Tel Aviv University

invited to a special international event honouring


and their commitment
to technology, education, health and Israel

Annual Gala


Environmental Symposium – Cleantech and the Battle Against Climate Change

Will be held at Beverly Hills City Hall on December 12th, 12pm-2pm

The symposium will be featuring:

  • Prof. Colin Price –  Head of the Porter School of Environment and Erath Sciences.
  • Mr. Aaron Tartakovsky – an entrepreneur in the field of water-treatments, a TAU alumnus,and an AFTAU board member.
  • Mr. David Nahai – former CEO and Commission President of the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power, former Chairman of the Los Angeles Regional Water Quality Control, and former Senior Advisor to the Clinton Climate Initiative.

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!


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.

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.     

–        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.

Event at a glance:

  • Date: 12 -13 December 2018

  • Venue: Skirball Cultural Center, 2701 North Sepulveda Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90049

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