The following list represents an effort by an Association for Israel Studies to identify centers, institutes, study programs, endowed chairs, and faculty that focus on the academic study of modern Israel. It includes only institutions whose primary focus is on modern Israel, rather than on Jewish or Middle Eastern studies more broadly. It also excludes institutions or organizations that focus primarily on policy advocacy or public outreach rather than scholarly research and instruction

The Arizona Center for Judaic Studies, The University of Arizona
Director: J. Edward Wright
The J. Edward Wright Endowed Professor of Judaic Studies
Tuscon, Arizona
Tel: (520) 626-5758

Arnold Center for Jewish Studies, College of Charleston
Director: Prof. Joshua Shane
Sylvia Vlosky Yaschik Jewish Studies Center
96 Wentworth Street, Room 302
Charleston, SC 29424
Tel: 843.953.3929

Australian Centre for Jewish Civilisation, Monash University
Rebecca Margolis, Director, and Pratt Foundation Chair of the Australian Centre for Jewish Civilisation
Unit, Israel and Middle East
Victoria 3800, Australia
Tel: 61-3-9905-2160

Azrieli Institute of Israel Studies, Concordia University
Director: Prof. Csaba Nikolenyi
1455 de Maisonneuve St. West, Room SB-435
Montreal, Quebec
H3G 1M8
Tel: 514-848-2424 ext: 8721

Ben Gurion Chair for Israel and Middle East Studies, Heidelberg Center for Jewish Studies
Director: Prof. Johannes Becke
Landfriedstrasse 12
D-69117 Heidelberg, Germany
Tel: +49-6221-5419261

Center for Israel Studies, Binghamton University
Director: Prof. Randy Friedman
Library Tower 1312
Binghamton University Campus
4400 Vestal Parkway East
Binghamton, NY 13902
(607) 777-2443

Center for Israel Studies, American University
Director: Prof. Michael Brenner
4400 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
Batt-Tomb T21
Washington, DC. 20016-8029, USA
Tel: 202-885-3780
Fax: 202-885-1318

Department of Hebrew and Jewish Studies, University College London
Director: Dr. Neill Lochery
Hebrew and Jewish Studies
Foster Court, Gower Street
London WC1E 6BT, United Kingdom
Tel: (00 44) 20-7679-7171
Fax: (00 44) 20-7209-1026

Department of Israel and the Jewish Communities Studies, Institute of Oriental Studies of the Russian Academy of Sciences (Russian)
Head: Dr. Dmitriy Maryasis
12 Rozhdestvenka St.
Moscow, Russia 103753
Tel: +7 495 624-8485

Graduate School of Jewish Studies, Touro University
Director: Prof. Mervin F. Verbit
50 West 23rd Street — Room 626
New York, NY 10010
Tel. 212-242-4668 Ext. 6047

Institute for Israel and Jewish Studies, Columbia University
1180 Amsterdam Avenue
511 Fayerweather Hall, MC 2509
New York, New York 10027
Tel: 212-854-2581

Institute for the Study of Modern Israel, Emory University
Director: Prof. Kenneth W. Stein
1256 Briarcliff Road
Building A, Room 427N
Atlanta, Georgia 30306, USA
Tel: 404-727-2798
Fax: 404-727-2441

Israel Studies Collaborative, Schusterman Center for Jewish Studies, University of Texas at Austin
Director: Prof. Tatjana Lichtenstein
305 E 23rd St B3600
Austin TX 78712
Tel: 512-475-6178

Jewish and Israel Studies Program, University of North Texas
Director: Prof. Richard M. Golden
1155 Union Circle #305369
Denton, TX 76203-5017
Tel: 940-369-8926
Fax: 940-369-8163
Director: Prof. Richard M. Golden

Joseph and Alma Gildenhorn Institute for Israel Studies, University of Maryland
Director: Prof. Paul Scham,
4123 H. J. Patterson Hall
College Park, MD 20742-7415

Madar — The Palestinian Forum for Israeli Studies
Jaffa Street
P. O. Box 1959
Ramallah, Palestine
Tel: 970-2-2966201-4
Fax: 970-2-2966205

Modern Jewish and Israel Studies Program, BA Minor Program, California State University at Chico
Department Chair: Daniel Veidlinger
Office of International Programs
Tehama Hall 211
Chico, CA 95929, USA
Tel: 530-898- 4336

Schusterman Center for Israel Studies, Brandeis University
Director: Prof. Jonathan D. Sarna
Mailstop 060
Waltham, MA 02454, USA
Tel: 781-736-2166
Fax: 781-736-2070

The Helen Diller Institute for Jewish Law and Israel Studies, University of California Berkeley
Faculty director: Prof. Kenneth Bamberger,
Faculty director: Dr. Prof. Ron Hassner,
Executive director: Dr. Rebecca Golbert,
UC Berkeley School of Law
472, Boalt Hall, Berkeley CA 94720-7200
Tel: 510-643-0501

