Programs and Scholarships: Middlebury programs in Hebrew Language

 A reminder of the exciting opportunities The Middlebury School of Hebrew has to offer:
➢ The Seven-Week Program provides a rigorous immersion environment that encourages rapid mastery of Modern Hebrew grammar, and vocabulary.  There are a number of possible levels of study available to you, to be determined by a placement test and your previous experience with Hebrew.  For more information and to apply visit:
➢ The 3-week Lifelong Learners’ course combines a curriculum designed specifically for adult students with the rigorous immersion environment of the Middlebury Language Schools.  Our focus on the spoken language encourages rapid mastery of Modern Hebrew grammar and vocabulary.  Four levels of study are available. Placement is determined by a test and the individual’s experience with Hebrew.  For more information and to apply visit:
➢ The Masters Program allows both current and prospective teachers of Hebrew the opportunity to combine cultural immersion with superb pedagogical training. Two tracks provide MA students with a choice to study either for four summers at Middlebury’s Vermont campus or, in order to accelerate their training, four two summers at Middlebury plus two low-residency academic years.  You will find information about this opportunity to study under the most advanced pedagogy for teaching Hebrew language and culture at:
Please note that Financial Aid and Scholarships are available for these programs.  For more information, please visit:

Fellowships: Faculty, Post-Doctoral and Doctoral (Brandeis University)

Summer Institute for Israel Studies

Three-week fellowship preparing faculty in any discipline to teach about Israel.

The 2015 program opens with an intensive seminar at Brandeis from Monday, June 15 – Monday, June 29, followed by a study tour of Israel from Tuesday, June 30 – Thursday, July 9, 2015. Stipend of up to $2500, travel, accommodations and meals are included.

Doctoral Fellowships in Israel Studies at Brandeis University

Supporting doctoral students whose research focuses on Israel. Candidates must be accepted in Brandeis University graduate school programs of Near Eastern & Judaic Studies, History, Politics, Literature, Sociology or Middle East Studies. Full and partial fellowships of up to $24,000 are renewable, after review, for up to five years.

Post-doctoral Fellowship in Israel Studies

Supporting post-doctoral research in Israel Studies. Fellows teach one course per semester, give one or more public lectures and actively participate in the intellectual life of the Schusterman Center. Stipend of $52,500 plus research fund.

Summer Institute for Israel Studies: June 16 – 30, 2014 at Brandeis University & July 1 – 10, 2014 in Israel

A program of the Schusterman Center for Israel Studies at Brandeis University, the Summer Institute (SIIS) helps college & university professors design new courses on Israel. Over 200 faculty members from 180 universities worldwide have participated in SIIS since its inception in 2004. Faculty from the social sciences and humanities are invited to apply. Applications due by January 21, 2014.

Watch the video and learn more at:

SIIS Fellowships include:

•           Multidisciplinary seminars taught by world-class faculty from Israel and the U.S. exploring Israeli society, politics, culture, economics, diplomacy & more (Two weeks)

•           Israel study tour with leading personalities in public life, the academy and the arts (Nine days)

•           Travel, accommodations, and most meals at Brandeis and in Israel

•           Stipend of up to $2,500 for full course or $1,500 for Brandeis seminar only

•           Access to vast Israel Studies resources online and in Brandeis University library

•           Annual workshops and year-round webinars

•           Membership in an active, international community of Israel scholars with opportunities for networking and professional collaboration

Program: Tiyul B’Aretz


Imagine a road trip in Israel…for college credit. Tiyul B’Aretz is reinventing study abroad in Israel by giving students an educational experience that goes beyond the classroom walls.  On Tiyul B’Aretz there is no campus, no classrooms, no dorms or dining halls.  This is learning on the road.  Students spend the semester traveling to different regions and living in various communities, gaining a more hands-on and intimate experience of Israel than they ever could on a traditional study abroad program. On Tiyul B’Aretz, we’re taking the classroom on the road, using the land and people of Israel as our educational resources and guides.  One of our main goals is to create opportunities for students to see for themselves the relationship between the different religious, ethnic and social communities in Israel.

Tiyul B’Aretz is fully accredited by Lesley University in Cambridge, MA and a MASA-sponsored program.  We will be launching in Spring 2013.  For more details, visit our website at:

New Program: MA in Israel Studies, U Maryland

The University of Maryland’s Joseph and Rebecca Meyerhoff Center for Jewish Studies, in conjunction with the Joseph Gildenhorn Institute of Israel Studies, announce a new Master of Arts with an Israel Studies Concentration. In 2012, the MA degree will be through Jewish Studies; in subsequent years, other departments will be added. The program will be part of the Jack Kay Advanced Graduate Israel Studies program, and students will be eligible to receive Jack Kay Distinguished Graduate Fellowships.


Applications for the Master of Arts with an Israel Studies Concentration should be received by December 15, 2011. For further information on the MA in Jewish Studies, see

Program: A Minor in Israel Studies Now Available to UM students

A minor in Israel Studies is now available to UM students through the Gildenhorn Institute for Israel Studies. It requires 18 credits, is open to all UM undergraduates, and provides the opportunity to study the history, culture and political structure of Israel and its place within the Middle East.

For more information, please see the attached flyer, go to the institute’s website at, or contact Prof. Paul Scham.