Summer Institute for Israel Studies: assists faculty in colleges and universities who have been asked to design new courses in Israel Studies.

Schusterman Scholars: The Schusterman Center support GSAS students whose dissertation research focuses on Israel. With desk space in the center, they form part of the community of the Schusterman Center that includes faculty, visiting scholars and staff.

Grants & Fellowships: the Schusterman Center sponsors fellowships for graduate students and undergraduate travel awards as well as post-doctoral fellowships.

Jellyfish: The Schusterman Center's online resource center for Israel Studies

Taglit-Birthright Israel Research: pdfs of past research projects.

Library Guide: Near Eastern and Judaic Studies:
Provides an exhaustive and organized overview of Jewish life and knowledge from the Bible to the contemporary State of Israel, from Rabbinic to modern Yiddish literature, from Kabbalah to "Americana" and from Zionism to the contribution of Jews to world cultures.


The Schusterman Series in Israel Studies

Brandeis University Press: Jewish Studies

Tauber Institute for the Study of European Jewry

Hadassah-Brandeis Institute

Israeli Studies Journal (Schusterman Center)

Cohen Center for Modern Jewish Studies

Brandeis Library: Israel Studies Acquisitions

Crown Center for Middle East Studies

Academics and Research

Academic Departments

NEJSNear East and Judaic Studies
The Department of Near Eastern and Judaic Studies (NEJS) bears a proud tradition of scholarly excellence in the fields that it embraces: the study of the Jewish people, including their history, religion, and literature; the history, languages and culture of the Bible and ancient Near East; and Arabic and Islamic Civilizations.

Hebrew Language and Literature
The Hebrew Language and Literature Program enables students to function in the Hebrew language at all levels and in all skills.  In addition, the program recognizes the needs of the greater community of Hebrew learners in America by providing instruction and guidance on various issues of Hebrew language acquisition.

Academic and Research Centers

crown centerCrown Center for Middle East Studies

Produces balanced, objective, and dispassionate research regarding all aspects of the contemporary Middle East.  Services include:

Education: The staff at the Crown Center teach innovative courses at Brandeis University to advance the students knowledge of the region.
: including the Middle East Brief, The Crown Papers, Essay Series, and Crown Update.
Research and Grants: The Crown Center announces the availability of summer travel and study grants for eligible undergraduate students.


Hornstein Jewish Professional Leadership Program

Combines intensive academics, field-based experiences, and international travel to prepare visionary leaders for the twenty-first-century Jewish community.  Opportunities include:

Foster Seminar in Israel: Partnering with the Jewish Community Center Association (JCCA) Israel office, the seminar provides an incomparable experience allowing participants to explore Israel in its 6th decade.
Field Experience: Each student is placed in a Jewish organization to conduct specified projects under the mentorship of a leader within the organization and in conjunction with a Brandeis faculty member.
iCenter Fellows: The iCenter is dedicated to igniting a passion for and a commitment to Israel in the hearts and minds of young Jews.

SchustermanSchusterman Center for Israel Studies

The Center is committed to advancing knowledge and understanding of the modern State of Israel by training a new generation of scholars and teachers, building a vibrant academic community, and supporting research, publications, and conferences.  Programs include: