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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HBI Scholars in residence, 5 womenThe HBI Scholars in Residence Program brings scholars, writers and artists working on any aspect of Jewish women’s and gender studies to HBI in order to devote time to their research. Read about HBI's upcoming Scholars in Residence.

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By Shula Mola The last time I tried to draw a butterfly, my little daughter asked if there were butterflies in Ethiopia. So clumsy was what I drew that she imagined that maybe I had never seen a butterfly. Even though my own daughter cannot recognize my attempts at art, I didn’t let that fact […]

“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