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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Spring 2015 Events

February 10, 2015

Professor Moshe Maor, "Regulating Israeli Higher Education"

February 25, 2015

Professor Rami Zeedan, "Ethnic Minorities and the Army: Implications for Inclusion"

March 11, 2015

Professor Arturo Marzano, "Radio Bari and Italy's Middle-Eastern Foreign Policy in the 1930s"

March 25, 2015

Professor Menachem Klein, "New Perspectives on Jewish-Arab Relations in Palestinian and Israeli Cities"

April 6, 2015

Professor Ori Yehudai, "'We Know Better Than You What is Good for You': Israel and Its Emigrants in the Early Years of the State"

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

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.

Schusterman-Taub Postdoctoral Fellowships
Two Schusterman-Taub Postdoctoral Fellows are appointed each year. The call for applications for the 2015-16 Academic year appointment will be posted in February 2015.

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.