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ALEF 2010

ALEF 2010

Sunday, January 17, 2010
The Beverly Hills Hotel
9641 Sunset Boulevard - Beverly Hills, CA

The Hebrew University of Jerusalem: Building a Brighter Future through Knowledge, Imagination & Innovation

ALEF 2010 Co-Chairs: David Lehrer & Mark Vidergauz

Keynote Speaker: Kenneth Turan, film critic for The Los Angeles Times and National Public Radio's "Morning Edition," will present, The Last Shall Be First: The Stunning Renaissance of Israeli Cinema

Insightful and Provocative Discussion Panels Include:

  • A Dissonant Trio: Islam, Israel and the United States 
    Moderator, Ambassador Efraim Halevy
    Scheduled panelists:  Dr. Omar M. Kader and Prof. Moshe Ma'oz.
  • A Glimpse into the Future: Brain Research's Promise, Dangers and You
    Moderator: Prof. Antonio Damasio
    Scheduled panelists: Prof. Eilon Vaadia, Prof. Hermona Soreq, and Prof. Terrence J. Sejnowski
  • AntiSemitism: A Curable or Lethal Obsession?
    Introduction by Vidal Sassoon
    Scheduled panelists: Prof. Robert Wistrich in conversation with Prof. Michael Berenbaum and David A. Lehrer

Download the ALEF 2010 Invitation and Response Form to learn more about the program and other speakers.

For more information, contact Sheri Kaufer at 310.843.3100 or

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