Aerial image of stepped garden leading down to view of city buildings and beyond them, the blue sea.

The Bahá’í Gardens in Haifa

The Schusterman Center for Israel Studies is part of the vibrant academic community at Brandeis. The Center collaborates with and complements a range of centers and institutes, academic departments, schools, and programs at Brandeis.

The Schusterman Center has created a Research Guide to Israel Studies for scholars, educators, students, and anyone wanting to learn more about Israel. With expert-recommended resources and tips for effective research, this is a one-stop shop for Israel Studies queries, needs, and information. Visit our Research Guide to Israel Studies to get started. 

We are now making available recordings of select Schusterman Center events, including lectures, panel discussions and seminars on a variety of topics in Israel Studies. Subscribe to our YouTube channel and start exploring.

Our Israel Studies Syllabus Bank is a repository of Israel Studies syllabi developed by Summer Institute for Israel Studies fellows and presenters, as well Schusterman Center faculty members. We hope it helps educators, professors, and scholars seeking useful bibliographies, models for syllabus design, or pedagogical inspiration. 

The Schusterman Center supports the acquisition of fiction and non-fiction books from Israel, both in Hebrew and in translation to English.

Recent library acquisitions

Thanks to a generous gift by the Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Foundation, the Center features an exhibition of Israeli art curated by Rivka Saker and Marge Goldwater.

Exhibition Details

The Schusterman Center offers Israel education workshops, based on the model of the Summer Institute for Israel Studies, that bring academic content and best practices to the teaching of Israel Studies beyond Brandeis University.