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Brandeis Resources

In addition to Hillel’s programs and activities, the Brandeis campus has extensive opportunities for Jewish learning and research, and rich faculty and staff resources in the fields of Jewish studies, Middle East studies, Israel studies, women’s and gender studies, Jewish education, Hebrew language and literature, and professional education.

The Brandeis University-Middlebury School of Hebrew, a summer school Hebrew immersion program at Middlebury College in Vermont.

The Brandeis University/Middlebury Program in Israel at Ben-Gurion University in Beer Sheva is the first, and only, full Hebrew language immersion program in Israel.  In addition to Hebrew instruction and courses in an array of disciplines, the program offers a range of internship/volunteer opportunities.

The Crown Center for Middle East Studies is committed to a balanced and dispassionate approach to the Middle East producing high-quality scholarship to apply to everyday issues that affect the contemporary Middle East.

DeLeT is the Jewish day school concentration of the Master of Arts in Teaching program at Brandeis University.

The Department of Near Eastern and Judaic Studies (NEJS) offers a variety of degrees at the undergraduate (major and minor), master’s (independent and jointly with other programs), and doctoral levels.

The Hadassah-Brandeis Institute develops fresh ways of thinking about Jews and gender worldwide by producing and promoting scholarly research and artistic projects.

The Hebrew Language and Literature Program enables students to function in the Hebrew language at all levels and in all skills with a special emphasis in addressing the personal needs of each student.

The Hornstein Jewish Professional Leadership Program trains graduate students to meet the challenges of a fast-changing Jewish community. It offers students top-quality scholarship, intensive professional training and carefully selected field experiences in three graduate-level dual-degree programs.

The Institute for Informal Jewish Education supports Jewish educators in creating meaningful Jewish experiences.

The Interfaith Chaplaincy includes Jewish, Christian, and Muslim chaplains who welcome students of all faiths. The Jewish Chaplain at Brandeis is Rabbi Elyse Winick ’86 a former member of Hillel’s staff, whose rabbinic ordination is from the Jewish Theological Seminary. Brandeis encourages and supports all expressions of spiritual and religious life on campus.The university’s three chapels — the Berlin Chapel (Jewish), the Bethlehem Chapel (Catholic) and the Harlan Chapel (Protestant) — serve as the focal point of spiritual and religious activity on campus. In addition, a Muslim prayer room and resource center are located in the Usdan Student Center.

The Mandel Center for Studies in Jewish Education generates new knowledge and ideas and designs tools and frameworks that are changing the work of Jewish educators and shaping discourse in the field of Jewish education.

The Maurice and Marilyn Cohen Center for Modern Jewish Studies is a multi-disciplinary research center dedicated to bringing the concepts, theories, and techniques of social science to bear on the study of contemporary Jewish life.

The National Center for Jewish Film is a major distributor of Jewish-content films and represents the work of 150 independent filmmakers from around the world. In all, more than 300 films–restored classics and contemporary independent films–are available for public exhibition and DVD purchase.

The Schusterman Center for Israel Studies is dedicated to promoting exemplary teaching and scholarship in Israeli history, politics, culture, and society at Brandeis University and beyond.

The Steinhardt Social Research Institute is dedicated to providing unbiased, high quality data about contemporary Jewry.

The Tauber Institute for the Study of European Jewry is devoted to the study of modern European Jewish history, thought, culture and society, with a special interest in studying the Holocaust and its aftermath within the context of modern European intellectual, political and social history.