Berkeley Institute for Jewish Law and Israel Studies

The Berkeley Institute houses two core programs, the Berkeley Program on Israel Studies, a nationally-recognized initiative for the study of Israel, and the Berkeley Program on Jewish Law, Thought and Identity, the only program of its type in the western United States.


STUDY ABROAD IN ISRAEL

Gain first-hand knowledge, connections, and international work experience through an academic internship in Israel. You can broaden your view of Israel and the Middle East with a Global Internship in Israel focused on Social Change. For more information on this opportunity on the Berkeley Study Abroad website, click here.


Berkeley Institute in the News

Feminist icon Rachel Adler on #MeToo and Jewish law

BY DAN PINE | FEBRUARY 25, 2019

Early in her lecture last week in Berkeley, theologian and feminist icon Rachel Adler brought up the #MeToo movement, but she quickly narrowed the focus to the #GamAni movement (Hebrew for MeToo). Her target? The long-standing male supremacy embedded in Jewish texts.

“My task,” said the professor of modern Jewish thought and gender at Hebrew Union College in Los Angeles, “is to problematize certain halachic categories.” Click here to read more!


Key Funders Invest in the UC Berkeley Institute for Jewish Law and Israel Studies

January 25, 2019 (eJP)

The Institute for Jewish Law and Israel Studies at UC Berkeley has received a $1 million matching grant from The Rosalinde and Arthur Gilbert Foundation of Los Angeles, with the goal of meeting a $10 million endowment by 2024.

The Institute also received grants totaling nearly $2 million from the Koret Foundation and the Jim Joseph Foundation in partial support of the Institute’s operations as it raises this endowment. Click here to read more!



 

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