The Taub Center for Israel Studies

[Intro in Hebrew]

The Taub Center for Israel Studies was established in 2003 with the support of the Henry and Marilyn Taub Foundation, to advance the study of Modern Israel: its recent history, society and politics, together with the history of the Zionist movement and the Yishuv.

NYU's pre-eminent position as a center of instruction and scholarship in Jewish history and thought, Hebrew language and literature, and Middle East Studies provides a natural setting for the development of Israel Studies. The Center is a part of the Skirball Department of Hebrew and Judaic Studies at NYU’s Faculty of Arts and Science, which offers a range of undergraduate and graduate courses on Israeli history and society. 

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Fall 2015 Events

September 20, 2015

Alexandrian Summer, Book Event and Film Screening

October 14, 2015

Dr. Irit Keynan, "Psychological War, Trauma and Society - Like a Hidden Wound"

October 15, 2015

"Arabic Movie", Screening and Discussion

October 20, 2015

Prof. Miriam Eliav-Feldon, "Utopia in Zion: Imaginary Jewish Societies, 1870-1902"

October 26, 2015

Ambassador Itamar Rabinovich, "The Assassination of Yitzhak Rabin 20 Years Later: Rabinovich on Writing Rabin's Biography"

November 5, 2015 - CANCELLED

Prof. Yali Hashash, "Mizrahi Feminisms at the Beginning of the 20th Century"

November 10, 2015

"Partner with the Enemy," Screening and Discussion as part of Other Israel Film Festival

December 1, 2015
"Precious Life," Screening and Discussion with Shlomi Eldar
December 8, 2015
Dov Weisglass, "The Gaza Withdrawal after Ten Years: Intentions and Outcomes"

For a full list of Taub Center and Skirball Department events please visit the Calendar

Check out videos and summaries from our Spring 2015 Conference on American Jews and Israel

Doctoral Fellowships in Israel Studies
Up to two new doctoral fellows a year are accepted with full scholarship under the supervision of prominent NYU faculty members. Interested students should write directly to Prof. Ronald Zweig ( for additional information. For the full application and information on the application procedures, please visit the Hebrew and Judaic Studies Graduate Admission Page.

Israel Institute and Taub Postdoctoral Fellowships
One Israel Institute and one Taub Postdoctoral Fellow may be appointed for up to two years at NYU. For more information, visit the Postdoctoral Fellowships Page.

Speakers Program
Visiting scholars from Israel, the US and elsewhere present lectures on campus relating to aspects of Israeli history, society and politics. These lectures are open to the public.

Graduate Workshop in Israel Studies
Bringing together graduate students from the major universities in the tri-state region, to discuss papers by Israel Studies scholars, and advanced doctoral students, in an informal setting. Meets two to three times each semester.

These and more, constitute the building blocks required to establish and maintain Israel Studies for the future, with the aim of creating scholarly leadership and encouraging the development of the field of Israel Studies in North America.

Learn more about NYU's graduate programs and academic resources in Jewish Studies here.