March 26, 2018 Announcement of new leadership and faculty at the Schusterman Center: BrandeisNOW article

March 13, 2018 Dr. Rachel Fish and Dr. Marci Borenstein's eJewish Philanthropy article "The Case for Rigorous Israel Education for High School Students"

Dec. 18, 2017 Dr. Walker Robins' Washington Post article "The biggest fans of President Trump’s Israel policy? Evangelical Christians."

Dec. 12, 2017 "Interest in the Academic Study of Israel is Growing in India", Summer Institute for Israel Studies alumni Csaba Nikolenyi and Rohee Dasgupta interviewed in Canadian Jewish News.

Dec. 7, 2017 radio interview with Dr. Rachel Fish about President Trump's call to move the US embassy: Listen

Nov. 13, 2017 CBN news interview with Dr. Rachel Fish about Essential Israel: Essays for the 21st Century

Screenshot of Rachel Fish on CBN News

Still from video of Rabinyan lecture

Video: Dorit Rabinyan, Nov. 6, 2017

Past events

News & Events

Cover of book by Francine Klagsburn

Conversation with National Jewish Book Award winner Francine Klagsbrun

Thursday, April 26, 2018

4:30 - 6:00 PM
Schusterman Center for Israel Studies
3rd Floor, Mandel Center for the Humanities
Brandeis University
Wheelchair accessible, light refreshments served
Francine Klagsbrun will be at Brandeis to launch her National Jewish Book Award-winning Lioness: Golda Meir and the Nation of Israel (Schocken Books, 2017). Join the author in conversation with Dr. Judith Rosenbaum, executive director of the Jewish Women's Archive.

Lioness is the definitive biography of the iron-willed leader, chain-smoking political operative, and tea-and-cake-serving grandmother who became the fourth prime minister of Israel. Klagsbrun’s superbly researched and masterfully recounted story of Israel’s founding mother gives us a Golda for the ages.

Klagsbrun is the author of more than a dozen books, including The Fourth Commandment: Remember the Sabbath Day and Married People: Staying Together in the Age of Divorce. Klagsbrun was also the editor of the best-selling Free to Be... You and Me and is a regular columnist for The Jewish Week, a contributing editor to Lilith, and on the editorial board of Hadassah Magazine. Her writing has also appeared in the New York Times, The Boston Globe, Newsweek, and Ms. Magazine.

Our 10th-Anniversary Celebration and Conference

On Sunday, March 25th, and Monday, March 26th, 2018, we celebrated our 10th anniversary as a center. The Ilan Troen Lectures on Contemporary Israel Affairs featured Daniel Shapiro, former U.S. Ambassador to Israel, and Rivka Carmi, President of Ben Gurion University of the Negev. An academic conference followed.

Video recordings

BrandeisNOW article

Brandeis Justice article

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. More...

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