The workshop will commence with a comprehensive exploration of psychoeducation concerning stress responses and trauma stemming from the current war situation in Israel. Participants will gain insights into the intricate workings of brain pathways and bodily responses to stress, enabling them to identify distress symptoms and discern when adaptive stress responses may escalate into pathological conditions.
Throughout the workshop, participants will engage in a dynamic blend of psychoeducation and experiential exercises. They will acquire specific skills tailored to manage acute stress responses, encompassing distress tolerance, emotion regulation, and mindfulness practices. The goal of the workshop will be to empower participants with stress management tools that they can apply in their personal and professional lives.
• Tuesday, November 21, 2023, 17:00-18:30 (Israel time)
• Tuesday, November 28, 2023, 17:00-18:30 (Israel time)
• Sunday, December 3, 2023, 17:00-18:30 (Israel time)
**Participation in all sessions is required.
About the Instructor
Dr. Miri Bar-Halpern is a licensed clinical psychologist and the Director of Intensive Outpatient Treatment Services at the Boston Child Study Center (BCSC). In addition, she is a Clinical Instructor in Psychology at Harvard Medical School and a trainer at the Trauma Institute at McLean Hospital, where she received the Partners in Excellence Award. Further, Dr. Bar-Halpern provides consultation and professional workshops on evidence-based treatments both nationally and internationally to psychiatric hospitals, mental health organizations, and schools. She is the Chief Clinical Officer at a mental health tech company, as well as an author, public speaker, and an advisor to digital health companies.
Dr. Bar-Halpern earned her Bachelor of Arts at Tel Aviv University and her Master of Arts and doctorate in clinical psychology at the University of Hartford, graduating with the Highest Honors and the Regent Honor Award. She is extensively trained in implementing a broad range of evidence-based interventions to treat children, adolescents, and families with severe psychiatric conditions. As an expert in the field of trauma, Dr. Bar-Halpern has developed treatment manuals, therapy groups, and training seminars and has been invited to present nationally and internationally. She has published several chapters and articles about trauma and emotion regulation, including the book, Becoming a Superhero: A Book For Children Who Have Been Exposed to Trauma. Dr. Bar-Halpern also provides consultation to schools and organizations in developing trauma-informed social-emotional programs to enhance safety, quality of life, and performance. She is an active advocate and speaker who provides interviews and consultation to the media on these topics.
Dr. Miri Bar-Halpern
Tuesday, November 21, 2023
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This workshop, which comprises of three separate online meetings, is intended to provide Azrieli International Postdoctoral Fellows, with basic knowledge about different aspects of Israel. Sessions are very informal: you are welcome to come in your PJ’s and/or with a glass of wine and a partner or a friend. Each session provides insight into a different theme – you are welcome to register to one session or to all three. Once you register, your attendance is expected (best with camera on, although ultimately – up to you).
Israeli Cyber Landscape
From military-grade security systems to cutting-edge cyber technologies, Israel has emerged as a global powerhouse in the realm of cyber defense. In this enlightening talk, journalist Omer Banjacob will take us on a deep dive into the Israeli cyber industry. We will explore how Israeli innovation has come to shape the global cyber landscape, understand the nation’s unique approach to cybersecurity, and learn about the world-changing solutions being developed in the Startup Nation.
Israeli food culture
Israeli cuisine has become a phenomena in recent years, with many Israeli chef’s exporting Israel’s rich gastronomic culture all around the world. In this lecture we will discuss what actually defines Israeli cuisine, it’s diverse ethnic influences, what does Kashrut (Kosher food) means, the Hummus culture and the rise of veganism in Israel
The Rhythms of Israel: An Exploration of Israeli Music
Tracing the roots of Israeli music reveals a rich tapestry of cultures, narratives, and influences. Renowned musicologist Shira Z Carmel will guide us through a captivating journey into the heart of Israeli music. From its traditional Sephardic and Ashkenazi origins, through the nationalistic songs of the early state period, to today’s vibrant pop and indie scenes, this lecture will illustrate the transformative journey of Israeli music. We will not only delve into key figures and turning points in the history but also explore how this musical melting pot echoes the diverse cultural background of Israel
Three online, 90 minute sessions, from 20:00-21:30 (Israel time) for three consecutive weeks:
Sunday, November 12, 2023
Sunday, November 19, 2023
Sunday, November 26, 2023
*You can register for all sessions or only some of them. If you only register for one or two sessions, please indicate which ones in the “Additional Comments” on the registration form.
About the Instructor
For almost a decade now, Ulpan Bayit has established itself as one of Israel’s leading Hebrew schools, with a high percentage of continuing students, and a proven ability to approach students from all backgrounds and learning skills. This three-session course has been especially tailored for Azrieli Postdoctoral Fellows, and does not focus on Hebrew but rather on different aspects of Israel and life therein. Each session is a stand-alone session.
Omer Ben Jakob – Israeli Cyber Landscape
Born in New York City and raised in Tel Aviv, Omer Benjakob, 33, is the tech and cyber reporter and editor for Haaretz.com. He writes about disinformation and Wikipedia for Haaretz’s prestigious weekend Musaf magazine (Hebrew). His writings have also appeared in WIRED UK and the Columbia Journalism Review.
Yaron Sivan – Israeli food culture
Born and raised in Jerusalem, Yaron Sivan, 36, is the founder and CEO of Ulpan Bayit – a School with a unique approach to Hebrew teaching and cultural immersion. Sivan is a self-made entrepreneur, active in the field of education and democracy, with a rich background in linguistics, philosophy, culinary, sciences and psychedelics. Alongside the management of Ulpan, Sivan is also a media influencer vocal on social topics, and has also translated “How to Change Your Mind” by Michael Pollan into Hebrew.
Shira Z. Carmel – The Rhythms of Israel: An Exploration of Israeli Music
Born November 19, 1981, is a versatile Israeli singer, composer, and a dedicated Hebrew teacher. After studying at the
University of Applied Arts in Vienna and the Rimon School of Music, she went on to perform with her own band in Jerusalem and Tel Aviv. In August 2022, Shira co-founded “Kadima – the Movement for the Advancement of Women, Girls, and Children in Music” and currently serves as its spokesperson. A resident of Givatayim, Shira balances her impactful musical journey with a fulfilling personal life alongside her husband and child.