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Conferences and Exhibitions

Center for Israel Studies

International Conferences

Upcoming

Yahdutenu: The Story of Ethiopian Jewry and their Heritage

A joint project on Ethiopian Jewry, cosponsored by the Center for Israel Studies and the Rabbi Arthur Schneier Center for International Affairs. 

Yahdutenu- A joint project on Ethiopian Jewry, cosponsored by Center for Israel Studies and the Schneier Center.

Past Events 

Land and spirituality in rabbinic literature flyer

Cosponsored by:The Bernard Revel Graduate School of Jewish Studies,   GPATS: The Graduate Program In Advanced Talmudic Studies For Women, YU Israel.

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On October 31, 2016 the Yeshiva University Center for Israel Studies hosted a conference on the works and influence of Nobel Prize-winning Israeli author S.Y. Agnon in commemoration of the 50th anniversary of his award.

The lectures situate Agnon’s work in the context of his birthplace in Buchach, his adopted home in Jerusalem during the British mandate and early Israel, and the literary culture of his time.

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Dalia Rabin, daughter of Yitzhak Rabin, speaks at the YU Center of Israel Studies’ 2015 Conference, Yitzhak Rabin, ל"ז: Twenty Years After
November 1st, 2015






Israel in Time and Space: An Interdisciplinary Graduate Student Conference in Israel Studies. YU WIlf Campus, May, 2013

Israel in time and space flyer

 


Religious Zionism: A Yom Iyyun Honoring Professors Bernard Rosensweig and Saul Roth. YU Wilf Campus, April, 2012.

Religious zionism in America flyer

Folktales of Israel: A Festival Honoring Professor Peninnah Schram. With YU Museum and Stern College for Women. YU Museum, November, 2011.

Folktales of Israel flyer

Talmuda De'Eretz Yisrael: Archaeology and the Rabbis in Late Antiquity. Organizers: Steven Fine (Jewish History), Aaron Koller (Bible). With YU Museum. YU Museum and Wilf Campus, March 2011. 

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Talmuda de-Eretz Yisrael flyer

Torah and Science Conference. With Bar Ilan University and Machon Lev. Apr 2009, 2010, 2011.

Israel and Iran:  From Cyrus the Great to the Islamic Republic. With the Schneir Center for International Affairs, Yeshiva University. Organizer: Daniel Tsadik.  YU Museum, September, 2010.

Israel and Iran flyer

National Association of Professors of HebrewAnnual Meeting at YU, July 2010. Co-sponsored with Stern College , Chair: Tzefirah Cohen, Stern College . 

Zionism on the Jewish Street: Geography and Nationalism at the Turn of the 20th Century. With YU Museum. Companion web exhibition sponsored by the Center for Online Judaic Studies. YU Museum and Wilf Campus, March, 2010.

Zionism Poster


US-Israel Relations in the Era of Obama and Netanyahu. With the Began-Sadat Center , Bar Ilan University and American Friends of BIU. Organizers:  R. Bevan, E. Resnick.  YU Museum, Sept, 15, 2009.

U.S. and Israel Poster


Israel and India: A Relationship Comes of Age. VIP reception at the Indian consulate, associated exhibition on the Jews of India at YU Museum. With the YU Institute for Public Health and YU Museum. YU Museum, March 30, 2009.

Israel and India


Jews and Power in the 20th Century. With the Schottenstein Honor’s Program and the Schneier Center for International Affairs, Yeshiva University.  Primary faculty advisers: S. Fine, R. Bevan. YU Wilf Campus, Spring, 2009.

The Temple of Jerusalem: From Moses to the Messiah. With YU Museum. Organizer: Steven Fine. YU Museum and Wilf Campus, May, 2008.

Temple Poster

Museum Exhibitions

Exhibitions are an important way of bringing YU scholarship to a wide audience. The CIS has co-sponsored a wide array of  exhibitions and is involved in outside projects at major  institutions in New York and beyond:

The Samaritans: A Biblical People will open at  Museum of the Bible, Fall 2022 and at Bibelhaus Erlebnis Museum in Frankfurt, Germany, Spring 2023. 

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Past exhibitions:

The Arch of Titus: From Jerusalem to Rome and Back,  YU Museum, 2017-2018.  

The CIS collaborated on Byzantium and Islam: Age of Transition, 600-900, a major exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in March to July 2012.  We were co-sponsors to the exhibition symposium.

Imagining the Temple: The Models of Leen Ritmeyer - Exhibition at YU Museum. Curators: Rhoda Seidenberg (YU Museum), Steven Fine (Jewish History). Spring, 2008.

Center for Israel Studies Imagining the Temple conference

From Malabar and Beyond: The Jews of India - Exhibition at YU Museum. In conjunction with CIS conference, Israel and India: A Relationship Comes of Age. Curator: Rhoda Seidenberg (YU Museum). Fall, 2009.

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