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The New Barbizon Group, composed of Israeli artists of Soviet descent, brings a unique perspective to the forefront. They intricately explore issues of immigration, identity, and cultural integration in their work, shedding light on the experiences of those who have navigated complex journeys to make Israel their home. Through painting, these artists challenge traditional norms, offering a fresh and thought-provoking take on these important societal issues.
Why do we have a good feeling about a certain decision and a bad feeling about another? If we could make emotionless decisions, would they necessarily be more correct for us? We tend to describe ourselves as rational people who act from cost-benefit considerations. However, our degree of control over decisions is little to zero. Studies done in recent years show that eighty percent of our decisions are made without conscious control. These unconscious processes are controlled by emotion to a greater extent than we would like to admit. What is the place of emotion in making the decision? Can we trust our feelings? The lecture will allow a glimpse of what is happening in our minds and an understanding of the unconscious elements that direct our decisions.
Dr. Liraz Margalit did her doctoral research in psychology, specializing in decision-making, behavior change, and shaping habits, lecturing at conferences in Israel and worldwide. In the last ten years, she has worked with world-renowned brands in Israel and abroad while also having the opportunity to support startups from the first product stages. She has a regular column in the international magazine Psychology. Today, in the business magazine Entrepreneur and, of course, in The Marker.
Gerry Leisman is a Full Professor and Research Fellow at the University of Haifa in Israel and concurrently Professor of Restorative Neurology at the University of Medical Sciences in Havana, Cuba.

His research explores the connection between movement and cognition in developmental stages. He identified brain disconnectivities and holds expertise in Forensic Sciences for international security. Dr. Leisman is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine (UK) and the Association for Psychological Sciences, with senior membership in the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society. He received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the International Association for Functional Neurology & Rehabilitation and is involved in countering the academic boycott of Israel.
Join Savannah for some singing, dancing and storytelling on zoom!
Giraffes Can't Dance is a touching tale of Gerald the giraffe, who wants nothing more than to dance. With crooked knees and thin legs, it's harder for a giraffe than you would think. Gerald is finally able to dance to his own tune when he gets some encouraging words from an unlikely friend.
Watch Savannah sing the story here
ESRA, Telfed, and AACI - have come together to provide you with relevant and reliable information about the war with weekly updates from an official IDF Spokesperson, Public Diplomacy Office, Israel Defense Forces
Nachum Friedman is a clinical psychologist qualified for psychotherapy, supervision of clinical psychology interns and hypno-therapy. Using elements from various treatment approaches, he aspires to find the ones most suitable to the patient, dealing with various life crises, depression and anxiety. He had many years of training and work in the IDF, and is currently self-employed at a private practice, while also providing consultation to public facilities.
Meeting people who went though traumatic experiences can be quite challenging, with a wide possible range of reactions to those experiences, and with an inherent tension: between the desire one has to provide help, and the importance of protecting the mental and psychological well-being of the one offering such help. We shall explore together a balanced approach to it.
ESRA, English speakers’ home in Israel, promotes successful integration of olim, while running education and welfare projects for Israelis in need. Our Welfare Emergency Fund is providing financial firstaid, within 72 hours, directly to families in need, referred to us by municipal Welfare Departments.  
Please consider donating to ESRA's Emergency Fund, any sum is greatly appreciated, so we may continue supporting families whose lives have been torn apart.

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