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.


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Upcoming Events

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...


Summoned: Identification and Religious Life in a Jewish Neighborhood

Thursday, April 14
2:30 p.m.
Pearlman Lounge

Israeli sociologist Iddo Tavory, Assistant Professor of Sociology at New York University, was invited by Brandeis' Department of Sociology to give this talk on the orthodox Jewish community in Los Angeles. 

Free and open to the public.


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 scis@brandeis.edu.

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...


Also on Campus

Wednesday, April 20th at 7:00 PM in Schwartz Hall, student group BIPAC has invited the former senior advisor to the Minister of Education in Israel to speak about the Israeli public education system. Alon Futterman is director of a new Israeli government initiative, seeking teachers of English for underprivileged neighborhoods. Facebook link...


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.