The Rogatchi Foundation honors Wiess-Livnat faculty member with Humanist of the Year Award.

Rogatchi-FoundationWe are thrilled to announce that Dr. Rachel Perry has been honored as one of four laureates to receive The Ina and Michael Rogatchi Foundation’s Award for 2018 Humanist of the Year. Dr. Perry,  the Weiss-Livnat’s resident art-historian expert and lecturer received the award for her work as the chief curator of the University of Haifa’s exhibition, Arrivals, Departures: The Oscar Ghez Collection.

Founded in 2004 by writer, scholar, and film-maker Inna Rogatchi and her husband renowned artist Michael Rogatchi, The Rogatchi Foundation has several aims including a focus on education, preservation of cultural, historical and spiritual heritage, and providing help and support to cancer patients, the elderly, and children in need. It also promotes the arts and special cultural and educational ‘Outreach to Humanity’ projects globally. The Rogatchi Family have been founders of the internationally acclaimed Arts Against Cancer (AAC) culture charity whose Honorary Chairman was Mstislav Rostropovich.

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Newsletter – Spring 2018

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Newsletter – Spring 2018


The Spring semester is always a special time at the Weiss-Livnat International Program. We begin to see the fruits of our current student’s hard work and dedication and are excited by their success. But it is also a bittersweet time as we begin to bid our current cohort goodbye and prepare for the new cohort’s arrival in October. Please enjoy this newsletter sharing accounts from the past semester, upcoming events and introductions to some of our new students.

Thank-you for following the Weiss-Livnat International MA Program at the University of Haifa. Your continued support and interest is vital to our program’s success.

Arieh J. Kochavi & Yael Granot-Bein

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Museums and Shoah – The Case of Italy: Guest Lecture from Professor Paolo Coen, Università degli Studi di Teramo

download.jpgStudents participating in the course Visual Culture in the Holocaust were honored to hear a fascinating lecture from Professor Paolo Coen on the state of Holocaust memorialization in Italy. In addition to his position at the University in Teramo, Professor Coen also sits on the board of the planned Museo della Shoah in Rome. The museum will be the first of its kind in Italy and is projected to open in 2021.

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