The Center is sponsoring 5 courses this Spring Quarter, all of which count towards the Israel Studies minor & other diverse degrees
Center sponsoring Israel's famed Batsheva dance company's performance at UCLA March 15-16. Discount tickets available.
Acclaimed Israeli author Amos Oz, recipient of the Center's 2015 UCLA Israel Studies Award, passes away at 79


"Venezuela" - Batsheva Dance Company Performance
Sponsored Program at the Center for the Art of Performance
Friday, March 15, 2019
8:00 PM
Undergraduate Scholars Conference in Israel Studies
Israel – Between East and West
Sunday, June 2, 2019


Former Foreign Minister addresses ethnic nationalism in Israel and beyond

In the Center-sponsored talk, Visiting Professor Shlomo Ben-Ami assessed the resurgence of ethnic nationalism in Israel as well as around the globe as a reaction to the perceived failures of the liberal order.

In search of the Israeli Bob Dylan

Professor Uri Dorchin's article in UCLA's Jewish newsmagazine "Ha'am" examines the seeming indifference to political conditions among Israeli musicians.

UCLA's head of technology transfer discusses process in Israel and US

The "Daily Bruin" covered the recent Center-sponsored talk with UCLA's Amir Naiberg, who compared the journey campus-driven innovations take to the market in both the US and Israel and the entrepreneurial networks supporting innovation on campuses in both countries.

Zionism: A brief guide in perplexity

In his contribution to UCLA's Jewish newsmagazine, "Ha'am," Professor Daniel Stein Kokin examines two understandings of Zionism and explores whether the intepretation that supports the nationalization and territorialization of Judaism is consonant with or at odds with traditional Judaism.


Postdoc presents at Association for Jewish Studies conference

Dr. Omri Asscher presented on a component of his research at the AJS's annual conference held in Boston, MA on Tuesday. "Moral Dilemmas: Negotiating Jewish-American Critique in Israeli Literary Discourse" examined the Israeli reception of works by Jewish-American writers and how Israeli critics dealt with unflattering portrayals of Israeli ethics and values.

Thursday, December 20, 2018

Visiting professor shares insights on development of Israeli music with community

In an invited lecture at the Merage Jewish Community Center of Orange County titled "Found in Translation? Foreign Songs and the Creation of Israeli Musical Culture," Visiting Assistant Professor Daniel Stein Kokin spoke examined the role of foreign music in creating a uniquely Israeli musical culture.

Friday, November 30, 2018


Center-sponsored Spring courses cover diverse subjects
The five courses are hosted in three departments across campus and cover topics ranging from dance to Israel's foreign relations. These courses all can count towards the Israel Studies minor as well as a number of different degrees.

Center welcomes former Israeli Foreign Minister as visiting professor
Tel Aviv University Professor Emeritus Shlomo Ben-Ami will be hosted by the Center during Winter Quarter. During his time at UCLA, Prof. Ben-Ami will teach a course on conflict and conflict resolution as well as give a public talk on "The Rise of Ethnic Nationalism" in February.

Center organizing 2nd undergraduate conference
Following up on last year's success, the Center will host its 2nd Undergraduate Scholars Conference in Israel Studies in June. Students from UCLA and beyond will present at the conference, the theme of which is "Israel - Between East and West."