About The Event

Organized By: 
The Schusterman Center for Israel Studies at Brandeis University
Partner Organization: 
Brandeis University's Hebrew Program, The Jewish Studies Program at Colby College, Middlebury Language Schools, Hebrew College, and Northeastern University Hillel
When: 
Thursday, January 21, 2021 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm
Where: 
Zoom Event

6:00pm EST/4:00pm PST

For details and to register: https://www.brandeis.edu/israel-center/events/index.html#text

Through texts found in their natural habitat, in the streets of Tel Aviv, we'll decipher textual graffiti, lost pet ads and stickers. We'll talk about the influence of other languages on Modern Hebrew and celebrate the different cultural and linguistic layers of Israeli society. We'll also talk about words like "haverimot", about gender and inclusive language. Free and open to the public. Registration required in order to receive the Zoom link. 

 

Speaker:
Guy Sharett teaches Hebrew in the Shanghai International Studies University in Shanghai, China. He has a B.A in Linguistics of Hebrew Language from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem and an M.A from the University of London. Sharett, who was born in Ashdod, Israel, speaks seven languages, and is the presenter of the Streetwise Hebrew podcast, where he teaches Hebrew using music and pop culture, talking about slang, intonation, grammar and identity. 

Moderator:
Shayna Weiss is the associate director of the Schusterman Center for Israel Studies at Brandeis University. 

This event is part of the How to Revive a Dead Language in 100 years series organized by the Consulate General of Israel to New England, and co-hosted by Brandeis University's Hebrew Program, The Schusterman Center for Israel Studies at Brandeis University, The Jewish Studies Program at Colby College, Middlebury Language Schools, Hebrew College, and Northeastern University Hillel.

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