Friday - June 08
Traditional Shabbat Dinner with Students in International Programs
Saturday - June 09
Jerusalem Tells the Story: Israel @70
Guided walks in central Jerusalem tracing Israel’s 70 years
OPTION 1: Mount Zion – The Modern and the Ancient
Mount Zion has played a primary role in Jerusalem’s story for thousands of years, yet it was the 19 years of Jerusalem’s division that created its significance in the modern State of Israel. As the closest site to the Temple Mount under Israeli control, Mount Zion has become a site of pilgrimage. Schoolchildren and dignitaries alike come to Mount Zion; in fact, Israel’s President, Yitzhak Ben Zvi, opened an office at this location, on the roof of King David’s Tomb.
This tour will explore the history of King David’s Tomb and its environs, from both a contemporary and archaeological perspective. Archaeologist and Hebrew University graduate Amit Reem, of the Israel Antiquities Authority, will guide you through the fascinating history of this ancient site of modern significance.
Walk from the King David Hotel to Mount Zion via Jaffa Gate. Some steps along the way.
OPTION 2: Rehavia and the Founding of Israel
The neighborhood of Rehavia was built in the 1930’s and is home to many Hebrew University professors and leaders of Israel. It is also the site of many national institutions, and at the announcement of the United Nations Partition Plan, it was the location of great celebrations.
This tour will lead you through the streets of Rehavia, visiting sites where some of the most momentous events of Israel’s budding independence took place. We will explore national institutions such as the Jewish Agency; the Fruman House (the original Knesset Building in Jerusalem); Rehavia Gymnasia High School; the residence of Israel’s second President, Yitzhak Ben Zvi; the residence of Israel’s first Prime Minister, and more.
Generally flat walking, with a slight hill.
OPTION 3: A Walk Through Talbieh – The Residence of Sovereignty
Talbieh has been one of Jerusalem’s most established and exclusive neighborhoods since the 1920’s. With the establishment of the State, Talbieh became known as Komemiyut, meaning national renewal, or sovereignty. With its renaming, the neighborhood took on a new character as the official location of the residences of many of Israel’s national leaders.
This tour will include the Prime Minister’s residence, the President’s residence, as well as cultural sites, such as the Jerusalem Theater complex, a focal point of culture, and the Hanson House, a symbol of innovation and creativity in contemporary Jerusalem, with strong connections to Hebrew University.
Generally flat walking, with a slight hill.
Opening Reception of the 81st Meeting of the Board of Governors
This event will feature an inter-generational dialogue between award-winning Hebrew University Professor, Haim Cedar, and his award-winning filmmaker son, Joseph Cedar.
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
Dedication of Inscriptions on the Wall Of Benefactors
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
- Speakers include:
- Prof. Yuval Noah Harari
- Prof. Idan Segev
Plenary Session – President’s Report
Special Reception Honoring Hebrew University Benefactors
Guest of Honor: Mayor Nir Barkat
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 –
- The Kaye lnnovation Awards
- The Klachky Prize for the Advancement of the Frontiers of Science
- The Polonsky Prizes for Creativity and Originality in the Humanistic Disciplines
- The Prusiner-Abramsky Research Awards in Clinical & Basic Neuroscience by The Orion Foundation
- The Robert H. Smith Vision Prize
- The Sir Zelman Cowen Universities Fund Prize for Discovery in Medical Research, sponsored by B’nai B’rith Lodge Sydney
Lectures by Nobel Prize laureates and academic Honorary Doctorate recipients.
Open Campus, opening labs to the general public
Budget and Finance Committee Meetings (members only)
Endowments Committee Meeting (members only)
Nominations Committee Meeting (members only)
Luncheon in honor of Honorary Doctorate recipients and the recipients of the Bublick and Rothberg Prizes
Tribute to the Recipients of Honorary Doctorates and the Solomon Bublick Prize
Friends Associations Events
Tuesday - June 12
Campaign Cabinet Meeting (members only)
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
Plenary Session – Rector’s Plenary
Meeting of the International Board of Overseers of the Rothberg International School (members only)
Lunch will be served
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
Dedication of the new facilities of the Lautenberg Center for Immunology & Cancer Research
Dedication of Inscriptions on the Wall of Life
Dedication of Inscriptions on the Legacy Tree
Dedication of Inscriptions on the Wall of Founders
Luncheon honoring donors and students
Meeting of the Board of Trustees of the Harry S. Truman Research Institute for the Advancement of Peace (members only)
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.