Office of the Chief Rabbi

Israeli scientists educate crowd in Birmingham for Israel’s 70th

Event

Two Israeli scientists shared their expert knowledge and provided fascinating insights into their work at the first of many Israel70 events taking place in Birmingham to celebrate Israel’s 70th anniversary. University Faculty Chair Mouna Maron and Chief Vet Igal Horowitz discussed their respective work, with Ms Maon speaking about her research into memory and emotion and Mr Horowitz discussing historical figures who owned large menageries. People came from as far afield as Coventry to attend the event and all rated the speakers very highly.

Evaluation from Ruth Jacobs, Organiser:

‘The event attracted a very good quality audience who were inspired to hear the speakers. This event was important to the shul as it launched a series of Israel 70 events. The program attracted members of the audience who would not usually come to events in the shul and also attracted non shul members and people from neighbouring communities.’

Participant Feedback:

  • ‘An excellent event. Both speakers were very informative, highlighting the wonderful and very important work that they were doing in their individual fields.’
  • ‘A very interesting and stimulating talk by two charming Israeli academics.’
  • ‘I greatly enjoyed it and appreciated hearing two enthusiastic scientists talk about their work. They were both excellent communicators with fascinating topics.’
  • ‘Superb! Inspiring! Heart-warming! Made one proud to be a Jew!’