The Center for the Study of Contemporary European Jewry at Tel Aviv University welcomes applications for its annual Identity Seminar. The Identity Seminar comprises three one-day study trips that will explore core historical, social, and cultural issues through visits to some of Israel’s most beautiful and interesting sites and meetings and discussions at those sites with leading scholars and public figures.

Among the issues addressed in the seminar: the tension between utopia and normalcy in Zionist thought; Biblical archeology; the role of the Holocaust in shaping contemporary Israeli society; Israel-Diaspora relations; the Christian communities of Israel; and the identity challenges of Arab-Israelis.

Along with lectures and discussions, the three study trips will include visits to Kibbutz Lohamei HaGetaot, the Dead Sea, the Sea of Galilee and Gan Hashlosha, the communities of the Ultra-Orthodox in Jerusalem and the Black Hebrew Israelites in Dimona, and several exciting archeological and religious sites.

The day-trips will take place on Sundays from 09:00 to 20:00. The scheduled dates for the seminar are May 1, May 29, and June 12.

Applications are open to TAU international students with public leadership potential at all levels, of all faiths, and of all nationalities.

Lectures, discussions, and instruction will be in English.

Participants will be awarded a letter of documentation. Participation is free of charge.

Applications (including a short CV and contact details) should be sent to Dr. Giovanni Quer, the Kantor Center’s Project Manager, by March 11, 2022:

The Center will accept up to 14 applicants.