Courses

The Berkeley Institute supports and coordinates undergraduate and graduate courses in Jewish and Israel studies in a range of disciplines accross the university.

2014-2015 Courses:

Fall 2014

Political Ecology of Israel and the Middle East (Geography 170) 
Miri Lavi Neeman, Director of Israel Studies Research, Berkeley Institute for Jewish Law and Israel Studies
Itay Fischhendler, Senior Lecturer of Geography, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem

History of Modern Israel (History 100M)
Yuval Ben-Bassat, Senior Lecturer of History of the Middle East, University of Haifa
Israel Institute Visiting Fellow

Jewish Nightlife: Poetry, Music and Ritual Performance from Renaissance Italy to Contemporary Israel (MUSIC 74/139)
Francesco Spagnolo,Curator, Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life, UC Berkeley
Yair Harel, Schusterman Artist-in-Residence, Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life, UC Berkeley

Spring 2015

Comparative Constitutional Law: The Case of Israel (Legal Studies 174)
Avishai Benish, Lecturer, The Paul Baerwald School of Social Work and Social Welfare, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem 

Jews, Christians, and Muslims in Ottoman Jerusalem and Palestine (History 100M)
Yuval Ben-Bassat, Senior Lecturer of History of the Middle East, University of Haifa
Israel Institute Visiting Fellow

Sociology of Israeli Society (Sociology 189)
Shira Offer, Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology and Anthropology, Bar-Ilan University

Transboundary Water Conflict Resolution: The Israeli-Arab Case (College of Natural Resources, Graduate Program)
Itay Fischhendler, Senior Lecturer of Geography, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem

2013-2014 Courses:

Contemporary Israeli Culture (NES 190)
Sharon Aronson-Lehavi, Senior Lecturer of Theatre and Performance Studies, Department of Comparative Literature, Bar Ilan University
Lisa and Douglas Goldman Visiting Israeli Professor, Berkeley Institute for Jewish Law and Israeli Law, Economy and Society

Freshman/Sophomore Seminar: Representations of the Holocaust in Theatre (THEATRE 39D)
Sharon Aronson-Lehavi, Senior Lecturer of Theatre and Performance Studies, Department of Comparative Literature, Bar Ilan University
Lisa and Douglas Goldman Visiting Israeli Professor, Berkeley Institute for Jewish Law and Israeli Law, Economy and Society

Music in Israel (MUSIC 74/139)
Francesco Spagnolo
Curator, Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life, UC Berkeley

Freshman/Sophomore Seminar: The Paradox of Survival: An Introduction to Modern Jewish Thought (JEWISH STUDIES 39H)
Eli Rosenblatt, Graduate Student in Modern Jewish History, UC Berkeley

Gender and Feminism in Modern Jewish Drama and Literature (COMP LIT 155)
Sharon Aronson-Lehavi, Senior Lecturer of Theatre and Performance Studies, Department of Comparative Literature, Bar Ilan University
Lisa and Douglas Goldman Visiting Israeli Professor, Berkeley Institute for Jewish Law and Israeli Law, Economy and Society

Holy Theatre: Medieval and Modern Paradigms (THEATRE, DANCE AND PERFORMANCE STUDIES 119/COMP LIT 170)
Sharon Aronson-Lehavi, Senior Lecturer of Theatre and Performance Studies, Department of Comparative Literature, Bar Ilan University
Lisa and Douglas Goldman Visiting Israeli Professor, Berkeley Institute for Jewish Law and Israeli Law, Economy and Society

Comparative Constitutional Law: The Case of Israel (LEGAL STUDIES 174)
Amnon Lehavi, Atara Kaufman Professor of Real Estate, Radzyner School of Law, Interdisciplinary Center (IDC) Herzliya
Rosalinde and Arthur Gilbert Foundation Visiting Professor of Israeli Law and Society, Berkeley Institute for Jewish Law and Israeli Law, Economy and Society

Jewish Law (LAW/ JEWISH STUDIES 120)
Kenneth Bamberger, Professor of Law, Berkeley Law
Faculty Director, Berkeley Institute for Jewish Law and Israeli Law, Economy and Society

2012-2013 Courses:

Modern Jewish Thought (Jewish Studies 120)
Leon Wiener Dow, Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Foundation Post-Doctoral Lecturer; Post-Doctoral Fellow in Jewish Law, Robbins Collection for Civil and Religious Law, Berkeley Law

History of Zionism (History 100.006)
Yaacov Yadgar, Lisa and Douglas Goldman Fund Visiting Israeli Professor

Undergraduate Seminar: Israeli Political Culture (PS 149Y)
Yaacov Yadgar, Lisa and Douglas Goldman Fund Visiting Israeli Professor

Jewish Liturgy (Music 179.3)
Francesco Spagnolo, Curator, Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life, UC Berkeley

Comparative Constitutional Law: Through the Israeli Lens (Legal Studies 190)
Barak Medina, Rosalinde and Arthur Gilbert Foundation Visiting Professor

Israeli Society through Cinema (Jewish Studies 120)
Leon Wiener Dow, Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Foundation Post-Doctoral Lecturer; Post-Doctoral Fellow in Jewish Law, Robbins Collection for Civil and Religious Law, Berkeley Law

Religion and Politics in Israel (Political Science 149F)
Yaacov Yadgar, Lisa and Douglas Goldman Fund Visiting Israeli Professor

Advanced Seminar: Religion and Politics (Political Science 223)
Yaacov Yadgar, Lisa and Douglas Goldman Fund Visiting Israeli Professor

2011-2012 Courses:

History of Israel (History 100.2)
Prof. John Efron, Department of History

The Israeli Experience – Explorations in Psychology of Identity (Psychology 168)
Prof. Nurit Novis-Deutsch, Goldman Visiting Israeli Professor, Berkeley Institute for Jewish Law and Israeli Law, Economy and Society  

Jewish Collective Identity and Memory (Jewish Studies 39E)
Prof. Nurit Novis-Deutsch, Goldman Visiting Israeli Professor, Berkeley Institute for Jewish Law and Israeli Law, Economy and Society

Comparative Constitutional Law: The Case of Israel (Legal Studies 190)
Dr. Daniella Beinisch, Gilbert Foundation Lecturer in Israeli Law and Society

The Music of Israel (Music 190)
Dr. Francesco Spagnolo, Curator, Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life

Psychology of Religion (Psychology 192)
Prof. Nurit Novis-Deutsch, Goldman Visiting Israeli Professor, Berkeley Institute for Jewish Law and Israeli Law, Economy and Society

Jewish Law in Comparative Perspective (Law 265.4)
Prof. Kenneth A. Bamberger, School of Law

2010-2011 Courses:

Jewish Law in Comparative Perspective: Comparative Visions of the Legal Enterprise (Law 265.4)
Prof. Kenneth A. Bamberger and David Kasher, School of Law

Democracy, Civil Liberties and National Security: Israel in Comparative Perspective (Legal Studies 190.7/Political Science 123H)
Prof. Menachem Hofnung, Herbert Samuel Professor of Political Science, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Inaugural Visiting Professor, Berkeley Institute for Jewish Law and Israeli Law, Economy and Society