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Israel's Minister of Diaspora Affairs Omer Yankelevich with representatives from Herzog College in Israel at the signing ceremony of a two-year project to foster a global educational and professional network, June 2021. Credit: Courtesy.

Israel to fund global Jewish education network, led by Herzog College

Herzog College has been selected to partner with Israel’s Diaspora Affairs Ministry in launching one of its flagship international projects. For the first time, there will be one organization liaising with Jewish schools throughout...
Boalt Hall at the University of California Berkeley Law School, which features a quotation from U.S. Supreme Court Justice Benjamin N. Cardozo in raised lettering. The law school's present facilities were first constructed in 1951. Credit: Art Anderson via Wikimedia Commons.

$10 million gift from Helen Diller Foundation marks new name for Berkeley institute

The University of California, Berkeley announced a $10 million endowment gift from the Helen Diller Foundation to help ensure a lasting legacy for its Institute for Jewish Law and Israel Studies. In recognition of this...
Professor Edward Alexander. Credit: University of Washington.

A personal remembrance of Edward Alexander

Shortly after the 1973 Yom Kippur War, a small group of Jewish students at the University of Washington in Seattle decided that they needed to be more active in educating the campus about Israel’s...
A view of Tulane University. Credit: Wikimedia Commons.

Tulane University’s Jewish-studies department receives anonymous $2 million gift

The department of Jewish studies at Tulane University in New Orleans received an anonymous $2 million gift that will be used to establish a chair for the Contemporary Jewish Life Endowed Fund, the university announced on...
Professor Verad Noam. Credit: Tel Aviv University.

Tel Aviv professor becomes first woman to receive Israel Prize in Talmudic studies

Professor Vered Noam, head of the Chaim Rosenberg School of Jewish Studies and Archaeology at Tel Aviv University, has become the first woman to be awarded the annual Israel Prize for Talmudic studies, it was announced...