New York University’s Taub Center for Israel Studies will host “100 Years of Hashomer Hatzair: Assessing the Significance of a Political Movement,” a one-day conference on the Zionist youth movement that began in Austria-Hungary, on Sunday, December 2, 2-7 p.m. at NYU’s King Juan Carlos I of Spain Center (first-floor screening room), 53 Washington Square South (between Thompson and Sullivan Streets).
The event is free and open to the public, but an RSVP is required to firstname.lastname@example.org or 212.998.8981. Seating is limited. Subways: A, C, D, E, F, M (West 4th Street). Reporters interested in attending must RSVP to James Devitt, NYU’s Office of Public Affairs, at 212.998.6808 or email@example.com.
Opening remarks will be delivered by Professor Ronald Zweig, director of the Taub Center for Israel Studies, and Gal Peleg of Hashomer Hatzair USA. Conference sessions are as follows:
* 2 - 3:30 p.m.: Screening of “Inventing Our Life,” a documentary on kibbutz life by Toby Perl Freilich
* 4 – 7 p.m.: Paper Presentations and Discussion
Presentations include: “Against the Stream: Nine Decades of Hashomer Hatzair in North America” (Arial Hurwitz, the Open University and Academic College Seminar Hakibbutzim); “Like a Phoenix: The Revival of Hashomer Hatzair Youth Movement in the Aftermath of the Holocaust” (Eli Tzur, Givat Haviva /Academic College Seminar Hakibbutzim); “The Impact of Experiential Education and Dialogue in Adolescence” (Efrat Levy, Empire State College State University); and “The Relevance of Hashomer Hatzair Ideology to Contemporary Israel” (Anat Maor, the Open University and NYU’s Taub Center for Israel Studies).