The Michael and Elaine Serling Institute for Jewish Studies and Modern Israel, Michigan State University
Director: Prof. Yael Aronoff,
619 Red Cedar Road
Room C-730 Wells Hall
East Lansing, MI 48824 USA
Phone: 517-432-3493

The Schwalb Center for Israel and Jewish Studies, University of Nebraska at Omaha
Director: Dr. Jeannette Gabriel

Arts and Science Hall 200
Omaha, NE 68182
Tel: 402-554-3175

The Taub Center for Israel Studies, New York University
Director: Prof. Ronald W. Zweig
14A Washington Mews, 2nd Floor
New York, NY 10003, USA
Tel: 212-992-9797
Fax: 212-995-4178

Younes and Soraya Nazarian Center for Israel Studies, University of California at Los Angeles
Director: Prof. Dov Waxman
10373 Bunche Hall
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1487, USA
Tel: 310-825-9972
Fax: 310-206-3555

American-Israeli Cooperative Enterprise
Prof. Mitchell Bard
2810 Blaine Drive
Chevy Chase, MD 20815, USA
Tel: 301-565-3918

Andrea and Charles Bronfman Chair of Israeli Studies, University of Toronto
Prof. Emanuel Adler
Dept. of Political Studies
University College, 15 King’s College Circle
Toronto ONT M5S 3H7, Canada
Tel: 416-978-8131

Crown Visiting Professor in Israel Studies, Northwestern University
Prof. Elie Rekhess
Crown Family Center for Jewish and Israel Studies
Northwestern University
Crowe 5-163, 1860 Campus Drive
Evanston, IL 60208

Israel Studies Lectureship, University of Manchester
Dr. Moshe Behar
Senior Lecturer in Israel/Palestine Studies
Department of Religions and Theology
Oxford Road
Manchester M13 9PL, UK
Tel: 0161-275-3614
Fax: 0161-275-3613

Michael and Elaine Serling and Friends Professor of Modern Israel Studies, Michigan State University
Prof. Yael Aronoff
James Madison College, Michigan State University
317 S. Case Hall
East Lansing, MI 48825-1025, USA
Tel: 517-884-1269

Meyerhoff Chair of Modern Israel Studies, University of Wisconsin
Prof. Nadav Shelef
University of Wisconsin
Department of Political Science
414 North Hall
Madison, WI 53706
Tel: 608-263-2280

Rabbi Joshua Stampfer Professor of Israel Studies, Portland State University
Prof. Nina Spiegel
Post Office Box 751
Portland, Oregon 97207-0751
phone: 503-725-3085

The Richard and Rhoda Goldman Chair in Israel Studies, San Francisco State University
Prof. Eran Kaplan
Department of Jewish Studies
1600 Holloway Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94132
Tel: 415-338-6075
Fax: 415-338-6080

Olamot Center, Indiana University
Director, Irit Dekel
Indiana University

Stanley Lewis Chair in Israel Studies, University of Oxford
Prof. Yaakov Yadgar
Middle East Program, School of Interdisciplinary Area Studies
12 Bevington Road
Oxford, OX2 6LH
United Kingdom
44 (0)1865-612859

University of London, School of Oriental and African Studies
Prof. Colin Shindler
Professor of Israeli Studies
Thornbaugh Street, Russell Square
London WC1H 0XG

Yosif Hayim Yerushalmi Chair of Israel and Jewish Studies, Columbia University
Prof. Inon Cohen
Institute for Jewish and Israeli Studies
615 Knox Hall – MC 9649
New York, NY 10027-6902
Tel: 212- 854- 5361

Yossi Harel Chair in Israel Studies, University of Sussex
Professor David Tal
Department of History
Art a a 134
Brighton BN1 9SH


Adva Center
Executive Director: Dr. Yuval Livnat
P. O. Box 36529
Tel Aviv 61364
Tel: 03-5608871
Fax: 03-5602205

Argov Center for the Study of Israel and the Jewish People, Bar-Ilan University
Director: Dr. Elisheva Rosman-Stollman
Department of Political Studies
Ramat Gan 52900
Tel: 03-5318157, 03-5318578
Fax: 03-5353307;

Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic Studies, Bar-Ilan University
Ramat Gan 52900
Tel: 03-535-9198, 03-531-8959
Fax: 03-535-9195

Ben-Gurion Research Institute For the Study of Israel & Zionism, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev
Director: Prof. Avi Bareli
Sede-Boqer 8499000
Midreshet Ben-Gurion, Israel
Tel: 08-6596936
Fax: 08-6596939

Center for the Study of Bedouin Society and Culture, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev
Director: Prof. Alean Al-Krenawi
Beer Sheva 84105
Tel: 08-6472859
Fax: 08-6461876

Center of International Communications and Policy, Bar-Ilan University
Head: Prof. Sam Lehman-Wilzig
Ramat Gan 52900
Tel: 03-5317061
Fax: 03-9234511;


