Israeli Neuroscience: New Paths to Knowledge, from the Heart of Jerusalem


Buy your tickets for our upcoming Achshav Yisrael program!

"Israeli Neuroscience: New Paths to Knowledge,from the Heart of Jerusalem" will take place on Sunday, June 10, 2018, 3 - 5 p.m., in Koret hall.

Achshav Yisrael invites you to explore the mysteries of the brain with Professor Adi Mizrahi. Professor Adi Mizrahi is the director of the Edmond & Lily Safra Center for Brain Sciences, and a professor in the Department of Neurobiology, both at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. His work there includes leading a team involved in developing new treatments for neurodegenerative diseases, such as Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s, among other projects.
Currently on sabbatical from Hebrew University, he is a visiting professor of biology at Stanford University.

You already know that Israel is a world leader in many areas of scientific and technological innovation. Would you like to learn more about pioneering Israeli research into the biology of the human brain? Professor Mizrahi will share his expertise in this fascinating field. His presentation will cover:
• Brain plasticity: How much do our brains really change?
• Brain function: The brain as a prediction machine
• Brain repair: Can we replace damaged brain circuits?
• Parenthood: Brain changes when you become a parent
• New treatments: Medical advancements in diseases such as Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s

A light Israeli buffet will be included.

Adults advance registration: $15
17 & under (or still in high school): FREE
Advance registration required for all ages (below or call Beth Jones at 415-940-7092).

Those wanting to attend who can not afford the standard admission fee due to financial hardship should contact the CBS office in advance to work out an exceptional fee.

ABOUT ACHSHAV YISRAEL: Achshav Yisrael’s mission is to provide quality programming about Israel to Congregation Beth Sholom and the broader community. Achshav Yisrael programs are open to all age groups and will occur on a regular basis. We intend to create a safe space at CBS for community exploration of Israel.

Achshav Yisrael Steering Committee Members: David Agam, Eileen Auerbach, Becky Buckwald, Sandra Cohen, Betsy Eckstein, Ira Levy, Ephraim Margolin, and Maureen Samson