In the News

"What do College Students Know about Israel?" - Diagnostic Tool developed with Cohen Center for Modern Jewish Studies.

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.

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Upcoming Events

Justice Louis Brandeis and the Transformation of American Zionism
Vision, Identity, and Legacy

Tuesday, March 1, 2016
6:30 - 8:00 p.m.
Rapaporte Treasure Hall, Goldfarb Library

Part of the centennial series of events celebrating Justice Brandeis, this roundtable discussion that will examine how Louis Brandeis transformed, popularized, and idealized American Zionism in line with his progressive social ideals. 
For details...
This event will be live-streamed at

From Dual Loyalty to Offended Liberalism
Continuities and Discontinuities in the American Jewish - Israel Relationship


Tuesday, March 29
6:30 - 8:00 p.m.
Rapaporte Treasure Hall, Goldfarb Library

Free and open to the public. Refreshments served.

Dr. Daniel Gordis is senior vice president and the Koret Distinguished Fellow at Shalem College, the only liberal arts college in Israel. The author of more than ten books, Gordis is a regular columnist for both the Jerusalem Post and for Bloomberg ViewMore here...

Israel and the Mediamedia conference

Public conference

April 3-4, 2016
Olin-Sang Auditorium (Sunday)
Sherman Hall, Hassenfeld Conference Center (Monday)

Conference featuring Ethan Bronner as inaugural speaker of the Ilan Troen Lecture on Contemporary Israel Affairs.
For program and registration (recommended)...

Abraham Joshua Heschel and his Role in the Civil Rights Struggles of the 1960s

Tuesday, April 12marmur
6:30 - 8:00 p.m.
Reading Room, 3rd floor Mandel Center for the Humanities

Free and open to the public. Refreshments served.

Dr. Michael Marmur is provost of Hebrew Union College. His book Abraham Joshua Heschel and the Sources of Wonder was just published by University of Toronto Press.  More here...

Organized American Jewish Political Support for Israel, 1943-1963
An Historical Analysis

Tuesday, April 19
12:00-1:30 p.m.Moshe Fox

Schusterman Center Conference Room

Free and open to the public.
Lunch (kosher) will be served: Kindly RSVP to

Dr. Moshe Fox graduated the Hebrew University with a BA from the Department of Jewish Studies, an MA from the Institute of Contemporary Jewry and a PhD in Contemporary Jewish Studies. During his tenure at the Foreign Ministry he was posted twice to the Embassy of Israel in Washington DC and to the Consulate General of Israel to the Mid-West (Chicago). More here...

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.