Haim Herzog Institute for Communication, Society and Politics, Tel Aviv University
Director: Dr. Sandrine Boudana
Faculty of Social Science
Tel Aviv 69978
Tel: 03-6405862
Fax: 03-640-6545

Cherrick Center for the Study of Zionism, the Yishuv, and the State of Israel, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Director: Dr. Assaf Shelleg
Mount Scopus, Jerusalem 91905
Tel: 02-588-2867
Fax: 02-558-2986

The Leonard Davis Institute for International Relations, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Director: Prof.Galia Press-Barnathan
Mount Scopus, Jerusalem 91905
Tel.: 02-5882312
Fax: 02-5825534

Department of Israel Studies, University of Haifa
Director: Dr. Judith Bronstein
MA Program in Israel Studies
Har Hacarmel, Haifa 31905
Tel: 04-824-9414
Fax: 04-824-0959

The Maurice Falk Institute for Economic Research in Israel, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Director: Prof. Asaf Zussman
Department of Economics
Mount Scopus, Jerusalem 91905
Tel. 02-5883167
Fax: 02-5816071

Floersheimer Studies, The Institute of Urban and Regional Studies
Head: Prof. Eran Razin
9a Diskin St.
Jerusalem 96440
Tel: 02-5666243
Fax: 02-5666252

Heksherim Research Institute for Jewish & Israeli Literature & Culture, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev
Director: Prof. Yigal Schwartz
Beer Sheva 84105
Tel: 08-6477548

The Herzl Institute
Director: Rav Rafi Eis
Har Hacarmel, Haifa 31905
Tel: 04-8240851
Fax: 04-8249010

Hubert H. Humphrey Institute for Social and Cultural Research, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev
Director: Dr. Ronit Milano
P. O. B. 653
Beer-Sheva 84105
Tel: 07-6461112
Fax: 07-6472938

Institute for National Security Studies, Tel Aviv University
Executive Director: Professor (Emeritus) Manuel Trajtenberg
Ramat Aviv, Tel Aviv 69978
Tel: 03-640-0400
Fax: 03-744-7590

Israel Democracy Institute
President: Dr. Yohanan Plesner
4 Pinsker Street
Talbieh, Jerusalem 92228
Mailing address: POB 4702, Jerusalem 91046
Tel: 02-530-0888
Fax: 02-530-0837

Leonid Nevzlin Research Center for Russian and East European Jewry
Director: Prof. Eli Lederhendler
Mandel Institute of Jewish Studies, Faculty of Humanities
Mt. Scopus, Jerusalem 91905
Tel: 02-5881959

Israeli Center for Third-Sector Research
Director: Prof. Pierre Kletz
School of Management
Ben-Gurion University of the Negev
Tel: 972-8-6472323

Macro Center for Political Economics
Chair: Dr. Roby Nathanson
21 Pinsker Street, Entrance B, basement floor
Tel Aviv 63421, Israel
Tel: 03-5251057
Fax: 03-5251058

Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs
Director General: Jennifer Roskies
Beit Milken, 13 Tel Hai St.
Jerusalem 92107
Tel: 02-5619281
Fax: 02-5619112

MA in Israel Studies, Hebrew University
Academic Head: Prof. Menahem Blondheim
Tel: 02- 5883843

The Jerusalem Institute for Israel Studies
Director General: Imry Ben-Ami
Radak 20 Rehavia
Jerusalem 9218604
Tel: 02-5630175
Fax: 02-5639814

The Negev Center for Sustainability, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev
Director: Prof. Meidad Kissinger
POB 653 Beer Sheva 84105
Tel: 08-6461600

Peres Center for Peace & Innovation
Deputy Director General: Yardena Leal-Yablonka
2 Hashalom Rd., 4th Fl.
Tel Aviv 67892
Tel: 03-568-0680
Fax: 03-562-7265

Shalem College
3 Ha’askan Street
Jerusalem, 9378010
Tel: 02-560 5555

Taub Center for Social Policy Studies in Israel
President: Prof. Avi Weiss
Ha’ari 15
PO Box 3489
Jerusalem 91034
Tel: 02-567-1818
Fax: 02 -567-1919

The Harry Truman S. Research Institute for the Advancement of Peace, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Mt. Scopus, Jerusalem 91905

Yad Izhak Ben-Zvi Institute
14 Ibn Gabirol , POB 7660,
Jerusalem 9107601, Israel
Tel: 02-5398888
Fax: 02-5638310
Website (English) Website (Hebrew)

Yad Tabenkin, The Research and Documentation Center of the Kibbutz Movement
Ramat Efal 52960
Tel: 03-5344458
Fax: 03-5346376

The Yitzhak Rabin Center
26 Haim Levanon St.
P. O. B. 17538
Tel Aviv
Tel: 03-7453322
Fax: 03-7453355