Learn. Explore. Immerse yourself in Israel and Jewish Studies.

The Institute for Israel and Jewish Studies is Columbia University’s center for the academic study and discussion of Jewish life, history, and culture. Explore the length, breadth, and diversity of the Jewish experience with IIJS.


Teaching and training the next generation of students in the field, from expansive course offerings in the classroom to programs both on campus and abroad, and engaging students with new media technologies to explore.


Growing our faculty to increase scholarship, teaching, public conversations, and student training, while also supporting faculty and graduate students doing investigative academic research.


Creating a vibrant and multi-dimensional public profile for intellectual conversation about Jewish and Israel studies for the broader Columbia community, from academic daytime lectures to Israeli film screenings and more.