social workers, government officials from relevant ministries, and health management NGOs.
Application forms and other information may be obtained at the nearest Israeli mission or on MASHAV’s website:
Completed application forms, including the Health Declaration, should be sent to the relevant Israeli mission in the respective country no later than August 16th, 2018.
Arrival and Departure
Arrival date: October 28th, 2018
Opening date: October 29th, 2018
Closing date: November 15th, 2018
Departure date: November 16th, 2018
Participants must arrive at the training center on the arrival date, and leave on the departure date. Early arrivals/late departures, if required, must be arranged by the participants themselves, directly with the hotel/center, and must be paid for by the participant him/herself.
Location and Accommodation
MASHAV awards a limited number of scholarships. The scholarship covers the cost of the training program, including lectures and field visits, full board accommodation in double rooms (two participants per room), health insurance (see below), and transfers to and from the airport. Airfares and daily allowance are not included in the scholarship.
Medical insurance covers medical services and hospitalization in case of emergency. It does not cover the treatment of chronic or serious diseases, specific medications taken by the participant on a regular basis, dental care, or eyeglasses. Health authorities recommend that visitors to Israel make sure they have been inoculated against tetanus in the last ten years. Subject to the full binding policy conditions. Participants are responsible for all other expenses.
MASHAV – Israel’s Agency for International Development Cooperation is dedicated to providing developing countries with the best of Israel’s experience in development and planning. As a member of the family of nations, The State of Israel is committed to fulfilling its responsibility to contribute to the fight against poverty and to the global efforts to achieve sustainable development. MASHAV, representing Israel and its people, focuses its efforts on capacity building, sharing relevant expertise accumulated during Israel’s own development experience to empower governments, communities and individuals to improve their own lives.
MASHAV’s approach is to ensure social, economic, and environmental sustainable development, and is taking an active part in the international community’s process of shaping the 2030 Agenda of Sustainable Development.
MASHAV’s activities focus primarily on areas in which Israel has a competitive advantage, including agriculture and rural development; water resources management; entrepreneurship and innovation; community development; medicine and public health; empowerment of women; and education. Professional programs are based on a “train the trainers” approach to institutional and human capacity building, and are conducted both in Israel and abroad. Project development is supported by the seconding of short and long-term experts, as well as on-site interventions. Since its establishment, MASHAV has promoted the centrality of human resource enrichment and institutional capacity building in the development process, an approach which has attained global consensus.
The Golda Meir MASHAV “Carmel” International Training Center (MCTC) was founded by Golda Meir in Haifa in 1961. MCTC was the first of its kind in the domain of women’s empowerment, and since its inception has had a profound influence on both individuals and policy making. MCTC endeavors to provide professional women and men from developing countries and transitional societies with the necessary tools for women’s empowerment. It aims to enable women to contribute to the socio-economic development processes of their communities and consequently advance their status. To this end, MCTC conducts training activities, both in Israel and overseas, to advance women’s participation in public life.
To date, nearly 23,000 women and men from over 150 countries have benefited from hundreds of training activities. Many of them now hold key positions at the local or national level, or within United Nations development agencies.
Send your application no later than August 16th, 2018 to:
CARMEN AGUIAR CH. – BECAS MASHAV
Embassy of Israel in Quito, Tel: 02-3971-505,
e-mail: [email protected]
With copy to: [email protected]
Das Symposium für Jiddische Studien in Deutschland bietet Forscherinnen und Forschern ein Forum, auf dem sie ihre Projekte vorstellen, Ideen austauschen und Fragen zur Diskussion stellen können.
Die Tagung findet abwechselnd in Düsseldorf und Trier statt. Seit seinen Anfängen zieht das Symposium für Jiddische Studien in Deutschland zahlreiche Teilnehmer aus dem In- und Ausland an.
XXI. Symposium für Jiddische Studien in Deutschland
3.–5. September 2018 in Düsseldorf
Das XXI. Symposium für Jiddische Studien in Deutschland wird vom 3. bis 5. September 2018 an der Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf stattfinden. Dieses jiddistische Forum wird jährlich von den Jiddistik-Lehrstühlen der Universitäten Trier und Düsseldorf veranstaltet.
Das Symposium ist offen für alle an der Jiddistik Interessierten. Ein Unkostenbeitrag von € 20,00 ist auf dem Symposium zu entrichten. Bitte melden Sie sich frühzeitig an.
Prof. Dr. Simon Neuberg
FB II – Jiddistik
Prof. Dr. Marion Aptroot
Abt. für jiddische Kultur, Sprache und Literatur
Institut für Jüdische Studien
Anmeldung und Informationen:
Abteilung für Jiddische Kultur, Sprache und Literatur
Email: [email protected]
YOU ARE INVITED TO AUDITION
for the acclaimed
Jewish People’s Philharmonic Chorus
conducted by Binyumen Schaechter.
The JPPC rehearses on Monday evenings
near midtown Manhattan.
Our first rehearsal for the 2018-19 season is on October 15.
AUDITIONS WILL BE HELD
Tuesday, August 28, 2018
Wednesday, August 29, 2018
Tuesday, September 4, 2018
6:00 to 8:00 PM
The Workmen’s Circle / Arbeter-ring
247 West 37th Street, 5th floor
(between 7th & 8th avenues)
New York City.
Auditions by appointment only.
for more information and to schedule an audition.
to hear the JPPC perform a modern arrangement of
“Belts, mayn shteytele Belts.”
to hear the JPPC perform a new choral adaptation of
Beethoven’s “Ode to Joy” in Yiddish.
PLEASE FORWARD THIS MESSAGE.
The ASF’s Sephardi Scholars Series Presents:
Bayt Farhi and the Sephardic Palaces of Ottoman Damascus
Monday, 17 September, at 7:00PM
Center for Jewish History
15 West 16th Street
New York City
Please click here to make a reservation
Professor Elizabeth Macaulay-Lewis will present new research on the remarkable courtyard houses of the Farhi and other important Sephardic families in late 18th/early 19th century Damascus.
Her analysis of architecture and décor offers a lens into the Damascene Jewish community and its interaction with Ottoman culture.
Professor Elizabeth Macaulay-Lewis, an active archaeologist and architectural historian, is the author of Bayt Farhi and the Sephardic Palaces of Ottoman Damascus in the Late 18th and 19th Centuries (American Schools of Oriental Research, 2018). She currently teaches at The Graduate Center, The City University of New York (CUNY), where she also serves as the Acting Executive Officer in M.A. in Liberal Studies and directs the M.A. in Liberal Studies concentration in Archaeology of the Classical, Late Antique, and Islamic Worlds. She is the Deputy Director of Manar al-Athar, an open-access digital humanities resource for the study of the Middle East, co-director of the Upper Egypt Mosque Project, serves on the governing board of the Archaeological Institute of America, and is both Smarthistory’s Governing Board Chairperson and Contributing Editor for Art of the Islamic World. Professor Macaulay-Lewis has a DPhil in Classical Archaeology from Oxford University.
We look forward to seeing you!
Image Credit: “Old Damascus, Jew’s Quarter” by Frederick Leighton, 1874 (Photo courtesy of Museum Syndicate)