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The Schwalb Center for Israel & Jewish Studies

  • Join us for a hybrid virtual/luncheon discussion and book signing where Dr. Alla Shapiro will discuss her experiences as a stateless refugee in Rome fleeing the Soviet Union after Chernobyl, May 12. Registration Required

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  • "Saving the Holy Middle Ground: Reimagining the Future of Conservative Judaism" was presented by UNO senior Tristan Newman on March 29 at 7:00 PM. View this presentation at the link below.

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  • The 2022 Sokolof Lecture, “Three Model Blood Libels About Israel: Vaccines, Evictions, and Apartheid,” Presented by Prof. Eugene Kontorovich, Antonin Scalia School of Law, and Director, Center for International Law in the Middle East at George Mason University.

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  • Iranian Jews In The Diaspora: The Making of Jewish "Tehr Angeles" Persian Dinner & Lecture. Registration Required

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  • Jewish Histories Of Iran: Transforming Communities in Times of Upheaval and Revolution with Dr. Lior Sternfeld

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  • See all upcoming events and watch recordings of previous Schwalb Center virtual events.

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The Natan & Hannah Schwalb Center for Israel & Jewish Studies

Bringing the Richness of a Great World Culture to the Heartland


Established in 2009, The Natan & Hannah Schwalb Center for Israel & Jewish studies’ mission is to create, coordinate, and promote interdisciplinary programming focused on teaching and scholarship in: Israel Studies, Jewish Studies, and the history, politics, cultures and societies of the Middle East.

Our primary goal is to expand knowledge about Israel, Judaism, and the Middle East on the university campus and beyond, while promoting and facilitating collaborative scholarship with institutions in Israel and around the world.  Our operational values are excellence, collaboration, diversity, critical thinking, and academic independence.