Center for Israel Studies

Tel Aviv Review

The Tel Aviv Review @ Yeshiva University

The Tel Aviv Review is the premier podcast for in-depth, long-form interviews with scholars, writers and thinkers about their work and ideas that make up the debate in and about Israel.

Gilad Halpern, host of the Tel Aviv Review, will be on campus to record conversations with YU authors about their recent books! The interviews will be done in the context of ongoing classes at YU and will be broadcast over the coming months.

Tuesday, Feb. 25. 2020, at 1:00
In conversation with Jess Olson on Jewish Culture: A Quick Immersion 
Furst Hall 366

Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2020, at noon
In conversation with Rachel Mesch on Gender, Literature and Identity 
LOCATION: Revel Lounge, 3rd Floor, Furst Hall

Thursday, Feb. 27, 2020-- Event 1
A conversation with journalists Sivan Rahav-Meir and Avital Chizhik-Goldschmidt on Media and Religion: Israel and the Diaspora
LOCATION: Beren Campus, 215 Lexington, Gottesman Boardroom, at 10:30 a.m.
The 2020 Joseph and Faye Glatt Program on Israel and the Rule of Law

Thursday, Feb. 27, 2020--Event 2
A roundtable with authors Joseph Angel, Steven Fine, Jess Olson and Ronnie Perelis on Jewish Religious Architecture 
Revel Lounge, 3rd Floor, Furst Hall, at 4:30 p.m.

Thursday, Feb. 27, 2020--Event 3
In conversation with Ronnie Perelis on Narratives from the Sephardic Atlantic
Revel Lounge, 3rd Floor, Furst Hall, at 7 p.m.

A partnership of the YU Center for Israel Studies and the Rabbi Arthur Schneier Program for International Affairs 


International Conference

Rehabilitating a Biblical Foe

Sunday, November 17, 2019
Yeshiva University Museum
15 West 16th St, NYC - 9:30 am-5:30 pm
Registration Required

Co-sponsored by the Bernard Revel Graduate School of Jewish Studies.

Download the program


Led by Dr. Jill Katz (Sociology and Archaeology), we will again  participate in the archaeological excavations at biblical Gath. Our students will join an international team organized by Bar-Ilan University. 

The Leon Charney Fellowship for Archaeological Research is available to YU undergraduate and graduate students on a competitive basis. Fellowships are made possible by the Leon Charney Legacy Fund of the Center for Israel Studies.  Contact Dr. Katz for details.



The CIS is offering supplementary funding for YU faculty, professional staff, CIS Charney Fellows and graduate students who plan to present papers at the Association for Israel Studies conference at Kinneret College, June 24-26.  

With thanks to the Leon Charney Legacy Fund of the CIS, we will provide $1500-2000 (depending on need and availability of funds), beyond regular funding provided by your department or another source.  

In addition, we are planning a full day excursion to visit sites of mutual interest in the Kinneret region, and you are invited to join our YU student excavators at biblical Gath while in Israel.  All who will be in Israel are welcome to join our fieldtrip.  More specifics anon.

Please spread the word, and do be in touch soon if you are interested



YU Receives $1M Gift for Program on “Israel and the Rule of Law”

Bequest From Dr. Joseph and Faye Glatt Estate Will Support Innovative Programming at Center for Israel Studies

 Yeshiva University has received a bequest of $1 million from the Dr. Joseph and Faye Glatt Estate to create a new program housed in the Center for Israel Studies (CIS), titled The Joseph and Faye Glatt Program on “Israel and the Rule of Law.”

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