Thursday, February 23, 2012 - 7:30 p.m.
Unlocking the Secrets of David Ben-Gurion’s Archives
With special guest:
Dr. Paula Kabalo
Founding Director, International Israel Studies Graduate Program
The Ben-Gurion Institute for the Study of Israel and Zionism
East Midwood Jewish Center
1625 Ocean Avenue
$5 admission for adults / Free admission for students.
Refreshments will be served. Dietary laws observed.
R.S.V.P. required by February 15, 2012 to Dana Ben-Benyamin at
firstname.lastname@example.org or 646-452-3702.
Dr. Paula Kabalo is the founding director of the International Israel Studies Graduate Program at the Ben-Gurion Institute for the Study of Israel and Zionism. Located on the Sede Boqer campus of Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, the Institute is home to the Ben-Gurion Archives, the equivalent of a Presidential Library in the United States. The Archives house Ben-Gurion’s extensive collection of personal papers, diaries and letters. Over the years, other important collections have been added from the Israel State Archives, Jabotinsky Archives, Labor Archives and more, providing scholars with a unique window into Israel’s past and the early days of the Zionist movement.
American Associates, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev plays a vital role in sustaining David Ben-Gurion's vision, creating a world-class institution of education and research in the Israeli desert, nurturing the Negev community and sharing the University's expertise locally and around the globe. With some 20,000 students on campuses in Beer-Sheva, Sede Boqer and Eilat in Israel’s southern desert, BGU is a university with a conscience, where the highest academic standards are integrated with community involvement, committed to sustainable development of the Negev.