​January 8, 2024

Seminar: The experiences of social workers in culturally matched therapeutic dyads.

Lina Lifshitz-Rozin, Ph. Candidate, Department of Social Work

Dr. Galia Plotkin Amrami, Discussant, Department of Education

The presentation will address the effects of cultural matching between therapists and patients and the specific case of therapists and patients who are both immigrants from the former Soviet Union in Israel. Presented will be the therapists' reactions in this setting: their countertransference and the motion between closeness and distancing from their patients.


April 3-4, 2024

Conference: Migration in Israeli contexts: Voices that have not been heard.  

In collaboration with Ben-Gurion Institute for the Study of Zionism and The Open University.

Coordinators: Dr. Aviad Moreno, Dr. Itamar Raday, Prof. Julia Mirsky

In the long tradition of migration research in Israel, immigrants have been assigned to categories based on wide areas of descent (Mizrahi, American, South American, Russian, East European etc.). This categorization led to the development of generalizations, myths and stereotypes. The conference attempt to correct these misconceptions by telling the stories of small groups of immigrants and of groups whose narratives have not been heard, such as immigrants from Turkey, Hungary etc. It also addresses issues like return migration and continuous migration.

Attach: ​Conference: Migration in Israeli contexts (Hebrew)

April 15, 2024

Seminar: Go West – Iranian pioneers establishing the Bahai community in Ireland.

Tova Makhani-Belkin, Ph.D. Candidate, Department of Sociology & Anthropology

The Bahai religion spread around the world through a net of emissaries (pioneers) from Iran who have been sent to teach the religion and establish new communities. Ireland was one of the target countries and in the 50ties a pioneer from Iran arrived in Ireland and amassed

many Irish followers. To date, the Bahai community in Ireland includes mostly Irish men and women and some Iranian Bahai asylum seekers who received refugee status in Ireland.


May 2024­

Conference: Holocaust and Refugees

In collaboration with Raab Center for the Study of Holocaust

Coordinator: Prof. Jackie Feldman, Department of Sociology and Anthropology


June 2024

Seminar: Lessons from the Conference on Migration in Israeli contexts: Voices that have not been heard.

Dr. Aviad Moreno, Ben Gurion Institute for the Study of Zionism