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Welcome to the Azrieli Institute of Israel Studies


Welcome to the Azrieli Institute of Israel Studies, a multi-disciplinary research centre dedicated to the study of Israel in all its facets. Created in 2011, the Institute brings together faculty, researchers and students who share a common passion and dedication to the study of Israel across many fields, including archaeology, history, religion, political science, economics, art, literature, anthropology and sociology.

Featured in the above photo montage are (From left to right (top to bottom)): Ira Robinson, Bina Freiwald, Csaba Nikolenyi, Brian Lewis, Yael S. Feldman, Norma Joseph, Jonathan Rynhold, Karen Lee Bar-Sinai, Dvora Blum, Karin Amit, Mordecai Inbari, Smadar Sheffi, and Alexander Yakobson.  For information regarding our upcoming event, please click here.


The creation of the Azrieli Institute of Israel Studies exemplifies Concordia University’s commitment to excellence in teaching and to enhancing the University’s research capacity to ensure a strong and solid foundation for life-long learning.  If you’re a student wanting to explore courses in Israel studies, a researcher in search of funding for a conference and field research or simply want to learn more about Israel, the Azrieli Institute can provide support and guidance.

We invite you to visit the pages of our website to learn more about the Azrieli Institute of Israel Studies.

Norma Joseph
Associate Director

514-848-2424  ext. 8817

Csaba Nikolenyi
Political Science

514-848-2424  ext. 8722


New funding opportunity: The Ruth and David Steinberg Prize for Hebrew Language Studies.  For more information, click here.

The Azrieli Institute of Israel Studies is proud to be the host of the Association for Israel Studies' annual meeting in June 2015.  For information regarding this coming year's meeting, please click here.

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