In the News

Yehudah Mirsky's book Rav Kook: Mystic in a Time of Revolution nominated for 2016 Sami Rohr Prize for Jewish Literature.

David Ellenson gives a webinar to the Summer Institute fellows on "Jewish Religious Pluralism in Israel" [10-14-2015]

Video about SIIS touts program's success in expanding Israel Studies courses in nearly 200 colleges and universities.

For past events click here.


In MemoriamMichael Feige

Prof. Michael Feige, who was a Visiting Professor at Brandeis’ Schusterman Center for Israel Studies, NEJS and Anthropology, was one of the victims of the terror attack in central Tel Aviv on Wednesday night, June 8. Professor Feige was a beloved colleague and friend of many in our community and a reminder of how close terror is to each of our lives. [Ilan Troen, Founding Director].

From Haaretz

From the Ben-Gurion University website...

Schusterman Scholar Combines Spirituality with Academics in his Role as Navy Chaplain

For more about Jason Olson, Schusterman Scholar and NEJS PhD...  

For more about Schusterman Scholars...

Israel Studies Seminars for University Faculty

Summer Institute for Israel Studies
The 2016 Summer Institute for Israel Studies takes place at Brandeis June 14-26. This is our 13th summer hosting university professors for an intensive two-week seminar, enabling them to then teach the subject at their own universities.

Crash Course on Israel Studies
Israel: Balance and Complexity, the Schusterman Center's Crash Course on Israel Studies, will be repeated for faculty in New York, January 11-14, 2017. Stay tuned for registration details...

Israel Education Project; Beyond the Academy

High-School Students
This summer the Schusterman Center is hosting, for the first time, a Young Leaders Conference on Israel Studies (June 27-30 at Brandeis) for college-bound teens seeking to lead the discourse about Israel on campus. This opportunity to educate high-school students about the complexities of Israeli society – its successes and its challenges, is fundamental to our work outside the academy.

From Anti-Semitism to Anti-Zionism: Preparing High School Students for The New Reality: On November 14-15, 2016, the Schusterman Center is hosting a conference in Fort Lee, New Jersey, for Jewish day school educators. The program is supported by the Avi Chai Foundation. For details and registration...

Around Town

Israeli Stage
Israeli Stage presents staged readings and full productions of Israeli plays in English, under the artistic direction of Emerson College alumnus, Guy Ben-Aharon. Click here for details of its current season.

For other Israel-related events in the Boston area, visit the Israeli Consulate website.