News From The Naomi Foundation

The Kadar Family Award for Outstanding Research at Tel Aviv University, inaugurated in 2015, celebrates pioneering scientists and scholars who have reached the highest levels of excellence in both research and teaching. The Award is granted annually to four TAU researchers, two senior and two junior faculty members, from across the entire spectrum of faculties […]

The 2018 Naomi Prawer Kadar Fellowship brought five Columbia University students to Tel Aviv and Poland to engage in Yiddish scholarship and deepen there understanding of Yiddish language and culture. The fellows documented their journey through a blog. Read one of their posts below and visit the following site to read additional reflections: Where […]

The Naomi Foundation is proud to partner with Manor-Cabri to train teachers and transform school environments through research-based learning. Their Mitzraf program helps principals and teachers create a different teaching and learning experience, narrow educational gaps and provide equal opportunities to every school student. In 2018 the Mitzraf approach was implemented for the first time […]

The Naomi Foundation recently spoke with Dr. Hannah Pollin-Galay about her newest book, “Ecologies of Witnessing: Language, Place, and Holocaust Testimony.” Dr. Pollin-Galay is a Senior Lecturer in Literature at Tel Aviv University, with a specialization in Yiddish literature and culture. The Naomi Foundation is proud to have partnered with Tel Aviv University to create this […]

Meet Meng Yang. After attending the 2015 Naomi Prawer Kadar International Yiddish Summer Program at Tel Aviv University, Meng produced the first Chinese-Yiddish song known to history. Meng – a Chinese national fluent in English and German – decided to learn Hebrew and Yiddish while working on her Ph.D. dissertation exploring Jewish exile in Shanghai […]

The Naomi Foundation congratulates Tel-Aviv University’s Dr. Oded Hod on the publication of his research in the journal, Nature Materials. You might not know what robust microscale superlubricity is, but you probably understand the role of friction in our lives. “Who doesn’t know what friction is?,” remarked Dr. Oded Hod in his Kadar Family Award […]

The Naomi Foundation and Tel Aviv University are proud to announce the 2018 recipients of the Kadar Family Award for Outstanding Research. These senior and junior level professors at Tel Aviv University have achieved the highest levels of distinction with their pioneering research. They will be filming video clips about their projects (stay tuned – […]

Eddy Portnoy shocked and dazzled a crowd of about eighty Yiddishists, Yiddish enthusiasts, and students at the annual Naomi Prawer Kadar Memorial Lecture at Columbia University. After words by the Naomi Foundation’s Maya Kadar Kovalsky and an introduction by Columbia’s Jeremy Dauber, Portnoy spoke about “Bad Rabbis, Brawlers, Psychics, and Thieves: Sensationalism in the Yiddish […]

Dr. Hannah Pollin-Galay will join the Literature Department of Tel Aviv University in 2018 as Senior Lecturer in Literature with specialization in Yiddish literature and culture. Dr. Pollin-Galay is an interdisciplinary scholar of Holocaust and Memory Studies. Currently a visiting professor at U-Mass Amherst, Dr. Pollin Galay has held positions at U-Penn, the United States […]

Mazal tov to the recipients of the Kadar Family Award for Outstanding Research at Tel Aviv University! The 2017 recipients are as follows:   Prof. Oded Hod  of the Raymond and Beverly Sackler School of Chemistry, Raymond and Beverly Sackler Faculty of Exact Sciences Learn about professor Hod’s research on friction at nanoscale interfaces here.       […]