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CIS Funding to Attend the Association for Israel Studies Conference

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


Save the Date!


Avirat Eretz Israel Mahkimah:

Land and Spirituality in Rabbinic Literature


A day in memory of Professor Yaakov Elman ז"ל
Sunday March 3, 2019, Belfer Hall 217, Wilf Campus, Yeshiva University, 2525 Amsterdam Avenue, 9:00 AM-5:00 PM
Chair: Shana Strauch Schick
Speakers include:
Barak Cohen, Bar Ilan University, CIS Charney Visiting Scholar
Steven Fine, YU
Alyssa Gray, Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion
Richard Hidary, YU
Laura Lieber, Duke University
Shana Strauch Schick, YU
Shai Secunda, Bard College
Michal Bar-Asher Siegal, Ben Gurion University
Yael Wilfand, Open University of Israel
Session Chairs:
Naomi Grunhaus, YU; Ezra Schwartz, YU,  David Lavinsky, YU
Made possible by the Joseph and Faye Glatt Program of the Center for Israel Studies
Cosponsored by the Bernard Revel Graduate School of Jewish Studies
Stay tuned for registration and other information about this conference.
All are welcome!

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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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