Friday - June 08
Traditional Shabbat Dinner
Saturday - June 09
OPTION 1: Jerusalem in the Footsteps of S.Y. Agnon
Guided walk through the Rehavia neighborhood, exploring the places and people that built up Rehavia and laid the foundations for the Hebrew University, with the help of S.Y. Agnon’s poetry, and the fictional Hebrew University Professor, Manfred Herbst and other texts.
OPTION 2: The Hansen House: From Leper Residence to a Cutting Edge Creative Hub
Visit the Hansen House, once the site of Jerusalem’s hospital for leprosy patients and now one of the most creative spaces in Jerusalem. This special program hosted by the Bezalel Academy of Art and Design will be followed by a tour of the house and meetings with representatives of some of the other residents of the House, including the Mamuta Arts Space and the Pico Makers Program.
OPTION 3: Mount Zion – The Hill of Three Religions: An Archaeological – Ecumenical Experience
Journey through the Hinom Valley to Mount Zion, for a guided walk including the Room of the Last Supper, and King David’s Tomb, concluding with a visit to Dormition Abbey and a dialogue between a Benedictine theologian and one of the Hebrew University professors from the department of Comparative Religion on the use of traditional spirituality in popular writing and thought. The group will walk from the King David Hotel into the Hinom Valley to Mount Zion – about a 25 minute walk down and uphill. The walking time between sites on Mount Zion is quite short and flat.
Opening Reception of the 81st Meeting of the Board of Governors
Guests will enjoy an evening celebrating Israeli cinema, and cocktails under the stars. The Hebrew University is proud to be home to the Spielberg archives and the Sam Spiegel Film & Television School and is excited to kick off the BOG at the Jerusalem Cinematheque, which is at the heart of the Jerusalem cultural scene.
Sunday - June 10
Campaign Cabinet Meeting (members only)
HUJI Talks: 100 Years of Knowledge and Vision
- Topics will include
- University’s achievements for the past 100 years
- Visions for the next 100 years
Reception at the President of Israel’s residence
For the first time in history, Hebrew University award recipients (Nobel, Israel Prize, EMET, and more) will be honored together by President Rivlin at an exclusive reception
Gala dinner celebrating 100 Years of Knowledge
Guests will enjoy a magical evening at the Tower of David Museum, featuring a spectacular interactive multimedia show projected on the Old City walls.
Monday - June 11
Plenary Session: Showcasing the Hebrew University’s Scientific Achievements
Lectures by Nobel Prize laureates and Honorary Doctorate recipients.
Open Campus, opening labs to the general public
Tribute to the Recipients of Honorary Doctorates and the Solomon Bublick Prize
Reception in Honor of Doctors of Philosophy and their families
Tuesday - June 12
Nominations Committee Meeting (members only)
Endowments Committee Meeting (members only)
Hebrew University Benefactors Breakfast (by invitation only)
Dedication of Inscriptions on the Wall Of Benefactors
Plenary Session – President’s Report
Special Gathering of Honorary Fellows, Past and Present
Meeting of the International Board of Overseers of the Rothberg International School (members only)
Ceremony Rededicating the Cornerstones
Friends from around the world will bring a symbolic gift to rededicate the cornerstones, in tribute to our success and growth of the last 100 years.
Gala Event, an Evening of Dance under the Stars
At the Rothberg Amphitheatre, guests will enjoy a captivating performance by the Batsheva Dance Company: “Decca Dance,” choreographed by 2008 Honorary Doctorate recipient, Ohad Naharin with audience participation.
Wednesday - June 13
Budget and Finance Committee Meetings (members only)
Meeting of the Board of Trustees of the Harry S. Truman Research lnstitute for the Advancement of Peace (members only)
Dedication of Inscriptions on the Wall of Life
Plenary Session – Rector’s Plenary
Luncheon honoring donors and students
Dedication of Inscriptions on the Wall of Founders
Dedication of Inscriptions on the Legacy Tree
Dedication of the new facilities of the Lautenberg Center for Immunology & Cancer Research
Transportation to the Robert H. Smith Faculty of Agriculture, Food and Environment
Festive closing event at the Robert H. Smith Faculty of Agriculture, Food and Environment, honoring the 75th anniversary of the Faculty.
The closing event held in Rehovot will boast a festival-type atmosphere with live music, dancing, and food. The event will bring together alumni, faculty and BOG participants for an unforgettable event culminating the BOG.