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The Israel Institute enhances knowledge about modern Israel through the expansion of accessible, innovative learning opportunities, on and beyond campus. The Institute's many programs and initiatives advance rigorous teaching, research, and discourse about modern Israel.

Latest From The Institute

We have new phone numbers! Click on the image to note our new phone numbers as well as changes to our academic program offerings.

2019 Guide to Experts: Visiting Israeli faculty and artists are available to give talks and performances on campus and in the wider community.

You are welcome to download this Israel's Foreign Policy Sample Syllabus as a model for your own Israel Studies course.

News & Events

October 18, 2019 -

"Sophomore Yaim Steinberg said it was the first time any of the students had done post-dramatic work that excited them but also pushed them out of their comfort zones. After this experience, they feel better prepared for whatever comes next."

October 6, 2019 -

In this episode, Israel Institute Teaching Fellow Jason Lustig interviews Dr. Shayna Weiss, associate director of the Schusterman Center for Israel Studies at Brandeis University, about Israeli television, the representation of ultra-Orthodox Jews in this medium, and why this matters when examining Israel in a global context.


Jewish History Matters is a podcast dedicated to exploring why Jewish history matters through in-depth discussions of new research and enduring debates about Jewish history and culture.