Our Mission

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.

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

2018 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

April 8, 2019 -

Spring at Oberlin College means different things to different people, but for the dance students, it means being able to showcase a semester’s worth of hard work and dedication. This spring, there is the added bonus of performing the choreography and teachings of visiting teachers Gil Kerer and Alon Karniel at the Spring Back performance.

March 27, 2019 -

“I think for something so emotional and complicated, the only way to deal with this can be music,” she said. “If I have to talk about it, no way I would find any way out of it. Music, which is for me the natural way to deal with ideas and wide spectrum of emotions and complex things, is exactly the place where I can deal with all the subjects." - Aviya Kopelman, Israel Institute Visiting Artist