Arts Festival

2018 Arts Festival

The Yeshiva University Arts Festival is dedicated to celebrating the arts and Israel through imagery and words, continuing a tradition of cultural exploration at YU that was originally created by Dr. Norman Adler z”l, University Professor of Psychology and special assistant on academic and research initiatives.

“The Arts Festival was created by Dr. Adler to foster the creative interface of Torah and madda among Yeshiva University students and across our communities,” said Dr. Steven Fine, CIS Director “The Center for Israel Studies has been a supporter of the project for many years and this year, we take up the torch to ensure the continuation of that legacy.”


Lectures

The Siren's Call: Classical Hebrew Poetry in a Musical Key

Thu Mar 15th 8:45pm - 10:00pm

The Center for Israel Studies and Kol Hamavasar invite you to a lecture, The Siren's Call: Classical Hebrew Poetry in a Musical Key By: Professor Ronnie Perelis This lecture will explore how contemporary musicians are transforming the classical Hebrew poetry into genre bending rock and roll.

Eight Minute Oscars

Wed Apr 11th 12:00pm - 1:00pm

The Center for Israel Studies and the Yeshiva College Honors Program invite you to a lunch n' learn. This lunch n' learn will feature various Yeshiva University faculty members with backgrounds in film as they reflect on the 2018 Oscar Winners.

Library Book Talk

Tue Apr 17th 6:00pm

The Center for Israel Studies and YU Libraries invite you to a Library Book Talk featuring: Marnin Young, Associate Professor of Art History at YU. Young will speak on his new book

Realism in the Age of Impressionism

Mary Creede, Instructor in Art at YU. Creede will speak on her work as a studio artist.

Lens of Israel: A Society Through its Cinema

Wed Apr 25th 7:00pm - 8:00pm

THE CENTER FOR ISRAEL STUDIES OF YESHIVA UNIVERSITY, STERN COLLEGE FOR WOMEN, and the HEBREW LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE DEPARTMENT Invite all faculty, students, and community members to a presentation in memory of Rivka Weiner Z”L, a distinguished Hebrew language educator and an esteemed member of Stern College Hebrew Department for over 10 years, who passed away last April.

Movies provide an ideal “lens” through which to understand Israel’s birth, growth and development as a country. Join film historian Eric Goldman, adjunct professor of cinema at Yeshiva University, as he explores the changing nature of Israeli society as reflected through 70 years of Israeli movie production.

Archaeology’s Role in the Development of the Ancient Near Eastern Art Department at the Met

Mon Apr 30th 5:00pm - 6:30pm

The Center for Israel Studies and Stern College invite you to a lecture:

Archaeology’s Role in the Development of the Ancient Near Eastern Art Department at the Met

Lecture by Caitlin Chaves Yates, PhD (Mellon Curatorial Research Fellow, Metropolitan Museum of Art)


Exhibits

CURATOR’S TALK: The Arch of Titus – from Jerusalem to Rome, and Back

Mon Mar 12th 6:30pm - 7:30pm

the Yeshiva University Center for Israel Studies and the Yeshiva University Museum invites you to a CURATOR’S TALK: The Arch of Titus – from Jerusalem to Rome, and Back Join Jacob Wisse, director of Yeshiva University Museum on a tour through the Museum’s exhibition The Arch of Titus – from Jerusalem to Rome, and Back, exploring the image and legacy of the Arch of Titus from Imperial Rome to modern-day Israel. 
Presented in partnership with the Yeshiva University Center for Israel Studies.

Exhibition of Israeli Posters

Sun Apr 1st 9:00am - Tue May 1st 5:00pm

popular and public face of Israeli commerce, culture, fashion, religion, politics and the military life. The exhibition will present well-known and rare posters showcasing a wide range of designs, styles and formats. Scheduled to open in April 2018, the exhibition will draw on the rich holdings of Yeshiva University Museum and the YIVO Institute for Jewish Research.


 

Conferences

Full Day Conference -- WWI, Nationalism, and Jewish Culture

Wed Apr 25th 8:30am - 5:00pm

WWI, Nationalism, and Jewish Culture

World War I was transformational for European Jewry. The very structures of Jewish culture, religion, and nationalist ideologies were shaken to their foundations and then reconstructed. At this one day conference sponsored by Yeshiva University’s Center for Israel Studies, leading scholars from the United States and Israel will explore the national, cultural, and religious impact of the events of the World War One years on the Jews.


Concerts

Israeli Songbook: The Music of Naomi Shemer

Tue Feb 13th 7:00pm - 8:00pm

The Yeshiva University Center for Israel Studies and the Yeshiva University Museum invite you to experience the music of Naomi Shemer, the “First Lady” of Israeli song and poetry, through a live performance by Elad Kabilio and an ensemble of musicians from MusicTalks. Interspersed with stories and historical background, the program is part of Yeshiva University Museum’s series musically celebrating Israel @ 70.

Israeli Songbook: The Life and Music of Arik Einstein

Thu Feb 22nd 7:00pm - 8:00pm

The Yeshiva University Center for Israel Studies and the Yeshiva University Museum invite you to celebrate the music and life of Arik Einstein, “the voice of Israel” and a pioneer of Israeli rock music, through a live performance by Elad Kabilio and an ensemble of musicians from MusicTalks. Interspersed with stories and historical background, the program is part of Yeshiva University Museum’s series musically celebrating Israel @ 70.

Israeli Songbook; The Songs of Rachel and Leah

Mon Mar 19th 7:00pm - 8:00pm

The Center for Israel Studies and the Yeshiva University Museum invite you to an evening of music inspired by Rachel Bluwstein and Leah Goldberg, two of Israel’s greatest 20th -century poets, through a live performance by Elad Kabilio and an ensemble of musicians from MusicTalks. Interspersed with stories and historical background, the program is part of Yeshiva University Museum’s series musically celebrating Israel @ 70.


Adler

Dean Norman Adler ז”ל founded the YU Arts Festival at the creative intersection of Torah and Madda.  We continue his legacy.

View archive of last year's Arts Festival (PDF)