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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Two powerful art exhibitions at HBI this fall

Left image ("Lives Eliminated): a young woman sitting under a tree holding a bunch of flowers with a cat nearby, Right image ("Deeply Rooted"): on the left, an image consisting of red threads with a drawing of a woman holding a protest sign; middle: a woman sitting, dressed in a white robe, holding a bible; right: a drawing of a naked woman, shown from behind, with newborn babies laying below and connected to her

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Israeli people protesting with flags at night

By Yofi Tirosh

Recently, I spoke at the protest against Israel's government in New York's Washington Square Park. The response was overwhelming, but I know that criticizing Israel publicly can be difficult for its friends in America...

“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