TAU 2018 Annual Gala

Tel Aviv University invites you to a special international event



and their commitment to technology, education, health and Israel


  • Prof. Joseph Klafter, President, Tel Aviv University
  • Richard Sincere, National Chairman, American Friends of TAU

Event at a Glance:

Program details

Gala Dinner

Honoring Susan and Henry Samueli.

On December 12th, 6:30pm – reception / cocktails, 7:00pm – dinner

Amazing Israeli director, actor and singer, Noa Tishby will be our MC for the evening!

Read more about her here:   https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Noa_Tishby  


We are so excited to share that the creators and writers of FaudaAvi Issacharoff and Lior Raz – will be joining us as speakers for the gala!

Fauda is a TV series, aired in Israel during 2015 and gained international success, and is now available on Netflix.

You can read more about it here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fauda


Avi is an alum of TAU and is a journalist, he’s a middle east analyst for The Times of Israel and Walla. Also the Palestinians and Arab affairs correspondent for Ha’aretz.

Lior is also the lead actor in the series, he won the Israeli Academy Award for his performance in the show.

Film & Media Symposium

On December 13th, 10am-12pm, at the Peninsula Hotel in Beverly Hills.


  • Dr. Shmuel Duvdevani – researcher and professor at the Tisch School of Film and Television, journalist and “Ynet” film critic.
  • Two of our successful alumni

–        Ms. Elite Zexer – creator of the full-length film “Sand Storm”. The film won the Grand Jury Prize at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival, as well as Best Film Award at the Ophir Awards, and it was selected as the Israeli entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 89th Academy Awards.     

                        Read more about the film here: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt4365518/

–        Mr. Lior Geller – an Israeli-American writer, director and producer of the short film “Roads”, the film was nominated for an Academy Award and Emmy Award. It played at over 60 festivals in 36 countries, winning 24 awards (Guinness World Record for most prizes awarded for a short student  film), including top prizes at the Jerusalem Film Festival, the Beijing Film Festival and from the International Association of Film Schools.

                        Read more about the film here: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1216504/


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