The Hadassah-Brandeis Institute (HBI) develops fresh ways of thinking about Jews and gender worldwide by producing and promoting scholarly research, artistic projects and public engagement.

One of the world's only academic centers of its kind, HBI provides research resources and programs for scholars, students and the public. The Institute publishes books and a journal, convenes international conferences and local programming, and offers competitive grant and internship programs

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 Dr. Cochav Elkayam-Levy is a White woman with long light brown hairThe Diane Markowicz Memorial Lecture on Gender and Human Rights with Dr. Cochav Elkayam-Levy
War Crimes Redefined: The Oct. 7th Attack by Hamas on Women, Children and Families 
March 10 | 4-5:30 pm ET | HYBRID: In-person at Brandeis University and live streamed | MORE

Upcoming Application Deadlines

HBI Scholars in Residence Program: February 16, 2024

HBI Gilda Silfka Internship Program: March 8, 2024

HBI is delighted to announce the recipients of the 2024 HBI Research Awards! Every year HBI awards grants to support research or artistic projects in Jewish women’s and gender studies. This year, HBI awarded $44,000 in grants to 10 junior and senior researchers.

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Fresh Ideas from HBI: The HBI Blog

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The Student Docent program for HBI’s exhibitions in the Kniznick Gallery this fall allowed HBI to give students opportunities to assist in all aspects of mounting and presenting an art exhibition.

“HBI is providing an important model of women supporting other women, by saying, ‘We think your work and creativity is really valuable and we think it should be heard around the world and we will help you with that.’ Who else is going to do that?”

Elana Sztokman, HBI Author, recipient of two Jewish Book Awards