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Event Category: Events 2022

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“At the Movies”

Sunday 6th November 4pm

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the prestigious Steve Tisch School of Film and Television at Tel Aviv University, AFTAU showcased three award winning short films to a full house at JIFF!

It was a wonderful social event and the audience was captivated by the outstanding quality of work emanating from the film school. The screening was followed by an informative Q&A with film director and editor
Hadas Ayalon!

  • Her Dance

    Director: Bar Cohen

    Audience Award and the award for best student international short at the Palm Springs ShortFest, Grand Jury Prix for acting in AFI Fest and audience award films at School Fest Munich.

    Estranged from her family, Aya shows up uninvited to her sister’s wedding Shabbat dinner. Her presence threatens to reveal family secrets and lies.

  • Neurim

    Director: Shay Lee Atary

    Winner Short Film Award, Hamptons International Film Festival, Winner Best Director Award, Poitiers International Film Festival, Winner Jury Award for Best Fiction Film, International Festival-Workshop of Film schools KINOPROBA.

    Breezes of desire permeate daily rehabilitation routines when a relationship develops between Orr and her new physiotherapist after an injury.

  • Paris on the Water

    Director: Hadas Ayalon

    Winner Silver Medal- Student Academy Awards, USA, Winner Student Award Best Live Action Short- Palm Springs International ShortFest.

    Bathya is a former movie star who feels that her life is finally about to change. After years of frustration, she is offered a role in a movie, but on the morning of the audition, she forced to re-examine her priorities in life.

Followed by

Q & A

Moderated by award winning producer and director Danny Ben-Moshe with Hadas Ayalon, Tel Aviv University alum and award winning director of “Paris on the Water” – live from Israel.

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Visit from TAU President Prof Ariel Porat

June 2022

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“Visit from TAU President Prof Ariel Porat a huge success”

Professor Ariel Porat, recently visited Australia with Amos Elad, Vice President for Resource Development at Tel Aviv University.
The visit was a real morale booster for The Australian Friends of Tel Aviv University and highlighted just how important TAU regards the work that we do.

Prof Porat was accompanied by Clive Donner, AFTAU Federal President, Jenny Hillman, AFTAU NSW President and David Solomon, AFTAU Federal CEO on their visit to Melbourne. They utilised the opportunity to catch up with both existing and potentially new supporters and also met with several next-generation members of supporter families.

  • Rosie Potaznik AFTAU (Vic) President

    “There was so much goodwill created by President, Professor Ariel Porat and Vice President Amos Elad’s visit.
    Perhaps the most meaningful moment for me was attending the Australia Israel Chamber of Commerce lunch to welcome Prof Porat and introduce him to University CEO’s and Chancellors.
    I had the pleasure to meet Melbourne University Vice-Chancellor, the Chief Executive, Professor Duncan Maskell who gave me the green light to collaborate with Melbourne University Law school. This visit also inspired committee members to become more active in making a difference to the success and future of AFTAU.”

  • Roger Mendelson AFTAU (Vic) Deputy President

    “The visit was a major motivator for myself and the Friends. We can see just how leading edge TAU is and what a wonderful institution it is. It is an honour for us to help it in its endeavours. If we want to help Israel and combat anti-Semitism around the world, supporting TAU is a great way to do it.”

  • Dr Harry Perelberg AFTAU(Vic) Vice President

    “First impressions of President Ariel Porat are that TAU is is in expert hands with him at the helm. He is highly intelligent, approachable and a gifted communicator steering Israel’s largest university in the right direction.He is a world renowned Professor and former Dean of the Faculty of Law.”

  • Marshall Segan AFTAU(Vic) Treasurer

    “The recent visit by Professor Ariel Porat, President of Tel Aviv University with Amos Elad Vice President for Resource Development was personally for me an exciting and motivating time. If the top people at TAU wish to invest this much time in Australia ,clearly we have great potential to expand our work and ensure that TAU remains one of the top world Universities”.

Cocktail party in honour of Prof Ariel Porat

At a cocktail party held in Dov and Rosie Potaznik’s home, Prof Porat spoke about how the Periphery Scholarship Fund has boosted accessibility to higher education among Israelis from disadvantaged backgrounds and outlying communities.

The Periphery Program recruits high school students based on their achievements relative to their classmates, rather than on standardised admissions tests that pitch them against privileged peers from the country’s wealthier central region. It provides financial, academic, emotional and social support alongside career and employment guidance.A third year PPE Honours student at TAU’s Faculty of Humanities and a participant of the Periphery Program shared her experiences on a live stream from Israel, which was a highlight!

Collaborations – AFTAU at Monash University

TAU’s emphasis is on building relationships with Australian institutions. To this end, a wonderful event was held at Monash University Law Faculty Moot Court in honour of the late Emeritus Professor Louis Waller AO.

The Fireside Chat in support of the clinical law programs at Monash University and Buchmann Faculty of Law, Tel Aviv University featured lecturers and students from both universities sharing ideas on how they can improve their programs to help disadvantaged people who need legal support.
At a time when university students in Australia are passing motions supporting BDS and demonising Israel, this was a great opportunity to build trust and respect.

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Genomic approaches in personalised medicine

Around 500 million people in the world have hearing loss and 1 in 200 children are born with a hearing impairment. About 50% of these cases are caused by a genetic mutation.

Prof. Avraham is a globally renowned human geneticist. Vice Dean of the Sackler Faculty of Medicine at Tel Aviv University, she is also Principal Investigator in the Laboratory of Neural & Sensory Genomics & Professor in the Department of Human Molecular Genetics and Biochemistry.

Please join us to hear Prof. Avraham talk about genomic approaches in precision medicine, as well as her ground-breaking research for an innovative treatment for deafness and developmental delay, based on the delivery of genetic material into the cells of the inner ear.

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